Thursday, September 3, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - Sepyember 5 - 22, 2015

30] Challenge Southern Heritage Rally – Sept. 5
31] West Chester peace vigil – Sept. 5
32] Revolution in Rojava --- Sept. 5
33] Film SELICHOT – Sept. 5
34] See the film WALL-E – Sept. 11
35] Climate chaos, poverty & war actions – Sept. 22
36] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
37] Join Fund Our Communities
38] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
39] Do you need any book shelves?
40] Join Global Zero campaign
41] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
30] – Come to Upper Senate Park, Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20001, on Sat., Sept. 5 at 10:30 AM for a lively and very loud counter-presence against the Southern Heritage Rally taking place at 11 AM. The Southern Heritage Rally is what appears to be a national convening to celebrate Confederate pride. Go to

31] –  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

32] – On Sat., Sept. 5 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear about The Revolution in Rojava: an evening on the situation in the autonomous cantons in the Kurdish controlled areas of Northern Syria. In the middle of a brutal civil war and the rise of ISIS, the Kurdish communities in Northern Syria are not only defending their autonomy, but building a social revolution.  The autonomous cantons are experimenting with new forms of communal democracy, designing much needed patterns for political and cultural freedom, and developing and drawing on a militant feminist critique of existing gender relations.  And they're under constant threat from almost all sides. Find out what's going on in Rojava from Golala Arya, Washington, D.C. area Kurdish activist, Ruken Işık, Gender and Women’s Studies, UMBC, and Omer Pacal, HDP (People's Democratic Party) member.  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

33] –  See the film SELICHOT AT THE AVALON THEATER, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC on Sat., Sept. 5 from 8 to 11 PM.  This is a BLACKS & JEWS, A TIKKUN OLAM STORY. In these days of heightened awareness regarding race and racism in America, the story of Julius Rosenwald and his support for African American schools and housing in the early 20th century is particularly timely. Rosenwald, who was a part-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Co., was influenced by the educator Booker T. Washington. He joined forces with African American communities in the Jim Crow-era South to build over 5,300 schools. Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists.  Go to

34] –  The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the peace vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, from September through December, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. The series theme is CAN WE HAVE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE?
On Fri., Sept. 11 see the film WALL-E (USA, 2008, 98 min.), an-animated comedy produced by Pixar Animation Studios.  Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up an abandoned, waste-covered Earth far in the future. He falls in love with another robot named EVE, who also has a programmed task, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. The film is seen as a critique on larger societal issues. It addresses consumerism, corporatism, nostalgia, environmental problems, waste management, human impact on the environment, and risks to human civilization and the planet Earth. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

35] -- The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance is planning an action on September 22 in the D.C. area. We will gather at 10 AM in Rep. Paul Ryan’s office to challenge him that the wars must end, that Mother Earth must be saved and that we must eliminate income inequality. We will occupy Rep. Paul Ryan’s office.

After delivering a letter and speaking with staff members, we will next gather for a rally in Murrow Park, before arriving at 1 PM at the White House.  There we will try to deliver a letter to the White House, raise the same issues and risk arrest. Let Max know if you can join us in D.C. for this action. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at

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

37] -- 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 former 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

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

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

40] -- 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.

41] – 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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