Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 20 - 24, 2016

17] Nuclear Development in North Korea – July 20  
18] Volunteer with the Flowers for Senate campaign – July 20 & 24
19] It’s a Coup! – July 20
20] Black Lives Assembly – July 20
17] – On Wed., July 20 from 10 to11 AM, , Seok-soo Lee, Korea National Defense University; and Kongdan Oh, International Institute for Strategic Studies will tackle ,"Nuclear Developments in North Korea." At the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2121 K St. NW, WDC 20037.  RSVP  Email  .

18] – Millions if Marylanders are searching for a way out of the corporate two-party mess...let's show them a better option! Call or text 443-545-9149 to volunteer for either of these events! On Wed., July 20 meet at the Flowers for Senate office in Baltimore to make calls to Maryland voters.  Just bring a phone. Baltimore Pride is Maryland's biggest celebration of the LGBTQ community. Help spread the word on Sun., July 24.  Go to

19] – Amazon Watch and the Center for Economic and Policy Research invite you to a "Green Bag" presentation: It's a Coup, Social and Environmental Implications of Brazil's Political Turmoil. It will take place on Wed., July 20 from 12:30 to 2 PM at Amazon Watch / CIEL Conference Room, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, #1100, (above Cosi, Dupont Circle South), WDC,. Maria Luisa Mendonça is in Washington, DC as part of an initiative asking U.S. Members of Congress, unions and NGOs to endorse a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, urging his caution in any interactions with the interim authorities, and to refrain from any public statements that could be interpreted as showing support for the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

President Dilma Rousseff has been temporarily suspended from office and is facing a political trial in Brazil's senate promoted primarily by politicians implicated in corruption scandals. A permanent replacement of Brazilian President Rouseff by the reactionary, evangelical, rightwing government of Michel Temer would imply serious social and environmental consequences for the country and the whole region.  Members of Temer's interim government have backed complete deregulation of environmental impact studies for any infrastructure project, while a recent nominee of a military General to head Brazil’s indigenous agency (FUNAI) has spurred national protest. Temer also approved new legislation to allow fumigation of pesticides without regulation, even in urban areas, among other measures to cut social investments in education, healthcare and housing.

20] – Movement for Black Lives Assembly Meeting is at 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC, on Wed., July 20 from 6 to 9 PM.  The Steering Committee will give updates on upcoming events and actions for Black August and delve into a popular education session on mass incarceration and imperialism in the US context. Email Noor at

21] – Forging Alliances in Struggles for Social Justice: Lessons from a Forgotten Hero is happening at Riverby Books, 417 East Capitol St. SE, WDC, on Wed., July 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  This is a Book Talk & Signing by Carolyn L. Karcher of A REFUGEE FROM HIS RACE Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight Against White Supremacy.  Support JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, as half the proceeds of book sales will go toward their chapter. Acclaimed by African Americans as their most devoted ally and reviled by white supremacists as a race traitor, Tourgée campaigned side by side with Black activists against disfranchisement, segregation, and lynching. Karcher will speak about what we in the Palestine solidarity movement can learn from Tourgée’s alliance with African Americans.  Refreshments will be served.  RSVP at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [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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