Thursday, December 1, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 2 - 6, 2022

58] Fire Drill Friday – Dec. 2

59] Peace vigil at the White House Dec. 2

60] Elect Raphael Warnock – Dec. 2, 3, 5 - 6

61] Birdwatching Tour Dec. 3

62] Challenges in Dangerous Times – Dec. 3

63] Connecting Across Differences Dec. 3

64] Celebrate 200 issues of the Nuclear Resister Dec. 3

65] Get over to the food pantry – Dec. 3

66] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

67] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

68] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

69] Do you need a doctor?

70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

71] Do you need any book shelves?

72] Join the Global Zero campaign.

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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58] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [info@greenpeaceusa.org] needs you on Fri., Dec. 2 at 11 AM ET in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. to declare a Climate Emergency.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/greenpeace/event/530379/?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696. There is an incredible lineup of speakers, including elected officials, frontline activists, an award-winning brass band, and celebrity guests.  And don't forget to wear your red.

 Can’t make it in person?  The event will be live-streamed on firedrillfridays.com, https://www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696, https://twitter.com/greenpeaceusa?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696 and https://www.youtube.com/greenpeaceusa?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696.

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 2 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

60] – The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Fri., Dec. 2, Sat., Dec. 3, Mon., Dec. 5, Tues., Dec. 6 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?referring_vol=4584604&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia&email_referrer=email_1744440&email_subject=next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia.

61] – Get on a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., Dec. 3 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented there, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead the search of avian friends! Email baltimore@audubon.org. Register at https://patterson.audubon.org/events.

62] –  Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times is a one day on line conference on Sat., Dec. 3 starting at 9 AM ET. How do we speak about militarism as we address inequality, climate change, racism and threats to democratic processes? And how do we understand and overcome the political vacuum which not only led to the exponential growth of corporate power (including the military industrial complex) but also destroyed belief that a collective or government can solve the problems currently undermining our societies?  Hear from John Nichols, Phyllis Bennis and others.

We live at a time characterized by numerous dire threats to justice, peace, and the very stability of our country. Among these threats are rampant militarism, galloping climate change, growing inequality, an ongoing and divisive pandemic, and the emergence of a dangerous right-wing extremist movement. The goal of this Conference is to explore with activists and thought leaders how to address these enormous obstacles to the fulfillment of a progressive vision.  Register at https://secure.everyaction.com/tIKS5O-iMEGQWSWBlcxF9Q2.

63] – The Peace Alliance [info@peacealliance.org] is holding a Connecting Across Differences - Empowering Tools for Building Bridges and Creating Beloved Community with Aya Caspi on Sat., Dec. 3 at noon ET. Given our world's social and political climate, it has never been more imperative that everyone learns to engage in the hard work of challenging conversations to disrupt bias and understand each other’s unique experiences and perspectives, however different they are from our own. Sign up at https://peacealliance.salsalabs.org/connectingacrossdifferences/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8ed97ebf-5808-4fca-a992-ee569d05f53e.

64] – Celebrate 200 issues of the Nuclear Resister on Sat., Dec. 3 at 1 PM ET.  Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nuclear-resister. By Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, coordinators. Two hundred issues of the Nuclear Resister. Newsletters filled with stories of anti-nuclear and anti-war resistance around the world. Keeping track of who’s been arrested, who is in court and who is “Inside & Out” of jails and prisons. Telling the history of this movement through the acts and voices of the resistance. Chronicling hope.

Meeting 200 deadlines has involved a good deal of writing, editing and proofreading. Many hours discussing tactics and typefaces, graphics and nonviolence, column inches, Oxford commas and prisoner support. Countless letters, phone calls and now emails to gather information about actions and find out what happened in court and behind bars. An impressive amount of all-nighters and intensely focused days, and the coffee, chocolate and all manner of support that have helped keep us going.

To all of you who have written articles, sent updates, proofread, helped at a mailing party, been arrested at a peace or anti-nuclear action or supported those who have been, subscribed, donated, written to and provided support for activists in jail – thank you for being part of this accomplishment!

We hope that you will join us on Zoom on December 3 to celebrate 200 issues. Updates will be posted on the Nuclear Resister website, www.nukeresister.org

65] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.

66] – If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email Brendan.walls@seaseton.org or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

67] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email president@jhu.edu.

68] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at mozela9@comcast.net. He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017. ”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page. While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

69] Yousef Zarbalian [mailto:yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

70] -- 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 comcast.net.

71] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

72] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.

73] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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, November 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert --- December 1, 2022

47] Get with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Dec. 1

48] Global Crisis Relief Coalition meeting – Dec. 1

49] Election breakdown – Dec. 1

50] Gender and Nuclear Disarmament Dec. 1

51] Party with Gaslit Nation – Dec. 1

52] Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement – Dec. 1  

53] Endangered Species Coalition webinar -- Dec. 1

54] Montgomery County Police Accountability Board Meeting Dec. 1

55] Election Debrief Dec. 1

56] Truth Killers – Dec. 1

57] Back from the Brink town hall – Dec. 1

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47] – Kimberly Fountain [info@ourfinancialsecurity.org] wants you to know about the Americans for Financial Reform virtual event with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Rohit Chopra on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 2 PM ET. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_orRhP9WnSZCPUYEgXryDow. This a sit down with the director who wants to protect the consumer.

48] – Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps [isaac@actioncorps.org] indicates on Thurs., Dec. 1, World Aids Day, at 3 PM ET the Global Crisis Relief Coalition will meet.  RSVP to Issac to attend.

49] – The Time to Care Coalition [info@timetocare.net] is holding a meeting on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 4 PM ET.  A guest speaker will give an Election Breakdown & Legislative Session.  Register at timetocare.net.

50] – Basel Peace Office [info@baselpeaceoffice.org] needs you on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 4 PM ET for Gender and Nuclear Disarmament. Register at https://www.pnnd.org/event/incorporating-gender-perspectives-and-approaches-disarmament-action.

51] – There is a Georgia Runoff phone bank Party with Gaslit Nation on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 6 PM ET. Andrea Chalupa, co-host of Gaslit Nation, will join Indivisibles calling voters in Georgia prior to the December 6 runoff. Andrea is an expert in election hacking who regularly does deep dives on current news and events around the globe. Hear from her while getting out the vote. RSVP at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcuuhrDIqE9L7tnnnfeKC6BAjRMjM9RF7

52] – The UMass Amherst History Department [communications@history.umass.edu] on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM ET is bringing together a Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement with Daniel Ellsberg, W.D. Ehrhart, Carolyn Eisenberg, Nguyet Nguyen and Judith Ehrlich. REGISTER at https://blogs.umass.edu/feinberg/vietnam-era-antiwar-movement/.

53] – The Endangered Species Coalition [action@endangered.org] hopes on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM ET that you will come to a webinar by Doug Tallamy about global insect and bird declines and the solutions to save them! Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_txlkOHZiSmKbzS1UhwWa3g?_x_zm_rtaid=vnBeXig3RouwoW2RL34MeA.1669779186754.fffaf24a1d7014d1f26ff54664c48bec&_x_zm_rhtaid=955.

54] – On Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM, there is a Montgomery County Police Accountability Board Meeting in Silver Spring. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition ((SSJC) asks community members to attend in person or virtually. Attend in person at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring in the Fenton Room. Or online by following the link to County Calendar and scroll down to Dec. 1. Go to https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/boards/calendar.html?emci=d028c9da-7a6f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=9c969dc3-7d6f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&ceid=136680.

55] – Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] is doing an Election Debrief on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET which will continue through June 28.  Join the Debrief with Common Cause's voting and elections experts. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-thursday-election-debrief&email_referrer=email_1732655&email_subject=thursday-election-debrief. The Common Cause team will share the latest updates from our largest-ever midterm mobilization, discuss the results and what they mean, and chart out a path for our campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

56] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] wants you to attend on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET -- Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex.  Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdu-qqTIrH9GurVRFjZ0Mat64Q8V_cTR4/success?user_id=RXqphjsyQRCl_gzPydd02A&timezone_id=America%2FNew_York. I am listing this webinar, but its write-up was an embarrassment. For example, this was part of the promotion for the webinar: "This webinar will describe this deadly relationship and how it has evolved to the point where virtually no dissent, no call for peace, no real understanding of declared adversaries is allowed." Actually, as long as you stay away from the dis-information sites, you can get all of the information you want told truthfully.  Of course, in fascist Russia, dissent is prohibited and freedom of the press will not be tolerated. Even a Peace Prize was not enough to protect Dmitry Muratov, whose media outlet was closed, and he was attacked by a pro-Putin fascist.

57] – Back from the Brink is holding a virtual Open House on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET. Register at bit.ly/BftBDec1.  Get with Back from the Brink: Bringing Communities Together to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and hear about global efforts to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph.: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 30, 2022

38] US & China on saving the climate -- Nov. 30

39] Russia's Invasion of Ukraine – Nov. 30

40] Call voters in Georgia – Nov. 30

41] Coal-Free Curtis Bay – Nov. 30

42] Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley – Nov. 30

43] Post-midterm briefing – Nov. 30

44] The Counterrevolution against the Constitution -- Nov. 30

45] Democracy Movement Briefing – Nov. 30

46] Defuse Nuclear War – Nov. 30

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38] – Joseph Gerson, The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [jgerson80@gmail.com] thinks you would be interested in an event on Wed., Nov. 30 at 9 AM - WHAT IF THE U.S. AND CHINA REALLY COOPERATED ON CLIMATE CHANGE? Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy steering committee member Zhiqun Zhu will be speaking. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HWN0LbYMTfm5x1FWTJwKJw.

39] – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 11 AM, hear about lessons in Conventional Warfighting: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine.  There will be an online Royal United Services Institute Report Launch. Join the webinar for a discussion of the military lessons learned from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as outlined in a new RUSI research report.  The event sponsor is the Royal United Services Institute, and the speakers are Lieutenant General Mykhaylo Zabrodskyi, Ukrainian Parliament; Oleksandr Danylyuk, Former Chief Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine; Dr. Jack Watling, Royal United Services Institute; and Nick Reynolds, Royal United Services Institute. Register at https://rusi.org/events/open-to-all/research-report-launch-preliminary-lessons-conventional-warfighting-russias-invasion-ukraine.

40] – The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Wed., Nov. 30, Fri., Dec. 1, Sat., Dec. 2, Mon., Dec. 4, Tues., Dec. 5 & Wed., Dec. 6 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?referring_vol=4584604&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia&email_referrer=email_1744440&email_subject=next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia.

41] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore [team@baltimore.smvmt.org] is holding a Rally for a Coal-Free Curtis Bay on Wed., Nov. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., Baltimore 21226. Join South Baltimore Community Land Trust and stand in solidarity with residents of Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood. Rally to hold CSX accountable for the explosion in Curtis Bay and speak out about the continued harms of living next to a coal pier. Did you know Baltimore is home to the second-largest coal export operation on the East Coast? Residents of Curtis Bay have been fighting for almost a year for answers about last December’s violent explosion at the CSX coal terminal: what happened? What will be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again? The explosion was just the latest in a series of problems at the terminal that have been creating unhealthy and unsafe conditions for the surrounding community for years. Sign up to join the rally:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-coal-free-curtis-bay-tickets-471498533807?emci=7ba4ccd8-ff68-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=25a9ce0d-0269-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=177631.

42] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] wants you to attend on Wed., Nov. 28 at 7 PM ET - Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley.  This is from Holocaust Refugee to Dissenting Citizen - A Remarkable History.  Join the webinar at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduCppjMsGtY91vZbZSrLTKKI3IIesJA7?emci=0f65b9ec-446f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=fd8175d2-656f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&ceid=269591.

  Eva was a member of the MAPA board of directors from 1987, when she moved to Cambridge from Medford, until 2022. She was one of the founders of MAPA's Palestine/Israel Working Group, and one of the organizers of the Music for Peace concert series.  In Medford, she was active in the Freeze movement, organizing her comrades to march in the militaristic Memorial Day parade, and glad to be represented by Ed Markey when he was first elected to the House.

43] – Ben Jealous, People for the American Way[alerts@pfaw.org] indicates on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM ET there will be a special post-midterm briefing. To get a better understanding of how the recent midterm elections affect the progressive agenda, join in at https://act.pfaw.org/sign/post-midterm-elections-briefing-2022/?utm_source=aa&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022midtermbriefing&t=2&akid=33855%2E3302379%2EdUqAZW.

44] – The Committee for the Republic [events@committeefortherepublic.org] is hosting Bruce Fein who will address The Counterrevolution against the Constitution on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM ET. You can attend in person at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, 4th Floor, WDC. Or you can participate online at https://zoom.us/j/7812458066. RSVP at Events@CommitteefortheRepublic.org.

 The United States Constitution endows Congress -- not the executive branch -- with overriding responsibility for both foreign and domestic policy. But Congress has unilaterally surrendered its constitutional primacy to the President on an installment plan for more than a century. Without constitutional amendments, the President is currently de facto crowned with virtually limitless power eclipsing the authorities of British King George III which provoked the American Revolution. This counterrevolution against the Constitution was born in pursuit of an American empire (initially begun under the banner of “Manifest Destiny”) in lieu of the American Republic ordained by the Constitution’s makers. Committee Vice Chair, constitutional scholar and attorney Bruce Fein will elaborate on the ignored counterrevolution against the Constitution and the self-diminishment of Congress to an inkblot and lay out an agenda to restore separation of powers.

45] – A Democracy Movement Briefing is happening virtually on Wed., Nov. 30 from 8 to 9 PM EST. Join in at ttps://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/544408/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. There was a nationwide movement to pass the Freedom to Vote John. R. Lewis Act, and there was important accountability work related to January 6th. Discuss what's next with leaders and organizers from across the country to lay out how we'll defend democracy in the new Congress while working to enact the sweeping reforms needed to create a democracy that works for all of us.

46] – There are any number of activities that you might want to plan as part of another Defuse Nuclear War nationwide action.  DefuseNuclearWar.org will provide digital tools and links to facilitate the process, to make it easy for people to send photos and accompanying messages – for genuine diplomacy and measures to prevent nuclear war – directed at President Biden and members of Congress. How about directing messages to Vladimir Putin, who has threatened to use nuclear weapons?

  Plans for the “Diplomacy Is the Path to Peace” organizing will be presented as part of a livestream on Wed., Nov. 30 from 8 to 10 PM ET. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVqhs9cqTla7PtJRMBYtkw.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph.: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 29, 2022

29] Putin’s assault on the people of Ukraine – Nov. 29

30] No Way to Treat a Child – Nov. 29

31] Solidarity with Palestinian People -- Nov. 29

32] Russia out of Ukraine -- Nov. 29

33] An awful Supreme Court – Nov. 29

34] Trump’s Appeal in ‘Lost-Cause’ America – Nov. 29

35] Fairfax County Democratic Committee meeting -- Nov. 29

36] Letter to the Editor party – Nov. 29

37] Sunrise Movement Welcome Call -- Nov. 29

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29] – Anne-Marie Grey [info@usaforunhcr.org] is inviting you to a special briefing webinar on Tues., Nov. 29 at noon ET.RSVP at https://usaforunhcr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c2t3RpHQS-2PsXYoxVYLFw?utm_medium=email&utm_cid=0031K00002aKGG9QAO&utm_source=u4u-update&utm_campaign=US_PS_EN_GIVINGTUESDAY2022%20_UPDATE___221115&utm_content=fullfile&SF_onetime=7011K0000023eL3QAI&SF_monthly=7011K0000023eL8QAI. Hear about the crisis in Ukraine and its ongoing impact on families around the world. Learn from USA for UNHCR about the alarming trends in forced displacement and get an exclusive update from colleagues on the ground about the ripple effects of the Ukraine emergency on underfunded and neglected crisis situations.

30] –Tonya Histand, AFSC [actioncenter@afsc.org] wants you to know about a No Way to Treat a Child campaign webinar on Tues., Nov. 29 at noon ET.  AFSC’s campaign partner, Defense for Children International – Palestine, has compiled extensive documentation on how Israeli forces have killed, injured, and detained Palestinian children this year. In this webinar, you will examine this critical information. Also there will be a discussion of upcoming plans for advocacy after the recent U.S. elections.  Sign up at https://nwttac.dci-palestine.org/nwttac_webinar_20221129?ms=EMA22EI1118&emci=ecd446f4-a566-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=2cf9d7e0-5567-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=764241.

31] – Ahmad Abuznaid, USCPR [contact@uscpr.org] has a webinar for you on Tues., Nov. 29 at 1 PM ET -- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.  On this Day of Solidarity join a live discussion on what bold and active solidarity looks like. For 74+ years, the native Palestinian people have been resisting Israel’s violent colonialism and fighting for freedom. And right now, the Palestinian people are loudly demanding justice in the streets, calling on the world to finally stop Israel’s horrific violence. You can respond to their call here in the U.S., where our government actively funds the Israeli military by $3.8+ billion a year.  The featured speakers are Mariam Barghouti, Palestinian journalist and researcher, and Iman Abid, Organizing & Advocacy Director at USCPR. Register at uscpr.org/WebinarGT.

32] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Nov. 29 from 4 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

33] – Tam Doan [info@cpdaction.org] wants you to join in on Tues., Nov. 29 at 6:30 PM ET for a How-to guide on finding strength through community. The Supreme Court is about to hear a case that attacks our freedom to vote and to choose leaders who will deliver for our communities. The conservatives behind this case are not only asking the Court to uphold their unfair district maps; they want the Court to adopt the same far-fetched, far-right theory Trump tried to use to overturn the 2020 election (the Independent State Legislature theory). Tune in at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LFPGAeI_SHS4coRjm0xAFA?utm_source=Zoom&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=VRD.

34] –Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] is hosting on Tues., Nov. 29 at 7 PM ET -- Trump’s Appeal in ‘Lost-Cause’ America: The roots of MAGA in the lost war in Vietnam. Some observers find Trumpist roots in the 1990s’ broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh and the political voice of Pat Buchanan. Jerry Lembcke looks deeper and sees the lost war in Vietnam as the spawning ground for Trumpism’s revanchist themes. Hear Lembcke discuss the roots of MAGA in the lost war in Vietnam! This webinar will be focusing on Trump's appeal to "lost-cause" America and how that links to the war in Vietnam.  Lembcke is a Vietnam Veteran, author several books on the aftermath of Vietnam, such as "Dissenting POWS: From Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison to America Today", and Associate Professor Emeritus at the College of the Holy Cross. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqceGhqD8jGNMYTvHrPUYX0CiDADoomEhA/success?user_id=9EptaLSFQUi1tS2gGlyNrA&timezone_id=America%2FNew_York.

35] –On Tues., Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 10 PM ET,· the Fairfax County Democratic Committee will hold a general meeting at George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. This event is a hybrid meeting, and registration is required to receive the Zoom link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/544366/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

36] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause, on Tues., Nov. 29 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Write letters to local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. For this letter to the editor party, we will be discussing Moore v. Harper and work to civically engage our communities on the importance of this case. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/418654/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. You will be provided tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.  

37] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore [team@baltimore.smvmt.org] wants you to join a Welcome Call on Tues., Nov. 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET.  This is the best way to get to know what Sunrise Movement is all about, and you’ll meet young people from across the U.S. who care about the climate crisis as much as you do. Sign at https://www.mobilize.us/sunrisemovement/event/354486/?emci=859d8925-a763-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=118fdfe4-a963-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=177631.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph.: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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, November 26, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 28 - 29, 2022

21] National Georgia Rally and Text bank – Nov. 28

22] Call voters in Georgia – Nov. 28 - 29

23] Support the immigrant community -- Nov. 28

24] Encourage enactment of fair elections bill – Nov. 28

25] Harriet’s Wildest Dreams – Nov. 28

26] What’s War Got to Do with It? -- Nov. 28

27] National Organizing Broadcast -- Nov. 28

28] Forest and City Health webinar -- Nov. 20

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21] – Bishop William J Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis [madison@poorpeoplescampaign.org] need you on Mon., Nov. 28 for a shift from 10 AM to 7 PM ET to join the National Georgia Rally and Text bank.  The plan is to text every registered poor and low wealth voter in Georgia before the December 6 special election to ensure that every poor and low wealth Georgian can unlock the power of their vote at the ballot box. Go to https://linktr.ee/ppc_gotv2022?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-monday-at-730pm-national-textbankers-rally-w-the-campaign-co-chairs-2&email_referrer=email_1744138&email_subject=monday-at-830pm-national-georgia-rally-and-textbank-w-the-campaign-co-chairs.

22] – Public Citizen [action@citizen.org] wants you to get involved in electing Raphael Warnock.  Sign up to call Georgia voters through Election Day at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?utm_source=PCea&emci=facbf0dd-6c64-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=6db916b8-6f64-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=24639284.  Reach as many Georgia voters of color and empower them to vote in the runoff election.  Start with a shift on Mon., Nov. 28 and Tues., Nov. 29 from 2 to 7 PM ET.

23] – Join Sojourners on the last Monday of every month. On Nov. 28 at 7 PM ET get together for prayer and action in support of the immigrant community. RSVP at https://act.sojo.net/page/19116/survey/1?ea.url.id=1368511&forwarded=trueDuring Immigration Mondays, learn how we can join the efforts of coalitions lead by immigrant people and DACAmented people, coalitions fighting for the rights of undocumented and under-documented communities, including DACA recipients. We re-imagine our immigration system.  Provide your insights and ask questions as we continue to work for justice alongside our immigrant and DACAmented siblings. 

24] – Charlie [charlie@getmoneyoutmd.org] indicated that there will be a GMOM and For the People meeting to resume the work on encouraging enactment  of fair elections bill in Congress. The Get Money out of Maryland Teleconference will take place on Mon., Nov. 28 at 7:30 PM ET.  You can join the conference by dialing 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or click on your device at https://zoom.us/j/93130662622?pwd=OE15SURJUWdXNHFicW94SDI3c2x3UT09#success.

25] – On Mon., Nov. 28 from 8 to 9 PM ET at Eaton DC, 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005, there will be a Book Talk volunteer sign up.  Do so at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/543819/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.  This event is hosted by Harriet’s Wildest Dreams.  In this call to action, New York Times bestselling author Mariame Kaba and attorney and organizer Andrea J. Ritchie detail why policing doesn’t stop violence, instead perpetuating widespread harm; outline the many failures of contemporary police reforms; and explore demands to defund police, divest from policing, and invest in community resources to create greater safety through a Black feminist lens.

26] – What’s War Got to Do with It? Tune in to Fund Human Need not Pentagon Greed takes place on Mon., Nov. 28 at 8 PM ET. This webinar will address the widening “guns v. butter” trade-off.  Consider military and national security state expenditures and their impact on domestic social program funding and underserved human needs. Emphasis will be placed on the significance of these expenditures with regard to contemporary poverty, inequity, and deprivation in the United States.  Speakers will be Sandy Eaton of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and the Massachusetts Care Single-Payer Network and Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director for the Coalition of Funding Human Needs.  Register to attend at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odO-hpzgiGNDSQSU0sxIlgchGu0MGvLdZ.

27] – On Mon., Nov. 28 at 8:30 PM, get involved virtually with the· Monday Night National Organizing Broadcast, hosted by Our Revolution.  End the Dirty Deal with special guest Sen, Jeff Merkley from Oregon. Join call at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/993867009.  The Facebook event link is at https://www.facebook.com/events/3008524382797608.

28] – There is a Forest and City Health webinar organized by the World Resources Institute on Tues., Nov. 29 at 10 AM, titled How Better Forests Lead To Better Cities. REGISTER at https://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/4416684612412/WN_0OQKcIC_T1WmR0RBxtCljQ.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph.: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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