Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 23, 2016 - January 20, 2016

23] Can you make a donation to the Maryland History Day?
24] Baltimore Rising – through Nov. 23
25] Be kind to turkeys. – Nov. 24
26] Get an animal friend. – Nov. 25
27] Buy Nothing Day – Nov. 25
28] Peace vigil at White House – Nov. 25
29] WIB peace vigils – Nov. 25
30] Protest Trumpism – Nov. 25
31] Black Lives Matter vigil – Nov. 25
32] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 25
33] West Chester peace vigil – Nov. 26
34] Demonstration at the Drone War Command Center -- Nov. 26
36] Resist Trumpism – Jan. 20
37] Need photos of the antinuclear vigil in front of the White House
38] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
39] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
40] Do you need any book shelves?
41] Join the Global Zero campaign
42] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
23] – Can you make a donation to support the Labor History Prize at Maryland History Day. The contest brings students from all across the state to present history projects, and there is a need for the next generation of union members to look at Maryland’s history. Bill Barry did a short article on the topic: https://lawcha.org/wordpress/2016/09/09/encourage-public-labor-history/.  A donation (tax deductible) can be sent to Maryland Humanities Council, 108 W Centre St., Baltimore, MD 21201, Attn: Judy Dobbs.

24] - Baltimore Rising is on exhibit at MICA's Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, 131 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, through Wed., Nov. 23.

25] –Be kind to turkeys on Thurs., Nov. 24.  Don’t eat them.

26] – Get doorbuster savings for priceless animal friends! The Maryland SPCA will once again be waiving adoption fees for all pets on Black Friday, Nov. 25. This adoption promotion will be running at the MD SPCA Adoption Center, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211; Project Adopt in White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd, Baltimore 21236 and Pet Valu in the Rotunda, 711 W 40th St., Baltimore 21211.Call 410-235-8826.

27] – On November 25, participate in Buy Nothing Day.  It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from shopping and anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending! Everything we buy has an impact on the environment, Buy Nothing Day highlights the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The Buy Nothing Day (BND) is an international day of protest against consumerism observed by social activists. Typically celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving in North America, it was founded by Vancouver artist Ted Dave and subsequently promoted by Adbusters magazine, based in Canada. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/474517352657445/.

28] – On Fri., Nov. 25 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ artlaffin@hotmail.com or at 202-360-6416. 

29] – On Fri., Nov. 25 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts., and another will take place outside Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., across from the Rotunda.  Stay for as long as you can. Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Bring your own poster or help with the "NO WAR IN MY NAME" banner.  When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available at both locations. Just send an email that you need a ride [mailto:wibbaltimore@peacepath911.org].  Peace signs will be available. 

30] – Join a demonstration to protest the policies of the Trump Administration on Friday, November 25 at noon at 33rd and North Charles Streets. Most importantly, we need signs displaying messages as to why we will resist the policies of a Trump Administration. Please join us, and share this notice. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net with comments and questions.

31] – There is usually a silent 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 Nov. 25. Black Lives Matter.

32] – 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 Nov. 25. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

33] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com.

34] –  The next Anti-War Demonstration at the Drone War Command Center/Horsham Air Guard Station will be on Sat., Nov. 26 from noon to 2 PM at Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road, in Horsham, PA.  Visit www.brandywinepeace.com/events or call 484-574-1148.  Bring umbrella in the event of rain, but banners, props, and signs a plenty will be provided. Listen to speakers and music. Make some noise. Bring a drum to beat or another noise maker.  This demo continues on the last Saturday of the month. Go to http://www.brandywinepeace.com/.

35] –  The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, from September through December, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  The series theme is REACTING TO WARS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS, PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

On Fri., Dec. 2 see THE GREAT INVISIBLE [USA, 2014.] directed by Margaret Brown.  It is a documentary about the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  On April 10, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers on the rig, and dumping what amounted to almost 5 million barrels of crude into the gulf. The leak continued without interruption for 87 days, devastating the Gulf coastline, its wildlife, its beaches and its entire fishing industry (the main source of income for many in the bayou). BP's lack of response to the initial spill brought ferocious criticism to the company, and there was a possibility of fines of up to $18 billion. Brown's documentary personalizes the well-publicized event, bringing us close to those affected by it, fishermen, survivors and seafood workers: the "invisible" victims of the massive catastrophe. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski [at] verizon.net for further information

36] – Join the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance in an Inaugural Action on January 20, 2017.  According to Forbes Magazine, Nov. 9, 2016, “President Trump Is Likely To Boost U.S. Military Spending By $500 Billion To $1 Trillion.” So we need a strong presence in D.C. for the inauguration to call for an end to all warfare, including drone warfare.  NCNR is organizing an action of nonviolent civil resistance on the day of the inauguration, Friday, January 20.  Some of us will be risking arrest, and we need others there in support and solidarity.  We will meet in the lower level food court at Union Station at 10 AM on the day of the inauguration for our final planning meeting.  We will have a final planning meeting knowing we have to keep things fluid because there is no certainty as to what will happen that day.

 The idea will be to process as near as possible to a checkpoint and make us visible to the crowds.  Then perhaps we can do a die-in.  We will have model drones, coffins, signs, banners, and leaflets to get our message across.  If you have ideas on messaging, please share over email.  Again, this will be a very fluid experience, and we will come together and make decisions as we go along. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

37] – Ellen Thomas [et@prop1.org or 202-210-3886 (cell and text)] sent this message: Hi, good friends and (hopefully) fellow photographers! There are so many great stories in the photos of the antinuclear vigil in front of the White House from 1981 to 2016 - see my growing collection at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0FRCou5r5zOQk5JbHlTWWYwbHc.  If you have any photos or stories you think should be added, please send them to me <et@prop1.org> or post them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thomas.Memorial/. 

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The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email: info@washingtonpeacecenter.org.

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

40] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.

41] -- 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.

42] – 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.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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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