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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Baltimore Activist Alert - June 18 - September 22, 2015
53]No fast track authority– June 18
54]Challenges that the LGBTI refugees face -- June 18
& U.S. security – June 18
56]Deadly Force– June 18
those killed by police – June 18
58]Welcome Honduran migrants – June 18
59]Book talk on ONLY THE STRONG– June 18
Surveillance– June 18
61]Where are the jobs? – June 19
62]Interdependence Day at the NSA – July 4
63]Commemorate Hiroshima & Nagasaki – August 6
64]Climate chaos, poverty & war actions – Sept.
65]Max is looking for a used
66]Sign up with
Washington Peace Center
67] Join Fund Our Communities
68] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
69] Do you need any book shelves?
70] Join Global Zero campaign
71] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – The House of
Representatives is voting on fast track trade authority on Thurs., June 18.
Popular Resistance is organizing a Capitol Hill protest at 7 AM, across from
the Longworth Building on the Capitol grounds.House members will be entering the building for a 9 AM debate on unfair
trade.There is a likely vote at 11 AM.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/852160794867467/.
54] –Each year on June 20th, the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and civic groups in the U.S and around the
world celebrate the World Refugee Day in order to draw the public's attention
of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to
flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. World Refugee Day
promotes public awareness about who refugees are, why they are here and what
they contribute and to build welcoming communities. This year, the LGBTI Caucus
of the Refugee Congress will gather ahead of this worldwide celebration at
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN - EQUITY CENTER, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC on Thurs.,
June 18 from 9:45 AM to 2 PM. Refugees, asylum seekers, NGOs, UNHCR and
government agencies will network and encourage dialogue to find solutions to
many challenges that the LGBTI refugees face in term of medical, educational,
housing and employment issues. See https://www.facebook.com/events/817080805043318/.
56] – Get over to Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, WDC 20002 on
Thurs., June 18 at 4 PM and join Amnesty International in launching a new
report on Police Accountability in the United States: "Deadly Force."
To kick-off the report launch date, artists from DC and St. Louis have joined
together to create an art installation representing those in the US who have
been targeted and killed by the police force. Visit
57] – Go to the Washington Ethical
Society, 7750 16th St. NW, WDC on Thurs., June 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for an
event which happens every Thursday. Participants will hold signs with the names
of people who were killed by police, #BlackLivesMatter signs, and other
messages.There will be a Person of the
Week--Yvette Smith, Feb. 16, 2014, Bastrop, TX--that will be studied and
remembered. While holding signs, participants are encouraged to share what they
learned about this person.Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/754136158037987/.
58] – On Thurs., June 18 from 6 to 8 PM, JOIN THE DC
COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS TO WELCOME THE CARAVAN OF HONDURAN MIGRANTS FROM
AMIREDIS AS THEY ARRIVE at CARECEN-DC, 1460 Columbia Rd, NW, WDC. AMIREDIS is
the association of migrants who have become disabled or lost limbs after
suffering serious accidents from the northward train known as LA BESTIA. Join
to hear their testimonies and spread the word about the REAL consequences of US
policies that are forcing people risk life and limb to head north. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/387556748094268/.
59] – Come
to BUSBOYS AND POETS, 14TH & V Sts., 2021 14th St. NW, WDC on Thurs., June
18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM for a book talk with the author Jabari Asim about his
book ONLY THE STRONG.At home in nearly
every genre, Asim has written essays and poetry, and published books of fiction
and cultural criticism. He also teaches creative writing at Emerson College and
is executive editor of the NAACP publication, The Crisis. In his first novel,
he returns to Gateway City—the African-American community of the stories in “A Taste
of Honey”—focusing on four people moved in different ways by the death of
Martin Luther King, Jr. The collective experiences of these individuals—a
doctor, her protégé, and a pair of criminals--richly evoke the tensions and
changes of urban America in the 1970s. Go to
60] – The NSA's targeted surveillance of prominent
Muslim Americans is one of the most important aspects of the current U.S.
spying regime, because it is part of the longstanding practice of using
surveillance to racialize and oppress certain groups that get in the way of
America's colonial and imperial project. Join a discussion of two articles from
the International Socialist Review, including Race, Surveillance, and Empire.The article is at http://isreview.org/issue/96/race-surveillance-and-empire.
The discussion will be at All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC
on Thurs., June 18 at 7 PM.All Soul's
Church is just a couple blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station
(Green/Yellow Lines). Meet upstairs in the Tupper Room. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1601437636767655/.
61] –In 2013, ONE
DC helped recruit over 3,000 District residents to apply for the Marriott
Marquis Jobs Training Program. The Marriott Marquis received over $200 million
in public subsidies from the city, including $2 million which was earmarked for
a jobs training program. Of the 719 workers that completed the jobs training
program, only 178 were hired. 26% is a poor return on investment for the
millions of dollars in public funds the Marquis received. Join the United Black
Fund, 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, WDC on Fri., June 19 from 10 to 11:30 AM to demand
greater accountability and enforcement of the city's First Source law and broken
workforce development system. ONE DC chose to hold the press conference on
Juneteenth (June 19th) because of its historical significance. Juneteenth
celebrates the liberation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.
2015 marks its 150th Anniversary.Go to http://www.onedconline.org/juneteenth?utm_campaign=may15_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=onedctrac.
62] --The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will do its annual
Interdependence Day visit to the National Security Agency.We will depart at 10:15 AM on July 4 for Fort
Meade, and then vigil at the NSA from 11 AM to noon. We will then have a
6 PM potluck picnic. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at verizon.net.
63] – The annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration will begin on Thurs., Aug. 6 with a 5:30 PM
demonstration at 33rd & North Charles Streets to call for the abolition of
nuclear weapons and a ban on killer drone strikes and research. Visitors
from Japan will speak, and then we would eat dinner at a Japanese restaurant.
On Sun., Aug. 9, we will enjoy a potluck dinner at 6 PM.Then Ralph Moore, a long-time Baltimore
activist, will address the problems facing Baltimore. If you are in a
social change organization, you would be welcome to inform the gathering about
your accomplishments. We are seeking performers. Let Max know if you have
64] -- The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is planning an
action on September 21 or 22 in the D.C. area. We will gather at 10 AM in the
office of a member of the House of Representatives to challenge him/her that
the wars must end, that Mother Earth must be saved and that we must eliminate
income inequality. We will occupy Rep. Paul Ryan’s office.
delivering a letter and speaking with staff members, we will next gather at 1
PM at the White House. There we will try to deliver a letter to the White
House, raise the same issues and risk arrest. Let Max know if you can join us
in D.C. for this action.
65] – Max’s
mechanic has told him it is time to replace his van.If you have any leads on a used van, let Max
know at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Verizon.net.
66] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive
calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:
67] -- 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
68] -- If you
would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at
410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
69] -- Can you
use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at
70] -- 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.
71] – 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.
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