Friday, August 16, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 17-20, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 17-20, 2013 24] Film "Terms and Conditions May Apply” – Aug. 17 25] The Charm City Farm & Garden Tour – Aug. 18 26] “Discussing The Price of Inequality” – Aug. 18 27] Peace and Pancakes – Aug. 18 28] Screening of "My Neighbourhood" – Aug. 18 29] Protest the Pentagon – Aug. 19 30] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 19 – Aug. 23 31] Climate group meeting – Aug. 19 32] Encuentro 2013 Fundraiser – Aug. 19 33] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Aug. 20 34] Protest JHU’s drone research – Aug. 20 35] “Boom! The Sound of Eviction,” – Aug. 20 36] Film "Roadmap to Apartheid" – Aug. 20 24] – See the new documentary about online privacy rights "Terms and Conditions May Apply" which is at the West End Cinema through Thurs., Aug. 22. On Sat., Aug. 17, following the 7 PM, hear a panel discussion with director Cullen Hoback and Dr. Deborah Peel (Patient Privacy Rights Foundation). Go to 25] – The Charm City Farm & Garden Tour is happening on Sun., Aug. 18 from 8 to 9 AM in Patterson Park. The creativity of Baltimore's farmers and gardeners will be on full display at this year's Charm City Farm and Garden Tour. Visit The event is being coordinated by UMD Extension, Parks and People Foundation, Baltimore Recreation and Parks, and Baltimore Green Space. 26] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to noon. On Sun., Aug. 18 the platform address is “Discussing The Price of Inequality,” presented by Chris Nare, BES member. The address will focus on Joseph Stiglitz’s book “The Price of Inequality.” Stiglitz argues that the USA has the most inequality and lowest chance of equal opportunity among the advanced countries. This is due, according to Stiglitz, to the interaction between business and politics. The inequality affects our economy, our democracy and our justice system, and Stiglitz offers a way to change this and improve our nation. Go to or Twitter: @bmorethical or Facebook: email 27] – Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5A 28] – Jewish Voice for Peace is hosting a screening of "My Neighbourhood" on Sun., Aug. 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the Takoma Park Community Center (in the Azalea Room), 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park 20912. Through personal stories, the film goes beyond the sensational headlines that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem and captures voices, rarely heard, of those striving for a shared future in the city. RSVP at 240.425.7581 or 29] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Aug. 19, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649. 30] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 AM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at 31] – On Mon., Aug. 19 at 6:30 PM at 602 Quincy Ave. NW, residents from the neighborhoods of Petworth, Parkview and Brightwood will finalize some details about the local neighborhood climate group. They will also continue their conversation about Clean Currents and establish regular meeting times. Email 32] – Get over to the Encuentro 2013 Fundraiser on Mon., Aug. 19 from 7 to 10 PM at Haydee's Restaurant, 3102 Mount Pleasant St. NW. FAIR FOOD D.C. and friends invite you to the STUDENT FARMWORKER ALLIANCE 2013 Encuentro Fundraiser bash! There will be live entertainment, dancing, and more. The requested donation is $5. Go to 33] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th Street & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Aug. 20. Call 215-426-0364. 34] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 34th & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Aug. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637. 35] – See the final film in the Summer in the City series, “Boom! The Sound of Eviction,” on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6 PM at 901 G St. NW. The dot-com boom in California increased the demand for housing in San Francisco and Oakland, while the lack of tenant protections helped speed up displacement. By turns humorous and scathing, “Boom” delves into the ironies and contradictions of the "New Economy" and delivers a potent social critique that is ambitious in its scope while remaining close to the human scale. The viewer moves easily between dot-com party crashing at one end of the economic spectrum and painful moments with evicted families at the other. The film features interviews with dot-com workers, real estate developers, and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, as well as those who challenged the new economic order through community organizing, electoral politics, and direct action. Go to 36] – See "Roadmap to Apartheid" on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:30 PM at Plymouth Congregational United Church, 5301 N Capitol St. NE. As part of the week of events leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Palestine Working Group along with the Plymouth Congregational Church present this important film. Go to 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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