Sunday, May 19, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert --- May 20 - 21, 2024

18] See film MATEWAN – May 20

19] See film MOTHER’S MILK May 20

20] Nature of God – May 20

21] Know your Rights May 20

22] Back from the Brink meeting – May 21

23] Letter-Writing with Swing Left Baltimore – May 21


18]  – Metro DC DSA [] on Mon., May 20 at 6:45 PM is joining United Mine Workers of America and Labor Heritage Foundation in hosting a viewing of Matewan at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring 20910. This American labor classic is based on the 1920 showdown between West Virginia coal miners and coal company agents hired to prevent them from unionizing. As organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper, in his film debut) explains, "They got you fightin' white against colored, native against foreign, hollow against hollow, when you know there ain't but two sides in this world — them that work and them that don't. You work, they don't. That's all you got to know about the enemy." The cast includes James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn and Will Oldham; with Oscar®-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler. DIR/SCR John Sayles, 1987. Tickets are $13 (with a discount for those with a union membership card). RSVP at

19] – Susan Barnett [] wants you to see a film "Ma Ka Doodh" (Mother's Milk) about the beef and milk industry in India on Mon., 20 at 7 PM ET, as part of the Reel and Meal series. RSVP at < can attend in person or by Zoom. Arrive/Log on by 6:45 PM. Please come to the New Deal Café at 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt. You are encouraged to enjoy a Plant-Based Meal to support our mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues. The New Deal Café serves a variety of plant-based meals.  Online attendees can order a meal for takeout.

 India, the world's most populous country, is the world's largest consumer and exporter of cow's milk. It is also one of the world's largest exporters of beef. Home to 1.1 billion Hindus, cows are considered sacred and killing them is prohibited in most areas of India.  Filmmaker and medical Doctor Harsha Akmakuri will lead the discussion. He travelled around India to make this poignant film about cows, buffalos and profits. He became a devoted vegan/vegetarian in the process.

 The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group.  For more information on this month’s film please call Frank Gervasi at 301 467-2418 for further information or see the Reel and Meal Facebook page:

20] – The Maurin Academy <> on Mon., May 20 at 8 PM ET is doing a Summer Seminar with Dr. Laurie M. Johnson in her four-week long summer seminar series, "More Real than the World: Ancient Insights into the Nature of God."   Using selections of texts from Plato's Republic, Gorgias, Symposium, and Laws, Laurie will discuss key ideas that attracted early Christians: Plato's idealism (doctrine of the forms), his views on justice, the role of human love, the existence of God, and the afterlife. The last half hour, at least, will be for open discussion. Each session will run roughly 1.5 hours. Register at

21] –CODEPINK [] wants you to join a training on Mon., May 20 at 8 PM ET -- "Know Your Rights" with the National Lawyers Guild! In times like these, staying connected and sharing strategy is crucial as we unite to demand a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the Israeli occupation in Palestine! For more information on safety and security while protesting for peace, visit the CODEPINK Know Your Rights Resource Page.  RSVP at

22] – Back from the Brink [] is holding a Local Organizing Meetup on Tues., May 21 at 1 PM ET.  How to make best local use of the BftB-hosted “Conversation with Annie Jacobsen” on May 29th, and planning ahead for Hiroshima/Nagasaki events, perhaps involving local elected leaders. RSVP at

23] – Letter-Writing with Swing Left Baltimore will happen on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 PM ET.  This will take place from May 21 through June 25.  Meet the organizer on his/her porch in Roland Park to make a difference in the upcoming election. Flip the House and re-elect President Biden. Write letters using an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections. Never written letters before? Hop on to and make an account; and download twenty letters.  RSVP at

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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