Friday, April 15, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 15 - 17, 2016

57] Max is at the JHU Spring Fair – Apr. 15 - 17
58] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – Apr. 15
59] George Jackson exhibit – Apr. 15
60] Black Jacobins – Apr. 15
61] Funk the War Tax – Apr. 15
62] Benefit Concert – Apr. 15
63] Ballroom Dancing Apr. 15
64] West Chester peace vigil – Apr. 16
65] Billions for war – Apr. 16
66] End the Drug War – Apr. 16
67] Nicaragua fundraiser – Apr. 16
68] Job available with Little Friends For Peace
69] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
71] Do you need any book shelves?
72] Join the Global Zero campaign
73] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
56] – On Fri., Apr. 15, the Communications Workers of America locals in Baltimore will picket, starting at 10 AM at the following VZ Wireless stores: 1964 York Rd., Timonium, 6220 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, the Avenue at White Marsh, 8149 Honeygo Blvd, and 1852 Reisterstown Rd., #105 (at Mt Wilson Ln.). One striker summed it up: "If we lose this strike, we might as well all go to work for Wal-Mart."

57] – The JHU Spring Fair will take place on Fri., Apr. 15 from noon to 8 PM, Sat., Apr. 16 from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sun., Apr. 17 from 10 AM to 6 PM on the Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore 21218. Max will be selling books, buttons, bumperstickers, CDs, DVDs and vinyl in the Upper Quad, just opposite the Eisenhower Library.  Contact Max at 727-543-3227.

58] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Apr. 15. Black Lives Matter. 

59] – Come to The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 15 from 5:30 to 7 PM.  Professor Greg Thomas will discuss his recently curated exhibition, “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine,” at the Abu Jihad Museum on the campus of Al Quds University in Jerusalem. George Jackson, convicted on charges of robbing a gas station of $70 in 1961 and handed a one-year-to-life sentence in prison, became a Black Panther activist and author while incarcerated. Jackson was assassinated in 1971 in what prison authorities claimed was an escape attempt. There is a sun motif that hovers around his name: first, when he became known as one of the Soledad Brothers for the alleged killing of a white guard in Soledad prison in 1970; and second, upon his death when a copy of Enemy of the Sun (Drum and Spear Press, 1970), an anthology of Palestinian poetry, was found among the 99 books in his cell. This anthology includes the famous Samih Al-Qasim poem “Enemy of the Sun” after which it is named. Interestingly, handwritten copies of the poems, “Enemy of the Sun” and “I Defy,” both by Al-Qasim, were found in Jackson’s jail cell among his other belongings after his death. At the time they were mistakenly attributed to George Jackson by a Black Panther Party newspaper when they were printed as one long poem.  Go to

60] – On Fri., Apr. 15 at 7:30 PM come to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, to hear GERALD HORNE discuss “Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic.”  The Haitian Revolution, the product of the first successful slave revolt, was truly world-historic in its impact. When Haiti declared independence in 1804, the leading powers—France, Great Britain, and Spain—suffered an ignominious defeat and the New World was remade. The island revolution also had a profound impact on Haiti’s mainland neighbor, the United States. Inspiring the enslaved and partisans of emancipation while striking terror throughout the Southern slaveocracy, it propelled the fledgling nation one step closer to civil war. Gerald Horne’s path breaking new work explores the complex and often fraught relationship between the United States and the island of Hispaniola. Giving particular attention to the responses of African Americans, Horne surveys the reaction in the United States to the revolutionary process in the nation that became Haiti, the splitting of the island in 1844, which led to the formation of the Dominican Republic, and the failed attempt by the United States to annex both in the 1870s. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

61] – Funk the War Tax at 1809 Monroe St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 15 at 8 PM. As part of the SOA Watch Spring Days of Action, you are invited to a DANCE PARTY.  US taxpayer money is funding empire and militarization across the globe. Organize together to build a culture of justice and peace! Go to

62] – There is a BENEFIT CONCERT, featuring Broken Ground, at 2333 18th St. NW, WDC, from 8 to 10 PM. Help raise funds for Mentors of Minorities in Education, Inc. The Society for Peace and Conflict Resolution present a concert featuring rock band Broken Ground, who will be performing popular Rock and Pop hits from the 90's to now! Cover fee is $10 at the door. Go to

63] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at  8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Apr. 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

64] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

65] – Get over to the Teach-In: Billion $ Wars: How Money Out of Politics Will End American Militarism and Make a More Peaceful World. It is happening at All Souls Church, Unitarian. 2835 16th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 16 from 2 to 3 PM. A few members of the peace movement will be leading an educational teach-in as part of Democracy Awakening.  Visit

66] – Come to the Bolivarian Hall of the Embassy of Venezuela, 2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 16 from 5 to 8 PM. From Central America, to Mexico, to the US, communities, movements and individuals are resisting militarism and brutal state violence in creative ways. Come hear from some of these courageous activists including youth protesting police brutality across the US and members of the Peace, Life, and Justice, Caravan that will be arriving in DC after traveling through Central America and Mexico speaking out against the US’s disastrous drug war.  Come hear from activists, religious leaders and academics on the Caravan about how this war has impacted their countries and communities as well as the courageous resistance to it and other forms of militarization that has blossomed across the region. See

67] – There is a Variety Show/Nicaragua Partnership Annual Fundraiser at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Towson  21204, on Sat., Apr. 16 at 7 PM.  However, there is a Pot Luck Dinner at 6 PM in the Great Hall.  Finally, there is a Post-Show Social in the Luther Room.  Church members have been active in traveling to Nicaragua and supporting a training center for women located in the countryside of Nicaragua... The students learn sewing, cooking, baking and hair salon skills to enable them to supplement their incomes and live more abundant lives. A portion of the funds raised at the Variety Show will go to support this mission of Fe y Esperanza church (the ILFE) in Nicaragua. Visit

Donations support "green projects" (seed banks, planting drought resistant crops, solar powered drip irrigation), education in poor rural areas, job training and medical support.  Among the performers are the Apollo chorus from the Friends School, Flutopia, Tyler St. Clare, and "The Rave Ons."

68] – Little Friends for Peace is seeking an Associate Director! See  The new Associate Director position is a giant step toward achieving a strategic goal of building capacity to make a greater impact on the communities and expand outreach to new unserved communities. Reporting to the Executive Director (MJ Park), the Associate Director will share strategic and operational responsibility for LFFP's staff, programs, mission execution, and expansion. For the full Associate Director job posting and instructions on how to apply, click here:

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

70] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

72] -- 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.

73] – 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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