Sunday, March 21, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 22 -23, 2021

21] Our Revolution Baltimore City/County meeting – March 22

22] Marking World Water Day, from the U.S. to Palestine - March 22


24] National Organize to Win Call – March 22

25] Get Money Out – Maryland – March 22

26] U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Relations in the Biden Era – March 23

27] Care Corner Food Pantry -- March 23

28] The THRIVE Agenda – March 23

29] Protest JHU’s weapons research – March 23

30] The Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights -- March 23

31] Animal Bereavement Support Group – March 23

32] EV 101 Webinar -- March 23

33] Intro to Wildlife Gardening – March 23

34] See a screening of The Undocumented Lawyer -- March 23

35] Join CODEPINK for webinar about Haiti and Gitmo - March 23


21] – Our Revolution Baltimore City/County is holding its monthly chapter meeting on Mon., March 22 from 5:30 to 7 PM.  March 22 is crossover day in the Maryland General Assembly, the date by which legislation has to pass one chamber to have a chance to be considered in the other chamber.  Register at

22] – The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights [] wants you to join water justice organizers & Rep. Tlaib on Mon., March 22  from 7 to 8:30 PM ET.  Water, Health, and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day, from the U.S. to Palestine, is led by the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine. In this moment when communities of color are demanding safety and justice, we recommit to going all in to defeat white supremacy.  And they did. All in the last few days, 12 progressive members of Congress named, for the first time ever Israel’s settler colonial violence against the Palestinian people, and called for accountability for housing demolitions, annexation, and denial of Palestinian access to vaccines. Then, echoing our grassroots demands for accountability, 17 members of the House of Representatives and 5 Senators, led by Medicare for All leader Sen. Bernie Sanders, demanded Israel meet its obligation under international law to facilitate vaccine access for Palestinians living under its military occupation. 

Learn more from grassroots organizers from Detroit and Boston in the U.S. and the West Bank and Gaza in Palestine, who will connect the root causes of separate and unequal access to clean water and uplift the Emergency Water Bill, which is co-led by keynote speaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Sign up at

23] – Beyond the Bomb [] is holding a webinar to answer the question, Want to know how they decide where your money goes? on Mon., March 22 at 8 PM ET.  The U.S. is kicking off its budget season, and this year have a voice in the process. Colleagues from Foreign Policy for America will break down what you can do to make sure the U.S. divests from weapons of mass destruction and invests in human needs instead! Join in at Every year the government doles out billions of our taxpayer dollars to the military on weapons systems we don’t need. Worst of all, we don’t hear about it until after the fact!  Not this year. JOIN in and LEARN about INFLUENCING THE BUDGET.

24] – Our Revolution [] wants you to get on Monday’s National Organize to Win Call on March 22 at 8:30 PM ET.  The line-up will feature Maryland Congressperson Jamie Raskin, the new progressive chair of the Nevada Democratic Party Judith Whitmer, and other special guests! RSVP at Facebook Event Link is

25] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland BOARD MEETING on Mon., March 8 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

26] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is holding a webinar on Tues., March 23 from 10 to 11:30 AM -- U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Relations in the Biden Era. The Biden administration has made it clear that it is committed to re-energizing American alliances in Northeast Asia. At the same time, relations between South Korea and Japan are still strained over legal and economic disputes. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin are to make their first international trip to Japan and South Korea later this month. Responding to the Biden administration’s clear signals toward multilateral engagement, South Korean President Moon Jae-in recently invited Japan to renew efforts to mend ROK-Japan bilateral relations. Please join the GW Institute for Korean Studies for an online discussion with experts who will be discussing views from the United States, South Korea, and Japan on reinvigorating trilateral cooperation. Register at and connect with

27] – On Tues., March 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] – The THRIVE Agenda presents a bold new vision to revive our economy. It outlines the policies we need to enable dignified work, healthy communities, a stable climate, and racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice. Learn how the THRIVE Agenda meets these needs and ushers in a new era for American workers. Leave equipped to talk to anyone about THRIVE and why we must rise to this occasion and support this agenda. It takes place on Tues., March 23 at 3 PM EST. Register at

29] – 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:

30] – Policing in Maryland: The Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights is the topic of discussion on Tues., March 23 from 7 to 8 PM ET. In the wake of George Floyd's murder in 2020, momentum for meaningful police reform has grown nationwide. In Maryland, this has meant a hard look at our Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights (LEOBR), a Maryland law that was a model for other states. The Maryland General Assembly is currently looking at modifying or repealing the LEOBR. Hear from experts about what these changes mean for both justice and safety in Maryland, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. The panel will feature Deborah Levi, Director of Special Litigation for the Maryland Public Defenders Office, Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Captain Joe Perez, President of National Hispanic Law Enforcement Association. It will be moderated by Sarah Gottlieb, an Assistant Public Defender in Baltimore City. This event is co-sponsored by Beth Am Synagogue, as well as many other groups. Get involved at

31] – On Tues., March 23 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 

32] – Environment America [] is inviting you to an EV 101 Webinar: Electric vehicle experts and owners answer need-to-know questions on Tues., March 23 from 6 to 7 PM ET.  RSVP at

33] – Join Patterson Park Audubon Center for Wildlife Gardening Workshops! These virtual sessions explore how our gardens can benefit birds and butterflies, including recommended plant species and garden management for Mid-Atlantic gardens. No matter how small your space, you can grow habitat for birds (even in containers)!

There are multiple dates to choose the Intro to Wildlife Gardening as well as the “next-level” Bird-Friendly Garden Design workshop. Sign up for a Virtual Wildlife Gardening Workshop -- Intro to Wildlife Gardening on Tues., March 23 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Sign up at

34] – Families Belong Together [] is inviting you to see a virtual screening of The Undocumented Lawyer on Tues., March 23 at 8 PM ET.  This 20-minute documentary film is about Lizbeth Mateo, an undocumented immigration lawyer, and her fight to keep families from being unjustly separated by an inhumane immigration system. Register at, and also participate in the Q&A with Mateo and Families Belong Together. A sliding scale donation to Families Belong Together starting at $5 is being requested.  

35] – Witness Against Torture [] urges you to attend a Capitol Calling Party: Solidarity with Haiti & Closing Guantánamo organized by Code Pink on Tues., March 23 at 8 PM ET.  President Biden has passed the halfway mark in his First 100 Days but he has yet to appoint a Special Envoy for Guantanamo or to lift the shroud of secrecy around the prison, even about Covid 19.  Join a Congressional Calling Party on Tues., March 23 at 8 PM ET.  A panel will precede participants making calls to members of Congress.  Asks could include putting pressure on Biden to 1) release and resettle detainees never charged; 2) name a US envoy to oversee the resettlement and prison closure; and 3) eliminate military tribunals.  And finally you will be given links that focus a closer lens on two men, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the former detainee whose cinematic story The Mauritanian is currently shining a bright light on Guantanamo, and Abdul Latif Nasser, who is cleared for release but nevertheless remains imprisoned indefinitely in the prison. 

  Code Pink is organizing calls to Congress to pressure Biden to act immediately on Guantanamo.  RSVP to join the call on Tuesday night for a panel, first about Haiti’s US-backed regime and then about the situation at Guantanamo.  Attorney Chris Anders of ACLU will discuss the next steps to close Guantánamo.  After the presentations, participants will make calls to key Congress members. Sign up 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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