Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 30 - October 1, 2014

23] "Getting to a Good Iranian Nuclear Deal" – Sept. 30
24] Briefing call with Archbishop Elias Chacour – Sept. 30
25] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Sept. 30
26] No JHU Drone Research – Sept. 30
27] RESPECT DC meeting – Sept. 30
28] Nuclear Weapons Abolition 101 – Sept. 30
29] “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man” – Sept. 30
30] Support Ian Schlakman for Congress – Oct. 1, 2 & 5
31] Protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Oct. 1
32] Nuclear Stability in South Asia – Oct. 1
23] – On Tues., Sept. 30 from 10 to 11:30 AM, David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security, and Olli Heinonen, Harvard University, will examine "Getting to a Good Iranian Nuclear Deal" at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 1400 K St. NW, Suite 1250, WDC. RSVP to Daniel Schnuby at schnur@isis-online.org.

24] – On Tues., Sept. 30 from 4 PM (Eastern Time) to 5 PM, join CMEP for a briefing call with Archbishop Elias Chacour. Prophetic and practical, grounded and regal, Israeli and Palestinian, Abuna (Father) Chacour's vision and work for peace and authentic reconciliation resonates with all people who want to see and be a part of communities that want to move forward together for a better future for all.

A three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Elias Chacour recently retired after serving since 2006 as the Archbishop of the Melkite Catholic Church for Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and all Galilee. He was born to a Palestinian Christian family in the village of Biram in Upper Galilee in 1939. In 1965, Father Chacour was ordained and appointed as priest of St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Ibillin, a small Arab village in the Galilee region, near Nazareth, where Christians and Muslims have lived together peacefully for hundreds of years. The Dial-in Number is 1-646-307-1300, and the Participant Access Code is 693031.
25] – 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 St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Sept. 30. Call 215-426-0364.
26] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Sept. 30, but note today demonstrators will be there from 5 to 6 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
27] – On Tues., Sept. 30 at 6:30 PM at 623 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, come to a meeting with Respect DC, which is helping to lead the Living Wages, Healthy Communities campaign to force Wal-Mart to respect D.C. workers and communities. The campaign is working to educate the community about Wal-Mart’s record of worker exploitation and negative impact on communities and to demand that no Wal-Mart store open in DC without an enforceable Community Benefits Agreement that ensures workers and communities benefit. Discuss Black Friday events and get updates on events at the two D.C. Wal-Mart Locations. RSVP at http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4023/c/188/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=12879. Email organizer@respectdc.org.
28] – Physicians for Social Responsibility is hosting Dr. Ira Helfand's webinar, Nuclear Weapons Abolition 101, on Tues., Sept. 30 at 8 PM. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7074777143369505794. Call PSR at 202.667.4260.
29] – On Tues., Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 PM at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC, see “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man” (2006, 52 min.) by Robin Shuffield, which examines the story of African leader Thomas Sankara, who initiated revolutionary changes in Burkina Faso. It is in French with English subtitles. See http://tinyurl.com/sankara-trailer.

Sankara came to power in Burkina Faso in 1983, and immediately launched the most ambitious program for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent. He preached self reliance, called for the scrapping of Africa’s debt to international banks and promoted local food and textile production. Sankara and his programs of African economic self-reliance, have come to represent a proud and defiant alternative to the neo-colonial and neo-liberal policies imposed on Africa by the West, both then and today. Afterwards enjoy a Q&A hosted by Mwiza Munthali, host of the radio show "Africa Now." The suggested donation is $10. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/135842303276945/?source=1%20.

30] – Support Ian Schlakman for Congress. Go to http://www.ian42.com/calendar. On Wed., Oct. 1 at 11 AM, Ian will be on the Marc Steiner Show! See http://www.ian42.com/ian_on_marc_steiner_show.

On Thurs., Oct. 2 at 6:30 PM, Ian will debate the pro-NSA, pro-war Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger & Republican David Banach. The event is sponsored by League of Women Voters, and will take place at the George Howard Building, Banneker Room,
3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City 21043. RSVP for the debate at http://www.ian42.com/big_debate_ian_vs_rep_dutch.

On Sat., Oct. 4 at 10:30 AM, take a hike around Robert E. Lee Park. At noon enjoy a potluck picnic. RSVP at

31] – Get over to the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Wed., Oct. 1 at noon. President Obama will be hosting war criminal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since the latest massacre in Gaza which left over 2,000 Palestinians dead, Netanyahu has orchestrated dozens of violations of the truce between Israel and Gaza. At the United Nations, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas charged that Israel had committed “a series of absolute war crimes carried out before the eyes and ears of the entire world.”

CodePink will be outside the White House reading out loud all of Israel's truce violations and making it known that war criminals aren’t welcome in D.C.! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1554156401470247/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited.

32] – On Wed., Oct. 1 at noon there will be a panel discussion about Nuclear Stability in South Asia, sponsored by the Center on American and Global Security at Indiana University-Bloomington. The panel will speak at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), 1400 K St. NW, Suite 1250, WDC 20005. Email rdash@indiana.edu.

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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