Sunday, December 12, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 13 - 16, 2021

18] Send a text for the Freedom to Vote Act – Dec. 13

19] Our Revolution Baltimore City/Baltimore County meeting – Dec. 13

20] Emergency Election Protection Coalition -- Dec. 13

21] Innocent until Proven Muslim – Dec. 13

22] The Radical Legacy of Nonviolence Organizing – Dec. 13

23] OR National Organizing Call -- Dec. 13

24] South Korea’s Presidential Election and US-ROK Relations – Dec. 14

25] Say No to weapons research at JHU – Dec. 14

26] Divest for immigrant justice! – Dec. 14 

27] Phone Bank for Brooke Lierman – Dec. 14 & Dec. 16

28] Comprehensive climate platform for the 2022 General Assembly – Dec. 14

29] Testify for Fair Maps! – Dec. 14

30] Witness Against Torture book club – Dec. 14

31] Deconstruction Stakeholders Meeting – Dec. 14



18] – The RepresentUs Team [] is looking for people to text bank voters in key states on Mon., Dec. 13 from noon to 5 PM ET.  Pass the Freedom to Vote Act. There are only have a few weeks to pressure wavering lawmakers to stay in Washington, fix the filibuster, and save our democracy. Join in at

19] – Sheila Ruth and Barrie Friedland [] want to inform you that on Mon., Dec. 13 at 4:45 PM ET there is an Our Revolution Baltimore City/Baltimore County meeting with 13 legislators presenting their progressive priorities for the 2022 session. RSVP at

20] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is hosting Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General, on Defending Democracy and Voting Rights at 5 PM ET on Mon., Dec. 13. Sign up at Please submit any questions to: Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

21] – Innocent until Proven Muslim is happening on Mon., Dec. 13 from 7 to 8 PM EST. When we analyze the events of the 9/11 Attack, and its aftermath, one legacy that usually remains invisible and unacknowledged is how the War on Terror has impacted Muslim Americans. See What has it meant to live as part of the “suspect” community? In her recently published book: Innocent until Proven Muslim, Islamophobia, the War on Terror and the Muslim Experience since 9/11, Dr. Maha Hilal deconstructs two decades of U.S. Policies that, essentially, established an apparatus of State violence against Muslims. Hilal, Co-Director of Justice for the Muslims Collective, is a researcher and writer on institutionalized Islamophobia. Dorchester People for Peace and Mass Peace Action are very pleased to welcome Dr. Maha Hilal. Register at

22] – Healing Resistance: The Radical Legacy of Nonviolence Organizing is hosted by Baltimore Peace Builders and the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council (CMEC).  The webinar will be led Kazu Haga on Mon., Dec. 13 at 7:30 PM EST.  We are living in a time of compounding crises, and we need to organize a response that has the power to match the escalation of the violence and destruction we are facing. But social change does not happen overnight, and it does not happen spontaneously. Throughout history, transformative change has happened through deep study, training and preparation.  Explore frameworks on building a movement that has the power to stop injustice while healing relationships and bringing us one step closer to the Beloved Community. Register at To purchase Kazu’s book "Healing Resistance," click

23] – Our Revolution [] wants you to tune in at 8:30 PM ET on Mon., Dec. 13 for the National Organizing Call. The indomitable Nina Turner will reflect on the past year and where the movement goes from here.  You will also hear from Indira Shuemaker, an inspiring activist who won her race for city council in Des Moines, Iowa!  RSVP at

24] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is hosting on Tues., Dec. 14 from 9 to 10 AM ET a Korea Policy Forum, South Korea’s Presidential Election & US-ROK Relations. This session will focus on the foreign policy of Lee Jae-myung (presented by Joon Hyung Kim). If you already registered for the original December 7th event featuring both speakers, you have automatically been registered for Session 1 and do not need to re-register. An additional RSVP is needed to attend Session 2 on December 14th.  South Koreans will soon go to the polls to elect their next president on March 9, 2022. The two leading candidates are former Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung from the ruling Democratic Party and former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl from the opposition People Power Party. As these two candidates hold divergent views on foreign policy, the results of this consequential election will surely have a major impact on US-ROK relations.  Register at

25] – Join us in challenging Johns Hopkins University -- Say No to Weapons Contracts at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tues., Dec. 14 from 4 to 5 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, and 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email:

26] – The American Friends Service Committee is calling for divestment from border and surveillance industries on Tues., Dec. 14 at 5 PM ET. Divest for immigrant justice! AFSC’s Investigate Project has identified more than 60 companies with significant involvement in the militarization of the U.S. - Mexico border and in the surveillance and criminalization of immigrant communities. In this webinar, get the first-ever divestment list designed to promote immigrant justice and how you can take action today. Sign in at

27] – Phone Bank for Brooke Lierman by canvassing the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you will need to phone bank! Phone bank from 6 to 8 PM ET on Dec. 14 and Dec. 16 by signing in at

28] – CCAN [] wants you to join in on Tues., Dec. 14 at 6:30 PM ET for What SHOULD Maryland leaders do about climate change? An exciting new platform to fight climate change in Maryland will be unveiled. The 2022 Maryland General Assembly session starts in just a few weeks, and the pressure is on to pass major, substantive climate policy in the final year of the four-year legislative term. With unprecedented federal funding coming this way, this is a golden opportunity to once again lift Maryland up as a national leader on climate... but only if our legislators are prepared to lead!

  That's why CCAN has worked tirelessly with other top climate activists — Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Legislative Coalition-Climate Justice Wing, Maryland Sierra Club, and others — to develop a comprehensive climate platform for the 2022 General Assembly session. Sign up at

29] – Sheila Ruth and Barrie Friedland [] want to inform you that  on Tues., Dec. 14 at 7 PM ET if you live in Baltimore County you can testify for Fair Maps! The current plan, it is believed, violates the landmark Voting Rights Act. Sign up to testify at

30] – Witness Against Torture [] wants you to know that the WAT Book Group is discussing Mansoor Adayfi's new memoir, Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo on Tuesdays Dec. 14 and 28 and Jan. 4 at 7 PM ET. To join in, email with subject "Mansoor Book Group." Visit See

31] – Steph Compton of the Energy Justice Network wants you to join a Deconstruction Stakeholders Meeting #2 on Tues., Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM. Here's the link to join, Invited are architects, developers, designers, trades unions, and folks that do construction and demolition to contribute to the conversation.

32] – The Committee for the Republic is hosting a webinar AMERICAN REGIME CHANGE IN SYRIA with Jeremy Kuzmarov, Managing Editor of CovertAction Magazine, & Ted Postol on Tues., Dec. 14 at 7 PM (EST}. RSVP at  Use this Zoom Link: The American multi-trillion-dollar military-industrial-security complex dwarfs its ancestors by orders of magnitude. Dangerous proponents of truth are summarily ostracized and stigmatized. Exemplary of this odious phenomenon was the U.S. government's attempt to deceive the public about twin alleged chemical warfare attacks by Syrian president Bashir Al-Assad in 2013 and 2017. The allegations were a pretext for the expansion of U.S. military and covert intervention in Syria’s civil war. Enter MIT scientist Ted Postol, a Committee for the Republic Defender of Liberty award winner. Running forensic supercomputer simulations, Postol and his collaborators established to a scientific certainty that neither of the two attacks were the handiwork of the Syrian government.  

The Postol findings directly contradicted the official executive branch and UN-sanctioned narrative. Postol faced tremendous pushback. One of his articles was withdrawn from the Princeton-based Science & Global Security after the editors received a letter from Dr. Gregory Koblentz, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and director of the biodefense graduate program at George Mason University. The letter smeared Postol as a conspiracy theorist and crank. Previously, Postol was attacked by Elliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, a UK-based research agency supported by the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which advances disinformation about countries targeted for American regime change. The attempt to suppress Postol’s findings and smear a scientist with a long record of exposing past government frauds reflects on the pathology of the American empire. Truth is taboo if it reveals official lies touching on the military-industrial-security complex or concocted justifications for war.

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] 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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