Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Baltimore ActivistAlert -- July 3 - 5, 2019

34] Community farm volunteer day – July 3
35] Maryland 2000 – July 3
36] Abigail Adams & Thomas Jefferson – July 3
37] Food Rescue – July 3
38] School of Food and Food Rescue – July 3
39] Julian Assange Birthday Protest USA – July 3
40] Cube of Truth – July 3
41] Interdependence Day at the NSA – July 4
42] Red, White & Zoo! – July 4
43] Declare Your Independence from Drone Warfare – July 4
44] What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?  – July 4
45] Baby Trump at the Mall – July 4
46] Protest Trump – July 4
47] Stop the Raids Protest – July 5
48] Food Rescue July 5
49] White House vigil– July 5
50] WIB peace vigils – July 5
34] – On Wed., July 3 from 8 AM to 1 PM, get over to a community farm volunteer day!  The Community Ecology Institute purchased the farm and needs lots of help to get it up and running! Please come out with gloves, sturdy shoes, lots of water, sun protection and snacks and work on weeding, watering, removing rocks, etc. If you are up for some bigger projects, hold off as the first thing is to get all of the key food fields up and growing! Go to

35] – Maryland 2,000 is hosted by the Animal Welfare League Queen Anne's County starting on Wed., July 3 at midnight through Thurs., July 4 at noon. Get tickets at  There’s no better time to find your feline bestie than right meow! The third annual Maryland 2,000 is back and the hope is to find homes for more than 2,000 cats and kittens in shelters across Maryland this July. Stop by any one of the 21 participating shelters listed at to find a cat or kitten that is just right for you and your family. Normal adoption procedures apply, but cat and kitten adoption fees are waived!   Sponsored by the Cat Hospital at Towson, Maryland 2,000 adopters will receive a certificate for a free wellness exam for their new cat or kitten at one of our participating veterinary clinics. Find your nearest veterinary practice at  Look at

36] – On Wed., July 3 from noon to 1 PM, check out the Friendship and Politics of Abigail Adams & Thomas Jefferson, hosted by the US National Archives, WDC 20004.  You can also watch on YouTube: Thomas Jefferson (Steven Edenbo) and Abigail Adams (Kim Hanley) will engage in a spirited discussion of their often conflicting views on the events that surrounded the struggle for American independence and the establishment of the United States under the Constitution.  Topics of debate will include women’s rights, Shays' Rebellion, sedition, immigration, Presidential powers, Supreme Court appointments, and other issues introduced by audience members during periodic Q&A sessions. This is presented in collaboration with American Historical Theatre (  Look at

37] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., July 3 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

38] – On Wed., July 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

39] – On Wed., July 3 from 4 to 8 PM, join a Julian Assange Birthday Protest USA, hosted by Yellow Vest USA on the National Mall, WDC 20817.  Global protests are being held on this day is support of Julian Assange on his birthday. As the founder of WikiLeaks he took immense risks to put the truth in the public eye. Currently in prison unjustly, his arrest symbolizes a bleak future for us all if he is not freed. As long as he remains jailed, so too does the notion of a free press. If we can come together for this cause we can demand not only his freedom but ours too.  Visit

40]  – On Wed., July 3 from 6 to 8 PM, check out the Cube of Truth, hosted by Anonymous for the Voiceless at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500. If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group  The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; and attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.  Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following: Media Player: or Footage: See

41] –   Consider joining us for our annual Interdependence Day Demo at the National Security Agency, located at Fort Meade, Maryland.  We will be leaving Baltimore at 9:15 AM for a 10 AM to 11 AM demo against the NSA’s illegal and unconstitutional behavior.  Generally on the Fourth of July, besides the demo, we would do a picnic.  However, after the demo at the NSA, some of us will head to D.C. to join CODEPINK for the Trump is a Big Baby July 4 Festival with the Baby Trump Blimp from 2 to 6 PM on Thursday, July 4 at the Northwest corner of the National Mall at 17th street, Washington, D.C.  So instead of a July 4 picnic, some of us will dine in D.C.  The evening picnic will instead take place on Saturday, July 6.  For details about the demo at the NSA, the festival in D.C. and the July 6 picnic, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

42] – On Thurs., July 4 from 10 AM to 4 PM, get with Red, White & Zoo! This event is hosted by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore 21217.  Come to the Zoo for a day of special animal enrichment! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive special Fourth of July treats, including “fishsicles” and papier maché toys, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities. This event is FREE with Zoo admission or membership. See more at Check out

43] – On Thurs., July 4 at 10:30 AM., Declare Your Independence from Drone Warfare to Nuclear Weapons and the threat of nuclear war. 'STAND-OUT' with large banners and signs, or bang a drum. 'REACH-OUT' with messages of hope, fun, justice, and peace.  This will take place during Philadelphia Old City Independence Day Parade as floats and thousands of people pass.  Gather between 10 and 10:30 AM in front of the Federal Courthouse Building, 601 Market St. See or call 484-574-1148.

44] – On Thurs., July 4 from 11 AM to noon, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?  The question is hosted by Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W St. SE, WDC 20020. Frederick Douglass famously posed this question to an audience in Rochester, New York, in 1852. In his speech, Douglass pointed out the bitter irony of celebrating freedom in a nation that still allowed slavery to exist. Come to hear a professional actor portray Frederick Douglass and deliver excerpts from his famous speech. The program will take place from the front porch of Cedar Hill, Douglass's historic home in Anacostia.  Seating will be available, but may be limited. The program will be outdoors. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and water bottles. Free parking is available on-site.  Abbreviated tours of the home will be offered to event attendees.  Check out

45] – Please join CODEPINK in protest, as it celebrates freedom of speech on the 4th of July! Have permit, will fly the Baby Trump blimp on July 4 while Donald Trump gives his "A Salute to America" address at the Lincoln Memorial. Gather from 2 to 6 PM on the National Mall on the Northwest side of the Washington Monument at 17th Street. Trump's America has been one of putting children in cages, dangerous instigation towards war with Iran, banning refugees and immigrants, aligning with the murderous Saudi regime, supporting Israel's occupation of Palestinian land, and spreading hate and racism. On the 4th of July, Trump plans to bring those sentiments to what has traditionally been a nonpartisan holiday in D.C. Enter at 15th and Madison NW (closest Metro is Smithsonian) or 17th and Constitution NW (closest Metro is Federal Triangle).  Email

This will be an anti-imperialist festival, complete with a Trump impersonator contest, a dance party, and much more. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to pull it off. Volunteer for one or more two hour shift from 10 AM to 8 PM. Sign up at

46] – On Thurs., July 4 from 3 to 10 PM, Protest Trump, hosted by Fire Trumps Works at the Lincoln Memorial, The National Mall, WDC 20024. Trump has taken over the Independence Day celebrations at the National Mall in Washington. All indications are that he will try to convert this traditionally non-political celebration of America into a partisan event focused on himself.  This is outrageous. Voice dissent at Trump, his policies, and his lawless assault on our Constitution.  Arrive early to claim a spot as close as possible to where Trump will be speaking. Pack a picnic, bring your friends, relax, and enjoy the day. But when Trump starts speaking, let him, the media, and the world know what you think of his lawless assault on our Constitution. Then enjoy the fireworks.  See

47] – On Fri.,  July 5 from 11 AM to 2 PM, get over to the Stop the Raids Protest, hosted by CASA and Center for Popular Democracy at Benjamin Banneker Park, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, WDC 20024.  After gathering at Benjamin Banneker Park, march to ICE headquarters on behalf of families that are being and/or have been separated.  ICE has been terrorizing our community members for too long; creating a culture of fear and instability. Families should not live under constant fear of being separated.  Go to

48] – On Fri., July 5 from noon to 1 PM, Fridays at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, are by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

49] –   On Fri.,  July 5 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] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., July 5 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.  Use the purple circulator line.  Enjoy an AFTER VIGIL LUNCH at the Inner Harbor.  Bring Your Own Sandwich or stop by one of the food trucks in the McKeldin Square.

  Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking available. Vigil at noon. Lunch in the Greenway Room is at 1 PM. If there's a storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne:  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email

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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