Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

72] Protest FBI raids: Philly – Sept. 28

73] Protest FBI raids: D.C. – Sept. 28

74] Arizona & Immigration – Sept. 28

75] Stop Youth Jail – Sept. 29

76] Protest radioactive waste – Sept. 29

77] Incinerator forum – Sept. 30 

78] Single payer lobbying – Oct. 1

79] Jobs & the Economy conference – Oct. 1



72] –  There is an emergency protest on Tues., Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 PM to speak out to Defend Free Speech and say No FBI Intimidation of the Antiwar Movement at the Federal Building, 6th and Market Sts., Philadelphia. Philadelphia area peace and justice activists are calling for a demonstration to protest FBI raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in Minneapolis, Chicago, North Carolina and Michigan. The widely reported fact that some of the raid victims are supporters of a socialist organization infects these raids with the stench of McCarthyism. Go to  http://www.antiwarcommittee.org/?q=node/533 or www.brandywinepeace.com.

73] – There is an emergency protest on Tues., Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM to let it be known that "an injury to one is an injury to all.” It will take place outside the FBI Headquarters, 935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, WDC.  For a ride from Baltimore, meet at 2011 N. Charles St. Lower Level and be there for a 2:30 PM departure.  Not only were homes invaded under the Obama administration, but activists are facing grand jury subpoenas to appear on Mon., Oct. 5.  Stop the repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists. Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc. End the grand jury proceedings against anti-war and international solidarity activists

74] – The President's Forum at Goucher College is presenting a panel discussion titled "The Arizona Immigration Law: Protecting America or Subverting America?" on Tues., Sept. 28 at 8 PM in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum.  This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets in advance by logging on to http://tickets.goucher.edu.  The Arizona immigration law, known locally as SB1070, has provoked a nationwide debate and an outcry across the border. On July 28—one day before the law was to take effect—a federal judge blocked the state from enforcing its most controversial provisions, including sections that called for officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws and that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times.


The panelists are as follows: Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of Immigration Works USA, a nationwide federation of pro-immigration small-business owners; Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that promotes stricter immigration enforcement; Jenny Beth Martin, a co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots and one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in America;" and Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, an immigrant advocacy organization.  Contact KRISTEN KEENER at KRISTEN.KEENER@GOUCHER.EDU / 410.337.6316.


75] – On Wed., Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 7 PM, join the Jobs Is A Right Campaign of Bailout the People Movement to organize the community against the proposed $104 million dollar Youth Jail.  Teams will go out to collect signatures on petitions in the area of the proposed Youth Jail demanding Jobs Not Jails! Meet at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St. Lower Level.


76] – All across the world people are living with radioactive hazards.  Activists are struggling to end the Nuclear Madness.  Protests are planned internationally on Wed. Sept. 29 to protest radioactive waste.  In Baltimore, the Crabshell Alliance will gather from 5 to 6:30 PM on Charles Street near Penn Station just below the entrance to I83.  We support folks in Canada and Sweden: to oppose the international transport of radioactive reactor components and the indiscriminate release of radioactive waste via "recycling."  The US and international bodies are in a big "waste policy" process (see www.brc.gov) and we need to make this Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future hear us.  Finally, we want an end to the transport of radioactive waste.  The worst radioactive waste accident happened on Sept. 29, 1957, when a liquid radwaste tank in Russia exploded causing widespread contamination.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.


77] –  Be at a Curtis Bay Town Hall Meeting on Thurs., Sept. 30 at 6:30 PM at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., Baltimore 21226.  Energy Answers, Inc. has proposed a municipal waste incinerator in Curtis Bay- about a mile from the Baltimore Harbor.  Constellation Energy wants to dump toxic coal ash in the same community.  These projects severely threaten our air and water quality by potentially dumping hazardous heavy metals, mercury and other dangerous pollution into the environment.  Say NO to dirty energy industries dumping on Baltimore. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is the agency that has the power to clean up these plants- and there are provisions that include citizen involvement.  Attend a forum that will include speakers who are experts on these issues as well as information on how to make your voice heard. Contact Leslie Morrison of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network at leslie@chesapeakeclimate.org or 240-396-2140.


78] – Support National, Single-Payer Healthcare (HR 676) by marching on Sat. Oct. 2 with the single-payer contingent.  National Nurses United will be there with 500 nurses.  On Fri., Oct. 1, many single-payer advocates are planning to walk the halls of Congress for peace, justice, jobs, and single-payer. Go to http://bit.ly/dolqTd.


79] – Jobs and the Future of the US Economy: Possibilities and Limits is a conference scheduled for Fri., Oct. 1 from 9 to 5 PM at HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Armour J. Blackburn University Ctr. in the Hilltop Terrace, WDC 20059. At registration a donation of $20 will be requested to cover expenses and lunch.  Fee is waived for Howard students.


To be continued.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net


"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


No comments: