Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

36] Protest General Motors – Nov. 28

37] Syrian Civil War – Nov. 28

38] Cognitive Science – Nov. 28

39] Tell Sarbanes Support Prosperity – Nov. 28

40] Philadelphia peace vigil – Nov. 28

41] CPHA Annual Meeting – Nov. 28

42] Gaza Symbol of Resistance– Nov. 28

43] Chestnut Hill, PA peace vigil – Nov. 28

44] Green Currency Meeting – Nov. 28

45] Music for Peace – Nov. 28

36] – LABOR ABUSE DOES NOT EQUAL CORPORATE EXCELLENCE! On Wed., Nov. 28, let the State Department know that General Motors Doesn't Deserve the "Corporate Excellence" Award! The State Department, 399 23rd St. NW, WDC 20520 (due South of Foggy Bottom Metro on 23rd St.) will confer its Award for Corporate Excellence to one of 11 nominees. One of these is General Motors, who has, in fact, treated the workers of its Colombian division Colmotores as disposable, firing them after they received various on-the-job injuries. After offering an insulting amount to the injured workers and ex-workers' association (ASOTRECOL) in mediation--which ASOTRECOL naturally declined--the company has since refused to re-engage in dialogue with ASOTRECOL.

Witness for Peace and others will stand in front of the State Department at 10 AM as the award is conferred. Email or call 202-547-6112.

37] – There is a Table Talk Lunch Series: Diagnostic of the Syrian Civil War on Wed., Nov. 28 at noon at the Kay Spiritual Life Center, American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a discussion at 12:20 PM with Robert Kemp, special assistant, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Department of State, and Randa Bassem Serhan, assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Director of Arab Studies, American University. RSVP to

38] – On Wed., Nov. 28 at 4 PM, the noted philosopher and cognitive scientist Prof. Daniel Dennett will deliver a lecture titled "What does cognitive science have to tell us about free will and responsibility?" The lecture is in Hodson Hall 110 on the Hopkins Homewood Campus. Go to

39] – On Wed., Nov. 28 at 4:30 PM, the Pledge of Resistance will go to Rep. John Sarbanes’ office, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21204. While inside, we will deliver a letter to urge the representative to support the following: 1. Invest in jobs, education and infrastructure to promote prosperity by enacting H.R. 870 / 4277, the "21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act;" as well as S. 1549 / H.R. 12 the "American Jobs Act;" and H.R. 2914, the "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act." 2. Let the Bush tax cuts and payroll tax cuts expire, and replace them with H.R. 6411, the "Inclusive Prosperity Act" and fair income tax cuts, limited to the first $250,000 of income. 3. Prevent any cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid including benefits, COLAs, or eligibility--as well as pass bills to expand and improve Medicare including H.R. 676, the "Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act" and H.R. 1200 the "American Health Security Act." 4. Cut weapons funding by 25%, and pass H.R. 780, the "Responsible End to the War in Afghanistan Act" to immediately end the war and provide for the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of War contractor personnel. Finally, we are seeking an end to the use of killer drone strikes, which we believe to be illegal and unconstitutional. Would you be willing to speak out in Congress against the use of drones which are killing civilians in at least five countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen? Let Max know if you can go to Sarbanes’ office--410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

40] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Nov. 28. Call 215-426-0364.

41] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc. is holding its 71st Annual Meeting on Wed., Nov. 28 from 5:30 to 8 PM at the University of Maryland BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Email or call 410-539-1369 x101. There will be a presentation on the topic of transit oriented development at the West Baltimore MARC stop, as well as the presentation of the annual Ferebee and Froelicher awards, and updates on the organization’s accomplishments and projects from the past year.

Tickets are $40. Go to

42] – There is a Workers World Forum on Gaza on Wed., Nov. 28 at 7 PM at 2011 N. Charles St., 1st Floor, with a report from Abayomi Azikiwe, the editor of Pan African Newswire and contributor to Workers World Newspaper on why Workers World Party stands in full solidarity with the people of Gaza and Palestine. The report will be skyped from Detroit.

Copies of the book “Gaza Symbol of Resistance” by Joyce Chediac will be available for sale. There will also be an update on the struggle to organize Wal-Mart. Call 443-221-3775.

43] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Nov. 28. Call 215-843-4256 or email

44] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554. Call 410-235-7323.

45] – Discover music as a means to communicate and connect across cultures. Listen, play, or learn. The event will feature an open mic forum, guitar lessons, and the chance to meet and connect with other musicians in the city. Music for Peace takes place at 7:30 PM on the last Wednesday of the month at the HI Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. Call 410-576-8880 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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