Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

23] Death Penalty Vigil – Nov. 26

24] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 26

25] Correcting Marable – Nov. 26

26] Film IN MY LIFETIME – Nov. 26

27] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Nov. 26

28] Film “Back to Vietnam” – Nov. 26

29] Support Bradley Manning – Nov. 27

30] Educating for Peace – Nov. 27

31] Nuclear Restraint – Nov. 27

32] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Nov. 27

33] Film UNEQUAL JUSTICE – Nov. 27

34] Cuban Missile Crisis --Nov. 27

35] Repeal Death Penalty Benefit – Nov. 27


23] – 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. 26. Call 410-366-1637.

24] – 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 www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to steinershow@gmail.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.

25] – Come to a discussion of the book “A Lie of Reinvention; Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X” on Mon., Nov. 26 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. This will be a provocative multimedia presentation and what will certainly be a lively dialogue led by editors, Dr. Ball and Dr. Burroughs, about this book that includes essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal, veteran journalist A. Peter Bailey, who worked with Malcolm X’s Organization for Afro-American Unity, and Bill Strickland, who also knew Malcolm X. RSVP to Nefta Freeman at netfa@ips-dc.org.

26] – See a Beyond the Classroom Documentary: "In My Lifetime" on Mon., Nov. 26 from 7 to 9 PM at 1104 South Campus Commons, Building 1, College Park, Maryland 20742. In one lifetime a nuclear-armed world emerged, and with it, the potential for global destruction on a scale never before possible. Is it also possible that in a single lifetime nuclear weapons could be abolished? The film provides a comprehensive look at the full scope and impact of the nuclear age from its beginnings to the present day, including the international efforts by citizens, scientists and political leaders to reduce or eliminate the nuclear threat. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/339525256145380/.

27] – 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. 26. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions. The agenda includes the Bradley Manning support activities, the ongoing drone protests, going to the office of Rep. Sarbanes and other items.

28] – “Back to Vietnam,” a short film by Mike Marceau, will be shown on Mon., Nov. 26 at 7:30 PM at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850. A group of U.S. military veterans returned to Vietnam in April 2012 for a "Peace And Reconciliation Tour" to see the country and connect with Vietnamese people. One goal of the trip was to learn about the aftermath of extensive Agent Orange spraying and meet some of the Vietnamese groups who are helping the victims. Marceau, a Purple Heart recipient, was critically injured in Vietnam 1970. He is a Rockville resident and Vice President of the local chapter of Veterans for Peace. He will talk about the experience and show a 45 minute film he made during the trip. Call 240-777-0959.

29] – Rally and Protest against Injustice in the Military Court vs. Bradley Manning on Tues., Nov. 27 at 10 AM at Fort George G. Meade, Odenton, Maryland. Bradley Manning's defense will be arguing that all charges be dismissed because of "unlawful pretrial punishment." Manning is scheduled to be court-martialed on Feb. 4.

At Tuesday’s rally, speakers will include leading members of the Bradley Manning Support Network and partner organizations. Inside the courtroom, Bradley's lawyer David Coombs will focus on the abuse the defendant endured in Quantico, VA. It is now well-known that Bradley was held for nine months in solitary confinement, in conditions that were declared by UN Chief Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez to be "cruel, inhuman and degrading." David Coombs will present evidence that brig psychiatrists opposed the decision to hold Bradley in solitary, and that brig commanders misled the public when they said that Bradley's treatment was for "Prevention of Injury.” Email emma@bradleymanning.org.

30] – Get over to the launch of Education for Peace DC's research report, Educating for Change: A Survey of Programs for Peace, Justice, and Diversity in the Washington, DC area, on Tues., Nov. 27 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Capitol Visitor's Center, Room SVC-201 (Senate side)--U.S. Capitol, WDC 20510. Come share your thoughts on the report's findings and help shape the way forward for this important initiative. Lunch will be served. This is a project of the Center for Peacebuilding and Development and the Localizing Peace Initiative, School of International Service, American University. RSVP at scully@american.edu or 202-885-2014.

31] – On Tues., Nov. 27 from 3:30 to 6 PM, Malcolm Chalmers, Royal United Services Institute, and Joan Rohlfing, Nuclear Threat Initiative, will examine "Less Is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers" at Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3866.

32] – 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 Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

33] – “Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court” will be shown on Tues., Nov. 27 at 6 PM at Service Employees International Union, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. Narrated by renowned journalist Katrina vanden Huevel, editor of The Nation, Alliance for Justice's new documentary examines the pro-big-business agenda of the Supreme Court and the consequences for ordinary Americans. Through interviews with experts and people affected by recent Supreme Court decisions, the film shows how the Court’s pro-corporate bias weakens the core concept of fairness at the heart. RSVP http://afj.convio.net/site/Calendar/1565132754?view=Detail&id=109021&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fafj.convio.net%2Fsite%2FPageNavigator%2FAFJ_Events_New_All.

34] – On Tues., Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 PM, Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the United States, will discuss "The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later" at George Washington Univ., Harding Auditorium, Room 213, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGlSX2d0OVBDYkVyZnp3dWY5eXg3X3c6MA.

35] – LET'S CLOSE THIS CASE! The host committee includes Senator Lisa Gladden, Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, Delegate Mary Washington, Elsbeth Bothe, former associate judge Circuit Court, Baltimore City and Kirk Bloodsworth. The Maryland Citizens Against State Executions FOURTH ANNUAL BALTIMORE BENEFIT RECEPTION takes place on Tues., Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 PM at the Lord Baltimore Hotel (Radisson Inn), 20 West Baltimore St. Maryland is ready, not only to end the death penalty but, to simultaneously make a difference in the lives of families most impacted by violence. The death penalty repeal bill redirects immediate savings from repeal to the Maryland Victims of Crime Fund. These new funds are earmarked to help survivors of homicide victims, among the most invisible and under-served of all crime victims. Email MD CASE at info@mdcase.org or call at 301-779-5230 to reserve a ticket.

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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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