Thursday, April 11, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 12 - 13, 2024

53] Florida’s wildlife under attack – April 12

54] Peace vigil at the White House April 12

55] Friday Power Lunch April 12

56] Women in Black vigil – April 12

57] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – April 12

58] Vigil for a ceasefire – April 12

59] Power Half-hour for Gaza April 12

60] Art of Resistance and Solidarity AUCTION – April 12

61] Fourth Branch Action discussion April 12

62] Community Wealth Building Fund April 13

63] The funeral mass for Bishop Tom Gumbleton April 13

64] Vote uncommitted – April 13

65] Freedom to vote -- April 13

66] Activist is selling her home

67] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

68] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

69] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

70] Do you need a doctor?

71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

72] Do you need any book shelves?

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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53] – Defenders of Wildlife [defenders@mail.defenders.org] are holding a webinar about Florida’s wildlife which is in trouble on Fri., April 12 at 11:30 AM ET.  Defenders will present its “Florida in Focus” edition of this series. Join in to Learn about the Drivers of the Nation’s Biodiversity Crisis!  Florida’s wildlife and wild places are in grave danger. Florida has the unfortunate distinction of being the state that faces the most severe biodiversity threats. But at the same time, meaningful actions are occurring in Florida to address some of the leading drivers of biodiversity decline. RSVP at https://support.defenders.org/page/65111/survey/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=040224_FL_BiodiversityWebinar_InviteResend&utm_content=040224+FL+Biodiversity+Webinar+Invite+Resend&ea.url.id=2440738

 54] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is April 12 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. 

 By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

55] – On Fri., April 12 at noon ET, join the Friday Power Lunch, a weekly show amplifying the voices of the Virginia Grassroots on politics, culture, and making change with the BADASS women of Network NOVA. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscumspzMoHtOe4-JRDrtezzQNNh9EhWEh#/registration

56] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at annvinup@gmail.com.

57] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at https://afsc.org/events/action-hour-cease-fire-now?ms=EMA24EI1103&emci=17faec34-887a-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&emdi=9695a439-f87c-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&ceid=764241

58] –Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., April 12 (unless there is rain) at the corners of Pimlico Road and Northern Parkway (by the racetrack) as the group calls for a ceasefire and hand out leaflets.  The set-up is at 3 PM, and the demo will end at 4:45 PM ET. Banners and signs are available. The BPA gatherings are quiet and peaceful.  Contact Ronda Cooperstein [rondacooperstein@hotmail.com]. 

59] –Jewish Voice for Peace [info@jewishvoiceforpeace.org] is doing Power Half Hours for Gaza every day, Monday through Friday, at 3 PM ET. Sign up to take collective action toward a ceasefire alongside hundreds of other people like you. RSVP at https://jvp-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Un0Lupy1SFObVVXJaZO5UQ?_x_zm_rtaid=J9kaFJwuR9e7Mh6JBKOREg.1708646266475.2a692d3bfd22320e6c703079034c64f4&_x_zm_rhtaid=813#/registration  If the Zoom room is full, go to https://www.youtube.com/@JewishVoiceforPeace/streams.

  There are no words to describe the devastating pain of the last four months, in which the Israeli military has killed over 29,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 11,500 children. The highest court in the world has named Israel’s actions as plausibly a genocide. And the U.S. government is actively supporting the Israeli military as it wreaks devastation on the over 2 million Palestinians in Gaza.

60] – The Baltimore Club, CPUSA [md@cpusa.org] is hosting an exciting “Art of Resistance and Solidarity” AUCTION on Fri., April 12 from 7 to 9 PM on Zoom to support the 2024 People’s World national fund drive.  And you are invited!

Go to the webpage www.baltimorecpusa.org to see the items and the opening bids. Consider what items you want to bid on from the collection. Then on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 9 PM win your picks on Zoom: https://bit.ly/4ahJBie and pay with PayPal or alternative arrangement. Your item(s) will be shipped to you within two weeks after payment, or you can arrange a pick-up.

See the People’s World at www.peoplesworld.org.  Protect voting rights to defeat Trump in November!  See this update on the collapse of the Key Bridge in Baltimore:  https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/right-wing-republicans-drop-worker-rights-bomb-on-baltimore-bridge-rebuilding/

61] – On Fri., April 12 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/373917/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

62] – On Sat., April 13 at 11 AM to 2 PM ET, there is a WuFu Canvass starting at 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/618581/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

 This Saturday, the WUFU coalition will be collecting signatures at the following events: Housing and Community Development Candidate Forum, Baltimore Unity Hall, 12-3 BRED Co-Op Jumpstart, Impact Hub, 10-4 Farmers Markets. You can pick up material from Baltimore Unity Hall from 11 AM!

63] – The funeral mass for Bishop Tom Gumbleton will be on Sat.,  April 13 at noon ET at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.  The Mass will be livestreamed on the Cathedral's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/cathedral.aod  Find all the funeral information at this link https://paxchristiusa.org/2024/04/04/bishop-tom-gumbleton-presente/

64] –Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Sat., April 13 from 2 to 3 PM ET. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/listen-to-md-phone-bank-form?link_id=7&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-29-2024&email_referrer=email_2269582&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-april-5-2024

65] – On Sat., April 13 at 8 PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a virtual Letter to the Editor Party: Freedom to Vote. This party will continue on Mon., May 13, Thurs., June 13 and Sat., July 13 from 8 to 9 PM ET. In America, we value our freedom. The freedom to have a say in decisions that impact our lives - from curbing the pandemic to creating jobs. In July of 2023, the Freedom to Vote Act was reintroduced in the Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act is an extremely necessary reform. This important legislation will protect our right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, counter undemocratic and dangerous election sabotage efforts, and help eliminate the undue influence of dark money in our elections.

The last time the Freedom to Vote Act was introduced, all 50 Senate Democrats twice voted to advance major voting rights legislation, and all Senate Republicans twice voted against even allowing public debate on the bill, causing a filibuster.  We again have the opportunity to pass the most transformative voting rights act since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Write a letter to your local paper and make your voice heard on the urgent need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Learn how to use our easy-to-use tool to draft a short letter and automatically send it to your local papers and make your voice heard! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/418654/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

66] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

67] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email Brendan.walls@seaseton.org or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

68] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison.

He has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Dave printed new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need be- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check, or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at 1941mireille@gmail.com

69] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

 Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email president@jhu.edu.

70] – Yousef Zarbalian [yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

71] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

72] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

73] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 11, 2024

43] Film Garden of Remembering – April 11

44] Training about the healthcare system – April 11

45] Mobile Bike Law – April 11

46] Mayoral Transportation Forum – April 11

47] Phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress – April 11

48] DSA meeting – April 11

49] Communications Committee virtual meeting April 11

50] Vote uncommitted – April 11

51] Stop the Money Pipeline – April 11

52] Deep canvassing training – April 11

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43]Green America is hosting an online webinar series throughout April. On Thurs., April 11 at 3 PM ET, see a film showing of Garden of Remembering, and hear a Q&A with filmmakers. Watch this beautiful and sanguine short film, and you'll leave with positive, hopeful feelings about the power of gardening. Hear from the award-winning filmmaker Dante Downey and the film's subject, Will Hasell.  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2317116399773/WN_78f8ciq5SbaWYU0k3ScyDg#/registration

 Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording! Will Hasell makes a difference in his community with a small garden that he started in his front yard. He grows food and provides a free seed library and compost program for the community, and he hopes to inspire others to start their own gardens. Email ekriss@greenamerica.org.

44] – Healthcare-NOW! [email@healthcare-now.org] is doing a training about the healthcare system on Thurs., March 28 at 2 PM – Telling your healthcare story. Learn how storytelling is critical to building a movement for Medicare for All and practice talking about your own experiences with the healthcare system. These trainings will continue through May 2. REGISTER at https://www.healthcare-now.org/trainings/

45] –There is a Mobile Bike Shop at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore 21217 on Thurs., April 11 from 4 to 7 PM ET. Visit https://secure.everyaction.com/ME07w5tZj0OqrcBEAtXLOA2

46] –Bikemore [info@bikemore.net] hopes you will attend on Thurs., April 11 from  6 to 8 PM ET the Mayoral Transportation Forum at The Real News Network studios, 231 Holliday St., Baltimore 2120 with Sheila Dixon, Brandon Scott, Thiru Vignarajah, and Bob Wallace.  A ticket and a COVID-19 vaccination are required for attendance. Masking is strongly encouraged. RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/OhmabQzgjEGKC38hIcwyGA2

47] – On Thurs., April 11 from 6 to 8 PM ET, phone bank virtually for Terri Hill for Congress. After you RSVP, the Zoom link will provided. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/605674/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type

If you have any questions, please reach out to Carly Colby (Campaign Manager) manager@terrihillforcongress.org. Del. Hill has been a Maryland State Delegate since 2015. She currently represents District 12A. As Delegate, Dr. Hill has leveraged her background in medicine, engineering and business to fight for quality of life issues. Now, she’s running for Congress in Maryland’s 3rd District to ensure the hard won rights we’ve enjoyed are not lost on future generations. Help us put this doctor in the House! The phone banking will continue each Thursday through May 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET.

48] – On Thurs., April 11 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM ET, the Northern Virginia DSA will hold a hybrid monthly organizing meeting at the Sterling Library, 22330 S. Sterling Blvd., Suite A117 [Meeting Room A], Sterling, VA 20164. The APRIL meeting theme is the 2024 Election. At this monthly meeting, the group will welcome new members and discuss current actions and campaigns, as well as any current issues from the communities and allied organizations. You may join in person or virtually via Zoom. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/first-fridays-with-mdc-dsa?link_id=69&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-15-2024&email_referrer=email_2252798&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-22-2024

You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events. There is extra hand sanitizer and face masks provided at all branch meetings.

49] –On Thurs., April 11 at 6:30 PM ET, there will be a Lower Shore Progressive Caucus Communications Committee virtual meeting. Help decide what the progressive movement should do. These meetings will continue through Thurs., Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET.  RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/603612/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

50] – Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Thurs., April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/listen-to-md-phone-bank-form?link_id=7&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-29-2024&email_referrer=email_2269582&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-april-5-2024

51] – Stop the Money Pipeline [info@stopthemoneypipeline.com] on Thurs., April 11 at 7:30 PM ET will hold an organizing call about Direct Action to end fossil fuel financing.   On April 24th and April 25th, the group is going to engage in disruptive, nonviolent direct action to help end financing for fossil fuels. The actions will involve hundreds of people engaging in mass civil [sic] disobedience.  Max would suggest calling it civil resistance. To join the call, RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/YDWkMIc39EyXDTPSYz_Iyg2?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-join-us-direct-action-to-end-fossil-fuel-financing&email_referrer=email_2275543&email_subject=join-us-direct-action-to-end-fossil-fuel-financing

52] – The Indivisible Team [info@indivisible.org] is inviting you to Learn to change hearts and minds with Powering Progress’ Intro to Deep Canvassing on Thurs., April 11 at 8 PM ET.   Deep canvassing is a proven, research-based method for organizing conversations that persuade people and create long lasting change of hearts and minds. It focuses on non-judgmental listening, story-sharing, empathetic curiosity, and reflecting back in order to move people on the most pressing issues of our day. Join Indivisible and the Deep Canvass Institute for a 101 training on the basics of this conversation method. RSVP at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-ChqjgvHNOmgE4M1-j9omIzgtMCTl8b#/registration

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 10, 2024

35] How to Fix Everything – April 10

36] Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program April 10

37] Swing Left – April 10

38] Frontlines of the War on Truth Tellers – April 10

39] Bird dog Dave Trone – April 10

40] AIPAC is a Toxic forum – April 10

41] Not above the law – April 10

42] Local Peace Economy – April 10

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35] – Patriotic Millionaires [info@patrioticmillionaires.org] are holding the annual Spring Symposium starting at 9:30 AM ET on Wed., April 10. The theme is How to Fix Everything, and a panel of experts will discuss closing the wealth gap and saving democracy. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/rsvp-for-how-to-fix-everything/?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-join-abigail-disney-jamal-simmons-maurice-mitchell-and-others-to-discuss-how-to-protect-american-democracy&email_referrer=email_2271751&email_subject=join-abigail-disney-jamal-simmons-maurice-mitchell-and-others-to-discuss-how-to-protect-american-democracy

36] -- Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including April 10, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. It will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/425528/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

37] – On Wed., April 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET, join Swing Left in to write postcards and/or letters to targeted voters in the hope of increasing turnout in close, key elections across the country. Meet virtually once a month to build community and share information. Volunteers are invited to join in to learn more about the postcards and letter writing to voters program.  This will continue through Wed., Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET.  RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/peoplepowerunited/event/558123/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email  

38] – The Ellsberg Initiative [ellsberginitiative@eipad.org] will hold its last webinar of the Ellsberg Conference 2024 on Wed., April 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. Attend Intelligence Community Whistleblowers: Risks and Consequences on the Frontlines of the War on Truth Tellers with Thomas Drake and Jeffrey Sterling.  They lost their careers at the NSA and the CIA, respectively, and were unjustly punished for exposing wrongdoing in their agencies. Join the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy for a webinar with Kathleen McClellan, an attorney for the Whistleblower and Source Protection Program, as moderator.  RSVP at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qFa4ZsMnQGWxyc4zVlHSSw#/registration

Appalachian Voices [outreach@appvoices.org] are hosting a webinar on Wed., April 10 at 7 PM ET -- “Solar Simplified: Solar for Your Home.” RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FzRzHdCVRMeL0bBsSBa64Q?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-your-roof-solar-panels-a-perfect-pair&email_referrer=email_2265906___subject_2792475&email_subject=webinar-solar-simplified-solar-for-your-home#/registration

39] – On Wed., April 10 from 7 to 9 PM ET there is an evening reception with David Trone at the Station 202 Restaurant & Bar, 5820 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD 20784. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/davidtrone/event/615778/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

40] – Beth Miller [info@jvpaction.org] wants you to attend on Wed., April 10 at 7 PM ET an AIPAC is Toxic forum.  The event will feature special guests Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, and Linda Sarsour. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/anti-aipac-forum-fighting-back/?sourceid=1002850&emci=a00d8850-91f3-ee11-aaf0-7c1e52017038&emdi=b718801f-e7f4-ee11-aaf0-7c1e52017038&ceid=237778

41] – On Wed., April 10 from 8 to 9 PM ET, People Power United is meeting to discuss Not above the Law Rapid Response. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/557129/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

 Our former President and current presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is accused of 91 crimes that include the Espionage Act, obstruction, attempting to steal votes, and a conspiracy to overthrow democracy. Come together as a Not above the Law Rapid Response Team to share resources and respond as needed to the events that unfold as the trials happen. This discussion will continue through Wed., Oct. 2 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

 42] – The Local Peace Economy [peaceeconomy@codepink.org] is meeting on Wed., April 10 at 8 PM to discuss Harvesting lessons from Bioneers.  Learn more about Cultivating Peace NOW!  What are you learning on your local peace economy journey? Learn From Others' Journeys.  RSVP athttps://www.codepink.org/lpe410?utm_campaign=4_10_lpe_meeting_invite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 8 - 19, 2024

21] Fast for a ceasefire – April 8

22] Christians for a Free Palestine action – April 8

23] Picket at German embassy – April 8

24] The FBI Whistleblowers of 1971– April 8

25] Meet & Greet with Trone – April 8

26] Discussion on Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act – April 8

27] Missing Peace Monday – April 8

28] Canada banned weapons to Israel – April 8

28] Webinar on Earth Day April 8

29] Ceasefire Now! Grassroots Advocacy Days – April 9 - 19

30] Legislative debrief – April 9

31] Mobile Bike Shop – April 9

32] Russia out of Ukraine – April 9

33] Phone bank for uncommitted vote – April 9

34] Jerusalem Youth Chorus – April 9

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21] – On Mon., April 8, Quakers for Peace in Palestine and Israel is inviting friends to join them in a day of fasting in solidarity with Gaza: "Together we will bear witness to the starvation that is being inflicted on the people of Gaza. We hope the experience will connect us to the Light and Power that take away the occasion of war." RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-day-of-fasting-april-8-2024-tickets-873069031977?emci=c9c10304-85e7-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&emdi=419f4610-81f3-ee11-aaf0-7c1e52017038&ceid=764241#:~:text=Fast%20for%20Peace,away%20the%20occasion%20of%20war.

  From noon to 1 PM, Contact Congress - Ask for a Ceasefire and access to all Humanitarian Aid in Gaza.  From 6 to 7 PM ET, there is a virtual worship sharing. Email Quakersforpeace@gmail.com

22] – The Christians for a Free Palestine are engaging in an action on Tues., April 9. Max and Janice will join the peaceful action. This will be a peaceful action calling for an immediate, permanent ceasefire in Gaza. Hundreds more Christians will hold a public peace service, praying, and singing while their loved ones take peaceful action. On Monday, April 8, Christians for a Free Palestine will host a training in Washington, DC to prepare all those who plan to take peaceful action. Register at https://christiansforafreepalestine.com/takeaction?emci=c9c10304-85e7-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&emdi=419f4610-81f3-ee11-aaf0-7c1e52017038&ceid=764241

23] – On Mon., April 8 from 2 to 2:45 PM, CODEPINK to Picket at the German embassy & Call on US & Germany to STOP Arming Israel's Genocide in Gaza & Restore Relief Funding to UNRWA in Gaza. The German Embassy is in Washington at 4645 Reservoir Road NW. Contact Marcy Winograd [winogradteach@gmail.com].

24] – The Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy [ellsberginitiative@eipad.org] is continuing its Conference 2024 entitled Public Interest Whistleblowing on Mon., April 8  from 4 to 5:30 PM ET. Join the webinar The FBI Whistleblowers of 1971.  In early 1971 a small group of dedicated antiwar activists broke into an FBI office in Media, PA and stole records proving that the Bureau was engaged in criminal efforts to harass, punish, and silence political dissenters. Join a discussion with one of the burglars, the journalist who broke the story, and a former member of the Black Panthers. RSVP at https://www.eipad.org/2024-conference

25] – On Mon., April 8 at 6 PM ET, join a Meet & Greet with David Trone, hosted by the South County Democratic Club.  Learn about his campaign for Senate, and challenge him about the US Empire, military and nuclear weapons spending and why he supports AIPAC. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/davidtrone/event/615729/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

26] – On Mon., April 8 at 6:30 PM ET, Stomp Out Slumlords and the George Washington University Socialist Action Initiative will be hosting a panel discussion on Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act as a part of the citywide fight to defend it. This panel will be held at 1957 E St. NW, Room 113. Dinner and iftar will be provided and all members of the community are invited. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffDOYoRujcDMrBmcDAF4matfSmVz0P5gtT31sDXNsrnE00XA/viewform

27] – CODEPINK [info@codepink.org] wants you to join in for Missing Peace Monday on April 8 at 8 PM ET.  These' Community Calls are important in times like these, staying connected and sharing strategy is crucial in uniting to demand a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the Israeli occupation in Palestine. Discuss the upcoming plans for Earth Day 2024! Visit the Earth Day 2024 Landing Page ahead of time and get ready to take action! RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/missingp408?utm_campaign=mpm_4_8_second_invite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

28] РThe Eco Action Committee of the Green Party of the U.S. will hold its annual webinar on Earth Day to May Day on Mon., April 8 at 8 PM ET. The event is co-sponsored by the Peace Action Committee (GPAX) of GPUS. The Earth Day to May Day theme highlights the interconnection between critical issues such as climate change, environmental justice, worker and immigrant rights, peace, anti-racism, and biodiversity. Issues to be addressed during the webinar include an Eco socialist Green New Deal; climate emergency; climate and the military; biodiversity / Rights of Nature; and immigration. Speakers will include Mark Dunlea of Eco Action; Haig Hovaness of GPAX: Marlón Duran, Green Party of Texas; and, Marci Henzi of Pennsylvania Green Party. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-mrqTIoGNRIo_anXqzP7rI50p09CtaQ

29] – Ceasefire Now! Grassroots Advocacy Days are Tues., April 9 through Wed., April 19. Nobody should wait until April to demand a permanent ceasefire now, no military aid to Israel, and reversing the ban on funding UNRWA to get badly needed humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. But Peace Action and a growing grassroots network including UFPJ are planning ahead to build participation for Congressional Advocacy Days April 9 - 19. We HAVE to make Congress act! Please join for meetings on Capitol Hill, or online, to educate Members of Congress and their staff and to advocate for pathways to peace and justice. Plans include April 15 Tax Day actions in Washington, DC and nationally. To amplify our Advocacy Days, we plan to add Call-in Days and social media promotion, with information to come soon. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M_UcvSVGRRcXkCLeHIoQ37ShCDe-xHFSyJdyFT02AeA/viewform?link_id=15&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-war-is-costing-us-the-earth-demand-peace-and-justice&email_referrer=email_2261504&email_subject=war-is-costing-us-the-earth-demand-peace-and-justice&edit_requested=true

30] – Maryland LCV [info@mdlcv.org] is holding a review on Tues., April 9 from noon to 12:45 PM ET. Hear about how the environment fared this legislative session. “Sine die” or the last day of the Maryland General Assembly legislative session, is April 8. Join a debrief about the outcomes and reflect on the successes and learn about what bills didn’t make it out of the session and why.  Register at https://www.mdlcv.org/event/friday-digest-after-session?contactdata=mj8AGjjjLXZc4PRiUsNr%2fE5WAYEhkJ6GcjVkwHgEAae+7IOllS%2fD+li1r3fyINPde0aNXT9drzUVRqMJfHKVpNtxXiQZxijkIvdhwmZYpa%2f8q3m%2flSQzwVIH1nsGJGWZTfH8io+Jaeijq6Tye4bawZ7zU%2feGU9PPG2UCUqhV1vrXqUGAmGs+8U93ugQUl7OLqs9OgjSV7yo3nw2h88vYvo+SKqQ7xB+o6c8ACrpHNIym3MDY4phWk+Yc%2fjH9NJfqDi0CLjHmn7%2fb4IH6HkFRBA%3d%3d&emci=049614d8-d7f1-ee11-aaf2-002248223353&emdi=6c20d553-85f2-ee11-aaf0-002248089b1e&ceid=578562

31] -- There is a Mobile Bike Shop at Lake Montebello at Whitman Drive on Tues., April 9 from 4 to 7 PM ET. Visit https://secure.everyaction.com/Cfwe1_q9PEql7aH_u782tQ2

32] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., April 9 from 5 to 5:30 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.   Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

33] – Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Tues., April 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/listen-to-md-phone-bank-form?link_id=7&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-march-29-2024&email_referrer=email_2269582&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-april-5-2024

34] -- The Jerusalem Youth Chorus <jackie@jerusalemyouthchorus.org> is traveling around the country.  The eighteen singers will visit and perform in Washington, D.C. on Tues., April 9 at 7 PM hosted at and by the Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, WDC 20008. RSVP at https://jerusalemyouthchorus.app.getcuebox.com/o/Q053VCG4/shows/ZXV0XLZJ

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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