Baltimore Activist Alert Sept. 9 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.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Write Reality Winner
5] Pat Elder for Congress
6] Support the Duncan & Porter Hospitality House
7] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat
8] Protest in solidarity with those hurt by the church. -- Sept. 9
9] Canvass for Ben Jealous – Sept. 9
10] Improving Science Communication – Sept. 9
11] My Walk to Palestine – Sept. 9
12] MoCo Rise for Climate Rally – Sept. 9
13] Honey Bee Awareness – Sept. 9
14] Meet Dr. Jordan Peterson – Sept. 9
15] Film DARK MONEY – Sept. 9
16] Pass the ERA – Sept. 9
17] Black Lives Matter monthly vigil – Sept. 9
18] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 10
19] Food Rescue Baltimore – Sept. 10
20] Film SIX MILES OUT – Sept. 10
21] Phone Bank for Johnny O – Sept. 10
22] Immigration Dialogue – Sept. 10
23] Young DSA meeting – Sept. 10
24] Mass Liberation Monday – Sept. 10
25] Get Money Out of Maryland conference call – Sept. 10
26] Trade Battles – Sept. 11
27] Voices from Japan – Sept. 11
28] Putin’s Propaganda – Sept. 11
29] Peace Vigil – Sept. 11
30] No Drone Research DEMO – Sept. 11
31] Phone bank for Ben Jealous – Sept. 11 & 13
32] Letters of Solidarity – Sept. 11
33] April Ryan book talk – Sept. 11
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 email@example.com. You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – Green Candidate Pat Elder is Running against Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer -- email@example.com/301-997-3963. Elder is a life-long peace and justice activist, who will be on the ballot in November. He is a great progressive. Elder calls for shutting down the Chalk Point and Morgantown coal-fired stations in the 5th district. Pat is opposed to Dominion Energy’s terminal at Cove Point and other projects in the 5th. He also demands a cessation of weapons testing in the Potomac and an immediate cleanup of Superfund sites at the Indian Head Naval Warfare Center and Patuxent River Naval Air Station. He calls for subjecting the military’s ongoing environmental degradation to state oversight.
Pat supports Medicare for all, public financing of elections, free community college. Elder supports a living wage; strong measures to correct racial injustice; eliminating the Social Security taxable maximum of $128,400; He advocates for meaningful cuts in military spending and increasing the top tax for folks making more than $2 million to 50%. That’ll pay for everything. Pat supports non-violent, multilateral solutions to the problems facing our country.
Pat plans to capture 5% of the vote and expects to open the political debate. Pat expects to run the most successful Green Party congressional campaign ever. It shouldn’t be too tough. Hoyer is awful. Spread the message on social media. Send in a dollar or two if you can.
5] – Support the Duncan & Porter Hospitality House. What's a house of hospitality without a working kitchen? Donate at https://www.gofundme.com/v2s3h8.
More than 25 years ago Vincent Eirene, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, opened up his doors to those in need. Vince, now 65, will always put others first and has given back to the community continuously. Avoiding the regulations of official shelters, he maintains an open door policy, working with a few men at a time that usually come from the local food pantry. He helps them with everything from medical care to social services. Vince has been running his open door home on his own disability check and the miracle of generosity. I personally have been helping him secure funding for purchasing the home and keeping it livable, from small touches to large ones. It is currently in need of a new stove. Please help us raise this modest amount before harvest, so the cooking can continue at the Duncan and Porter House of Hospitality.
6] – The labor chorus is ACTIVELY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS as it begins preparing its 10-Year Anniversary Spring 2019 show. All are welcome (no experience needed), but the chorus is especially interested in augmenting the TENOR, BARITONE, BASS sections. Rehearsals are each Tuesday, 7-9 PM, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cathedral at Read in Mt. Vernon. Please help spread the word to anyone you know who likes to sing and is committed to social justice! Check out the web page: charmcitylaborchorus.org. The ability to read music is strongly encouraged but it is not
7] – Get a good-looking black hat which says Anti-War Veteran in the front and Viva House 50th in the back. The cost is $10. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
8] – There is a Call To Action invitation to participate in a “peaceful protest and prayer vigil” on Sun., Sept. 9 at 10 AM at the Basilica on Cathedral Street. It is an opportunity to passionately display demands to Church leaders. Prepare a sign that states your message for Archbishop Lori and his brother bishops. Call Ryan Sattler- Chapter Chair of Call To Action Maryland at 443-275-1180. This protest is in solidarity with all those who have been hurt by the church.
9] – The Baltimore City Canvasses for Ben Jealous, hosted by Baltimore City Democratic Party, will continue until Oct. 28. Canvass on Sun., Sept. 9 at 10 AM at 1023 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201-5403. Tell voters why Ben Jealous is the best gubernatorial candidate for our City! Canvass every Saturday and Sunday with launches at 10 AM and 1 PM!
If you've never canvassed before, it's easy! You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with our neighbors across Baltimore. Volunteering is the most important thing we can do to make sure our state has the leadership it needs in Annapolis, and with your help, we'll get that new leadership in November! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2179351552348279/.
10] – 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., Sept. 9, the topic is “Improving Science Communication: Creating a Culture of Curiosity, Critical Thinking, and Engagement in Science.” Science communication often stops with journal publications and science conferences. The media then “translates” the science for mass consumption. Dr. Martin founded Public Health United out of a desire to end this game of “telephone” from lab results to the public. Misinterpreted science findings simply should not affect major public health decisions. Public Health United fosters new partnerships between scientists and the public that they are trying to reach to co-create excellent, evidence-based science communication. is a scientist and science communicator at the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center. While obtaining a PhD in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Nina started the Public Health United podcast to learn about the success and challenges scientists face when communicating science. Interests: figuring out how to engage the public on science in fun, creative ways, evidence-based teaching methods & science communication, baking, traveling, talking about vaccines, and her dog, Clark Kent. Call 410-581-2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11] – On Sun., Sept. 9 from noon to 1:30 PM hear about My Walk to Palestine: A 5,000 km journey from Sweden to Palestine, hosted by the Muslim Community Center, 15200 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20905. The special guest, Benjamin Ladraa, is a Swedish activist who took a walk to bring awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people. Listen to his journey across two continents and his motivations for taking the year-long trip. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/239733430047738/.
12] – On Sun., Sept. 9 from 2 to 4 PM, join MoCo Rise for Climate Rally, hosted by Sierra Club Montgomery County at the Rockville Town Square, 200 E Middle Lane, Rockville 20850. MoCo Rise for Climate seeks to educate, inspire, and motivate residents of Montgomery County to push elected leaders and the whole community to act boldly to fight climate change. Hear from inspiring speakers, enjoy great music, and learn how you can connect to our cosponsoring organizations. As the federal government fails to act, local leaders must step up and lead. Demand action now! Check out https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZHpwu28sKzPm7Qm8l0UvsrodYDbk7QwPkez1bR0ANck/edit?usp=sharing and https://www.facebook.com/events/1808817615899086/.
13] – On Sun., Sept. 9 from 2:30 to 4 PM, get involved with Honey Bee Awareness: Understanding the Swarm, hosted by York County Parks at Richard M. Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Dr., York, PA 17403. Bee specialist Jeremy Barnes will create a swarm to help participants understand this seldom seen event in a beehive’s life. Swarm bees, though docile during the process, will be actively flying around in search of the queen. Participants will be able to get up close to the bees and have their questions answered. No fee, and no registration required. See https://www.facebook.com/events/318721662020958/.
14] – On Sun., Sept. 9 from 3 to 6 PM, meet Dr. Jordan Peterson, hosted by USA Liberalists at the Ropewalk Tavern, 1209 S. Charles St., Baltimore. Dr. Peterson will later be at the Hippodrome Theatre! Before his talk, come to the Ropewalk Tavern to meet others interested in politics, philosophy, and classical liberal values. To learn more about the liberalists, visit usaliberalists.org. Go to http://theatrebaltimore.com/hippodrome/Tickets-Active.php?eventID=2756779&venueID=3045 and https://www.facebook.com/events/637514113314182/.
15] – On Sun., Sept. 9 at 3:15 PM, American Promise Delaware shows “Dark Money,” followed by a Q&A session with State Senator Bryan Townsend, an advocate for legislation calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to reverse Citizens United and related cases. This is happening at Theater N, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. DARK MONEY is the gripping tale of corporate control of Montana's politics, both historic and newly unleashed by Citizens United, and the years-long investigation of campaign finance crimes and dark money sources by an underfunded state agency and intrepid journalist John Adams. Visit https://nextdoor.com/events/de/wilmington/documentary-movie-screening-dark-money-theatre-n-2401704.
16] – On Sun., Sept. 9 at 4 PM, join The CALL - ERA Education Program, hosted by One Rural Woman at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007. Get tickets at www.katrinasdream.org. Help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world. PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
There is a NATIONAL WEEKLY SUNDAY CALL at 4 PM with E.R.A. ADVOCATES -- CALL IN NO: 563.999.2090 CONFERENCE NO: 898879#. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/.
17] – On Sun., Sept. 9 from 4 to 5 PM, attend a Black Lives Matter monthly vigil at Governor Warfield Parkway and Windstream Drive in Howard County. The vigil will continue until Dec. 9. Join in on the second Sunday of each month for a public witness to remind the community that all lives will matter when black lives matter. Show up to tell the world that injustice will not be ignored in Howard County or anywhere else. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/408704056256085/.
18] – 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 Sept. 10, 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.
19] – On Mon., Sept. 10, and every Monday until Feb. 4, 2019, at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See https://www.facebook.com/events/415842178868197/.
20] – On Mon., Sept. 10 from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM, see the D.C. premier of “Six Miles Out,” hosted by We Are Not Numbers at the Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, WDC 20004. Tickets are at festival.dcshorts.com. Gaza fishermen sail into to the Mediterranean for the night to bring in a catch to eat and sell–an act of bravery, since the Israeli Navy prowls nearby ready to shoot. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/833833573479260/.
21] – On Mon., Sept. 10 at 5:30 PM and continuing until November 5, do phone banking with Team O!, hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive, 4050 North Point Blvd., Dundalk 21222. Join a people-powered campaign to build a better Baltimore County! Contact Team O's Brad at 410-371-9731 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/929372493937041/.
22] – On Mon., Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 6 PM, there will be an Immigration Dialogue, hosted by the D.C. Public Library, Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC 20011. Explore how our identities, experiences and values shape our views. Whether you are a new immigrant or your family came to the United States generations ago, come share your perspective on how current local and national immigration issues are affecting community life. In order to deepen the conversation on this important topic, this dialogue will happen over three sessions. Community members are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions as each dialogue session will build on the previous one. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/459590101116840/.
23] – On Mon., Sept. 10 from 6:15 to 7:15 PM, there is a Young Democratic Socialist Association Orientation Meeting at GW’s Marvin Center, Room 405, 800 21st St. NW, WDC 20052. Anybody is welcome! If you paid your dues already, then perfect! If you have not, don't worry! You will have a chance to pay your dues at the meeting and become an official member of YDSA GW. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/979538398896880
24] – Progressive Prince George's on Mon., Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 9 PM will continue the Mass Liberation Mondays at 9221 Hampton Park Blvd., Capitol Heights 20743. Contact qiana johnson at email@example.com or 2408454007.
25] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#. Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election. Early voting goes from Thurs., Oct. 25 through Thurs., Nov. 1 (8 days), and Election Day is Tues., Nov. 6.
26] – On Sept. 11 from 10:30 AM to noon, come to the Carnegie Endowment to hear "Trade Battles, North Korea, and U.S.-Japan China Policy" with multiple speakers at 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=6950&lang=en.
27] –On Sept. 11 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Tetsuro Kuroe, National Security Secretariat of Japan, and retired Lt. Gen. Koichi Isobe, Harvard University will tackle "Voices from Japan: Japan’s Strategic Outlook" at the Stimson Center, 8th Floor, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEbDcDmKcbaDJVm4OgPK18-Lq3Xxa6qG2E9RCIZHpmTdA5pQ/viewform.
28] – On Tues., Sept.11 from 3 to 4 PM, engage in a discussion Putin's Propaganda: Pushing Back Against Kremlin-Run Television, hosted by the Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, WDC 20005. Tickets are at www.atlanticcouncil.org. Putin’s regime has been accused of using politically motivated assassinations as a tool to silence and deter future defectors and political opposition. Each assassination is accompanied by a web of false narratives, often transmitted by state-run media outlets. Marina Litvinenko and Alex Goldfarb are fighting back by suing RT and Channel 1 Russia for their role in spreading disinformation surrounding the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former officer of the Russian FSB secret service, who was killed in London in 2006. The Atlantic Council will bring together a panel of experts for a discussion. The event is free but make sure you register at https://www.facebook.com/events/467914760352645/.
29] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Sept. 11. Call 215-426-0364.
30] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.
31] – On Tues., Sept. 11 and Thurs., Sept. 13 at 6 PM, and continuing until Sept. 27, get involved with Baltimore City Phone Banks for Ben Jealous, hosted by the Baltimore City Democratic Party at the 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC, 611 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Call voters across Baltimore, and tell them why Ben Jealous is the best candidate for our City! Phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with neighbors across Baltimore. Just bring a cell phone and a charger! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2105898316403812/.
32] – On Tues., Sept. 11 from 7 to 9 PM, attend a Letters of Solidarity Write-In, hosted by Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012. Busboys & Poets and PEN America are proud to present the Prison Justice Write-In at Busboys & Poets Takoma. Participants will be given the opportunity to read and respond to writing from PEN America’s Writers in Prison Program. Prisons are designed to be isolating, and communication from the outside world can help prisoners feel like they are connecting with people and reminds them that they are not alone. Whether this is your first letter or one of many, participants can sit together and help one another craft meaningful letters to incarcerated family members, friends and community members. Those who don't wish to write are also welcome to come and read original work by the talented artists involved in the Prison Writing Program and discuss prison reform and the importance of art as self-expression. Guidelines for writing letters to prisoners will be provided.
This event is co-sponsored by Voices Unbarred, a prison theatre organization giving individuals who are incarcerated a platform to perform and have their voices heard. They will be providing access to the latest play completed by their group, offering participants a chance to share what they learned from reading the play directly with its creators. https://www.facebook.com/events/2240810926163815/.
33] – On Tues., Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 9 PM, come to Writers LIVE: with April Ryan, hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N Charles St,, Baltimore 21210, The veteran White House reporter thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In “Under Fire,” Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal. She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel appointments, and what it is like when she, as a reporter asking difficult questions, finds herself in the spotlight, becoming part of the story. With the world on edge and a country grappling with a new controversy almost daily, Ryan gives readers a glimpse into current events from her perspective, not only from inside the briefing room, but also as a target of those who want to avoid answering probing questions. She is White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN political analyst. Mahogany Books will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program. Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2284137074960830/.
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