Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Calendar - Part 3

Baltimore Activist Alert Sept. 8 & 9, 2010


"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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41] Book HOSTAGE NATION – Sept. 8

42] Anti-Corporate Personhood demo & march – Sept. 8

43] Peace Vigil in Philadelphia – Sept. 8

44] Oct. 2 planning meeting – Sept. 8

45] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Sept. 8

46] Book talk FLOODLINES – Sept. 8

47] Meet Guatemalan delegation – Sept. 9

48] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Sept. 9

49] Planning meeting for Oct. 2 – Sept. 9

50] Counter-Counter Insurgency – Sept. 9


41] – Meet the co-authors of "Hostage Nation" on Wed., Sept. 8 from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Washington Office on Latin America, 1666 Connecticut Ave., 4th floor, NW, WDC.  Subtitled Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs, Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes and Jorge Enrique Botero will make their compelling argument for ending U.S. drug wars and also show how life can sometimes resemble an action movie.  Call 202-797-2171 or visit


42] – If you want to overturn Citizens United (because corporations ain't persons!), enact public campaign financing, and limit the power of corporate lobbyists, please come on Wed., Sept. 8 at 3:45 PM to 375 Padonia Road to pressure Dutch Ruppersberger to sign the "Fight Washington Corruption Pledge."  The message will be clear: "Clean up corporate corruption in Washington!" Then there will be a march to the Farmer's Market at the Timonium Fairgrounds to talk to the shoppers about the Pledge and to hand out fliers.  The Pledge calls for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. fair elections/public financing to candidates and lobby reform. Email at


43] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Sept. 8. Call 215-426-0364.


44] – There will be a planning meeting for the October 2nd One Nation March on Wed., Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at DC Jobs with Justice office, 888 16th St NW, Suite 520, WDC.  Go to http://www.onenationforall.orgRSVP at 202-234-9119 or


45] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Sept. 8. Call 215-843-4256 or email


46] – FLOODLINES: Community & Resistance from Katrina to the Jena 6 will be presented by Jordan Flaherty at 7 PM on Wed., Sept. 8 at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Cafe, 800 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202-2406.  The book has an introduction by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and a preface by civil rights attorney Tracie Washington.  FLOODLINES vividly describes what is at stake for the people of the region. Expertly weaving the interconnected stories of public housing residents, musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, and grassroots activists, it offers a unique, firsthand account of race, culture, and community in New Orleans. Go to Email or call 410-230-0450.


47] – A Guatemalan delegation visits D.C. to advocate for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Thurs., Sept. 9.  Call 202-282-8495 for the location and time of a vigil. If you are in the D.C. area and are able to host a Guatemalan, please email or call our office, 202-529-6599.


48] – On Thurs., Sept. 9, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC.  Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.


49] – There will be a planning meeting for the Oct. 2, Nat’l March 4 Jobs, Education, Peace & Justice called by “One Nation Together, a coalition of civil rights, union, student, and community groups on Thurs., Sept. 9 at 6 PM at 2011 N. Charles St. in the lower level. The focus will be on students and the youth, as Thurs., Oct. 7 is NATIONAL STUDENT DAY OF ACTION TO DEFEND EDUCATION and on Oct. 30 there will be a PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY ON THE ECONOMIC CRISIS. Contact Job Is a Right Campaign/Bailout the People Movement at 410-218-4835 or


50] – On Thurs., Sept. 9 at 7 PM catch The Network of Concerned Anthropologists at 2640, 27th & St. Paul St.  This group wrote THE COUNTER-COUNTERINSURGENCY MANUAL: OR, NOTES ON DEMILITARIZING AMERICAN SOCIETY, after the 2006 release of the US Army's Counterinsurgency Field Manual--a book which made clear that the upper echelons of the American military were deeply interested in finding ways to harness anthropological expertise as a part of their apparatus of strategic control.  Email or go to


To be continued.





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