Thursday, October 31, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 1 – 11, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 1 – 11, 2019

48] Get Ceasefire posters – Nov. 1
49] Tour of the Panorama Community Solar Project – Nov. 1
50] Make a Peace Rock – Nov. 1
51] Fire Drill Friday – Nov. 1
52] White House vigil – Nov. 1
53] WIB peace vigils – Nov. 1
54] 2019 George Washington Symposium – Nov. 1 – 2
55] Peace and justice vigil – Nov. 1
56] Prayer Walk – Nov. 1
57] See the film HARRIET – Nov. 1
58] "Baldwin Sent Me" – Nov. 1
59] See the film FAHRENHEIT 11/9 – Nov. 1
60] Hear Charlie King and Martin Swinger in Concert – Nov. 1
61] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 1
62] American Public Health Association Meeting – Nov. 2 - 6
63] Breakfast Club with AG Karl Racine – Nov. 2
64] Colloquium in the Korean Humanities – Nov. 2
65] Help elect a Labor Endorsed Candidate – Nov. 2
66] Dialogue on Reparations – Nov. 2
67] Annual March on White House – Nov. 2
68] Community Forum on Post-Conviction Release – Nov. 2
69] Meet Me in the Middle meeting – Nov. 2
70] Peace Vigil – Nov. 2
71] Coffee and Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore -- Nov. 2
72] CODEPINK at the White House – Nov. 2 -- 11
73] Native American Heritage Month Celebration!  – Nov. 2
74] Say NO WAR ON YEMEN! – Nov. 2
75] Animal Nutrition Tour – Nov. 2
76] We Got People – Nov. 2
77] Demand Trump/Pence Out Now -- Nov. 2
78] Two Berrigan Books still in print
79] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
80] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
81] Do you need any book shelves?
82] Join the Global Zero campaign.
83] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
48] – It is Ceasefire weekend. Posters are available at 3333 Greenmount Avenue. They can be picked up through Fri., Nov. 1st between 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

49] – Enjoy a Tour of the Panorama Community Solar Project in Ft. Washington on Fri., Nov. 1 from 9:45 to 11:30 AM, organized by Sierra Club’s Prince George's County Group.  Contact Barbara Sollner-Webb at or 301-262-8389.  Also there will be a seminar on the 6.6 MW Panorama community solar project, the first of its kind in Prince George's County and said to be the largest community solar project in the country!  Mr. Hillel Halberstam, Managing Member, SynerGen Solar, will be the guide.  Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) calls for achieving 50% renewable energy by 2030, with a 14.5% "carve out" for in-state solar energy.  Currently, solar comprises only about 5%, so much remains to be done!  Community solar allows customers who would not typically have access to solar energy (apartment dwellers, residents in forested areas, for example) to reap its benefits.  The solar project is located on a "brownfield" (a former rubble fill), and comprises 25 acres and 20,000 panels, and serves 1,200 subscribers.  

50] – On Fri., Nov. 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM, Peace Rocks which is part of the Baltimore Ceasefire weekend.  Create Peace Rocks for the Pratt Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224, Peace Garden. "Spreading messages of Peace that ripple out around the world… one thought and… one rock at a time…" Email for questions about this event.

51] – Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers and Naomi Klein's new book "On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal," Jane Fonda decided to upend her life, left her comfort zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change. As Greta said, "This is a crisis. We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is.”  So, every Friday she will host an action called — Fire Drill Friday — at 11 AM on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building, followed by a direct action.  Each Friday focus on a different aspect of the climate crisis and what needs to be done moving forward. Join CODEPINK in Washington D.C. on Fri., Nov. 1 and each following Friday through December.  On November 8, that Friday will make the connection between war and climate change.

Here’s the deal: We are living at the last possible moment in human history when we can do something about climate change or fail to do so, thereby denying hundreds of millions of people a livable future. What’s often left out of this conversation is the fact that the Pentagon pollutes the atmosphere with greenhouse gases more than 140 countries combined. We can’t address climate change without taking on U.S. militarism — join CODEPINK in Washington D.C. on Fridays with special emphasis on November 8th, where war and militarism will be the focus.  Last year, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its regular report which stated in no uncertain terms that given the worsening disasters we’re already seeing and the additional warming that is already baked in because we didn’t act 30 years ago, we do not stand a chance at changing course in time without profound, systemic economic and social change in the next 11 years. Visit

52] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

53] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Nov. 1 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 from the food trucks in 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 from noon to 1 PM. Lunch in the Bistro 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

54] – On Fri., Nov. 1 from 1:30 to 9 PM and on Sat., Nov. 2 at 8 AM, attend a 2019 George Washington Symposium at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121.  Tickets are at  This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of two important events in the history of both Virginia and the United States: the meeting of the General Assembly (the first representative governing body in America) and the arrival of the first African slaves in mainland English America.  Join leading historians and academics on November 1 and 2 for an enlightening look at the founding and earliest days of the Old Dominion. Topics include the emergence of the plantation system, slavery, religion, native cultures, the first women to arrive in the colony, and the earliest generations of the Washington family.  See

55] – There is usually a silent peace and justice 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 Nov. 1. Black Lives Matter. 

56] – On Fri., Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM, get over to a Prayer Walk to Honor Victims of Gun Violence. Met outside Shoppers, 5600 The Alameda, Baltimore 21239, and walk 3 miles to honor the lives of six victims who died in the last year along the route. This event is organized by Rev. Scott Slater, who can be contacted at

57] – On Fri., Nov. 1 at 6:15 PM, go with Harriet & Heroes of the Underground Railroad to see the film HARRIET, hosted by the Manumission Tour Company, Alexandria, VA 22314. See the film at the Potomac Yards Regal Cinema.  Prior to the film, you will have the opportunity to take photos with & engage with "Heroes of the Underground Railroad" re-enactors and hear their stories on their time on the UGR.  You will have the opportunity to add your voice to the campaign to put Harriet on the $20 bill and take away a memento from the cause!

VIEW the movie trailer here:  Go to Fri., Nov.1 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, join Ceasefire at Dinner and a Movie at the corner of Belair Road and Erdman Ave.  Come experience a world where food is shared, knowledge is grown, and violence is not part of the picture. #goodintheHood.  See

58] On Fri., Nov.1 from 7 to 8 PM, Terrance “Duke the Root” Porter will present "Baldwin Sent Me," hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse at the Baltimore Book Fair.  In the book, the authors, two Black men who love Black men, explore their own Black experience and artfully document the conversations, challenges, ideas, and resistance that exist in today's anti-Black America.  Porter is a Baltimore native and “artivist.” He is a three time winner of the DC Black Pride Mary Bowman Poetry Slam and 2018 Southern Fried Slam Champion. Check out

59] – On Fri., Nov. 1 at 7 PM, see the film FAHRENHEIT 11/9, as part of the First-Friday Free Film Screening/Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA with doors open at 6:30 PM for refreshments. Directions and more are at . Or call the Brandywine Peace Community, 484-574-1148.

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 is the Oscar winning filmmaker's film declaration of sardonic wit, guerilla theater, and biting documentary, combining laughter and tears, that asks: Why can't we just see what's going on here?.  Here, though, Moore is enraged. He paints a picture of American power, greed and hatred.  It wouldn't be Moore to hold back. Fahrenheit 11/9 doesn't.

The film's title refers back to Moore's 2004 film, Fahrenheit 9/11, about the Bush II Administration's policy of “endless war” in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Both titles refer back to the Ray Bradbury dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451.
In Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore talks Trump, but then goes well beyond and beneath Trump, to the destruction of the environment, war, health care, gun violence, rising homelessness, extreme wealth disparity, and the wholesale rip-off of the American people and their democracy. Moore is saying Trump is really a symptom of a far deeper illness in American political culture, and the only cure is the old “we-the-people” thing.

60] – On Fri., Nov.1 from 8 to 10:30 PM, hear Charlie King and Martin Swinger in Concert, hosted by The Folk Factory, 6900 Stenton Ave. (at Gorgas Lane), Philadelphia 19150.  Tickets are at  Help celebrate the Folk Factory's 30th anniversary season with a concert featuring Charlie King and Martin Swinger! Charlie is known for songs like Two Good Arms about Sacco & Vanzetti (popularized by Holly Near) and other powerful and funny songs of social and racial justice. Charlie co-founded the People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle with Pete Seeger. Martin is also a member of PMN, and is known as an activist for LGBTQIA+ rights. They are touring together this fall, and their joint enthusiasm is infectious. Come hear them!  The suggested donation is $14 to $50.  At the door, the price is half for no or low wage folks. Advance tickets can be purchased at Look at

61] – 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 Nov. 1. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

62] –  From Sat., Nov. 2 through Wed., Nov. 6, participate in the American Public Health Association Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107. Come visit PSR Philadelphia at Booth #1001. See

63] – On Sat., Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 AM, go to a Breakfast Club with AG Karl Racine, hosted by the D.C. Democratic Party at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Tickets are at  RSVP at  See

64] – The 27th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities will examine Consuming K-Pop: Soft Power, Marketization, and Cultural Appropriation on Sat., Nov. 2 from 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM at George Washington University, Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. RSVP at  Korean popular culture is arguably one of South Korea’s most impactful exports, reaching a worldwide audience of devoted fans through strategic marketization. From music, film, television, sports to food, the “Korean Wave” (Hallyu) has generated revenue and reshaped the topography of the global cultural landscape. This year's Colloquium focuses on the K-Pop industry, the contemporary style of Korean pop music that has become popular in countries ranging from the U.S. to China, Nigeria, and Chile. The speakers will examine diverse aspects of K-Pop: state-initiated efforts to employ the Korean Wave as a currency of soft power; corporate infrastructure; global fan practices that contribute to the transnational flow of popular culture; cultural appropriation; the production of idols; and the connections between K-Pop and Korean diasporic as well as other non-Korean communities.

65] – Are you a union member who wants to help get a Labor Endorsed Candidate, Derrick Mallard elected? You are needed! RSVP at On Sat., Nov. 2, meet at 9:30 AM at the IBEW, 26 - 4371 Parliament Pl # A, Lanham 20706 and then to ATU 689 member, Derrick Mallard, and why he should be elected to the Bowie City Council! Progressive Prince George’s is concerned about Local Elections and its endorsed candidates. Mallard is a bus driver and member of ATU Local 689, running on a platform to bring the wider Bowie community together into the decision-making process. He has been endorsed for election by Progressive Prince George’s and Progressive Maryland. Go to

66] – On Sat., Nov. 2 from 10 AM to 3 PM, engage in a Dialogue on Reparations, hosted by The Diocese of Maryland Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Episcopal Diocese of Maryland at The Church of St. Michael & All Angels, 2013 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218.  The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents the 2019 Trail of Souls Dialogue on Reparations. Featured speakers are Dr. Lawrence Brown, Morgan State University; The Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, president, DC Chapter, UBE; The Rev. Dr. Drew Hart, Messiah College and author of The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. Lunch is provided. Register here to attend.  See

67] – On Sat., Nov. 2 at 10 AM and Sun., Nov. 3 at 6 PM, get with the Turn Imperialist Wars Into Wars Against Imperialism: Annual March On White House, hosted by Black Is Back Coalition in Malcolm X Park, WDC 20009.  Go to or call (786) 505 9859. Visit

68] – On Sat., Nov. 2 at 11 AM at the Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., WDC 20001, join in for a Community Forum on Post-Conviction Release.  Every day, thousands of Black and Brown people are convicted, locked up in cages and suffering the collateral consequences of having a record because of a corrupt criminal legal system.  One in four people in the U.S. struggles with the residual effects of a conviction. Many who were coerced to take a bad plea deal in the first place, are now suffering from restricted access to jobs, proper childcare, and no hope of upward mobility. In partnership with Life After Release, the Center is hosting a community forum to discuss the post-conviction process as a pathway to freedom. This will be a day of delicious food, community, and discussion.  Lunch will be provided.

If you are a formerly incarcerated individual or if you have a family member that is currently incarcerated, your registration will be entered for a chance to win a cash prize at the event. Make sure to complete the follow-up survey after you register! Check out

69] On Sat., Nov. 2 at 11 AM, Communities United will hold a Meet Me in the Middle monthly public meeting at St Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St. - at the corner of Fayette and President Streets See

70] – 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

71] –   Coffee and Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore is happening at R House, 301 W. 29th St., Baltimore 21211 on Sat., Nov. 2 from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Visit Need a break from the work grind? Formal meetings aren't your style? Just want a place to talk politics and activism? Have a question about or idea for OR Baltimore? If any of these apply to you, or you just want a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning, then come join us for our fantastic monthly Coffee and Conversation with OR Baltimore.

72] –   Join CODEPINK in the movement We are rising up to remove Trump from office.  Trump's crimes against our Constitution, our democracy, our humanity, and our future make him utterly unfit to serve as president.  Impeachment is just the first step. Trump must be removed from office. And we the people need to lead the way in removing him from power.  Converge at the White House every day from Sat., Nov. 2 through Mon. Nov. 11 from noon to 6 PM to call for Trump's removal. Sign up here for important updates on this and future mobilizations #RemoveTrump. We are rising up for Trump’s removal from Sat., Nov. 2 through the 11th.  Converge at the White House.

73] – On Sat., Nov. 2 from noon to 3 PM, come to the Baltimore American Indian Center to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Celebration!   Join for a day of dancing, drumming, food and other family friendly activities.  The BAIC’s gift shop will also be open! Visit

74] – On Sat., Nov. 2 at 1 PM, gather to speak out against the role of the Port of Baltimore in the war against the people of Yemen. Another shipment of arms will leave the port heading towards the US supported Saudi war on the people of Yemen.  Say NO WAR ON YEMEN! Endorse the message The Port of Baltimore Must Stop Aiding Saudi-US War Criminals! Get over to 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore which is the address of The World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor. The Port of Baltimore is being used by a shipping company, Bahri, to supply weapons and other military material to Saudi Arabia that will be used against the people of Yemen. The illegal and immoral support for the Saudis by the United States must end! US complicity with the despot monarchies of the Gulf is causing a great humanitarian crisis of famine and starvation, disease, and the mass slaughter of the Yemeni people. Call on Maryland’s Port of Baltimore to cease the bloody complicity in this proxy war where numerous war crimes have been reported.  Contact Malachy Kilbride: / 301-283-7627.

75] – On Sat., Nov. 2 from 1 to 1:30 PM, check out Zoo Bites: Animal Nutrition Tour by The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore 21217. Tickets are at  Ever wonder what it takes to feed the more than 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles at the Zoo? Take part in an exclusive one-of-kind experience inside the Maryland Zoo’s commissary complex.   This 25-30 minute guided tour will take you through the behind-the-scenes areas where we prepare our daily animal diets, order and store the items, and discuss the important role that diets play in animal welfare. During the tour, take part in preparing a special treat for one of the animals and learn more about how the Zoo in participating in conservation and how you can help at home!  This tour has no interaction with zoo animals. See

76] –   On Sat., Nov. 2 from 3 to 4 PM, Ryan Grim presents "We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC," hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse at the Baltimore Book Fair.  Tickets are at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may seem like she came from nowhere, but the movement that propelled her to office – and to global political stardom – has been building for 30 years. We’ve Got People is the story of that movement, which first exploded into public view with the largely forgotten presidential run of the Rev. Jesse Jackson. With the party and the nation at a crossroads, this timely and original book offers new insight into how we’ve gotten where we are – and where we're headed.

Ryan Grim is The Intercept’s D.C. Bureau Chief. He edited and contributed reporting to groundbreaking investigative project on heroin treatment that not only changed federal and state laws, but shifted the culture of the recovery industry. The story, by Jason Cherkis, was a Pulitzer finalist and won a Polk Award.

He grew up in rural Maryland. He has been a staff reporter for Politico and the Washington City Paper and is a former contributor to MSNBC, and is a contributor to the Young Turks Network. Go to

77] – On Sat., Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Rise Up and Demand Trump/Pence Out Now, hosted by Refuse Fascism at Union Station, WDC.  The time has come to launch mass, sustained, nonviolent protests that come back week after week, refusing to stop until the Trump/Pence Regime has been removed from power.

The Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity. Concentration Camps on the border… environmental devastation accelerated… the danger of war, even nuclear, threatened… white supremacy rules… fascist mobs and racist mass murderers… truth and science erased… the rule of law and democratic and civil rights are stripped away… THIS IS FASCISM UNFOLDING.

Now, impeachment has begun. A momentous move, in which sharp political battle lines are drawn with high stakes. Trump himself threatens charges of treason and even invokes civil war. A virulent fascist movement sees their future bound up with the whole Trump/Pence regime. Where this ends up depends on us.

This is a moment when we – people of many different views and experience – must act together in mass, sustained, non-violent nationwide protests that continue until the Trump/Pence regime is removed from power. We began with protests in NYC and LA on October 19 that announced four more consecutive Saturdays of protests in cities and towns across the country that gather more people and momentum so that in the weeks and months that follow, the movement grows to tens and hundreds of thousands and millions. What unifies all the diverse streams of people that need to pour into the streets is the single demand: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go—Now!  Visit

78] – Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock:  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, whose Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See

79] –   The Trump Administration is again beating the war drums.  Most recently, the target is Iran.  Should the Trump administration initiate an act of war against Iran, consider joining us. It is a violation of U.S. law for the Trump Administration 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. Should a war criminal, John Bolton, convince Trump to attack either of these countries, 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 military strike against Iran or Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.   

80] -- 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

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

82] -- 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.

83] – 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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 30 - 31, 2019

32] Climate Action Coffee – Oct. 30
33] Conversation with Dr. Chris Ford – Oct. 30
34] Environmental Defenders Under Threat – Oct. 30
35] Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis – Oct. 30
36] Reclaiming Judaism From Zionism – Oct. 30
37] Screening “Ice On Fire” – Oct. 30
38] "The Intersection of Human Rights and Mental Health" – Oct. 30
39] The Sun Does Shine – Oct. 30
40] Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training – Oct. 30
41] Hear from Rabbi Arik Ascherman – Oct. 30
42] Jail Support Info Session – Oct. 30
43] YALE NEEDS WOMEN – Oct. 30
44] Biophilia – Oct. 30
45] Conversation with Sen. Van Hollen – Oct. 31
46] Food Rescue at the Pratt – Oct. 31
47] Food Rescue with Dovecote Café – Oct. 31
32] – On Wed., Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 from 7:30 AM to 9 AM, get over to Climate Action Coffee with Takoma Park Mobilization at Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012.  The Climate Action Coffee is an every-Wednesday gathering at Busboys and Poets Takoma, a cooperative production of Busboys and the Takoma Alliance for a Local Living Economy (TALLE), a working group of the Takoma Park Mobilization.

This weekly series is meant to provide an organizing workspace with action-oriented discussion circles focused on building the kinds of markets, society, food systems and resiliency that we want for our region; raising watershed and environmental justice consciousness; and following youth climate leaders in taking immediate action to reverse the dramatic disruption of our climate systems. Bring your vision and passion for reshaping our communities and local economies in the service of resiliency, racial equity, and carbon-neutrality. More info at  Visit

33] – On Wed., Oct. 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, hear A Conversation with Dr. Chris Ford, Assistant Secretary of State, at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036. Call 202.223.5956. As the Nuclear Security Summits recede into the past, it is important that the world’s leaders not forget about nuclear security. Where the Summits played a valuable role in jump-starting attention to this challenge, the global community must now do the longer-term work of making sound nuclear security into a day-to-day habit, rather than just a mere pledge.  In a world in which terrorist organizations do seek to acquire nuclear or other radioactive materials, nuclear security is far too important not to be routinized. Dr. Christopher Ford will discuss the State Department’s efforts to encourage a “new normal” that establishes healthy patterns that can and will be sustained indefinitely. Bringing this about should be the core of our collective nuclear security agenda.

Dr. Christopher Ford was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation on January 9, 2018. Before coming to ISN, Dr. Ford served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counter-proliferation at the National Security Council. Dr. Ford began his public service in 1996 as Assistant Counsel to the Intelligence Oversight Board and then served on several Congressional staffs, including the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In 2003, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Verification and Compliance (now the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance). In 2006, he was named U.S. Special Representative for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, where he was responsible for U.S. diplomacy with respect to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.  See

34] – On Wed., Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, hear about Environmental Defenders Under Threat, hosted by World Resources Institute, 10 G St. NE, WDC 20002. Tickets are at This event will bring greater awareness to the significant threats facing land and environmental defenders. The event aims to highlight the various ways defenders are coming under attack — physical attacks, being jailed, and becoming locked in costly legal battles that prevent them from carrying out their work.  Visit

35] – On Wed., Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 PM, look at Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis - Legislative Oversight, hosted by Councilmember Kristerfer Burnett at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St, Baltimore 21202.  The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of social forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. We must explore these conditions and build a comprehensive public health agenda in Baltimore City, and this is the first step towards that goal.  See

36] On Wed., Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to a Book Talk “Reclaiming Judaism From Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation.” The Talk will be at Middle East Books and More, 1902 18th St. NW, WDC 20009.  The speakers are Dr. Carolyn L. Karcher, Professor Emerita of English, American Studies and Women's Studies, Temple University, Dr. Cathy Lisa Schneider, Professor, School of International Service, American University, Emily Siegel, Program Director, Eyewitness Palestine, Charlie Wood, Activist and Lawyer, Chris Goodshall, Georgetown University Law Center, and Yael Horowitz, Educator, Tenement Museum.   Light refreshments will be served.

Today Jews face a choice. They can be loyal to the ethical imperatives at the heart of Judaism--love the stranger, pursue justice, and repair the world. Or they can give unconditional support to the state of Israel. It is a choice between Judaism as a religion and the nationalist ideology of Zionism, which is usurping that religion. In this powerful collection of personal narratives, forty Jews of diverse backgrounds tell a wide range of stories about the roads they have traveled from a Zionist world view to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build an inclusive society founded on justice, equality and peaceful coexistence. Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism will be controversial. Its contributors welcome the long overdue public debate. They want to demolish stereotypes of dissenting Jews as self-hating, traitorous and anti-Semitic. They want to introduce readers to the large and growing community of Jewish activists who have created organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow and Open Hillel. They want to strengthen alliances with progressives of all faiths. Above all, they want to nurture models of Jewish identity that replace ethnic exclusiveness with solidarity, Zionism with a Judaism once again nourished by a transcendent ethical vision. See

37] – On Wed., Oct. 30 from 6 to 9:30 PM, see “Ice On Fire,” a film by Leila Conners,  hosted by Alliance for Environmental Markets and Investments at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW, WDC 20004. You can see the D.C. Premiere for free with an RSVP. The film is produced and narrated by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director and the co-producer/director of stunning cinematography, Harun Mehmedinović.  Go to

38] –   You are invited on Wed., Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM to "The Intersection of Human Rights and Mental Health," co-sponsored by the Howard County Office of Human Rights, Police Dept., and NAMI-Howard County. RSVP at  It will take place at 6470 Dobbin Rd., Suite C, Columbia 21045.  Email

39] -- On Wed., Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get with The Sun Does Shine at Wilmington Library, 10 E. 10th St., Wilmington, DE. How can Delaware move forward with Criminal Justice Reform? This is a Book Talk and Panel Discussion with Anthony Ray Hinton.  Hinton was falsely accused and convicted of committing two murders, spending nearly 30 years on death row before he was exonerated. Visit

40] –  On Wed., Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend a Sanctuary DMV Accompaniment Training, hosted by Sanctuary DMV at the Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring 20910. REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING HERE:  Over the past two and a half years, volunteers with Sanctuary DMV's accompaniment program have supported hundreds of immigrants at their ICE check-ins, immigration court appointments, and more. The accompaniers provide moral and emotional support to immigrants going through extremely trying processes. They show solidarity, reduce the likelihood of detention with their presence, and keep relatives or lawyers informed in case of an arrest.  Sanctuary DMV is a feminist anti-imperialist group of concerned DMV community members dedicated to protecting immigrants and targeted communities. See

41] – Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Executive Director of Torat Tzedek-Torah of Justice Recipient of the Rabbi David J. Forman Memorial Fund's Human Rights Prize for 5779, is speaking about the 20th-21st century Palestinian-Israeli situation.  He will be in Baltimore on Wed., Oct. 30 at 7 PM at 6811 Campfield Road, Apartment 4A, Baltimore 21207. Enjoy light refreshments.  There is no charge to attend the event. Donations to the Rabbi's work are welcome. RSVP, as space is limited: or, Call (443) 604-2298.

   Rabbi Ascherman comes to the United States every year to speak about his work and to ask for support from those who care about human rights and oppose Israel's military occupation and annexation policies.  He will discuss his efforts to assist Palestinians in their struggle for land and justice.  See his biography at

  From the south, go West on Northern Parkway then turn right on Wabash Avenue then turn left on Patterson Avenue. Then turn right on Wildwood Parkway, which becomes Campfield Road; turn left into Circle Drive then follow signs to the right to park. The apartment is down the hill and is marked with a War is Not the Answer sign.

  From the Beltway, go west and south on I 695, then exit to the right on Route 26, turning left onto Liberty Road. Turn left on Essex Road. At dead end turn right onto Campfield Road and turn right into Circle Drive, then follow signs to the right to park.

42] – On Wed., Oct. 30 from 7 to 8 PM, get with Jail Support Info Session, hosted by Baltimore Jail Support in The Undercroft, 2629 Huntingdon Ave., Baltimore 21211.  Learn how you can support folks coming out of jail. Discuss the basic ways we provide direct service to detained people and other community members every Sunday, as well as going over some of Jail Support's history and upcoming goals. Discuss ways to help if you're available on Sundays, if you're available on other days, and other ways to support. Q&A to follow. No prior jail sitting experience required!  Look at

43] -- Join the Church of the Redeemer for its VOICES Series, and note that events start at 7 PM and will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  On Wed., Oct. 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM, hear from Anne Gardiner Perkins, author of YALE NEEDS WOMEN. In partnership with the Pratt Library’s Writers LIVE Series, The Church of the Redeemer hosts Anne Perkins. The news was so shocking that the New York Times ran it on the front page. Yale, which had banned women undergraduates for the previous 268 years, was finally going coed. The book tells for the first time the true story of the young women students who broke the gender barrier at Yale in September 1969. They came from all over the country: Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Boston, and the Bronx. Few were prepared for what they found when they arrived. Outnumbered seven-to-one because of the gender quota Yale put in place, these young pioneers, most of them just teenagers, were barred from many of the privileges their male classmates took for granted. Follow the story of five women students in particular—two black and three white—through the tumultuous early years of coeducation at Yale. Based on five years of archival research and eighty oral histories, Perkins’s unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today. Visit

44] On Wed., Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 PM, check out Biophilia: a Monthly Environmental Benefit Party! (Canton), hosted by B. Willow, 2822 O'Donnell St., Baltimore 21224.  Tickets are $25. Celebrate the first edition of Biophilia, a monthly environmental benefit party with drinks, air plant terrarium building, and fundraising for Friends of Patterson Park!  The goal of this series is to promote a societal understanding of biophilia, defined as: an innate human tendency to seek connections with nature & other forms of life. This goes hand in hand with doing our part to preserve our natural surroundings, especially for future generations.

Tickets include walk up air plant arrangements (pick 2 air plants, vessel, and decorative elements), tastings from Baltimore Spirits Co, and a $5 donation to the Friends of Patterson Park. 20% of sales will also be donated to them!  The Friends of Patterson Park is an independent 501c3 organization with a mission to ensure the park’s vitality as a treasured green space and encourage its use and appreciation by neighbors, visitors, and future generations.  See

45] -- On Thurs., Oct. 31 at 8:15 AM, be at A Conversation with Sen. Van Hollen on U.S. Defense [sic] and Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Look at

46] – There is a Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore 21231 on Thursdays from noon to 1 PM.  Food Rescue Baltimore partners with Baltimore’s esteemed Enoch Pratt Free Library at the Orleans Street Branch. Come to the library, bring a bag, and take home delicious free food. Look at

47] – On Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM, Food Rescue Baltimore is working with Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food.  See

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 27 - 29, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 27 - 29, 2019

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR   
4] Lawyers Against War
5] Tree Maintenance -- Oct. 27
6] Defending Environmental Defenders – Oct. 27
7] Not a Film Fest: Anticolonial Conversations – Oct. 27
8] Screening of “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man” – Oct. 27
9] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Oct. 28
10] Promote the ERA – Oct. 28
11] Food Rescue Oct. 28
12] Plastic Pollution Coalition -- Oct. 28
13] Food Rescue Pop Up Oct. 28
14] Running Out of Time – Oct. 28
15] Stand up for Water Justice – Oct. 28
16] Re-negotiate Baltimore City’s PILOT Agreement with Johns Hopkins Oct. 28
18] Terps for Bernie Organizing Meeting – Oct. 28
19] Book Talk: “Justice for Some” – Oct. 28
20] Transportation committee meeting Oct. 28
21] Get Money Out of Maryland – Oct. 28
22] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Oct. 29
23] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West Oct. 29
24] Key issues in economic policymaking – Oct. 29
25] Alliances at Crossroads -- Oct. 29
26] Peace Vigil -- Oct. 29
27] Protest killer drone research at JHU – Oct. 29
28] Pine cone clustering party – Oct. 29
29] Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting -- Oct. 29
30] “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future” – Oct. 29
31] A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers” – Oct. 29
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Jeff Ross, an attorney in Maryland, is interested in gathering with other lawyers to discuss ways in which the legal profession and the law generally can be conceptualized as a peace-building and war-resisting institution and redirected to these ends. Areas to explore might include: 1) ways in which this group could support with legal analysis/writing those lawyers who are representing peace-builders/war-resisters in criminal prosecutions; 2) ways in which, from a more theoretical perspective, the law might be grounded in an ethic of non-violence; and 3) ways in which law students and young lawyers might be exposed to a non-violent vision of the law. All religious, philosophical, and critical perspectives on the law are welcome. The group might want to call itself Lawyers against War. Jeff can be reached at 443-690-6872 and

5] – On Sun., Oct. 27 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get with Tree Maintenance, hosted by Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at the Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center, 12301 Dulaney Valley Rd., Phoenix 21131. Tickets are at  Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests!  Tree maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright.

Register online at  Look at

6] – On Sun., Oct. 27 at 1:30 PM, check out Defending Environmental Defenders, hosted by Malaya Movement DMV/Baltimore at Cleveland Park Public Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008. Please join Kabataan Alliance and Malaya Movement's community forum to learn about environmental justice and the situation of environmental defenders in the Philippines. The forum will feature a guest speaker and environmental defender from the Philippines Clemente "Enteng" Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment. RSVP at Learn more about Enteng Bautista: See

7] – Not a Film Fest: Anticolonial Conversations in Baltimore, hosted by Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity on Sun., Oct. 27 from 4 to 8 PM at the 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St. It explores the theme of social justice movements of the past and present that have largely been unrecognized or misrepresented. By crafting a program anchored in film, lively conversation, and debate, make clear the intimate (and sometimes problematic) connections between struggles nationally and internationally. The program includes a series of diverse events across Baltimore city that make clear the connections between liberation struggles, regardless of manufactured borders, and to inspire a conversation locally that is global and intersectional in its commitment to justice and emancipation. See Email 

8] – On Sun., Oct. 27 from 5 to 6:30 PM, see a special Film Screening of “Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man,” hosted by Struggle - La Lucha for Socialism and Socialist Unity Party at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927. Thomas Sankara is the former president of Burkina Faso. This inspiring film will commemorate the assassination of Thomas Sankara, who was known as "the African Che."  There is no charge. On Oct. 15, 1987, Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s West African revolutionary leader, was assassinated. It is interesting to note that at a time when youth have focused the world’s attention on the dire issue of climate crisis, and workers and Indigenous people in Ecuador are rising up against the International Monetary Fund’s austerity demands — that Sankara spearheaded major programs in both areas. He promoted and led a massive people’s campaign called the “One village, one grove” program to combat desertification of the Sahel (the area between the Sahara Desert and Sudanian Savanna). Over 10 million trees were planted. That legacy lives on.

Under Sankara’s leadership, Burkina Faso nationalized land and mineral wealth and refused aid from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which incurred the wrath of both U.S. and French imperialism. This began in 1983, when a group of revolutionaries under the leadership of 33-year-old Thomas Sankara led a popular revolt that took power. One of the first acts of Sankara and the new revolution was to rename the colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, which means “The Land of the Upright People” in Mossi. It was an act in defiance of French imperialism, which had coined the name “Upper Volta.” The assassination of Thomas Sankara and the overturn of this amazing revolution is reminiscent of the Paris Commune. While brief, the revolution’s legacy deserves to be studied and remembered by generations to come. The spirit of revolution continues today in the fight of the workers and Indigenous people in Ecuador and those in the streets everywhere fighting capitalist crisis and imperialist domination and war. Check out

9] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Oct. 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

10] – Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA, which would be supported by Katrina's Dream.  Each Monday, including Oct. 14, at 8 AM, make calls to Senator Graham at (202) 224-5972 and your senators for the ERA. Hold hearings on S.J. Res 6, and S.J. Res. 5 which calls for the removal of a deadline for passage of the ERA. Click on this link, and check out

11] – On Mon., Oct. 21 at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

12] -- On Mon., Oct. 28 from noon to 1 PM, attend the Washington, D.C. Coalition Speaker Lunch, hosted by the Plastic Pollution Coalition at 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 200, WDC 20036. Tickets are at  Get together with current and potential Coalition members for a lively discussion about topics related to plastic pollution and its toxic impacts.  Jen Fela, Global Engagement Specialist for the Greenpeace USA campaign to prevent plastic pollution, will be talking about efforts to tackle plastic pollution globally. The gathering will be at Oceana, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 200, WDC 20036.  RSVP at

13] – On Mon., Oct. 28 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View This will continue into the future. 

14] – On Mon., Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 6 PM, get with Running Out of Time: Climate Change's Impact on International Development, hosted by SAIS Perspectives at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. It is no secret that climate change is among the most urgent challenges that every living being faces today. Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the ramifications of environmental pressures — issues of food security and forced migration have become even more pertinent in the face of changing ecosystems. Devote this year's issue of Perspectives to creating dialogue and debate around some of the issues' most crucial components.  A reception and photo exhibition will follow. Check out

15] – On Mon., Oct. 28 from 4:45 to 6:30 PM, Stand Up for Water Justice at City Council’s 2nd Reader Vote! It is hosted by Baltimore Right to Water Coalition at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. This is the second reader vote of Baltimore's water equity bill -- the Water Accountability and Equity Act.  Show your support for the City Council to pass a strong bill despite the director of the Department of Public Works, Rudy Chow, who will attempt to weaken it. Tell the City Council to stand with the people of Baltimore and reject any weakening amendments. Show your support for a strong Water Accountability & Equity Act! Wear BLUE and meet in the Council Chambers (4th floor) at 4:45 PM to get a sticker! Make sure to bring your ID to get in to City Hall. Get with

16] -- The Coalition for a Humane Hopkins is presenting to the Mayor and City Council the need to re-open and re-negotiate Baltimore City’s PILOT Agreement with Johns Hopkins and other major non-profit institutions in the city. These institutions should be paying their fair share to help provide the much-needed resources for the services our city so desperately needs. Join the Coalition on Mon., Oct. 28 at 5 PM in front of City Hall for the presentation to the Mayor and City Council.   In June 2016, fifteen of Baltimore’s not-for-profit hospitals, colleges and universities including Johns Hopkins Hospital, entered into a ten-year agreement with the City of Baltimore Board of Estimates. Under the agreement, the 15 not-for-profit institutions annually make a combined $6 million Payment in Lieu of Taxation (PILOT) to the City of Baltimore.

Baltimore’s $15.9 billion in tax exempt properties account for nearly a third (30.9%) of its total property base. Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview jointly contribute $1,399,972 annually to the $6 million total. If they were for-profit corporations, they would be required to pay the City of Baltimore a combined $35.5 million annually on an estimated $1.7 billion worth of property.  JHH and JHBMC’s annual contribution of $1.4 million to the City of Baltimore is just 3.9% of what they would have to pay every single year as for-profit corporations. Contact Harrison Weber at <> and 714-343-8779.

17] –WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OUR SCHOOLS? Come to the Baltimore #FundOurSchools Parent Town Hall. Hear directly from parents about experiences with school conditions on Mon., Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Virginia S. Baker Recreation Center, 2601 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21224.

18] – Get over to the Terps for Bernie Organizing Meeting on Mondays from 6 to 7 PM –  Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 – at the University of Maryland, College Park 20742.  Tickets are at  Meet fellow Bernie supporters and learn about the strategy to win the nomination for Bernie and get plugged into the work we need to do the most at the University of Maryland to win in 2020.  If you're new to Terps for Bernie, please signup to join and RSVP for the location here:  If you're a current member of Terps for Bernie, you may RSVP for the location here:  Consider going to

19] – On Mon., Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to the Book Talk: “Justice for Some” with Noura Erakat, hosted by the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Join the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights for a book talk and conversation about the future of justice in Palestine with Palestinian human rights attorney, author, and USCPR advisory board member Noura Erakat and USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer.

Erakat's newly-published bestseller, "Justice for Some," offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom by exploring how international law can serve the cause of justice when it is mobilized in support of a political movement. Erakat is at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. Go to

20] – Attend the Sierra Club monthly transportation committee meeting on Mon., Oct. 28 at 7 PM. Discuss setting goals for 2020 to reduce pollution, expand transit, promote biking and pedestrian infrastructure, and EVs.  For location, go to or +1646-876-9923, PIN 422577525.  Contact Lindsey Mendelson at or (240) 706-7901. Join a Sierra Club-hosted Invasive Weed Pull at the Community Ecology Institute on Tues., Oct. 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.  This is at the former Shaw Farm, in Columbia, which is being transformed into an amazing educational space that will bring the community together. Contact Patricia Soffen at or (443) 416-1000.  The weed pulling, organized by the Howard County Group, will be at 8000 Harriet Tubman Ln., Columbia 21044.

21] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Oct. 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.

22] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Oct. 29 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004 in room G-9. Join the Washington, DC Statehood Office for a DC Statehood Phone Bank. Call state legislatures across the US to raise awareness of DC residents' lack of full and equal voting representation in Congress.   Phones, scripts, materials, and light refreshments will be provided. The Phone Bank continues each Tuesday. See Visit

23] – On Tues., Oct. 29 from noon to 1 PM, and continuing each Tuesday, come to a Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West, 1510 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Enjoy fresh, delicious, and free food. Bring a bag. Bring a friend! Take what you want.  See

24] On Thurs., Oct. 29 from noon to 1:30 PM, the Economic Policy Institute, 1225 I St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20005,  invites you to hear about exploring the evolving thinking on key issues in economic policymaking—with a keen focus on how increased diversity in economics has brought change—and the challenges going forward. A light lunch will be served.  The Featured Speakers are as follows: Janet Yellen, Former Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Brookings Institution Fellow, Nina Banks, Associate Professor of Economics at Bucknell University, EPI Board Member, and Kayla Jones, Harvard Research Scholar Initiative and the Sadie Collective.  The moderator is Heather Long, Economics Correspondent, The Washington Post.  RSVP at

25] –On Tues., Oct. 29 from 1:30 to 4:45 PM at the Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036, hear the discussion Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Dialogue: Alliances at Crossroads.  The speakers are scholars from the Brookings Institution, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and the Asian Institute (multiple speakers).  Three years into the Trump administration’s “America First” approach to foreign policy, the president’s repeated criticisms of alliances, muddled messaging, and policy confusion have placed the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific alliance systems under strain. The impact of these policies on allies and the shifting geopolitical dynamics will be examined. How do U.S. allies perceive the U.S. commitment to these decades-long relationships? How have European and East Asian countries adjusted their approaches to the United States and to their neighbors? As the deepening U.S.-China rivalry has developed into the new norm, how do our allies view their role in their respective regions and their security interests in this framework? What are the implications for regional security and cooperation?  Go to

26] – 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 Oct. 29.  Call 215-426-0364.

27] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

28] –  On Tues., Oct. 29 at 5 PM, Pacem in Terris is  hosting a Pine-cone Clustering Party for Wreaths for Peace at Pacem office at Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St., Wilmington. Get free pizza and have fun. Call 302-656-2721 or email

29] –  On Tues., Oct. 29 from 6 to 7:30 PM, come to a Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – WEST, hosted by Beth Am Synagogue, 2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217.  Learn more about the Baltimore Ceasefire movement. Pick up flyers and posters for the Nov. 1 - 3 Ceasefire Weekend. Get over to

30] Progressive Maryland is hosting forums to find out more about the Kirwan proposals: the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” How about more funding for education? The next forum is on Tues., Oct. 29 at 6 PM at Aberdeen High School, 251 Paradise Road, Aberdeen.  Another forum will be on Tues., Oct. 29 at 7 PM at the Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick.  Look at

31] – On Tues., Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about a new book “A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers,” hosted by Left Voice at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Author Nathaniel Flakin will tell the fascinating true story of a German Jew who risked his life among Nazi soldiers. In 1943, the Soviets are destroying the Germans at Stalingrad. The tide is finally beginning to turn against Hitler. Enter Martin Monath, whose short life needs little embellishment. His identity shrouded in mystery, the events of his life read like a detective novel.

Escaping from Berlin, he arrives in Paris in 1943 and befriends a number of occupying German soldiers – young men who barely remember anything before fascism. In clandestine meetings, the group begins to question the ideals that they’ve been brought up with. With a borrowed printing press, Monath and his comrades in the résistance secretly distribute their own propaganda in an effort to turn German soldiers against their commanders and be part of a revolution to overthrow Nazi rule. Look at  Go to
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