Sunday, June 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 26 - 27, 2023

22] Light a candle – June 26

23] Aftermath of Guantánamo – June 26

24] Shifting Power Dynamics in a Multi-power World – June 26

25] Tribute to Survivors of Torture – June 26

26] Combating Antisemitism and Racism – June 26

27] Light in Gaza Webinar June 27

28] Free bike repairs – June 27

29] Russia out of Ukraine – June 27


22] -- Light a candle on the evening of June 26, the UN International Day of Support for Victims of Torture.

23] – "It follows you every place you go": The Aftermath of Guantánamo will be discussed on Mon., June 26 at 4 PM ET.  Muslim Counterpublics Lab, part of the Guantanamo Survivors Fund (GSF) and the Center for Constitutional Rights, invites you to a 90-minute virtual event to mark June 26, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.  Hear from three former Guantanamo prisoners in a conversation about the aftermath of Guantanamo: Ahmed Errachidi, a Moroccan-born chef working in London on September 11, 2001; Mansoor Adayfi, GSF's Director of Outreach, who was just 19 years old when he was taken to Guantanamo Bay Prison; and Sufyian Barhoumi who returned to his native Algeria last year, after his repatriation arranged by the Obama Administration was delayed for five years by President Trump. Sign up at

24] – The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [] is hosting a webinar on Mon., June 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET -- SHIFTING POWER DYNAMICS: UKRAINE, RUSSIA, AND U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS IN a MULTIPOLAR WORLD. Register at While the Biden administration tends to perceive the world as being divided between two great power blocs, with the U.S. and its allies on one side and a nefarious alliance of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea on the other, most of the world sees a more complex picture, with multiple centers of power and complex, fluid arrangements among the major players. This is evident in the world's response to the war in Ukraine.

The Ukraine War has crystalized forces that have been building for years, crystalizing a new multipolar world. While many in Washington believe that the entire world, minus those four bad actors, supports Western-backed efforts to ensure a decisive Ukrainian victory over Russia, most Global South leaders have avoided taking sides in the war and prefer an early negotiated settlement. What they see emerging is a multipolar world, in which the U.S., the EU, China, Russia, India, and other countries exercise significant global power and influence, along with regional powers like Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa. Hear from Helena Cobban and Michael Klare.

25] -- Witness Against Torture [] hopes you will be interested in an online event on June 26, UN Day in Support of Survivors of Torture at 7 PM ET --  Courageous Voices, Unbreakable Spirits: a Tribute to Survivors of Torture.  RSVP at This is a powerful gathering of passionate people from around the world, coming together to celebrate the strength and resilience of the human spirit, and stand up for those whose voices have been silenced. 

26] -- Molly Amster [] is inviting you to Allies in Action: Combating Antisemitism and Racism on Mon., June 26 at 7 PM ET. This is a virtual learning session convened by the Avodah Institute for Social Change in partnership with the Black Jewish Liberation Collective. Everyone deserves to live with freedom, safety, and belonging. Come discuss how antisemitism and racism are part of the same machinery of oppression, and learn how we to overcome violence and fear by shifting away from isolation and towards community building. Register at

27] – AFSC [] is hosting a webinar on Tues., June 27 at noon ET Light in Gaza Webinar: A Rose Shoulders Up: Poetry and Culture in Gaza, with Mosab Abu Toha.  The conversation with Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha will include Professor Ann Lesch!  They will discuss Mosab's work and contribution to the Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire anthology, "Exporting Oranges and Short Stories: Cultural Struggle in the Gaza Strip." Mosab will also share some of his award-winning poetry.    Register at 

28] – Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] wants you to know about a Mobile Bike Shop at Lake Montebello on Tues., June 27 from 4 to 7 PM ET.  RSVP at  Free bike repairs will take place under Bikemore's tent near the Pump Station,

29] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., June 20 from 4:30 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.

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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