Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - October 25 - 26, 2017

16] Canada's Approach to Long-Term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel -- Oct. 25
18] Plug-In to Direct Action – Oct. 25
19] "Teach In: On the Brink of War” – Oct. 25
21] Poetry & Conversation – Oct. 26
22] Introduce US nukes in South Korea? – Oct. 26
23] Help out FreeState Justice – Oct. 26
24] See the film CARE– Oct. 26
25] Stephen Kinzer, the Birth of American Empire – Oct. 26
16] – On Wed., Oct. 25 from noon to 1:30 PM, hear from Laurie Swami and Elena Mantagaris, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, on "Canada's Approach to Long-Term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel" at the Global America Business Institute, 1001 Connecticut Ave., Suite 230, WDC. RSVP at

17] – On Wed., Oct. 25 at 6 PM, participate in a Training for DC ReInvest ANC Initiative at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, #600, WDC.  The D.C. ReInvest Coalition and Metro DC DSA's ANC Initiative is on the ground this month encouraging local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) all over the District to take the lead in urging the D.C. City Council to sever its ties with Wells Fargo. Volunteers all over the District have been attending their ANC meetings, making short presentations, and asking their local commissioners to pass a resolution and sign on to a letter of support demanding divestment from Wells Fargo. If you live in the District, you’re part of an ANC and you can help us take action in your neighborhood! Come to this training to learn about how to present at your ANC—no experience or prior involvement is necessary. Go to

18] – On Wed., Oct. 25 at 6:30 PM, Plug-in to Direct Action at Waldorf School of Baltimore. Do you want to find a way to make a difference in this tumultuous time? RSVP at The purpose of this evening is to hear from folks on the front lines about important local, state and national issues with specific actions we can take-- in as much or as little time that we have. We will be sharing information about ways you can immediately volunteer to help! Many of us were involved in the first 100 days of Trump Resistance, and in other ways over the year. We know we can't stop resisting, but we have our regular lives to live. Contact

19] – On Wed., Oct. 25 at 7 PM, get onboard for a "Teach In: On the Brink of War: US Allies in ROK and Japan Respond." Register for webinar at  The United States and North Korea are on a dangerous path towards a military confrontation that could kill millions and engulf the world in a nuclear holocaust. Trump has threatened, “to totally destroy North Korea,” and to “unleash fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Responding to these threats, North Korea stated it has the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers - even outside their airspace in self-defense. In both Washington and Pyongyang, hardliners are calling the shots. 

It’s time to mobilize to avert a catastrophe of global proportions.  Hear from Choi Eun-a, Chairwoman of the Reunification Committee of the Korean Alliance for Progressive Movements, Lee Tae-Ho, Deputy Secretary General of People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), and Yoshioka Tatsuya, Co-Founder and Director, Peace Boat, Japan.  This educational series will culminate with a week of actions, including teach-ins, visits to local congressional offices, and protests.  It is co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Beyond the Bomb, Code Pink, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Peace Action, Peace Philosophy Centre Vancouver Canada, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, Win Without War, Women Cross DMZ, Women's Action for New Directions, Women for Genuine Security, World Beyond War.

20] – On Wed., Oct. 25 at 7 PM, come to the Annapolis Candidates Forum on the Environment at Congregation Kneseth Israel – Annapolis. This is a moderated discussion with the two City of Annapolis general election candidates for Mayor of Annapolis, Mike Pantelides (R) and Gavin Buckley (D). The candidates will answer questions on environmental issues facing the City of Annapolis. The moderator is Elvia Thompson from Annapolis Green. There will also be an opportunity for citizens to speak with the candidates. #VoteGreenNaptown.

21] -- On Wed., Oct. 25 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for THE PRICE OF THE TICKET: POETRY AND CONVERSATION WITH TONGO, OLU BUTTERFLY, SLANGSTON HUGHES, AND OTHERS.  How do we move past the micro-aggressions and other small infractions that limit us from moving forward? How can more privileged people be allies? How do you deal with micro-aggressions when you are in a position of leadership? What does it mean to be both non-hierarchical and express boundaries? 

Following the poetry reading, a panel discussion will examine the role of cultural organizing in contemporary America. What does it mean to be a person of color who is an arts administrator in 2017? What does it mean to be an artist in 2017? As the landscape of arts institutions and arts organizations shift, how do arts presenters that focus on work by people of color continue to thrive and survive? Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

22] –  On Thurs., Oct. 26 at 4 PM, Joon-Pyo Hong, Former Presidential Candidate of the Liberty Korea Party, will discuss "Redeploying US Nuclear Weapons to South Korea" at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., WDC. This press conference will take place in the Murrow Room.  Chairperson Hong will discuss the necessity of redeploying US nuclear weapons to South Korea as a method to solve the crisis on the Korean peninsula. CONTACT KIM, Youngmoo at  Go to

23] – On Thurs., Oct. 26 at 4:30 to 7 PM help out FreeState Justice · Baltimore, as it is moving. Help by boxing office supplies and files before the movers come. You will NOT be moving furniture, so anyone can help! Come on over to help us pack up the office. Don't worry, enjoy pizza! There may even be some SWAG for the wonderful volunteers.

24] – On Thurs., Oct. 26 at 6 PM, come to a CARE Film Screening and Discussion at the University of Maryland Social Work Community Outreach Service - SWCOS · Baltimore. This film pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the deep bonds that form between paid care workers and elders while exposing the cracks in the U.S. care system. At a moment of great division in our country, CARE highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services. The University of Maryland School of Social Work is at 525 W. Redwood St., Baltimore 21201. Email Jennifer Pelton at

25] -- COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC is hosting Stephen Kinzer, the author of “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire, on Thurs., Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM at the Metropolitan Club, 1700 H St. NW, Grill Room on 1st Floor.  There is a dress code: coat & tie for gentlemen and business or cocktail attire for women. RSVP at

Stephen Kinzer returns for a second salon to discuss his book “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire”. Illustrating that journalists often write the best history, Stephen brings to life the political debate that accompanied the launching of America as an imperial power. Subsequent generations have debated our militarized foreign policy, but each pales next to the one which led to a sharp break with our founding traditions.

Stephen became an author, columnist and teacher after a long career as a New York Times foreign correspondent. He focuses on the history of US interventions overseas and, in his Boston Globe columns – posted on the Committee’s listserv – challenges the Washington narrative of global primacy. He corrects American press coverage of the Syrian crisis, argues for normalized relations with Russia and Iran, and criticizes NATO, the human rights movement, the U. N., the CIA and the 3-man "military junta" around President Trump.

26] -- On Thurs., Oct. 26 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for THE MAN-NOT: RACE, CLASS, GENRE, AND THE DILEMMAS OF BLACK MANHOOD.  America makes corpses of young Black males. We gaze upon these corpses outraged by yet another death, but when Black men suffer- when they are dying- do we hear their voices or demand their silence? When Black men are sodomized by police, or raped by men and women in their own communities as young boys, do we refuse them an audience for their pain?

Far too often, Black men are denied sexual vulnerability because they are thought to be men, patriarchs, perpetrators of violence- not victims. Dr. Curry will discuss why academics and activists alike have great difficulty in imagining Black males as victims of racist and sexual violence in America, and how this neglect shows the need for a Black Male Studies. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [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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