Sunday, June 16, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 16 – 17, 2019


Baltimore Activist Alert – June 16 – 17, 2019

"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] Get involved with NCNR   
4] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat  
5] Lawyers Against War
6] “Explore & Live Palestine” from July 11 through July 25, 2019
7] SUPPORT AMAZON WORKERS OF CONSCIENCE
8] Global Solutions Lab Where are the children? – June 16 - 24
9] 28th Annual Walk for the Animals – June 16
10] Tour the AVAM -- June 16
11] Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training -- June 16
12] Baltimore Pride Festival – June 16
13] Person a booth at the Pride Festival – June 16
14] Adoption Sunday June 16
15] Impeachment Rally – June 16
16] On the Call for the ERA – June 16
17] See the film “The Serengeti Rules” – June 16 – 20
18] Pentagon Protest – June 17
19] Food Rescue – June 17
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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 U.S. wars.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – 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.

5] – Jeff Ross, an attorney in Maryland, is interested in gathering with other lawyers to discuss ways in which the legal profession and the law generally can be conceptualized as a peace-building and war-resisting institution and redirected to these ends. Areas to explore might include: 1) ways in which this group could support with legal analysis/writing those lawyers who are representing peace-builders/war-resisters in criminal prosecutions; 2) ways in which, from a more theoretical perspective, the law might be grounded in an ethic of non-violence; and 3) ways in which law students and young lawyers might be exposed to a non-violent vision of the law. All religious, philosophical, and critical perspectives on the law are welcome. The group might want to call itself Lawyers Against War. Jeff can be reached at 443-690-6872 and jross50@hotmail.com.

6] – If you are 18 to 35, don't miss this unique opportunity to visit Palestine! Registration is Now Open at https://kthps.org/join. For more information, please visit: https://kthps.org/.  Know Thy Heritage, Inc. is offering a Leadership Initiative “Explore & Live Palestine” from July 11 through July 25, 2019.  This is a program of The Arab American Institute.  Visit http://www.aaiusa.org/.

7] -- SUPPORT AMAZON WORKERS OF CONSCIENCE.  We are in a deep struggle to support conscience within the high tech community, which may be the only way to prevent a major leap into artificial intelligence warfare that we see the beginnings of in the expanding global U.S. drone war system.  This may be of particular interest to Johns Hopkins' Navy-funded researchers, some of whom have been working on swarming drone technology.

These are not major asks and can be a powerful reinforcement of conscience at an extremely critical moment.  Please consider circulating this link to your lists encouraging people to sign the linked RootsAction petition - https://www.knowdrones.com/blog/2019/3/6/support-amazon-workers-who-dont-want-to-work-for-war and leafletting Whole Foods in your areas. This is a link to the leaflet -- https://gallery.mailchimp.com/dd110b000ca250d868d4f419b/files/107fc695-8af9-4f7e-a523-ecd1d1dfd28f/Wholefoods_Leaflet.pdf. Should you have interest in circulating the links and possibly leafletting, contact Nick Mottern at  nickmottern at gmail.com.

8] – On Sun., June 16 through Mon., June 24, get with the Global Solutions Lab at the United Nations and at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia. Participants from Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Singapore, South Africa, Ghana, DR of the Congo, Pakistan, etc. will be participating. Register at http://designsciencelab.com/.

9] --  On Sun., June 16 from 10 AM to 2 PM, get over to the 28th Annual Walk for the Animals, hosted by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis 21403.  Walk through Quiet Waters Park with your family and friends (2 or 4 legged) at your own pace.  Join a team and fundraise with your friends. Stroll through Vendor Village and meet the wonderful Veterinary Hospitals, clothing providers, Artisans, Home Remodeling, and many other vendors who love animals just as much as you do! Register at http://aacspca-walk-for-the-animals-2019.everydayhero.do.  All dogs must be leashed, preferably on a non-retractable leash. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1202475266593430/.

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.  However, on Sun., June 16, there will be a Field Trip to the American Visionary Art Museum instead of a platform presentation.  Carpool from the Ethical Society at 10:30 AM or meet at the AVAM lobby at 11 AM to start the tour.  Pre-register by emailing Joanna108@yogahealth.us so that at least 10 adults sign up so that the group rate is available: $10 for an adult, $8/college student, $6/students and ages 5 and under are free.  The exhibit is titled Parenting: An Art Without A Manual.  It focuses on what might be humanity’s most essential performance art — the transformative and complex art of parenting. Artists express the good, bad, horrific, and/or sublime of being a parent, or of being parented, alongside humor, the latest scientific research, and globally-sourced wisdoms. Call 410-581-2322 or email ask@bmorethical.org

11] – On Sun., June 16 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM, participate in a Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training at the Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. FACEBOOK RSVPs ARE NICE, BUT PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING HERE https://forms.gle/rNJsSPAxLwNPTzaYA.  This training is for volunteers who would like to stand in solidarity with immigrants going through ICE check-ins or other stressful and dehumanizing processes. The training will be a block from the Foggy Bottom Metro. Language skills other than English, and access to a car, are useful but by no means necessary.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/1115538011971394/.

12] – On Sun., June 16 from noon to 6 PM, attend Baltimore Pride 2019 at Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and the Sundial Pavilion. The Pride Festival will celebrate families and children with a kid-friendly environment including music and entertainment stages, exhibitors, and local food trucks. Visit http://baltimorepride.org/pride2019/. See the Sunday Schedule: http://baltimorepride.org/pride2019/#SundaySchedule.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/1639541446178614/.

13] – On Sun., June 16 from 11 AM to 6 PM, see the Booth at Baltimore Pride, hosted by Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Maryland Chapter in Druid Park, 967-999 Druid Park Lake Drive, Baltimore. Get tickets at www.meetup.com.  The group needs a few people to talk to people and distribute brochures. If you are uncomfortable talking to people, you can help by bringing food and water, or you can assist with setup or cleanup. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1678995372245835/.

14] –  On Sun., June 16 from noon to 3 PM, attend Adoption Sunday at Howl, hosted by Howl and Moorhouse Training at 3531 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore 21211.  The Baltimore Humane Society will be bringing animals for adoption at Howl!  Since they were founded in 1927 by Elsie Seeger Barton, the Baltimore Humane Society has provided for the care of suffering and homeless animals. It is a No Kill shelter that also provides low cost wellness, spray and neuter center, and a cemetery with bereavement services. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2438815589740073/.

15] -- A Rally to Impeach Trump will take place on Sun., June 16 at 4 PM in Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring 20910.  This rally is to demonstrate the goal to impeach president Trump. Speakers include Sara Yaseen, Author and Singer of “Democracy Raps,” Alan Howe, armed services veteran, community organizer and author and tireless defender of democracy; John Gartner, psychologist, political activist, and author.  There are four immediate, specific threats to our nation.  The Duty To Warn organization of mental health professionals who advocate Trump's removal on the grounds that he is psychologically unfit, recently published this op-ed which was #1 in USA Today last week: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/31/donald-trump-should-impeached-because-his-bad-mental-health-column/1260781001/.  RSVP at https://www.impeach.org/event/impeachment_day_of_action_june15/125001/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=dailykos.

16] – On Sun., June 16 from 4 to 5 PM, get on The CALL - ERA Education Program at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007.  Tickets are at www.katrinasdream.org.  Please come each Sunday and 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.

The CALL IN NUMBER is 563.999.2090, the CONFERENCE NO: 898879#.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/?event_time_id=1710130255689090.

17] – On Sun., June 16 and through Thurs., June 20 at 7:15 PM, see “The Serengeti Rules” at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910. Tickets can be had at silver.afi.com.  Discover one of the most important, untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. There will be a Q&A with award-winning biologist and author Sean B. Carroll following the show on June 14, as part of Science on Screen.  Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to re-imagine the world as it could and should be.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/319149058998040/?event_time_id=319149062331373.

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 June 17, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.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., June 17 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/.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 14 - 20, 2019


54] Tell Steny Hoyer Medicare for All June 14
55] Honk to Stop Trump’s wars – June 14
56] Black Lives Matter – June 14
57] See the film “The Serengeti Rules” – June 14 – 20
58] Ballroom Dancing – June 14
59] Peoples Power Assembly at Pride – June 15 - 16
60] Baltimore Reclaiming at Pride – June 15
61] Fold-In at the White House – June 15
62] Movement Leadership Training June 15
63] Peace Vigil – June 15
64] Party for Socialism and Liberation at Pride – June 15
65] D.C. Statehood – June 15
66] Baltimore Pride 2019 – June 15 - 17
67] Our Revolution Baltimore meeting – June 15
68] Juneteenth Events in D.C – June 15 & 19
69] ANSWER Coalition at Juneteenth – June 15
70] Eyewitness Palestine – Application deadline is June 15, 2019.  
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Join the Global Zero campaign
75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
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54] – The Medicare for All Emergency Ambulance Tour will be at Steny Hoyer's Bull Roast in Mitchellville, MD to "urge" him to co-sponsor H.R. 1384 - the Jayapal/Dingell Medicare-for-All bill. Be there at 4 PM on Fri., June 14 at the Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville 20721.  Livestreaming will begin at 4:30 PM. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1MAo1L8UNo5fAPWXS0LreQAhUqb-LTzqdrodabdE8W0KtLw/viewform.

55] –  – HONK TO  STOP TRUMP'S WARS & WALLS OF HATE on Fri., June 14 at 4 PM at a Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' @ SEPTA entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila City Hall west side.   Hold a sign or a banner or a poster or leaflet. Bring an umbrella in case of rain. Call 484-574-1148 or see www.brandywinepeace.com.  Reach-Out to people because only we together can stop endless war, Lockheed Martin (#1 war profiteer from drone warfare to nuclear weapons) and the drone war command operation in Horsham.  Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the violence, the lies and militarism of these deadly times. Only people can do it.  So reach-out!  These 2nd Friday of the month Philly Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side.

56] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on June 14. Black Lives Matter.  

57] – On Fri., June 14, Sat., June 15, Sun., June 16 and through Thurs., June 20 at 7:15 PM, see “The Serengeti Rules” at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910. Tickets can be had at silver.afi.com.  Discover one of the most important, untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. There will be a Q&A with award-winning biologist and author Sean B. Carroll following the show on June 14, as part of Science on Screen.  Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to re-imagine the world as it could and should be.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/319149058998040/?event_time_id=319149062331373.

58] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be on June 14. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email eneergdivad@gmail.com.

59] – The Peoples Power Assembly will participate in the Pride March on Sat., June 15. The group will be named the "Chelsea Manning and Marielle Franco Contingent."  Marielle is the LGBTQ Afro-Venezuelan, active in the fight against police brutality, who was murdered.  The PPA will have a table at the Festival at Druid Park on Sun., June 16.  If interested in marching or tabling, email Sharon Black [mailto:sharonmarieblack@gmail.com] or call 410-218-4835. 

60] – On Sat., June 15 from 10 AM to 3 PM, Baltimore Reclaiming will march in Pride 2019! Gather at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  All witches and the witch-curious are invited to march. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/533082987223289/.

61] – On Sat., June 15 from 10 AM to noon, join a Fold-In at the White House, Lafayette Square Historic District, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20006.  Hosted by Searching for Eon, this Fold-In is a participatory art-as-protest performance piece that needs YOU. In Japan there is a tradition that says if you dedicate yourself to folding 1,000 paper cranes the gods will grant you one wish. Come dressed in a monochromatic outfit (all red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet from head to toe) and you will sit down next to strangers who can teach you how to fold origami cranes.

Together hold space as a literal rainbow in front of the White House to celebrate Trans and non-binary members of our community, remember those we have lost, and engage in old fashioned conversation with passersby about the queer members of our community that we cherish and love.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/328130341201090/?event_time_id=328130357867755.

62] – There is a Movement Leadership Training at which participants will learn the basics of Progressive Maryland's organizing methodology.  Folks who are seriously interested in developing their personal leadership and building community power to improve collective living conditions are encouraged to apply and attend.  The training is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and FREE for a small number of training volunteers. It is happening on Sat., June 15 from 10 AM to 6 PM at Salisbury University, Room Henson 103, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury 21801.  CONTACT Alexiss Kurtz at alexiss@progressivemaryland.org or 301-684-6715.

63] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to www.ccpeace.org. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com

64] – On Sat., June 15 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, march with the Party for Socialism and Liberation - PSL in the Baltimore LGBTQ Pride 2019! This year, the PSL contingent at Baltimore Pride will be honoring this history of LGBTQ resistance. 50 years later, the LGBTQ community has made many strides despite widespread repression, homophobia, transphobia and biphobia -- but many of these forces still oppress LGBTQ people today. Meet at 11:30 AM near N. Charles St. and 33rd St. The PSL contingent is position 82 in the lineup. Call 202-556-1651 or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/973930642998351/.

65] – On Sat., June 15 from noon to 2 PM, hear from Congresswoman Norton about DC Statehood, hosted by The Ward 8 Democrats at the United Medical Center, 1310 Southern Ave. SE, WDC 20032.  Congresswoman Norton will provide congressional updates followed by policy and grassroots efforts supporting the DC Statehood movement. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2259824857601453/.

66] – On Sat., June 15 at noon through Mon., June 17 at 9 PM, get over to Baltimore Pride 2019 at 2530 N. Charles St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore 21218.  Each year in June, The PRIDE Center of Maryland kicks off Pride Month in celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) community that culminates into Pride Weekend. The Weekend kicks off with Twilight on the Terrace on Friday June 14 followed with the block party and legendary parade on Saturday and Sunday’s festival at Druid Hill Park. Baltimore Pride is now in its 44th year! Visit http://baltimorepride.org/pride2019/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1639541446178614/.

67] – On Sat., June 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Canton Branch, 1030 S. Ellwood Ave., Baltimore 21224, come to an Our Revolution Baltimore monthly membership meeting with the theme of Equitable Housing with Lisa Hodges, Baltimore NAACP Housing Committee Chair, Zafar Shah, Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center, and Adriana Foster, Charm City Land Trusts.  As always, the meeting will be a pot luck, so bring a dish, snack, or beverage to share. See https://www.facebook.com/events/375296019935303/.

68] – Get over to Juneteenth Events in D.C. with ONE DC. On Sat., June 15 from 1 to 5 PM, there will be a festival at the ONE DC Black Workers Center Lot, 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE. Celebrate liberation with live music, local vendors, food, live art, and education on Juneteenth history and ways to get involved in organizing in DC! On Wed., June 19 from 6 to-9 PM, enjoy a Juneteenth Community Learning Event at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, Peter Marshall Hall. This event will feature historians, community organizers, and artists speaking about the history and significance of Juneteenth, as well as about the current struggles of liberation today.  Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time for us to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation. RSVP at juneteenthdc.org. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1011995232328911/?event_time_id=1011995235662244.

69] – Join the ANSWER Coalition at several Juneteenth events. The group will be at the DC Festival on Sat., June 15 from 1 to 5 PM, adjacent to Black Workers & Wellness Center, 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, WDC.  Use the Anacostia Metro (Green Line).  Tickets are required, from $0 to $20.  Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-in-dc-festival-2019-tickets-58396643934.  Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time for us to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation.

70] -- In August 2019, join Eyewitness Palestine to explore the creative ways Palestinian communities employ arts and culture as a means of resilience and resistance. Meet Palestinians and Israelis making and using visual art, performance art, and more. And learn about the importance of other creative tools for community resilience, such as farming, technology, and education.  You will also meet additional Palestinians and Israelis working for peace and justice and visit important historical and religious sites. Scholarships are available.  Application deadline is June 15, 2019.  Visit EyewitnesspPalestine.org.

71] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and Venezuela. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

72] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

73] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

74] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

75] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan


Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 13 -14, 2019


45] Building Worker Power – June 13
46] Film PRETTY UGLY – June 13
47] Poor Peoples Campaign meeting – June 13
48] Discussion on Black People and Criminal Justice – June 13
49] "THE FIVE HUNDRED YEAR REBELLION" – June 13
50] Reset Retirement – June 14
51] White House vigil– June 14
52] WIB peace vigils – June 14
53] “Temporary Protected Status” – June 14
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45] – On Thurs., June 13 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, hear about Strategies for Building Worker Power, hosted by the Economic Policy Institute, 1225 I St. NW, #600, WDC 20005. A growing body of research shows the systematic erosion of workers' bargaining power over the past 40-plus years is at the root of wage stagnation for working people and rising inequality. If policymakers wish to address these issues, they must look to policies that build up worker power. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/329727644377057/.

46] – On Thurs., June 13 from 6 to 8 PM, See the film “Pretty Ugly,” as part of a Fundraiser Party at the Brookeville Beer Farm, 20315 Georgia Ave., Brookeville 20833. Support a powerful new documentary about toxic chemicals in personal care products and cosmetics. Watch an extended excerpt of the film. Discover tools to avoid harmful ingredients in a post-screening discussion with the filmmaker, and discover Beautycounter, a skincare and cosmetics company whose mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/915499021954203/.

47] – On Thurs., June 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, attend the Montgomery County Regional Monthly Meeting - Poor People's Campaign at the Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012. Light refreshments and hot beverages will be served. See https://www.facebook.com/events/303352030597626/.

48] – On Thurs., June 13 from 7 to 9 PM, catch the When They See Us Community Discussion on Black People and Criminal Justice, hosted by the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network at George Mason's University School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 3434 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington 22201. Have you seen the series When They See Us? Has it stirred up strong emotions? Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2323285481326550/.

49] – On Thurs., June 13 from 7 to 9 PM, BEN DANGL PRESENTS "THE FIVE HUNDRED YEAR REBELLION" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  After centuries of colonial domination and a twentieth century riddled with dictatorships, indigenous peoples in Bolivia embarked upon a social and political struggle that would change the country forever. As part of that project activists took control of their own history, starting in the 1960s by reaching back to oral traditions and then forward to new forms of print and broadcast media. This book tells the fascinating story of how indigenous Bolivians recovered and popularized histories of past rebellions, political models, and leaders, using them to build movements for rights, land, autonomy, and political power. Drawing from rich archival sources and the author’s lively interviews with indigenous leaders and activist-historians. The book describes how movements tapped into centuries-old veins of oral history and memory to produce manifestos, booklets, and radio programs on histories of resistance, wielding them as tools to expand their struggles and radically transform society. Dangl has a PhD in Latin American history from McGill University and has worked as a journalist throughout Latin America for over fifteen years, covering politics and protest movements for outlets such as The Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Salon, Vice, and NACLA Report on the Americas.

50] –   Reset Retirement: Solutions for the 21st Century will be promoted by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Director, Retirement Security, EPI, and Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research, on Fri., June 14 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325), Russell Senate Office Building, 2 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002.  There will be panel discussion which will examine key policy solutions for the ongoing retirement crisis. Reform the current system to ensure all workers can breathe easy in old age. This event will be followed by a delicious lunch. The discussion will be led by Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers, Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman, Blackstone and co-author of “Rescuing Retirement,” and others.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reset-retirement-solutions-for-the-21st-century-tickets-60889488098.

51] – On Fri.,  June 14 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ artlaffin@hotmail.com or at 202-360-6416.

52] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., June 14 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.  Use the purple circulator line.    Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking available. Vigil at noon. Lunch in the Greenway Room is at 1 PM. If there's a storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne: awyattbr@gmail.com.  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email wibbaltimore@peacepath911.org.

53] – On Fri., June 14 from 2 to 3:30 PM, catch a briefing Partially Protected? Non-Asylum Protection in the U.S. and E.U., hosted by the U.S. Helsinki Commission in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237.  Tickets are at www.csce.gov.  The United States and the European Union give legal protection to some people who flee armed conflict or natural disaster, but do not qualify them as refugees. In the United States, the Secretary of Homeland Security designates countries of origin for “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS), enabling their nationals to legally remain in the United States and work until and unless the Secretary terminates the designation. Approximately 417,000 individuals from 10 countries currently have TPS, living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and territories. In 2018, more than 100,300 people were granted similar non-asylum protection, on an individual basis, across the 28 countries of the European Union.

Since 2017, the United States has extended TPS for Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, and announced terminations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Lawsuits have challenged the terminations. To date, Members of Congress have introduced at least 10 TPS-focused bills in the 116th Congress. This briefing will explore the background and implementation of non-asylum protection in the United States and Europe—including whether some European Union Member States are according this protection even when asylum claims are credible—legislative and legal responses, and implications for policy, law, and protection. See ttps://www.facebook.com/events/2547696295263204/.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 11 - 14, 2019


26] Urge the bishops to speak out against nuclear weapons and militarism – June 11
27] Catholics protest at Bishops’ Conference – June 11 - 14
28] Peace vigil – June 11
29] Protest killer drone research at JHU – June 11
30] Voices of Palestine films – June 11 - 12
31] Poor Peoples Campaign – June 11 - 12
32] Truth About “Alternative Facts” – June 11
33] Film Dark Money – June 11
34] Human Trafficking Symposium – June 12 - 13
35] Medicare For All – June 12
36] Climate Finance -- June 12
37] Petition for a Climate Debate -- June 12
38] Future of Conflict – June 12
39] Food Rescue – June 12
40] Petition Delivery to End Child Detention – June 12
41] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – June 12
42] Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – June 12
43] See the new film “Free Trip to Egypt” – June 12
44] “One Thousand and One Nights” – June 12
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26] – On Tues., June 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center will organize a demonstration outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, site of the US Council of Catholic Bishops meeting, 700 Aliceanna St. The demonstrators will urge the bishops to speak out against militarism and nuclear weapons.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Comcast dot net.

27] – On Tues., June 11 at noon through Fri., June 14 at 7 PM, there will be demonstrations outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, site of the US Council of Catholic Bishops meeting, 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, hosted by Maryland Catholics for Action.  SNAP will be hosting three events outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, site of the US Council of Catholic Bishops meeting.  On Tues., June 11 at noon 12:00pm- SNAP will announce their four asks of the bishops. On Wed., June 12 at 6 PM, survivors will share their stories. On Fri., June 14 at a time to be announced, a report card will be read that reviews how well the bishops addressed the abuse crisis in this meeting. These are Catholics from Maryland and the greater DC Metro area, joining together to say enough is enough when it comes to abuse in the Church. https://www.facebook.com/events/315854775992932/.

28] –  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 June 11.  Call 215-426-0364.

29] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on June 11 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

30] – Attend the 2019 Summer Film Series: Voices on Palestine, hosted by The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at www.thejerusalemfund.org.

On Tues., June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see three Restored Films by the Palestine Film Unit (1969).  RSVP at https://www.thejerusalemfund.org/24862/summer-2019-film-series-three-restored-films-by-the-palestine-film-unit-1969

On Wed., June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see “Personal Affairs” by Maha Haj. RSVP at https://www.thejerusalemfund.org/24868/summer-2019-film-series-personal-affairs-by-maha-haj-2.

 Film is one of the most powerful artistic and educational mediums of our times. It is both a tool of personal expression and a screen for reflection of social and historical issues, as it carries culturally specific and universal themes. Its usefulness in expressing and educating others about the Palestinian issue remains hugely significant in our present day, and for this reason, The Jerusalem Fund runs a seasonal film series throughout the year. All these films attest to the vibrancy of a Palestinian cinema despite the statelessness and sometimes simultaneous dual nationalities of its filmmakers.  This series if free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. See https://www.facebook.com/events/646409542446760/?event_time_id=646409555780092

31] –  As part of the Poor Peoples Campaign, faith leaders and people of faith are gearing up for a day of action on Wed., June 12 with Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival.  As President Trump and his administration let the nation suffer, join a unified proactive and creative response that is not confined by “Right” or “Left”, Democrat or Republican, but is rooted in the clear moral Center of right and wrong.  The group need 40 marshals to cover the event. Marshals will help guide the march and keep participants on the sidewalk and in permitted spaces. If you’re willing to serve as a Marshal, sign-up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScA8PhHN92uWjWREzEIlGUBaIyX7pC7V6oA3TAblus891EcVw/viewform.

Attend a training on Tues., June 11 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Lafayette Square Park by the North Gate (H & 16th Sts. NW, WDC). Arrive on Wed., June 12 @ 9:30 AM at New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, 1313 NY Ave. NW, WDC and stay through the event until 1:30 PM. Contact Rev. Janelle Bruce at jbruce@breachrepairers.org or 202.391.3721.

32] – On Tues., June 11 from 6:30 to 9 PM, Profs & Pints is hosting The Truth About “Alternative Facts” at La Pop DC, 1847 Columbia Road NW, WDC 20009. Tickets are at profspintspolarization.brownpapertickets.com.  This is a look at the causes and political consequences of our becoming one nation with two realities, with David Barker, director of American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. The deep divides that define politics in the United States are no longer just about differences in policy preference or culture. Americans these days can’t even agree on basic questions of fact. Is climate change real? Does racism still determine who gets ahead? Is sexual orientation innate? Do immigration and free trade help the economy or hurt it? Does gun control reduce violence? Our answers to these questions often reflect our ideological bias far more than anything else.

David Barker, a professor of Government who previously gave an illuminating Profs and Pints talk on Congressional gridlock, returns to the stage to share findings from the 20 years of research that went into his new book One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy. He’ll be sharing a number of enlightening and provocative conclusions that challenge the idea that reform is possible any time soon.  It’s a talk that will give you a new perspective on both recent elections and the 2020 elections that we’re gearing up for now. You’ll approach the political problems of our day with more sophistication. Advance tickets are $12, while at the door, $15. Save $2 with a student ID. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/1300582110091043/.

33] – On Tues., June 11 from 6:45 to 9:15 PM, see a screening of "Dark Money," hosted by Get Money Out – Maryland at the Catholic Community at Relay, 5025 Cedar Ave., Halethorpe 21227. Get Money Out-Maryland and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Community at Relay present a free screening of Kimberly Reed's real-life political thriller "Dark Money." Set against the backdrop of Montana politics, this Sundance Award-winning film exposes the alarming influence of untraceable corporate campaign contributions on the workings of government. Audience discussion will center on the urgent need for a constitutional amendment reversing the Supreme Court rulings in Citizens United vs. FEC and other cases that have gutted campaign finance regulation. The discussion will include a brief presentation on how legislation in the Maryland General Assembly can help to bring about that amendment. See https://www.facebook.com/events/824981304549532/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1558782985322573.

34] – On Wed., June 12 and Thurs., June 13, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, attend a Human Trafficking Symposium at the  Doberstein Admissions Center, Wilmington University, Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Register at https://www.wilmu.edu/humantraffickingsymposium/index.aspx.

35] – On Wednesday, June 12 in the morning, the House Ways and Means Committee will be convening to debate the Jayapal/Dingell Medicare-for-All bill.  Representative Pramila Jayapal has confirmed that she will join the Ambulance Tour and speak before the hearing. In addition to Ms. Jayapal, there will be a number of other great progressive speakers. An update will be sent out on the actual location on Capitol Hill where the ambulance will be parked and the time when our rally with Congresswoman Jayapal will begin. Plan to arrive on the Hill no later than 8:45 AM.  Email info@email.actionnetwork.org.

36] – On Wed., June 12 from 9 to 10:30 AM, get over to Making it Count: Accountability in Climate Finance, hosted by the World Resources Institute, 10 G St. NE, WDC 20002. Get tickets at www.wri.org. This is part of the Greening Governance Seminar Series, and get with the lively discussion with civil society actors from Uganda and the Philippines to learn how they are advancing effective, equitable adaptation finance systems to build resilience in a changing climate. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/319817582256995/. 

37] – Join the Sunrise Movement on Wed., June 12 from 10 to 11:30 AM to deliver thousands of petitions to the office of the Democratic National Committee, 499 S. Capitol St. SW, WDC 20003 to demand a #ClimateDebate. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/304431883832983/?active_tab=about.

38] – On Wed., June 12 at 11:30 AM, attend the Future of Conflict: Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference 2019. Join a conference that will bring together experts and young professionals to discuss the future of conflict. The conference will host two discussion sessions on dimensions of future conflicts as well as a careers panel. It is happening at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036-2103.  Check out https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/06/12/future-of-conflict-carnegie-junior-fellows-conference-2019-event-7098.

39] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., June 12 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See  https://www.facebook.com/events/2335352913149645/?event_time_id=2335353063149630.

40] – On Wed., June 12 from 1 to 4 PM, there is a March and Petition Delivery to End Child Detention, hosted by the American Friends Service Committee at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Room 1&2, WDC 20002.  Deliver the petition to shut down the Homestead Detention Center. From the Methodist Building, march to the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Health and Human Services.  At 1 PM make signs and banners! The march will be at 1:45 PM.  https://www.facebook.com/events/707270486375868/.

41] – On Wed., June 12 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.

42] – On Wed., June 12 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get over to the Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – West, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365 at 638 N. Gilmor St., Baltimore 21217-2101.  Make plans to come through. Share information, network with your community, and make plans for the August 2019 Ceasefire weekend. See https://www.facebook.com/events/299728504308325/.

43] – See the new film “Free Trip to Egypt.” In these times of tremendous polarization and alienation, film producer Tarek Mounib approached Trump supporters at a Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky and made a startling offer to a population known to fear Muslims and the Arab world: a free trip to Egypt. This trip became the centerpiece of a new film with a simple premise: help foster a return to civility, deep listening, and authentic conversation. On Wed., June 12 at 7:30 PM the film will open nationwide, for one-day-only, in 500 theaters across in the US for a #PledgeToListen Day of Unity. The screening will be followed by a telecast live-panel discussion from Washington DC featuring celebrities, politicians and thought leaders. See the film at AMC Owings Mills 17, 10100 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Look at www.FreeTripToEgypt.com or www.Facebook.com/FreeTripToEgypt.

44] – The acclaimed Beirut-based Caracalla Dance Theatre is performing on Wed., June 12 at 8 PM “One Thousand and One Nights” at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts,1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22812.  Call Wolf Trap’s Box Office at 1-877-965-3872. Tickets are available at https://www.wolftrap.org/calendar/performance/19filene/0612show19.aspx.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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