Monday, November 9, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 10, 2020

17] U.S. Presidential Election and Korea -- Nov. 10

18] The Court will the ACA Case; California v. Texas. – Nov.  10

19] What About World War II? -- Nov. 10

20] How do the election results impact the future of peace?  – Nov. 10

21] Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 – Nov. 10

22] Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – Nov. 10

23] Support of the renters' right to counsel – Nov. 10

24] Join Food & Water Action -- Nov. 10

25] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Nov. 10

26] Rethinking Nuclear Policy and Presidential Power -- Nov. 10

27] Sunrise Movement orientation and hub meeting -- Nov. 10

28] Online training on bystander intervention and de-escalation – Nov. 10


17] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center presents the U.S. Presidential Election and Korea: Journalists' Views on Tues., Nov. 10 from 8:30 to 10:45 AM. RSVP at The Trump administration has dramatically changed the strategic dynamics in and around the Korean Peninsula through actions such as the historic summits with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and intensifying strategic competition with China. The results of the U.S. presidential election 2020 will determine the next phase of U.S.-Korea relations in many ways. Please join an online discussion by American and South Korean journalists on the domestic reactions to the results of the election and prospects for inter-Korean and U.S.-Korea relations. Email 

18] – Progressive Maryland will join People’s Action and other national organizations at a rally on Tues., Nov. 10 at 9 AM in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  RSVP for the event at The Court will the ACA Case; California v. Texas. The Trump stacked court could overturn ACA coverage and its protections around pre-existing conditions.  COVID cases are rising to dramatic new levels, setting records for infection and putting more people in the hospital. During the biggest public health crisis our country has seen in decades we need more health care for more people, not less. But this important case brought by Republican officials and backed by Trump could result in about 20 million people losing care. More than 135 million people benefit from pre-existing condition protections (and this number is growing rapidly as COVID cases rise) and the Court could reach a ruling that removes those protections. And prescription drug corporations would receive a massive tax break from the repeal amounting to $2.8 billion annually and the richest households in Maryland and the country would also see a windfall. All this at a time when we need tax dollars for COVID and economic relief.  There is a potential negative implication for Medicare for All, should the Court rule the ACA unconstitutional. 

19] – There is an online event What About World War II? It will happen on Tues., Nov. 10 from 10 to 11:30 AM ET. This webinar will feature discussion of the “What about WWII?” question so popular among supporters of military spending -- the subject of David Swanson’s new book “Leaving World War II Behind.” Participants will be able to ask questions via chat and by clicking the “raise hand” button for a turn to speak. All perspectives are welcomed and encouraged. Register at

20] – Where do we go from here: How do the election results impact the future of peace?  On Tues., Nov. 10 at noon ET, this online event is co-hosted by The Foundation for Middle East Peace and Churches for Middle East Peace with speakers Lara Friedman, Maya Berry and Galia Golan.  Register at

21] – On Tues., Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 PM, hear from Paul Meyer, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, will speak about The Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50: A Mid-Life Crisis?  Register at  For information about the NPT, go to The world is facing an unprecedented crises on several fronts. Lack of leadership by the United States has intensified many flash points around the world including nuclear threats and the abandonment of arms control negotiations, bio-safety, climate change, food insecurity, instability and tensions in the East, and increased pressure from nationalists and extremists at home and abroad. This Tuesday seminar series will capture a subset of these critical issues facing humanity and the planet.

22] – On Tues., Nov. 10 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

23] – On Tues., Nov. 10 from 3 to 4 PM ET, join Jews United for Justice in support of the renters' right to counsel bill. This will be a landmark win for renters in Baltimore if passed. Attend the hearing to show your support.  The Baltimore City committee hearing will begin at 2 PM, and it will hear testimony on renters' Right to Counsel at 3 PM. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP.  RSVP at

24] –‌ ‌ Join Food & Water Action for a Telephone Town Hall Event on Tues., Nov. 10 at 4 PM ET. Talk with the policy team, political experts, and Wenonah Hauter about what we do next. RSVP at

25] – 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:

26] – On Tues., Nov. 10 at 6 PM, get with the Fall Forum 2020 Night One: Rethinking Nuclear Policy and Presidential Power.  To participate in this online event, click on  This event is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. The speakers are former Secretary of Defense [sic] William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina, Ploughshares Fund.

27] –Join the Sunrise Movement at an orientation and hub meeting on Tues., Nov. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Gather as a hub to reflect on the events of the past week and re-center together. Get trained in what it will take to win. Talk through strategy and train to take action together. Whether you’re an existing hub member looking to connect with fellow Sunrisers and ground in your next steps, OR you’ve never been to a meeting before - Tuesday’s meeting is for you. Now is the time to get involved. Change does not end with elections - we’ll need to keep pushing to create a future that works for all of us. I hope you’ll join us - register here and invite friends here.

28] -- Do an online training on bystander intervention and de-escalation, so you can be better equipped to help someone who is being harassed in public. It takes place on Tues., Nov. 10 at 7:30 PM ET.  Register at

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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