Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 13 - 16, 2017

20] Meet Greg Palast – Dec. 13
21] Laboring Cooperative opens – Dec. 14
22] Environmental and Climate Justice talk – Dec. 14
23] Volunteer Training - Homeless Children's Playtime Project -- Dec. 14
24] Family Christmas in the Holy Land Then and Now – Dec. 14
25] Book on Lenny Weinglass – Dec. 14
26] "Eating for Climate and Health" -- Dec. 14
27] "Alliance Policy for Today’s North Korea" – Dec. 15
28] Nuclear Security: Opportunities for the Next Administration -- Dec. 15
29] Monthly Black Workers Center Meeting – Dec. 15
30] Bystander Intervention Workshop -- Dec. 15
31] Citizen Uprising conference call – Dec. 15
32] Prospects for North Korea -- Dec. 16
20] – Filmmaker Greg Palast presents a showing of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” (2016) as part of the Charm City Film Series on Tues., Dec. 13 at 7:30 PM at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore 21201. On Monday, GMOM leaders and Wolf PAC National Director Mike Monetta met with Speaker Busch and a key aide after 3 years of waiting. The Speaker gave them time to thoroughly explore issues, and rapport was established. Speaker Busch showed genuine concern about the many problems of big money in politics and a spirit of openness to a Democracy Amendment Resolution (DAR). It was discussed how other legislation might relate to the DAR, and what needs to be done to be successful. On Tues., Dec. 13 at 7:30 PM at the Congress Hotel, 306 W Franklin St., Baltimore 21201.

Follow investigative reporter Greg Palast (BBC, Rolling Stone) as he busts the billionaire bandits that are behind a scheme to purge one million voters of color from voting in 2016. This real-life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order detectives Ice-T and Richard Belzer, plus Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Santa Claus (Ed Asner), and Willie Nelson as a stoner musician (can you imagine?).  Animation by Keith Tucker (Who Framed Roger Rabbit). Go to http://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/.

21] – The Tightshift Laboring Cooperative Launch is happening on Wed., Dec. 14 at 6 to 8 PM at the Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St. WDC 20004.  After a year of learning and practicing, the Tightshift Laboring Cooperative is launching, along with the ways you can be a part of this local solidarity economy effort. And now, more than ever, it's time to build local power and economic democracy. Tightshift Laboring Cooperative's mission is to model a just, equitable economy, where workers profit from their labor through cooperative ownership. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tightshift-laboring-coop-launch-tickets-29719470737.

22] – On Wed., Dec. 14 at 6:30 PM, catch an Environmental and Climate Justice talk by Jacqui Patterson “How do we address environmental and climate justice as human and civil rights issues? Reduction of harmful emissions, greater energy efficiency, stronger community resilience, especially in low-income urban areas -- what else? Ms. Patterson is director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program and co-founder of Women of Color United.  The talk is at Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academy-town-square-series-on-environmental-and-climate-justice-tickets-29447742992.

23] –Get over to the Volunteer Training - Homeless Children's Playtime Project at 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, on Wed., Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Become a volunteer in one of the weekly play programs serving youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Playtime Project here, and email Deborah to sign up for the training: deborah@playtimeproject.org.

24] –  On Wed., Dec. 14 at 7 PM, enjoy Family Christmas in the Holy Land Then and Now at the Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE. Go to https://m.evensi.us/forum-series-family-christmas-in-the-holy-land-then-and-now/193424502.

25] – On Wed., Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, SETH TOBOCMAN PRESENTS LEN: A LAWYER IN HISTORY. For half a century, criminal defense lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended a who’s who of the twentieth-century left in some of America’s most spectacular trials. “The typical call I get is one that starts by saying, ‘You’re the fifth attorney we’ve called,’” he once said. “Then I get interested.” Those calls came from the likes of the SDS, the Chicago Seven, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Mumia Abu-Jamal, among many others.  In a field dominated by egomaniacs, Weinglass was known for his humility, his common touch, his ability to work collectively, his kindness, and his attention to detail. This long-overdue biography captures the vibrant life and inspiring legacy of an American iconoclast. Now, radical graphic artist Seth Tobocman has immortalized Len's words and life as a graphic novel, delivered in Tobocman's signature style. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to http://www.redemmas.org.

 26] – Before you plan your holiday feast, you might want to join PSR for "Eating for Climate and Health," the new webinar on how climate change harms our food production system – and how our food system helps accelerate climate change. Sign up at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6547095143278217987.  Realize the relationship between food and climate change.  Get the answers, plus tips for climate-friendly eating, by joining in on Wed., Dec. 14 at 8 PM EST.

27] –  On Thurs., Dec. 15 from 2 to 5:30 PM at the Carnegie Endowment, hear "Alliance Policy for Today’s North Korea" with ten speakers at Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=5445&lang=en.

28] – The topic Nuclear Security: Opportunities for the Next Administration will be discussed on Thurs., Dec. 15 from 4 to 5:30 PM at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNJImd1cWA8vKyLmNmLM-9Vg0XcgrQZ7elmWar9EbPoQdMcQ/viewform. The Trump administration has an important opportunity to capitalize on the current energy and intellectual capital surrounding nuclear security issues. International attention on nuclear security is at an all-time high in the wake of the Nuclear Security Summit process. More recently, the IAEA's conference on "Nuclear Security — Commitment and Actions," held the first week of December, attracted over 2,000 participants and more than 50 state ministers. Still, many significant challenges remain in keeping the world’s most dangerous materials from falling into the wrong hands. What steps can the Trump administration realistically take to influence a more secure nuclear future? Please join the Stimson Center as we gather a panel of distinguished experts from government, industry, and civil society to discuss opportunities and challenges the next administration faces in efforts to reduce nuclear dangers.

29] – Get over to the Monthly Black Workers Center Meeting at the United Black Fund, 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, WDC 20001, on Thurs., Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 PM. ONE DC's Black Workers Center (BWC) is a member-led space that builds racial and economic justice through popular education, direct action and worker-owned alternatives. Go to http://www.onedconline.org/bwc_dec15?utm_campaign=november16_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=onedctrac.

30] – Attend a Bystander Intervention Workshop on Thurs., Dec. 15 at 7 PM, hosted by the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring 20910. Go to www.intervene2016.eventbrite.com. This is a free, interactive training to learn how to intervene in situations of harassment, bullying, hate speech & more, as well as to discuss other ways we can take action together to make this county a safe space for everyone. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1800008000281213/.

31] – American Promise is hosting a National Conference Call on Thurs., Dec. 15 @ 8:30 PM EST.  The national Citizen Uprising call is on! Our fight to secure our rights as equal citizens with the 28th Amendment is more important than ever.  Victors from California, Washington State, and Wisconsin will tell their stories and inform our strategies! Register athttp://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/I1OKUEOY6RSLR7G.

32] – On Fri., Dec. 16 from 9 to 11 AM at the Brookings Institute, hear "Prospects for the Korean Peninsula: Views from Japan and the United States" with four speakers at Brookings Institute, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-japan-korea-us.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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