Monday, October 1, 2012

Baltimore ActvistAlert - Part 4

57] Press Conference on police killing – Oct. 1

58] Death Penalty Vigil – Oct. 1
59] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 1 – Oct. 4
60] Baltimore phone bank for marriage equality – Oct. 1
61] Silver Spring phone bank for marriage equality – Oct. 1
62] Columbia phone bank for marriage equality – Oct. 1
63] RAF info session – Oct. 1
64] Film “Children of the Jaguar” – Oct. 1, 2 & 3
65] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities – Oct. 1
66] Vigil at the VA – Oct. 2
67] Take on the corporations – Oct. 2
68] The China-India Nuclear Crossroads – Oct. 2
69] Vigil at Univ. of Pennsylvania – Oct. 2
70] War Is Not the Answer demo – Oct. 2
71] Stop FBI Repression – Oct. 2
72] Wal-Mart discussion – Oct. 2
73] Bruce Gagnon will be in Baltimore – Oct. 9
74] Rally at the Hyatt Hotel – Oct. 10

57] – The Baltimore Peoples Assembly is holding a press conference on Mon., Oct. 1 at 5 PM to respond to the preliminary autopsy report on Anthony Anderson, Sr. at the corner of Montford Ave. and Biddle St. Activists and supporters of the family of Anthony Anderson, and the family will respond to the preliminary autopsy report.

If you need transportation, meet at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Organizers will be picking up banners, signs, etc. at 3:30 P.M. Call 410-500-2168 to reserve a seat.

58] – 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., Sept. 24. Call 410-366-1637.

59] – 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

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

61] – 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

62] – 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

63] – 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. To have your questions answered, come to the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street, Balt. 21218 on Mon., Oct. 1 at 6:30 PM. Email or see

64] – See a D.C. screening of the documentary “Children of the Jaguar,” one indigenous community's successful human rights case and its implications across Latin America. The film is by the indigenous Kichwa community of Sarayaku and Amnesty International. The film details the journey of one Amazonian community to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, staking claim against the Ecuadorian State and foreign oil companies. Their landmark legal victory, announced in July of this year, will reverberate across the region where social conflicts over natural resource extraction within indigenous ancestral territories continue to explode. Indigenous film director Eriberto Gualinga and the film are being featured in the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival. You can see the film on Mon., Oct. 1 at 7 PM at George Washington U.’s Dorothy Betts Theatre, Marvin Center.

It will also be shown on Tues., Oct. 2 at 10 AM at the Center for Justice and International Law, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, followed by a panel discussion in Spanish. RSVP to On Wed., Oct. 3 at 6 PM, see a screening at the Georgetown Law Center, Hotung 2000.

65] – 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. 1 Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.

The proposed agenda will include reports on Bradley Manning & Julian Assange, arranging a meeting with Dutch Ruppersberger, the NSA 14, Keep Space for Peace Week visit to the NSA and drone protests.

66] – Occupy the Veterans Administration on Tues., Oct. 2 (all day) through Wed., Oct. 3 at the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Join the Occupy movement to protest unfair treatment of veterans and limited services available to them.

67] – On Tues., Oct. 2 at 8:30 AM by way of street theater and direct action, help Occupy DC celebrate its second day in its Anniversary Week of Resistance! The day, dubbed "Crush the Corporatocracy,” maintains a central theme: eradicating corporate influence in our lives. The day of action includes five main targets: mainstream media, ALEC, Monsanto, IMF, and the Federal Reserve. It starts at 8:30 to 9:30 AM with an Occupy Press Conference at 15th and L Sts. NW. The demonstrations are from 10 AM to noon, 1 to 3 PM and a sleepful protest at 10 PM.

68] – On Tues., Oct. 2 from 9 to 11 AM at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, hear "The China-India Nuclear Crossroads" with five speakers. RSVP

69] – On Tues., Oct. 2 at noon, there will be leafleting at Univ. of Pennsylvania, 34th & Walnut Sts., Phila., PA supporting the October 7 anti-war vigil & Kite Flying for Peace. This will be organized by Brandywine Peace Community, and contact the organization at 610-544-1818 or go to

70] – 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. 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

71] – On Tues., Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 PM, Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies, will talk about "Cooperation Between the U.S. and the European Union on the Iran Nuclear Problem" at SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 806, WDC. Go to

72] – Wal-Mart: Is This the Kind of Development Ward 4 Needs? That question will be answered on Tues., Oct. 2 at 7 PM at Plymouth Congregational U.C.C., 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Join with your neighbors in taking community control! Come and discuss: Why two Wal-Marts in less than two miles? No guarantees of jobs for DC residents? No livable wages? What are they thinking? Go to

73] – On Tues., Oct. 9 Bruce Gagnon, international peace organizer, coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, and author of “Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories From Fading Empire,” will join the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore at Fort Meade, Maryland in its annual trek to the National Security Agency. The vigil at the NSA for Keep Space for Peace Week will take place form 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The departure from Baltimore will be at 4:45 PM, and transportation can be provided. Demo on Route 32 outside the main gate to alert the general public to the criminal activity taking place at the NSA. RSVP to Max at 410-366-1537 or mobuszewski at

Bruce will need a place to sleep on Mon., Oct. 8. And we hope to host a house meeting with Bruce after the NSA demo on Tues., Oct. 9 for soup, bread and conversation. Let Max know if you can accommodate Bruce on Oct. 8, and if you are willing to hold a house party the evening of Oct. 9.

74] – Rally at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on Wed., Oct. 10 at 4:30 PM. Meet at McKeldin Square, Light and Pratt Sts., Baltimore 21202. Go to There are hotel workers in Baltimore who make only 3/5 of what union hotel workers make in Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco Airport and Chicago Airport markets. In these same markets, the room rates that customers pay are comparable to those in Baltimore. Workers at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore have come forward to fight for a fair and democratic process to decide on union representation. They need our support! Call UNITE HERE Local 7 at 443-438-5607 or 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

"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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