Sunday, February 28, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 1 - 2, 2021

23] Nuclear Remembrance Day – March 1

24] Healing the earth means healing our people. – March 1

25] Unwinding the “Remain in Mexico” Policy – March 1

26] Clean Air Baltimore Coalition bi weekly meeting -- March 1

27] Alarming rise of Sino phobia and anti-Chinese rhetoric in Canada – March 1

28] Get Money Out – Maryland – March 1

29] Bringing the World Back Home – March 1

30] National Organize to Win Call – March 1

31] Care Corner Food Pantry -- March 2

32] Protest JHU’s weapons research – March 2

33] Sunrise Movement hub meeting -- March 2

34] Take Action Tuesdays – March 2

35] International Women’s Day – March 2

36] Animal Bereavement Support Group – March 2

37] Peace with Cuba Calling Party – March 2


23] – You are cordially invited to join an inspiring dialogue between Youth Fusion Elders and young leaders from the peace, nuclear disarmament and climate action fields on Mon., March 1 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  The event is being held in conjunction with World Future Day and Nuclear Remembrance Day. It will also include the launch of the Youth Fusion Elders initiative, a youth-led program to facilitate inter-generational dialogue, and to highlight the importance of youth learning from the experience of those who have been long-time and effective leaders in the peace and disarmament fields. Register at Check out the Facebook page --

24] – The Poor Peoples Campaign [] is promoting Healing the earth means healing our people. On Mon., March 1 at 3 PM ET, lift up struggles from across the nation to protect our land and freedom from the evils of ecological devastation, poverty wages, environmental racism and denial of health care. From the struggle to defend Apache sacred land in Oak Flats from a corporate mining giant to Cancer Alley in Louisiana to toxic factories in West Virginia and Chicago, to name just a few. Hear directly from communities that are fighting back and demanding economic and environmental justice. Tune in

25] – Join HIAS [] for Unwinding the “Remain in Mexico” Policy with Rep. Veronica Escobar‌ ‌on Mon., ‌March 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET.  For the Webinar, registration is required at In January 2019, the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP, or “Remain in Mexico”) were implemented at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 70,000 asylum seekers have since been denied entry into the United States to pursue asylum. Rather, they were forced to wait for months and years along the border in Mexico, vulnerable to assault, kidnapping, extortion and even murder. HIAS is on the ground on both sides of the border.

26] – On Mon., March 1 from 5 to 6 PM, attend a Clean Air Baltimore Coalition bi weekly meeting.  The next meeting will be March 15. Anti-incinerator bills are gaining traction in Annapolis! The House Speaker is supportive of cleaning up the state's renewable energy mandate to stop feeding our ratepayer (electric bill) money to dirty energy sources. Right now, millions of dollars every year go to each of three trash incinerators (including Baltimore), as well as out-of-state paper mills, tree-burners, landfills, and other dirty sources instead of wind and solar.  How can we can help get legislation passed to move this money from polluters to clean energy?  Register here:

27] – Hearings in the extradition trial of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, are scheduled to resume Mon., March 1. Her arrest was a colossal blunder by the Trudeau Government, motivated by Trump's political, economic, and security ambitions to create a new cold war with China. Panelists will discuss the alarming rise of Sino phobia and anti-Chinese rhetoric in Canada and the likelihood that Huawei will be illegally banned from participation in Canada's 5G network. Will anything change under Biden? Join the webinar on Mon., March 1 at 7 PM EST. Email, and check out

28] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland BOARD MEETING on Mon., March 1 at 7:30 PM.  There is two ways to join the conference: 1) dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976 and 2} click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom.  This is a GMOM Board strategy session. Observers are welcome. Visit

29] –  On Mon., March 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM EST, hear online about Bringing the World Back Home: How the Peace Corps Changed How I Live & See the World, hosted by  Lisa Martin and Silver Spring Town Center Inc. Go to There is a saying that people who served in the Peace Corps in Africa come home smiling; those who served in Asia come home meditating; and those who served in Latin America come back as revolutionaries. Wherever in the world one has served, every Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) would say they are forever changed by their experience. As the Peace Corps celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year, gather with an array of RPCVs who served across all regions and throughout all eras to reflect on how their Peace Corps experience changed their lives. How did one's experience in their country of service forever change their lives, lifestyles and world views? This program will be moderated by Korea RPCV Frances Holliday Alford.

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Hear from a volunteer who served in Mali, another in Zambia, two others in Brazil, another in Azerbaijan, another in Estonia, another in Mexico, another in Uzbekistan, another in Benin and another in Costa Rica.  Jay & Sharon Levy of Takoma Park were volunteers in Nordeste, Salvador, Brazil, 1966-68. Sharon worked at two hospitals doing speech therapy and gave a course in rudimentary aspects of speech pathology to a group of Brazilians. She continued in that field after Peace Corps and spent the last 25 work years as a speech/language pathologist for Montgomery County Public Schools. During Peace Corps service, Jay was doing community development work in the favela and also helping to promote tourism in the city. Through the Peace Corps, Jay landed a job with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as a public affairs officer. His second career was as an ESOL teacher, also in the MCPS system, as well as at Montgomery College.

30] – Our Revolution [] invites you to this week’s National Organize to Win Call on Mon., March 1 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM! Join U.S. Rep Pramila Jayapal, North Chicago Treasurer-Elect Vance Wyatt, St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green, and Our Revolution Board Chair Larry Cohen for the latest from the Congressional Progressive Caucus and local election updates from Illinois and Missouri. RSVP at

31] – On March 2 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. 

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] – The Sunrise Movement hub meeting will be on Tues., March 2 at 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Join in to build community, learn some skills, and catch up with what the hub is up to!  Register at

34] – The Women’s March Organizing Team [] has created Take Action Tuesdays from 7 to 8 PM ET— a weekly, virtual gathering of women focused on harnessing grassroots organizing power and fighting for meaningful progress in the post-Trump era. This will be a virtual space to share stories and experiences and take meaningful action around key women's issues in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration. For Tues., March 2, RSVP at 

35] –IFAW [] is inviting you to join online on Tues., March 2 at 7 PM ET for an International Women’s Day special—women in conservation. From Team Lioness, a group of all-female anti-poaching rangers in East Africa, to staff in our offices around the world, women play a critical role in accomplishing IFAW’s mission to help animals and people thrive together in the place we call home. RSVP at  This event will be also accessible via phone if you don’t have access to the internet. Please proceed with registering and your confirmation email will have the call-in information.

36] – On Tues., March 2 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with the Animal Bereavement Support Group at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136. This will continue each Tuesday, through August 3. See  The loss of an animal can be a devastating blow. Our friends are often loved as a member of our family, and we believe their passing should be treated with the same respect. RSVP to 

37] – Marcy [] is reminding us about the next CODEPINK CONGRESS on Tues., March 2 at 8 PM ET: Peace with Cuba Calling Party. ‌ ‌‌RSVP for the Zoom link at  This CODEPINK CONGRESS will feature two guests: Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), who is urging Biden to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations, and Jose Pertierra, a Cuban attorney and political analyst. For decades, America has burdened Cuba with a cruel embargo, creating tremendous hardships for the Cuban people. This worsened during the Trump administrations, which applied even more sanctions, and so far, President Biden has done nothing to change course. How can we pressure the administration to take action via executive order? What are members of Congress doing? How can we counter the influence of the right-wing? Find out this Tuesday!  Following the guests’ presentations and Q & A, you will be asked to contact your Senators to support the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2021, introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), to lift the embargo on Cuba.

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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