Friday, December 5, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 6, 2014

72] Transform the economy – Dec. 6
73] Middle Eastern souk – Dec. 6
74] Casa Baltimore/Limay’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY – Dec. 6
75] “The Imaginary City” – Dec. 6
76] PAH Barcelona – Dec. 6
77] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
78] Join Fund Our Communities
79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
80] Do you need any book shelves?
81] Join Global Zero campaign
82] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
83] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

72] – Go to 419 7th St. NW, 2nd Floor, Ste. 200, WDC 20004, on Sat., Dec. 6 from 11 AM to 5 PM and join Impact Hub and partners as they learn about solidarity economy models from around the world and explore how people can build a movement to transform their economy. Sessions include Deepening Democracy, Broadening Ownership: Worker Cooperatives, Public Banks, Participatory Budgeting, and Community Land Trusts.

D.C. is the symbolic heart of the current economy, one that is characterized by deepening inequality, unjust policies, a thwarted democracy, and ecological damage. However, in D.C. and around the world, seeds are being planted for a new kind of economy -- one that is rooted in the values of democracy, justice, cooperation, self-determination, and sustainability. RSVP at

73] – On Sat., Dec. 6 from 11 AM to 4 PM, come to this fun-filled, free and family-friendly day at The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC. Soak in the ambience of a traditional Middle Eastern souk, stock up on Palestinian keffiyehs, organic olive oil and zaatar from Palestine, listen to the soothing sounds of qanun music, get your hand painted with intricate designs in henna, and choose from among thousands of lovely items, while eating sumptuous Middle Eastern delicacies from the Jerusalem Restaurant. Visit

74] – Casa Baltimore/Limay invites you to its ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY on Sat., Dec. 6 at 6:30 PM at the home of John Reuter, 2902 Louise Ave., Baltimore 21214. This is a *fun* raiser as well as a fundraiser for projects in the friendship community, Limay, Nicaragua--college scholarships, food security for the most vulnerable, and a medical fund. Bring a potluck dish to share, and lots of holiday love. A donation is requested for the projects. No one will be turned away. The guitar group The Seldom Goods will perform. From Charles Street, head east on Northern Parkway to Old Harford Road, then turn right (south). Go four blocks, turn left on Louise Avenue. House is on the left.

75] – On Sat., Dec. 6 at 7 PM, enjoy a concert (freewill offering to support Al Kamandjati music schools), at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, at the intersection of Massachusetts and Western Aves., as the Westmoreland Festival Choir, orchestra and soloists will present the world premiere of “The Imaginary City” at Westmoreland Church. This is a five-movement cantata by D.C. composer and conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez. “The Imaginary City” is inspired by the life story of Palestinian violist Ramzi Aburedwan. Aburedwan was born and grew up in a refugee camp. Thanks to some hopeful music teachers who taught him to play the viola, Ramzi is now a classical violist who performs in Europe and the Middle East. Ramzi will be present to play the viola solos in the piece.

In addition to “The Imaginary City,” the concert will feature “Imagine Reimagined,” a resetting of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and "We Love Life as Much as We Can" by Ramzi Aburedwan, and "Sodfa (Coincidence),” a concerto for buzuk and orchestra also by Aburedwan. Palestinian crafts will also be sold during intermission. Parking is available in a small lot north of the church and on nearby streets. Call 301-229-7766 or visit

76] – On Sat., Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM @ the Free School Classroom, Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear about PAH, a mutual-aid oriented, autonomous and horizontal initiative that has around 200 nodes in the Spanish state. Since its creation in 2009, it has stopped 1135 evictions and recovered 27 empty buildings, in which 1180 persons have been resettled. In the context of the current crisis of legitimacy of all institutions of power in Spain, PAH has the support of a wide majority of the people, and it has become a model for other political projects. See the documentary ''Sí se puede. Seven days with PAH Barcelona," followed by a discussion with a visiting PAH activist. Call 443-602-7585. Go to

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

78] -- 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

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

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

81] -- 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.

82] -- 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.

83] – 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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