Monday, November 21, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

46] MoveOn Council meeting – Nov. 21

47] J Street executive director in Baltimore -- Nov. 21

48] Iran & International Pressure – Nov. 22

49] Book talk: BLOOD ON THE TRACKS – Nov. 21

50] Occupy Philly – Nov. 22

51] Film on Real Democracy – Nov. 22

52] War Is Not the Answer – Nov. 22

53] Joseph Rauh Lecture – Nov. 22

54] Book talk: THE UNCONQUERED – Nov. 22

55] Pray for Peace – Nov. 22

56] Feed Occupy Movement -- Nov. 23

57] Philadelphia Antiwar Vigil -- Nov. 23

58] David Swanson book talk – Nov. 23

59] See film AVALON – Nov. 23

60] Green Currency Meeting -- Nov. 23

61] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil – Nov. 23

62] CCAN is hiring

63] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

64] Fund Our Communities campaign

65] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

66] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

67] Do you need a television and/or a computer?

68] Join Global Zero campaign

69] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

70] Publish your peace article

71] Click on The Hunger Site 

72] Fire & Faith  

73] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


46] – On Mon., Nov. 21 at 7 PM, there will be a meeting of the Baltimore MoveOn Council at the Episcopal; Cathedral, N. Charles and university Parkway.  Get complete details and sign up at


47] – Jeremy Ben-Ami is coming to Baltimore on Mon., Nov. 21 at 7:30 PM at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208. J Street founder and president, Ben-Ami is taking the pro-Israel, pro-peace show on the road to Baltimore! He will digest current events, discuss Israel's future, and speak about his recently published book, A NEW VOICE FOR ISRAEL. He will lay out a new direction for both American policy and a new rulebook for conducting the conversation on Israel in the American Jewish community.

48] – On Tues., Nov. 22 from 9 AM to 2 PM, the Brookings Institution is hosting a talk "Iran and International Pressure: An Assessment of Multilateral Efforts to Impede Iran's Nuclear Program" with Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor, and six other speakers. It will take place at the Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC.  RSVP online at


49] – On Tues., Nov. 22 from 3 to 4:30 PM, Frank von Hippel, Princeton Univ., and Johan Swann, director of the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, "International Panel on Fissile Materials: Managing Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Experience and Lessons from Around the World" will address the issue at George Washington Univ., 1957 E St., NW, Room 505, WDC. RSVP at


50] – OCCUPY PHILLY,, continues at Phila. City Hall, 15th & Market Sts. We Are The 99% Demanding Economic Justice, Democracy, and Peace on Tuesdays at 4:30 until 6 PM, Phila. City Hall.  Join the Brandywine Peace Community and other peace and anti-war activists at Occupy Philly. Call Brandywine Peace Community, 610-544-1818 or go to


51] – SCOPE will be hosting a documentary film screening at the Univ. of MD's School of Social Work on Redwood St. on Tues., Nov. 22 at 5 PM called "Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas." The film explores participatory budgeting in Brazil, community councils in Venezuela, etc...The film is part of a monthly series started at the school followed by a discussion.  Contact Greg Sawtell at greggalen at

52] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Nov. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


53] – The 19th Annual Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. Lecture will be given by Harold Hongju Koh on Tues., Nov. 22 starting at 6 PM.  He is a legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State.  The introduction will be made by Wade Henderson, president,

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Joe Rauh Professor of Public Interest Law.  There will be a reception at 7:30 Pm, and the event will occur at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Windows Room, Bldg. 38, 2nd Floor, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC.  


Harold Hongju Koh is the Martin R. Flug '55 Professor of International Law. Professor Koh is a leading expert on public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court and has testified before the U.S. Congress more than twenty times.


54] – On Tues., Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC, hear a talk about the book THE UNCONQUERED: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontested Tribes.  Hear Scott Wallace talk about his amazing journey into the depths of the Brazilian Amazon! Several groups are sponsoring the talk about this extraordinary tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet's last uncontacted indigenous tribes. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, the author follows a 34-man team into the Amazon's uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest's secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with the mysterious flecheiros - or "People of the Arrow" - a seldom-glimpsed tribe of deft archers known to defend their lands with showers of deadly arrows before melting back into the forest shadows.


Admission is free, but space is limited. You are encouraged to have dinner and change the world. Contact Caitlin Doughty at


55] -- Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Tues., Nov. 22 at Calvary Baptist Church, 120 West Pennsylvania Ave., Towson.  Contact Charles Cloughen at 410-321-0199 or


56] – AN INTERFAITH COALITION SUPPORTING THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC is sponsoring A Holiday Meal for the Occupy Movement: vegan, halal and kosher options will be available. The feast takes place on Wed., Nov. 23 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20005, from 2 to 5 PM.  You can help by donating money, donating time to set up, manage, and clean up after the meal or to donate desserts and beverages.  Email or call 410-262-8365.


57] – 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 Nov. 23. Call 215-426-0364.


58] – David Swanson will be talking about his new book "When the World Outlawed War" on Wed., Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Sts. NW, WDC.  Go to  Also on this day, the marchers from Occupy Wall Street will arrive in Washington, D.C. Also this is the day the Super Committee will formally announce that it refused to raise taxes or to cut the military budget.


In January 1929 the U.S. Senate ratified by a vote of 85 to 1 a treaty that is still on the books, still upheld by most of the world, still listed on the U.S. State Department's website -- a treaty that under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution is the "supreme law of the land."  This treaty, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, bans all war.  The wisdom of the War Outlawry movement of the 1920s is revived the book. The full plan to outlaw war has never tried. 


59] – Starting Wed., Nov. 23 at 7 PM, the Maryland Film Festival will be screening all of Barry Levinson's "Baltimore Movies," including AVALON, LIBERTY HEIGHTS, TIN MEN, the documentaries DINER GUYS and THE BAND THAT WOULDN'T DIE, and several showings of DINER itself at The Charles Theatre!  Tickets will include access to all Barry Levinson's "Baltimore Movies" screenings between Nov 23 and Dec 10. All screenings are $5 each, FREE to Friends of the Festival and DINER Anniversary ticket holders.  The first film screening on Nov. 23 is AVALON.


60] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554.  Call 410-235-7323.


61] 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 Nov. 23. Call 215-843-4256 or email  


62] – CCAN is Hiring. Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing knowledge and experience? If so, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect internship for you. It is hiring interns for the spring semester to work out of the Takoma Park and Richmond offices. For ten years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and working to pass clean energy policies. Call 1-240-396-1981.


63] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

64] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a new grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget.  Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures.  Go to      


65] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at  Submit an article.  


66] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


67] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


68] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.  


69] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5.  To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.


70] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email


71] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers.  You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food.  So consider clicking.  


72] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View


73] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981.  Go to; call 202-682-4282.


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


"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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