Monday, December 2, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Dec. 2-3, 2013

14] Photographs of HIV activists – Dec. 2 15] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Dec. 2 16] Companion animal bereavement support group meeting -- Dec. 3 17] Rally for Raising the Minimum Wage Rate and Paid Sick Days – Dec. 3 18] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Dec. 3 19] Protest JHU’s drone research – Dec. 3 20] Bill of Rights Defense Committee potluck – Dec. 3 21] “Why We Can’t Wait” Movement" meeting -- Dec. 3 22] Film “Out Of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change” – Dec. 3 ---- 14] – On Mon., Dec. 2 at 5 PM at 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001, see a Collection of over 200 black and white photographs of people, places, events and things that made a change in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. from 1983 to 2013. 15] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings take place at Max’s residence. The next meeting will be on Mon., Dec. 2. The proposed agenda will include a report on the support demonstrations for the Wal-Mart workers, anti-drone activities, an update of the trial of the CIA Six, a proposal to hold an ant-drone demo during Baltimore’s Christmas Tree Lighting and a showing of the film BETTER THIS WORLD. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. 16] – Andrew Mazan leads a free monthly companion animal bereavement support group that meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road. Call 410- 833-8848 to RSVP. Go to 17] – Rally for Raising the Minimum Wage Rate and Paid Sick Days is happening on Tues., Dec. 3 at 9 AM at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004-3003. The D.C. City Council will vote on whether the city should raise the minimum wage to $11.50/hour by 2016 and tie it to inflation so that it continues to rise as the cost of living goes up. The council can also pass a bill guaranteeing that ALL workers in DC can earn paid sick days. Visit 18 ] – 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 Dec. 3. Call 215-426-0364. 19] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 34th & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637. 20] – On Tues., Dec. 3 at 6:30 PM at Brookland Artspace, 3305 8th St. NE, #111, WDC 20017, join the Bill of Rights Defense Committee for a potluck to discuss a plan of action concerning DMV and NSA Coalition. This gathering will include planning another action leading up to the Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15. Call 973.494.4266. 21] – On Tues., Dec. 3 from 6 to 7 PM, Becoming Church, Inc. invites you to meet at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW, WDC 20009, to lend support to bringing an end to the injustices of mass incarceration through nonviolent action. This “Why We Can’t Wait” Movement offers a definitive path to end needless pain and suffering for men, women and children alike. Call 202-387-8001. 22] – See a screening of “Out Of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change” on Tues., Dec. 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM at NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203. Join the Sierra Club NOVA Hub for an expose on the largest, most powerful oil company in the world. Director Tom Jackson clearly points the finger at ExxonMobil for using its immense power to block efforts to wean us from our addition to oil. It features commentary from Bill McKibben and RK Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. 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 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

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