Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 19, 2023

46] Show solidarity with the Russian Socialist Movement – Jan. 19

47] Stop Manchin’s FERC -- Jan. 19

48] Virtual training with Brady Organizing Team -- Jan.  19

49] Election Protection phone bank – Jan. 19, 20, 22 & 24

50] Social Meetup of the Northern Virginia Branch DSA -- Jan. 19

51] Teach-In on Feminism and Global Justice – Jan. 19

52] CCAN Action Member meet-up – Jan. 19

53] Yemen War Powers Resolution: Past, Present, and Future -- Jan. 19

54] Progressive Harford County meeting -- Jan. 19


46] – This is a call for solidarity with Russian anti-war activists by Ilya Budraitskis on behalf of The Russian Socialist Movement. For over a decade, Russian antifascists have commemorated January 19 as their day of solidarity. This is the date when in 2009, in the center of Moscow, the human rights and leftist activist Stanislav Markelov and the journalist and anarchist Anastasia Baburova were gunned down by neo-Nazis. The murder of Markelov and Baburova became the culmination of the ultra-right terror of the 2000s, which killed hundreds of migrants and dozens of anti-fascists. For many years, while it was still possible, Russian activists held antifascist demonstrations and rallies on January 19 under the slogan “To remember is to fight!” As Russian activists forced to leave Russia for political reasons, we ask our foreign comrades and all those who care to support the antifascist action on January 19.  We ask you to send us information about any solidarity actions during the week of January 19-24 – pickets, open meetings, online discussions, and even personal photos with posters – by e-mail at

47] – Beyond Extreme Energy [] hopes to Stop Manchin's FERC on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 9 AM ET with an action at 888 First St. NE, WDC 20002.  Sign up at  Corrupt coal baron, Senator Joe Manchin, now effectively controls FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. On the morning of January 19th, when the FERC commissioners have their monthly meeting, we will take action in front of the FERC DC headquarters in DC demanding that Manchin be removed as head of the Senate committee which oversees FERC.

  FERC needs to stop being a rubber stamp agency for the methane gas industry. Yet last March, after FERC under the leadership of Richard Glick had begun to take steps toward reform, Manchin used his power to stop it, in collaboration with other FERC commissioners. Since Manchin began to pressure FERC decisions- FERC has approved natural gas projects that amount to a cumulative 282,866,661 metric tons of C02 a year.  Then, after President Biden in September nominated Glick for a second term, Manchin refused to hold a hearing on that nomination, so Glick is now gone.

48] – On Thurs., Jan. 19 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2023.

49] – On Thurs., Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Fri., Jan. 20 from 4 to 6 PM, Sat. Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., Jan. 24 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

50] –On Thurs., Jan. 19 from 6 to 8:30 PM, join a Social Meetup of the Northern Virginia Branch DSA at Quincy Hall, 4001 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Email novabranch [at] RSVP at QUINCY HALL is one BLOCK FROM the BALLSTON-MU METRO STOP and FOUR BLOCKS FROM VIRGINIA SQUARE-GMU METRO STOP.  Covid-19 Vaccine is required for attendance. You do not need to be a DSA member to attend.  You can go to the website to order food: quincyhallbar [dot] com/.

51] – Valentina Dallona [] thinks you will be interested in a Teach-In on Feminism and Global Justice on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 6:30 PM ET. Across the world, feminists are organizing and figuring out how to build movements that earn freedom and liberation for themselves, their communities and their countries. At Justice is Global, it is noted that feminist struggles are inevitably tied to the structure of the global economy. From the US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade to Iranian feminists struggling for civil rights; from Chilean feminists rewriting their constitution, to the assault on feminist organizing in China—the importance of standing in solidarity with feminist movements has never been clearer. Join a conversation featuring Silvia Federici and feminist organizers from Argentina, India, and Egypt. RSVP at

52] – CCAN [] is hosting an Action Member meetup on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 7 PM ET to discuss the 2023 legislative goals including MD climate legislation, offshore wind, all-electric buildings & more. Last year, great progress was made advancing climate-friendly policies in Maryland. RSVP at

53] –On Thurs., Jan. 19 from 7 to 8 PM ET, check out the Yemen War Powers Resolution: Past, Present, and Future. The US-Saudi Yemen War has never been authorized by Congress.  Will Congress support a new War Powers Resolution to end it?   We'll hear from Yemeni-born Dr. Aisha Jumaan and from Friends Committee on National Legislations' Hassan El-Tayyab.  The conflict, begun in March of 2015, has been called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis by the United Nations and has never been authorized by Congress.

  We’ve had successes and failures along the way. Though the Saudi bombings from the air have stopped, the blockade that causes so much damage through man-made famine continues. In a new year, with a new Congress, it’s time to examine how that efforts to end this war have gone, and where we go from here. Dr. Aisha Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women in development. Hassan El-Tayyab is FCNL’s legislative director for Middle East policy. Register at

54] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] wants you to know about the Progressive Harford County meeting on Thurs., Jan. 18 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Join Progressive Harford County on Zoom. Discuss upcoming events and other issues in Harford County. Councilmember Jacob Bennett will also be there to let the chapter know how the group can support him during his legal battle with the County Council and County Executive.  Learn how a bill becomes law in the Maryland General Assembly. Del. David Moon, Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, will be the featured speaker providing a case study on a bill. RSVP at

To be continued.

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"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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