Sunday, November 29, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 30 - December 2, 2015

13] Urgent demo against Gitmo – Nov. 30
14] Printing the Bomb – Dec. 1
15] Protest Big Pharma – Dec. 1
16] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Dec. 1
17] Vigil against JHU’s drone research – Dec. 1
18] ACLU holiday party – Dec. 1
19] Lawyer Up at Red Emma’s – Dec. 1
20] Film FAIRNESS RISING – Dec. 1
21] Afghanistan’s Future – Dec. 2
13] – An URGENT GUANTANAMO SOLIDARITY VIGIL is CALLED for noon on Mon., Nov. 30 at the White House by Witness Against Torture.  People of conscience will gather to keep the lives of the Guantanamo captives, so unjustly held by the United States, in the minds of the people.  he prisoners’ agonizing confinement has been decried by human rights activists and international lawyers around the world. Members of Witness Against Torture recently went to Cuba to participate in an international conference opposing the US Naval base at Guantanamo and have been holding vigil the last several days outside the prison camp in solidarity with those unjustly and indefinitely held.  Contact Malachy Kilbride, Witness Against Torture: 301 - 283-7627or

14] –On Tues., Dec. 1 from 10:30 AM to noon, Tristan Volpe, Carnegie Endowment, Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University, and Bruce Goodwin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will discuss "3-D Printing the Bomb? The Challenge for Nuclear Nonproliferation" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. RSVP at

15] – Get over to PhRMA HQ, 950 F St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Dec. 1 at noon as pharmaceutical companies are charging unaffordable prices for new drugs and raising prices on generic and current medications.  There are new drugs to CURE Hepatitis C in 3 months with few side effects yet it costs $80,000.  Hepatitis C is a deadly disease that disproportionately affects African American, Latino, and Native people, many who are under- and uninsured, creating a racist impact.  Many insurance programs require doctors to treat people only when they have a severe disease.  States without expanded Medicaid will not cover this care, and the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement protects drug company profits. Join the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) and DC Fights Back.  Email or call 301-356-5087.  

16] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Dec. 1.  Call 215-426-0364.

17] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Dec. 1  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

18] – Come to the Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 PM and kick-off the holiday season with ACLU-DC as it partakes in good food, drinks, and conversation. Go to

19] – Catch up on the Lawyer Up Series: Reducing Police in Schools on Tues. Dec. 1 at 6:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  Presented through a partnership between the Baltimore Algebra Project and the Baltimore Action Legal Team, a panel will discuss the issues of criminalization in schools (school to prison pipeline), how school police operate in Baltimore, the rights of students in relation to police in schools and on the street, and organizing around school policing.  An open forum for questions will conclude the event. The panel participants are Tara Huffman, Director, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Jenny Egan, Asst. Public Defender with the Juvenile Division of the Office of the Public Defender., and Tre Murphy, Organizer, Baltimore BLOC.  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

20] – See FAIRNESS RISING at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Tues., Dec. 1 at 7 PM.  Washington D.C.’s Franklin Square is famous for its hundreds of unhoused patrons who congregate there daily. Less known is the stately building that haunts its eastern end: Franklin School, the shelter that used to house them. Formed in response to the shelter’s closing, People for Fairness coalition – an advocacy group made up of unhoused and formerly unhoused men and women – sought to stand up for themselves and the city’s most vulnerable, when they realized no one else would. Experience a year with these amazing men and women as they architect two powerful events that silently shake the city, portending an imminent political quake. They will stop at nothing short of housing for all, but will the brutal winters that increasingly claim the lives of their friends, family and those they serve silence their stride?

The film is 30 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion by the filmmakers and current People for Fairness members, moderated by Elizabeth Falcon from CNHED's Housing For All Campaign. The discussion will include the film making process as well as current activities and issues led by People For Fairness Coalition and homeless self-advocates. Go to

21] – Catch a Roundtable Discussion on Afghanistan's Future with General Jamal Abdul-Nasir Sediqi, Deputy Minister of Interior, on Wed., Dec. 2 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036.  RSVP at  General Jamal Abdul-Nasir Sediqi, Deputy Minister of Interior for Public Protection Forces and Security Enterprises for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will provide his current perspective on the key challenges and needs facing Afghanistan as foreign troops prepare to depart, including the needs of the security services and areas for continued support from the U.S. and international community. This event invitation is non transferrable and the event is off the record.  Also speaking are Amb. Ronald E. Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy. And Jason Campbell, Associate Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation.

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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