Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 21 - 22, 2016

22] Protest Anti-Muslin Hatred -- Dec. 21
23] Who says “Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used to Be” -- Dec. 21
24] Rededication to Resistance – Dec. 22
22] –   Everyone needs to make their voices heard on the evils of anti-Muslim hatred.  Gather at 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. on Wed., Dec. 21 at 5 PM.  Then march to the White House at 6 PM.  Sabeel DC Metro is cosponsoring this important event.  Note that Rev. Graylan S, Hagler, pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (and a member of FOSNA's clergy council), and Rabbi Joseph Berman are among the speakers.  Contact Paul Verduin [].

23] – Come to The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Wed., Dec. 21 from 7 to 9 PM to hear this thesis: “Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used to Be.”  I do not believe this thesis, but the promotional material says U.S. social movements face many challenges. One of their most troublesome involves the question of nonviolence. Civil disobedience and symbolic protest have characterized many struggles in the US since the Civil Rights era, but conditions have changed. Corporate media has consolidated, the police have militarized, dissent has been largely co-opted and institutionalized, but the strategic tools radicals employ haven’t necessarily kept pace. Our narratives, borrowed from movements of the past, are falling short. More militant approaches are developing to fill the gap, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter.  For me to believe, this is a tough sell.

24] – On Thurs., Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend Rededication to Resistance: Hanukkah with Baltimore Jews United for Justice at the Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore 21210. Go to Gather as a progressive Jewish community to discuss the election. Rededicate to resistance in the face of the normalization of hate and the eroding of human rights. Identify ways to bring light to darkness and continue the fight for justice. Visit

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"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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