Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

55] Future of Nuclear Suppliers – Dec. 13

56] War Is Not the Answer – Dec. 13

57] Occupy Faith Meeting – Dec. 13

58] Film LIVING DOWNSTREAM – Dec. 13

59] Wind Power Town Hall – Dec. 13

60] Films to benefit Nicaragua – Dec. 13

61] Review of Energy Efficiency – Dec. 14

62] Meeting about Listen to Veterans Day – Dec. 14

63] Philadelphia Antiwar Vigil -- Dec. 14

64] Plowshare Mailing Party – Dec. 14

65] IPS Holiday Party – Dec. 14

66] Undoing Racism workshop – Dec. 14

67] March for Jobs & Justice meeting – Dec. 14

68] Film INCIDENT AT OGLALA – Dec. 14

69] Green Currency Meeting -- Dec. 14

70] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil – Dec. 14

71] Do you have donations for Nicaragua?

72] CCAN is hiring

73] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

74] Fund Our Communities campaign

75] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

76] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

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

78] Join Global Zero campaign

79] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

80] Click on The Hunger Site 

81] Fire & Faith  

82] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil



55] – On Tues., Dec. 13 from 3 to 4:30 PM, hear Mark Hibbs and George Perkovich discuss "The Future of the Nuclear Suppliers Group" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Mass. Ave. NW, WDC.  RSVP at



56] – 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 Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


57] – An Occupy Faith DC Meeting is on Tues., Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 PM at New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC. Occupy Faith DC – a local Interfaith coalition that supports the Occupy Movement in Washington, DC - will be meeting to discuss its future plans and connect to new coalition members as it continues to grow and expand in DC region. Call 410-262-8365.


58] – Since you care just as much about clean water and air as I do, you are invited to attend a free film screening and action panel on Tues., Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 PM.  See LIVING DOWNSTREAM (a 55 minute film), followed by a discussion with Dr. Andrea Kidd Taylor, PhD, MSPH, Jenny Levin, Maryland PIRG State Advocate, Miranda Carter, Food and Water Watch and Ruth Berlin, Maryland Pesticide Network Executive Director.  The impact of chemicals on our health and environment will be discussed, as well as what we can do fix the problem. It takes place at Morgan State Univ. Student Center Theater, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane.  Garage parking is available adjacent to the event. Turn right off of Cold Spring Lane East, and make the first right onto Stadium Drive. Go to the second stop sign. The parking garage is located on the right.  Email action@marylandpirg.org.


59] – There is a Town Hall Forum: Offshore Wind Works for East Baltimore County on Tues., Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 9 PM at Rosedale Public Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave., Rosedale, MD.  To bring clean offshore wind power and all its benefits to Maryland, there must be grassroots power. Email keith@chesapeakeclimate.org.


60] – See two films and benefit CASA Baltimore/Limay on Tues., Dec. 13 at 2640 ST. PAUL ST. The first film will show at 7 PM, and it is LAKE TAHOE, about a protagonist stranded in a small Mexican village. . 


At 8:45 PM, watch LONE STAR BY John Sayles.  When two men discover a human skull and an encrusted badge buried near a small Texas border town, lawman Sam Deeds investigates a 40-year-old murder.  Sam's late father, the former sheriff (Matthew McConaughey, in flashbacks), is a town legend, and Sam's discoveries threaten to tarnish his dad's reputation and touch the lives of nearly everyone in the community.


The requested donation is from $6 to $8.  Proceeds will help send a delegation of Baltimoreans to visit our sister city, San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua. Go to www.CasaBaltimoreLimay.org.


61] – Tune in to a Review of Energy Efficiency Policies in 2011 and the Prospects for 2012 on Wed., Dec. 14 from noon to 1 PM at 1850 M St. NW, Suite 600, WDC.  From PACE Assessment Protection to the E-Know Act to the Shaheen-Portman bill, energy efficiency legislation has crossed the halls of Congress many times this year. Where do these bills, and others, currently stand? And, what are the hopes for passage of energy efficiency legislation in the upcoming 2012 election year?  Join the Alliance to Save Energy as its Director of Government Affairs, Robert Mosher, and Director of Policy & Research, Lowell Ungar, answer these questions. 


62] – John Judge has been working with Paula Caplan, a psychologist from Harvard who has written a book, "When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home and How Everyone Can Help Them." She opposes using stigmatizing terms like PTSD which do not describe the multiple traumas that come from combat experiences, and also the use of sometimes very toxic psychiatric drugs to "cure" war stress. She has found that one of the best ways to help returning war veterans is to be willing to listen to their stories in a non-judgmental way and that you do not have to be a trained counselor to offer this to veterans.


For more on her book and her work, see http://whenjohnnyandjanecomemarching.weebly.com/index.html. Meet with Paula on Wed., Dec. 14 at 1 PM to hear her promote a national Listen to Veterans Day.  This meeting will take place at King Farm, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD, near the Shady Grove Metro. To attend and to get directions, contact John at 202-583-5347 or johnjudge@starpower.net.


63] – 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 Dec. 14. Call 215-426-0364.


64] – There will be a Plowshare Mailing Party on Wed., Dec. 14 at 6 PM at 1719 Grandin Rd. NW, WDC.  Help get out the quarterly newsletter, as much of the organization's financial support comes through contributions in response to the newsletter.  Call 540-989-0393.


65] – The IPS Holiday Party 2011 is happening on Wed., Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 PM at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC.  Enjoy food, beverages, great music, an annual holiday skit, an auction and raffle of wonderful items and a gathering of positive and progressive people. RSVP--and also let IPS know if you have something to donate--contact Joy Zarembka at joy@ips-dc.org.


66] – There is an Undoing Racism introductory mini-workshop on Wed., Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at 2731 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC.  This session is free and will be led by two anti-racist organizer-trainers and senior leaders of the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.  Contact Bayard Love at 207-329-7591.


67] – There is a planning meeting for the March for Jobs & Justice, scheduled on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend Jan. 14 to the 16th starting at Union Baptist Church to Occupy Baltimore followed by a trek to Occupy D.C. To participate in planning these events, come to the meeting on Wed., Dec. 14 at 6:30 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Maryland 21218. Call 410-218-4835. Go to www.Occupy4Jobs.org.


68] – On Wed., Dec. 14 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., see the film INCIDENT AT OGLALA: The Leonard Peltier story.  Under the direction of Evan Kleene, Red Emma's is hosting a 2011 Leonard Peltier Holiday Gift Drive!! Every year around Holiday time, Leonard Peltier asks his supporters to send gifts to the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation and other reservations in North/South Dakota. This year RED EMMA's is a host spot for individuals to drop off gifts to send to the reservations. The drive will run from NOW until Dec. 15th.Please drop off NEW toys and any child-size clothes during business hours.


The film is narrated by Robert Redford, and the documentary chronicles the controversial events surrounding the shooting of two FBI agents and a Native American on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975, resulting in the conviction of Sioux activist Leonard Peltier. Featuring reenactments and interviews with key players in the incident, the film offers evidence that the government's prosecution of Peltier was unjust and politically motivated.


69] – 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.


70] 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 Dec. 14. Call 215-843-4256 or email nwgreens@yahoo.com.  


71] – A group of seven Baltimoreans are headed for Limay, Nicaragua on Dec. 29.  There is room in suitcases to carry some much-needed aid for the sister city, San Juan de Limay.  Do you have any of the following items?  If so, call 410-662-6292.  What Is Most Needed, in order of priority, are medicines,  medical equipment and supplies, laptop computers, pre-school toys, school supplies, Spanish-English dictionaries, books in Spanish, Small sports equipment and summer weight clothing. 


72] – 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.


73] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email: info@washingtonpeacecenter.org.

74] – 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 www.OurFunds.org.      


75] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org.  Submit an article.  


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


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


78] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.  


79] – 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.


80] – 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.  


81] – 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 http://www.prattlibrary.org/digital/.


82] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.


"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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