Saturday, June 22, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 23 - 24, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 23 - 24, 2024

"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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

 If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Need help in archiving activist material

4] Need a cleaning lady

5] Get the book A Bag of Stones

6] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

7] Baltimore activist selling her home

8] Church & State separation – June 23

9] Meet with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis – June 23

10] Black Lives Matter rally – June 23

11] Nicaragua webinar – June 23

12] PDA Town Hall about Jamaal Bowman & AIPAC – June 23

13] Phone bank for Jamaal Bowman – June 23 – 24

14] TRBA organizing call – June 23

15] Protest at the Pentagon – June 24

16] Hear about Phil Berrigan’s writings – June 24

17] Election Protection Zoom – June 24

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1] – Buttons, bumper stickers 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 http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

3] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

4]Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Barry Lee Burnside, a gaggle of great writers and copy editors are making available “A Bag of Snakes: Selected Writings on Prisons and the Death Penalty by Murphy Davis and Eduard Loring. Edited by Barry Lee Burnside.” Ed indicates the book will be available for sale on April 13, and is asking you to pre-order your copy. Your donation will provide a needed financial boost for the printing costs. The suggested donation is $20 for one copy; and $30 for your copy and an additional copy for a prisoner or someone in need. Any donation is appreciated. More or less you will receive the book.  Barry and the team have spent over two years putting this book together. It begins with outlines and notes found in the boxes of materials Murphy left when she ascended. The work is a work of love, and all involved are proud of the fruit borne by seeds nourished in good soil.

To order by postal mail, make your check to Open Door Community.  Send it to Open Door Community, PO Box 10980, Baltimore 21234.  For any questions, contact David Payne at 404-290-2047 or davidpayne@opendoorcommunity.org.

6] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

7] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

8] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202, meets on Sundays, and usually there is a platform address at 10:30 AM ET.  On June 23, the platform address will be by Zoom – Church and State separation with the program presented by Baltimore Jewish Community Chavurah).  Jews are among the many religious minorities whose American experiences have benefited immeasurably from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The notion of freedom of and freedom from religion was among our Founders’ great innovations, yet it has been battled over politically ever since. In recent years, reactionary religious fundamentalists have achieved unprecedented access to governmental and judicial power, seeking to turn the clock back to a time of supremacy of one religion over all others. Hear from Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. The Jews for a Secular Democracy initiative (www.JFASD.org) galvanizes the Jewish community to defend church-state separation on issues such as abortion rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and secular education in schools. To receive a Zoom invitation, please email president@bmorethical.org.  

9] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign [events@marylandppc.org] wants you to meet with The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, on Sun., June 23 at 10:30 AM ET at the Chalice House, Cedar Lane UU, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda 20814. Rev. Liz will give her sermon entitled Weightier Matters of the Law: Justice, Peace and Faithfulness. MD PPC Tri-Chair Linnell Fall will also speak. The service will be livestreamed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/live/CRavb4Nn0-g

Then join in at 12:30 PM for a Maryland Poor People's Campaign June 29th mobilizing & energizing meeting which will be on the UU campus and begin shortly after the service concludes. Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/md-ppc-mobilizing-energizing-2024-06-23?source=direct_link&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_2361318&email_subject=join-us-in-bethesda-with-rev-dr-liz-theoharis-co-chair-of-the-poor-peoples-campaign

10] – Chuck Michaels [cwmichaels@igc.org] alerted us that there will be an Interfaith Coalition for Black Lives Matter rally on Sun., June 23 at 1:30 PM at 2200 York Road, Timonium 21093 in front of the Timonium Fairgrounds. Visit www.IC4BL.org.

11] –Join in for a NICARAGUA WEBINAR on Sun., June 23 at 3 PM ET – Weaponizing Human Rights: Arrow in the Quiver of the Empire. Register at bit.ly/NicaJune23

12] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] on Sun., June 23 at 4 PM ET will host a Town Hall about Jamaal Bowman, AIPAC and how big money destroys democracy. Focus on Jamaal Bowman's re-election campaign in NY-16, two days before the primary.  The implications of this race for U.S. foreign policy, the future of our democracy, and the progressive movement are massive. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4#/registration

 Discuss the significance of this latest example of how big money is corrupting our democracy, and mobilizing to defeat it on Tuesday, because there remains one proven way to win elections—even against unprecedented spending—and that's grassroots mobilization!

13] –Rashida Tlaib [info@rashidaforcongress.com] is asking you to phone banks for Jamaal Bowman on Sun., June 23 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Help a human rights champion stay in Congress. Jamaal Bowman is one of the strongest progressives in Congress, and one of the few members of Congress consistently standing up for Palestinians’ human rights. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/rashida/event/634122/?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-volunteering-to-help-human-rights-champion-stay-in-congress&email_referrer=email_2357193&email_subject=volunteering-to-help-human-rights-champion-stay-in-congress

  Because far-right billionaires have spent over $15 million against Jamaal so far, this is the most expensive Congressional primary race ever. They’re targeting Jamaal because he’s an outspoken champion for Palestinians’ human rights and he’s not afraid to call what’s happening a genocide. Meanwhile, his opponent is using racist rhetoric while being against even the bare minimum: a ceasefire. Sign up to make calls: https://www.mobilize.us/rashida/event/634122/?link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-sign-up-for-a-shift-between-now-and-jamaals-june-25th-democratic-primary&email_referrer=email_2364765&email_subject=sign-up-for-a-shift-between-now-and-jamaals-june-25th-democratic-primary

You can also sign up for a phone bank on Mon., June 24 between 6 and 8 PM ET with the Working Families Party. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/workingfamilies/event/624109/?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-sign-up-for-a-shift-between-now-and-jamaals-june-25th-democratic-primary&email_referrer=email_2364765&email_subject=sign-up-for-a-shift-between-now-and-jamaals-june-25th-democratic-primary

14] –The Metro Democratic Socialists of America are holding a Trans Rights & Bodily Autonomy Campaign biweekly meeting on Mon., June 24 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Email lyrabmcmillan@gmail.com

A link to this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP athttps://actionnetwork.org/events/trba-bi-weekly-organizing-call-6?clear_id=true&link_id=10&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-162&email_referrer=email_2362346&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

15] – 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 June 24 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com 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 begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

16] – David Eberhardt [1941mireille@gmail.com] wants us to know that on Mon., June 24 at noon Tom Hall of WYPR at 88.1 will interview Brad Wolf about his book A Ministry of Risk:  Writings on Peace and Nonviolence.  This is a compilation of Philip Berrigan's writings.

There is an invitation from the Women’s March [info@womensmarch.com] to get involved on Mon., June 24 from 2 to 5 PM ET at the Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, WDC 20543.  #WeWontGoBack ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

Feminists from around the region and the country -- including the Managing Director of Women's March, Tamika Middleton -- will be gathering to say We won't go back. RSVP at https://action.womensmarch.com/events/dc-women-s-strike?akid=21412.508952.4aBQxM&rd=1&t=

17] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., June 24 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfuygpjIiHtc20uIOxdeqYRiAicjSLWUc#/registration

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 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

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 21 - 29, 2024

53] Family art show – through June 29

54] Peace vigil at the White House June 21

55] Friday Power Lunch June 21

56] Women in Black vigil June 21

57] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – June 21

58] Organizing for Action June 21

59] Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park June 22

60] Pride Potluck in the Park June 22

61] Frederick Pride – June 22

62] Power our schools -- June 22

63] Back Yard Cook-Out June 22

64] Write to anti-nuke protesters

65] Baltimore activist selling her home

66] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

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

68] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

69] Do you need a doctor?

70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

71] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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53] – Ronda Cooperstein [rondacooperstein@hotmail.com] wants you to attend a family art show We Will Be What We Want to Be from Baltimore to Palestine at Area 405, 405 East Oliver St. It is curated by Quentin Gibeau, and will be on display through June 29. See work by Zahi Khamis, Kim Jensen, Ahlam Khamis and Besan Khamis.

54] – There is a weekly vigil at the White House on Fridays from noon to 1 PM sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649. 

55] – On Fri., June 21 at noon ET, join the Friday Power Lunch, a weekly show amplifying the voices of the Virginia Grassroots on politics, culture, and making change with the BADASS women of Network NOVA. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscumspzMoHtOe4-JRDrtezzQNNh9EhWEh#/registration

56] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at annvinup@gmail.com.

57] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at https://afsc.org/events/action-hour-cease-fire-now?ms=EMA24EI1103&emci=17faec34-887a-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&emdi=9695a439-f87c-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&ceid=764241

58] – On Fri., June 21 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/373917/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

59] – Join a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., June 22 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at Druid Hill Park, 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 here, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon and Baltimore Bird Club experts will lead the search of avian friends! RSVP at https://md.audubon.org/events/birdwatching-tour-druid-hill-park-2?ms=aud-email-_(midatl)_ama_md_programming_april_may_2024_-_cloned_-_cloned&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=_(midatl)_ama_md_programming_april_may_2024_-_cloned_-_cloned&emci=06764bc4-d328-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=78402457-302b-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=2504878   Email baltimore@audubon.org

60]Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] on Sat., June 22 at 1 PM will be at the Pride Potluck in the Park in Malcolm X Park, 16th St. NW & W St. NW, WDC 20009. Bring a dish to share, games to play, your best pride-themed accessories, and a comfy chair or blanket to sit on. All are welcome! This event will be family-friendly. Look out for roses and Metro DC DSA merchandise! The location will be posted once the group sets up. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/pride-picnic-in-the-park?link_id=45&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-may-24-2024-2&email_referrer=email_2347123&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-7-2024

61] – Get over to Frederick Pride in Carroll Creek Park, Frederick 21701 on Sat. June 22 from 11 AM to 6 PM ET. Call 301-383-8787 or email pride@thefrederickcenter.org.  Visit https://www.visitfrederick.org/event/frederick-pride/7198/?emci=1dff67ea-d32c-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=8de5dc40-ec2c-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=136680

62]Join the South PG County Chapter of Progressive Maryland as it fights for better resources for our schools for the Power Our Schools Campaign launch.  The Town Hall on Sat., June 22 from 2 to 3:30 PM ET will take place at the Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill 20745. Come learn how we can fight for teacher salaries, after-school activities, mental health resources, and other community needs through Solar Panels! Come be a part of an organization that will bring direct change to our community’s problems! Join the fight against the developers and utility companies that have exploited our communities! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/629262/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_from_org

63]The Maryland CPUSA [md@cpusa.org] on Sat., June 22 from 6 to 9 PM ET are holding a Back Yard Cook-Out at 810 Winston Ave., Baltimore 21212. Bring food or drink to share with grilled food provided.  RSVP at 443-413-8758.  The rain date is June 23.  Hear back from our delegates to the Chicago National Convention of the CPUSA. A hat will be passed to purchase a sound system for rallies.

64] Two anti-US nuclear weapons in Germany activists are serving time in a German prison.  Should you want to write the women, use these addresses: Susan Crane or Susan van der Hijden, JVA Rohrbach, Peter-Caesar-Allee 1 55597 W├Âllstein, Germany. Visit this website -- www.noelhuis.nl/kernwapensweg

65] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

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 410-721-70 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] – 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.

He 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.  Dave printed new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need be- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check, or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at 1941mireille@gmail.com

68] -- 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.

69] – Yousef Zarbalian [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] -- 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, and 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, June 19, 2024

Baltimore Activists Alert -- June 20, 2024

40] UNRWA celebrates World Refugee Day – June 20

41] Brainstorm with ICAN about nuclear spending report – June 20

42] Phone bank for Jamaal Bowman – June 20

43] Virginia Victory 2924 – June 20

44] Juneteenth celebration – June 20

45] Climate activists defeated fossil fuel June 20

46] World Refugee Day – June 20

47] Songs of Struggle in the Americas – June 20

48] Moms demand Action meeting -- June 20

49] Letter writing with Greenpeace -- June 20

50] Stop the Money Pipeline -- June 20

51] Urgency for Palestine – June 20

52] Campaign to Victory Call – June 20

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40] – UNRWA USA [info@unrwausa.org] is hosting an event on World Refugee Day, Thursday, June 20, at noon ET. As we grieve the ongoing catastrophe in Gaza, UNRWA is also committed to preserving and honoring the stories of Palestine refugees.  While Palestine refugees mainly live in and around camps across the Middle East, many have built lives in the diaspora, including in the United States and Canada. These individuals have thrived as doctors, teachers, authors, engineers, and artists in their communities, often attributing their success to the support of UNRWA. Our Refugee Advisory Council members are children of UNRWA. They will share stories of how the Agency was integral to their upbringings in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon and continues to be part of their lives today. This event will also feature a music performance or two by talented artists from Gaza. RSVP at https://getinvolved.unrwausa.org/event/the-children-of-unrwa/e592690/register/new/select-tickets

41]ICAN [admin@icanw.org] is inviting you to brainstorm virtually about the nuclear spending report on Thurs., June 20 at 3 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.icanw.org/inspiration_and_brainstorm_online_session?utm_campaign=woa_volunteers_report_date&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ican

42] – The Nurses' Campaign To Win Medicare For All [info@medicare4all.org] wants you to get out the vote on Thurs., June 20 at 5 PM ET for Rep. Jamaal Bowman. If we don’t use our collective power to support Jamaal, we may lose one of the most outspoken supporters of Medicare for All. Rep. Bowman has remained steadfast in his support of Medicare for All, but AIPAC and other PACs are fueling his opponent’s campaign to unseat Jamaal and undermine our progress. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudOuorDMjGtZX_Ra9Fh3C7BGhM587KlfF?akid=219548.162593.h-udzo&rd=1&t=1#/registration

43] –On Thurs., June 20 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET, get with a Virginia Victory 2024: Monthly Grassroots Leadership Call, hosted by Tim Kaine for Virginia. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/626649/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

44] – LCV [feedback@lcv.org] on Thurs., June 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET is holding a Juneteenth Celebration: Honoring Freedom, Advancing Democracy, and Upholding Voting Rights. This holiday is also known as Freedom Day, a federal holiday marking the day that over 250,000 Black Americans were finally freed in Texas by executive decree — over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.  LCV invites you to a virtual panel conversation with climate organizers and Black leaders across the country to discuss our current political landscape, the impacts of environmental racism, and the intersectionality of issues that affect Black Americans. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/lcv/event/631168/?utm_source=email

45] – WePower is hosting a gathering on Thurs., June 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET to learn how Mi’kmaq grandmothers and climate activists defeated fossil fuel. AltaGas — the controversial parent company of Washington Gas — is increasingly referred to as “one of the worst fossil fuel companies in North America.” For nearly 10 years, Indigenous Mi’kmaq grandmothers from Nova Scotia fought — and won — a bruising pipeline fight against AltaGas. Along the way, they encountered the kind of false claims, greed and fossil fuel expansion efforts that Washington Gas now shows almost daily across DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Join WePower DC on Thurs., June 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, WDC 20036 to hear the incredible story of the Mi’kmaq grandmothers and of climate activists’ fight against AltaGas, and learn how you, too, can fight AltaGas and Stop Project Pipes. RSVP AT https://ccanactionfund.org/indigenous-grandmothers-vs-altagas/?link_id=8&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-may-24-2024-2&email_referrer=email_2347123&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-7-2024

46] – Valentina Dallona [team@justiceisglobal.org] wants you to attend a webinar on Thurs., June 20, World Refugee Day, at 6:30 PM ET for a conversation on how we stand with climate displaced people around the world! As our leaders in government increasingly move to shut down our borders by means of physical and legal measures, we want to come together this World Refugee Day to honor the strength and resilience of displaced individuals worldwide and explore strategies to advance global climate justice for immigrant and refugee communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Talk about how we can fight for global climate action and work towards a future where all individuals can thrive in safe and sustainable communities.  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LJ4qBEs0SieCFnGn6fP8Yg?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-webinar-join-us-on-world-refugee-day-for-a-conversation-on-how-we-stand-with-climate-displaced-people-around-the-world-2&email_referrer=email_2351711&email_subject=webinar-join-us-on-world-refugee-day-for-a-conversation-on-how-we-stand-with-climate-displaced-people-around-the-world#/registration

47] – TUNE IN on Thurs., June 20 from 7 to 9 PM ET to THIS LIVE (free) BROADCAST via YOUTUBE and Facebook of Songs of Struggle in the Americas.  It is produced by the Peoples Music Network, and coordinated by Nicaragua's Ambassador to the US & Canada, Lautaro Sandino.  Hear from musicians from across the Americas and enjoy simultaneous translation of conversations. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/832142095033699

48] –Alison Rodner [maryland@momschapterleaders.org] wants you to join MD Moms Demand Action for the virtual chapter meeting on Thurs., June 20 at 7 PM ET. RSVP at https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/58226/signup/?_gl=1*fhxs4v*_ga*OTU2MjA3NzAxLjE3MDgxMDg0NDQ.*_ga_LT0FWV3EK3*MTcxNzQ0ODk2MS42MS4xLjE3MTc0NDg5NzYuMC4wLjA.&emci=b12cd7a5-ed21-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=a1dee594-3c24-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=1738958

Get an update on the work going on around the state and talk about upcoming events and actions. New members are always welcome!

49] – Greenpeace USA [info@greenpeaceusa.org] wants you to know that letter writing is back on Thurs., June 20 at 8 PM ET.  ‌Join Greenpeace USA Votes’ kickoff call to learn about letter writing for the 2024 General Election!  Last year was Earth's warmest year on record, and climate scientists are predicting 2024 will be even hotter than 2023. Hotter temperatures means more severe natural disasters like hurricanes and tropical cyclones; wildfires and floods will wreak havoc on more communities across the country. The situation is dire; we need champions in Congress who will fight for a healthy planet and a people-powered democracy. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/greenpeaceusavotes/event/629268/?utm_source=email&sourceid=&emci=382c0d3e-8727-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=ecefc422-4028-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=1705696

50] –Stop the Money Pipeline [info@stopthemoneypipeline.com] is trying to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and Indigenous and local communities in Virginia and West Virginia have been at the forefront of the resistance to the Mountain Valley Pipeline for years. Mountain Valley Inc. has been trying to put the pipeline in service this month, but has faced consistent delays. On Thurs., June 20 at 8 PM ET, join an educational webinar about the status of the fight against MVP and learn how you can get involved: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wrhBg0KzQAmi18RKO_xeJg#/registration?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-rsvp-thurs-620-frontline-dispatch-part-1&email_referrer=email_2349311&email_subject=rsvp-thurs-620-frontline-dispatch-part-1

51] – Join Friends of Sabeel North America on Thurs., June 20 at 8 PM ET for an urgent upcoming webinar with Jonathan Kuttab, moderated by Ciara Taylor: The Fierce Urgency of Now: For Palestine, There Is No Time for Apathy. With new insights and key takeaways about this historic crisis, FOSNA Executive Director Jonathan Kuttab returns from Palestine with an urgent message and call to action for the FOSNA community and all persons of conscience. We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuGqpj8sHNIWt9-jrSaP-QaXQIIZ-r9n#/registration

52] -- Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to join in on Thurs., June 20 at 9 PM ET for the Campaign to Victory Call.  RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuGgrDItHdeYV7F9QQsruFMypvcMt5Fc#/registration

We have several vital elections coming up, and we need a full team effort nationwide to bring home these crucial victories. Many primaries are quickly approaching. Squad Member Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) is right in the crosshairs of AIPAC and other dark money players because of his principled progressive stands. Bonnie Watson-Coleman has been endorsed several times, and she's been a stalwart Progressive Caucus Member and champion for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, Peace, and all of our other issues.  John Padora (CO-04) is a future Squad Member, and an inspiring voice for addressing additional issues, such as economic justice.

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