Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 3 - 4, 2019

32] Protest NATO – April 3 & 4
33] Non-Proliferation Policy towards Pakistan – April 3
34] Peace Festival – April 3 & 4
35] Poland, Hungary and the European Union – April 3
36] Navigating the New Middle East – April 3
37] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – April 3
38] JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War – April 3
39] How Public Funding of Elections Saves Taxpayers – April 3
40] Occupation Free D.C. Meeting – April 3
41] Burglary of the Media, PA, FBI Office – April 3
42] Project Puerto Rico – April 3
43] Students for Justice in Palestine – April 3
44] Ceasefire Meeting – April 3
32] - The foreign ministers of the NATO nations are meeting at the State Department on Thurs., April 4.  On Wed., April 3 Bring No to NATO and Yes to Peace posters and meet from 8 to 9 AM at the Shepherd Statue at 13th & Pennsylvania Ave. in Freedom Plaza. Luci Murphy and Ben Grosscup will perform. Walk 12 blocks to rally from 10 to 11 AM at the Peace Monument near the U.S. Capitol where the head of NATO will be addressing a joint session at 11 AM. Afterward, walk up 1st St. to Louisiana Ave. to the Union Station Metro. Take the Red Line toward Shady Grove. Transfer to the Green Line at Gallery Place – to the Columbia Heights Station. Walk to St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW for the Peace Festival from Noon to 10 PM. Events for the visit to the State Department will be planned.

On Thurs., April 4 gather at 8 AM at the Albert Einstein Memorial, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, near where the NATO foreign ministers will be meeting. At 9:30 AM, walk to the MLK Memorial for a rally at 10 AM. Email

33] -- On Wed., April 3 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, come to the International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 6th Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004-3027 to hear the discussion, The Blind Eye: U.S. Non-Proliferation Policy towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton.  It can be disputed that non-proliferation has remained high on the foreign policy agenda. Has the US been seriously committed to ensuring non-proliferation or has it made compromises pursuant to other strategic objectives along the way while maintaining a façade?  The Blind Eye is a scholarly endeavor to answer the above question. Using declassified documents from the US Archives, this book discusses the US non-proliferation policy towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton. Bringing new knowledge to the fore, this book argues that the US, contrary to its claims, made trade-offs between non-proliferation and other foreign policy goals viz Pakistan. Consequently, the non-proliferation policy that the US developed during the five administrations from 1974-2001 demonstrates Washington’s lack of commitment to its non-proliferation enforcement agenda towards Islamabad. The speakers are Dr. Rabia Akhtar, an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department in the School of Integrated Social Sciences at University of Lahore, Pakistan, and Hannah E. Haegeland, a Research Analyst in the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program working on nuclear security, crisis escalation and management, and regional politics, and Dr. William Burr, a senior analyst at the National Security Archive. RSVP at

34] -- On Wed., April 3 from noon to 10 PM at St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC. 20010, come to a Peace Festival.  It will include a Say No to War and Militarism tour of the war mongers in Congress with CODEPINK led by Paki; a Screen Printing for Justice Workshop and Nonviolent Action Prep with Nadine Bloch of Beautiful Trouble (munch on vegan snacks, make art, and plan for the April 4 protest. Enjoy some comedy, as well as a concert. On Thurs., April 4 there will be a procession from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to a rally at Freedom Plaza, and a nonviolent demonstrations outside the NATO meeting. That evening from 7 to 9 PM, get with the Black Alliance for Peace program at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE, WDC.  The program is entitled “No Compromise, No Retreat in the Fight to End Militarism and War.” Visit

35] – On Wed., April 3 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM at the Rome Building, conference room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036, hear about Poland, Hungary and the European Union by Professor Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University. See

36] – On Wed., April 3 from 1 to 2 PM, catch the Panel Discussion: Navigating the New Middle East, hosted by the Institute for Middle East Studies at GWU, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Room 602, WDC. Tickets are The panel discussion will dwell on the difficulties facing academics conducting fieldwork in the Middle East.  See

37] – On Wed., April 3 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

38] – On Wed., Apr. 3 from 4:30 to 6 PM, hear from author Bruce Riedel "JFK's Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War," hosted by The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, WDC 20036.  This event is a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series by Founder and Moderator Patricia Schouker, IWP Alumna.  The Cuban Missile Crisis defined the presidency of John F. Kennedy. But during the same week that the world stood transfixed by the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Kennedy was also consumed by a war that has escaped history's attention, yet still significantly reverberates today: the Sino-Indian conflict. As well-armed troops from the People's Republic of China surged into Indian-held territory in October 1962, Kennedy ordered an emergency airlift of supplies to the Indian army. He engaged in diplomatic talks that kept the neighboring Pakistanis out of the fighting. The conflict came to an end with a unilateral Chinese cease-fire, relieving Kennedy of a decision to intervene militarily in support of India. Bruce Riedel, a CIA and National Security Council veteran, provides the first full narrative of this crisis, which played out during the tense negotiations with Moscow over Cuba. He also describes another, nearly forgotten episode of U.S. espionage during the war between India and China: secret U.S. support of Tibetan opposition to Chinese occupation of Tibet. He details how the United States, beginning in 1957, trained and parachuted Tibetan guerrillas into Tibet to fight Chinese military forces. The United States did not abandon this covert support until relations were normalized with China in the 1970s. Riedel tells this story of war, diplomacy, and covert action with authority and perspective. He draws on newly declassified letters between Kennedy and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru, along with the diaries and memoirs of key players and other sources, to make this the definitive account of JFK's forgotten crisis. This is, Riedel writes, Kennedy's finest hour as you have never read it before.
Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency, including postings overseas.  See

39] – How Public Funding of Elections Saves Taxpayers is to be discussed on Wed., April 3 at 6 PM at Busboys & Poets,  450 K St. NW, WDC 20001, hosted by the Green Party National Women's Caucus.  Go to Help expand HR1 to an even stronger stance for democracy. Why pay more in taxes when you can get more from them to help yourself and yours?  Join Greens from around the country during the Greens National Lobby week for this exciting event!  See lobby week event at

40] – The Occupation Free D.C. Meeting hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro is on Wed., April 3 at 7 PM, Wed., April 24 at 7 PM, and Wed., May 15 at 7 PM. RSVP at, and receive the address of each meeting. Come to our meeting to learn how to help us build power for our campaign to end DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) participation in US-Israel police exchanges. Visit

41] – On Wed., April 3 at 7 PM, catch a panel on How the 1971 Burglary of the Media, PA, FBI Office Changed History with burglary participants—Keith Forsyth, antiwar activist and burglar, auto worker, optical engineer and jazz guitarist, Bonnie Raines, anti-war activist and burglar, civil rights activist and advocate for the needs of children, & Betty Medsger, former Washington Post reporter, professor of journalism, and author of “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI” at McCabe Library Atrium, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

42] – On Wed., April 3 from 7 to 9 PM, react to Project Puerto Rico, hosted by Luna Jiménez Institute for Social Transformation at the National Education Association, 1201 16th St., WDC. Tickets are at On September 21, 2017, a devastating hurricane hit the islands of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria brought not only high winds, rain, and extensive damage, but in the days and months that have followed, this natural disaster exposed an unnatural one: the long-term and on-going effects of Puerto Rico’s political and economic status.  The death of 2,975 Puerto Ricans* is the result of climate change, colonization and capitalism. Join in at

43] – On Wed., April 3 from 6 to 8 PM, catch The Truth about BDS: A Paneled Discussion, hosted by Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine, in White Gravenor 202, with two experts on BDS who have extensive experience about the movement and what it really represents. They are Taher Herzallah and Moath Elhady. Falafel Inc. will be served! Catch up with

44] – On Wed., April 3 from 6 to 7:30 PM, attend a Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting - EAST, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365, 1731 E Chase St., Baltimore 21213-3133.  Join us at the East Baltimore Community Action Partnership location for Baltimore Ceasefire information, to pick up flyers and posters, and to network with your community.

45] – Come to a PRISONER LETTER WRITING NIGHT: CHELSEA MANNING AND THE VAUGHN 17 on Wed., April 3 at 6:30 PM. Chelsea Manning is in solitary confinement for her refusal to testify before a grand jury, and the Vaughn 17 are facing repression after a 2017 Delaware prison uprising. Write letters of support and solidarity at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to

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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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