Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Balktimore Activist Alert

34] WIB Towson vigil – Apr. 7

35] Know Your Rights – Apr. 7

36] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Apr. 7

37] Peaceful Tomorrows speaker – Apr. 7

38] First Thursday vigil against war – Apr. 7

39] Live from Cuba – Apr. 7

40] Journey of the Poor – Apr. 7

41] Book talk; REAL COMMON SENSE – Apr. 7

42] Revolutionary Pedagogy in Mexico – Apr. 7

43] On the FBI list – Apr. 8

44] White House vigil – Apr. 8

45] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Apr. 8

46] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 8

47] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Apr. 8


34] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Apr.  7, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.


35] – The ACLU of Maryland invites you to attend Know Your Rights, Know The Law: Metro Bag Search Symposium on Thurs., Apr. 7, Noon - 1:30 PM at UDC-David A. Clarke School of Law Building 41, Room A03, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC. Learn how your Fourth Amendment rights are affected. Go to or call 410-889-8555.


36] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM on Thursdays 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.


37] Phyllis Rodriguez from September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is coming to speak at Goucher College on Thurs., Apr. 7 at 3 PM in Buchner Hall, Alumni House. She lost her son on 9/11, and decided to form a group dedicated to finding alternatives to war and to have sympathy for the victims of war.  Contact Peace Studies instructor Fran Donelan at fdonelan at


38] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Apr. 7 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest U.S. Wars.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


39] – Live from Cuba with Bernie Dwyer, journalist and filmmaker for Radio Havana is on for Thurs., Apr. 7 at 6:30 PM at the Baltimore Hostel, 17 West Mulberry St.  Dwyer, an Irish woman who lives and works in Havana, will speak about life in Cuba today and show "The Day Diplomacy Died," a short documentary that she co-directed with Roberto Ruiz Rebo. The film allegedly exposes the story behind the detention of 75 "independent" journalists, trade unionists and librarians in 2003 through the eyes of four Cubans working undercover. These spies talk about US diplomats who support the dissident groups.  There is a request for a $5 donation, which will cover a simple Cuban dinner.  There will be a silent auction of Cuban items, including original graphic posters. The event is sponsored by the Maryland-Cuba Friendship Coalition.  Call 410-262-8818. 

40] – On Thurs., Apr. 7 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about the Journey of the Poor, the Refugee, and the Returning Prisoner from Debora Ann Little, Sursum Corda mom and childcare provider, Paula, refugee from Cameroon, Bruce, returning prisoner. This is hosted by Little Friends for Peace and co-sponsored by Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, and it will be held at the Peace Room at Perry School, 128 M St NW, WDC 20001-1235.  Email

41] – On Thurs., Apr. 7 at 7 PM, hear Brian Kahn discuss his new book, REAL COMMON SENSE: Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim the Nation and Stop Palin, Beck and the Tea Party from Hijacking America, at the Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium.  In his book, Kahn poses the question: Who are the true heirs of Tom Paine's common sense ideology?  Is it conspiracy theorists and wealthy tax-addled Tea Partiers, or average working class people?   

42] – Revolutionary Pedagogy in Action: Mexico's Rural Teaching Schools is scheduled for Thurs., Apr. 7 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St.  Kristin Bricker, a Mexico-based independent journalist and long time friend of the collective, will lead the discussion.  The Mexican Federation of Socialist Peasant Students, the semi clandestine organization that coordinates the nation's network of seventeen normales rurales, believes that providing carefully screened applicants with explicitly socialist, anti-imperialist, and antiracist education is what has maintained the normales rurales' revolutionary project, and has protected it from the infiltration and co-optation that has derailed all other government-funded revolutionary education projects in Mexico.


43] –  In the Fall of 2010, 23 activists in Chicago and Minneapolis were raided by the FBI and called in front of a Grand Jury with regard to information they might have about "material support for terrorism". All of the activists have refused to appear before the Grand Jury and none of them have been charged with any crimes. On Fri., Apr. 8, two of the women who are refusing to participate in the Grand Jury process will be in Washington D.C. to give updates on their situation. 


Sarah Smith, an activist from Chicago, will headline a Brown Bag Lunch from noon to 1 PM on Fri., Apr. 8 at OMB Watch - Charity and Security Network, Bauman Conference Room, 2040 S St. NW at Florida Ave. Contact Sue Udry at 202-529-4225 or


Then that evening, from 7 to 9 PM, Meredith Aby, an activist from Minneapolis, will join Sarah for a presentation at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW (one block west of Connecticut. Use the Dupont Circle Metro.  Contact Malachy Kilbride at 202-841-2230 or 


44] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   

45] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs and flyers about the siege will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.

46] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Apr. 8 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

47] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

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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