Thursday, September 18, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2014

28] Military budget in 2014 – Jan. 30
29] The future of CCNV – Jan. 30
30] "Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice" – Jan. 30
31] Autonomist Marxists at Red Emma’s – Jan. 30
32] Justice in Palestine/Israel – Jan. 31
33] Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers – Jan. 31
34] Silent peace vigil – Jan. 31
35] Radical Roots of Statehood – Jan. 31
36] Film 12 O'CLOCK BOYS – Jan. 31
37] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 31
38] Olney Peace vigil – Feb. 1
39] West Chester, PA demo – Feb. 1
40] Silent vigil at Capitol – Feb. 1
41] Housing for All rally – Feb. 1
42] Enjoy Free Farm food – Feb. 1


28] – On Thurs., Jan. 30 from noon to 1:30 PM, Russell Rumbaugh, Stimson Center, will speak about the "Defense [sic] Budget in 2014" at the American Security Project, Seventh Floor, 1100 New York Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

29] – The Community for Creative Nonviolence will have a Task Force Meeting on Thurs., Jan. 30 at 2 PM at Clean And Sober Sts,, 425 2nd St. NW, in Room 2-North. The Task Force was convened by CM Graham to discuss the future of CCNV and its 1,350 residents. It has a 6-month mandate from October 2013 to April 2014 with the possibility for a 3-month extension. At its dissolution, the task force must have issued a list of recommendations for the mayor and council concerning what should be done with the property and the people. Contact Malcolm Cameron at 202.724.8191 or

30] – On Thurs., Jan. 30 at 6:30 PM, Susan Carle discusses her book "Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice" at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC [14th & V Sts.]. Call 202-387-7638.

31] – On Thurs., Jan. 30 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's, Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis will engage in a discussion. They are autonomist Marxists. She is a feminist author and agitator who will discuss her latest book, “Revolution at Point Zero (2012),” and he will talk about his new work: “In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and Value (2013).
32] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

33] – Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers--Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention! No More Torture! No More War! Join the vigil on Fri., Jan. 31 from noon to 1 PM at the White House-North side on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The vigil is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and Witness Against Torture. Visit

34] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Jan. 31 from 5 to 6 PM outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, will remind us that War Is Not the Answer. Stop bullying.

35] – The Radical Roots of Statehood: Self-determination and taking place on Fri., Jan. 31 at 7 PM at 617 Florida Ave. NW. Use the Shaw/Howard University Metro. For decades, D.C. has had powerful movements demanding "Free DC! Statehood Now!" The spirit of the statehood movement has its roots in radical movements fighting for self-determination, justice and equality. Come hear about this history and the need to keep up the struggle for D.C. statehood. Go to Contact PSL D.C. at or 202-234-2828.

36] – See the film 12 O'CLOCK BOYS on Fri., Jan. 31 at 7:30 PM at MICA’s Brown Center, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mt. Royal St. There will be a Q&A with director Lotfy Nathan after the show. A ticket costs $10.50. There will be special guests. You won't want to miss this riveting documentary about Baltimore's dirt bike riders!

The 12 O'CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore - popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic, the group impressively evades the hamstrung police. In Lotfy Nathan's wild, dynamic documentary (three years in the making), their stunning antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug - a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.

37] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Jan. 31. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

38] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Feb. 1. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

39] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

40] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Feb. 1. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

41] – There is a Housing for All NOW Rally on Sat., Feb. 1 from 1 to 4 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. We need Housing For All! D.C. must invest in the programs that ensure no one is homeless, rent is affordable, people are not displaced and homeownership is possible. Stand with us.

Program will include winners of 2014 Housing For All Writing Competition, resident testimony, and comments and Q&A with elected officials. Use the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro. Spanish interpretation provided. This is sponsored by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development's Housing For All Campaign. Contact Elizabeth Falcon, campaign organizer, at 202-745-0902 x205 or

42] – Enjoy the Baltimore Free Farm Fancy Dinner, hosted by the Baltimore Free Farm, on Sat., Feb. 1 from 6 to 10 PM at 3510 Ash St. There will be an offering a variety of foods, vegan option, and other fun events. Entertainment will be offered by local musicians, and a raffle will take place. Go to Ticket prices range from $25 to $50.

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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