Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Oct. 8-9, 2013

17] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Oct. 8 18] Protest JHU’s drone research – Oct. 8 19] National Teach-In on Syria – Oct. 8 20] "We Stopped the War with Syria 'Teach-In'" – Oct. 8 21] Batalà: One Love, One Drum – Oct. 8 22] Two States or One? The Future of Israelis and Palestinians – Oct. 9 17] – 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 Oct. 8. Call 215-426-0364. 18] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 34th & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637. 19] – On Tues., Oct. 8 at 6 PM, get over to Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009, for the National Teach-In on Syria and U.S. Policy in the Region with Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies, Stephen Miles, Win Without War, and Nick Berning, Moveon.org. With developments unfolding rapidly, it is still uncertain how things will play out in Syria. Will there be a negotiated resolution to the armed conflict inside Syria, or will the fighting escalate into an even broader regional war? What's happening now, on the ground in Syria and on the diplomatic front? There is live streaming at http://www.busboysandpoets.com/videos/live-streaming. Email your questions to the panel during the live stream: Questions4Panel@gmail.com. 20] – Peace Action Montgomery, Pax Christi and Veterans for Peace are sponsoring "We Stopped the War with Syria 'Teach-In'" on Wed., Oct. 8, at 6 PM at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville: This is an opportunity to celebrate a small victory and consider the implications. Bring a finger food or dessert to share with fellow activists. After the panel presentation, talk with each other about what it was we did in MD and the lessons going forward. 21] – BloomScreen presents Batalà: One Love, One Drum on Tues., Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 PM at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW. Join Batalà Washington, as they kick off their art exhibit with a special night of film shorts and a live musical performance! This special event and performance will provide a unique opportunity to learn the story of Batalà Washington – an all-woman percussion band that empowers women through drumming and promotes Bahia’s dynamic music and culture. The suggested donation is $10 to support BloomBars. Enjoy free popcorn and refreshments. 22] – On Wed., Oct. 9 from 9:30 AM to noon at the Atrium Ballroom at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Ave., NW, the Foundation for Middle East Peace would like to invite you to attend the following event, sponsored by the Middle East Policy Council: Two States or One? The Future of Israelis and Palestinians. RSVP to info@mepc.org. 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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