Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Baltimore Activst Alert - November 15 - 16, 2017

29] Hearing on Dominion – Nov. 15
30] Brazil’s Nuclear Program – Nov. 15
31] Solution to North Korea crisis – Nov. 15
32] Novelist will do a reading – Nov. 15
33] MAJR general meeting – Nov. 15
34] Oil train film – Nov. 15
35] Early Thanksgiving Dinner -- Nov. 15
36] Progressive HoCo chapter meeting – Nov. 15
37] Vegan Meet-up – Nov. 15
38] Punishing disease – Nov. 15
39] Not one penny – Nov. 16
40] Protest ROTC at Loyola – Nov. 16
29] ––  On Wed., Nov. 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM, there is a Public Service Commission hearing on Dominion pollution at Cove Point at 6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor, William Donald Schaefer Tower, Baltimore 21202.  We Are Cove Point is urging concerned citizens to attend the hearing.  Dominion Energy wants to change its existing permit with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to allow it to send more pollution into Cove Point's air. This is not only terrible for the thousands of people living near the fracked gas export terminal Dominion is building in Cove Point, but it would also set a harmful precedent for other gas infrastructure projects.

Two public hearings have already been held. This is the hearing where the PSC commissioners will hear arguments from the official filers and potentially make a decision in the matter. Dominion, the Power Plant Research Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and AMP Creeks Council will make presentations. Show opposition to Dominion's request and to urge the PSC to #RevokeThePermit!  Go to

30] -- On Wed., Nov. 15 from 10 to 11:30 AM, Togzhan Kassenova, Carnegie Endowment, Matias Spektor, Fundação Getulio Vargas, will tackle "Brazil's Nuclear Program: Perceptions and Realities," at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 1400 K St. NW, WDC. RSVP to Noah Williams at "

31] –– On Wed., Nov. 15 from 10 to 11:30 AM, Choo Mi-ae, Democratic Party of Korea, and Robert Galucci, US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will comment on "Reaching a Peaceful Solution to the North Korea Nuclear Crisis Through Dialogue," at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., WDC. RSVP at

32] – On Wed., Nov. 15 from 6 to 7:30 PM, Phillip Bannowsky, long-time Pacem in Terris member, will perform excerpts from his novel-in-verse, “Jacobo the Turko”   (which deals with human rights, immigration, racism, war, peace, and Guantanamo prison)accompanied with music and images, at the Wilmington Public Library Commons, Rodney Square, 10 E. 10th St. Wilmington.

33] – There is a MAJR General Meeting on Wed., Nov. 15 from 6 PM for a Potluck Supper through 7 to 9 PM for a  General Meeting at Stony Run Friends Meeting,  5116 N Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  Come and discuss and plan and bring a friend!  Front door issues, for example, are Bail Reform, Use of Risk Assessment Tools, Citations in lieu of Arrest, and your own initiatives.  There are Behind the Wall issues, for example, Solitary Confinement, Education & Vocational Training, Parole for Lifers and other issues.  Finally, there are Backdoor issues, for example, Collateral Consequences, Ban-the-Box: Override Governor's Veto, Certificates of Rehabilitation and other issues.

Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform is a nonpartisan association of over forty community organizations and churches with members in every part of the state, formed to support justice reinvestment. Individual supporters include judges, attorneys, corrections professionals, as well as returning citizens, victims, and service providers.  Visit

34] – On Wed., Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 PM, catch a screening of “Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail,” hosted by the HI Baltimore Hostel, Mulberry St, Baltimore 21201. Did you know that much of Baltimore is in the crude oil train “blast zone?” 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 your city from fossil fuels and other sources of pollution.  Contact Taylor Smith-Hams at or (650) 704-3208.

35] – American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) and Rumi Forum of Maryland invite you to come to the annual "Early Thanksgiving Dinner and Interfaith Celebration of Peace."  This dinner, taking place on Thurs., Nov. 16 at 6:30 PM at 6470 Dobbin Rd., Suite C, Columbia 21045, is dedicated to "caring for our community" featuring the Maryland Food Bank.  Help end hunger in Maryland by coming to the dinner and bringing canned food items to donate to Maryland Food Bank. The keynote speaker is Thomas Higdon, Volunteer Program Manager at the Maryland Food Bank. Mr. Higdon is also the President of the Baltimore Ethical Society. Email Register at

36] – On Wed. Nov. 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM, there is a Progressive HoCo chapter meeting at the Howard County Central Library, Warfield Room, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy.,  Columbia 21044 .A representative from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) will speak about organizing around affordable housing issues. Go to

37] – On Wed., Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 PM come to the Baltimore Vegan Meetup Group Monthly Meetup at Mr. Chan is located on 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 group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Go to A donation of $1 per meeting will help cover these costs and would be appreciated.

This is a people-friendly group, and all who are interested in learning a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living are welcome. Mr. Chan has a wonderful selection of vegan menu options, probably the most of any Baltimore area restaurant. You may also want to check out the Baltimore Vegetarian Meetup group, which is very similar to this one, but meets on the first Sunday, at 12.30 pm, at Mango Grove in Columbia. To register for those meetings, go to with like-minded local people for discussion and support on Facebook by joining Earthsave Baltimore group at  There is also a Facebook group called Earth Friendly Food Choices. Go to

38] – On Wed., Nov. 15 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness.  Author Trevor Hope (assistant Professor of Sociology at University at Albany) will join Tyrone Hanley, Esq. (National Center for Lesbian Rights) and Vanessa Johnson (Positive Women's Network USA) will engage in a panel discussion on the use of outdated and poorly written criminal laws to punish people living with HIV- in many cases, for harmless behaviors such as spitting or biting. Mark S. King will moderate. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

39] – NotOnePenny will hold its Third Thursday Protesting Perry (TTPP) at Rep. Scott Perry's district office, 2209 East Market St., York, PA 17402, on Thurs,, Nov. 16 at 10 AM.  Show Congress that there is broad resistance to Trump’s agenda. Join NotOnePenny and send a message to Rep. Scott Perry (Freedom Caucus member) who supports Trump's Tax scam bill, despite his commitment to reduce the debt, because "we need a win." See

40] – On Thurs., Nov. 16 at noon, there will be Nationwide Nonviolent Actions Demanding Jesuit Universities Not Teach War and Killing by sponsoring ROTC on Christian campuses.  One of the protests will be at Loyola University in Baltimore.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or 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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