Monday, October 25, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert Part 6

71] Human Rights Hunt – Oct. 25

72] Phone-banking – Oct. 25

73] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 25

74] Urban Farming – Oct. 26

75] Film CRUDE JUSTICE – Oct. 26

76] More phone-banking – Oct. 26

77] Direct action training – Oct. 26

78] GET REAL book release – Oct. 26

79] War Is Not the Answer demo – Oct. 26


71] – Sherlock Investigates the Harbor... Join the "Human Rights Hunt"! Go to Gather at Inner Harbor at E. Pratt St. and Market Pl. and take part in an investigation of the human rights abuses at the harbor being conducted by Sherlock Holmes on Mon., Oct. 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM.  After hearing of the recent shut-down of ESPN Zone, Sherlock Holmes has decided to look into the matter. Join harbor workers in being witnesses to the human cost of Poverty-zone Development and directing Holmes along the trail of human rights violations. This "Human Rights Hunt" will take us from one end of the harbor starting at the shuttered doors of the ESPN Zone to the other end to Phillips Seafood as we investigate the disrespectful working conditions throughout the harbor.  Harbor workers will march in solidarity to the court house where ESPN workers will file a class-action lawsuit against the Disney-owned company for treating workers as disposable and shutting down without notice, a violation of the WARN Act. RSVP at or call 410-230-1998.


72] – Baltimore Climate Action Network is teaming up with the Maryland League of Conservation Voters to help strong environmental candidates in this election cycle. On Mon., Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, consider doing phone-banking at the League's office, 3121 St. Paul St., Suite 26 (door on 32nd St.). You will be given pizza, a script, an easy phone system and camaraderie.


73] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence.  The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 25.  The agenda will include a discussion of G. Gordon Liddy’s visit to Baltimore, the visit to John Sarbanes’ office, a trial for a protest at the Pentagon and Amy Goodman’s visit to Baltimore.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.  Email


74] –  On Tues., Oct. 26 at noon, Brian LeGette will speak on urban farming and the struggle for a more sustainable food system at the Univ. of Southern Management Corp., Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St.  RSVP to www.wellness.umaryland.eduCall 410-706-4450.   


75] – See the D.C. premiere screening of CRUDE JUSTICE, a new documentary short film examining the challenges that everyday people impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will have in obtaining justice. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the legal environment and the difficult choices facing people in the Gulf, the road to recovery, and the need to pass critical legislation to correct weaknesses in statues affecting the ability of victims to find justice and fairness in the wake of tragedies like the BP spill. On Tues., Oct. 26 at 6 PM there will be a reception at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW,  WDC 20036 (Dupont Circle Metro), followed at 6:30 PM by the screening and the panel discussion. You must register: RSVP at


76] – Come to the CCAN office to call members on Tues., Oct. 26 and Thurs., Oct. 28 at 6:30 PM at CCAN Main Office, 6839 Eastern Ave., Takoma Park, 20912.  Pizza will be served.  Email


77] –  Nonviolent Direct Action Training is happening on Tues., Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St Stephen and the Incarnation, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010--(Columbia Heights metro, s2/s4 bus).  The facilitator is Nadine Bloch, an organizer, puppetista, nonviolent direct action trainer and mother.  She has specialized in organizing "guerrilla theater," making larger-than-life, Mardi Gras-style puppets. This is part of the monthly Grassroots Education Project training series. $10 is the suggested donation, but no one is turned away. Register at


78] –  On Tues., Oct. 26 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., there will be a book release party, as SPENCER COMPTON presents GET REAL, a collection of essays probing the theoretical possibilities of art in the age of imperial creativity. The book is authored by a newly-minted Red Emma's collective.  Go to


79] – On Tues., Oct. 26 at 7 PM, there will be a forum about the Changing Face of American Poverty in Mergenthaler 111 on JHU’s Homewood Campus.  This forum, co-sponsored by the JHU Center for Social Concern and Tribe, Inc., will host a non-partisan panel.  RSVP to or call 202-544-3134.   


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]


"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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