Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - February 14 - 16, 2017

29] Drain the Swamp – Feb. 14
30] Protest at the Israeli Embassy – Feb. 15
31] Protest at the Bangladesh Embassy – Feb. 15
32] Protest Netanyahu's visit with Trump – Feb. 15
33] African-American Test-Case of U.S. Democracy – Feb. 16
34] Peace with Justice Forum – Feb. 16

29] – During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised voters that he was going to "drain the swamp" and reduce the influence of Wall Street and the big banks in our government. Trump's been president for less than a month, but already it has become clear that he's not going to keep that promise. In fact, he's rolling back consumer financial protections and giving Wall Street even more of a role.  That's good news for corporate executives and board members who profit from playing financial games that drive down wages and put our jobs at risk. But it's bad news for the rest of us.  Join Communications Workers Association members and allies from the Take on Wall Street campaign for a Valentine's Day rally to draw attention to the love affair between the Trump Administration and Wall Street. On Tues., Feb. 14 at 6 PM, gather at Upper Senate Park for a rally.  Then march to Goldman Sachs D.C. Headquarters.  Go to www.cwa-union.org.

30] – The Palestine Political Action Committee and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, BDS, will protest at the Israeli Embassy from 11 AM to 1 PM on Wed., Feb. 15. See https://www.facebook.com/PalestinePAC.

31] – The International Labor Rights Forum [mailto:laborrights@ilrf.org] is calling for an action on Wed., Feb. 15 from noon to 1 PM at the Bangladesh Embassy to call for the freedom for Jailed Unionists & Workers.  The embassy is at 3510 International Dr. NW, WDC 20008. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/251416261936411/.  In December, workers at 20 garment factories in Bangladesh held peaceful walk-outs to call for a higher wage. The garment industry and the government of Bangladesh used the protests as an opportunity for a broad crackdown on labor. At least two dozen labor activists – many not involved in the strike – have been jailed and multiple union offices have been forcibly closed.  Call on the government of Bangladesh to immediately release the detainees, dismiss all falsified complaints against organizers and workers, and end the repression of trade unions. This action is organized by the AFL-CIO, International Labor Rights Forum, United Students Against Sweatshops, IndustriALL Global Union, and UNI Global Union.

32] –On Wed., Feb. 15 at 5 PM, protest Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit with Trump. March from the Trump International Hotel to the White House.  Sponsoring groups are Jewish Voices for Peace, Code Pink, and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1334952339913121/ or http://www.codepink.org/protest_trump_netanyahu.

33] – Come to the Black History Month presentation at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore 21212, on Thurs., Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 PM with "pre-event" activities at 5:30 PM.  Enjoy dinner for $10 and observe exhibits, and make a free will offering. Hear from James Early, a board member of the Institute for policy Studies; and Estevan Bassett-Nembhard, a New York State organizer for the Communist Party USA.  The theme is African-American Test-Case of U.S. Democracy. Finally, enjoy a dance performance by Latiesha Melvin.   Email md@cpusa.org.

34] – Attend a Peace with Justice Forum, "Advocacy Together," at St. John's of Baltimore City United Methodist Church, 2640 St. Paul St., on Thurs., Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 PM in the Sunday Room.  The evening will include a short advocacy training and planning in small groups on issues of concern. The event will open and close with a short interfaith worship. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served. Please use the 27th St. door (by the ramp). Contact Kim at 410-377-7606.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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