Sunday, February 21, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 23 - 25, 2021

27] Care Corner Food Pantry -- Feb. 23

28] Nuclear Disarmament Agenda – Feb. 23

29] Nuclear in the New Decade – Feb. 23

30] Distribution of food for animals – Feb. 23 & 25

31] Preserving Black history for a more equitable future – Feb. 23

32] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Feb. 23

33] U.S. and ROK Approaches to North Korea -- Feb. 23

34] Protect Our Homes Day -- Feb. 23

35] Justice for Palestine/CODEPINK CONGRESS – Feb. 23

36] National Legislative Organizing Committee call – Feb. 23

37] Nuclear Weapons Nowadays – Feb. 23

38] False Climate Solutions: Don't Believe the Hype – Feb. 23


27] – On Tues., Feb. 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM ET, get over to the Care Corner Food Pantry at the Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. This will continue each Tuesday through June 29.  Food bags are available for individuals and families in need. Food bags are first-come, first-served each week.  Volunteers are needed each week to help distribute the food. Sign up here: All COVID safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and social distancing. 

28] – With the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference scheduled for this August at the United Nations, the international Peace and Planet Network seeks to hold the nuclear weapons states accountable to their NPT Article VI commitment to engage in good faith negotiations for the complete elimination of their nuclear arsenals. We are beginning with a series of webinars to share information and analysis and to coordinate efforts. The first webinar, “The International Nuclear Disarmament Agenda” will be held Tues., Feb. 23 at 10 AM EST. You’ll find information about TUESDAY’S DISARMAMENT WEBINAR with leading figures from Europe, China, Iran, Russia and the United States at  Register for the webinar at

29] – On Tues., Feb. 23 at 10 AM ET, check out the Nuclear in the New Decade: A View from the IAEA Director General [Online].  The sponsor is the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the speakers are Rafael Mariano Grossi, International Atomic Energy Agency, and Ernest J. Moniz, Nuclear Threat Initiative. Visit

30] – On Tues., Feb. 23 from noon to 2 PM ET, get over to the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., 601 S. Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, for the distribution of food for animals.  The next distribution will be on Thurs., Feb. 25.  And it will continue other days until Feb. 25.  In an effort to help members of our community who have hit hard times, MCHS will be hosting a series of free cat and dog food distribution events at its rescue building in Rockville.  Parking and the front door are located around the back of the building. It is a short walk from the Rockville Metro station. Cat and dog food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For everyone’s safety, masks and social distancing are required. See

31] – The Trust for Public Land invites you to join the next Park Bench Chat, Preserving Black history for a more equitable future on  Tues., Feb. 23 at 4 PM EST.  Register at There is a growing movement to preserve and lift up a more accurate, equitable public memory of America. Converse with Keith Weaver, Trust for Public Land board member and executive vice president of Global Policy and External Affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment; and Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and author of Preserving African American Historic Places.

32] – 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:

33] – On Tues., Feb. 23 at 7 PM ET, tune into U.S. and ROK Approaches to North Korea: Challenges and Opportunities [Online], hosted by the Stimson Center. The speakers are Jungsup Kim, Sejong Institute; Jihwan Hwang, University of Seoul; Suzanne DiMaggio, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Jenny Town, Stimson Center. Go to

34] – Everyone has a right to safe, stable, affordable housing. But not everyone in Maryland has a home where they can live and thrive. Jews United for Justice, as part of Renters United Maryland, is asking our state legislators to support a package of Housing Justice Legislation — and they will be told all about it at Protect Our Homes Day, on Tues., Feb. 23 from 7 to 9 PM.  Protect Our Homes Day is a virtual lobby night where you will learn about Marylanders' housing instability before and during the pandemic, and about how RUM's Housing Justice legislative package can help. Then divide up into breakout rooms by county so you can meet with your state legislators to ask them questions and encourage them to support this critical legislation. RSVP at At 6 PM, prepare to talk to legislators about housing justice. See

35] – On Tues., Feb. 23 at 8 PM ET, get with the CODEPINK Congress for a Justice for Palestine Calling Party. ‌ ‌RSVP for the Zoom link at ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Mobilize co-sponsors and votes for peace legislation! Four special guests will speak-- Huwaida Arraf, co-founder, International Solidarity Movement; Omar Baddar, political analyst & former deputy director, Arab American Institute; Ariel Gold, co-director, CODEPINK; and Estee Chandler, board member, Jewish Voice for Peace.. Topics will include the International Criminal Court’s investigation of Israeli war crimes; The Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement; the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s definition of anti-Semitism and its threat to free speech; and the Biden administration’s complicity with Israeli apartheid.  Following the Q & A, ask Biden to reverse two of Trump’s executive orders: Executive Order 13899, adopting the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism, and Executive Order 13928, sanctioning those who cooperate with the ICC. Don't miss this important conversation!

36] – After these first few weeks of the Biden administration, it's clearer than ever that we have a tough fight ahead of us.  Several of Biden’s nominees, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.N. envoy nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield, have stated their opposition to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Blinken has repeatedly stated that the Biden administration intends to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem rather than moving it back to Tel Aviv, and Thomas-Greenfield has promised to run interference for the Israeli government at the U.N., opposing measures that seek to hold it accountable for human rights violations.  For decades, the U.S. government has funded Israeli apartheid while simultaneously shielding it from accountability. Attend Jewish Voice for Peace's next National Legislative Organizing Committee (NLOC) call on Tues., Feb.  23 from 8 to 9:30 PM -- Email

37] – Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do will take place on Tues., Feb. 23 at 8 to 10 PM ET. This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating!  Sign up now to take it during February and through March 16 through Zoom video.  The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Sign up at Email Joanne Dufour at with this subject line:  OCANW course on Nuclear Weapons.  Or you may phone Joanne at (206) 550-1841. Please provide your name, email address, home mailing address, and phone number.  

38] – Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch [] wanted to make sure you heard about its webinar False Climate Solutions: Don't Believe the Hype. It's a chance to hear from climate policy experts about some climate change "solutions" that aren't all they're cracked up to be on Zoom on Tues., Feb. 23 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Get the facts about cap-and-trade, carbon taxes, and factory farm biogas. And find out ways to take meaningful climate action instead.   RSVP at

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] 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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