Thursday, July 28, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

24] Missile Defense [sic]?  – July 28

25] Return to Responsibility – July 28

26] Van Jones at the Capitol – July 28

27] Asian Space Policy – July 28

28] Save Our Schools – July 28 - 31

29] NRC meeting – July 28

30] MoveOn Council meeting – July 28

31] WHY DO WE KILL? – July 28

32] Film BURN – July 28

33] Radical Info Night – July 28

34] White House vigil – July 29

35] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – July 29

36] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 29

37] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – July 29

38] Mobilization meeting – July 29

39] Silent vigil – July 29

40] Vigil to End Wars – July 29

41] Barkaritaville benefit – July 29

42] Mother Jones party July 29

43] Ballroom dancing – July 29

44] Farmers Market – July 30

45] Wind outreach walk – July 30

46] Protest AHAVA – July 30

47] Olney vigil to end the war – July 30

44] Credit improvement Workshop – July 23

48] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – July 30

49] Peace vigil at Capitol – July 30

50] Dream City Open Day – July 30


24] – On Thurs., July 28 from 8 to 9 AM, Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, will analyze "Theater and Global Tiered Missile Defense," as part of the NDUF-NDIA Seminar Series. It will take place at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC. RSVP to Elma Rhue at


25] – Join the Center for American Progress for a presentation, A Return to Responsibility: The History of Defense [sic] Budgeting, on Thurs., July 28 from  10 to 11:30 AM at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, WDC 20005. A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 AM. The nearest Metro is the Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center.  Admission is free.  RSVP to Marlene Cooper Vasilic at Call 202-682-1611. 


The featured panelists are Lawrence Korb, senior fellow, Center for American Progress, and Loren Thompson, chief operating officer, Lexington Institute, and the moderator is Rudy deLeon, senior vice president, Center for American Progress.  As the U.S. inches closer to the August 2 deadline to reach an agreement on the national debt limit, the president and Congress are facing the need to consider spending cuts even in previously untouchable areas of the budget. In order to make the tough choices needed to reduce the deficit and protect the long-term health of our economy, military spending must be on the table, particularly since the Pentagon's budget has done much to contribute to our current fiscal woes.

26] – Civic Action is alerting us to a rally on Thurs., July 28 at noon with Van Jones at the east side of the Capitol on the steps of the Capitol.  The call is to save the U.S. Dream. Go to And Joan Stallard of CodePink plans to be there in pink.  So find her in the rally.  If unable, call her cell 202-422-6275.

27] – On Thurs., July 28 from noon to 2 PM, Ben Baseley-Walker, Secure World Foundation, Alanna Krolikowski, University of Toronto, and Jeffrey Lewis, Monterey Institute, will discuss "Asian Space Policy and the United States." The event is sponsored by the Secure World Foundation, and will take place at the Carnegie Endowment, Choate Room, First Floor, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, WDC. RSVP to Marco Calderon at 202-568-6212.


28] – Save Our Schools starts on Thurs., July 28 at noon and finishes Sun., July 31 at noon.  Educators, teachers and parents from across the country will converge on D.C. "to reclaim schools as places of learning, joy, and democracy." The Save Our Schools March & National Call to Action -- endorsed by both the AFT and NEA -- seeks to organize "to revitalize an education system that, for too many children, focuses more on test preparation than actual education." A major Save Our Schools march on the White House on Sat., July 30 will be preceded by a series of education-themed events and actions, including a film festival July 25 through 29, conferences promoting educational activism July 28 and 29, the march on the White House July 30, and a congress deciding future goals July 31.


The Conference at American University runs July 28 through 31--Learn, connect, and get ACTIVE! July 28 and 29 are two days of activism workshops.  One registration fee will cover both days, and the keynote addresses will be by Jonathan Kozol (7/28) and Diane Ravitch (7/29).


The Save Our Schools March in Washington, D.C. is on Sat., July 30.  First, there will be a noon rally in Ellipse Park. At 1:30 PM, the march will go to the Department of Education with a return back to Ellipse Park. Another source indicated the march will go to the White House.  Go to  


29] – On Thurs., July 28 from 1 to 4 PM EDT, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host a public meeting about the NRC Task Force recommendations, which you can attend in-person, by phone or online. Attending the meeting is an opportunity to directly express your concerns and ask questions, and also a powerful way to let the NRC know that you and other citizens are paying attention and want action now. In-person and telephone participants will have the opportunity to offer comments or ask questions of the members of the NRC Task Force.


To attend by telephone, call 888-790-6563—when prompted; enter pass code 6166981. To view the meeting by webcast, please visit


The meeting will be at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, Commissioners' Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. If you have any questions about the NRC meeting or would like to discuss other ways to get involved with Union of Concerned Scientists efforts to improve nuclear power safety, contact Sean Meyer at .


30] – There will be a Baltimore MoveOn Council meeting on Thurs., July 28 at 7 PM at the Episcopal Church, 4 East University, Baltimore, MD 21218. 


31] – Authors Kevin Sewell & Stephen Janis, on Thurs., July 28 at 7 PM at Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, will discuss their book WHY DO WE KILL?   Former Baltimore homicide detective Sewell and investigative journalist Janis discuss Baltimore crime.  Call 410-662-4444 or go to


32] – On Thurs., July 28 at 7 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., see the film BURN (aka Queimada).  In the Nineteenth Century, the cynical and pragmatic British agent William Walker (Marlon Brando) arrives in Queimada, a Portuguese colony in the Antilles, to promote a revolution to benefit the sugar trade with England. He sees in the water/luggage bearer, José Dolores, the necessary potential to become the leader of the slave revolt. Dolores succeeds in expelling the Portuguese troops from the island; but then the provisional government of President Teddy Sanchez assumes power over Queimada with the support of the British government. Ten years later William Walker is hired again, but now by the Royal Company that is exploiting the sugar cane plantations and the Queimada government to chase José Dolores who is disturbing the sugar cane interests of England with his army of rebels. The screenplay is written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There is a request for a $5 donation, but no one would be turned away. Call 443-909-8964 or email  


33] – On Thurs., July 28, at 7 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., attend Radical Info Night.  There are three projects in the collective: Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, The 2640 Space and The Baltimore Free School.  These projects have purpose and were founded and have evolved with objectives, stakes, and ideals. Discuss the multifaceted dimensions of what is done and why. Call 410-230-0450 or go to


34] – 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:   


35] – 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 will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.


36] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on July 29 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

37] – 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

38] – On Fri., Jul 29 at 4:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW in Columbia Heights, WDC, the Washington Peace Center will be hosting an Afghanistan mobilization DC planning meeting to discuss plans for October events noting the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.  RSVP to Sonia Silbert at 202-234-2000.


39] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 29 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings. 



40] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, July 29, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts., Philadelphia. It is a Vigil to End the Wars, with a Gold Star Mother for Peace, Celeste Zappala.  Email


41] – Be at the "Barkaritaville" Wine & Wag happy hour on Fri., July 29 for drinks, snacks and fun doggie activities at the Downtown Dog Resort & Spa, 200 W. McComas St. from 5:30  to 7:30 PM. The event includes off leash play and other activities and an outdoor canine pool party. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate per person. Kids are welcome but must also pay the full price. There will be a guest list at the door, so there is no need for you to print out your ticket confirmation. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served, courtesy of Cabot Cheese and The Mt. Washington Tavern. Only one dog per person is allowed. Contact Tami Gosheff at or 410-235-8826, ext. 138.

42] – Enjoy a Mother Jones Birthday Party! (a benefit for DC IWW) on Fri., July 29 at 6 PM through Sat., July 30 at midnight.  There are speakers, bands, DJs, and a raffle at the Bella Cafe & Bar in D.C.  Use the Green Line—U St./Shaw.  Go to


43] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be July 29. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.


44] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon.  CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts.  Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to


45] – Join a Baltimore wind outreach walk near Druid Hill on Sat., July 30 from 10 AM to 1 PM.  To get the legislators on board, the constituents must be on board. And the best way to do that is to talk to them in their communities – going door to door or to community events to hand out information and collect petition signatures.  Email


46] – There is a BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Action on Sat., July 30 from 10 AM until noon. Join Sabeel Metro DC for their tenth peaceful, **nonviolent** demonstration urging the BOYCOTT OF *AHAVA COSMETICS* produced by West Bank settlers using natural resources and land stolen from the Palestinian people!  Boycott all Israeli products that support the Occupation.  Gather at Ulta Cosmetics Salon, 914 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD (near the Farmers' Market between Georgia Ave. & Fenton St. by the fountain and Borders Books, & across from Austin Grill. Email or call 301-518-5551. RSVP us if you can. Go to

47] Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD.  The next vigil is July 30. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


48] –  Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email


49] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on July 30. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email


50] – Dream City Saturday Open Day is July 30 from noon until 8 PM at the Dream City Collective, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW, WDC.  Sip coffee grown by the Zapatistas as you look at used books and new books from radical publishers PM Press, AK Press, and Monthly Review Press. Chat with Dream City collective members as you pick through a rack of donated used clothing, or custom silkscreened t shirt designs, finding fresh gear for your spring and summertime wardrobe. 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] Go to


"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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