Friday, August 2, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Aug. 2 - 4, 2013

27] WRL Conference continues –Aug. 2-4 28] Breakfast with Animals – Aug. 2 29] Support Bradley Manning – Aug. 2 30] Close Gitmo – Aug. 2 31] Justice in Palestine/Israel – Aug. 2 32] Quds Day Rally – Aug. 2 33] Silent peace vigil against gun violence – Aug. 2 34] See film BAREFOOT GEN – Aug. 2 35] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 2 36] Olney Peace vigil – Aug. 3 37] West Chester, PA demo – Aug. 3 38] Protest Drones – Aug. 3 39] Silent vigil at Capitol – Aug. 3 ------ 27] – The War Resisters League's 90th Anniversary Conference continues through Sun., Aug. 4 at 10 AM at Georgetown University. See Speakers at the conference will include Barbara Ehrenreich, Winona LaDuke, Phyllis Bennis, Sachio Ko-Yin, David Swanson, Arun Gupta, Bruce Gagnon, Leslie Cagan, David McReynolds and others. Register at 28] – On Fri., Aug. 2 and Sat., Aug. 3 from 8:30 to 10 AM, Breakfast with the Animals, in this case giraffes and okapi at the Giraffe House at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Drive. A same day entry to the park is included with the ticket price. Children under two are free, but still require a ticket. Call 410-366-7102 or see 29] – On Fri., Aug. 2 at 9:30 AM, Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing at Fort Meade will continue. Contact ASAP if you require a pickup from the Odenton MARC station. Visit 30] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House. Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. On Aug. 2, as it seems the hunger strike continues, the vigil will Support Guantanamo Hunger Strikers--Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention. The men detained at the U.S. prison in Guantánamo are engaged in a large-scale hunger strike, which began in early February. The vast majority of the 166 prisoners have been held for more than 11 years without any charge or fair trial, with no end to their detention in sight. Demand that President Obama use his authority to close Guantánamo! See Email 31] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to 32] – Be at the Quds Day Rally in solidarity with the Palestinian People on Fri., Aug. 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Sheridan Circle NW, WDC. On the International Day of Quds, people of conscience gather to express solidarity with all the oppressed human beings of the world and particularly the innocent civilians of Palestine who are victimized by the oppressive and racist Zionist regime. Go to!/photo.php?fbid=10151807850925645&set=oa.695666627115470&type=1&theater. 33] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Aug. 2 from 5 to 6 PM outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The vigil is sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, and was recently moved because of the construction on Charles St. War Is Not the Answer. End gun violence. 34] – As part of the 68th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 - 9, 1945, see a screening of BAREFOOT GEN on Fri., Aug. 2 at 7 PM at the Peace Center of Delaware County. The First-Friday Large Screen Film Series takes place at 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064. The horror of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima is seen through the eyes of a child in this classic animated film from Japan. It is based on the experiences of a Hiroshima survivor. Doors open for light refreshments at 6:30 PM. Go to 35] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Aug. 2. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725. 36] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Aug. 3. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 37] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email 38] – On Sat., Aug. 3 from noon to 1 PM, join the 1st Saturday of month Anti-War Drone Death Walk in Phila. Gather at corner of 12th & Market Sts., standing in silence by the Reading Terminal Market, between Market and Filbert Sts. RSVP to Marge Van Cleef at 267-763-1644. 39] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 3. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to 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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