Monday, November 26, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 26 to December 31, 2018

30] End War in Yemen -- Nov. 26
31] Redlining exhibit through Dec. 31
32] Rehabilitate and Reintegrate Violent Extremists – Nov. 27
33] Baltimore's Drinking Water Supply – Nov. 27
34] Food Rescue – Nov. 27
35] Peace Vigil – Nov. 27
36] No Drone Research DEMO – Nov. 27
37] Human Rights Award – Nov. 27
38] Repression of Dissent and the US Left – Nov. 27
39] Christianity and Climate Change -- Nov. 27
40] Bernie’s got a book – Nov. 27
41] Neera Tanden speaks -- Nov. 27
42] Unpacking Racial Inequity – Nov. 28
43] Food Rescue – Nov. 28
44] State of the Korean Peninsula – Nov. 28
45] Food Rescue – Nov. 28
46] How China “Reeducates” the Uyghurs – Nov. 28
47] A history lesson – Nov. 28
48] “The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins” – Nov. 28
49] Money in Politics in Virginia -- Nov. 28
30] –  On Mon., Nov. 26 from 9 AM to 1 PM, Lobby the Senate: National Day of Action to End War in Yemen, hosted by Just Foreign Policy at the Hart Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave., WDC 20002.  Last March, 55 Senators voted to continue US support for the Saudi war crimes in Yemen. While this was a terrible mistake, they have the chance to vote to finally end the war in Yemen as early as this Tuesday. We want to make sure they vote the right way this time! 14 Million Yemenis are on the Brink of World's Worst Famine in 100 Years.  Ask senators to cosponsor and vote for SJRes54.   Chuck Schumer tweeted his support for the War Powers Resolution SJRes54. Call Monday: 1-833-STOP-WAR. Email  Visit

31] – At 10 AM through December 31, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at  This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality.  Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at See

32] – On Tues., Nov. 27 from 10 AM to noon, find out How to Rehabilitate and Reintegrate Violent Extremists, hosted by United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at  As the loss of ISIS territory drives thousands of “foreign terrorist fighters” to return home, and hundreds of people convicted of terrorism-related offenses are scheduled for release over the next several years, communities worldwide are faced with rehabilitating and reintegrating people disengaging from violent extremism. Often returning to the same environments and social networks that facilitated violent radicalization initially, significant psychosocial and other support will be key to addressing trauma, reducing stigma, and guarding against recidivism.

Join USIP for a discussion of how policies and programs can address trauma and reduce stigma to foster cross-cutting affiliations and social learning, enable rehabilitation, and ease reintegration for people disengaging from extremist violence. Take part in the conversation on Twitter with #ReintegratingExtremists.  RSVP at  See

33] On Tues., Nov. 27 from 11 AM to noon attend the Public Hearing on Baltimore's Drinking Water Supply, hosted by Blue Water Baltimore at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  If you live in Baltimore City, suburban Baltimore County, northern Anne Arundel County, eastern Howard County, or southeastern Carroll County, the water you use to drink, clean, shower, and brush your teeth starts its journey to your tap as storm water runoff flowing into the Loch Raven and Prettyboy reservoirs in Baltimore County, or Liberty Reservoir in Carroll County. The land it flows across has a big impact on how much pollution it picks up along the way, how safe it is to drink when it reaches your tap, and how much it costs to drink to make it safe. Protecting forests and installing storm water infrastructure in the reservoir's watersheds is the cheapest and most effective way to safeguard our water supply - especially as the effects of climate change threaten to strain our water systems in the coming decades. But are our local governments putting enough attention on protecting our source water supplies?  Join the Baltimore City Council for a public hearing on Baltimore's source water supply, how land use in our reservoirs' watersheds could be putting our drinking water at risk, and how Baltimore could save money in the future by making smart investments in green infrastructure now. See

34] – On Tues., Nov. 27 at noon, join Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West, 1510 W Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21217-2131.  This will occur every Tuesday, until Jan. 1, 2019.
Get fresh, delicious, and free food. Bring a bag. Bring a friend! Take what you want. See

35] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Nov. 27.  Call 215-426-0364.

36] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Nov. 27 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

37] -- On Tues., Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 7 PM, attend George Meany-Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award Ceremony/Reception, hosted by the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, WDC 20005.  Honor the National TPS Alliance for its inspiring efforts to organize, uplift and empower immigrant workers and their families from all over the world. Open to all, but RSVP required at this link:  See

38] –  On Tues., Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch Repression of Dissent and the US Left, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at the Mount Pleasant Branch D.C. Public Library, WDC. As part of the Socialist Night School, hear about Red Squads, COINTELPRO, and McCarthyism. Throughout its history the US left has aroused anger from the powerful, who have sought to silence them. This presentation will cover the history of law enforcement surveillance of political activism, the legacy of McCarthyism, and just how much has and hasn’t changed today.  It will be presented by Chip Gibbons. Chip is a journalist who has written about civil liberties and social movements, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective, for Jacobin and The Nation. He is also Policy & Legislative Counsel for Defending Rights & Dissent, an organization founded by victims of the House Un-American Activities Committee that works to protect the right to engage in political expression. Go to

39] – On Tues., Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, Profs & Pints will host Christianity and Climate Change at La Pop DC, 1847 Columbia Road NW, WDC 20009.  Tickets are at Beth Norcross, adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary and founding director of the Center for Spirituality in Nature, will speak. In a seminal 1967 article, “The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis,” the prominent American historian Lynn White Jr. seemed to lay much of the blame for environmental destruction on the tenets of Christianity, which he called “the most anthropocentric religion the world has seen.”

Just over 50 years later, the environmental stakes have risen as we gradually come to grips with the enormity of the impacts of a changing climate on ecological systems and on humans and non-humans alike. Much of Christianity, from evangelical to progressive, is slowly waking up to the theological and social justice implications of the unraveling of our planetary systems.   Advance tickets are $12, at the door $15, and save $2 with a student ID. See

40] – On Tues., Nov. 27 from 7 to 8 PM, hear from Bernie Sanders talking about his book “Where We Go From Here, “ hosted by GW Events [and Politics and Prose Bookstore], 730 21st St. NW, WDC.  Tickets are at Senator Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an ending. In WHERE WE GO FROM HERE: Two Years in the Resistance, New York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders chronicles the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump’s agenda and for a government that works for all. The good news is progressive voices are making significant strides. WHERE WE GO FROM HERE shows how citizens all across America are standing up to the Trump government.  This event will include neither a public signing nor a pre-signed book. Go to

41]On Tues., Nov. 27 from 7 to 8 PM, Neera Tanden speaks with Dr. DeRionne Pollard, hosted by Montgomery College, Science West 301, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville 20850. Tickets are at Tanden is president and CEO of the Center for American Progress (CAP), the largest progressive think tank in the United States. At CAP, Ms. Tanden is focused on building a domestic agenda that is inclusive of all Americans and expands opportunity. CAP's attention to the accessibility of post-secondary education as well as high quality K-12, embodies a focus on inclusion. The Center is also engaged in progressive dialogues about race and ethnicity, gender, and sexuality and their implications for equity across the nation. The Centre closely follows the evolution of these issues in political thought and action and encourages open, public dialogue about them. 

Before joining CAP, she worked as a key member of the health reform team of former President Barack Obama, where she helped to develop and pass the Affordable Care Act. She also managed all domestic policy initiatives during Obama's first presidential campaign and has served in several leadership roles for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She has written extensively on policy issues for The New Republic, and appears regularly on television as a political commentator. Call the President's Office at 240-567-5267 or visit  Look at

42] – On Wed., Nov. 28 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, hear about Unpacking Racial Inequity, hosted by ASAP at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis 21401.  Racism is a fierce, ever-present, challenging force, one which has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of U.S. history. To understand racism and effectively begin dismantling it requires an equally fierce, consistent, and committed effort. Please join Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families and Anne Arundel Women Giving Together for this FREE event.  Register here:  Visit

43] – On Wed., Nov. 28 at noon and every Wednesday until Feb. 6, 2019, get food at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. This is hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

44] –  On Wed., Nov. 28 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, come to the ICAS Fall Symposium Special which Richard Haass will address on the subject of the State of The Korean Peninsula Issues: Prognosis and US National Security in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Capitol Hill, 2200 Rayburn House Office Building, WDC 20515.  Dr. Haass is in his sixteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher and educational institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.  In 2013, Richard served as the chair of the multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. For his efforts to promote peace and conflict resolution, Richard received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award.  See or

45] – On Wed., Nov. 21 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

46] –On Wed., Nov. 28 from noon to 1:30 PM, understand How China “Reeducates” the Uyghurs and Why You Should Be Alarmed, hosted by The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Tickets are at The Uyghurs, a Turkic Muslim people who primarily live in Xinjiang, a northwestern region in China, have long suffered the repressive regime of the Chinese Communist Party. Since early 2017, however, a new wave of repression began, as Chinese authorities initiated a comprehensive “reeducation” program involving state propaganda, mass surveillance, and the internment of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in concentration camps. Using the handful of violent extremists among Uyghurs as a pretext, the Beijing government, as observed by international media and human rights organizations, has embarked on a crusade to erase the identity, religion, culture, and language of a minority.

This story is a major human rights crisis in itself, yet it also signals a broader threat to freedom in other parts of the world. In Xinjiang, Chinese authorities are testing their new products for social control, such as drones disguised as birds to surveil citizens and state-issued tracking devices on human bodies. This cutting-edge totalitarianism can easily be exported to other regimes around the world that are eager to spy on their citizens and persecute their dissidents. REGISTER at If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online at and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. See

47] – On Wed., Nov. 28 from 7 to 8 PM, check out History Hour at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Rd., Sandy Spring 20860.  Tickets are at This lecture series for history aficionados will feature local historian, educators, and more as they share their knowledge of local and regional history. November's lecture by Ralph Buglass will highlight Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's early victories against school segregation in Montgomery County. Light refreshments will be provided. See

48] – On Wed., Nov. 28 from 7 to 9 PM be at Writers LIVE: Antero Pietila, “The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins,” hosted by The Ivy Bookshop at The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. The stand-alone volume chronicles Baltimore's history from the times of Johns Hopkins, the man, and how the institutions he created impacted the city, particularly the hospital and the medical school. Hopkins did not live to see their opening; yet men at their helm created the racial geography of Baltimore as we know it. Antero Pietila worked at The Sun for 35 years as a local reporter, correspondent in South Africa and the Soviet Union, and as a member of the editorial board. Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.  Go to

49] – On Wed., Nov. 28 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about Money in Politics in Virginia, hosted by People Demanding Action at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. There is growing public awareness and concern about the corrosive effects of corporate money on American politics and democracy. Virginia is one of the few states in America that allows powerful corporations and other wealthy donors to make unrestricted campaign contributions to candidates for the General Assembly. It is past time to declare that the Commonwealth of Virginia is no longer for sale to the highest bidder. Every member of the General Assembly will be up for election in 2019, and the flood of corporate money has already begun flowing into campaign accounts.  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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