Wednesday, March 13, 2013


54] "Containing Russia’s Nuclear Firebirds” – Mar. 14

55] Hearing on the Hyatt – Mar. 14

56] Peace House Teach-In – Mar. 14

57] Organizing against guns – Mar. 14

58] Lenten prayer & reflection – Mar. 14

59] Stand with BWI Food & Retail Worker Campaign – Mar. 14


61] “Prosperity Not Austerity" bus tour – Mar. 23

62] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013


64] Support Red Emma’s in its move

65] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?

66] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

67] Join Fund Our Communities

68] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

70] Do you need any book shelves?

71] Join Global Zero campaign

72] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

73] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

74] Click on The Hunger Site

75] Fire & Faith

76] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

54] – On Thurs., Mar. 14 from 4 to 5:30 PM, Glenn Schweitzer, U.S. National Academies, will address "Containing Russia’s Nuclear Firebirds: Harmony and Change at the International Science and Technology Center" at the Wilson Center, Sixth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC.

55] – There is a Baltimore City Council Hearing on the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on Thurs., Mar. 14 from 5 to 7 PM at the Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. A photo ID is required to enter the building. The City Council's Labor Committee will be holding a hearing on a resolution: "for the purpose of calling upon the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to abide by the terms of its agreements with the City, including the direct hiring and employment of all employees, and for the City of Baltimore to encourage the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to enter into a Labor Peace Agreement which protects the City against lost revenues due to boycotts and other labor disputes, and for the City to furthermore decline to enter into, or amend, any agreements with the Hyatt Regency Baltimore until the City is protected against losses by the operator's signed participation in a Labor Peace Agreement (City of Baltimore Council Bill 13-0095R)."

The Hyatt is owned by the City of Baltimore and is supposed to regularly pay money to the City. When the hotel was built, the City included in its management agreement that Hyatt must directly hire all employees. Hyatt is violating that lease and breaking its promise to Baltimore by insisting that more and more of our brothers and sisters work for subcontractors for lower wages and with no access to Hyatt benefits. When Hyatt spends money fighting union organizing, that is money which should instead be going to the City.

56] – On Thurs. Mar. 14 at 5 PM, there will be a Peace House Teach in – 2013 Poor Peoples Campaign March – at 1233 12th St. NW, WDC 20005. The evening will feature Rev. CD Witherspoon, SCLC, and Sharon Black, Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly. Go to

57] – The third organizational meeting is Thurs., Mar. 14 from 6 to 8 PM, at the Southgate Community Center in Reston. Contact Joanna Simon, coordinator, at 703-476-1911 or jo4gunsafety @ gmail. com.

58] – On Thurs., Mar. 14 at 7 PM, Little Friends for Peace will hold a Lenten prayer and reflection at the Perry School Center, 128 M St. NW. Call 301-927-5474 or email to Visit

59] – On Thurs., Mar. 14 at 7 PM, stand with BWI Food & Retail Worker Campaign. Come to a community briefing on the conditions workers face and the impact on their communities at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 116 Mary Dell Road, Linthicum, MD.

60] – HUGO CHÁVEZ: THE MAN, HIS POLICIES, THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA, AND THE UNITED STATES is the theme of an event scheduled for 7:15 PM, Thurs., Mar. 14 in AC219, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. On Tues., Mar. 5, Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela, died after a long bout with cancer. Chávez was a strong and popular leader in his country and throughout Latin America. On the other hand, the United States government saw him as an enemy to be eliminated. In fact, in 2002 the U.S. government backed a failed coup to overthrow him. Learn about Chávez, his policies, and his friends and enemies at this event.

The film THE ASSASSINATION OF HUGO CHÁVEZ by BBC journalist Greg Palast explores that failed coup attempt, Chávez's supporters and enemies, and the growing strength of the progressive governments in Latin America that are distancing themselves from U.S. control. A discussion will follow the film. Call 410-455-2149.

61] – Fund Our Communities will begin its “Prosperity Not Austerity" bus tour/car caravan in Baltimore on Sat., Mar. 23. You can join the tour for the entire day, beginning at 9 AM, or you can participate by coming to one of the stops, each of which will include a program focused on different community needs. The tour will emphasize that we have tremendous unmet needs in our communities, while we are wasting many billions in unneeded military spending.

The tour schedule is as follows: 9 a.m.: Dallas F. Nicholas Senior Elementary School, 201 East 21st St, Baltimore. Address education funding need. 10:20: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 2424 McElderry St., Baltimore. Address food and health issues. 12:20: Prince Georges Social Services Office and Prince Georges Community College, Dept of Social Services, 6505 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville. Address funding needs for college students, jobs training, Medicaid, cash assistance for need. 2 p.m.: Silver Spring Library, 8902 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Address services for all citizens, including libraries, parks, roads, public health, crisis services. 3:10: Hughes Neighborhood Housing, 10720 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Address care of the most vulnerable, and in particular housing. 5 p.m.: U.S. Capitol—Rally. See also

62] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Save these dates. Email

63] – Are you LOOKING FOR AN ORGANIZING JOB? The Zero Waste Maryland Campaign is hiring a Baltimore organizer to help stop the nation's largest waste incinerator from being built in Baltimore, and promote zero waste alternatives. Visit Call 301-891-3680.

64] – Red Emma's is in the process of closing down the location at 800 St. Paul St., and reopening in a much larger new space on North Avenue in the fall. The collective is seeking your help. It's time to reinvent the project started in 2004 to build a self-sustaining progressive space in Baltimore, committed to providing a daily reminder that another world was possible and that there were people working in the city to build it.

Here's how you can help: donate money, buy books at the current store, provide skilled help, and share these needs. Email or go to

65] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Haven, CT. It would include a variety of his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, book illustrations, posters, banners and sketchbooks. This would not only be a display of objects on a gallery wall, but would also involve events which would return Tom's art to the streets where it was originally meant to make conscience visible.

Contact Stephen if you are in possession of original work and would consider loaning it for a month long display. You can reach him at stephen.kobasa at or 203-500-0268.

66] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

67] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Plan to join FOC on the March 23 Peace Bus from Baltimore to D.C. Go to

68] – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Baltimore's Indypendent Reader is looking for individuals interested in creating media - written, photo, audio, or video - that relates to issues like...economic justice, race, prisons & policing, environment, gender & sexuality, war & peace and more! If you would like to create social justice media, then email Visit

69] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

70] – Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

71] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

72] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

73] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

74] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.

75] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View

76] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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