Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 20 - 21, 2021

36] SOUPer Bowl Food Drive – Jan. 20 – Feb. 7

37] What the Biden Administration can do – Jan. 20

38] North Korea's Nuclear Fuel Cycle -- Jan. 20

39] Mayor issues an Executive Order to align city with the Treaty – Jan. 20

40] Arts Song Brew – Jan. 20

41] Plan Colombia -- Jan. 20

42] The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Jan. 21

43] Community Resource Day – Jan. 21


36] – On Wed., Jan. 20 at midnight to 11:45 PM EST, get over to a SOUPer Bowl Food Drive, hosted by the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.  This will continue each day through Sun., Feb. 7. Visit Fight hunger and celebrate the Big Game with a virtual "SOUPer Bowl" food drive in support of Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

37] – Jim Zogby wrote about what the Biden Administration can do: "After Bush, Obama, and Trump: What Biden Can Do." Read it here  Register to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call on Wed., Jan. 20 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET sharp. After you register at, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

38] – Attend online a seminar North Korea's Nuclear Fuel Cycle with Sulgiye Park, Stanford University on Wed., Jan. 20 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM ET. Register in advance for this webinar: Emilie Silva at Determination and verification of the nuclear activities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are critical to ongoing disarmament and nonproliferation efforts. This study assesses the complete nuclear fuel cycle of the DPRK, from its capacity to produce fissile material precursors at mining and milling facilities in Pyongsan, to activity at the main Nuclear Scientific Research Center in Yongbyon.

39] – On Wed., Jan. 20 at 6 PM EST online, Mayor Nicole LaChappelle of Easthampton, Massachusetts, will issue an Executive Policy Order to align this city with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by divesting the city from the nuclear weapons industry and refusing contracts with companies that make nuclear weapons.  You can listen in via this zoom link, and also ask to speak for up to three minutes in support of the Mayor at the start of the City Council meeting at 6 PM:

40] – On Wed., Jan. 20 at 7 PM, the Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is hosting a Theomusicology & Movement Arts Song Brew.  Maryland Artists of All Mediums are invited! A song brew is a virtual gathering where artists (and artists yet-to-be) of all mediums – not just singers and musicians – come together to create song and reflect on issues facing us today. Sign up at

41] – The 3rd Virtual Human Rights Delegation to Colombia will happen on Wed., Jan. 20 at 7:30PM.  THIS EVENT IS FULLY BILINGUAL.  The theme will be: “The Impact of the Anti-Drug Policies of the US in Colombia, Including Plan Colombia.”  The guest speaker is Pedro Arenas, Co-founder Corporación Viso Mutop; Member of the Civil Society Committee before the UN Drug Commission; Associate, International Drug Policy Consortium. In preparation for this event, read “Part 1: The Forgotten Story of How Joe Biden Helped Ramp Up the War on Drugs in Colombia” at

You can watch and participate in this event via: Zoom: or Twitter: @TaskAmericas @FriendsLatinAm or Facebook:

42] – Join the International Physicians for the Prevention of War and others for a global health discussion with leading health experts marking the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).The webinar will take place on Thurs., Jan. 21 from 9 to 10 AM ET and will explore the TPNW in the context of a global pandemic and climate crisis, with a focus on the role of health professionals in advancing the eradication of nuclear weapons through evidence-based policy-making. Panelists will highlight practical actions that attendees can take in their own organizations and related health field. Sign up at

43] – On Thurs., Jan. 21 from 10 AM to 1 PM EST, be at the Community Resource Day at the Franciscan Center of Baltimore.  See The idea is to give everything away. If you would like to volunteer for this event or would like to partner on this event, email Angela Hall 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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