Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 16 - 17, 2014

45] The Nuclear Threat Initiative – July 16
46] Current events in Israel and Palestine – July 16
47] Lobby Rep. Sarbanes – July 16
48] Die in at the White House – July 16
49] Health Care is a basic human right – July 16
50] Get Money Out of Maryland Meeting – July 16
51] Slashing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants – July 16
52] See “The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On” – July 16
53] "The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore" – July 17
45] – On Wed., July 16, from noon until 2 PM, listen to news about the Nuclear Threat Initiative, release as Innovating Verification: New Tools and New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks at the United Nations Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 12th Floor, WDC. RSVP to Tammy Ware at

46] – The New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, Suite 400, will host with the Foundation for Middle East Peace an examination of the context and possible near term consequences of current events in Israel and Palestine on Wed., July 16 from 12:30 to 2 PM. On July 8, the Israeli army commenced a military operation against Gaza with air and naval bombardments. Meanwhile, the military wing of Hamas has claimed responsibility for dozens of rockets launched from Gaza at Israeli civilian population centers all over the country, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

The military confrontation was preceded by a horrific series of events that began with the abduction and murder of children. Lunch will be served.

47] – As part of the national "Educate Congress" Campaign Letter Drops, on Wed., July 16 at 4:30 PM, the Pledge of Resistance will go to Rep. John Sarbanes’ office, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21204. At no time have corporations--economic entities of our creation--exercised "rights" reserved for natural persons--until very recently. Without constitutional basis, and by the slimmest margins, the US Supreme Court has unilaterally imposed a radical doctrine of corporate personhood. While inside, we will deliver a letter calling on him to support the people, not corporations and to call for an end to the use of killer drone strikes, which we believe to be illegal and unconstitutional. Let Max know if you can sign on to the letter and go to Sarbanes’ office--410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net. Are you a constituent?

48] – On Wed., July 16 at 6 PM, there is a need for VOLUNTEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN A DIE-IN at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. With over 170 Palestinians murdered in Gaza and over 1,200 injured, stand in solidarity with Gazans and hold the U.S. government accountable for providing the Israeli government $3.1 billion annually. Please come out to the White House at 6:00 pm to show your support of Gaza. RSVP ONLY if you can participate (rain or shine): Anastasia@codepink.org. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/330293590459868/.

49] – Health Care is a basic human right, one that is not afforded to all in this capitalist system. Continuing the Pan African Community Talk series, this month's event on Wed., July 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM will focus on alternative ways to address medical care. Come to the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW, and contribute to the conversation about alternate health care systems, challenges facing Africa and African people and the way forward. Email mjibaf@msn.com or call 202-294-5593.

50] – The July 2014 Get Money Out of Maryland Meeting is happening at the Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore 21212, on Wed., July 16 at 7 PM. Visit http://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/events. Call 410-435-7333. See a video: "Amenders Win the Debate!" Then hear reports on Frederick County, CROP, Fund Our Communities, recruitment successes, and the big GMOM event in September. What are the prospects in Congress? Enjoy desserts and drinks. Park in the lot behind the church (in front of the cemetery) or continue further south to the adjacent lot. Follow the sign to Sanctuary/Church Offices, walk up the ramp and make a U-turn. The door says, Church Office and Peace Study Center. The Waverly Room is the 2nd room on the left. Are you unable to attend? Join by conference call at 1-619-326-2772, code 1136243#.

There is a WEEKLY MONDAY EVENING CONFERENCE CALL at 7 PM. Call 1-619-326-2772, code 1136243#. Go to http://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/.

51] – The Environmental Protection Agency is to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. It’s our best chance in years to cut carbon pollution nationwide. Yet we won’t get a strong rule without the support from the people. Tell the EPA to make this rule as health-protective as possible. Before you do that, be sure you know what the proposed rule says, how it works, and even how it might be strengthened. Join the Physicians for Social Responsibility on Wed., July 16 at 8 PM EST for a webinar with the facts -- and the opportunity for you to ask your questions and get direct answers: Slashing Carbon Pollution from Power Plants: The EPA Rule. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1808956472210029570.

52] – On Wed., July 16 at 8:30 PM at the Rocketship, 1223 Decatur St. NW, come on out for the next screening in the radical cinema series. “The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On” is a documentary that follows a former soldier who served in the Japanese army during World War II. After being released from prison in the 1980s he attempts to get his superior officers to confess to their war crimes. It is one of the best documentaries out there about the consequences of war. See http://www.midnighteye.com/reviews/the-emperors-naked-army-marches-on/.

54] – Bill Barry presents "The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore" on Thurs., July 17 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. When more than 100,000 railroad workers carried out the first national strike in the United States, it started in Baltimore at Camden Yards on July 16, 1877 as workers resisted a second round of pay cuts on the B& O Railroad. Barry, a local labor educator and organizer, has been a driving force behind the recent surge in historical work around Baltimore's role in kicking off one of the biggest strike waves this country has ever seen, including playing a key role in getting the first official historical marker placed commemorating the strike. And now he's collected his extensive research in the definitive account of how the great railroad strike began in Charm City—“The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore.”His book focuses in detail on the weeks of the strike both in Baltimore, where two other strikes in the city were also in progress, and related strikes across the country. He also informs the reader that at this time, ten innocent bystanders were murdered by the Maryland militia near Baltimore City Hall. Call 443-602-7585. Go to http://www.redemmas.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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