Monday, October 15, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

49] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities – Oct. 15

50] Rally against poverty and for women – Oct. 15

51] World more dangerous after Cuban Missile Crisis? – Oct. 15

52] Death Penalty Vigil – Oct. 15

53] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 15 – Oct. 18

54] Baltimore phone bank for marriage equality – Oct. 15

55] Silver Spring phone bank for marriage equality – Oct. 15

56] Columbia phone bank for marriage equality – Oct. 15

57] Film “We’re Not Broke” – Oct. 15

58] JUST WATER – Oct. 15

59] Fukushima film – Oct. 15

60] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities – Oct. 15

61] RAF deadline – Oct. 15

62] Fight Hunger in Maryland – Oct. 16

63] Religion, Culture & Peacebuilding – Oct. 16

64] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Oct. 16

65] Empower D.C. Youth – Oct. 16

66] Wind Power Networking Mixers – Oct. 16

67] Chilean Student Movement – Oct. 16

68] Death penalty in Maryland – Oct. 16

69] Faith-Based Perspectives on Immigration – Oct. 16

70] Protest GMO candidate – Oct. 17


49] – Join a Tar Sands Blockade DC Solidarity Rally on Mon., Oct. 15 at noon at the American Petroleum Institute, 12th and L Sts NW. Over the past couple of weeks the Tars Sands Blockade has been slowing down the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas. This group of courageous activists has been putting their bodies on the line. Their direct action campaign to halt Keystone XL has gained a huge surge of momentum. Visit

50] – On Mon., Oct. 15 at noon, there is a call for all mothers, caregivers, occupiers and other fighters for justice and survival...children and men welcome. This is the day before the next presidential "debate,” so be at the Speak Out at Philadelphia's Republican Party Headquarters Office, 529 S. 4th St. (4th & South St.). End poverty of mothers and children; count care giving as work. Provide welfare and other resources for single moms and other caregivers. Support the Women's Option to Raise Kinds (WORK) Act (H.R. 4379, Peter Stark, D-CA) and the RISE Out of Poverty Act (H.R. 3573, Gwen Moore, D-WI). Contact Global Women's Strike at 215-848-1120.

51] – On Mon., Oct. 15 from 1 to 2 PM, Jane Harman, Wilson Center, Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Foundation, Graham Allison, Harvard Univ., and Timothy Naftali, New America Foundation, will comment on "Is the World More Dangerous 50 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis?" at Wilson Center, Sixth Floor Conference Room, Reagan Bldg., 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

52] – 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., Oct. 154. Call 410-366-1637.

53] – 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

54] – The Baltimore City phone bank for Marriage Equality takes place Monday – Friday, 5 to 8 PM at Campaign HQ, 2400 Boston St. Email

55] – The Silver Spring phone bank for Marriage Equality takes place Monday – Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 PM at 8720 Georgia Ave., Suite 900. RSVP at

56] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Columbia phone bank on Mondays from 6 to 8 PM at 7246 Cradlerock Way. RSVP to

57] – Beyond the Classroom presents award-winning documentary: "We're Not Broke” on Mon., Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 PM at 1102 South Campus Commons, Bldg. 1, Univ. of Maryland, College Park. UMD's Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program presents Critical Conversations on Civic Issues: “Voting As If the Issues Matter” Series. America is in the grip of societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay of school teachers, police and fire fighters, leaving many Americans struggling to survive. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations – with intimate ties to our political leaders – are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax. The film documents how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how a growing number of Americans are taking their frustration to the streets, demanding that U.S. corporations pay their fair share! Visit

58] – On Mon., Oct. 15 at 7 PM get over to Just Water in Perry Auditorium, National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, WDC, for a fascinating presentation and discussion by Gidon Bromberg, one of the co-directors of the project.. The National Cathedral Environmental and Palestine/Israel Advocacy Groups co-host this evening with Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME). The Jordan River and the Dead Sea are in critical danger due to pollution and low water flow. FoEME is a coalition of Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian environmentalists working together to save these shared water resources. To learn more about the sponsoring Cathedral advocacy groups visit their web pages: Environment Advocacy and Palestine/Israel Advocacy Group (PIAG).

59] – The Nuclear Information and Resource Service invites you to an exclusive free screening of “Chronicles from the Heartland: Fukushima 2011” with Japanese filmmaker Hidetaka Inazuka on Mon., Oct. 15 at 7:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sts. NW, WDC. In his new film, Inazuka documents the impact of the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns on the lives of area residents. The film chronicles a 10-month period after the disaster through the eyes of farmers, school teachers, housewives and civil servants. Among the survivors is Jotaro Wakamatsu, a poet/former high school teacher who lived in Haramachi-city in the exclusion zone. Mr. Wakamatsu visited Chernobyl in the 1990s and wrote a poem titled A Town Spirited Away, which eerily predicted the current situation in Fukushima. The film is narrated by Japan’s legendary actor Tatsuya Nakadai who was in a number of classic films including Akira Kurosawa’s “High and Low.” Contact NIRS at 301-270-6477 or or go to

60] – 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 Oct. 15. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. The agenda will focus a discussion of the last visit to the National Security Agency, the conversation with Bruce Gagnon, the Third Wednesday visit to Rep. Sarbanes’ office in Towson, Bradley Manning activities and drone strikes.

61] – The Research Associates Foundation grants application deadline is Mon., Oct. 15. RAF gives small grants (up to $2,500) to Baltimore area organizations or individuals engaged in transformational community activism. Email or see

62] – On Tues., Oct. 16 from 8 AM to 4 PM be at Fighting Hunger in Maryland: A Call to Action, the Second Annual Conference presented by the Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network - The conference will bring together leaders from state and local agencies, nonprofits, schools and other entities invested in reducing hunger and poverty in Maryland. Through expert panel presentations, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, Fighting Hunger in Maryland: A Call to Action will frame challenges and develop solutions to hunger in Maryland. Topics include: the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), child nutrition and WIC policy; changing paradigms in emergency food distribution; local food, local hunger; food security and nutrition strategies for seniors; and child nutrition, and community nutrition outreach strategies.

The conference also will serve as the host of the Baltimore opening of the Witnesses to Hunger photography exhibit. Contact Laura Flamm at or 410-528-0021 x23.

63] – Religion, Culture, and Interpretations of Democracy: Implications for Peacebuilding is happening on Tues., Oct. 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037. The final meeting of the three-part series on democracy and conflict will reflect on the influence of religion and culture on interpretations of democracy around the world and the implications for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Register at

64] – 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 Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

65] – Empower DC Youth Organizing Project: Youth Committee Meeting takes place on Tues., Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Empower DC, 1419 V St. NW (U St. & Cardozo). Attend this meeting to discuss "From the Million Man March to Trayvon Martin: How Far Have We Gone." Contact Jonathan Stith, director of Youth Organizing, at 202-234-9119 or

66] – Clean Currents is hosting Wind Powered Baltimore Week starting Mon., Oct. 15 through Sun., Oct. 21. Celebrate Charm City's vibrant wind powered community. Get a Clean Currents t-shirts and other swag at all events. Be at a B2B Networking Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tues., Oct. 16 at The Olive Room Restaurant. Mix, mingle, and enter a raffle to win prizes from wind powered Baltimore businesses. The $10 cover includes light organic fare and cash bar. Proceeds benefit Baltimore Green Works. Email

67] – Faces of the Chilean Student Movement is happening on Tues., Oct. 16 at 6 PM at the Kay Spiritual Life Center, American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The CAUS, Kay Spiritual Life Center and the Institute for Policy Studies presents a discussion with the Chilean Student Movement Leaders, Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman, along with CAUS student representative, Caiden Elmer. Go to

68] – The Death Penalty in Maryland: Remembering Troy Davis is A Panel Discussion In Prince George's County on Tues., Oct. 16 at 6 PM in the Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD. Contact MD Case at

69] – Welcoming the Stranger, Faith-Based Perspectives on Immigration and the Maryland DREAM Act, continues in Anne Arundel County – Glen Burnie – Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7434 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, Md. 21061, on Tues., Oct. 16 at 7 PM. There will be an Ecumenical, DREAM Act presentation and discussion. Hear faith perspectives and testimony from student Dreamers. The event is sponsored by BRIDGE, Interfaith Immigration Coalition. Contact: Maureen Daly at 443-286-4731 or

70] – Occupy the GMO Candidate on Wed., Oct. 17 from 8 to 9:30 AM at the National Republican Congressional Committee, 320 First St. SE. Occupy Monsanto GCU Field Agents will be stopping by to find out how Mitt Romney differs from Barack Obama on genetically engineered food. Go to

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 ttp://

"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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