Friday, March 8, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 8 - 9, 2019

45] Make a donation to Food Rescue Baltimore – March 8 & 9
46] Breaking the Silence – March 8
47] Stop Subsidizing Pollution – March 8
48] WIB peace vigils – Mar. 8
49] White House vigil -- Mar. 8
50] Protest at the Saudi embassy – March 8
51] We Were There – March 8
52] Anti-War Speak Out – March 8
53] Black Lives Matter – March 8
55] Film EATING ANIMALS -- Mar. 8
56] White Supremacy – Mar. 8
57] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 8
58] Vigil to End the Nuclear Danger – March 9
59] Peace Vigil – March 9
60] Volunteer to organize with ANSWER – March 9
61] Protest Mano Swartz Furs – Mar. 9
62] Come to a former CCC WWII Conscientious Objectors Camp -- Mar. 9
63] Computer Literacy classes for immigrant women – Mar. 9
64] Housing & the Comprehensive Plan – Mar. 9
65] In the Name of the People – Mar. 9
66] Kings Bay Plowshares are hiring
67] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
68] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
69] Do you need any book shelves?
70] Join the Global Zero campaign
71] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
45] – On Fri., Mar. 8 you can make a donation at  Food Rescue Baltimore currently recovers and redistributes over 5,000 lbs. of food across nine different struggling Baltimore neighborhoods per week. With every dollar of your support, the group is able to provide a full week's worth of groceries to one struggling Baltimore resident.  On Sat., March 9, the director Matthew Burke will be competing in the Bel Monte 50 -- a 52.4 mile endurance run in the mountains of Northern VA -- in order to raise awareness and funds for Food Rescue.  A contribution of $52 (a dollar per mile) can help bring food security to a struggling individual for an entire year. See

46] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from  10 AM  to noon, come to Forum Breaking the Silence, hosted by DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, 2000 14th St. NW,  2nd Floor, WDC 20009.  “Breaking the Silence, Being a Latina in the District of Columbia” aims to address the challenges of being a Latina in the District of Columbia, raise awareness, and propose solutions to overcome those challenges. See

47] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, speak out to Stop Subsidizing Pollution, hosted by Clean Water Action Maryland at the Miller Senate Office Building, 1 West Wing, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401.  Burning trash is not clean energy - but Maryland subsidizes it as though it were. The BRESCO trash incinerator in Baltimore City and Covanta incinerator in Montgomery County receive millions of dollars in state subsidies every year, subsidies that should go toward real climate solutions like wind and solar. The House Economic Matters Committee will hold its public hearing on House Bill 961: part of a bipartisan initiative to remove trash incineration from the Tier 1 classification of the Renewable Portfolio Standard and take away its subsidies. Speak out in Annapolis to tell the House of Delegates: no more cash for burning trash! Rides will be available from Baltimore — sign up here to join a carpool or to offer a ride: See

48] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to:

49] – On Fri.,  Mar. 8 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, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

50] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from  noon to 1 PM, there is an International Women's Day Protest at Saudi Embassy, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace, 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Protest against the detainment of Saudi women's rights activists.  Honor these women who have challenged the repressive policies of Saudi Arabia and demand for their immediate release! Go to

51] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from 3 to 5 PM, hear We Were There, hosted by Labor Heritage Foundation at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, WDC 20006.  This is a multi-media women's labor history project featuring voices, songs and projected images depicting our sisters' struggles from abolitionist Sojourner Truth, fighting for women's rights to Dolores Huerta fighting on behalf of the farmworkers of today. Go to

52] –The Philly Anti-War Reach-Out takes place at the 30th Street Train Station, the corner of 30th & Market Sts., Philadelphia 19104, on Fri., March 8 from 4 to 5 PM. There will be banners, signs and leaflets. Reach-Out to people because only we can stop endless war and the drone war command center in Horsham.  Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the  violence and militarism of the these deadly times  epitomized in the U.S. record high Pentagon budget, more  nuclear weapons in the hands of Commander-in-Chief Trump, and his plan to set up a new separate STAR FORCE command in space (i.e. to assure U.S. military dominance in the militarization of space),  Reach-out to people, our neighbors, as they head home, some to homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, and Horsham – home to the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station and in King of Prussia, Lockheed Martin, #1 war profiteer from drone to nuclear warfare.  Reach the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or These 2nd Friday of the month  ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station corner at 30th & Market Sts and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side.

53] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Mar. 8. Black Lives Matter.  

54] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from 5 to 7:30 PM, get involved with The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting at Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW, WDC 20005.  Tickets are at  See the DC Premiere of THE BATTLE FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING at the DC Independent Film Festival, along with the feature, THE FEMINIST. After the films there will be will be a panel discussion with Cynthia Terrell (RepresentWomen), Rob Richie (FairVote) and the filmmakers, followed by a celebration of Women in Film with WIFV! Get over to

55] – On Fri., Mar. 8 from  6 PM  to 8 PM, seethe film EATING ANIMALS, hosted by The Humane League – DC at JHU, Wolman Theatre, 3339 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-3223. CARE (Compassion, Awareness, Responsible, Eating) at Johns Hopkins University is hosting the screening of a film which raises awareness of factory farming. Vegan snacks will be provided!  See

56] – Hear about White Supremacy and Sacred Disobedience in Charlottesville with Eric Martin on Fri., March 8 at 7:30 PM at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC. 20010.  In response to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, the local clergy worked with Anarchist People of Color, Black Lives Matter, and other local groups to witness against white supremacist ideology and block the event from occurring. This talk will be one angle of the ongoing story of people of faith leading and following the leadership of others as the town confronts racist individuals and systems, from the lead-up to the rally through the present.

When the University of Virginia's library gave a private study space to Jason Kessler, who organized the violent rally and led a mob onto campus that beat students and faculty with flaming torches, Eric occupied his space and read a book. He was arrested, banned from campus, ordered to deliver all his library books to the police department, and received a thirty-day suspended sentence with two years of probation. He is currently appealing and a jury trial is set for April 29.

Eric is a graduate student at Fordham University and co-editor of The Berrigan Letters, Orbis Books, 2016. He is an aspiring Catholic Worker and lives with the Charis community in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649, See this link to an article about Eric Martin's arrest at UVA:

57] – 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 on Mar. 8. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

58] –The Vigil to End the Nuclear Danger, hosted by Consistent Life, will be on Sat., March 9 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500.  Invite other people and groups who might be interested in participating or co-sponsoring.  There is increasingly ominous news from the recent collapse of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty to the Trump administration's pursuing new "low-yield" nuclear weapons, which sadly makes the witness more necessary than ever. The United States and Russia’s recent decisions to abandon the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty has dramatically increased the likelihood of a new arms race. This approaching arms race, together with the new US-Russian Cold War, rising US-China tensions, and unresolved conflicts with North Korea and Iran, makes nuclear war a real danger today. In the face of this growing global danger, reject nuclear weapons and the catastrophe they threaten.

The new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, signed and ratified by over 20 nations to date, provides a perfect opportunity to renew work against the mortal threat to humanity nuclear weapons pose. Peace activists everywhere should join together in this common work. Support the efforts of peace activists such as the Kings Bay Plowshares and the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).  Go to

59] – 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

60] – On Sat., March 16, thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war. On Sat., Mar. 8, International Women’s Day, from noon to 3:30 PM, come to the Answer Coalition, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001 and join volunteers who will take to the streets to spread the word about the rally and march. Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Green/Yellow Lines). Meet other local volunteers and activists, and organize to help build the crucially important Hands Off Venezuela National March on D.C. into a success! See

61] -- On Sat., Mar. 9 from noon to 2 PM, protest the evil fur trade @ Mano Swartz Furs, 10801 Falls Rd., Lutherville 21093, hosted by Stand Up For Liberation. Innocent animals are trapped, anally electrocuted and skinned. Join us to protest the evil fur industry. Be their voice. See

62] – Come to a former CCC WWII Conscientious Objectors Camp and hike and learn on Sat., Mar. 9 at 1 to 2:30 PM or Sat., Mar. 30 at 1 to 2:30 PM at Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon Area, Shelter 1, Elkridge, MD.  Learn about Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and the very first WWII Conscientious Objectors Camp in the country. Walk where these industrious workers once lived and worked, explore the Ridge and Valley View Trails. This walk will be moderate in difficulty. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This program is in partnership with Patapsco Heritage and Greenway. Check out

63] –  Beginning on Sat., Mar. 9 from 1 to 4 PM, the Immigration Outreach Service Center will hold its second cohort of Computer Literacy classes for immigrant women. This is a great opportunity for women with some English skills to learn how to use a computer and how to search for jobs online.  Classes will be held at the St. Matthew Rectory, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239 for three hours every Saturday through May 11th, with the exception of Easter weekend, April 20th. Email or call 410-323-8564.

64] – On Sat., Mar. 9 from 1:30 to 4 PM, get over to Housing & the Comprehensive Plan, hosted by DC Grassroots Planning Coalition at First Baptist Church, 712 Randolph St. NW, WDC 20011-5911. This is two blocks north on New Hampshire from the Petworth Metro.  This will deal with how to achieve deeply, permanently affordable housing for families by strengthening and enforcing DC's Comprehensive Plan. Defend DC's public housing, which is at-risk of privatization. RSVP to Parisa at Empower DC, or (202) 234-9119 x 100.  See

65] – On Sat., Mar. 9 from 7 to 9 PM, the Liaisons Collective presents "In the Name of the People" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  In the Name of the People is an analysis and reflection on the global populist surge, written from the local forms it takes in the places we inhabit: the United States, Catalonia, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Quebec, Russia, and Ukraine. The upheaval and polarizations caused by populist policies around the world indicates above all the urgency to develop a series of planetary revolutionary interpretations, and to make the necessary connections in order to understand and act in the world.

Populism has now become familiar as a global phenomenon: from the eruptions of the far right in the West to the populist capture of the movement of the squares—Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain, the Five Star Movement in Italy, or Our Revolution in the United States—to the electoral victories of Rodrigo Duterte, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and Brexit, all alongside large populist gains in every European country. While disparate in many ways, these dynamics all share an appeal to combat the rule and sensibility of the elites, with the help of a figure that can channel the affective energies of discontent through operations of identification and exclusion. And yet, from the Narodniki to the Black Panthers and Zapatistas, to the emancipatory political movements which expressed themselves as the authentic people—Nuit Debout, the 99%, the indignados—history reminds us of revolutionary populisms.

More than a collective, less than a world, Liaisons is an inclination, a tangent, a crossroads of confrontations, encounters, and links, with authors from the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Quebec, Russia, and Spain. Liaisons is born from a need to share connections, experiences, ideas, and strategies; to refine what is common in our perceptions of the age; and to share a language with friends, from Seoul to Moscow, and from Atlanta to Barcelona. More than ever, today's crises take on a transnational scope: from the repercussions of wars that take place at the most local and global of scales, to the real-time global administration of the algorithms which make up our lives it is evident that today's political configurations and tendencies cross borders just as much as migrants and pipelines. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to See

66] – The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 are looking for a SHORT-TERM PAID ORGANIZER.  Go to or contact Sarah Cool at 404.449.7893.

67] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and Venezuela. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

68] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

69] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

70] -- 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.

71] – 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: mobuszewski2001 [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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