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 -- Nov. 26
28] U.S. oppression of Latin America – Nov. 26
29] Protest Walmart – Nov. 27
30] Protest Verizon – Nov. 27
31] Peace vigil at White House Nov. 27
32] Ballroom Dancing –Nov. 27
33] West Chester peace vigil – Nov. 28
34] Baltimore Stands with Minneapolis & Chicago! – Nov. 28
35] Sign 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.

  In 1980 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!
 Clemency Now. Call President Obama for Leonard Peltier: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414.  Email President Obama: at  Post a comment on Obama's Facebook page at Send a tweet to President Obama: @POTUS; and/or write a letter to President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20500.

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 or 202.797.8806 ext. 1093. Visit

27] – Thanksgiving 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 Call 443-221-3775 or visit

28] – Come 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

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 or

30] –  Activists Have a Holiday Greeting for Verizon on Black Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 AM at the Wireless Store, 1314 F St. NW, WDC 20004.  Call 202-286-6113.  CWA members and supporters throughout Verizon territory will be leafleting and caroling outside Verizon Wireless stores. Activists want to deliver a holiday message to Verizon customers and the company about fairness and alert the public to the company's policies that hurt working families. Verizon management is refusing to negotiate any raises, better benefits or better working conditions for newly-organized Verizon Wireless workers, while threatening and intimidating non-union wireless workers who want to stand up for their rights. RSVP at Verizon, in contract negotiations covering 39,000 CWA and IBEW members, continues to demand concessions and givebacks, despite earning profits of more than $1 billion a month.

31] – On 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 @ 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 410-599-3725.

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 Email 

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

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

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

38] -- 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.

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; 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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