Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 4 - 6, 2019

32] Climate Action Coffee – Dec. 4
33] Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit – Dec. 4 & 5
34] Food Rescue at the Free Farm – Dec. 4
35] Hearing on the New START Treaty – Dec. 4
36] Coalition for a Humane Hopkins meeting – Dec. 4
37] Delaware Coalition for Open Government – Dec. 4
38] Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library – Dec. 5
39] Protest LUSH – Dec. 5
40] Food Rescue at Dovecote Café– Dec. 5
41] Impeachment & Politics – Dec. 5
42] Progressive Cheverly forum – Dec. 5
43] Training for action at Sen. Cardin’s office – Dec. 5 & 6
44] Holiday Pot Luck – Dec. 5
45] Naomi Klein on Climate Justice, Palestine and White Supremacy – Dec. 5
46] Last day to sign up for training – Dec. 6
47] Fire Drill Friday – Dec. 6
48] White House vigil – Dec. 6
49] WIB peace vigils – Dec. 6
32] – On Wed., Dec. 4 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. It runs through Dec. 18.

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., Dec. 4 and Thurs., Dec. 5 from 8 AM to 5 PM, visit the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit, hosted by the New Village Press, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052-0041.  November 15, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Mobilization March on Washington, a gathering of over half a million demonstrators against the war. The George Washington University offers a series of events to educate students and the general public about often overlooked facets of the history of US involvement in Vietnam, including the impact that antiwar GIs and veterans had on ending the war. This will continue until December 12. Look at

34] – On Wed., Dec. 4 from noon to 1 PM,  get over to Food Rescue Baltimore at Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  The long-time Wednesday Food Rescue at the Baltimore Free Farm continues. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. This will continue until February 19, 2020. Visit

35] – On Wed., Dec. 4 at 2 PM at 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, there is a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on the New START Treaty.  Those testifying are Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (ret.), Nuclear Threat Initiative; Rose Gottemoeller, Former NATO Deputy Secretary General; and Pranay Vaddi, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Check out

36] – The Coalition for a Humane Hopkins is meeting on Wed., Dec. 4 at 6 PM at the National Nurses United, 1 N. Charles St., Suite 1900, Baltimore 21201. Contact National Nurses United Organizer Chris Novoa at 818-319-2853.

37] – On Wed., Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 9 PM, the Delaware Coalition for Open Government will host its Annual Meeting with Speaker Kathy Jennings, Delaware Attorney General at Widener University Delaware Law School, 4601 Concord Pike, Room #119, Wilmington, DE 19803.  The topic of discussion is Criminal Justice Reform and Department of Justice priorities for 2020. Go to Call 302-368-1823 or email

38] – 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. It continues until February 13, 2020. Look at

39] – On Thurs., Dec. 5  from noon to 1 PM, CODEPINK will be hosting a demonstration in front of the Georgetown Lush Cosmetics, 3066 M St. NW, WDC 20007 to say it’s time for Lush to close its stores in bloody Saudi Arabia. RSVP at The Saudi regime is using Lush and other trendy, “socially conscious” products to whitewash its human rights abuses. By expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia, Lush is going against its stated values and telling the people of Yemen that their suffering can be ignored for a profit. It’s time for Lush Cosmetics to stop normalizing the Saudi monarchy’s behavior.

40] – 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

41] –  The COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC is hosting Impeachment & Politics with Bruce Fein & Richard Ben-Veniste on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 6:30 PM at the Woman’s' National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Tickets are $25.  Register at

Committee Board member Bruce Fein and Richard Ben-Veniste will address the definition of an impeachable offense, the prior impeachment ordeals of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Bruce and Richard will explore potential articles of impeachment, the legal and political strategies of the two parties, and the implications for our constitutional dispensation and separation of powers. Bruce, an associate deputy attorney general under President Reagan and founding partner of Fein & DelValle, PLLC, participated in the impeachments of Nixon and Clinton, and has drafted a 12-count impeachment article against Mr. Trump. Richard, a partner with the law firm of Mayer Brown, focuses on complex civil litigation and advises organizations and individuals involved in congressional investigations. Email

42] – On Thurs., Dec. 5 at 7 PM, attend a Progressive Cheverly forum, The School to Prison Pipeline.  It will explore the school-to-prison pipeline’s nature, impacts and solutions with experts Karen Dolan, IPS director studying Criminalization of Race and Poverty who explains zero tolerance effects and restorative justice remedies; and Dana Coles of Key Bridge Foundation Center for Conflict Resolution currently working in Prince George’s for alternatives to criminalization of behavior. Hear them in the multipurpose room of Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School, 3324 64th Ave., Cheverly.

43] – On Fri., Dec. 6 join the Climate Strike.  There is an Action Training on Thurs., Dec. 5 from 7 to 9 PM at JHU Remsen Hall, Room 233, Homewood Campus. On Fri., Dec. 6 around 8:30 to 9 AM until about 5 PM. Dependent upon the response, you may be asked to attend instead the noon rally at City Hall. Priority will be given to youth and frontline voices. The strike team has planned an escalated action.  Sunrise has been pressuring Senator Cardin to support the Green New Deal.  If invited, show up at his downtown office.  The details will depend on whether we can get in the office or not, any interaction with him before hand, etc. It will likely look like an office sit-in or something similar. Contact Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore

44] –    There is a Sierra Club Howard County Holiday Pot Luck gathering on Thurs., Dec. 5 from 7 to 9 PM at 7649 Woodstream Way, Laurel 20723.  Enjoy food, conversation, and a guest speaker, Josh Feldmark, Director of the Howard Co Office of Community Sustainability. Find out what the Group has been up to this year and hopes to accomplish in 2020! Contact Patricia Soffen at and (410) 869-0552.  

Bring a dish to share!  Drive up the private shared drive all the way up to the house, following the Sierra Club signs. Drop off your dish to share and any passengers you have, and there will be help to find parking. Carpooling is recommended due to limited parking. Interested in carpooling? Go to

45] – On Thurs., Dec. 5 from 8 to 9:30 PM, hear from Naomi Klein on Climate Justice, Palestine and White Supremacy, hosted by Chesapeake Education, Arts, and Research Society (CHEARS) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. Join Klein for a web briefing brought to you by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). At the conclusion of Klein’s talk on Zoom, those present are invited to engage in conversation about the issues addressed.  See

46] – An Action Corps Training Application is due on Fri., Dec. 6.  Action Corps will hold a 4-day training in Washington, DC, starting Sat., Jan. 18 at 9 AM, and ending Tues., Jan. 21 at 3 PM after a Lobby Day. Please read the description below and answer the questions by December 6 to apply. The questions will take about 20 minutes for most people to complete. See  Applying earlier may increase your chances of being selected to attend. Young people and people whose families have been directly affected by climate disasters and/or genocide/war are particularly encouraged to apply.

The PURPOSE of the training is to build people power for global justice, and specifically equip people with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to effectively agitate and advocate to support a progressive U.S. foreign policy agenda in solidarity with people most affected by climate disasters and violent conflict. In particular, you will learn tools to help stop the war in Yemen, end the genocide of ethnic minorities from Myanmar/Burma, and act in solidarity with people bearing the brunt of climate change. This training is an opportunity for activists to meet in-person, advocate with Congressional offices on Capitol Hill, and build community and commitment to our work. The training is free. You will have introductions to inspiring activists, and a network of support and guidance. Action Corps participants will be asked to pay for their transportation to the gathering, lodging and meals. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available. Participants will be asked to commit and average of 5-10 hours per week, after they return home, as volunteers throughout the next 12-24 months leading a local Action Corps group. Action Corps will provide information about campaigns, guidance, and access to other organizers. Your job will be to convert this into local action for progressive foreign policy campaigns.

47] – 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.  On Dec. 6 at 11 AM, meet at Franklin Square and MOBILIZE FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE & IMMIGRANT RIGHTS at 1332 I St. NW, WDC 20005.

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. 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

48] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 6 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

49] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Dec. 6 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

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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