Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

42] Fracking rally with Lois Gibbs – Mar. 13

43] Film "Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel" – Mar. 13

44] Is the Military Use of Drones Ethically Defensible? – Mar. 13

45] Commemorate Chavez – Mar. 13

46] Green Business Night 2013 -- Mar. 13

47] Frederick Law Olmsted – Mar. 13

48] The Impact of Hugo Chavez -- Mar. 13

49] Film “Harvest of Empire – The Untold Story of Latinos in America” -- Mar. 13

50] Peoples Power Assembly organizing meeting – Mar. 13

51] "Strategic Stability: The Solution, the Problem, or the Cause of Confusion?" -- Mar. 13

52] Protest at NRA – Mar. 14

53] "Strategy, Not Math: The Emerging Consensus on National Security in an Era of Austerity" - Mar. 14

42] – Physicians for Social Responsibility is urging you come to Annapolis on Wed., March 13 from 10:30 AM to noon for a Fracking Moratorium Rally. Gather in Lawyer’s Mall, across from the MD State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis MD. The fracking moratorium bill (SB 601/HB 1274) came so close to passing-- a testament to the strong and growing movement of Marylanders demanding protections. Now, thank the champions -- and hold accountable those who voted "no" on protecting Marylanders. Marylanders deserve legal protections against drilling now, while the state investigates the risks to our air, water and climate. Lois Gibbs will join the rally. We can't afford the toxic, undrinkable tap water, rural towns overrun with industrial truck traffic, and supercharged climate emissions already linked to fracking activity in other states. Call 202.667.4260.

43] – See a film "Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel," Part 1 on Wed., Mar. 13 at 12:30 PM at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. "As ordinary people voice their own memories, contradictory beliefs and contrasting opinions in Khleifi and Sivan’s masterful film, the historical truth of Palestine- Israel is gradually revealed like never before in a documentary. The screening is free. Go to Call The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958, or email

44] – On Wed., Mar, 13 from 5 to 6:30 PM, Michael Walzer will address Is the Military Use of Drones Ethically Defensible? This event is in White-Gravenor Hall, and is sponsored by the Berkley Center, the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, and the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. Waltzer is a professor, author, editor, and lecturer, who has addressed a wide variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy: political obligation, just and unjust war, nationalism and ethnicity, economic justice and the welfare state. His books (among them “Just and Unjust Wars,” “Spheres of Justice, and “The Company of Critics”) and essays have played a part in the revival of practical, issue-focused ethics and in the development of a pluralist approach to political and moral life. Walzer is Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ as well as a contributing editor for "The New Republic," and co-editor of "Dissent," now in its 56th year.

45] – On Wed., Mar. 13 from 5 to 6:30 PM, BALTIMORE STANDS WITH VENEZUELA – COMMEMORATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OFPRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ at McKeldin Square, Pratt & Light Sts. Wear red and bring a candle. Go to

46] – There’s a Green Business Night 2013 on Wed., Mar. 13 at 6:30 PM at Lowe House Office Building (rooms 170/180), 6 Bladen St, Annapolis. Join Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Delegate Tom Hucker, Annapolis Green, Bethesda Green and Silver Spring Green for the Annual Green Business Night in Annapolis! Last year's event featured dozens of legislators, representatives from state agencies, environmental allies, and over 150 people representing green businesses. Visit

47] – On Wed., May 13 from 7 to 9 PM, in an illustrated lecture, landscape architect Judith Smith surveys Frederick Law Olmsted: His Legend and His Legacy. She will note his influence on the history of landscape design, review Olmsted’s extraordinary life, and consider the design principles he used to translate his philosophy to built form. Call 410-235-2210. Go to

48] – On Wed., Mar. 13 at 7 PM at Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park 20740, Multipurpose Room, catch a panel discussion on The Impact of Hugo Chavez & the Bolivarian Revolution. President Hugo Chavez passed away on March 5th, but his legacy will undoubtedly be felt for generations to come, especially within Venezuela and Latin America. Contact Solomon at 301-314-8439.

49] – On Wed., Mar. 13 at 7 PM, be at the official Washington D.C. premiere of the film “Harvest of Empire – The Untold Story of Latinos in America”. This film is adopted from the book of the same name by Juan Gonzalez, producer of Democracy Now. At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present this feature length documentary that reveals the direct connection between the long history of U, S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. It will be shown at West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW, WDC 20037.

50] – On Wed., Mar. 13 from 7 to 8:30 PM, there will be a Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly organizing meeting to discuss the 2013 Poor Peoples Campaign March. The meeting will take place at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.

51] – On Thurs., Mar. 14 from 9:30 to 11 AM, James Acton, Carnegie Endowment, Matthew Rojansky, Carnegie Endowment, and Christopher Ford, Hudson Institute, will explore "Strategic Stability: The Solution, the Problem, or the Cause of Confusion?" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP online.

52] – The new ALLIANCE TO END GUN VIOLENCE OF RESTON-HERNDON invites you and your faith communities to this monthly vigil at the National Rifle Association (NRA) . On Thurs., Mar. 14 at 9:30 AM, gather at the NRA HQ, 1250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Wear black and carry fact-based signs. Park at nearby Rt. 50 shopping centers.

There are NRA Vigils on the 14th of each month in memory of the Newtown murders--at 9:30 AM until legislation passes. The organizational meeting is Thurs., Mar. 14 from 6 to 8 PM at the Southgate Community Center in Reston. Joanna Simon, coordinator, can be reached at 703-476-1911 or jo4gunsafety @ gmail. com.

53] – On Thurs., Mar. 14 at noon, Barry Blechman, Stimson Center, Steve Ellis, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Nora Bensahel, Center for a New American Security, will examine "Strategy, Not Math: The Emerging Consensus on National Security in an Era of Austerity" at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

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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