Sunday, November 4, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

44] Bridges for Peace – Nov. 4

45] Black is Back Coalition conference – Nov. 4


47] Phone bank for marriage equality in Chestertown, MD – Nov. 4

48] Phone bank for marriage equality in Baltimore – Nov. 4

49] Annapolis Canvass for Marriage Equality – Nov. 4

50] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Nov. 4

51] Third Party Presidential Debate – Nov. 4

52] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 5

53] Nuclear Regimes: Future Outlook – Nov. 5

54] Herblock Exhibit – through Nov. 9

55] New Gender Perspective in Turkey – Nov. 5

56] Death Penalty Vigil – Nov. 5

57] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 5 – Nov. 8

58] Baltimore phone bank for marriage equality – Nov. 5

59] Silver Spring phone bank for marriage equality – Nov. 5

60] Columbia phone bank for marriage equality – Nov. 5

61] Repeal death penalty forum – Nov. 5

62] Play “We Live in Financial Times – Nov. 5

63] Organizing meeting at the Solidarity Center – Nov. 5

64] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities – Nov. 5

65] Free Pet Bereavement Counseling – Nov. 6


44] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis. Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or]. Go to

45] – Get over to the Annual Conference: Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations on Sun., Nov. 4 at noon at Soul 57, 1326 Florida Ave. NE. Help to Break the Silence surrounding the escalation of the historical oppression of African people here in the U.S. and around the world. Call 202.681.7040 or email

46] – Doug Love is hosting a FORUM ON THE 14 BALLOT ISSUES on Sun. Nov. 4 from 4 to 6 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center. The forum is sponsored in part by Maryland United for Peace and Justice. To present a side on an issue, contact Doug ASAP at or 301 474 8663. Go to

47] – Phone bank for marriage equality in Chestertown, MD on Sundays from noon to 4 PM at 106 Spring Ave. RSVP to

48] – Phone bank for marriage equality in Baltimore on Sunday from noon to 8 PM at 400 Boston St., Suite 101D. RSVP to

49] – Join an Annapolis canvass for marriage equality on Sundays from 2 to 4 PM at the UUCA Parking Lot, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. RSVP at

50] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, North side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.

51] – Be at a Third Party Presidential Debate at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW, WDC 20009 on Sun., Nov. 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. RSVP to or 202-387-8034. The candidates are Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice), and the debate will be moderated by Ralph Nader. The focus will be on subjects and issues that have largely been ignored or avoided, as they are too controversial, by the 2012 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Go to or

52] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 5

52] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Nov. 5, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Keep Space for Peace signs will be held at this vigil. Email or call 202-882-9649.

53] – On Mon., Nov. 5 from 7:30 AM to 5 PM, hear discussions about "Nuclear Regimes: Future Outlook" with 22 speakers at 900 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. RSVP at If you do not want to submit your registration on-line you may download a PDF of the registration form and fax it to 540-231-3306. Call 540) 231-5182.

54] – Herblock on Democracy is an exhibit about the approach and subject matter of Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block's work. It continues through Fri., Nov. 9, Mondays-Fridays, 8 AM to 5 PM in the Albert S. Cook Library, Towson U., 8000 York Rd. Call 410-704-2461.

55] – A New Gender Perspective in Turkey: Secularism, Islam and Women's Rights Discussion takes place on Mon., Nov. 5 from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Middle East Institute, Georgetown U., 1761 N St. NW. Professor Serpil Sancar of George Washington U. will explain the Directorate of Religious Affairs in Turkey (Diyanet) has paid little attention to gender equality, despite its mission to modernize Islam. However, in recent years, the traditional perspective of Diyanet has undergone a considerable change through its reconfiguration of its policies towards women. Register

56] Death Penalty Vigil – Nov. 5

56] – 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., Nov. 5. Call 410-366-1637.

57] – 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

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

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

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

61] – MD CASE and NAACP are hosting a FORUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY:REMEMBERING TROY DAVIS on Mon., Nov. 5 at 6 PM at East Towson Carver Community Center, 300 Lennox Ave., Towson. Troy Davis, a man convicted of and executed for the August 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, GA spent half of his life behind bars captive of a system designed to crush even the mightiest of spirits. Troy used his last words to proclaim his innocence one final time. He then made a call for his movement to bring about an end to the death penalty. A panel of guests will address Maryland State Execution. Call 301-779-5230 or email

62] – Catch a Stage Performance of "We Live in Financial Times" on Mon., Nov. 5 at 6:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, the Cullen Room, 5th and K Sts. NW. A darkly funny theatrical shell game wherein the conventions of character and story, (in the form of Mike and James, investment bankers, alone with an angry female voice they do not understand) collapse and attempt to frantically reassemble. This is global capitalism as tragic farce. The cover is $10 to see Phil Dickerson, Marietta Hedges & David Paglin perform in a play directed by Julia Barclay

Afterwards, Dean Baker, author of “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive” and other books, will opine. Go to

63] – There is an organizing meeting on Mon., Nov. 5 at 7 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, to discuss building the Nov. 15 Party for Peoples Power! The meeting will also build for the National Peoples Power Assembly on Dec. 15. Get updates on the Anthony Anderson case and the fight against police terror. Email

64] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities – Nov. 5

64] – 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 Nov. 5. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. The agenda includes the Bradley Manning vigils, the First Thursday antiwar protest, the visit to Baltimore by Oliver Stone, the forum on drone strikes at JHU on Nov. 15, the ongoing drone protests and other items.

65] – There is Free Pet Bereavement Counseling at Baltimore Humane Society on the first Tuesday of the month. Andrew Mazan leads a pet bereavement support group that meets at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road. Call 410-833-8848 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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