Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 20 - 21, 2017

24] Support Houston’s animals
25] First day to ratify Nuke Ban treaty – Sept. 20
26] Protest FERC – Sept. 20
27] Film THE SETTLERS – Sept. 20
28] Protest the Air Force Association “Arms Bazaar” – Sept. 20
29] Film about bomb trains– Sept. 20
30] Baltimore Veg/Vegan Group Monthly Meetup Sept. 20
31] Mass Incarceration Potluck and Discussion – Sept. 20
32] Social Justice through Economic Resistance conference – Sept. 21
33] Senate Health Care Lobby Day – Sept. 21
34] Transform Now Plowshares honored – Sept. 21
35] Debate war or peace – Sept. 21
36] Film CHE, Part 1 -- Sept. 21
37] Film "Equal Justice in Occupied Palestine" – Sept. 21
24] – As you know Climate Chaos is on full display in Houston and other places in Texas.  There are many organizations seeking donation to help those most affected by the Chaos.  The intrepid Virginia Rodino is urging us to remember that animals are also bearing the brunt of Harvey.  If you are inclined to support the animals, consider going to She has done research and heard from a co-worker in Austin that Houston Pets Alive is a good organization. So she is promoting it and donating to it. 

25] – Wed., Sept. 20 is the first day for States Parties to sign on to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the annual United Nations General Assembly. Go to

26] – On Wed., Sept. 20 from 9 AM to 5 PM, get over to a FERC Protest in D.C., hosted by Stop the Pipelines and Delaware Riverkeeper Network.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 1st St NE, WDC 20426.

27] – On Wed., Sept. 20 at 4:15 PM, as part of the Israel/Palestine Film Series, see “The Settlers” at Swarthmore College, Lang Performing Arts Center.  Go to

28] – Protest the Air Force Association “Arms Bazaar” on Wed., Sept. 20 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Join a Nonviolent Vigil and Prayer Service for Peace during the AFA $300+ per plate banquet (please bring a candle). This is done in solidarity with Campaign Nonviolence, which will be sponsoring a week-long series of actions nationwide from September 18-25. See
 The vigil will be outside the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745.  Gather at the corner of Waterfront St. and St. George Blvd., directly across from the Gaylord National Resort. The protest is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Contact Art Laffin – 202-360-6416,

   From September 18-20, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is once again playing host to the Air Force Association (AFA) “Air, Space and Cyber Conference” what we call an “Arms Bazaar.” The AFA, according to its web site, is “the voice for aerospace power and the Air Force family.” To mark its 70th anniversary the theme for this year’s AFA Arms Bazaar is: “Breaking Barriers: Heritage to Horizons.”

29] – Did you know that downtown Baltimore is in the crude oil train “blast zone” - including this church? Bring your friends and neighbors and come learn about crude oil trains, how local activists have been fighting back - and winning! - And how you can help protect our city from fossil fuels and other sources of pollution. See the “Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail” on Thurs., Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 PM at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 W. Hamilton St. Parish Hall (entry off N. Charles St. behind the Sanctuary).  Contact Taylor Smith-Hams at or (650) 704-3208.

30] – The Baltimore Vegan Group Monthly Meetup is on Wed., Sept. 20 at 7 PM at Mr. Chan, 1000 Reisterstown Road, across the street from the Pikes Theater. There is often street parking available. And there is free parking behind the restaurant, and a public parking area adjacent to that lot. This is a Combined Veg/Vegan Meetup.

It is a people-friendly group, which welcomes all who are interested in learning a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. If you are not already a member, you might also like to join one or both of the monthly discussion groups that I host - the Baltimore Vegetarian Meetup group the Baltimore Vegan Meetup group

31] – On Wed., Sept. 20 at 7 PM, there will be a Mass Incarceration Potluck and Discussion at 406 71st Ave. , Capitol Heights 20743.  RSVP to Krystal Oriadha at

32] –  On Thurs., Sept. 21 through Sun., Sept. 24 at Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA , attend Social Justice through Economic Resistance conference examines how economic resistance tools have been used successfully to achieve greater justice and equality and how they can be applied to the particular challenges of the 21st century.  Register at

33] – There is a Senate Health Care Lobby Day on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 11 AM in the Dirksen Senate Cafeteria, Dirksen Senate Office Building, WDC 20510.  Help deliver letters against Graham-Cassidy to key Republican senators. RSVP to Andrea Miller at

34] – The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest cordially invites you to attend the annual Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage Ceremony and Reception on Thurs., Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Carnegie Institution Building, 1530 P St. NW, WDC.  The 2017 Award Recipients are as follows: Joel Clement. Upholding the highest standards of his civil service oath as a senior federal official, he blew the whistle on the Trump Administration’s Interior Department for using personnel reassignment to shut down climate change programs, muzzle scientists and undermine subject matter experts. And Megan Rice, Michael R. Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed. courageous activists who waged peace against nuclear weapons by taking their nonviolent message of conscience inside the highly-guarded Y-12 Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN.  RSVP at or call (202) 387-8030,

35] – David Swanson will debate the justness of wars at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19104, on Thurs., Sept. 21 from 6 until 8:30 PMThe Penn Newman Center invites you to A PEACEFUL CONVERSATION ABOUT WAR in Recognition of the U.N. International Day of Peace – see David with will debate Ronald Granieri, internationally recognized US foreign policy expert – see  The moderator is Deacon William Senft, Penn Newman Center.  The QUESTION PRESENTED is Are America’s wars in Syria and Afghanistan just and necessary or have we lost our way in the use of military force, including drone weaponry, in conducting US foreign policy?  A light dinner and refreshments will be provided at 6 PM with the program starting at 6:30 PM.

36] – Go to see a Film Screening to Support the Baltimore Che Brigade, hosted by Socialists4Baltimore on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM at the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 North Charles St., Baltimore 21218. You will see Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” Part 1, a critically acclaimed 2008 film that portrays Che's role in the Cuban Revolution in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara and in support of local brigade members who will be traveling to Cuba for the “International Brigade/In the Footsteps of Che.” Meet the Baltimore delegation, a group of mostly young people who will be participating in the brigade.  The Cuban Friendship Institute – ICAP (Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos) has invited delegations from around the world to participate and mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara. Funds raised will help to pay the costs of local brigade members.  The requested donation is $5 to $10.  Go to

37] – On Thurs., Sept. 21 from 7 to 9 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, see "Equal Justice in Occupied Palestine," a short video, followed by discussion led by Mike and Rob Abel.  The event is sponsored by Pacem in Terris Palestine Israel Human Rights Initiative and the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Email

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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