Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 18 - 19, 2020

46] Organizing for Peace -- Nov. 18

47] Support Happy – Nov. 18

48] Insights to Enhance Peace Practice – Nov. 19

49] GW Institute for Korean Studies – Nov. 19

50] Iran and the U.S. — A Critical Juncture -- Nov. 19

51] Economic sanctions on North Korea – Nov. 19


53] Bystander Intervention – Nov. 19

54] China’s Power Up for Debate – Nov. 19

55] Statewide Justice Task Force Meeting – Nov. 19

56] Protest against the latest federal executions – Nov. 19

57] Protecting Religious Liberty for Everyone – Nov. 19

58] Physicians for Social Responsibility virtual gala – Nov. 19

59] “The War Is Not A Bomber Jet Anymore” – Nov. 19

60] U.S.-Japan Relations and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge – Nov. 19

61] Vaccines under development – Nov. 19

62] Police militarization – Nov. 19

63] The U.S. war on Afghanistan – Nov. 19

64] Win the Green New Deal – Nov. 19

65] Virtual Celebration of Rescue Animals – Nov. 19

66] Honor Leslie Feinberg Nov. 19


46] –On Wed., Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8 PM, hear about Organizing for Peace during the Biden Administration with Matt Duss who will provide Insights to Enhance Peace Practice. Those who live in Massachusetts bear a special responsibility for this carnage because the lethal bombs used by the Saudi Arabian coalition are manufactured by Raytheon Technologies, headquartered in the city of Waltham. The US government has sold billions of dollars worth of Raytheon munitions to Saudi Arabia.  This presentation, created by the Raytheon Anti-War Committee, will give the whole picture of this catastrophe, the immorality and corruption of US participation in the destruction of Yemen, and the culpability of Massachusetts’ Raytheon Technology. Most importantly, it will provide information about the opportunities for action emanating from present political realities and the powerful organizing going on. Learn how we can act in solidarity with an international movement on behalf of Yemen that is gaining force.  Find out more at

47] –The Nonhuman Rights Project #FreeHappy virtual event is happening on Wed., Nov. 18 at 8 PM ET. This event happens on the eve of oral arguments in Happy's elephant rights case.  Register at

48] –   Get with Insights to Enhance Peace Practice on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 8 to 9 AM. What is the best way to learn to negotiate more effectively? Most would say a combination of education, doing, and learning best practices from others. Featured on Amazon as one of its best-selling new releases in August 2020 and highlighted in Forbes and CNN as among the top ten reads on Negotiation for 2020, this webinar will feature the author of the hot off the press publication of the book of “Real-World Negotiations: Successful Strategies From Business, Government, and Daily Life, Dr. Joshua Weiss. Sign up at

49] –  The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the Office of Alumni Relations present the continuation of the Interview Series with Joon Hyung Kim on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 9 to 9:40 AM (EST). Chancellor Kim will discuss his recent book "The World after COVID-19 and US Elections" and provide career advice to students. Register at

50] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 at noon, check out Iran and the U.S. — A Critical Juncture: Fireside Chat [Online]. The sponsor is Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the speakers are Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Harvard Kennedy School; and Vali Nasr, SAIS.

Sign up at

51] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 at noon, join a discussion on international economic sanctions on North Korea with William Newcomb, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies and former Member of the Panel of Experts on DPRK Sanctions at the United Nations, Darya Dolzikova of the Royal United Services Institute, and Cameron Trainer of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. In a conversation moderated by policy director Jonathan Corrado, the three experts discuss the role of sanctions in the negotiation process, proliferation finance, maritime evasion, implementation challenges, humanitarian exemptions, and multilateral coordination and adaptations.  Sign up for this online discussion, sponsor by The Korea Society. Go to

52] –The Alliance for Global Justice invites you to the WEBINAR "VENEZUELA: SANCTIONS, ELECTIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS" on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 1 PM.  Hear from Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Eugenia Russián, president of FUNDALATIN.    

The US and its allies seek both to asphyxiate Venezuela’s economy and prevent Venezuelans from exerting their right to vote in the coming elections on December 6. It is about time this brutal aggression stops. You can tune into the streaming in English at

53] – Auburn Seminary invites you to attend on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 1 PM ET an opportunity to learn the 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention in this free, one-hour, interactive training on how to safely intervene when you witness street harassment — or experience it yourself. This is presented in partnership with Hollaback! and Stand Up Against Street Harassment. RSVP at

54] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 at 3 PM, China's Power is Up for Debate.  Is the USA engaged in a New Cold War?  Tune in Online for this debate sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The speakers are Hal Brands, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia. See

55] – Progressive Maryland is alerting us to a Statewide Justice Task Force Meeting taking place on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 5:30 PM. RSVP at  In this Meeting, discuss three of the legislative demands around police reform in Maryland and how to organize to make them a reality. Hear from some of the leaders across the state on repealing the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, passing Anton’s Law, and removing police from our schools.

56] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, there will be an in-person protest against the latest federal executions at the Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. outside St. John's Episcopal Church, 1525 H St. NW, WDC 20005.  Please note that this time is subject to change. Details about the protest and registration are at HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/FEDERAL-EXECUTION-PROTESTBLACK-LIVES-MATTER-PLAZA-IN-DC-TICKETS-128896209031?ETYPE=EMAILBLASTCONTENT&EID=3609C860-47F7-4419-852D-D44A5470FE9A.

57] – The Auburn Seminary is also involved with Protecting Religious Liberty for Everyone on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 5 PM ET. Faith-rooted activists and civic leaders will offer ways to use the new report All Faiths and None: A Guide to Protecting Religious Liberty for Everyone. What is religious freedom, whose religious freedom is at stake, and what are the roles and limits of public policy in preserving and protecting religious freedom for all? RSVP at

58] – Physicians for Social Responsibility is hosting its annual gala virtually on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM. During this event, come together as a community. Hear from climate change and nuclear weapons abolition champions, and from like-minded leaders, like Rep. Barbara Lee, and Ambassador Whyte Gomez. Celebrate accomplishments despite a difficult year, and discuss the way forward for PSR in 2021 and beyond. As part of its 30 Days of Peace Campaign, you can take part in this event which will be streamed on PSR's Facebook Page-- the YouTube Channel-- While admission to this event is open to everyone, PSR is selling tickets as part of its overall fundraising effort for this event. Purchase a ticket or donate to this event at

59] – Tackle “The War Is Not A Bomber Jet Anymore” on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 6:15 to 7:30 PM. Reencountering the Korean War through Aural History featuring Professor Crystal Mun-hye Baik and members of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development What does it mean to live with a 70-year war when its manifestations, hyper visible and deeply sensed, are perceived as everyday formations delinked from militarized violence and state brutality?  Contact Rebecca McGilveray at Register at–jet–anymore-tickets-117472841431.

60] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7 PM, hear about U.S.-Japan Relations and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge.  The sponsors of this online conversation are the National Committee on North Korea and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The speakers are former Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mitoji Yabunaka; Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations; and James L. Schoff, Carnegie Asia Program. Sign up

61] – Fund Health Care Not Warfare Forum on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7 PM.  This session will include an introduction to the different classes of vaccines under development; the mechanisms by which vaccines prevent or alleviate viral infections; the difficulties in delivering an approved vaccine to the populations at most risk, and commercial influences that may interfere with development and distribution of an effective vaccine. Hear from Robert Horsburgh, MD, Elizabeth Sommers, MPH, Vonzella Bryant, MD, Jonathan King, and Michael Van Elzakker. Register now!

62] – Sergio Espana works with the ACLU on police reform, and he will lead a Webinar sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7:30 PM on police accountability and reform. The Peace and Social Justice Committee of Homewood Friends cordially invites you to a Webinar on Improving Policing in Maryland.  This will be a highly informative webinar, addressing the legislative issues that are critical in the upcoming Maryland legislative session to improve policing in Baltimore and around the state.  There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers.   España will provide an overview of the five legislative priorities of the statewide Maryland Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability.  Sergio will discuss each legislative effort and how we can best support the coalition in holding legislators accountable to community calls for meaningful change. To register click

63] – You're invited to participate in a free webinar on Thurs., Nov. 19 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET. The U.S. war on Afghanistan is in its 20th year. The morning after this webinar, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on keeping it going. If you're from the United States you can click here to email and phone your Representative to ask them to end the war and attend this webinar. You can also share this email with friends who might want to attend. And you can think of questions you plan to ask. Ann Wright is the moderator, and the panelists will be Kathy Kelly, Matthew Hoh, Rory Fanning, and Danny Sjursen. Register with Greta at

64] – On Thurs., Nov. 19 from 8 to 9 PM ET, SUNRISE will hold the first mass call since Biden won the election. If you’re trying to figure out the best way to make an impact after the election and win the Green New Deal, or if you’re just trying to make sense of what happened, this is the call for you. Click here to sign up now:

65] – The North Shore Animal League America [] wants you to be involved with a Virtual Celebration of Rescue on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 8 PM.  This special event, hosted by Brian Balthazar (TV Personality, Comedian, and President, Balthazar Entertainment) and Dan Mannarino (Anchor, PIX11 Morning News), is replacing the annual Get Your Rescue On® Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year which had to be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.  For one lifesaving hour, we are asking animal lovers, nationwide, to come together to support Rescue Pets and Animal League America as we continue to prove that nothing will ever stop our no-kill mission!  Visit

66] – Last Sunday marked the 6th anniversary of the death of comrade Leslie Feinberg, whose fighting spirit as a revolutionary communist transgender activist continues to inspire people in the US and around the world. Join in on Thurs., Nov. 19 at 8 PM for a round table discussion by comrades who either knew Leslie or have been inspired by Leslie’s example.  Leslie developed the first Marxist analysis of the origins of transgender oppression in “Transgender Warriors: Making History” (1997) and numerous writings. Selections of Leslie's writings can be found at and  Sign up 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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