Monday, August 12, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 13 -15, 2019

29] Zero Waste Workshop Aug. 13
30] Oppose the Columbia Gas Lawsuit – Aug. 13
31] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Aug. 13
32] Peace vigil – Aug. 13
33] Say No to Drone Research at JHU – Aug. 13
34] Stand with Kashmir: A Teach-in – Aug. 13
35] Racist War on Drugs – Aug. 13
36] Council President's Legislative Town Hall – Aug. 13
37] Antisemitism and Christian Hegemony – Aug. 13
38] "HEALTH JUSTICE NOW” – Aug. 13
39] Extinction Rebellion Delaware meeting Aug. 13
40] Rumi Forum – Aug. 14
41] Prison and Police Abolition – Aug. 14
42] Our Revolution Howard County Membership Meeting – Aug. 14
43] Reclaim Our Schools – Aug. 14
44] Vigil for Peace in Yemen – Aug. 15
29] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 8 AM to 3 PM, attend a Zero Waste Workshop, hosted by USGBC - National Capital Region at the U.S. Green Building Council, 2101 L St. NW #500, WDC 20037.  Learn how your business or institution can advance its solid waste and recycling goals with fiscally responsible strategies. This workshop will present TRUE, a rigorous new standard which moves beyond others by focusing on how we operate our businesses, factories and institutions.  TRUE (Total Resource Use & Efficiency) Zero Waste Certification enables facilities to define, pursue and achieve their Zero Waste goals while cutting their carbon footprint, supporting public health and maximizing profits. TRUE certification is offered through Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) a program for businesses to access performance in reducing waste and maximizing resource efficiency. GBCI continuing education credits will be available to attendees.

  Attendees will learn from Stephanie Barger, Director – Market Transformation, about the TRUE process and her pioneering work in the world of Zero Waste. Additional presentations will include case studies from early adopters of TRUE and other national leaders focused on how thoughtful waste management systems are protecting the environment and the bottom line. This informative and interactive educational workshop will provide you the tools and resources to begin and further your zero waste journey and increase your efficiency and your bottom line. Go to

30] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 9 AM to noon, come to a Rally and Press Conference to Oppose the Columbia Gas Lawsuit, hosted by the Eastern Panhandle Protectors at Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse, 101 W. Lombard St., Suite 4625, Baltimore 21201.  The hearing is about the Columbia Gas vs. State of Maryland. At this hearing, the court will hear the State’s Motion to Dismiss Columbia Gas’s lawsuit, in which the company is attempting to use eminent domain to seize state land to build the Potomac Pipeline.  The pipeline would supply fracked gas to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, including the highly polluting Rockwool insulation plant being built in Jefferson County. Rockwool would be a climate disaster, and pollute our entire region - impacting our air and water. Sign up for carpools here:  Look at

31] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Aug. 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004 in room G-9. Join the Washington, DC Statehood Office for a DC Statehood Phone Bank. Call state legislatures across the US to raise awareness of DC residents' lack of full and equal voting representation in Congress.   Phones, scripts, materials, and light refreshments will be provided. See Visit

32] –  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 Aug. 13.  Call 215-426-0364.

33] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" near the entrance to Johns Hopkins at 34th & N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

34] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 PM, Stand with Kashmir: A Teach-in at True Reformer Building, WDC 20009.  Come learn about the current political situation in Kashmir, and specifically the impact of the scrapping of articles 370 and the 35A provision, which India has used to strip Kashmir of its special status. This action by the Indian state means that India is furthering its settler-colonial project in Kashmir. This event will feature Kashmiri organizers and academics. RSVP at

35] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch up with Racist War on Drugs, hosted by the Baltimore Racial Justice Action and Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition at Function Co-working Community, 4709 Harford Rd., Baltimore 21214.  Come out and join us in a discussion on how ending the racist 'war on drugs' is necessary in ending police violence, mass criminalization, and overdose. Drug prohibition and related policies specifically target Black people and other people of color, and continue to have damaging effects that compound with each generation. Engaging in the work to chip away at and end these policies necessitates understanding their history. Connect with

36] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get over to the Council President's Legislative Town Hall at the Weinberg Y in Waverly.  Council President Brandon M. Scott released a legislative and policy proposal for the Baltimore City Council to clean up city government, build safer and stronger neighborhoods, invest in youth, and bring an equity framework to governance. The Council President is taking that proposal out of City Hall and into neighborhoods across Baltimore. The Council President wants your feedback on the City Council's priorities through 2020 and to hear your ideas. Your input will shape the policy proposal moving forward. You may also email with your feedback and ideas.  You can view the Legislative & Policy Proposal at

To view the other scheduled Legislative Town Hall events, check out RSVP at*. See

37] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 PM, catch the discussion Antisemitism and Christian Hegemony, hosted by Jews United for Justice at the Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore  21210. Tickets are at  Join JUFJ, Charm City Tribe and Repair the World Baltimore for the second workshop in our series, "None of Us Is Free Until All of Us Are Free," a series around confronting and healing from our relationship to white supremacy. Focus on how antisemitism and Christian dominance operate, how Christian hegemony exacerbates antisemitism, and their relationship to white supremacy. Kosher and vegetarian dinner will be provided.  RSVP at Look at

38] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 PM, TIM FAUST PRESENTS "HEALTH JUSTICE NOW” at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It’s cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what’s the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don’t we have something better?  In the book, Faust explains what single payer is, why we don’t yet have it, and how it can be won. He identifies the actors that have misled us for profit and political gain, dispels the myth that healthcare needs to be personally expensive, shows how we can smoothly transition to a new model, and reveals the slate of humane and progressive reforms that we can only achieve with single payer as the springboard.  In this impassioned playbook, Faust inspires us to believe in a world where we could leave our job without losing healthcare for ourselves and our kids; where affordable housing is healthcare; and where social justice links arm-in-arm with health justice for us all. Single payer is the tool—health justice is the goal! See

39] – On Tues., Aug. 13 from 7 to 8:30 PM, attend an Extinction Rebellion Delaware meeting and presentation at Rt. 9 Library and Innovation Center, 3030 New Castle Ave., New Castle, DE 19720. 

40] – The Rumi Forum would like to invite you to its upcoming event on Wed., Aug. 14 at 6:30 PM, an Interfaith Discussion on Religious Freedom and Minority Rights and Eid al-Adha Reception. The event is happening at ATFA/MARTI, 6470 Dobbin Rd., Suite C, Columbia 21045.  ATFA/MARTI is across from the Columbia MVA. RSVP at  Go to  Email

41] – On Wed., Aug. 14 from 7 to 9:30 PM, get with Prison and Police Abolition – Socialist Night School at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, # 100, Bethesda.  The gathering is in the Wisconsin room which is on the 2nd floor. Join Montgomery County DSA and MDC DSA's Socialist Night School for a discussion situated in the context of the community and the larger region.  The first session will be led by Metro DC DSA Socialist Night School co-organizer David Kaib.  That presentation will be followed by a brief recap of DSA's recent engagement with the politics of prison and policing, concluding with an open discussion about how the branch, the chapter, and the larger community should analyze issues of the carceral state. The goal of this session is not to persuade all attendees to a specific point of view, rather to promote understanding of the abolitionist position as a lens of analysis.

From the Bethesda Metro, take the escalator from the bus bay to the Plaza level, turn left, walk past the clock tower and across to the plaza using the pedestrian bridge.  From the street, walk up the steps next to the Chipotle on Old Georgetown Rd. and turn left. Follow signs to the Regional Services Center. Parking is available in the County garage on Edgemoor Lane ($1.25/hour).  Go to

42] –On Wed., Aug. 14 from 7 to 8:45 PM, come to an Our Revolution Howard County Membership Meeting at Howard County Library East Columbia Branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.  The regular membership meeting is regularly held on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month. Among other things, there will be a report on the previous month’s activities, Medicare for All, Environmental/Climate-change issues (including Green New Deal and single-use plastic), the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign, and immigrant support. Check out

43] - Progressive Montgomery recently kicked off its participation in the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS), a statewide initiative with county-level focus. Progressive Prince George’s has been working in parallel with PGC Educators Association on the AROS agenda and the important Kirwan focus on community schools – there are forty-plus schools in Prince George’s that will become Community Schools in the next two school years. The next AROS coalition meeting will take place on Thurs., Aug. 15 at 10 AM at the PGCEA office, 8008 Marlboro Pike, Forestville 20747.  Learn more about the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools at

44] – On Thurs., Aug. 15 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, join a Vigil for Peace in Yemen, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace in the Hart Senate Office Building, the Atrium, WDC 20002.  Honor those who lost their lives in the Saudi-led war on Yemen and to stand against the US's continued logistical support, in light of one year since the infamous school bus bombing.  In August of 2018, US-supplied bombs killed 40 Yemeni children in a school bus bombing. Since then, the war on Yemen continues with US support and 1,000 more Yemeni children have died in casualties of war. Look at

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

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