Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Aug. 27-28, 2013

43] EMERGENCY DEMO against attack on Syria – ?? 44] Protest for a Living Wage – Aug. 27 45] A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Aug. 28 46] "The Healthcare Movie” – Aug. 28 47] Film "Patent Absurdity" – Aug, 28 43] – The Baltimore/D.C. regional International Action Center calls on all concerned organizations and individuals to take a stand and protest against any U.S. intervention and aggression towards Syria. (To sign on to the emergency protests under the banner of U.S. HANDS OFF SYRIA respond to this email or call 443-221-3775.) Join emergency demonstrations the day of any missile attack on Syria in Baltimore, Frederick, Columbia and Washington D.C. and a regional protest the day after in Washington D.C. at the White House. If the U.S. launches a missile attack on a week day, protests will take place between 5 and 7 PM. In Baltimore, meet at the Washington Monument, N. Charles & Centre Sts. The day after join a regional demonstration at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW from 5 to 7 PM. If the day after is a Saturday, be at the white House at noon. As Dr. King Jr. pointed out, “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government” spoken in New York’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 – exactly one year before his assassination in Memphis. If a U.S. attack is not launched by the evening of Aug. 27, there will be a conference call of interested groups and individuals. To be included in the conference call contact Steven Ceci at 443-221-3775 or stevenceci1@aol.com. Go to www.iacenter.org. 44] – On Tues., Aug. 27 at 6:30 PM, call for Respect D.C. and D.C. Council Members Vincent Orange & Phil Mendelson and community members. Last month the D.C. Council voted in favor of the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013 (LRAA), which calls for large retailers operating stores of 75,000 square feet or more, and whose parent company generates more the $1 billion in revenues annually to provide its workers a “living wage” of $12.50 per hour, including benefits. This bill has still not been signed by the Mayor. There will be a bus leaving from the Pennsylvania Ave. Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Email organizer@respectdc.org to reserve a spot! 45] – On Wed., Aug. 28 catch these two events. see the exhibit A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Library of Congress from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. See the film "From the Vaults: The March" at the National Archives at noon. 46] – The Howard County chapter of the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign is sponsoring a showing of "The Healthcare Movie" on Wed., Aug. 28 at 6:30 PM at the Main Branch of the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 21045. This documentary shows how the healthcare systems of Canada and the U.S.A., which were virtually identical 50 years ago took very different paths. Canada created a universal healthcare system while we in America are still suffering under profit driven, insurance company dominated care that leaves so many people with limited or no access to healthcare. Go to www.MDSinglePayer.org or info@mdsinglepayer.org 47] – The Baltimore Ethical Society Ironweed Film Club, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, will do a screening on Wed., Aug. 28 at 7:30 PM of "Patent Absurdity," a film that explores the case of software patents and the history of judicial activism that led to their rise, and the harm being done to software developers and the wider economy. Screenings are open to members of BES and the BES Ironweed Film Club. Ask Emil about free membership in the film club at 410-929-3399. Donations are requested for refreshments. 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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/. "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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