Monday, February 18, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

39] Gun Violence Prevention demo – Feb. 11

40] Israeli-Palestinian Peace – Feb. 11

41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 11 – Feb. 14

42] Death Penalty Vigil – Feb. 11

43] "Democracy Under Attack- An Intervention” – Feb. 11

44] "Tahrir: Liberation Square" – Feb. 11


46] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Feb. 11

47] Philadelphia peace vigil – Feb. 12

48] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Feb. 12

49] Trafficked "Guest" Workers – Feb. 12

50] Torture Treatment – Feb. 13


39] – There’s a ddemonstration in support of Common Sense Legislation on Gun Violence Prevention and Gun Safety on Mon., Feb. 11from 11 AM to 1 PM in front of the White House. Call on Congress to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban; Ban high capacity ammunition magazines; enforce a 28-day waiting period and require universal background checks; require gun safety training; Outlaw bullets that shatter in the body AND thus prove to the people that Congress is putting the welfare of the people above the NRA. Contact Barbara Elsas at

40] – Reorienting Strategy for Israeli-Palestinian Peace is happening on Mon., Feb. 11 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Carnegie Conference Center, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Declaration of Principles the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unresolved, notwithstanding broad international consensus over the shape of a final status agreement and the recent UN General Assembly recognition of the state of Palestine. As pro-settlement, anti-two state politics become more deeply entrenched in Israel, is the international peace paradigm still relevant? Menachem Klein argues that, in any case, old approaches to peace must be reoriented in light of new realities on the ground and the current stalemate that threatens renewed armed conflict and Israeli apartheid. He will discuss how Israelis and Palestinians, following the results of the recent Israeli elections, are considering new paths for resolving the conflict and what the international community should do. A light lunch will be served. Email or call 202 835 3650.

41] – 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

42] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. Maryland’s death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. Join us on Feb. 11. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

43] – See the film "Democracy Under Attack- An Intervention" on Mon., Feb. 11 at 6:30 PM at Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 Seventh St. NW. In December 2011, Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt held a symposium on the topic of the current state of our democracy and the financial crisis in Europe. In this documentary, journalists, artists and intellectuals such as Harald Welzer, Franziska Augstein, Ingo Schulze and Roger Willemsen voice their opinions in no uncertain terms and make an appeal for intervention. Director Romuald Karmakar will be present for a discussion. Romuald Karmakar has won several film awards, among them the German National Film Award in Gold in 1996 for “The Deathmaker” (Der Totmacher) and the prestigious German Grimme award for his film “The Himmler Project” (Das Himmler Projekt). He is currently a fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Tickets are $7, and students get in for $4. Go to

44] – Beyond the Classroom presents "Tahrir: Liberation Square" on Mon., Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 PM at 0200 Calvert Hall, College Park, Maryland 20742. Soon after the report came about the occupation of Tahrir Square, filmmaker Stefano Savona headed for Cairo, where he stayed amidst the ever-growing masses in the Square, for weeks. This extraordinary film introduces us to young Egyptians such as Elsayed, Noha and Ahmed, spending all day and night shouting, singing, finally expressing everything they were forbidden to say out loud until now. Together with thousands of other Egyptian citizens, they have been involved in a massive movement of street protest for political freedom. By the end of the first week of urban guerilla and brutal state reprisal, it has become nothing less than a revolution to overcome Mubarak’s regime. Day after day, sleepless night after sleepless night, until the capitulation of the defeated pharaoh, the film follows these young and unexpected heroes along their fierce fight to win liberty. On January 25, 2011, the world was captivated as thousands of protesters flooded Tahrir Square in Cairo, demanding an end to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. From Facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation, Tahrir is the real-time chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt as lived by their protagonists. Visit

45] – There is a Workers World Party Forum and Discussion on Mon., Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Hear Larry Hales, contributing writer Workers World Newspaper, National Peoples Power Assembly discuss THE STRUGGLE TO STOP POLICE KILLINGS: WHY WE DEMAND COMMUNITY CONTROL. During Black History Month, the Workers World Party is hosting relevant forums and discussions. Call 443-221-3775.

46] – 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 Feb. 11. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. The agenda includes the Bradley Manning support activities, John Brennan’s hearing, the March 23 Peace Bus, a report on Make Love, Not War and the legislative activities in Annapolis.

47] – 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 Feb. 12. Call 215-426-0364.

48] – 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 Feb. 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

49] – Join a Solidarity Event with Trafficked "Guest" Workers on Tues., Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at AFSCME Building, 1625 L St. NW, 1st floor boardroom. On Nov. 16, 2012, three Filipino workers were killed and three others severely injured in the explosion at the Black Elk Energy oil platform in Louisiana. The workers were employed by the Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS) company which HAS ALLEGEDLY ABUSED foreign workers on the guest worker program. Families of the deceased as well as FORMER GIS Filipino workers have united together in order to speak out AGAINST GROSS LABOR VIOLATIONS BY THE COMPANY, and to seek justice for the victims and families of the Black Elk oil platform explosion. Currently a class action lawsuit against the Grand Isle Shipyard Company has been filed. Get the chance to hear their stories and learn more about the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers campaign and how you can get involved. Email Jo Quiambao (

50] – The Fifth Annual Research Symposium: Torture Treatment--Clinical, Community & Policy Interventions & Outcomes is happening on Wed., Feb. 13 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at George Washington U., Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW. It is unclear how many untold hundreds of thousands of torture victims live in the U.S. Their psychological and physical pain is prolonged with reoccurring nightmares, debilitating depression and poor health. Few receive treatment. Research into treatment provides a scientific basis for increasing the number of effective programs. Through awareness building, education, and training, professionals and organizations can significantly extend their efforts to help survivors decrease their pain and lead productive lives. Contact Crystal Riley at or 1-503-880-1073.

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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