Sunday, January 20, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

34] Support civil liberties/political prisoners – Jan. 20

35] Earth Forum – Jan. 20

36] Talk about CORE – Jan. 20

37] Organizers gathering – Jan. 20

38] House concert with Rupert Wates -- Jan. 20

39] Red Emma’s meeting – Jan. 20

40] Pentagon Vigil – Jan. 21

41] Anti-drone die in – Jan. 21

42] Arc of Justice rally and march - Jan. 21

43] End the Israeli Occupation leafleting – Jan. 21

44] GMO-free food demo – Jan. 21

45] Protest Lockheed Martin – Jan. 21

46] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 21 – Jan. 24

47] MLK Beloved Community Potluck – Jan. 21


49] Sustainability Commission law – Jan. 22

50] Philadelphia peace vigil – Jan. 22

51] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Jan. 22


34] – On Sun., Jan. 20 at 6 PM at The Warehouse, 645 New York Ave. NW, enjoy a benefit for Grassroots Defense of Civil Liberties and to Support Political Prisoners in the United States. Come early for the FREE Workshops & Films on Global Resistance in the Face of Crisis and State Repression from noon to 4 PM. The benefit concert costs $16.

The benefit is for the Rosenberg Fund for Children (, which has awarded millions of dollars to benefit hundreds of children in the U.S. whose parents have been targeted because of their involvement in progressive movements, and a welcome home fund for NYC based environmentalist and recently released political prisoner Daniel McGowan ( Go to

35] – Be at the Earth Forum of Howard County on Sun., Jan. 20 from 2 to 4:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD. “Thousands of Raindrops” is a new, action oriented water experiment. A panel of Howard County’s leading water experts will introduce an array of interesting tips, practices and ideas for restoring clean, healthy, and abundant water. They will discuss the secret key to cleaning up our polluted waters and restoring beautiful river landscapes for everyone. Explore issues of reduce water pollution, providing affordable water equitably, and the inter relationships of climate change and water. Enjoy refreshments at 3 PM. Go to . Email or call 410-730-3545.

The Earth Forum of Howard County is a community forum of citizens who meet to learn, discuss, explore and form action groups to address vital issues of climate change and care of the natural world. We seek beneficial ways of preserving and using its valuable resources carefully and equitably, and explore options for sustainable living in the 21st Century. The Forum series is sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County in partnership with other faith communities, related county government agencies, climate change and sustainable living activists.

36] – Speaker Larry Ageloff discusses Baltimore's Congress of Racial Equality and their success in fighting for better jobs and working conditions for African-Americans. A Q&A session is to follow. This free event, sponsored by Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah, takes place on Sun., Jan. 20 at 2 PM at the Baltimore County Public Library, Pikesville branch, 1301 Reisterstown Road. Call 410- 887-1234. Visit

37] – There will be an important informal gathering of activists and organizers on Sun., Jan. 20 at 4 PM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW, WDC (near Arena Stage). Many activists working to stop the killer drones will be travelling to Washington, DC this weekend from around the country and this will be an excellent opportunity for an in-person meeting to share info on plans for the immediate future. Use the Waterfront Metro on the GREEN LINE. RSVP to Malachy Kilbride, 571-501-3729.

38] – There is a House Concert with Rupert Wates on Sun., Jan. 20 at 5 PM at Wendy Rambo Shuford’s home. Call for reservations at 410-532-5604. Go to or The suggested donation is $15.

39] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email The next meeting is Jan. 20. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month. Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to

40] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Jan. 21, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Keep Space for Peace signs will be held at this vigil. Email or call 202-882-9649.

41] – The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is organizing at the INAUGURATION an anti-drone die-in. Consider joining us in this nonviolent direct action. On Jan. 21, we will meet at 8 AM in the food court at Union Station. If you take the Metro, the food court is on the same level. If you were taking a train to Union Station, take the escalator down one level from street level to get to the food court. We will meet near King BBQ and Vittori’s Gelato.

The idea is to coordinate final planning for the die-in. Because of the intense security for the Inauguration, we will need to be fluid in decision-making. We will try our best to make this an effective action, and will probably have to do some thinking on our feet.

If you are not at the 8 AM planning meeting, you are still welcome to join the action. We will begin to do last-minute planning at 11:45 AM at the food court at Union Station. If you are willing to take action, but can’t be at the 8 AM meeting, call Joy First at 608 239-4327 to indicate when you plan to be at Union Station. We will leave Union Station as a group at 12:15 PM to head towards the Capitol for the die-in. If you are planning or thinking about risking arrest, please contact Max at mobuszewski at

42] – On Mon., Jan. 21 at 9 AM, join the Arc of Justice Rally and March at Meridian Hill Park (Malcolm X Park). Go to The Arc of Justice rally and parade will be a determined but hopeful expression of concern and dissent against the wars, occupations, loss of civil liberties, overwhelming corporate and big money power over our lives, environmental degradation, and the use of killer drone strikes.

At 10 AM, the march will begin to proceed down 16th Street NW to K Street NW. Participants will then join in scheduled protests, including the anti-drone die-in near the U.S. Capitol around 12:15 PM. Contact Malachy Kilbride at

43] – The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will leaflet on Mon., Jan. 21 to End Aid to Israel. Help distribute flyers and postcards on the National Mall starting at 9 AM. Meet at the corner of 7th and C Sts SW, one block north of the exit of the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. It is a one block walk north to one of the public entrances to the National Mall. Call 202-332-0994 or email USCAMPAIGN@ENDTHEOCCUPATION.ORG.

44] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 9 AM to 2 PM, enjoy a GMO-Free Inauguration starting at DuPont Circle. Safe food activists will gather to demand that the President follow up with his campaign promise to label genetically engineered foods. Eventually the group will go to the National Mall to raise awareness about GMO. March to the National Mall at 9:30 AM. Email or go to Online:

45] – On Mon., Jan. 21 at noon, there is a Martin Luther King Day of Nonviolent Resistance at Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard (Mall & Goddard Boulevards), King of Prussia, PA (behind King of Prussia Mall). Honor Dr. King's Message of Nonviolent Action for Justice and for Peace. Inaugurate Justice; Make War No More! Organized by the Brandywine Peace Community, call 610-544-1818 or go to At 11 AM, there will be a pre-demonstration on-site meeting for those planning to participate in the nonviolent resistance.

46] – 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

47] – On Mon., Jan. 21 at 5 PM, participate in the Annual MLK Beloved Community Potluck at 629 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701. Activists, community members and faith leaders will join together to celebrate and reflect on Martin Luther King and the beloved community. This year, the beloved community will look at immigration, prison and the increased incarceration of black and brown youth. Facilitated by Dylan Petrohilos, a panel will explore these issues. Go to

48] – On Mon., Jan. 21 at 7 PM, be at the BOOK RELEASE PARTY FOR: “We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America” - edited by Elizabeth 'Betita' Martínez, Mandy Carter, and Matt Meyer with an introduction by Cornel West and afterwords by Alice Walker and Sonia Sanchez. Go to The event will feature actor Erik Todd Dellums doing a dramatic reading as Bayard Rustin (from a never-before-published speech in the book). It will be held at St. Stephen's Auditorium, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010. Call 202-487-8698. RSVP to

49] – Monthly on the fourth Tuesday, the Commission on Sustainability meets from 4 to 6 PM on Tues., Jan. 22 in the Baltimore City Planning Department Boardroom, 8th Floor, 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore 21202. Contact or visit

50] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq inside, during the winter, the Suburban Station, 16th Street & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Jan. 22. Call 215-426-0364.

51] – 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 Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

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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