Friday, December 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 4 to 6, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 4 to 6, 2022

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation\

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] Support the Pratt Workers United

6] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis

7] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

8] Are you joining Witness against Torture in D.C. in January?

9] Catch a Different Kind of Dialogue – Dec. 4

10] Protest at 7-Eleven – Dec. 4

11] Progressive Town Hall -- Dec. 4

12] DC DSA Area Labor Notes will meet – Dec. 4

13] Election Protection phone bank – Dec. 4 & 6

14] Voting Rights, a film – Dec. 4

15] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 5

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1] – Buttons, bumper stickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

  To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United.  Go to https://www.prattworkersunited.org/. There is a letter of support for community members to sign at https://www.prattworkersunited.org/community-letter-support.

 "Pratt Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that affect our work.” The workers voted to unionize

6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis, reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022.  Davis, a co-founder of the Open Door Community, died in 2020.   You can subscribe to the newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing opendoorcomm@bellsouth.net.

7] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

  Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

8] – Witness against Torture [contact@witnessagainsttorture.com] is announcing that the annual Fast for Justice will be in person in D.C. from January 8 through Jan. 11.  Organizers need to know who is coming. SO IF YOU'RE COMING, SEND AN EMAIL to witnesstorture@gmail.com.  Send your name, dates you will be there (Sun. night Jan. 8, Mon Jan. 9, Tues., Jan. 10 and/or Wed. Jan. 11), and if you need housing.

9] – Catch a Different Kind of Dialogue - A Talk Between Israeli Jew, Rami Elhanan and Palestinian, Bassam Aramin on Sun., Dec. 4 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM by Zoom. Join bereaved fathers Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin as they share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation amidst the Arab Israeli conflict. Participate in a discussion on the human side of the conflict and why relationship building, mutual understanding of the “other side,” a framework for reconciliation are necessary for any sustainable peace agreement. Rami and Bassam are former co-Directors of The Parents Circle Families Forum, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families.

 This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Sabina and Walter Dorn Fund. Register at https://www.bethisrael-om.org/event/a-different-kind-of-dialogue---a-talk-between-israeli-jew-rami-elhanan-and-palestinian-bassam-aramin1.html.

10] – Take action with The Humane League on Sun., Dec 4 at 1 PM ET at the 7-Eleven, 321 York Road, Towson 21204. 7-Eleven is currently failing on fulfilling their promise to END CAGES for hens. Right now, hens suffer in filthy cages and are not able to express natural behaviors. 7-Eleven needs to take animal abuse seriously and report meaningful progress to be a company that follows through on their promises to end this animal cruelty. Please join MD volunteers at a peaceful 7-Eleven Banner holding to create a better world for chickens. Activists all over the country are standing at 7-Eleven locations with a banner urging them to keep their commitment! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/543192/.

11] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] thinks you will want to join on Sun., Dec. 4 at 4 PM ET a Town Hall: Georgia and the Labor Movement are on Our Minds. Organize to win the Senate Run-off in Georgia and build support for Labor Actions across the land! Discuss the brilliant upsurge in labor actions and organizing around the country and how PDA can best serve as an active ally of the labor movement - both inside and outside the Democratic Party. Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.

12] – The METRO DC DSA Area Labor Notes will meet on Sun., Dec. 4 from 5 to 8 PM ET at Sonny's Pizza, 3120 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010. Labor Notes is building up to the DC Area Troublemakers School in 2023 by having quarterly Labor Notes Meetups/Happy Hour events! Sonny’s is about half a mile from the Columbia Heights Metro stop. Think about how to bring more rank and file union activists together in the DMV! RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/dc-area-labor-notes-december-meetup/?link_id=62&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-nov-18-2022&email_referrer=email_1749348&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-nov-25-2022. 

13] –Join an Election Protection phone bank hosted by Common Cause on Sun., Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 PM ET & Tues., Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 PM ET.  Demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests.  Register for a shift to make calls to protect our democracy.  These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls—so if this is your first time, no worries! Visit https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

14] – Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted (a film showing) can be seen on Sun., Dec. 4 from 7 to 8 PM ET organized for the January 6 Hearings. DC photographer, film producer and social justice activist Phil Portlock is presenting his timely 25-minute documentary. With creative use of music, powerful images and narration by his wife Pat Sloan, the film traces the long and often brutal struggle by African Americans to gain and maintain the unrestricted right to be counted at the ballot box. The film is Phil’s response to the U.S Supreme Court’s June 5, 2013 5-4 decision in the Shelby County v Holder Voting Rights Case that declared Sections 4b and 5 of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. This decision has led to the enactment of hundreds of voter suppression/restrictive laws that have impacted voting rights all over the nation. REGISTER at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/540465/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

15] – 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 Dec. 5, 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 Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

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

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 2 - 6, 2022

58] Fire Drill Friday – Dec. 2

59] Peace vigil at the White House Dec. 2

60] Elect Raphael Warnock – Dec. 2, 3, 5 - 6

61] Birdwatching Tour Dec. 3

62] Challenges in Dangerous Times – Dec. 3

63] Connecting Across Differences Dec. 3

64] Celebrate 200 issues of the Nuclear Resister Dec. 3

65] Get over to the food pantry – Dec. 3

66] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

67] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

69] Do you need a doctor?

70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

71] Do you need any book shelves?

72] Join the Global Zero campaign.

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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58] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [info@greenpeaceusa.org] needs you on Fri., Dec. 2 at 11 AM ET in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. to declare a Climate Emergency.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/greenpeace/event/530379/?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696. There is an incredible lineup of speakers, including elected officials, frontline activists, an award-winning brass band, and celebrity guests.  And don't forget to wear your red.

 Can’t make it in person?  The event will be live-streamed on firedrillfridays.com, https://www.facebook.com/firedrillfriday?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696, https://twitter.com/greenpeaceusa?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696 and https://www.youtube.com/greenpeaceusa?emci=b4a162d2-0f70-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=bb2ac208-ee70-ed11-819c-000d3a9eb474&ceid=1705696.

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 2 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

60] – The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Fri., Dec. 2, Sat., Dec. 3, Mon., Dec. 5, Tues., Dec. 6 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?referring_vol=4584604&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia&email_referrer=email_1744440&email_subject=next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia.

61] – Get on a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., Dec. 3 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented there, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead the search of avian friends! Email baltimore@audubon.org. Register at https://patterson.audubon.org/events.

62] –  Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times is a one day on line conference on Sat., Dec. 3 starting at 9 AM ET. How do we speak about militarism as we address inequality, climate change, racism and threats to democratic processes? And how do we understand and overcome the political vacuum which not only led to the exponential growth of corporate power (including the military industrial complex) but also destroyed belief that a collective or government can solve the problems currently undermining our societies?  Hear from John Nichols, Phyllis Bennis and others.

We live at a time characterized by numerous dire threats to justice, peace, and the very stability of our country. Among these threats are rampant militarism, galloping climate change, growing inequality, an ongoing and divisive pandemic, and the emergence of a dangerous right-wing extremist movement. The goal of this Conference is to explore with activists and thought leaders how to address these enormous obstacles to the fulfillment of a progressive vision.  Register at https://secure.everyaction.com/tIKS5O-iMEGQWSWBlcxF9Q2.

63] – The Peace Alliance [info@peacealliance.org] is holding a Connecting Across Differences - Empowering Tools for Building Bridges and Creating Beloved Community with Aya Caspi on Sat., Dec. 3 at noon ET. Given our world's social and political climate, it has never been more imperative that everyone learns to engage in the hard work of challenging conversations to disrupt bias and understand each other’s unique experiences and perspectives, however different they are from our own. Sign up at https://peacealliance.salsalabs.org/connectingacrossdifferences/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8ed97ebf-5808-4fca-a992-ee569d05f53e.

64] – Celebrate 200 issues of the Nuclear Resister on Sat., Dec. 3 at 1 PM ET.  Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nuclear-resister. By Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, coordinators. Two hundred issues of the Nuclear Resister. Newsletters filled with stories of anti-nuclear and anti-war resistance around the world. Keeping track of who’s been arrested, who is in court and who is “Inside & Out” of jails and prisons. Telling the history of this movement through the acts and voices of the resistance. Chronicling hope.

Meeting 200 deadlines has involved a good deal of writing, editing and proofreading. Many hours discussing tactics and typefaces, graphics and nonviolence, column inches, Oxford commas and prisoner support. Countless letters, phone calls and now emails to gather information about actions and find out what happened in court and behind bars. An impressive amount of all-nighters and intensely focused days, and the coffee, chocolate and all manner of support that have helped keep us going.

To all of you who have written articles, sent updates, proofread, helped at a mailing party, been arrested at a peace or anti-nuclear action or supported those who have been, subscribed, donated, written to and provided support for activists in jail – thank you for being part of this accomplishment!

We hope that you will join us on Zoom on December 3 to celebrate 200 issues. Updates will be posted on the Nuclear Resister website, www.nukeresister.org

65] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.

66] – 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.

67] -- 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.

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. Dave 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.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at mozela9@comcast.net. He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017. ”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page. While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

69] Yousef Zarbalian [mailto: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.  

70] -- 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.

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

72] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

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, 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, November 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert --- December 1, 2022

47] Get with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Dec. 1

48] Global Crisis Relief Coalition meeting – Dec. 1

49] Election breakdown – Dec. 1

50] Gender and Nuclear Disarmament Dec. 1

51] Party with Gaslit Nation – Dec. 1

52] Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement – Dec. 1  

53] Endangered Species Coalition webinar -- Dec. 1

54] Montgomery County Police Accountability Board Meeting Dec. 1

55] Election Debrief Dec. 1

56] Truth Killers – Dec. 1

57] Back from the Brink town hall – Dec. 1

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47] – Kimberly Fountain [info@ourfinancialsecurity.org] wants you to know about the Americans for Financial Reform virtual event with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Rohit Chopra on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 2 PM ET. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_orRhP9WnSZCPUYEgXryDow. This a sit down with the director who wants to protect the consumer.

48] – Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps [isaac@actioncorps.org] indicates on Thurs., Dec. 1, World Aids Day, at 3 PM ET the Global Crisis Relief Coalition will meet.  RSVP to Issac to attend.

49] – The Time to Care Coalition [info@timetocare.net] is holding a meeting on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 4 PM ET.  A guest speaker will give an Election Breakdown & Legislative Session.  Register at timetocare.net.

50] – Basel Peace Office [info@baselpeaceoffice.org] needs you on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 4 PM ET for Gender and Nuclear Disarmament. Register at https://www.pnnd.org/event/incorporating-gender-perspectives-and-approaches-disarmament-action.

51] – There is a Georgia Runoff phone bank Party with Gaslit Nation on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 6 PM ET. Andrea Chalupa, co-host of Gaslit Nation, will join Indivisibles calling voters in Georgia prior to the December 6 runoff. Andrea is an expert in election hacking who regularly does deep dives on current news and events around the globe. Hear from her while getting out the vote. RSVP at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvcuuhrDIqE9L7tnnnfeKC6BAjRMjM9RF7

52] – The UMass Amherst History Department [communications@history.umass.edu] on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM ET is bringing together a Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement with Daniel Ellsberg, W.D. Ehrhart, Carolyn Eisenberg, Nguyet Nguyen and Judith Ehrlich. REGISTER at https://blogs.umass.edu/feinberg/vietnam-era-antiwar-movement/.

53] – The Endangered Species Coalition [action@endangered.org] hopes on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM ET that you will come to a webinar by Doug Tallamy about global insect and bird declines and the solutions to save them! Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_txlkOHZiSmKbzS1UhwWa3g?_x_zm_rtaid=vnBeXig3RouwoW2RL34MeA.1669779186754.fffaf24a1d7014d1f26ff54664c48bec&_x_zm_rhtaid=955.

54] – On Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 PM, there is a Montgomery County Police Accountability Board Meeting in Silver Spring. The Silver Spring Justice Coalition ((SSJC) asks community members to attend in person or virtually. Attend in person at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring in the Fenton Room. Or online by following the link to County Calendar and scroll down to Dec. 1. Go to https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/boards/calendar.html?emci=d028c9da-7a6f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=9c969dc3-7d6f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&ceid=136680.

55] – Common Cause [causenet@commoncause.org] is doing an Election Debrief on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET which will continue through June 28.  Join the Debrief with Common Cause's voting and elections experts. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-thursday-election-debrief&email_referrer=email_1732655&email_subject=thursday-election-debrief. The Common Cause team will share the latest updates from our largest-ever midterm mobilization, discuss the results and what they mean, and chart out a path for our campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

56] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] wants you to attend on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET -- Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex.  Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdu-qqTIrH9GurVRFjZ0Mat64Q8V_cTR4/success?user_id=RXqphjsyQRCl_gzPydd02A&timezone_id=America%2FNew_York. I am listing this webinar, but its write-up was an embarrassment. For example, this was part of the promotion for the webinar: "This webinar will describe this deadly relationship and how it has evolved to the point where virtually no dissent, no call for peace, no real understanding of declared adversaries is allowed." Actually, as long as you stay away from the dis-information sites, you can get all of the information you want told truthfully.  Of course, in fascist Russia, dissent is prohibited and freedom of the press will not be tolerated. Even a Peace Prize was not enough to protect Dmitry Muratov, whose media outlet was closed, and he was attacked by a pro-Putin fascist.

57] – Back from the Brink is holding a virtual Open House on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET. Register at bit.ly/BftBDec1.  Get with Back from the Brink: Bringing Communities Together to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and hear about global efforts to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 30, 2022

38] US & China on saving the climate -- Nov. 30

39] Russia's Invasion of Ukraine – Nov. 30

40] Call voters in Georgia – Nov. 30

41] Coal-Free Curtis Bay – Nov. 30

42] Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley – Nov. 30

43] Post-midterm briefing – Nov. 30

44] The Counterrevolution against the Constitution -- Nov. 30

45] Democracy Movement Briefing – Nov. 30

46] Defuse Nuclear War – Nov. 30

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38] – Joseph Gerson, The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [jgerson80@gmail.com] thinks you would be interested in an event on Wed., Nov. 30 at 9 AM - WHAT IF THE U.S. AND CHINA REALLY COOPERATED ON CLIMATE CHANGE? Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy steering committee member Zhiqun Zhu will be speaking. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HWN0LbYMTfm5x1FWTJwKJw.

39] – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 11 AM, hear about lessons in Conventional Warfighting: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine.  There will be an online Royal United Services Institute Report Launch. Join the webinar for a discussion of the military lessons learned from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as outlined in a new RUSI research report.  The event sponsor is the Royal United Services Institute, and the speakers are Lieutenant General Mykhaylo Zabrodskyi, Ukrainian Parliament; Oleksandr Danylyuk, Former Chief Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine; Dr. Jack Watling, Royal United Services Institute; and Nick Reynolds, Royal United Services Institute. Register at https://rusi.org/events/open-to-all/research-report-launch-preliminary-lessons-conventional-warfighting-russias-invasion-ukraine.

40] – The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Wed., Nov. 30, Fri., Dec. 1, Sat., Dec. 2, Mon., Dec. 4, Tues., Dec. 5 & Wed., Dec. 6 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?referring_vol=4584604&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia&email_referrer=email_1744440&email_subject=next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia.

41] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore [team@baltimore.smvmt.org] is holding a Rally for a Coal-Free Curtis Bay on Wed., Nov. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., Baltimore 21226. Join South Baltimore Community Land Trust and stand in solidarity with residents of Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood. Rally to hold CSX accountable for the explosion in Curtis Bay and speak out about the continued harms of living next to a coal pier. Did you know Baltimore is home to the second-largest coal export operation on the East Coast? Residents of Curtis Bay have been fighting for almost a year for answers about last December’s violent explosion at the CSX coal terminal: what happened? What will be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again? The explosion was just the latest in a series of problems at the terminal that have been creating unhealthy and unsafe conditions for the surrounding community for years. Sign up to join the rally:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-coal-free-curtis-bay-tickets-471498533807?emci=7ba4ccd8-ff68-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=25a9ce0d-0269-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=177631.

42] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] wants you to attend on Wed., Nov. 28 at 7 PM ET - Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley.  This is from Holocaust Refugee to Dissenting Citizen - A Remarkable History.  Join the webinar at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduCppjMsGtY91vZbZSrLTKKI3IIesJA7?emci=0f65b9ec-446f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=fd8175d2-656f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&ceid=269591.

  Eva was a member of the MAPA board of directors from 1987, when she moved to Cambridge from Medford, until 2022. She was one of the founders of MAPA's Palestine/Israel Working Group, and one of the organizers of the Music for Peace concert series.  In Medford, she was active in the Freeze movement, organizing her comrades to march in the militaristic Memorial Day parade, and glad to be represented by Ed Markey when he was first elected to the House.

43] – Ben Jealous, People for the American Way[alerts@pfaw.org] indicates on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM ET there will be a special post-midterm briefing. To get a better understanding of how the recent midterm elections affect the progressive agenda, join in at https://act.pfaw.org/sign/post-midterm-elections-briefing-2022/?utm_source=aa&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022midtermbriefing&t=2&akid=33855%2E3302379%2EdUqAZW.

44] – The Committee for the Republic [events@committeefortherepublic.org] is hosting Bruce Fein who will address The Counterrevolution against the Constitution on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM ET. You can attend in person at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, 4th Floor, WDC. Or you can participate online at https://zoom.us/j/7812458066. RSVP at Events@CommitteefortheRepublic.org.

 The United States Constitution endows Congress -- not the executive branch -- with overriding responsibility for both foreign and domestic policy. But Congress has unilaterally surrendered its constitutional primacy to the President on an installment plan for more than a century. Without constitutional amendments, the President is currently de facto crowned with virtually limitless power eclipsing the authorities of British King George III which provoked the American Revolution. This counterrevolution against the Constitution was born in pursuit of an American empire (initially begun under the banner of “Manifest Destiny”) in lieu of the American Republic ordained by the Constitution’s makers. Committee Vice Chair, constitutional scholar and attorney Bruce Fein will elaborate on the ignored counterrevolution against the Constitution and the self-diminishment of Congress to an inkblot and lay out an agenda to restore separation of powers.

45] – A Democracy Movement Briefing is happening virtually on Wed., Nov. 30 from 8 to 9 PM EST. Join in at ttps://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/544408/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. There was a nationwide movement to pass the Freedom to Vote John. R. Lewis Act, and there was important accountability work related to January 6th. Discuss what's next with leaders and organizers from across the country to lay out how we'll defend democracy in the new Congress while working to enact the sweeping reforms needed to create a democracy that works for all of us.

46] – There are any number of activities that you might want to plan as part of another Defuse Nuclear War nationwide action.  DefuseNuclearWar.org will provide digital tools and links to facilitate the process, to make it easy for people to send photos and accompanying messages – for genuine diplomacy and measures to prevent nuclear war – directed at President Biden and members of Congress. How about directing messages to Vladimir Putin, who has threatened to use nuclear weapons?

  Plans for the “Diplomacy Is the Path to Peace” organizing will be presented as part of a livestream on Wed., Nov. 30 from 8 to 10 PM ET. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVqhs9cqTla7PtJRMBYtkw.

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