Thursday, November 27, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 28 -29, 2014

29] Protest Wal-Mart – Nov. 28
30] Protest Wal-Mart – Nov. 28
31] Protest SodaStream – Nov. 28
32] Protest Wal-Mart – Nov. 28
33] Vigil for peace at White House – Nov. 28
34] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Nov. 28
35] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 28
36] Boycott RE/MAX – Nov. 29
37] Olney Peace vigil – Nov. 29
38] Roger Newell’s funeral – Nov. 29
39] West Chester, PA demo – Nov. 29
40] Silent peace vigil – Nov. 29
41] Protest Drone War Center – Nov. 29
42] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
43] Join Fund Our Communities
44] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
45] Do you need any book shelves?
46] Join Global Zero campaign
47] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
48] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

29] – On Fri., Nov. 28 at 8 AM, come out on Black Friday in front of the first Wal-Mart in D.C. and show your support for the workers’ calls for $15/hr and access to full time hours. The store is located 99 H St. NW, and this but one of the protests happening nationwide. Meet at Columbus Circle in front of Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, WDC 20001. Contact D.C. Jobs With Justice at

Income inequality is the highest it’s been since 1928. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. Meanwhile, wages are at the lowest point since 1948 – even as productivity increases. No one family is driving this trend quite like Wal-Mart’s owners, the Waltons. The Walton family is the richest family in America with nearly $150 billion in wealth and as much money as 43% of American families combined. And yet, most Wal-Mart workers make less than just $25,000 a year. See

30] – Come out on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at 9 AM, and show your support for the Wal-Mart workers’ calls for $15/hr and access to full time hours. This Wal-Mart Supercenter is at 6303 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Go to

31] – On Fri., Nov. 28 from 10 AM to noon, walk or bike off that Tofurky by participating in a string of direct actions targeting SodaStream and the six East Baltimore retailers that have refused to remove this apartheid product from their shelves despite community pressure. Driving to and between the stores, clustered a few miles apart, will also be an option, starting at the Eastpoint Mall, 7839 Eastpoint Mall and ending around noon in Harbor East. Baltimore Palestine Solidarity organizers are receptive to your constructive suggestions on how to make this action more inclusive, participatory, and impactful. Message the hosts your ideas or get down with them at

32] – Jobs With Justice is asking you to Stand with Wal-Mart Workers on Black Friday, Nov. 28. Gather at noon at Wal-Mart 5344, 1238 Putty Hill Ave. Ste 5, Towson 21286. Go to

Despite that wealth, the Waltons have ignored the demands of store associates who are calling for living wages and full-time hours. And even though the company rakes in $16 billion in annual profits, some stores are once again hosting food drives for associates in need this holiday, instead of paying employees enough to buy their own groceries. Wal-Mart provides such low wages and meager benefits that many of its hourly associates are forced to rely on food stamps and Medicaid. The company costs American taxpayers $6.2 billion each year in public assistance for its poorly paid workers, but meanwhile avoids paying an average of $1 billion in taxes every year through loopholes. When Wal-Mart workers have spoken out, they're often fired. The government is pursuing a nationwide prosecution against Wal-Mart, alleging the company illegally retaliated against 117 employees. And yet, despite the risks to their livelihoods, hundreds of Wal-Mart workers are planning on going on strike on Black Friday.

The Peoples Power Assembly, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Baltimore chapter, and other groups will join the Black Friday protest at noon at the Towson Wal-Mart on Joppa Rd. For transportation from Baltimore, meet at 2011 N. Charles Street at 10:30 AM. Leave at 11 AM sharp. Call 410-218-4835 or go to

33] – On Fri., Nov. 28 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

34] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

35] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Nov. 28. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

36] – On Sat., Nov. 29 (all day) to Fri., Dec. 5 (all day), people of conscience, globally, are launching Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land, a campaign of CODEPINK to demand the company cease the unethical sale of settlement properties in the West Bank that violate international law. Visit

37] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Nov. 29. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

38] – Go to the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE, WDC, on Sat., Nov. 29 at 11 AM to join community members in honoring Roger Newell, longtime D.C. JWJ board member and legendary D.C. organizer who passed earlier this month. Roger was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for 22 years working with the Strategic Research & Campaigns Department. Prior to the funeral service, the viewing will be 10 to 11 AM. Following the burial, gather at Teamsters Local Union No. 639, 3100 Ames Place NE, WDC 20018. Cards of condolence can be sent to DeBorah Richardson-Newell, 4623 Burlington Road, Hyattsville 20781.

39] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

40] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Nov. 29. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

41] – On Sat., Nov. 29 from noon to 2 PM, protest the establishment of the Drone War Command Center at the Horsham Air Guard Station at Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road, in Horsham, PA. Demonstrations at the Horsham Air Guard Station occur the last Saturday of the month, after more than a year and a half of protests. Call (610) 544-1818 or visit FLY KITES not KILLER DRONES.

42] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

43] -- Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

44] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

45] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

46] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

47] -- WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

48] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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