Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 25 - 29, 2014

26] 17th Annual June Survivors' Week – June 25
27] "Retrospective Illusions? Nuclear Lessons from French Memory" – June 25
28] Re:Imagining Our Stories with Center for Story-Based Strategy – June 25
29] See a screening of "Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition – June 25
30] Hear Jon Gnarr, the anarchist mayor of Reykjavík – June 25
31] "Toward a Comprehensive, Effective Nuclear Deal with Iran?" – June 26

26] – On Wed., June 25 from 8:30 AM through Sun., June 29 at 10 PM, celebrate the 17th Annual June Survivors' Week. The theme is "Building Bridges Together." During the week we will have different workshops, a human rights training, a Congressional visit, a 12 hours vigil in front of the White House and a hearing at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Survivors and prominent human rights experts will speak at workshops and at the Tom Lantos Commission. Go to

TASSC, the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition, is holding its 17th Annual June Survivors’ Week June 25 to 29. With the theme “Building Bridges Together,” the week includes an education day on Wed., June 25 and a White House vigil on Sat., June 28. Contact TASSC at or 202-529-2991.

27] – On Wed., June 25 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Benot Pelopidas, University of Bristol, and Garret Martin, European Institute, will address "Retrospective Illusions? Nuclear Lessons from French Memory" at the Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP

28] – At Bread for the City, SE Center, 1640 Good Hope Rd. on Wed., June 25 from noon to 2 PM, join Bread for the City, Healthy Affordable Food for All, DC Place Matters & Service to Justice for the first workshop in a three part series called: Re:Imagining Our Stories with Center for Story-Based Strategy. Certificates will be given for attendance at all three trainings. Contact Joni at 202-553-7248 or

29] – On Wed., June 25 at 7:30 PM, see a screening of "Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition" at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661. "Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency. The last time we exposed the Koch Brothers' dealings to the world we here at Brave New Films wound up in their crosshairs. They produced online ad campaigns attacking us, but, it takes more than a banner ad to slow us down.

We've reissued Koch Brothers Exposed in an updated version, Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition, to shine a light on them. We've delved even deeper into where their money is going, who their money is hurting, and how much they are making during this whole process leading up to the 2014 Elections."

Screenings at the BES Ironweed Film Club are free and open to the public. Donations are requested for refreshments. The Club meets at 7:30 PM on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Emil Volcheck at

30] – Jon Gnarr, the anarchist mayor of Reykjavík, presents "Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World" on Wed., June 25 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. The memoir of the retiring mayor of Iceland's largest city will be sold. Gnarr founded Iceland’s “Best Party” in 2009, in the wake of the country’s economic collapse, to satirize his country’s political system. He campaigned, and won, on a platform of free towels for public pools, a polar bear for the zoo, and a drug-free Parliament “by 2020.” Call 443-602-7585. Go to

31] – On Thurs., June 26 from 10 AM to noon, Daryl Kimball, Greg Thielmann and Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association, and Frank von Hippel, Princeton University, take on "Toward a Comprehensive, Effective Nuclear Deal with Iran?" The discussion is sponsored by the Arms Control Association, and will take place at Carnegie Endowment, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

To be continued.

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

"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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