Thursday, November 13, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 14 - 16, 2014

56] See CITIZENFOUR – Nov. 14 - Nov. 20
57] Protest Drone War Command Center – Nov. 14
58] Dispatches from the Frontlines of Homeland Security – Nov. 14
59] Silent peace vigil – Nov. 14
60] Film MORE THAN A WITNESS – Nov. 14
61] "The Black Book: Reflections From the Baltimore Grassroots" – Nov. 14
62] "My Name is Rachel Corrie" – Nov. 14 – 16
63] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 14
64] Labor Movement Workshop – Nov. 15
65] Olney Peace vigil – Nov. 15
66] West Chester, PA demo – Nov. 15
67] Silent peace vigil – Nov. 15
68] MUPJ meeting – Nov. 15
69] Human Rights Dinner & Program – Nov. 15
70] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
71] Join Fund Our Communities
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Join Global Zero campaign
75] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
76] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

56] – CITIZEN FOUR is being shown at The Charles, 1711 N. Charles St., from at least Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. The show times are 4 and 9:15 PM. Call 410-727-FILM.

57] – On Fri., Nov. 14 from 4 to 5 PM, Stand for Schools...Not Billion$ for War and the PA Drone Murder Command. Be at the Bellevue Hotel, 200 S. Broad St., Center City Philadelphia. Demonstrate to stop the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station These PM rush hour vigils and leafleting sessions, second Friday of the month, have alternated between the SEPTA entrance, NW corner at 15th & Market Sts., and the Bellevue Hotel (SE PA Office of PA Gov. Corbett, head of PA Air Guard). Tom Corbett lost his campaign for re-election a week ago to Tom Wolfe. Goodbye, Corbett! Take the PA drone war command center that you supported, with you. Contact Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or go to

58] -- In the Hughes Formal Lounge, American University Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 14 at 4:30 PM, hear Dispatches from the Frontlines of Homeland Security with journalist Todd Miller. He will discuss his expertise on immigrant and border issues such as the invading militarization of U.S. law enforcement in the lives of American citizens and immigrants. For the past 15 years he has been researching, writing, and working on these issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations like BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. Go to

59] – 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 Nov. 14 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.

60] – On Fri., Nov. 14 at 7 PM through Sat., Nov. 15 at 10 PM at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010, see “More Than A Witness,” a feature-length film by Robin Bell which skillfully mixes rare archival footage (including electrifying live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Rites of Spring, Nation of Ulysses, Anti-Flag, and more) with new interviews of Positive Force activists including co-founder Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days) and Jenny Toomey (Simple Machines) as well as supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Dave Grohl, Ted Leo, Riot Grrrl co-founders Kathleen Hanna and Allison Wolfe, and many more.

Covering a span of 30 years, the film documents the group’s origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amidst controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement. In the best punk fashion, Positive Force has applied creative DIY tactics and radical critiques to issues of homelessness, hunger, racism, corporate globalization, sexism, homophobia, war, gentrification, aging, and animal/ earth liberation, while struggling to constructively address conflicting dynamics and visions within the group itself. Visit Tickets are $10.

61] – Dayvon Love and Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle present "The Black Book: Reflections From the Baltimore Grassroots" on Fri., Nov. 14 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. The Beautiful Struggle focuses on Baltimore's black youth policy and is a debate think tank. Call 443-602-7585. Go to

62] – You can see "My Name is Rachel Corrie," directed by Samantha Sheahan, which is the story of a young woman’s journey from frustration to involvement in the world, and from ignorance to outrage over one of our time’s most intractable issues, the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. It takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, on Fri., Nov. 14 at 7:30 PM. Admission is by donation, with net proceeds going to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Inc, which provides mental health services for the people of the Gaza Strip, especially the children that are its future. It can also be seen on Sat., Nov. 15 at 7:30 PM and Sun., Nov. 16 at 3 PM. After the Sunday matinee, the director and the UUCA Israeli-Palestinian Study Group will hold a discussion on the issues raised by the play and the status of this most difficult relationship.

63] – 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 Nov. 14. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

64] – Budget cuts, union-busting, privatization, and corporate outsourcing schemes are wreaking havoc on working people in the D.C. Metro Area and worldwide. Labor activists are planning a day of skill-building workshops, education, and strategy discussions to strengthen the local labor movement with rank-and-file worker power! Meet at the Foundry UMC, 1500 16th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Nov. 15 from 8 AM to 4 PM. Registrations is $20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Coffee and lunch provided. Free childcare and interpretation provided upon request. The supporting organizations are Labor Notes, Metro Washington Council (AFL-CIO), and D.C. Jobs with Justice. Visit

65] – 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 Nov. 15. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

66] – 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

67] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 15. 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

68] – There is a Maryland United for Peace and Justice Pre-Summit Organizing Committee Meeting on Sat., Nov. 15 from 2 to 5 PM at Adelphi Friends, 4303 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. Go to The facilitator will be Janice Simsohn Shaw. Call 443-418-5479.

69] – Enjoy the 17th Annual Human Rights Potluck Dinner & Program. On Sat., Nov. 15 at 6 PM, start with a potluck dinner, followed by the program, from 6:45 to 9 PM, "Violence at the Border: The Human Cost of Immigration" at East Columbia 50+ Center, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045. The recent surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children as well as families, primarily from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, reflects a growing crisis in Central America. The majority of immigrants are fleeing violence, insecurity, and a lack of opportunities in the home countries while our borders have become a militarized zone. Who profits from this situation?

Emma Buckhout, who works for the Justice for Mexico and Borderlands program at the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and Todd Miller, who has worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico divide and is the author of a new book "Border Patrol Nation, Dispatches from the Frontline of Homeland Security" will speak. Signed copies of Todd's new book will be available for purchase. Contact Leslie Salgado at 410-381-4899 or

70] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

71] -- 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

72] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

73] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

74] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: 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.

75] -- 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.

76] – 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; 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] Go to

"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

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