Monday, November 12, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

35] Help with Peace Center mailing – Nov. 12 - 16

36] John Lewis has a new book – Nov. 12
37] Elie Wiesel will have a discussion with Natan Sharansky – Nov. 12
38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 12 – Nov. 15
39] Film GASLAND – Nov. 12
40] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities – Nov. 12
41] Support hotel workers – Nov. 13
42] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Nov. 13
43] Defending the Cuban Five – Nov. 13
44] Call to save the planet – Nov. 13 & 14
45] Fracking Info Session – Nov. 13
46] Electoral Dysfunction – Nov. 13
47] Civil rights meeting – Nov. 13
48] Film “Back to Vietnam” – Nov. 13
37] – As part of the Jewish Federations of North America's 2012 General Assembly, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Laureate, and noted author and humanitarian Elie Wiesel will have a discussion with Natan Sharansky, chair of The Jewish Agency for Israel, about the historic importance of the 1987 march on Washington that showed support for Jews in the then-Soviet Union. This will take place on Mon., Nov. 12, 2:30 to 3:30 PM at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Call 410-727-4828. Go to The cost is $199, and a registration is required.

38] – 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

39] – On Mon., Nov, 12 at 6 PM, see a screening of "Gasland" and then hear a panel discussion at Johns Hopkins Univ., Mudd Hall, room 26, 3400 N Charles St. hear Miranda Carter, Maryland organizer for Food & Water Watch, and Delegate Shane Robinson. The film is about how Halliburton-developed drilling technology known as "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing. This fracking is causing environmental disasters, as detailed by director Josh Fox. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. Go to

40] – 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. 12. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. The agenda includes the Bradley Manning support activities, the visit to Baltimore by Oliver Stone, the forum on drone strikes at JHU on Nov. 15, the ongoing drone protests and other items.

41] – Stand up For Workers’ Rights! The men and women who cook, clean and serve at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel have not had a raise in years. Their employer, Crossroads, has been dragging its feet in contract negotiations. Join the picket line on TUES., NOV. 13 at 4:30 PM outside the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, 101 West Fayette St. call 443-438-5607 ext. 10.

42] – 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. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

43] – Unjustly Imprisoned in the U.S. for Defending Cuba: The Case of the Cuban Five will be explored on Tues., Nov. 13 at 6 PM at Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. The problem will feature Danny Glover, who has visited Cuban Five member Gerardo Hernández in Victorville federal prison several times, Okianer Christian Dark, dean, Howard University School of Law, Martin Garbus, attorney on the Cuban Five legal team, representing Gerardo Hernández, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2002-2005, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, co-founder, Partnership for Civil Justice, and Gloria La Riva, coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. Visit

44] – Can you help by doing phone calling to make Sun., Nov. 18 a really big day of climate action in Washington, D.C.? and CCAN are co-sponsoring a major event at 1 PM at the Warner Theatre featuring Bill McKibben and others, as part of the Do the Math national tour. At 3 PM, there will be a march around the White House and a rally calling upon President Obama to reject the very slightly revised proposal for a Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. RSVP at

To help swell the ranks, CCAN is organizing two phone banks. Calls will be made out of the CCAN office in Takoma Park on Tues., Nov. 13 and Wed., Nov. 14 at 6 PM. Pizza, drinks and phones will be provided. Contact Ted Glick at at 240-396-2155.

45] – There is a Fracking Informational Session on Tues., Nov. 13 at 7 PM at the Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Join Food & Water Watch to learn more about fracking in southern Maryland. Email Molly at

46] – Get with the Electoral Dysfunction with the Advancement Project on Tues., Nov. 13 at 7 PM at Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect Street, NW. One week after the 2012 election, take a seriously funny look at some of the factors that got us here, especially the oddly dysfunctional U.S. electoral system. Join Victoria Bassetti, author of “Electoral Dysfunction,” and Judith Browne Dianis, Advancement Project co-director, to discuss a screening of the Mo Rocca film “Electoral Dysfunction.” Admission is free, and there will be refreshments. Books are available for pre-order only at $25 each. RSVP at

47] – The Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition usually meets on the First Tuesday of the month. However, this month the meeting will be on Nov. 13 from 7 to 9PM at 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 413, Takoma Park 20912. RSVP at

48] – “Back to Vietnam,” a short film by Mike Marceau, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 13 at 7:30 PM at the Bethesda Library, 7500 Arlington Road, Bethesda 20814. 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 240-777-0637.

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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