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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Baltimore Activist Alert - November 26 - 28, 2015
25]Clemency for Leonard Peltier– Nov. 26
26] Trot for Hunger – Nov. 26
27] Day of Mourning --
28] U.S. oppression of Latin America – Nov. 26
30] Protest Verizon – Nov. 27
31] Peace vigil at White House – Nov. 27
33]West Chester peace vigil – Nov. 28
Stands with Minneapolis & Chicago! – Nov. 28
up with Washington Peace Center
36] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
37] Do you need any book shelves?
38] Join the Global Zero campaign
39] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
25] – Come to the White House on Thurs.,
Nov. 26 for an all day rally for freedom and justice for Leonard
Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American and federal prisoner serving
two consecutive life sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) agents in 1975. His case has been studied extensively over
many years and remains seriously contested about the fairness of proceedings
leading to his trial and conviction. Political factors may have influenced the
way in which the case was prosecuted. Leonard Peltier’s most recent petition
for release on parole was denied by the US Parole Commission in 2009, and he is
not eligible for consideration for parole again until 2024. Given that all
available legal remedies have been exhausted and that that Leonard Peltier has
now spent over 36 years in prison and is in poor health, the US authorities
should order Leonard Peltier’s release from prison on humanitarian grounds and
in the interests of justice.
documents were released to Leonard Peltier’s lawyers as a result of a lawsuit
under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents contained evidence which
might have assisted Leonard Peltier’s case, but which had been withheld by the
prosecution at trial. However in 1986, the US Court of Appeal for the Eighth
Circuit denied Leonard Peltier a retrial, stating that: “We recognize that
there is some evidence in this record of improper conduct on the part of some
FBI agents, but we are reluctant to impute even further improprieties to them.”
Leonard Peltier is now aged 70 and in poor health, suffering from diabetes,
among other things. This is a peoples' call for executive clemency! http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/.
26] – Come to Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW
and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 26 at 8:30 AM to support the hungry
and homeless in Washington, D.C. by participating in the Thanksgiving Day Trot
for Hunger! Proceeds from the 5K benefit thousands of homeless families and
single adults, including the elderly and people suffering from mental illness,
by providing much-needed food, clothing and healthcare. The course is flat.
Participants start on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near 13th St. going southeast on
the south side of Pennsylvania Ave. Proceed south on Third St. NW turning
west on D St. SW and north on 4th St. SW. Take a left on Independence Ave. and
complete a turn-around at 7th St. Continue on Independence Ave. and turn north
on Third St. Turn left on Pennsylvania Ave. NW staying on the north side of
Pennsylvania Ave. to the start. Contact
the Trot for Hunger office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.797.8806
ext. 1093. Visit http://soome.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1170&pg=entry.
has been declared "A Day of Mourning" for indigenous people and
commemorated each year by UAINE (United American Indians of New England). Stand
in solidarity in Baltimore. Simultaneously, Walmart workers who are paid
poverty wages are staging a fast for $15 and planning major actions on Black
Friday. UAINE also fasts on the Day of Mourning. Some folks in Baltimore will
fast. On Thurs., Nov. 26 from noon to 1 PM, stand in solidarity with both UAINE
& OUR Walmart.
On Thurs., Nov. 26 from noon to 1 PM, gather at McKeldin Square, Light &
Pratt Sts. and join the People's Power Assembly. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1638316056451206/. Call 443-221-3775 or visit www.PeoplesPowerAssemblies.org.
to the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 26 at 2 PM
and remember the 14th month anniversary of the horrendous kidnapping of the 43
Ayotzinapa college students. This event is not born out of hate towards anyone,
but of the immense and endless love for Latinos. All Latin America's history
has been terrified by oppression from the U.S. government. Military
interventions from Haiti to Panama, Military Coups from Chile to Honduras,
sponsored dictatorships from Flijencio Batista in Cuba to Augusto Pinochet in
Chile, and of course the Operation Condor sponsored by the CIA that has
kidnapped thousands of students from the 70's until today. Plenty of countries
such as Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela among others
have been the victims of terrorism sponsored by the U.S. American Government.
Protest for an independent and sovereign Puerto Rico, for the closing of
Guantanamo, for the closing of all U.S. military bases trough all Latin
America. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/563017033847341/.
29] – Get over to the Walmart, 88 H St.
NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 27 at 9 AM. While
the Waltons own more wealth than the bottom 42% of our country, Walmart workers
are struggling every day to put food on the table. This year, Walmart members
are calling on community to join them in the #FastFor15. #FastFor15 is fifteen
days of action led by Walmart workers fasting at Walton homes, Board of
Directors homes and Walmart stores and offices culminating in another national
day of action this Black Friday. Go to www.protests.blackfriday or
Fri., Nov. 27 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! This vigil will take place at
the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @
email@example.com or at 202-360-6416.
32] – 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. 27. Call Dave Greene at
33] – 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 www.ccpeace.org.
34] – On
Sat., Nov. 28 at 2 PM join Baltimore Stands with Minneapolis & Chicago! Say
NO to racism, war & fascism! It is happening at McKeldin Square, Light
& Pratt Sts. Call 443-221-3775 to reach the Peoples Power Assembly
or visit www.PeoplesPowerAssemblies.org.
35] --The Washington Peace Center has a
progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its
weekly email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
36] -- If you would like to get rid of
books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at
37] -- Can you use any book shelves?
Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
38] -- Join an extraordinary global
campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons:
http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
39] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
“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