Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 24-27, 2013

Friends, I am going away for a few days. Can you stop in to visit my cat Phantom while I am away? If yes, call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at Kagiso, Max 19] Bradley Manning supporters meeting – July 24 20] Book talk on civil rights movement – July 24 21] Film “Occupy Love” – July 24 22] Bradley Manning court martial continues – July 25 23] Can an Agricultural Revolution Fight Climate Change? – July 25 24] Guestworkers, Immigration, and the Future of Workers Rights – July 25 25] Oppose Keystone XL and fossil fuels – July 25-27 26] Documentary TRIPLE DIVIDE – July 25 19] – Get over to the Bradley Manning Support Network Organizing Meeting on Wed., July 24 at 7 PM at the Peace House, 1233 12th St. NW (between M and N Sts. NW). Use the Metro at the Convention Center. Email 20] – The Brown Lecture Series presents Simeon Booker talking about his book “Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement on Wed., July 24 at 7 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430 or go to Booker wrote for Jet and Ebony for 53 years, longer than any other journalist. He was on the front lines of virtually every major event of the civil r4ights movement. This is the story of the century that changed everything about journalism, politics, and more in the USA. “Shocking the Conscience” was written with Carol McCabe Booker. 21] – The Baltimore Ethical Society is showing the film “Occupy Love” on Wed., July 24 at 7:30 PM. The film looks at the Occupy Movement and Arab Spring as expressions of a profound awakening. View the trailer here: Join the meetup: 22] – The trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning will continue on Thurs., July 25 at 9:30 AM for the defense and prosecution to make closing arguments. The judge will rule on two defense motions in the morning, after which the defense will face off against the prosecution with its compelling argument for why Bradley should not be convicted of Aiding the Enemy and other major changes. This will be an especially important day to attend the proceedings at Ft. Meade. If you plan on attending the proceedings, join the vigil outside the Main Gate of Ft. Meade during media check-in hour, from 7to 8:30 AM. 23] – Can an Agricultural Revolution Fight Climate Change? This will be discussed on Thurs., July 25 at 12:15 PM at 1899 L Street, N.W., Suite 400. By harnessing photosynthesis’ power, experts think we can turn a major part of the problem into a solution. But can we take this new way of thinking out of the lab and into the policy realm? Will American farmers, many of whom deny climate change is man-made, get onboard? Will Big Agriculture join in—or is it too focused on today’s profits to worry about tomorrow’s climate? Lunchtime debate with featured speakers hosted by the New America Foundation! Visit 24] – Guestworkers, Immigration, and the Future of Workers Rights is the topic on Thurs., July 25 from 6 to 8 PM at the Communications Workers of America, 501 3rd St. NW, WDC. Join the National Guestworker Alliance, Dissent Magazine, and Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor in a discussion about the future of workers' rights in the United States. Visit 25] – Oppose Keystone XL and fossil fuels and remind President Obama, Keep your Promise. has organized Summer Heat. Working with local groups, they're mobilizing activists at a dozen actions across the country in the next few weeks to stand up against Keystone XL, coal, fracking, toxic pollution, and the industry that brings them to us. On Fri., July 26 at noon, join a resistance action on K Street to protest a corporation supporting Keystone XL. On Sat., July 27 at 11:30 AM, rally for Independence from Fossil Fuels, across from the White House in Lafayette Park. Those participating in the action on Friday will need to attend a training on Thursday at 6 PM at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. On Sat., July 27, Rally for Independence from Fossil Fuels. Walkers will leave St. Stephens Church at 9:30 AM, walk through Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park on 16th Street (which has a statue of Joan of Arc on horseback with a sword pointed toward the White House), and then proceed the two miles to Lafayette Park for the 11:30 AM rally. The theme of the rally will be our collective responsibility to each other, our children and the earth’s future – and our request for President Obama to keep his promises on climate change and to protect the future generations of children by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The rally will feature youth from iMatter and elsewhere, who will tell stories of the impact of climate change on their communities, and they will discuss their federal lawsuit. Bill McKibben will be one of the speakers. RSVP at 26] – See a free fracking film screening on Thurs., July 25. View the eye-opening fracking documentary “Triple Divide” from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Morgan State University, University Student Center Theater, 1700 E Cold Spring Ln., Baltimore MD 21251. RSVP at “Triple Divide” is an eye-opening film that uncovers the lies, deceit, and power of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania. It includes interviews with landowners, industry executives, and expert testimony that shows how gas companies are rewriting history in order to cover up their toxic messes. 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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