Thursday, November 3, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 3 - 6, 2016

28] Pentagon protesters on trial – Nov. 3
29] Israel's Exploitation of Palestinian Natural Resources – Nov. 3
30] See the film “Breaking Free: A Survivor's Journey” -- Nov. 3
31] 43rd Annual Conference on DC History – Nov. 3 - 6
32] Fossil fuels meeting – Nov. 3
33] Voting rights film – Nov. 3
28] – Some of the activists arrested on September 26 and charged with Failure to Obey a Lawful Order are scheduled for trial on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 9 AM in United States District Court, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Other members of the group who tried to deliver a petition to the Secretary of War have had their charges dismissed or paid $145 as a forfeiture fee.  The activists intend to argue they had a First Amendment right to petition their government to complain about warmongering and killer drone strikes.  Call Max at 727-543-3227.

29] - Get over to Facts on the Grounds: Israel's Exploitation of Palestinian Natural Resources at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 12:30 to 2 PM.  Members of Al-Haq, a Palestinian human rights organization that monitors and documents human rights violations, will present a talk. This particular campaign, which includes an online toolkit for activists, highlights Israel’s exploitation of Palestinian natural resources, the applicable international law framework, and the broader impact of such exploitation on Palestine’s economy. The campaign underlines that while religion, politics, ideology, and security have been used to frame the discourse around the occupation, the stronger driving force lies in the monetary benefits reaped by Israel from its extensive control over Palestinian land, water, stone, mineral, and other natural resources, which is in violation of its duties as an occupying power. Shawan Jabarin, Director General of Al-Haq, will provide an overview of the general situation on the ground in Palestine and the immediate need for Israeli accountability, with an eye on the upcoming 50th year mark of the Israeli occupation–which also marks 50 years of impunity enjoyed by Israel. Visit

30] – See the film “Breaking Free: A Survivor's Journey” at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW, WDC 20068, on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 6 to 8 PM.  It was created by a local artist that tells a survivor's story with Amara, and you are invited to join Amara's Network for Good! This will be a night filled with bright company, enriching conversation, and local art that takes advocacy center stage. Email A suggested donation of $15 will be greatly appreciated. Viewer discretion is advised (may not be suitable for young children).  

31] –  The 43rd Annual Conference on DC History will happen at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 6:30 PM to Sun., Nov. 6 at 5 PM.  The Letitia Wood Brown Memorial Lecture, from 7 to 9 PM, will be delivered by Professor Adam Rothman on “Facing Slavery's Legacy at Georgetown University.”  This will be delivered at the National Archives.  A SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -

   The Annual Conference on D.C. History began as a collaborative effort by The George Washington University, the D.C. Public Library, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Its mission has remained constant: to provide a friendly and rigorous forum for discussing and promoting original research in the history of local Washington, D.C., and its metropolitan area. Go to

32] – Thank you to the folks that came out to City Hall! It was great to have a packed room of folks in red shirts standing up to fossil fuel interests. Food & Water Watch is hosting a meeting on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 6:30 PM at its office, 3121 St Paul St., Suite 28., Baltimore 21218.  A Week of Action is fast approaching – the action in Baltimore will be on Mon., Nov. 14.   This day of action will be an important way to impact Joan Carter Conway with the idea of generating 100 phone calls into her office!  Contact Rianna Eckel, Maryland Organizer, at 978-835-6230.

33] –  UDC Presents an Inspirational Film Screening and Discussion to Encourage Voter Participation at the UDC Student Center, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 3 at  7 PM. As the nation faces the first Presidential election without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is hosting a film-screening and discussion to encourage voting among people of color, students and other vulnerable citizens. The youth-produced documentary, “Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make ‘Her-Story’: The Dorie Ladner Story,” is thirty-minutes long. It will be followed by a discussion moderated by UDC President Ronald Mason, Jr., and includes D.C. resident Dorrie Ladner, upon whose life the film is based.  A lifelong activist and social worker, Ladner was a key organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1960’s.  We must remember the lives of Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Medgar Evers, and countless others who fought or died.  To see film preview, click here:

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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