Monday, June 25, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

36] Save POST OFFICE – June 25 - 28

37] Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog – June 25

38] Missile Offense – June 25

39] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 25 – 28

40] Protest the death penalty – June 25


42] Book on New Jewish Agenda -- June 25

43] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – June 25

44] The bible & nonviolence – June 26 - 30

45] Dream Act Graduation – June 26

46] Vigil against torture/film screening – June 26

47] War Is Not the Answer – June 26

48] Film THE PRICE OF SUGAR – June 26

49] Journey of Hope -- June 26

50] Learn sordid details of the Penn family -- June 26

51] Film "Hunger Hits Home" -- June 26

52] Humane Society book sale continues

53] Trial of anti-death penalty activists – June 27


36] – Join a hunger strike from Mon., June 25 through Thurs., June 28 in D.C. and Frederick to SAVE THE POST OFFICE. Contact Malgo Schmidt, Occupy Frederick, at 301-698-0688 or

37] – On Mon., June 25 from noon to 1:15 PM, hear Trevor Findlay, Center for International Governance Innovation, and Chantal De Jonge Oudraat, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America, report on the launch of Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA, at the Stimson Center, 1111 19th St., 12th Floor, WDC. RSVP to Kevin Dias at

38] – On Mon., June 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, hear Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, who will address "On Missile Defense and European Security" at the American Security Project, 1100 New York Ave. NW, Suite 710W, Conference Room E, WDC. RSVP at

39] – 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

40] – 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 25. Call 410-366-1637.

41] – It is the Peace House Movie Night, and the film on Mon., June 25 at 7 PM is “The Weather Underground.” It will be shown at Occupy Peace House, 1233 12th St. NW. Thirty years ago, a group of young radicals called The Weathermen announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government. Fueled by outrage over the Vietnam War and racism in America, they went underground during the 1970s, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized "the real violence" that the U.S. government and capitalist power were wreaking throughout the world. From pitched battles with police on Chicago's city streets, to bombing the U.S. Capitol building, to breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison, this carefully organized clandestine network attempted to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. One of the top documentaries of the year, this award-winning film interweaves extensive archival material with modern-day interviews to explore the incredible story of "The Weather Underground." As former members reflect candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home," they paint a compelling portrait of troubled and revolutionary times, with unexpected and often striking connections to the current world situation. Go to

42] – Be at the D.C. Book Release for “Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda” on Mon., June 25 at 7 PM at the Washington DC JCC 1529 16th St NW – Library. Call (202-518-9400.

43] – 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 25. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.

The proposed agenda will include reports on arranging a meeting with Dutch Ruppersberger, a letter to Obama about drones, the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration, the need for poets to read on August 9 and a July 4 demo at the NSA. Let Max know of any additional agenda items.

44] – From Tues., June 26 through Sat., June 30, enjoy A Week with Wes Howard-Brook and Sue Ferguson Johnson - “Come Out, My People!” God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond. Are you struggling with how you can be a faithful follower of Jesus amidst injustice? Is your faith community wondering what role it has in today’s world, one marked by empire and propped up by imperial religion? Guess what? The people whose stories are found in the Bible faced a similar situation – perhaps in a way that could be helpful for you to explore.

Wes Howard-Brook documents this struggle in his most recent book “Come Out, My People!” God’s Call Out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond. This in-depth study tells the story of two competing religious visions—not Judaism and Christianity but the religion of creation and the religion of empire. The book traces the argument over who God is and what it means to be God’s people across the entire canon. Though Jesus was killed by the upholders of empire, his resurrection marks the divine vindication of the religion of creation—and thus those who follow his path can accept no violence or domination toward people or creation in his name. They will make daily presentations at the Church of the Savior Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009.

45] – Attend a DREAM Act Graduation on Tues., June 26 from 10 AM to 7 PM at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. In just 22 days over 400 DREAM Act supporters will be gathering in Washington D.C. This year the event will focus on working hard to highlight the plight of DREAMers as well as the need for not only legislation, but also executive action by the president. Register, enjoy lunch and be at the graduation from noon to 2 PM. Afterwards march to the Capitol, do lobbying, debrief and participate in a social gathering. RSVP at Email

46] – There will also be a film screening on Tues., June 26, as part of the 2012 campaign against torture, of Martha Davis’ documentary “Doctors of the Dark Side” at the E Street Cinema, 11th and E Sts. at 6 PM to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The documentary looks at the roles of physicians and psychologists in abusive interrogations of detainees during the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts.

This screening will be preceded by a vigil at the US Navy Memorial, 8th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Go to or email or call 413-582-0110. Visit

47] – 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 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

48] – See a screening, hosted by Baltimore Food and Faith, as part of a summer film series, "The Price of Sugar" on Tues., June 26 from 7 to 9 PM at the Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road. Call 410-435-9188.

49] – On Tues., June 26 at 7 PM, the Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing continues at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave. in Takoma Park. . Speakers include Bill Pelke, murder victim's family member and co-founder, Journey of Hope, Thomas Ruffin, Jr., lawyer for Troy Davis; Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur, and Maryland Sen. Jamie Raskin (invited). The event is sponsored by Maryland Coalition for Justice and Progressive Change; Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing; and Amnesty International. Contact Go to

50] – On Tues., June 26 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. the Bristol Radical History Group presents “The Life & Family of William Penn - 260 Years of Bloody Colonial History.” This talk will cover an analysis of the role of the Penn family and other Quakers in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and European expansionism in the North Americas. The Group will argue that the links between the different generations of the Penn family include the English Revolution in the 17th century and of every important event of British colonial expansionism from the colonization of Ireland, Jamaica and the East Coast of North America. Email or call 410-230-0450.

51] – See the film "Hunger Hits Home: Child Hunger in America" on Tues., June 26 from 7 PM at 3222 11th St. NW WDC 20001. Bloombars Indie Move Night presents the documentary, and afterward, there will be networking and conversation with Carina Gervacio, a representative from BrainFood, and Share Our Strength's Community Investment Team and other representatives. The film by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America. Go to!/l.php?u=%2Ffriends%2Fedit%2F%3Fsk%3Drequests&h=IAQHAOts8&enc=AZPAG_jUJXm9aN-MDddNU-Ghh9IbilTCExjBOL2WkZ8fruKEhci4P4_P68BtI41tcRCmTEgkL0OQYc_zbkAP5F45nEcmnUIJyWk47a0ysMRh7jPpohSfRgijG2Cocn568MXbcdAuD5hXviatyVlowMB2YmzHw09N87kjVqNq6YX_zv6Ag-1SBfoY-Oj-c_gC9sBT4J14sXoTabjZAsogBh8r.

52] – 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

53] – The Trial of 13 Anti-Death Penalty Activists is happening on Wed., June 27 at 9:30 AM in Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 500 Indiana Ave, NW. Trial is scheduled to be in courtroom 220. The activists unfurled a "STOP EXECUTIONS" banner on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on January 17, 2012 - the 35th anniversary of the first modern-era execution in 1977. Come out to support the defendants as they make a stand against the death penalty and try for a win of the First Amendment! While scheduled for 9:30 AM, the trial will begin later in the day. Contact Scott Langley at

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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