Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert November 6 - 10, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert November 6 - 10, 2014

35] Media in the Israeli Landscape & the role of independent digital magazines – Nov. 6
36] Protest NPR’s gutting of environmental reporting – Nov. 6
37] Save Net Neutrality – Nov. 6
38] Support Social Movements – Nov. 6
39] Discussing two new books--“Into the Go-Slow” and “Imagine This: Creating the Work You Love” – Nov. 6
40] Book talk “On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion” – Nov. 6 - 10
41] Hit and Stay: the Lost Footage – Nov. 6
42] Vigil for peace at White House – Nov. 7
43] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Nov. 7
35] – The situation in Jerusalem is reaching its breaking point. Yael Marom, founder and co-editor of the new Hebrew-language news site Local Call, and Noam Sheizaf, founder of +972 Magazine, have just arrived in the US from Israel. On Thurs., Nov. 6 from 9:30 to 11 AM, they will be in conversation with Al Arabiya's D.C. Correspondent, Muna Shikaki, for a discussion at New America, 1899 L St. NW, Suite 400, WDC 20036, about the powerful impact new digital platforms are having in disrupting the Israeli mainstream media and redirecting coverage to issues of occupation, inequality and civil disobedience. RSVP Media in the Israeli Landscape & The role of independent digital magazines will be livestreamed on the New America Foundation's website.

36] – On Thurs., Nov. 6 from 3:30 to 5 PM, Come out in person, or live online, as organizers broadcast a live radio show from NPR’s doorsteps, 1111 N. Capitol St. NE, WDC, featuring front line activists from the fight against fracking and extreme energy! NPR has been taking tons of money from fracking companies, and repeating their misleading ads on air. Until recently, it was said these ads had no influence on their coverage. But in October it was announced that NPR would cut its reporting on climate chaos from a staff of four environmental reporters to one part time reporter. Visit

37] – The FCC’s Net Neutrality proposal just leaked, and it’s terrible. Four million people spoke out against “slow lanes” and cable company censorship, and the FCC’s rules explicitly open the door for that kind of abuse. From what we’re hearing, they’re finalizing the rules right now. We can still stop this, but we have to act swiftly and show a strong response right away. Join an emergency protest. RSVP at

Send a strong message to President Obama and the FCC right now that the Internet using public won’t just roll over and let them take our rights away. So, taking some inspiration from mass protests in Hungary that just defeated an unfair Internet Tax there, gather on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 6 PM at the White House and government buildings nationwide and hold up glowing cell phones, laptops, tablets, to shine light on the corruption unfolding in Washington, D.C. that threatens our most basic freedoms.

38] – Get over to the Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St. NW, Suite 200, WDC on Thurs., Nov. 6 from 6 to 7:30 PM for a special event being held by Institute for Policy Study and Resist to celebrate our shared history and look to a common future. IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis, advocacy director for IPS’ Break the Chain Campaign, Tiffany Williams, director of communications for Resist, and other speakers will discuss the crucial role of “the second superpower.” In 1963 Marcus Raskin co-founded IPS with Richard Barnett and in 1967 he wrote Resist’s founding document, “A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority.” From the antiwar movement during Vietnam to today, both organizations have been critical in supporting social movements: IPS with critical research and innovative ideas and Resist with funding visionary grassroots groups. RSVP to Ravi Khanna by emailing or calling 617-623-5110.

39] – At Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, welcome Bridgett Davis and Maxine Clair, in a conversation moderated by novelist Tayari Jones. They will be discussing their new books, “Into the Go-Slow” and “Imagine This: Creating the Work You Love.” See

40] – Meet ALICE ROTHCHILD who will discuss her new book “On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion” and present her 60-minute documentary “Voices Across the Divide.”On Thurs., Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 9 PM hear her hosted by the UVA Book Club (and Just World Books co-sponsoring) at a reception and book discussion at UVA Northern Virginia Center, Room 213, 7054 Haycock Rd, Falls Church, VA. Register at Email Fatima at

On Fri., Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 PM, she will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW, WDC. Use the Metro Gallery

On Sat., Nov. 8 at 7:30 PM, she will be at the Friends House retirement community, Miller Center, 17340 Quaker Lane, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 (off Norwood Rd). Parking is available in front of and behind the main building. Contact John Salzberg at 301-774-6815.

On Sun., Nov. 9, 4 to 6 PM, she will be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park, MD (one block E of U-MD & Baltimore Ave/Rt. 1. See

On Mon., Nov. 10 from 9:30 to 11 AM, Ms. Rothchild will speak at the New America Foundation and Foundation for Middle East Peace, 1899 L St. NW, Suite 400, WDC 20036. Also the discussion on current Palestinian conditions in Gaza and the West Bank will include Brian Barber and Samer Badawi. RSVP at

41] – Hit and Stay: the Lost Footage- screening and discussion with filmmakers Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk is happening on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. The filmmakers will discuss and show deleted scenes from their award-winning documentary that tells the story of the Catonsville Nine, a group of priests and nuns who protested the Vietnam War by breaking into draft boards, destroying records, and then waiting around to be arrested. Their actions inspired a movement, which shaped the anti-war movement and helped bring an end to the draft. The Lost Footage screening will cover lesser known antiwar actions that took place in Washington DC, Delaware, Philadelphia, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, and more. See Call 443-602-7585. Go to

42] – On Fri., Nov. 6 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 @ or at 202-360-6416.

43] – 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

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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