Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 22, 2015

52] Rally to Stop Fast Track – Apr. 22
53] EPA to the Pentagon – Apr. 22
54] Support BWI workers – Apr. 22
55] Gardening & detox workshops -- Apr. 22 & Apr. 25
56] “Greening Africana Studies” – Apr. 22
57] Criminal Justice Reform – Apr. 22
58] Bernie Sanders town hall – Apr. 22
59] BADDAWI – Apr. 22
60] SOA Watch in D.C. – Apr. 22
61] "Why Natural Gas Is Not The Alternative Stories from South Central – Apr. 14

52] – Go to the Dirksen Senate Office Building, First St., NE, and Constitution Ave., NE, WDC on Wed., Apr. 22 from 9 to 10 AM to Rally to Stop the Fast Track to......Off-Shored Jobs! ...Lower Wages! ...Unsafe Food! It’s one of today’s greatest threats to middle class jobs, a living wage, the environment, digital rights, food safety, and democracy as we know it. It’s the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “Free Trade” Agreement. And it could become a reality this year. Unless you do something to stop Fast Track NOW. Right now, GOP leaders are trying to pass Fast Track, a Nixon-era scheme that bulldozes our constitutional checks and balances system to make it easier to ram through damaging NAFTA-style trade pacts like the TPP. See

53] – Use the Federal Triangle Metro Station (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) on Wed., Apr. 22 at 10 AM and gather at the EPA, 12th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW & later at 1 PM at the Pentagon City Mall Food Court. HOW CAN WE SAVE OUR PLANET? WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER IF WE ARE TO SAVE MOTHER EARTH! The Pentagon is the largest consumer of fossil fuels globally, has a nuclear arsenal that can destroy ALL LIFE on the planet, already used depleted uranium with lethal and drastic effects on human life and the environment in places like Iraq, and used chemical agents in Latin America in waging of the “war on drugs.” This war has destroyed livelihoods and inflicted lethal and life altering health effects on poor people in South America and brought profits to the large multinational corporations.

The waging of and planning for war is destroying our planet! Join the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on April 22/EARTH DAY to confront our government representatives responsible for climate chaos, environmental destruction, and threatening all life on the planet. There will be a risk arrest action at the Pentagon, as activists will seek a meeting with Pentagon representatives to discuss its role in ecocide. If you will be risking arrest or have any questions about the action, email Those who want to participate, but are not able to risk arrest are welcome, and there will be a place you can be without risking arrest. Call 608-239-4327 to get involved in EPA to the Pentagon. See

54] – Support the workers at BWI, 7062 Friendship Rd., Glen Burnie on Wed., Apr. 22 at 12:30 PM. Stand up for justice for all food and retail workers at the airport! Meet outside on the sidewalk on the upper departures level near the entrance for JetBlue. Go to

55] – There is a SATTWIC GARDENING WORKSHOP on WED., Apr. 22 from 1 to 4 PM with ROSE (MIRABAI) LORD, and then there is an AYURVEDIC SEASONAL DETOX WORKSHOP on SAT., Apr.25 from 7:30 AM to 1 PM with GAYATRI (BRIGID RAUCH). Both events take place at SHANTI YOGA ASHRAM, 4209/4217 East West Hwy., Bethesda/Chevy Chase. The first workshop which show that growing your own vegetables and herbs is an exciting and rewarding endeavor that will enhance your physical and spiritual health as well as helping to protect and preserve the environment. In addition to planting technique, get guidance on soil preparation, use of biodynamic preparations, watering, mulching, pest control, composting, etc. Learn how "backyard gardens" can make a positive difference in your life! There is no charge for this event. To register, email

The detox workshop will assist the body to gently release toxins at the change of seasons and can help support optimal health, prevent seasonal colds, relieve allergies, assist in making dietary and lifestyle changes, and -when practiced regularly- may prevent the development of chronic conditions. Handouts, recipes and a shopping list will be provided to assist in continuing the cleanse at home. To register, contact Gayatri at 312-593-6904 or email The workshop fee is $80 and includes lunch and triphala powder for the cleanse.

56] – Come to the Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC on Wed., Apr. 22 from 5 to 7 PM. Dr. Rubin Patterson (Sociology) will be signing copies of his book, “Greening Africana Studies.” In his original work, Patterson demonstrates the ways in which black communities are harmed by local environmental degradation and global climate change. Arguing that such communities are not aggressively engaging in environmental issues, Greening Africana Studies also provides examples of how Africana Studies students as well as members of black communities can prepare for green careers. Rubin Patterson is Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Contact him at

57] – On Wed., Apr. 22 at 6:30 PM, catch an excellent lineup of the leading authorities on criminal justice reform and police accountability for a year-end panel discussion at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Moot Courtroom (Rm. 518). Angela J. Davis is a leading authority on prosecutorial and judicial misconduct. Jonathan Smith is the former Department of Justice Chief of the Special Litigation section. His section was responsible for the report on Ferguson. Dr. Phil Lee has an extensive background in critical race theory and history of the police in America. Come early seating is limited. Visit

58] – Bernie Sanders will host a town hall meeting at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010 on Wed., Apr. 22 at 6:30 PM. The topic of the meeting is: "How do we build a federal budget that will create millions of decent-paying jobs, provide healthcare for all, make college affordable, and address the needs of low- and moderate-income Americans?" Go to

59] – On Wed., Apr. 22 from 7 to 8 PM, Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine, Georgetown University - Walsh Building room 394, WDC welcome you to a presentation and conversation with Leila Abdelrazaq, author of her recent graphic novel, “Baddawi.” It is a coming-of-age story about a young boy named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. Raised in a refugee camp called Baddawi in northern Lebanon, Ahmad is just one of the thousands of Palestinians who fled their homeland after the war in 1948 established the state of Israel. Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-based Palestinian artist and organizer. She is a recent graduate of DePaul University where she double majored in Theatre Arts and Arabic Studies. During her time at DePaul, Leila served in her chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), helping to pass the DePaul Divest referendum. She is also a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine Steering Committee. When not drawing comics, studying Arabic, or working with SJP, Leila enjoys carpentry, painting, breaking things, and making a mess. Her website is and she tweets @lalalaleila. Go to

60] – On Wed., Apr. 22 at 8 PM, the SOA Watch movement is coming together at Haydees Restaurant, 3102 Mount Pleasant St. NW, WDC. Music has been integrated into all the national SOA Watch gatherings as a rich source of challenge and inspiration to us all. In Pete Seeger's words, "SOA Watch is the singingest movement since the Civil Rights movement." This will be the kick off of the SOA Watch Spring Days of Action, and your chance to join into this rich tradition of music and resistance. If you've got a song in your heart and the ego to want to sing it in front of other movement activists, it's a great opportunity to have fun while showing off how well you can read words from a screen. Visit

61] – Now is the time to register for the PSR April CHAT webinar. Discuss why natural gas is not a solution but just another dirty fossil fuel. The webinar is scheduled for Wed., Apr. 22 from 8 to 9 PM EST--"Why Natural Gas Is Not The Alternative." For specific information, email or call 202-587-5251. Register at

To be continued.

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"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

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