Thursday, November 22, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

27] Give Thanks, Rescue a Turkey, and Eat Tofurky – Nov. 22
28] Support Wal-Mart workers – Nov. 22 - 23
29] Support Wal-Mart workers – Nov. 23
30] Human Rights Dinner – Dec. 1
31] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013
32] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?
33] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
34] Did You Vote?
35] Join Fund Our Communities 
36] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 
37] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
38] Do you need any book shelves?
39] Join Global Zero campaign
40] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System
41] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
42] Click on The Hunger Site 
43] Fire & Faith  
44] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
27] – Enjoy your Thanksgiving, a special day for giving thanks.  Consider rescuing a turkey, and eating a delicious Tofurky.  Remember the less fortunate, and share what you can with them.

28] – Giving Thanks for the Wal-Mart Strike is happening from Thurs., Nov. 22 at 1 PM through Fri., Nov. 23 at noon at Rocketship, 1223 Decatur St., NW.  Thousands of Wal-Mart workers across the country will be walking off their jobs on Black Friday to protest illegal retaliation and intimidation they have faced for standing up for respect, fair pay, and better benefits at work.  On Thanksgiving Day, come to the Rocketship for an amazing Thanksgiving meal, and then head out to the stores - sales start at 8 PM to show Wal-Mart workers that we support them as they strike against the largest, richest corporation in the world.

If you can't make dinner and can still make the actions after, come to UFCW Local 400. 4301 Garden City Drive, Landover at 7 PM, and it will be done at midnight. RSVP  

29] – On Fri., Nov. 23 at 7:30 AM, join the nationwide official OUR Wal-Mart Black Friday - Washington, D.C. area at the Hyattsville Wal-Mart, 6210 Annapolis Road, Hyattsville. Meet at UFCW Local 400, 4301 Garden City Dr., Landover 20785, about a block from the New Carrollton Metro. A continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will also be provided upon return to Landover.  Call 267-290-5541 or go to
Wal-Mart workers across the country will be walking off the job in protest.  Supporters are urged to take action that spreads the word about the demonstrations.  Commit to standing with Wal-Mart workers on Black Friday!

The Pledge of Resistance intends to hold a support demo on Fri., Nov. 23 at 10 AM.  Meet outside Einstein Bagels, 901 Goucher Boulevard, Towson, MD 21286.  We will go to Wal-Mart #5344, 1238 Putty Hill Ave Ste 5, Towson. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

There is also a Black Friday action in solidarity with Wal-Mart workers at Wal-Mart #2435 on Nov. 23 at 10 AM at 2399 N Point Blvd, Dundalk. It is organized by UFCW Local 27.  Email

30] The 15th Annual Human Rights Potluck Dinner takes place on Sat., Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 PM at Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044.  The Howard County Office of Human Rights and Howard County Friends of Latin America host the dinner, featuring Grahame Russell, lawyer, author and human rights activist. A potluck dinner will be served (please bring a main dish to share), with program to follow. The event is open to the public. Call 410-381-4899.

31] –  The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville.  Save these dates.  Email

32] – 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 or 203-500-0268.  
33] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

34] – See an infographic which highlights and illustrates how voter turnout could have easily changed the outcome of the election. The title is Did You Vote? Go to  This comes from  Contact Chloe at chloecarter180 at

35] – 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      

36] – 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 Visit    

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

38] – Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 

39] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: 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.  

40] – Visit the  Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at  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.

41] – 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.

42] – 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.  

43] – 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

44] – 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; 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] Go to

"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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