Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

36] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Feb. 5

37] Talk on Race – Feb. 5

38] Red Emma's meeting – Feb. 5

39] Film THE CORPORATION – Feb. 5

40] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 6

41] Energy Department budget – Feb. 6

42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 6 – Feb. 9

43] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 6

44] Film on immigration policy – Feb. 6

45] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Feb. 6

46] Israel Peace initiative – Feb. 7

47] "The New Jim Crow" – Feb. 7

48] War Is Not the Answer – Feb. 7

49] Civil rights meeting – Feb. 7



36] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.


37] –  A.C.T.O.R. : A Continuing Talk on Race takes place on Sun., Feb. 5 at 5 PM at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC.  Tema Okun, will discuss and sign her new book: THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES: TEACHING ABOUT RACE AND RACISM TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO KNOW. The A.C.T.O.R series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. This discussion series provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion feeling something: challenged, educated, uncomfortable, enlightened, refreshed, reassured and hopefully inspired and moved to action! Go to


38] – Red Emma's needs volunteers.  Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email  The next meeting is Feb. 5. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month.  Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to


39] – Occupy DC Movie Night features "The Corporation" on Sun., Feb. 5 at 7:30 PM at The Radical Space-DC, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW, WDC, near Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro.  The documentary reveals how corporations are being given the same rights as humans and have a constant impact on the lives of all.  Go to


40] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Mon., Feb. 6, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


41] – On Mon., Feb. 6 at 1: 30 PM.,Energy Secretary Steven Chu presents the Energy Department budget at the Energy Department, Large Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, WDC. Go to


42] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at   


43] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland's Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore.  Maryland's death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., Feb. 6. Call 410-366-1637.


44] – On Mon., Feb. 6 at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., VA, come see stories of the human side of U.S. immigration policy and learn how the law affects the lives of individual people. The Immigration Working Group is hosting a screening and discussion of "Tony and Janina's American Wedding." After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski's family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6 year old son Brian with her. Set in Chicago, the film follows the Wasilewski's 3-year struggle to be reunited, as their Senator Barack Obama rises to the presidency.  Call 703-892-2565.


45] The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  The next meeting takes place on Feb. 6.  The proposed agenda will include reports on education funding, an anti-drone proposal, the latest on the occupations and legislative events in Annapolis. Nick Mottern of will make a presentation about a speaker's tour and planned protests against Dutch Ruppersberger and Roscoe Bartlett because of their support for the use of drones. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.


46]   The Israeli Peace Initiative calls upon the Israeli government to present a framework for the conclusion of the Israeli-Arab conflict, as a comprehensive response to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. Other IPI signatories include former IDF Chiefs of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak and Amram Mitzna, former Shin Bet directors Jacob Perry and Ami Ayalon, Ha'aretz correspondent Akiva Eldar, Yuval Rabin, MKs Dalia Rabin and Colette Avital, and many other distinguished Israelis. Mr. Huberman will discuss the fundamentals of the Israeli Peace Initiative, the role of regional actors in the process, and the urgent need to end the current political stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tues., Feb. 7 from noon to 2 PM at 1761 N St. NW, WDC.  RSVP at


47] – Beyond the Bricks Project Lecture Series presents Michelle Alexander who will discuss her book "The New Jim Crow," which describes how our current justice system suppresses the rights of African-Americans, on Tues., Feb. 7 at 5:15 PM at Morgan State University McKeldin Center, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane.  Call 443-885-3471.


48] – 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 Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


49]  Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8630 Fenton St., Suite 524, Silver Spring, MD 20910. It takes place at 7 PM.  Email


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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