Sunday, January 17, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 18 - 19, 2016

20] Challenge displacement – Jan. 18
21] Celebrate King’s Legacy – Jan. 18
22] Volunteer MLK Day of Service – Jan. 18
23] Protest Lockheed Martin – Jan. 18
24] March in Baltimore’s MLK Parade – Jan. 18
25] Flowers for Senate – Jan. 18
26] Police reform rally – Jan. 18
27] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Jan. 19
28] Protest JHU drone research – Jan. 19
29] Occupy the space – Jan. 19

20] – As part of the resolution to challenge displacement in 2016, you and the good peoples fighting for justice are invited to walk with peace in honor of our communities and in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King sought to challenge the status quo.  He wanted everyone to be lifted out of persistent poverty using a guaranteed minimum income.  He believed the act of war steals from our grandchildren, expending obscene amounts of government money to kill and maim working-families on other lands.  And he fought racism on a daily basis, marching steadfastly across the arc of justice. All anti-displacement forces will be walking in honor of MLK's dedication to humanity on his holiday on Mon., Jan. 18 at 10 AM, near the National United Black Fund office along MLK Ave, just north of the Anacostia Metro stop (Green Line). Go to  RSVP to Chris at 202-810-2768.

21] – Celebrate Dr. King's Legacy with Food & A Neighborhood Talent Show on Mon., Jan. 18 from 1 to 3:30 PM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Dr. King once said, "The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community." Be part of our beloved community by helping honor diversity and the uniqueness of our individual members. Families and people of all ages are welcome!

22] – On Mon., Jan. 18 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get over to Faith In Action - Repairing The World, Volunteer MLK Day of Service at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, WDC.  Go to

23] – MAKE WAR NO MORE   IGNITE PEACE.  On Mon., Jan. 18 at noon, honor Dr. King and his message of nonviolent action for justice and peace. The Martin Luther King Day of Protest & Nonviolent Resistance at Lockheed Martin, world’s #1 war profiteer, nuclear weapons, jet fighters, drone war technology, at Mall & Goddard Boulevards, King of Prussia (behind King of Prussia Mall at driveway entrance to Lockheed Martin directly across from the movieplex). Call the Brandywine Peace Community if you plan on participating in the civil resistance.  There will be an onsite meeting at 11 AM. Call 610-544-1818.  Visit

24] – Several justice groups intend to march in the annual MLK Parade on Mon., Jan. 18 starting at noon at Eutaw St. and MLK Blvd. For example, WOMEN IN BLACK AND THE PEACE PUPPETS WILL BE IN PARADE.  Be there at 11:20 AM to help assemble the puppets.  Email

25] – On Mon., Jan. 18 gather at the Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St, Baltimore 21201 at 11:30 AM to prepare to do outreach at the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Parade in Baltimore. Hand out campaign literature for Dr. Margaret Flowers for Senate to the crowd and engaging with voters. The parade is scheduled from noon to 2 PM. We will gather at Land of Kush) at 11:30am to fuel up before we take off. RSVP at

26] – ACLU of Maryland invites you on Mon., Jan. 18 at 7 PM to come to Lawyers Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401 to rally to demand strong police accountability reform. RSVP at There will be a rally and symbolic "die-in" in honor of those who have been killed in police encounters in Maryland.  The "MLK Rally to Demand Strong Police Accountability Reform" will support family members of those who have died, remember their names, and speak out for increased civilian involvement and transparency for police misconduct investigations. RSVP at

27] – 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 Jan. 19.  Call 215-426-0364.

28] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Jan. 19  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

29] – On Tues., Jan. 19 at 7:30 PM come to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, catch a presentation on ZAD: A Radical Land Reclamation Project in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France.  The ZAD is a large scale land occupation near Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France. It was squatted in 2009 at the invitation of local citizen and farming associations, who had been resisting the imposition of an airport, highway, high speed train, and tram line since 1972. Since then, the anti-airport movement has issued a strong critique of capitalist and hierarchical systems (including and especially the State), and links and shared projects with a wide diversity of people, to the point where the divisions between squatter, farmer, punk, local... have become blurred.

After a massive police operation in 2012, "Operation Cesar", this zone of 8 miles square has been free of State intervention, and has become known as a "zone outside the law". We have (re)created our own infrastructures and are autonomous in many ways. Some things work less well, like conflict resolution, but overall the occupation is settled into the territory and is planning for the long term, together with the "locals" and "farmers" involved in the struggle and those living close by. Call 443-602-7585.  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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