Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

65] Need help from the storm? – Oct. 30

66] National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers – Oct. 30

67] "Information Makes Us Human" -- Oct. 30

68] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Oct. 30

69] Cuban Missile Crisis – Oct. 30

70] Cerro Blanco mine – Oct. 30

71] Dream Act party – Oct. 30

72] Meet Khader Adnan -- Oct. 30

73] Kashmir Conflict – Oct. 30

74] Light Brigade Maryland vigil – Oct. 30

75] Crime Victims’ Forum – Oct. 30

76] The Disappeared – Oct. 30

77] Frederick Canvass for Marriage Equality – Oct. 31 & Nov. 1

78] Easton Phone Bank for Marriage Equality – Oct. 31

79] Philadelphia peace vigil – Oct. 31

80] D.C. Phone Bank for Marriage Equality – Oct. 31

81] Revolution Rises Week – Oct. 31 – Nov. 5

82] Green Currency Meeting – Oct. 31

83] Music for Peace – Oct. 31

84] 60th anniversary of Ivy Mike – Nov. 1

85] Sweden and Nukes – Nov. 1

86] Chestertown phone bank for Marriage Equality – Nov. 1

87] Hyattsville phone bank for Marriage Equality – Nov. 1

88] First Thursday peace vigil – Nov. 1

89] D.C. Statehood Candidate Forum – Nov. 1

90] Casa Baltimore/Limay fundraiser – Nov. 1

91] Film “Victory to Change” -- Nov. 1

92] A Palestinian farmer – Nov. 1

93] Phone bank for Marriage Equality & Dream Act – Nov. 1

94] Father Jerzy Popieluszko remembered – Nov. 1

95] Chuck Johnson wrote a book – publication date Nov. 1

96] IVAW conference – Nov. 2

97] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013

98] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?

99] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

100] Join Fund Our Communities

101] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

102] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

103] Do you need any book shelves?

104] Join Global Zero campaign

105] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

106] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

107] Click on The Hunger Site

108] Fire & Faith

109] Book CRIMES OF PASSION available

110] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


65] – Tuesday, October 30, 2012 is a National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.

66] – The Baltimore Peoples Assembly and the Solidarity Center are offering help to those affected by the storm. The Solidarity Center will be prepared to have its doors open as soon as it is physically safe to act as a charging station, with a generator if need be, for communal use. Sharon Black, who is a registered nurse, is also available for non-emergency consultations regarding medicine and other medical questions, etc. at 410-218-4835. The All Peoples Congress has three vehicles with gas, for auxiliary use if needed. In an emergency, call 410-218-4835 or a backup number 443-221-3775. If you can volunteer to open up your house or apartment for anyone in severe need, call the Solidarity Center.

67] – "Information Makes Us Human" is a lecture taking place on Tues., Oct. 30 at 3:30 PM in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum, Goucher College. Joe Janes, associate professor and chair of the Master of Library and Information Science Program at the University of Washington, will discuss the myriad guises, forms, and uses of information Go to http://meyerhoff.goucher.edu/eblasts/in-the-loop/images/dotted-line3.gif.

68] – 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. 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

69] – On Tues., Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 PM, Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Sergei Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the U.S., will examine "The Cuban Missile Crisis: Fifty Years On" at George Washington Univ., Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGlSX2d0OVBDYkVyZnp3dWY5eXg3X3c6MA.

70] – Implications of the Cerro Blanco mine in the border region of El Salvador and Guatemala is a talk taking place on Tues., Oct. 30 at 6 PM at the Consulate General of El Salvador, 2332 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The Honorable Consul General of El Salvador, Celia Medrano, and El Salvador’s Ombudsperson for Human Rights, El Salvador, Dr. Oscar Luna, have the honor, together with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Committee in Solidarity with the people of El Salvador (CISPES) of presenting the talk. Interpretation to English will be provided by CISPES. RSVP to camelgar@rree.gob.sv. Call 301-437-7698.

71] – The Quixote Center, 7307 Baltimore Ave., Suite 214 (from the parking lot, come around the right side of the building, second floor), College Park 20740, is holding a party: Come Dream With Us on Tues., Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 PM. Welcome a cafeteria worker from the union Unite Here, who will discuss the food workers movement. Put together how sustainable foods and worker justice go together, sample food and ideas from the farm-to-table project of the newest program, the Crabgrass Christians Initiative. Email andrew@quixote.org or call 240-770-5347.

72] – Students for Justice in Palestine presents Khader Adnan on Tues., Oct. 30 from 6 to 7:30 PM at Letts Formal Lounge, American Univ. Khader Adnan is a former Palestinian prisoner in Israel who was released after being on hunger strike for 66 days. During the period of his detainment Israeli authorities had never laid any formal charges against him, and he was given no trial to defend himself. He will speak on behalf of Palestinian prisoner rights organization Addameer on the subject of administrative detention and the hunger strikes taken by Palestinian prisoners in protest of this policy. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/404093692996079/.

73] – Bridge Builders in the Kashmir Conflict: The Human Dimension and the Role of Civil Society is the topic being discussed on Tues., Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8:15 at American Univ., Center Ward 2, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. See the film "A Journey through the River Vitasta," with an introduction by student and filmmaker Pawan Bali, followed by presentations by author Dr. Nyla Ali Khan and former graduate students who have lived and studied in the region.

74] – On Tues., Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM at 409 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, come and stand with the Light Brigade Maryland /OR/ drive-by and HONK! Send the message that some Catholics support Marriage Equality. Go to http://www.facebook.com/LightBrigadeMaryland.

75] – The Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP and MD CASE invite you to . . . a Crime Victims' Forum: Featuring Panel of Victims and Service Providers on Tues., Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM at Union Baptist Church, 1211 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore 21217, Come and hear what can be done for victims. Email info@mdcase.org.

76] – On Tues., Oct. 30 from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, see the film “The Eco of the Pain of the Many,” which traces the efforts of one Guatemalan to find out what happened to her brother, one of thousands who were ‘disappeared’ during the internal conflict of the 1980s.Enjoy light refreshments, and participate in a discussion with a representative from a Guatemalan Human Rights Commission after the film. The church is located at the Southwest corner of Arlington Blvd. (Rte 50) & George Mason Drive. Proceeds from the sale of 2013 calendars, fair trade coffee and a free-will offering will be shared with two groups that focus on Guatemalan human rights.

77] – There is a Frederick Canvass for Marriage Equality on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM at 4 W. Church St. RSVP to amy@mdfme.org.

78] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Easton phone bank on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 PM at 7 E Dover St. RSVP to Toney.Schloss@mdfme.org.

79] – 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 Oct. 31. Call 215-426-0364.

80] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the D.C. phone bank on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 PM at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. RSVP to kate.kramer@hrc.org.

81] – Revolution Rises Week of Actions from Wed., Oct. 31 from 6:30 PM through Mon., Nov. 5. On Oct. 31 at 6:30 PM, Adbusters has put out a national call for a Halloween Party at the capitol. Meet at 5 PM at Freedom Plaza. On Nov. 1 re-occupy Farragut Square; Nov. 2 day of teach-ins and education; Nov. 3 Portland has put out a national call against austerity; Nov. 4 conduct a mock election and Anti-Political Party action (AADC); and Nov. 5 do various Occupy movements around D.C. Email Novplancoal@gmail.com.

82] – 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.

83] – Discover music as a means to communicate and connect across cultures. Listen, play, or learn. The event will feature an open mic forum, guitar lessons, and the chance to meet and connect with other musicians in the city. Music for Peace takes place at 7:30 PM on the last Wednesday of the month at the HI Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. Call 410-576-8880 or go to http://www.baltimorehostel.org.

84] – Thursday, November 1, 2012 is the 60th anniversary of the "Ivy Mike" nuclear test, the first hydrogen bomb test. Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands.

85] – On Thurs., Nov. 1 from 3:30 to 5 PM, Thomas Jonter, Stockholm Univ. will talk about "Explaining Nuclear Forbearance: A Case Study on Sweden" at the Wilson Center, Reagan Bldg., Fourth Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, WDC. RSVP at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/rsvp?eid=24998&pid=294.

86] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Chestertown phone bank on Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM at 106 Spring Avenue. RSVP to Toney.Schloss@mdfme.org.

87] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Hyattsville phone bank on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 PM at 4301 Garden City Dr. RSVP to shelena@mdfme.org.

88] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest U.S. wars. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

89] – There is a DC Statehood and Autonomy Candidate Forum on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 PM at the Islamic Heritage Museum, 2315 Martin Luther King Ave. SE. ALL candidates welcome, but with a special welcome to Shadow Representative, Shadow Senate and US Delegate candidates. Email: info@livingwiththelaw.com.

90] – Casa Baltimore/Limay invites you to a fun- and fundraiser for its December-January delegation to Nicaragua! Freewill donations for the delegation will be accepted at the door - from $5 to ???? The theme is "DIA DE LOS MUERTOS" (Day of the Dead, to honor our ancestors and dear departed by celebrating their lives). Enjoy dinner, music, poetry readings, a Live DJ! and the Barrage Band Orchestra on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 PM at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218.

91] – See the film “Victory to Change" on Thurs., Nov. 1 at 7 PM at BloomBars, 3222 11th St. NW. It is a 30-minute film by Gregory Walsh and Laurel Gwizdak on civil rights activists in rural India. Leading the post-film discussion will be filmmaker Walsh and activist Varsha Jawalkgekar (from Bihar, India, via Skype). The documentary tells the story of two remarkable, young Indian activists, Varsha Jawalkgekar and Mukesh Rajak – fighting for the most marginalized members of Indian society - Dalits (untouchables), women, and children. This revolution is embodied in the slogan "Jai Parivartan!" - Victory to Change! There is a suggested $10 donation. Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Email Info@BloomBars.com or call 202-567-7713.

92] – On Thurs., Nov. 1 at 7 PM at Perry Auditorium, 7th floor, National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves., the Palestine/Israel Advocacy Group (PIAG) hosts Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer whose family works its 100–acre farm and orchard just outside the town of Bethlehem. It is on his farm that the family members strive to maintain a haven of peace and brother/sisterhood.

93] – The Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition is proud to be spending the weeks leading up to the election focusing on gathering support for the Dream Act and Marriage Equality (Questions #4 and #6 on the Maryland ballot). There is a phone banking house party for these issues on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 PM at a supporter's house. RSVP at mococivilrights@gmail.com. The house is near Piney Branch and Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring. Refreshments will be available! All you need to bring is your cell phone.

94] – On Thurs., Nov. 1 at 7:30 PM, join a discussion on Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko of the Polish Solidarity Movement led by Judith Kelly of Pax Christi. Father Popieluszko was a tireless supporter of Solidarity, as well as a vocal critic of the communist regime in his native Poland. He was martyred in 1984 and beatified by our Holy Father in 2010. Contact Michael McCoy at mccoy.michaelj@gmail.com.

95] – Chuck Johnson lived in Baltimore for a number of years. He has written a biography of Oregon Governor Bob Straub, and it will be available as of Thurs., Nov. 1. Oregon State University Press is pleased to announce the publication of “Standing at the Water’s Edge, Bob Straub’s Battle for the Soul of Oregon” by Charles K. Johnson. See http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/standing-at-waters-edge. The book chronicles the life of a unique, and perhaps unlikely, political figure in Oregon history.

The author is a Portland writer, fundraiser, and activist. A native Oregonian, he has been active in environmental politics since childhood. After a decade in national politics, working with Physicians for Social Responsibility and as executive director of Nuclear Free America, Johnson returned to Oregon, where he was instrumental in making a home for the Robert W. Straub Archives at Western Oregon University’s Hamersly Library. The paperback costs $24.95. Call 1-800-621-2736 or go to http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/standing-at-waters-edge.

96] – Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Convention 2012 takes place Fri., Nov. 2 starting at 9 AM at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. The convention theme is "HEALING THE WOUNDS." The military and veterans community faces a series of challenges both physical and psychological. IVAW wants to highlight the many ways members, their loved ones, and broader support networks are working to rebuild their lives and promote the healing process.

Members will also meet with the current board and candidates, elect members for open board positions, review the status of our organization including finances, and participate in a Bradley Manning solidarity action at Fort Meade. Contact the IVAW National Office at 646-723-0989 or the Convention Committee at convention@ivaw.org.

97] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [www.mupj.org] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Save these dates. Email paulette.d.hammond@questdiagnostics.com.

98] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Have, CT. It would include a variety of his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, book illustrations, posters, banners and sketchbooks. This would not only be a display of objects on a gallery wall, but would also involve events which would return Tom's art to the streets where it was originally meant to make conscience visible.

Contact Stephen if you are in possession of original work and would consider loaning it for a month long display. You can reach him at stephen.kobasa at gmail.com or 203-500-0268.

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

100] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a 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.

101] – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Baltimore's Indypendent Reader is looking for individuals interested in creating media - written, photo, audio, or video - that relates to issues like...economic justice, race, prisons & policing, environment, gender & sexuality, war & peace and more! If you would like to create social justice media, then email indypendentreader@gmail.com. Visit http://www.indyreader.org.

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

103] – Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.

104] – 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.

105] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at http://www.onlinecriminaljusticedegree.com/. This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

106] – 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.

107] – 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.

108] – 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/.

109] – "Crimes of Passion," the first volume of the Mid-Atlantic Murder Mystery Series, is now published and available through www.Amazon.com and www.BN.com. This is a collection of true crime articles Krist Boardman wrote in the '80's and '90s for the Official Detective Group and Globe Publishing. My beat was Maryland, parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia, District of Columbia, New Jersey and Delaware. These articles were done from original courthouse research and interviews with detectives and prosecutors.

"Crimes of Passion" focuses more on the impulsive crime, and frequently the resolution of each case depends on legal arguments and courtroom maneuvers. The cases also focus on police work, often superlatively done and under very trying conditions. For example, "When Hookers Fall Out..." is nearly an impossible case solved by the U.S. Park Police. The murder of Arlene Flowers in Prince George's County was a case that barely held together as investigators tried to solve the heartless murder of a13-year-old. Another case took three years to solve and involved a search along the Shenandoah River for the body and the recovery of a car submerged in the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. The protection of the public is the special role of the police and good police work throughout is highlighted.

110] – 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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