Monday, February 18, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

36] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 18 – Feb. 21

37] Trans Equality Lobby Day – Feb. 18

38] Film "Color Outside the Lines” – Feb. 18

39] Film "5 Broken Cameras" – Feb. 18

40] Black History Month forum – Feb. 18

41] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Feb. 18

42] Support Farmer Vernon Bowman – Feb. 19

43] "China's ASAT and Missile Defense Programs” – Feb. 19

44] " What is Climate Justice?” – Feb. 19


46] Philadelphia peace vigil – Feb. 19

47] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Feb. 19

48] Climate Chaos training – Feb. 19

49] Film CAFETERIA MAN – Feb. 19

50] Bread and Puppet Theater – Feb. 19

51] Book SUPPLY SHOCK – Feb. 19

52] Film "Roadmap to Apartheid" – Feb. 20


36] – 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

37] – Come to Lobby Day in Annapolis on Mon., Feb. 18 at 6 PM at Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis (in front of the State Capitol). Join the American Civil Liberties Union and others in the Maryland Coalition for Trans Equality Lobby Day. RSVP to Joanna at

38] – See the film "Color Outside the Lines” on Mon., Feb. 18 at 7 PM at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. The film sponsored by Pinz-n-Needlez and Words Beats & Life is the brainchild of one of the world's most widely recognized black tattoo artists, Miya Bailey. His movie highlights the history of black tattoo culture and how it began in the south despite a heavily segregated climate for black artists seeking entry. Visit

39] – Beyond the Classroom presents "5 Broken Cameras" on Mon., Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 PM at 0200 Calvert Hall, College Park, Maryland 20742. An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the film was assembled by Burnat and Israeli co-director Guy Davidi. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.” Visit

40] – 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. During Black History Month, the Workers World Party is hosting relevant forums and discussions. Call 443-221-3775.

41] – 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. 18. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. The agenda includes the Bradley Manning support activities, the climate rally in D.C., drone strikes, visiting John Sarbanes’ office on Feb. 20, the March 23 Peace Bus, the Fund Our Communities letter and legislative activities in Annapolis.

42] – Attend a rally to support Farmer Vernon Bowman v. Monsanto on Tues., Feb. 19 at 9 AM at the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Come support Indiana Farmer Vernon Bowman as he fights Monsanto's patents! This landmark case asks whether the Federal Circuit erred by (1) refusing to find patent exhaustion – a doctrine which eliminates the right to control or prohibit the use of an invention after an authorized sale – in patented seeds that were sold for planting; and (2) creating an exception to the doctrine of patent exhaustion for self-replicating technologies. RSVP at

43] – On Tues., Feb. 19 from 9 to 10:30 AM, Dean Cheng, Heritage Foundation, Mark Stokes, Project 2049 Institute, and Scott McMahon, RAND Corporation, will address "China's ASAT and Missile Defense Programs - A Review of Programs, Plans and Motivations." The event, sponsored by the Marshall Institute, will be held at TechAmerica, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, WDC. RSVP at

44] – What is Climate Justice, and can it be revived within the movement against climate change? On Tues., Feb. 19 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC, enjoy a brown-bag lunch with Patrick Bond, director, Centre for Civil Society, Durban, South Africa, and author of "Politics of Climate Justice - Paralysis Above, Movement Below." Email Go to

45] – In light of the decision to delay John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director and the call by Congress for the administration to release the missing legal opinions about targeted killings, CODEPINK is organizing a week of actions to show growing opposition and concern. The first event is Tues., Feb. 19 at noon at the White House. Go to The idea is to highlight “Terror Tuesday,” the shocking weekly meeting at the White House where President Obama and John Brennan compile “kill lists” of suspected terrorists and play prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner. Visuals include a physical replica of the kill list and a large model drone.

46] – 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. 19. Call 215-426-0364.

47] – 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. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

48] – Climate chaos poses a massive threat to the public's health. Health impacts from climate change include more heat-related illness and death, more heart and lung disease from worsening air quality, injuries and long-term health effects, among other serious public health impacts. Learn what you can do as a Maryland health professional to help protect your family, patients, and community -- and how you can play a key role in stopping climate chaos.

On Tues., Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8 PM, join Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility for a Climate Change, Health and YOU! training. Dr. Cindy Parker will identify the sources of greenhouse gases, discuss the implications for human health, and show how you can help change policies to slow and stop climate change. This is a free training at Cathedral of Incarnation, Peabody Room, 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore 21218. Register at

49] – Emmy-winner Richard Chrisolm joins the audience to watch and discuss his film "Cafeteria Man" on Tues, Feb. 19 at 7 PM at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. The documentary follows Chef Tony Geraci's mission to change what kids eat, starting with the Baltimore Public School system's lunches. Call 410-263-5544. Go to The price is $10, but $7 for Maryland Hall members.

50] – Bread and Puppet Theater presents The Circus of the Possibilitarians, a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues is a comical fashion, including rotten ideas, a wild dancing horse, a saxophone ballet, a solemn salute to the world's casualties and much more! Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit theatrical companies in the country, founded in 1963 in New York City's Lower East Side. See the show on Tues., Feb. 19 at 7:30 PM at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St. Go with Ticket prices range from $5 to $10.

51] – Beyond the Classroom, on Tues., Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 PM at 1102 South Campus Commons, Bldg. 1, College Park, Maryland 20742, presents"Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution." Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. “Supply Shock” debunks these widely accepted myths and demonstrates that we are in fact navigating the end of the era of economic growth, and that the only sustainable alternative is the development of a steady state economy.

Dr. Brian Czech is the founder of Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), the leading organization promoting the transition from unsustainable growth to a new economic paradigm. CASSE was named the Best Green Think Tank of 2011 by Treehugger. Brian has a Ph.D. in renewable natural resources from the University of Arizona and is a certified wildlife biologist. He applies his training and experience to economic issues, especially macroeconomic policy. He has 20 years of experience in federal, state, and tribal governments with duties ranging from firefighting to managing elk herds to developing national conservation policies. Brian is also a visiting assistant professor at Virginia Tech University, where he teaches ecological economics and endangered species policy. A prolific author, Brian wrote the book “Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train,” which calls for an end to reckless economic growth. Go to

52] – Catch the film "Roadmap to Apartheid" on Wed., Feb. 20 at 12:30 PM at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. View trailer at In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of “The Color Purple”), “Roadmap to Apartheid” is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. Go to Call The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958, or email

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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