Thursday, November 29, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

46] Middle East Nuclear Free Zone – Nov. 29

47] Doomsday Clock Symposium – Nov. 29

48] Nuclear Statecraft – Nov. 29

49] Jobs With Justice – Nov. 29

50] Healthy Food – Nov. 29

51] Egypt’s Road to Revolt – Nov. 29

52] Book “The Rich Don't Always Win” – Nov. 29

53] Colombian Unionists Report Back – Nov. 29

54] Film “Back to Vietnam” – Nov. 29

55] Bill of Rights party – Nov. 29

56] Conference on HIV/AIDS Stigma – Nov. 30

57] Maryland Communities United job opening

58] SOA job opening

59] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013


60] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?

61] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

62] Did You Vote?

63] Join Fund Our Communities

64] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

65] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

66] Do you need any book shelves?

67] Join Global Zero campaign

68] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

69] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

70] Click on The Hunger Site

71] Fire & Faith

72] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


46] – On Thurs., Nov. 29 from 8 to 9:30 AM, Douglas Shaw, George Washington University, and Emily Landau, Tel Aviv University, will give their perception on "Challenges to Creating a Middle East WMD-Free Zone." The event, sponsored by the Nonproliferation Review, will take place at George Washington Univ., Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St. NW, Sixth Floor, WDC. RSVP at

47] – On Thurs., Nov. 29 from 9 AM to 7:30 PM, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is hosting “Doomsday Clock Symposium” at American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20004. RSVP at

48] – On Thurs., Nov. 29 from 3:30 to 5 PM, Francis Gavin, Wilson Center, will analyze "Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America’s Atomic Age" at the Wilson Center, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. RSVP at

49] – The Jobs with Justice: 25th Anniversary Event is happening on Thurs., Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Its celebration will recognize the campaigns, institutions, and individuals that helped build Jobs with Justice into the organization it is today. The reception begins at 5:30pm and the program will start at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased by contacting Akosua at 202.822.2127 ext. 109 or

50] – There is a Healthy and Affordable Food for All (HAFA) Cook-Off and Fundraiser on Thurs., Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Bread for the City, 525 7th St., NW. Learn about (HAFA, sample and vote on dishes by community chefs, and raise money to keep the upcoming event, DC Food Future, free and accessible to ALL! Admission is on a sliding scale, suggested $5-50 but no one turned away. Go to

51] – Egypt's Road to Revolt: A Roundtable Discussion with Hazem Kandil, Elliott Colla, and Chris Toensing will take place at Thurs., Nov. 29 at 6 PM at George Washington Univ., Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St., Room 602. The panelists will take a look at what is really happening from the 1925 coup to Tahrir Square. Go to.

52] – There’s an opportunity to hear labor journalist and Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow Sam Pizzigati discuss and sign his new book, “The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970” on Thurs., Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville.

This is a lively popular history that speaks directly to the political hopelessness so many Americans feel. By tracing how average Americans took down plutocracy over the first half of the 20th Century--and how plutocracy came back. Call 202-234-9382 or email

53] – Threatened Colombian Unionists Report Back is happening on Thurs., Nov. 29 from 7 to 9 PM at La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Join La Casa for an inspiring evening of solidarity with Colombian union activists as they launch and fundraise for PASO International (the Project for Accompaniment and Solidarity), to put volunteers on the ground in Colombia and build an international support network, in collaboration with and at the request of Colombian unions. Colombia suffers from the highest level of economic inequality in Latin America, with 2/3 of all workers employed in the informal economy. Email

54] – “Back to Vietnam,” a short film by Mike Marceau, will be shown on Thurs., Nov. 29 at 7:30 PM at the Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr., Rockville, MD 20851. 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 240-777-0240.

55] – Join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and Human Rights First at a "party for your rights" on Thurs., Nov. 29 at 10 PM at The Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th St. NW, WDC 20009. There is a $5 cover with all proceeds supporting BORDC's mission. Get the details at RSVP and bring any friends who might like pizza, house music, or a good time. Call 202-316-9229 or go to

56] – The 3rd Annual International Conference on HIV/AIDS Stigma is happening on Fri., Nov. 30 from 8 AM to 4 PM at Howard University Blackburn Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW. It is free to attend, and it will feature notable HIV/AIDS scientists and clinicians. There are many speakers, including Jeanne White Ginder, AIDS activist and mother of Ryan White, a Kokomo, Ind., teenager who was expelled from middle school in the 1980’s after he became infected with HIV from a blood transfusion.

Despite significant advances in treatment, HIV continues to spread unabated in the US and globally with little, if any, change in the rate of new infections. Stigma, a degrading attitude towards those with HIV/ AIDS, is a major barrier to HIV prevention and treatment that has not been addressed. Each year, the conference focuses on ways to combat the stigma associated with HIV. Email

57] – Maryland Communities United is a progressive, grassroots, community-based organization engaged in and committed to building power throughout communities in Maryland. MCU has a position available for a Community Organizer. Include "Community Organizer" in the subject heading of your email, and send resume, cover letter & salary requirements to

58] – SOA Watch is hiring a part-time Advocacy Coordinator. The position is part-time (24 hours/ week) with health benefits, paid vacation and holiday time, and there are opportunities for skills development. Some evening and weekends required. The salary is $21,000/year. Candidates must have a strong commitment to the grassroots movement to close the SOA/WHINSEC. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, visit

59] – 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

60] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Haven, 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.

61] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

62] – 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

63] – 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

64] – 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

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

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

67] – 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.

68] – 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.

69] – 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.

70] – 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.

71] – 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

72] – 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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