Sunday, October 18, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 19 - 20, 2020

16] Defeat Thom Tillis – Oct. 19


18] Food Truck Monday – Oct. 19

19] National Solar Congress – Oct. 19

20] Reel and a Meal – Oct. 19

21] See the film GOJIRA -- Oct. 19

22] Get Out the Vote Call – Oct. 19

23] Dump Trump phone banks – Oct. 19

24] Organize to Win Meeting – Oct. 19

25] Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign Meeting -- Oct. 19

26] Catch Populism and Anti-Populism with Thomas Frank Oct. 19

27] Get Money Out of Maryland Oct. 19

28] Defense for Children International - Palestine – Oct. 20

29] Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – Oct. 20

30] Trump Out Now – Oct. 20

31] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Oct. 20

32] Train-the-Trainers session – Oct. 20

33] Montgomery County Racial Equity & Policing Call Oct. 20

34] Sunrise Movement Baltimore meeting – Oct. 20

35] Peace Action will be phoning for Mike Siegel – Oct. 20

36] Responsible Disruption Oct. 20


16] – The Friends of the Earth Action [] is seeking help to text progressive voters in North Carolina. It is paramount to oust anti-environmental extremists from the Senate.  Senator Thom Tillis has voted against the environment time and time again. Can you spare two hours to text progressive voters in North Carolina to remind them what’s at stake? RSVP to text on Mon., Oct. 19 at 3 PM ET. All you need is a computer with Internet access:

17] – Tell Your Senators We Need Elections We Can Trust.  Join in on Mon., Oct. 19 at 5 PM ET for a GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION ZOOM.  Links and phone numbers will be automatically sent when you register here: These Zoom gatherings will continue each Monday ending on Nov. 23.

18] – On Mon., Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Food Truck Monday at Mt. Zion Church, 1643 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air 21015. Mt. Zion Church is hosting Food Truck Mondays! Each week, through October 26, a few different local food trucks will be featured. Proceeds will benefit Children of Zion Village in Namibia. Food truck lineups will be posted weekly! Each event will be held rain or shine. Skip cooking and come have dinner with us to support a great cause. Look at

19] –   The National Solar Congress continues on Mon., Oct. 19 at 6 PM ET with Accelerating Solar Growth through State Policy in DC & Pennsylvania. Visit And at 7:30 PM ET, catch State of the State Net Metering Policies. See And at 9 PM ET look at Expanding Arizona's Renewable Energy Goals.  Go to

20] – On Mon., Oct. 19 at 6:45 PM, participate in a Reel and a Meal.  The virtual movie showing will feature “The Definition of Insanity,” the story of a jail diversion program for the mentally ill in Broward County Florida. This change in police, court and social service practice (pre-pandemic) is far more supportive and helpful, rather than punitive. The film and discussion, facilitated by filmmaker Gabe London, will be streamed on Zoom. Register at

21] – Prevent Nuclear War Film Series will invite you to see a GOJIRA on Zoom from 7 to 8:30 PM with a discussion to follow. Those who wish to view the film independently can join the Zoom at about 8:30 PM for the discussion.  You can see the movie here-  "Gojira," the 1954 original version of Godzilla, was a serious political film that challenged the censorship by US occupation of all things nuclear. Produced in the immediate aftermath of the Bravo-Charlie hydrogen bomb detonation, the film references Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear radiation dangers, the Fifth Lucky Dragon incident and the nuclear arms race. Over 20 minutes of film related to nuclear weapons were cut from the Godzilla version released in the US in 1956.  The film, directed by legendary film maker Ishiro Honda, was runner-up to the SEVEN SAMURAI for best Japanese movie of 1954.

22] – Our Revolution [] is holding a Get Out the Vote Call on Mon., Oct. 19 at 8:30 PM ET with special guest star Jim Hightower who’s going to be talking about the new issue of The Hightower Lowdown which focuses on the importance of electing down-ballot candidates like Charmaine McGuffey (Sherriff), Eli Savit (DA), Scott Feuless (Drainage Commissioner) and David Zuckerman (Governor) - who’ll all be on the call!   RSVP HERE:  The GOTV call will also happen on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

23] – Our Revolution members are holding daily national “Dump Trump” phone banks. Between now and Election Day, they’re enlisting an army of volunteers to make calls to key swing states to get out the vote.  Do Pennsylvania Defeat Trump calls on "Our Revolution National callers,” and call Tennessee for Marquita Bradshaw - US Senate Candidate.  These calls take place weekdays from 6 to 8 PM ET and Saturdays from 3 to 5 PM ET.

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24] –Join the Our Revolution Weekly Organize to Win Meeting on Mon., Oct. 19 at 8:30 PM ET, featuring progressive Congressional candidates Jamaal Bowman from New York and Georgette Gomez from California! This meeting will continue each Monday night through Nov. 2. RSVP

25] –On Mon., Oct. 19 at 7 PM, join the Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign Monthly Monday Meeting (3rd Monday).  Join this nonviolent civil disobedience training session.  With the kind of nationalist dog-whistling, attempts to throw the outcome of the election into question and the continual voter suppression efforts, there is a lot of concern about what will happen on election day, as well as afterwards. With that in mind, it is urgent to make sure we are prepared should we need to turn out for peaceful protest.  There are many roles people will be able to play: not only those who will be prepared to be arrested if necessary, but also support roles, such as legal observers, drivers, and others.  In preparation for this training, please read the Fundamental Principles at  Join the Zoom meeting at

26] – Catch Populism and Anti-Populism with Thomas Frank on Mon., Oct. 19 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  To join this Online Event, go to  Denunciations of populism had been commonplace for years but flowered into a full-blown panic in 2016, when commentators identified it as the force behind the unlikely presidential bid of celebrity billionaire Donald Trump. Then came Brexit. Populists were charged with misleading people about globalization, with disparaging elites, and with subverting traditional institutions of government. Frank writes in his new book, “The People, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism,” that this is all a mistake.  The author and political commentator argues that the real story of populism is one of enlightenment and liberation. It’s an account of American democracy itself, of its promise of a decent life for all. From the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing Populist Party fought Gilded Age plutocrats, to the reformist triumphs under Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, Frank points out how much is owed to the populist ethos.  Our current president? Not a populist at all, Frank maintains, but a candidate who made promises of “populist-style reform, none of them sincere,” that sounded good enough to enough voters to secure his election by one of the least populist of institutions, the Electoral College.

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Oct. 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  There are two ways to join the conference: Dial 1 929 205 6099, and then use meeting ID: 512 862 260. Or Click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The focus will be on organizational sign-ups, public relations, and logistics for lobbying in Annapolis.

28] – Defense for Children International - Palestine is asking you to join the #nowaytotreatachild campaign at an upcoming webinar on Tues., Oct. 20 at noon ET.  Share military detention updates, including the situation with COVID-19 in Israeli prisons and detention centers, and hear from staff in Ramallah about life in Palestine during COVID-19. Also to be highlighted is the increasing home demolitions against Palestinian families documented by Defense for Children International - Palestine. Register for the webinar at

29] – On Tues., Oct. 20 from 1:30 to 2 PM, check out Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen individual lunches given out by Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Baltimore.  This Tuesday soup kitchen will until Dec. 1. The church is at 2424 McElderry St., Baltimore 21205.  Visit

30] – The deadline is 2030. If we want even a chance of avoiding catastrophic runaway climate chaos, then that is the year by which we need to cut global emissions by half. Four more years of Trump will mean we have next to no chance of meeting that deadline, at which point the future of organized human society would be in severe peril. The #VoteTrumpOut campaign is contacting thousands of swing voters on Facebook every day, and your help is needed.  Volunteer Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the Digital Canvass team, and help flip a crucial swing state! Everyone who can should be giving time to help save our planet from this aspiring tyrant. Sign up here to get started:  Take a slot on Tues., Oct. 20 from 4 to 5 PM ET or 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET.

31] – There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email:

32] – On Tues., Oct. 20 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET, Choose Democracy is hosting a Train-the-Trainers session for folks who have been through “How to Beat an Election-Related Power Grab” training. Sign up at

33] – On Tues., Oct. 20 at 7 PM, Jews United for Justice is urging you to attend a Montgomery County Racial Equity & Policing Call.  See achieve peace, prosperity, and progress, we must find a way to cope with a changing China instead of escalating the situation. This administration's current approach of "decoupling" the US economy from a country with 1.4 billion people and wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on a new arms race are not effective solutions. There are dangers inherent when nuclear-armed nations are not getting along.

34] –Join the Sunrise Movement Baltimore on Tues., Oct. 20 on Zoom at 5:30 PM for an Actions Team meeting.  Email

35] – Peace Action will be phoning for Mike Siegel every Tuesday between now and the election. That’s Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 between the hours of 7 to 9:45 EST. Sign up here to join the calls for Mike!

36] –Join the Ploughshares Fund for an energizing conversation on Tues., Oct., 20 at 8 PM ET, via Zoom, with guest speakers Ambassador Laura Holgate, Mareena Robinson Snowden and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, and moderated by Ploughshares Fund president, Emma Belcher. RSVP for Responsible Disruption at  The title of the discussion is Women’s Participation, Perspectives and Power.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, 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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