Thursday, October 9, 2014
Baltimore Activist Alert - October 10 - 11, 2014
53] Destroying Syria’s Chemical Weapons – Oct. 10
54] Vigil for peace at White House – Oct. 10
55] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Oct. 10
56] Protest drone war command center – Oct. 10
57] World vs. Bank – Oct. 10
58] Silent peace vigil – Oct. 10
59] See the film INFILTRATORS – Oct. 10
60] Support Washington Peace Center – Oct. 10
61] See a screening of "Life and Debt" – Oct. 10
62] Wars of Aggression – Oct. 10
63] Screening of "Koch Brothers Exposed" – Oct. 10
64] Music at CODEPINK House – Oct. 10
65] Graffiti & The Egyptian Revolution – Oct. 10
66] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 10
67] Global Frackdown – Oct. 11
68] Protest World Bank -- Oct. 11
69] Olney Peace vigil – Oct. 11
70] West Chester, PA demo – Oct. 11
71] Washington Peace Center at Columbia Heights Day! – Oct. 11
72] Silent peace vigil – Oct. 11
73] Protest Lockheed Martin – Oct. 11
74] The Green New Deal – Oct. 11
75] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
76] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
77] Join Fund Our Communities
78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
79] Do you need any book shelves?
80] Join Global Zero campaign
81] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
82] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – On Fri., Oct. 10 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ email@example.com or at 202-360-6416.
54] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
55] – On Fri., Oct. 10 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Timothy Blades, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, will explain "Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons Aboard MV Cape Ray" at the National Defense University, Lincoln Hall, Room 1119, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Fort McNair, Washington. The talk is off the record. RSVP to Nima Gerami at Nima.Gerami@ndu.edu.
56] – Schools...or Million$ for PA Drone Murder Command? Protest this misuse of funds on Fri., Oct. 10 at 4 PM at the SEPTA entrance, 15th & Market Sts., NW corner, west side of Phila. City Hall. The demonstration to stop the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station takes place on the second Friday of the month, 4 to 5 PM. These rush hour vigils and leafleting sessions alternate between the SEPTA entrance and the Bellevue Hotel (SE PA Office of PA Gov. Corbett, head of PA Air Guard), 200 S. Broad Street, Broad & Walnut Streets, Phila., PA. This is organized by the Brandywine Peace Community—call 610-544-1818 or visit www.brandywinepeace.com/events.
57] – On Fri., Oct. 10 at 4 PM, join World VS Bank--take Action to Break Wall Street Exploitation of Global Community—in Rawlins Park, 19th and E Sts. NW. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/315037948667790/.
Did you know that each year, the World Bank has systematically impoverished millions through the implementation of oppressive policies in order to enrich multinational corporations? Let’s make sure we protest the horror of the World Bank this upcoming Friday! This event will feature Reverend Billy, our own Medea Benjamin, the Stop Shopping Choir, and Spoken Word Artist Kymone Freeman. Visit www.PopularResistance.org.
58] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The Oct. 10 vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, reminds us that War Is Not the Answer and that there is the need to stop torture.
59] – See the film INFILTRATORS on Fri., Oct. 10 at 6 PM at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC. This documentary by Khaled Jarrar follows the journeys of people who must cross the apartheid wall in order to get medical treatment, work or be reunited with loved ones. Call The Jerusalem Fund at (202) 338-1958, or email email@example.com.
60] – Support the Washington Peace Center at Lost Society, 2001 14th St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 10 at 6 PM. This Happy Hour has a suggested donation of $10. Eighty percent of donations will go to help the mission of the WPC! See http://www.meetup.com/20sand30sgroup/events/207706562/.
61] – On Fri., Oct. 10 at 6:30 PM, join the Progressive Student Union at George Washington University, Phillips Hall, Room 111, WDC, for a screening of "Life and Debt." a film highlighting the effects around the world of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank! See a real-world example of how globalization has impacted Jamaica, and join PSU Saturday as they march on the World Bank! Bring something to share, food or drink! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/379564272219977/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited.
62] – At the Festival Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 10 at 7 PM, hear from Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition. Who is in charge -- Obama or the generals? What is the role of Turkey and Saudi Arabia in U.S. war plans? Will there be thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria in a new, major war? Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a discussion on these questions and to get involved with the growing movement against the newest U.S. wars of aggression. Go to http://www.answercoalition.org/national/events/do-you-know-the-real-reason.html.
63] – Get Money Out - Maryland is hosting a screening of "Koch Brothers Exposed," a film by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films on Oct. 10 at 7 PM in Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD, 20912. Sen. Jamie Raskin, author, constitutional law professor, and primary sponsor of The Democracy Amendment in the Maryland General Assembly, will be speaking. See http://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/.
64] – Come to the new CODEPINK DC house, 1241 Evarts St. NE,WDC 20018, on Fri., Oct. 10 at 7 PM, and enjoy great company and good food and Songs of Rebellion. From Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg to Immortal Technique, protest music engages, energizes, motivates, and teaches people. It carries the messages of rebellion to new ears. Bring an instrument, share a song, learn a song, and sing. You don't have to be a musician to participate! RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1509538325953645/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming.
65] – Get over to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, on Fri., Oct. 10 at 7:30 for Graffiti & The Egyptian Revolution: A Talk with Egyptian Street Artists & Revolutionaries. The streets of Egypt are covered in revolutionary graffiti, exclaiming ideas of protest and cultural change, honoring the martyrs who had died at the hands of the police and military and poking fun at the rulers of the Egyptian state. Join Egyptian artists Hady Kamar and Ganzeer for a talk on the role of street art in the lead-up to the 2011 Egyptian revolution, as well as its role during and after the initial revolt. Ganzeer's work is featured in the book "Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution," which you can buy at Red Emma's. Call 443-602-7585. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
66] – 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 Oct. 10. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
67] – The Global Frackdown is happening on Sat., Oct. 11 with actions being planned in communities all across the world for this massive day of mobilization against fracking. Food & Water Watch is still looking for volunteer event hosts — sign up at http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=30621&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=tru.
Actions for the Global Frackdown can be anything from a march or rally, a film screening or simply meeting up to collect signatures against fracking in your community. The important thing is that you plug in and take action to let your local decision makers know that fracking should be banned. Katy Kiefer can be reached at katy(at)fwwatch(dot)org.
68] – Join activists and grassroots leaders from the Global South to protest and march in front of the World Bank at 9 AM on Sat., Oct. 11. It’s the World versus the Bank! Gather in Murrow Park, 18th and H Sts. NW, WDC. Thirty years ago, activists in India’s Narmada Valley led a decade-long struggle against a disastrous mega-dam funded by the World Bank. Mass movements in Brazil and Indonesia protested against the destruction of virgin forests and the forced eviction of hundreds of thousands of indigenous peoples to make way for Bank-funded roads and dams.
These movements helped win critical protections enshrined in the World Bank “Safeguard Policies.” These protections are now under severe threat. First join the Ethiopian Community Rally to tell the World Bank to stop supporting repressive regimes! At 11 AM, rally and march with international coalition of organizations. See http://www.worldbankaction.org/.
69] – 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 Oct. 11. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
70] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
71] – Come out and visit the Washington Peace Center at Columbia Heights Day! This all day event will highlight Columbia Heights businesses, provide information from community organizations and promote Columbia Heights values, character and history of neighborhood relationships that are principled on diversity, service and community. WPC tabling will take place on Sat., Oct. 11 from 11 AM to 7 PM on 11th St. NW (from Park Rd. to Kenyon St. NW) & Harriet Tubman School Yard, WDC. Email email@example.com.
72] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Oct. 11. 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 http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
73] – Keep Space for Peace Week is October 4-11, 2014. It is an International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space; Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing; No Missile Defense; No to NATO; End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy; Convert the Military Industrial Complex; and Deal with climate change and global poverty. Go to www.space4peace.org.
On Sat., Oct. 11 from noon to 3 PM, protest the Drone War & Spying at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, PA, Mall & Goddard Blvds. See a Reaper Drone Replica Display & kite flying behind King of Prussia Mall. Lockheed Martin, the world's #1 war profiteer, 'is making a killing' in drone war and spying technology, building the remote-controlled unmanned planes and space based satellites that direct drones and launch their deadly Hellfire missiles which Lockheed Martin also builds. This is organized by the Brandywine Peace Community—call 610-544-1818 or visit www.brandywinepeace.com/events.
Lockheed Martin, the world’s #1 war profiteer and weapons manufacturer, is the "premium platinum sponsor" for the UN NYC Climate Week events in New York City. Claiming to be a "climate hero," Lockheed Martin builds jet fighters and bombers, like the F-35, the most expensive weapons systems in human history, which burn highly toxic, carbon-intensive fuels that disproportionately cause climate change. Lockheed Martin points to its award from the EPA as a "climate hero." Go http://www.epa.gov/climateleadership/awards/2013winners.html.
74] – On Sat., Oct. 11 at 2:30 PM, catch a presentation on the "Green New Deal" at the MLK Library, WDC 2001. As part of this membership meeting, David Schwartzman, a professor emeritus at Howard University, a Statehood Green Party activist and a member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS), will deliver a PowerPoint presentation on the Green Party's "Green New Deal" proposal, with Q and A afterward. Schwartzman is an environmental scientist and a veteran advocate for solar and renewable energy. He has published articles on Green energy in various socialist publications. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/704785052937421/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited.
75] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffj-Scno-5Q.
76] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email: email@example.com.
77] -- Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to www.OurFunds.org.
78] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
79] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
80] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.
81] -- WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
82] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
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/.
"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan