Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 4 - 5, 2021

49] Outer Space Treaty – Feb. 4

50] The Assange Case: What's Next? – Feb. 4

51] Make Calls to Support the Juvenile Restoration Act – Feb. 4

52] Special screening of HUNGER WARD — Feb. 4

53] Food Rescue Giveaway -- Feb. 4


55] Working with Blue MoCs -- Feb. 4 - 5

56] For the People Act and Beyond -- Feb. 4

57] Montgomery County Hearing on Police Free Schools Feb. 4

58] COVID relief organizing call – Feb. 4

59] Join a Demand $2K Call Party – Feb. 4

60] Birding without Borders – Feb. 4

61] Capitalism, GameStop, and Marxist Economics – Feb. 4

62] Climate Council ALASKA Listening Session – Feb. 4


49] – There is a webinar about The Outer Space Treaty, and the threat of space militarization on Thurs., Feb. 4 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM ET.  Here is the link with information on the event and the speakers:  Also check out

50] – The Assange Case: What's Next? In January the extradition of Julian Assange was halted by a judge at Westminster Magistrates Court. The US are appealing to the High Court to overturn this decision. They intend to try him under the Espionage Act in America, where he could face a 175 year sentence. His crime: publishing the truth about the Iraq and Afghan wars and the conditions in Guantanamo Bay. Stop the War has supported Assange throughout this ten year ordeal, and in the run up to the appeal there will be a series of regional online meetings to discuss the next steps in the campaign. The first meeting is taking place on 4th of February at 1 PM, hosted by the Liverpool Stop the War. Speakers include John McDonnell MP, Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor in chief, WikiLeaks and Deepa Driver, Haldane Society court reporter. Email RSVP at

51] – On Thurs., Feb. 4 from 5 to 6 PM ET, Make Calls to Support the Juvenile Restoration Act, which would bring Maryland in line with 24 other states and DC that have banned life without parole for children. All you will need to make calls is a phone and laptop or tablet. Do a brief training on the script before getting started. Register at

52] –Join in on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 6 PM EST for a special screening of HUNGER WARD—a powerful new documentary that provides an unflinching look at the human-caused famine in Yemen. Free tickets for the event are available at Yemen is experiencing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Yemen's widespread famine is largely due to indiscriminate bombing of civilian targets, as well as blockades of Yemeni ports—all committed with U.S. weapons and support by the Saudi and UAE-led coalition. While the situation on the ground in Yemen is bleak, there is reason for hope.

HUNGER WARD follows health care workers Dr. Aida Asladeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they work to save the lives of children against the backdrop of the forgotten war in Yemen. FCNL has partnered with award-winning Spin Film to show the film and have their stories told at this screening event. Following the screening, hear from experts on the latest developments and on efforts to end U.S. involvement in this horrific situation. Speakers include Skye Fitzgerald, Academy Award-nominee and director of HUNGER WARD; Dr. Aisha Jumaan, president of the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation; and Hassan El-Tayyab, FCNL legislative manager for Middle East policy. Visit FCNL at

53] – On Thurs., Feb. 4 from 6 to 8 PM ET, check out the Food Rescue Giveaway! This is the Thursday Evenings at Old Major, 900 S. Carey St., Baltimore, which will continue through April 29. Go to This is a long-awaited evening Rescue, and Rescue in Southwest Baltimore, all in one! Get prepacked boxes from the carryout window on the Herkimer Street side of the building. Use the window bell or call 443-873-7363. And please, masks must be worn at the window. 

54] – The COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC is holding a talk: AN ADVOCATE FOR CHALLENGING CHINA'S GLOBAL AMBITIONS with Clyde Prestowitz on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 7 PM (EST). The Zoom Link is  During the decade in which the Committee has held annual China salons, the bilateral relationship has altered radically. American administrations and corporate leaders naively assumed that free trade would liberalize the Chinese economy and political governance and that the world's most powerful communist party would follow the rules of the American global order. Today the two major American political parties acknowledge the failure of this “positive engagement” and see China as a threatening rival to the United States.  Committee Board member Clyde Prestowitz has published "THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership." A fifty-year front-seat veteran of globalization in both corporate and government roles; a leader of the first U.S. Trade mission to China in 1982; chief U.S. negotiator with Japan in the Reagan administration; a member of the staff of then Vice President George H.W. Bush; Vice Chairman of President Clinton’s Commission on Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region; a Director of the Exim Bank; and, a consultant on globalization with China to President Obama. For questions or requests email

55] – New Year, New Plan: Working with Blue MoCs is the title of this hour-long training session which will cover how to work with your Democratic member of Congress. There is a broad spectrum when it comes to Democratic members so hear about the differences across the Democratic Party -- from progressive Dems to working with conservative Democrats. Spend time exploring strategies and tactics for holding your Democratic member accountable during a trifecta. For this event, both times cover the same content, so register for the time that works best for your schedule.

 On Thurs., Feb. 4 at 7 PM EST -- register here: On Fri., Feb. 5 at 3 PM EST -- register here:

56] – For the People Act and Beyond: Fixing the holes in our democracy after Trump is happening on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 7 PM.  Join Indivisible and Congressperson John Sarbanes for a forum on "For the People Act" and beyond: Mending the holes in our democracy after Trump. Learn about the key national legislative reforms we need NOW to repair and strengthen our democracy and what grassroots groups and individual citizens can do to get them passed.  Go to

57] – On Thurs., Feb. 4 at 7:30 PM attend the Montgomery County Hearing on Police Free Schools. See Jews United for Justice will meet on zoom at 7 PM to review background information on the bill before the watch party begins. You will receive the zoom information for this event after you RSVP.  If you're interested in submitting written testimony for this bill, please do so here: If you have any questions, email Devorah at 

58] – You are invited to join the team for a special COVID relief organizing call on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 8 PM ET. “On the Frontline: Care and Relief” will be a mass organizing call to understand President Biden’s COVID relief package, figure out how to get the care and relief that women and families need, and kick off Black History Month. RSVP at

 59] – Join a Demand $2K Call Party on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 8 PM ET with Bill Fletcher Jr. For too long, the filibuster has been abused in the Senate to block overwhelmingly popular legislation and stifle the will of the voters. This undemocratic rule gives a minority of Senators total power over which bills Congress can pass.  The new Senate must prioritize eliminating the filibuster -- so that our legislators can get to work on the issues that matter to the American people. RSVP to join and the #NoHoneymoon campaign for a conversation with lifelong activist who's a former AFL-CIO staffer and current executive editor of The Global African Worker at The session will wrap up the national discussion by talking about what you can do to TAKE ACTION and push for members of Congress to pass the $2,000 stimulus payments we were promised.

60] – The National Audubon Society [] is doing Mapping Migraciones: Birding without Borders. Birds don’t see borders as they migrate thousands of miles across countries and bodies of water every year, yet these borders are very real for the birders that watch them. What does it mean to navigate birding in towns along the U.S. border?  Join Audubon and Latino Outdoors for Mapping Migraciones: Birding without Borders on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 8:30 PM ET on Zoom and Facebook Live. Hear from Otillia Portillo Padua, director of the documentary Birders (2019), and members of Latino Outdoors to discuss their experiences navigating the intersection between birding and national borders. After the discussion, stay tuned to learn about “Mapping Migraciones,” a year-long celebration of migration (for both people and birds) and find out how you can participate.  RSVP at

61] – Workers World Party [] is hosting on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 8 PM ET Bursting the Bubble - Capitalism, GameStop, and Marxist Economics. The GameStop bubble exposes the utter irrationality of the capitalist system. Since Tulip Mania in the 17th Century, financial speculation has been a core feature of capitalist production. This massive speculation, untethered from the production of goods and services for human needs inevitably leads to a crash. While seemingly a story of the people taking on the financial elite, the bubble will burst, and when it does the billionaires will force workers to pay. Workers produce all wealth. The stock market, which has been booming during the profound economic and social crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, has little to no connection to the productive economy. Casino finance and speculative bubbles speak to the irrationality of capitalism, a system based on private ownership of the means of production. Join Workers World Party as we take a closer look at the ups-and-downs of the stock market, why the capitalist system cannot be fixed, and why we need to fight for working class control of the productive forces and financial institutions. RSVP at

62] – REGISTER for a DNC Climate Council ALASKA Listening Session on Thurs., Feb. 4 from 8:30 to 9:45 PM EST. Alaska is the sole Arctic state and the harms of climate change are devastating. The Biden-Harris Administration is launching the boldest climate and environmental justice policy agenda of any U.S. president. Hear from Alaska Indigenous and climate leaders, scientists and more. The Online Zoom webinar is limited, but if it is full, you will be sent the link to the livestream though!  Email REGISTER at

To be continued

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"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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