Tuesday, June 5, 2012

37] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 4 – June 8

38] Protest the death penalty – June 4

39] Jews United for Justice meeting – June 4

40] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – June 4


42] Inside Iran’s Nukes – June 5

43] Remember Joseph Rotblat – June 5

44] Costing Nuclear Weapons – June 5

45] Nuclear Detection – June 5

46] War Is Not the Answer – June 5

47] Climate Action Plan – June 5

48] Books for animal welfare – June 5

49] Support Bradley Manning – June 6

50] Nuclear Agreements -- June 6


37] – 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 www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to steinershow@gmail.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.

38] – 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., June 4. Call 410-366-1637.

39] – There’s a Jews United for Justice Community Meeting on Mon., June 4 at 6:30 PM at the Office of Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. JUFJ wants you to come out and share all of the great work you've been doing and learn how you can help lead others to more victories. You'll hear about JUFJ's newest campaigns in Maryland and DC, get updates from all of their programs, and get to mingle with some of the finest activists in town. A light dinner (vegetarian/kosher) will be provided at 6:30 PM with the meeting at 7 PM. RSVP http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5483/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=49193.

40] – The Pledge of Resistance-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 June 4. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.

The proposed agenda will include reports on arranging a meeting with Dutch Ruppersberger, the First Thursday demo, Bradley manning’s trial, Julian Assange’s extradition woes and an update on the trial of the NSA 14 arrested at the National Security Agency on Oct. 9, 2011. Let Max know of any additional agenda items.

41] – On Mon., June 4 at 7:30 PM, attend a MD IAF DREAM ACT TRAINING at Bethel World Outreach Church, 8252 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. If you do not belong to an AIM Congregation, contact Alisa Glassman (actioninmontgomery@gmail.com) before hand. As long as there is room, you will be warmly welcome to attend.

42] – Inside the Iranian Nuclear Crisis is happening on Tues., June 5 from 9 to 10 AM at Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Building on the events of the past three years, this conference will focus on the lessons of the Cold War and the new international security challenges and opportunities facing the next generation. Confirmed speakers include Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller; Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman; David E. Hoffman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE DEAD HAND; Daniel Kostoval, Director of the Security Policy Department, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and others. RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3697.

43] – Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005) and the Pugwash Conferences will focus on the life and legacy of the nuclear physicist, his dedication to world peace and reducing the threat of nuclear weapons as the founder and driving force behind the international Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs for six decades. Sponsored by the Atomic Heritage Foundation and George Washington University, the program will consider the Pugwash Conferences’ contributions to ending the Cold War and reducing the nuclear threat in the post-Cold War world today. The event takes place on Tues., June 5 from 10 AM to noon at GWU, Room 213, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/a/atomicheritage.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEFJS0JGblBEMXZ2M2tOSjBvVE55M0E6MQ.

44] – On Tues., June 5 from 10:30 AM to noon, Russel Rumbaugh, Stimson Center; Nathan Cohn, Stimson Center; Stephen Schwartz, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Robert Zaratem, Foreign Policy Initiative, and Kingston Reif, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, will tackle "Resolving Ambiguity: Costing Nuclear Weapons" at the Stimson Center, 1111 19th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFJZbWJNQjRLb3pJY3QzdmVvanVkSWc6MQ.

45] – On Tues., June 5 from 2 to 3 PM, Warren Stern, director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Homeland Security Department, will speak about "The Revolution in Nuclear Detection Affairs." The event is sponsored by the Federation of American Scientists, and will occur at the Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-203, WDC. RSVP at rsvp@fas.org or to Katie Colten at 202-454-4694.

46] – 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 June 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

47] – The Baltimore Public Meeting on Maryland's Climate Action Plan takes place on Tues., June 5 from 6 to 8 PM at the Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore 21230. This event is coordinated by the Maryland Department of the Environment (http://www.mde.state.md.us/Pages/Home.aspx). This is a chance to explore the existing state Climate Action Plan, which the League of Conservation believes is flawed, and to share concerns and suggestions with state officials.

48] – Baltimore Humane Society Book Drive continues on Wednesdays at 1601 Nicodemus Road. A significant portion of each book's sale price will be donated to the no-kill animal shelter, no matter when the book is sold during the year. Call 410-833-8848. Go to http://baltimorehumane.org

49] – Vigil for alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning outside the main gate at Fort Meade, Maryland 175 & Reece Rd, Fort Meade, MD 21113 starting on Wed., June 6 continuing through Fri., June 8 -- 8 to 10 AM. Hold a sign or banner. Hear a dramatic reading of the chat logs in solidarity with other actions worldwide. Supporters are encouraged to attend the court martial motions hearing, scheduled for June 6, 7 and 8 at 9 AM. Go to http://www.bradleymanning.org/news/join-us-at-fort-meade-md-june-6-8th-to-support-bradley-manning. Do you need a ride, or can you offer one to others!

To attend the hearing, go to the Fort Meade Visitor Control Center. You should arrive an hour before proceedings are set to begin; if you arrive late, you should still be able to get into the courtroom later in the morning. Bradley’s lawyer, David Coombs, has expressed how both he and his client very much appreciate the presence of supporters in the courtroom.

At the hearing the government will attempt to ban any discussion of whether harm was or was not caused to the U.S. from future court proceedings, saying it could neither help nor hurt either argument. This would prevent the defense from accessing government-commissioned assessments of the impacts of WikiLeaks’ releases. Neither the content nor the conclusions of these assessments have been made public, despite the public’s obvious interest in this information.

50] – On Wed., June 6 from 8 to 9 AM, the Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series will host Christopher Ford, Hudson Institute, "Verification of Nuclear Agreements," and Jeff Klinger, "North Korean Denuclearization" at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, WDC 20003. RSVP http://2012ndseminars.eventbrite.com/.

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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/

"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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