Baltimore Activist Alert June 10 to 11, 2018
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Write Reality Winner
5] Coast to Coast travel on the cheap – June 10
6] Poor Peoples Campaign -- June 10 – 12
7] ACLU conference – June 10 -12
8] Canvass for Mary Washington – June 10
9] Take Action Anne Arundel County canvass – June 10
10] The Move to Amend National Leadership Summit – June 10
11] Climate talk -- June 10
12] Labor Chorus Concert – June 10
13] Youth Organizers Open House – June 10
14] Baltimore Green Forum – June 10
15] Black Lives Matter vigil – June 10
1Little Friends for Peace Talent Show – June 10
17] Protest at the Pentagon – June 11
18] Korean Peace Network – June 11 -12
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email 6address to mobuszewski at Verizon.net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at email@example.com.
4] – On June 3, 2017 Reality Leigh Winner was arrested and jailed and later charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly releasing a top-secret document to a media outlet, The Intercept. The document analyzed information about Russian online intrusions prior to the 2016 presidential election. Reality had been employed by a contract agency and worked at the NSA in Augusta, Georgia following her honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in December of 2016. Reality has pleaded not guilty to this one charge, and her defense team is working furiously to defend against the Espionage charge, but the Court in Georgia continues to rule against Reality at every turn. Reality has been denied pretrial bail and awaits trial in a small county jail in Lincolnton, Georgia.
The impact this has had on Reality and our entire family is devastating. Because of her special diet, Reality’s nutritional and medical needs are not met in jail. She has been spontaneously denied mail, books, and visits. In order to assist in her defense, she must be transported to the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Georgia and spends up to 12 hours in full shackles and is strip-searched multiple times during the day. Please write to Reality at Reality L. Winner, Inmate # 3342, Lincoln County Jail, PO Box 970, Lincolnton, GA 30817.
5] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., June 10 the topic is “Coast to Coast and Host to Host: Our Cross-Country Home-Hospitality Bicycle Adventure” with Max Romano and Maya Kosok. They will share stories from their 2010 tandem cross-country bike adventure. They will especially focus on their experiences staying in 37 different people’s homes through three hospitality organizations: Couchsurfing, Servas, and Warmshowers. Max and Maya will talk about how you can travel or host as a way to broaden your world and make travel affordable, how to build humanist relationships through travel, some tips for successful visits, and some highlights from their bike trip and other home stays throughout their travels. Call 410-581-2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6] – People are struggling to make ends meet for basic necessities like health insurance and clean water. If you’d like to tell policy makers enough is enough, come to these events. On Sun., June 10 at 11 AM, there will be a LGBTQ+ Pride Sermon given by Rev. Dr. William Barber at the National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, WDC 20001. Then in the evening, the Mass Meeting starts at 6 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda 20814. The Week Five theme is Everybody’s Got the Right to Live: Education, Living Wage, Jobs, Income, and Housing. On Mon., June 11 there will be rallies at state capitols, and at the US Capitol. On Mon., June 11, the rally starts at 2 PM on the US Capitol Lawn. Training begins at 10 AM at the Capitol Hill Methodist Church, 421 Seward Square SE, WDC. On June 12, the Truthful Tuesday Teach-in starts at 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A Street SE. Email email@example.com.
7] – On Sun., June 10 through Tues., June 12 attend the ACLU Conference 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, WDC 20001. Get tickets at conference.aclu.org. The ACLU Conference brings together ACLU members for learning, mobilization, and inspiration. The event is an opportunity for members from around the country to exchange ideas, to celebrate the extraordinary history of the ACLU, and to look forward to the challenges ahead. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/876363265876089/.
8] – There is a canvass for Mary Washington for senator, District 43 on Sun., June 10 at noon, starting at 2656 Miles Ave., Baltimore MD, 21211
9] – Take Action Anne Arundel County is holding a canvass which will focus on Ben Jealous for Governor and Chrissy Holt for State Senate on Sun., June 10 at 1 PM. Meet at City Dock Coffee, 82 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. Go to http://www.progressivemaryland.org.
10] – The Move to Amend National Leadership Summit continues on Sun., June 10 at 2 PM at Trinity University, WDC -- Building Relationships Across Issues and Movements. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Move2Amend/.
11] – There is a presentation by SARA JOLENA SEQUOIA WOLCOTT about Colonization, Climate Change, Violence and Peacemaking, entitled " DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER: The Historical Connection Between Climate Change and Human Violence" on Sun., June 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at ADELPHI FRIENDS MEETING, 2303 METZEROTT ROAD, ADELPHI 20783. She is a Minister and a Quaker, who directs the United States branch of Sequoia Samanvaya LLC and the Sequoia Samanvaya School. Sara hopes that her talk will help attendees understand the issues holistically, and also help build solidarity among those working on climate change, social justice and peace. Call Tony Langbehn at 301-390-9684.
12] – On Sun., June 10 from 3 to 5 PM, hear the Charm City (Baltimore) Labor Chorus Concert, hosted by Maryland United for Peace and Justice at The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore 21218. Tickets are available at www.charmcitylaborchorus.org. “WE WILL NOT BE MOVED,” the Charm City Labor Chorus’s 9th annual concert, will include songs from the Women’s, Civil Rights/ Black Lives Matter, and the Anti-War movements, as well as anthems of the Immigrant’s Rights and the Labor movements. The 35-member Charm City Labor Chorus is directed by Darryl! L.C. Moch and accompanied by pianists Chester Burke, Jr. and Vincent Henningfield. The Chorus is committed to performing music of the labor, social justice, and civil rights movements. Tickets are $18 ($15 for BMA members, and $5 for students) and are available below and at the door. See https://www.facebook.com/events/420630291695673/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1525901460132795.
13] – On Sun., June 10 from 3 to 6 PM get over to the No Boundaries Youth Organizers Open House at 1808 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore 21217. Share history and a vision for where youth advocacy should go in Baltimore City. Light Refreshments will be served. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1964017230298949/.
14] – There is a Baltimore Green Forum on Sun., June 10 at 4 PM with Sam Hopkins, long-time producer and moderator of the Baltimore Green Forum., who will discuss Un-Denial.com -- The "Denial Gene" that Most Humans Have But You Probably Don't!!!
This astounding theory is explained at the website, Un-Denial.com. Learn this new explanation for why most humans are in "denial" about what makes our current civilization not sustainable. The "denial" is caused by a genetic mutation that happened about 100,000 years ago. But not everyone carries the gene. That is why if you understand and grieve about the non-sustainability of our civilization, you are special. You should want to meet others like you and hear more about this new theory and this gene.
The Roundtable Discussion will go unto 5:15 PM. Announcements & networking will happen from 5:15 to 5:45 PM. Another Roundtable Discussion is from 5:45 to 6:30 PM. The forum is at 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286.
The Baltimore Green Forum seeks to educate and stimulate dialogue about what humans can do to make modern civilization more sustainable, including adjusting to finite resource limits and preserving biodiversity and a healthy environment. We do this through 8 monthly meetings a year. The topics are far ranging. They vary from local to planetary and from philosophical to scientific to very practical.
BGF is open to the public and is free of charge, but donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are collected during the meeting to thank the church for their generous gift of the space to us. Email BaltimoreGreenForum@gmail.com. Or call Sam Hopkins at 410 935 8540. Go to http://www.baltimoregreenforum.org.
15] – On Sun., June 10 at 4 PM, join the Black Lives Matter monthly vigil, hosted by Black Lives Matter-Columbia, MD at Governor Warfield Parkway and Windstream Drive. It occurs on the second Sunday of each month for a public witness to remind our community that all lives will matter when black lives matter. See https://www.facebook.com/events/408704056256085/.
16] -- On Sun., June 10 from 5 to 7 PM, take in the 5th Annual LFFP Talent Show Fundraiser, hosted by Little Friends For Peace at Busboys and Poets Mount Vernon, 5th and K Sts. NW, WDC 20001. All proceeds for the event will support the Ann Little Memorial Peace Camp Scholarship. All talents are welcome. To sign up to perform, you can email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets at the door are $15 in cash, check, credit or Venmo! If you can't make it and would like to help us send kids to peace camp this summer, you can donate at http://www.lffp.org/donate.html. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/860836667457824/.
17] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is June 11, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com or call 202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
18] – Join the Korea Peace Network in Washington, D.C. on June 11-12 for advocacy training and lobby days to urge the U.S. to sign the Korea peace treaty! Because the United States is a signatory on the cease-fire that halted the Korean War, President Trump's signature is required to declare an end to the War, and turn the armistice into a peace treaty. On Monday, June 11, peace advocates will meet in D.C. for a strategy meeting and advocacy training. On June 12, the group will hold lobby meetings with members of Congress and the Trump administration. The Korea Peace Network's 2018 Advocacy Days are happening Mon., June 11 and Tues., June 12 at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, WDC 20002. Email KoreaPeaceNetwork@gmail.com.
To be continued.
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"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