Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 26 - August 9, 2017

25] Ban Fracking petition delivery -- July 26
26] Say No to Cardin's Free Speech Ban – July 26
27] Meet Sen. Bobby Zirkin – July 26
28] Sink the Link – July 26
29] Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night – July 26 - 27
30] "Economic Levers of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea" – July 27
31] Pacem PeaceSeekers Meeting – July 27
32] Film “An Inconvenient Truth” – July 27
33] Healthcare is a human right meeting – July 27
34] Banking on Climate Change – July 27
35] "The Ramifications of Rouhani’s Re-election" – July 28
36] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6
37] Commemorate Nagasaki – Aug. 9
24] – “The Fight to Preserve a Free & Open Internet” will be discussed on Wed., July 26 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Betamore City Garage, 101 W Dickman St., Baltimore 21230.  Hear from Rep. JOHN SARBANES, Maryland’s Third Congressional District, TOM WHEELER, former chair, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, JONATHAN SALLET, former General Counsel, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and KURT WALTERS, campaign director, Demand Progress.  Wealthy and well-connected industry interests are mobilizing to repeal net neutrality rules. Hear from noted experts about what’s at stake in the fight to preserve a free and open internet.  RSVP at.

25] – On Wed., July 26 at noon Cry out Clean Water – Ban Fracking and then deliver thousands of petitions to Gov. John Carney on steps of Tatnall Building, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd South, Dover, DE 19901.  The event is organized by the Sierra Club. Go to

26] – On Wed., July 26 from 4:30 to 6 PM, Say No to Cardin's Free Speech Ban, hosted by Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity at 100 S. Charles St., Baltimore 21201-2701. Senator Cardin's bill (S720) is an attempt to squelch dissent when we need#resistance most. If passed, the possible felony charges Palestine solidarity activists face could in the future be extended to other grassroots activists, who are using the powerful boycott, divestment, sanctions tactic to hit agents of injustice where it hurts, in the pocket book. An injustice to one is an injustice to all. The intersection of the Palestinian struggle with other international and local movements demands we turn out and speak up! From the Selma Busy Boycott for Black civil rights, to the Grape Boycott for immigrant, Asian, and Latina workers' rights, to the boycott of Apartheid South Africa, boycott has been a constant.

27] – On Wed., July 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM, meet with Senator Bobby Zirkin on Social Justice Advocacy, hosted by Jews United for Justice - Baltimore at the Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Rd., Pikesville 21208.  There are many important social justice issues to be addressed in Maryland and this is an opportunity to talk about what happened in the state legislature in the 2017 session and what can be done in the coming year. A kosher dinner will be served.  Register at

28] –SINK THE LINK.  Join a People’s Union for Riders.  TRANSPORTATION IS A RIGHT.  Get over to an Organizing Meeting on Wed., July 26 from 6:30 to 8 PM at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Baltimore Deserves Better Transportation.  People of Baltimore & Maryland: IS IT TIME TO ORGANIZE A BUS BOYCOTT? Like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?   What would it take to make our demands heard?  Come to an organizing meeting to discuss these questions and make plans and decide actions. Call or text 443-221-3775

29] – On Wed.,  July 26 at 6:30 PM through Thurs., July 27 at 8:30 AM, participate in Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night, hosted by DC Stampede at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009.  Anticipating the Millions for Prisoners March on Washington on August 19, the group will organize an opportunity to spend the evening writing to some of the many people who have been locked up. Whether targeted for their participation in social movements and protests, or victims of the mass incarceration of black, brown, and poor people, these prisoners are our siblings, neighbors, and allies. A letter of solidarity can lift someone's spirits and give them a vital connection to news from outside, as well as give us a direct window into the U.S. "justice" system. Go to

30] – On Thurs., July 27 from 9:30 to 11AM., Dr. Patrick Cronin, Center for a New American Security; Edward Fishman, Atlantic Council; Rachel Ziemba, Emerging Markets Research, will tackle "Economic Levers of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea" at the Center for New American Security, 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 950, WDC 20005.. RSVP at

31] – On Thurs., July 27 at 7 PM, there is a Pacem PeaceSeekers Meeting at Pacem Office, Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St. Wilmington, DE. Visit

32] – Just in time, one week before the new Al Gore film, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” comes to the Charles on August 4th, the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center is showing the original “Inconvenient Truth,” the 2006 film that won an Oscar for best documentary and was the official selection at Sundance and at Cannes Film Festival.  Calling it one of the most important films of our time, Roger Ebert said: ““For 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but now I must. You owe it to yourself to see this film.”  Ten years later, you owe it to yourself even more.  See the original from 2006, “An Inconvenient Truth, at the Baltimore Shambhala Center, corner of University Parkway and Calvert St., at 7 PM on Fri., July 28. RSVP at

33] – On Thurs., July 27 at 7:30 PM, Health Care is a Human Right – Prince George’s Chapter is holding a planning meeting at the Riverdale Park Town Hall. Agenda items include participation in the Greenbelt Labor Day festival, discussing an education forum for Capitol Hill staff and lawmakers, and coordinating with other groups working on single payer/Medicare for All. See

34] – On Thurs., July 27 from 8 to 9 PM ET, get on the Banking on Climate Change Activist Call, organized by the Sierra Club. Email Funding fossil fuels is a dirty business that frequently violates indigenous and human rights, and intensifies the climate crisis. However, from 2014-2016, big banks around the world poured $290 billion into extreme fossil fuel companies.

A new report, Banking on Climate Change, exposes the practices of big banks funding some of the most egregious projects that abuse human rights and fuel climate change. Among the worst offenders are US banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Wells Fargo. RSVP at

35] – On Fri., July 28 from noon to 1:30 PM, Ebrahim Mohseni, University of Maryland; Nadereh Chamlou, World Bank; Paul Pillar, Georgetown University, will examine "The Ramifications of Rouhani’s Re-election" at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, WDC.  You are invited to this panel discussion on Iranian public opinion in the aftermath of Hassan Rouhani’s re-election. The event will present new data gathered since the May presidential elections on Iranian attitudes toward domestic and international economic and political issues. In particular, the event will explore current Iranian attitudes toward Rouhani, the nuclear agreement, the Trump administration.  RSVP at

36] – There is a HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Sunday, August 6. At 5:30 PM, outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N, Charles Street, demonstrate in favor of the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons: Fifty nations must ratify the Convention to Ban Nuclear Weapons, and ratification begins on September 20.  One hundred and twenty two countries signed on to the convention, but they must take it back to their nations for ratification by whatever means each nation has for ratification. 

At 6:30 PM inside Homewood Meetinghouse, savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community. David Eberhardt will again share some poetry, and Joseph Byrne will perform some dulcimer music.    

At 7:15 PM, the program will begin with Dr. Gwen DuBois, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, who will discuss her work in New York City during the gathering at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.  Then a statement will be read from Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, who will share her thoughts about living in apartheid South Africa.  Rev. Mahlangu-Ngcobo will be in South Africa on August 6 for a Prayer Intercession in Parliament. Note that South Africa is the first nuclear nation to end its program.  RSVP to Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

37] – The NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION is on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  At 5:30 PM, demonstrate at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and remember Fukushima, Japan.  At 6:30 PM, march to the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. 

At 7 PM, John Steinbach and Kio Kanda of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area will share some remarks.  Then, with the help of a translator, a Korean Hibakusha, Ms. Jon Sung Lee, will address the group. Ms. Lee was 12 years old when she experienced the Hiroshima bombing. Her family were part of the large Korean community in Hiroshima forced to work in Japan during WW2. She entered Hiroshima three days after the bombing and was exposed to the radiation. 

Also speaking will be Sister Megan Rice of the Transform Now Plowshares.  She engaged with Greg Boertje-Obed and Mike Walli in a remarkable Plowshares disarmament at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Finally, the accomplished musician David Sawyer will perform.  At 8:30 PM, enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street, with our Korean guest. RSVP to Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE, 325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-323-1607 Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Comcast dot net

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [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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