Sunday, November 10, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 11 - 12, 2019

19] Bishops, Heed the Pope and condemn militarism – Nov. 11
20] Global Review of plastic – Nov. 11
21] Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish – Nov. 11
22] U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War -- Nov. 11 - 15
23] My Friend Wrote This Book – Nov. 11
24] Beyond Coal House Meeting – Nov. 11
25] Get Money Out of Maryland – Nov. 11
26] Home is Here Rally – Nov. 12
27] Rally for DACA – Nov. 12
28] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Nov. 12
29] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Nov. 12
30] Economic Summit & Consumer Celebration – Nov. 12
31] Grassroots Fundraiser with Bernie Sanders – Nov. 12
32] See the film "Right to Harm" – Nov. 12
33] Stop US Border Violence – Nov. 12
34] Protest killer drone research at JHU – Nov. 12
35] Homewood Love Feast -- Nov. 12
34] Blueprint to fund education – Nov. 12
36] “Whose Water is it, Anyway?” – Nov. 12
37] Racism and Intersections of Jewish Identity – Nov. 12
19] The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore from November 11 through November 14 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel.  Join Janice and Max on Mon., Nov. 11 at 11 AM outside the hotel.  The two activists will implore the Bishops to heed the call by Pope Francis to condemn militarism, nuclearism, climate chaos, poverty and military spending.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at Comcast dot net.

20] – On Mon., Nov. 11 from noon to 1:30 PM, check out the Global Review of Plastics Pollution: Managing Marine Litter, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute, 1730 M St. NW, Suite 700, WDC 20036. Tickets are at  Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean–that’s more than 8 million metric tons per year. While progress is being made to manage marine litter via laws governing the production and use of land-based materials that make their way into our oceans, challenges persist including supervising waste disposal into the marine environment and establishing overarching marine litter legislation. ELI and leading experts will explore recent U.S. legislation to target marine litter, the economic impacts of marine litter, and examples of successful international marine pollution agreements and regulatory collaborations. Visit and

21] – On Mon., Nov. 11 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View This will continue into the future. 

22] – This special Veterans Day exhibit opening and reception is the first in a series of events presented from Mon., Nov. 11 through Fri., Nov.-15 by Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia and the Elliott School of International Affairs in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Mobilization for Peace. The OPENING RECEPTION on Mon., Nov. 11 from 5 to 7:30 PM on the 2nd floor Atrium of the Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. There will be a welcome by Linda J. Yarr, PISA, and an introduction to the exhibit and the week’s events by Ron Carver. 

    There will be a launch of a companion book, “Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War,” with Ron Carver, David Cortright, and Barbara Doherty, editors. The commentator is Seymour M. Hersh, author and journalist; and hear remarks by Vietnam War Resister Lt. Susan Schnall and Iraq War Resister Navy Petty Officer Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr. Catch a performance of Vietnamese music by Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn. Visit and

  Register for all events you would like to attend. Event details can be found at  All events are free. On Tues., Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM see a Screening of a Documentary Film “Sir! No Sir!” with David Zeiger, filmmaker.  On Wed., Nov. 13 from noon to 8 PM, there is a panel discussion, Peace Poetry workshop and a Peace Poetry Open Mic with poet Alexa Patrick. On Thurs., Nov. 14 from noon to 8:30 PM, see two films and a reenactment Cortright v. Resor, landmark case on First Amendment rights of anti-war soldiers.

  Finally, on Fri. Nov. 15 from 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM, get over to a Symposium — “The American War in Vietnam: Then and Now.”  From 6 to 8 PM, join a Candlelight Vigil: Reenactment of “March Against Death” from Elliott School to the White House.

23] –  On Mon., Nov. 11 from 6 to 8 PM, hear about My Friend Wrote This Book with Maude Barlow and Dean Naujoks, hosted by Eaton Workshop and Potomac Riverkeeper Network, 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005.  This is Eaton DC’s take on the traditional book talk, putting authors in conversation with their friends.  Look at

24] – Attend the Baltimore County Beyond Coal House Meeting on Mon., Nov, 11 from 7 to 8:30 PM at 3617 Anton Farms Rd., Pikesville.  Did you know Maryland still has six coal fired power plants? Our coal power plants still produce 9 million metric tons of CO2 annually, equivalent to nearly 2 million passenger vehicles. Join the Maryland Sierra Club for a conversation about how we can move Maryland Beyond Coal and become fossil fuel free. RSVP at

25] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Nov. 11 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.

26] – On Tues., Nov. 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM, be at the Home is Here Rally at the Supreme Court, 1 1st St. NE, WDC 20002.  With the fate of DACA now in the hands of the Supreme Court, hundreds of thousands of people could lose their homes, their livelihoods, and their families. It’s time to put an end to this fear and uncertainty and show the Supreme Court that DACA recipients and immigrant families aren't going anywhere — because their #HomeIsHere.  See
27] – On Tues., Nov. 12 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, get over to the Rally for DACA with Just Neighbors at the Supreme Court, 1 1st St. NE, WDC 20002. The highest court in the United States will hear oral arguments regarding the administration’s unlawful termination of DACA.  Rescinding DACA would be very dangerous, leaving 700,000 recipients vulnerable to deportation, many of whom are our doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Contact Kim at  Go to

28] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Nov. 11 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. The Phone Bank continues each Tuesday. See

29] – On Tues., Nov. 12 from noon to 1 PM, and continuing each Tuesday, come to a Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West, 1510 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Enjoy fresh, delicious, and free food. Bring a bag. Bring a friend! Take what you want.  See

30] On Tues., Nov. 12 from noon to 8:30 PM, come to the 2019 Economic Summit & Consumer Celebration, hosted by Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition at the DoubleTree By Hilton BWI Airport Hotel, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum 21090. The cost is $125. If the cost of this event is prohibitive for you, please email jenp at marylandconsumers dot org to inquire about Community Tickets.  See

The Economic Rights Summit will convene from 1 to 5 PM to discuss pressing issues that affect low-income Marylanders, as well as policies and programs that will reduce the racial wealth gap and expand economic justice. You'll meet with policy experts, community leaders from all levels, and activists for a day of learning, organizing, and strategizing. The Consumer Celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 PM will honor Maryland's champions of consumer rights with an evening full of good drinks, good food, good conversation, a silent auction, and more!

31] – On Tues., Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM, join a Grassroots Fundraiser with Bernie Sanders. Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Avenue NW, WDC. 20010. RSVP at  Join Sen. Bernie Sanders and area supporters for a grassroots fundraiser featuring DJ JAZ DÜX and food provided by BBQ Bus. This is a ticketed event, and tickets start at $27.   Go to

32] – On Tues., Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 8 PM, see "Right to Harm," hosted by the University of Maryland School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park 20742.  Join UMD's chapter of 17 for Peace and Justice as they host the film screening. Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, RIGHT TO HARM exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.  17 for Peace and Justice is a student led organization at the University of Maryland, College park that works to promote environmental justice on campus and within the community. Panelist will include animal rights activists, environmental justice advocates, the film makers and farmers. Light refreshments will be served from 4:30 until 5:30 PM and the film screening will start promptly at 5:45 PM. See

33] –  On Tues., Nov. 12 from 5 to 8:30 PM, check out Stop US Border Violence, hosted by SOA Watch and Justice for Muslims Collective at True Reformer Building, WDC 20009.  On November 12, oral arguments will be presented at the Supreme Court for the case of Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca, killed by border patrol agent Jesus Mesa JR in 2010. This case will set the precedent in the determination of whether or not non-US citizens murdered by US security agents outside of the US are entitled to any form of legal redress. This includes the case of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez killed by US border patrol agent Lonnie Swartz in 2012. Be at a reception with the Güereca and Rodríguez families, followed by a panel where they will share their stories and quest for justice.  Look at

34] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

35] Progressive Maryland is promoting forums to find out more about the Kirwan proposals: the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” How about more funding for education? The next forum is on Tues., Nov. 12 at 6 PM in the Elk Room at the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton and at 7 PM at Prince George’s Community College Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Road, Largo.   Our schools are underfunded. Our students have growing needs. An out-of-date funding formula doesn't address the needs of our schools. Join us for a discussion about public education funding and find out how you can get involved to advocate for full funding for our students, our teachers, our families, and our future! Look at

36] – On Tues., Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM, hear about the book “Whose Water is it, Anyway?” with Maude Barlow, hosted by The Council of Canadians at the Wallace Global Fund, 2040 S St. NW, WDC 20009.  Join Maude Barlow for a discussion on Blue Communities, water protection, and her book.  The facts are undisputable – our world’s freshwater sources are in danger. Read more at Check out

37] - On Tues., Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 PM, get with Racism and Intersections of Jewish Identity, hosted by Jews United for Justice - Baltimore at Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Tickets are at  Discuss the issue of racism, one of the most insidious systems that White supremacy has fostered in order to sustain itself. Focus on understanding racism as a historical system of oppression that through cultural, political, economic and institutional means works to establish and reproduce a racial hierarchy that positions white bodies and culture to maintain the largest amount of resources and privileges within society. Please register at  Visit

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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