Thursday, October 5, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 5 - 6, 2023

44] Finland and Estonia in the crosshairs – Oct. 5

45] Brady Organizing Team -- Oct. 5

46] Listen-Lead-Share (LLS) session – Oct. 5

47] Community Listening Circle Oct. 5

48] Social Housing organizing meeting – Oct. 5

49] DSA Mini Phone Bank Oct. 5

50] Banned -- Oct. 5

51] Challenge the utilities – Oct. 5

52] Phil Berrigan’s 100th -- Oct. 5

53] Trump disqualified – Oct. 5

54] Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy – Oct. 6


44] – Check out Ambassadors Up-Close: Finland and Estonia in the Age of Great Competition on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET at American University, School of International Service, Abrahamson Family Founders Room, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016, sponsored by the Transatlantic Policy Center.  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the deepening Russia-China partnership continue to pose a major threat to the US, NATO, and the European political and security order. Close allies Finland and Estonia have been at the forefront of this more volatile context with Russia and China, prompting key changes in their approaches, including Finland’s joining NATO earlier this year.

  H.E. Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the United States, and H.E. Kristjan Prikk, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the United States, will discuss these major challenges in a conversation moderated by SIS professor Garret Martin. RSVP at

45] – On Thurs., Oct. 5 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.

46] – The Environmental Justice Task Force [] thinks you will want to attend on Thurs., Oct. 5 at 6 PM ET a follow-up virtual Listen-Lead-Share (LLS) session. Progressive Maryland thinks this is a critical time, and together we have the opportunity to explore and document issues plaguing our communities in South Baltimore. Be part of the discussion. With YOUR feedback, help create the vision for the future we want to see actualized in the community. Register at

47] – Delaware Pacem in Terris [] on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 PM ET will hold a Community Listening Circle at 1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington, DE 19802.  Interested in building strong relationships with your neighbors? Please join the Circle and engage in open dialogue that can unlock the door to connection and understanding. Light refreshments will be provided.  During circles work together to create a safe space. This is only possible if all attendees are present from the beginning. Please be prompt; doors will close when the circle begins. RSVP at

48] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 PM ET is holding a Social Housing Organizing meeting.  RSVP at A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.

  Join the Social Housing Working Group for its biweekly organizing meeting. Learn about its latest activities, what they're planning for the future, and how to get involved. The Social Housing Working Group seeks to educate Metro DC DSA chapter members and the general public about social housing and to facilitate collective action in support of the passage and implementation of the Green New Deal for Housing Amendment Act. The legislation proposes to create mixed-income, district-owned housing with market rate units that subsidize a larger number of affordable units. It's a pioneering approach that deepens affordability, invests surplus funds into the creation of more social housing, and locks-in financial sustainability. The bill also includes climate and labor standards and elected tenant boards with oversight over building management.

49] – The Metro DC DSA is hosting a Defund MPD Working Group Mini Phone Bank on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET at the MLK Library, 401-D Conference Room, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001 US.  RSVP at

Help DSA clean up its list! Call members and see if they are still interested in being involved.

50] – LIVE from the New York Public Library and THE ATLANTIC is BANNED: CENSORSHIP AND FREE EXPRESSION IN AMERICA on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  PEN America president Ayad Akhtar and author Imani Perry will talk about the danger of book banning and limits on freedom of expression, how attempts to silence artists threaten democracy, and what we can do to fight back.  To watch the livestream, register at

51] –Solar United Neighbors [] on Thurs., Oct. 5 at 7 PM ET is hosting a webinar: How to Stop Utilities from Using Our Money against Us.  In nearly every state, monopoly utilities are permitted to use ratepayer funds for lobbying and other inappropriate uses. Learn how three states — Connecticut, Colorado, and Maine — passed laws to stop this abuse of utility monopolies, and how your state can take action too. RSVP at

52] –A 100th Birthday Party for Philip Francis Berrigan will happen on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 7 to 9 PM ET.  The format will be joyous and festive with opportunity for participants to share their memories and appreciations of Phil. Our sharing will be kicked off by Brad Wolf, author of the forthcoming book A Ministry of Risk: Writings on Peace and Nonviolence by Philip Berrigan with Frida Berrigan and Jerry Berrigan. Bring a favorite beverage to toast this great and beloved man. RSVP at https:/ with a meeting ID of 838 5080 2524 and a passcode of 8zUa5V.

53] –On Thurs., Oct. 5 from 8 to 9 PM ET, People Power United will hold a virtual Town Hall: How Article 14.3 of the Constitution Disqualifies Trump from Running for President.  RSVP at

What is 14.3? Who has the authority to prevent Trump from appearing on the ballot as a candidate for President? What can we do as citizens to ensure that the rule of law applies to former Presidents and that no one is above the law?  Learn how we can protect our vote and our voice in our democracy.  People Power United champions progressive values and power to the people. We are a group of people who believe in the possibility of change and work to make it happen.

54] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy on Fri., Oct. 6 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET.

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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