Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vigil on Tax Day at 33rd & Charles Sts. in Baltimore

As part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, find out about the Jet That Ate the Pentagon on Tues., Apr. 15 from 4:45 to 7 PM at Veterans Park, Bethesda at the intersection of Woodmont and Norfolk. The street theatre will bring attention to the need to cut Pentagon spending and instead fund jobs, community services, and carbon-free energy. The group plans on “flying” a mock F-35 that will fall apart. The F-35 is the poster child for wasteful Pentagon spending: during its life, it is projected to cost $1.5 trillion, which is more than the combined spending on the Korean and Vietnam Wars (in inflation-adjusted dollars)—and it doesn’t even work. Contact Jean Athey at jlathey@hprg.com or 301.570.0923.

Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 34th & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Apr. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. This Tuesday, the vigil will be part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

Dear Max,

Tax Day is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS.) On every continent, peace and disarmament, sustainable development groups will hold events.

In 65 locations across the US, activities, forums and vigils will be held to raise the call to Move the Money from wars and weapons to fund jobs, public services and transition jobs in defense industries to green sustainable manufacturing.

Join the global action by calling Congress 202-224-3121
Tell your Senator and Representative: Cut $100 billion over ten years wasted on nuclear weapons. Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the SANE Act, S. 2070 and your Representative to cosponsor the REIN IN Act, H. R. 4107.

MA Senator Ed Markey introduced Senate bill S. 2070, the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act. OR Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced a companion bill in the House, H.R.4107, the Reduce Expenditures in Nuclear Infrastructure Now (REIN-IN) Act.

Join the Tax Day/GDAMS actions on social media: Sign onto the Thunderclap asking Congress to eliminate the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), also known as the Pentagon” slush fund.” It is a simple one step action that can reach tens of thousands. Just click on this link.

Power to the peaceful,

Judith Le Blanc
Field Director

PS: Join an event in your area. US Tax Day/GDAMS sponsored by: Alliance for Global Justice, American Friends Service Committee, CODEPINK, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Foreign Policy in Focus, Friends Committee on National Legislation, National Priorities Project, National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, United for Peace and Justice, USAction, US Labor Against the War, War Resisters League, Women’s Action for New Directions & Women’s Legislators.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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