Monday, May 20, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 20 -- 22, 2019

36] World Bee Day – May 20
37] Animal Adoption Event – May 21
38] Stop a war with Iran and dump John Bolton.  – May 21
39] How To Make The Community Safer – May 21
40] Peace Talks – May 21
41] Film TO MY FATHER – May 21
42] PMD Montgomery Member Meeting – May 21
43] Food Rescue – May 22
44] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – May 22
45] Rule of Law – May 22
36] – As the biggest supermarket chain in the US, Kroger has a responsibility to protect bees by removing pesticides from its products.  On World Bee Day, May 20, make sure Kroger executives hear loud and clear that consumers don’t want food sprayed with toxic pesticides linked to cancer, brain disorders, and bee Armageddon.

37] –   On Tues., May 21 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, get with the Animal Adoption Event by visiting the Cuddle Shuttle, hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library and Baltimore County Animal Services.  It will be at the Arbutus Branch Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Rd, Arbutus 21227.  Meet adoptable animals, learn about its spay and neuter services and pick up other useful information.  Look at

38] – There are multiple protests on Tues., May 21 to stop a war with Iran and get rid of Warhawk John Bolton.  Trump and his warhawk advisers are beating the drums for war with Iran and have called for the “official end of Iran.” Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Acting Secretary of War Patrick Shanahan will brief the entire House at 1:30 PM and the entire Senate at 2:45 PM on the administration’s plans for Iran. Join CODEPINK to talk to Representatives and Senators on their way to the briefing to heed any calls for war with Iran. Make sure that they are cosponsors of H.2354 and S.1039 to prevent an unconstitutional war with Iran.  At 12:30 PM, meet at New Jersey Ave. and Independence St. SE, an intersection across from the Capitol building. At 2:15 PM, tell the Senate no war with Iran.  Meet inside the Hart Senate building basement floor where the train goes to the Capitol.   RSVP at

On Tues., May 21, join a Fire Bolton Protest.  A ride will be available at 7 PM.  At 7:30 PM, be outside John Bolton’s house to give him a pink slip. #FireBolton for attempting to take the U.S. to wars in Venezuela and Iran.  Send your RSVP to Clara at for address. If you need a ride to Bolton’s house or can give a ride to people please let her know. Make sure to bring your peace with Iran and no war with Iran shirts and signs!

39] -- On Tues., May 21 from 6 to 8:30 PM, check out Real Talk Tho: How To Make The Community Safer, hosted by The Real News Network at Ida B's Table, 235 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.,,This is the 5th installment of the newsroom in the community show, Real Talk Tho.  What are the root causes of violence? How can we change the police department so the community has control?

Join a conversation that explores real solutions for the ongoing crisis of violence that continues to plague the city. Take a deep dive into confronting the often overlooked role of poverty and lack of living wage jobs in precipitating crime. How do you truly reform our troubled police department? The panelists are Brandon Scott - City Council President and Neill Franklin - 34 year law enforcement veteran, former head trainer for Baltimore Police Department.  Doors open at 6 PM, while the program starts at 7 PM. See

40] -- On Tues., May 21 from 6 to 8 PM, #PEACETALKS with Peace Direct, hosted by Eaton Workshop (Eaton DC), 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005.  Peace Direct, in partnership with Eaton DC, is hosting a series of TALKS with local peacebuilders from conflict zones around the world, along with peacebuilders local to Washington, DC. Speakers will discuss innovative and practical ways to promote a more peaceful society. They will also discuss ways in which individuals can practice building peace in their own communities.  Two heroic Somali activists will share their experiences building peace in the midst of war. A representative from the Somali diaspora will also speak.  Go to

41]  –  As part of the Baltimore Palestine Solidarity---Free Film Series, see TO MY FATHER on Tues., May 21 at 6 PM at Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Enter from a side entrance through basement.  Set partly in a refugee camp in Rafah, Gaza, this is a remarkable look back at fifty years of Palestinian and Arab history, through photographs, reportage and the voices of these photographers today.  Abdel Salam Shehada is a film director, journalist and cameraman who has been producing films and programming for over 30 years. Hailing from Gaza, Palestine he has produced & directed over 20 documentary films.  This film won the Golden Eagle award for top film in the documentary category at the Rotterdam Arab Film Festival. See a trailer:  Come early for the homemade Arabic food.  Stay after the movie for SKYPE Q&A with the director. See

42] –  On Tues., May 21 from 6:30 to 8 PM, there is a PMD Montgomery Member Meeting at the Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville 20853.  Tickets at This is the first Progressive Montgomery meeting of 2019! Discuss opportunities for progressive change, including the early stages of a campaign with the Montgomery County Education Association for racial equity and social justice in Montgomery County public schools. Light refreshments may be served, but feel free to bring your to-go dinner too! Twinbrook is the closest Metro Station to Aspen Hill Library. From there, the library website recommends taking the Ride-On Bus 26 toward Glenmont.  If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, feel free to email Montgomery County Lead Organizer at  See

43] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., May 22 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

44] – On Wed., May 22 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

45] - On Wed., May 22 from 2 to 3:30 PM, hear about What's the Point of the Rule of Law?  This event is hosted by National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F St NW, Suite 800, WDC 20004. Beginning in the 1990s, ‘rule of law’ emerged on the agendas of most Western aid donors. It was thought to be a key element in solving a host of political, economic, and social ills—from corruption and economic underdevelopment to weak political institutions and state abuse of power. Yet successful efforts to strengthen or instill the rule of law in places where it is weak or lacking have not been conspicuous. Why? Of course, the task is hard. But the typical understanding of the rule of law does not make it any easier. Moreover, the challenge today lies not merely in the difficulty of the task and the way we approach it, but also in a shifting global order. Western liberal-democratic models of development no longer have the monopoly they seemed to enjoy in the 1990s. The emergence of an alternative Chinese model, increasing skepticism about Western models, and the epidemic rise of populist and authoritarian rivals mean that the virtues of the rule of law can no longer be assumed to be self-evident. Those who support the rule of law need to be able to defend it before increasingly skeptical audiences who think they have other viable options. In his presentation, Professor Martin Krygier will critique existing ways of thinking about the rule of law and offer alternative frameworks. He will also explore how adapting our intellectual approach might improve the global community’s ability both to promote the rule of law and to defend it against the global efflorescence of populist and authoritarian enemies. Journal of Democracy Editor Marc F. Plattner will moderate the discussion.  Attendees must register through Eventbrite:  Look at

To be continued.

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"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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