Monday, March 29, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 29 - 30, 2021

22] Building the Labor Movement from the South -- March 29

23] Progressive Except for Palestine – March 29

24] Day of Action for Haiti!   National Organize to Win Call – March 29

25] Our Revolution organizing meeting – March 29

26] Get Money Out – Maryland – March 29

27] Care Corner Food Pantry -- March 30

28] Celebrating the Rise in Black Women Political Leadership – March 30

29] See virtual film screenings and debate-- March 30

30] Protest JHU’s weapons research – March 30

31] Animal Bereavement Support Group – March 30

32] Advocates for nuclear abolition -- March 30

33] Recovery Recess Mass Call – March 30

34] Friends Committee on National Legislation training -- March 30

35] Global Vaccine Equity vs. Medical Apartheid -- March 30


22] – Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis [] are reminding you about Moral Monday: Building the Labor Movement from the South.  Monday, March 29 is the voting deadline for the Bessemer 6000, the Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama engaged in a historic labor struggle.   Join the Poor Peoples Campaign on Moral Monday at 3 PM ET for a recap of that struggle and a conversation with Dr. Robin DG Kelley, one of the nation’s leading public intellectuals; a historian, professor, activist and author who has dedicated his life to studying and supporting freedom movements across the nation, and especially in the South. RSVP

23] – Mass. Peace Action [] is hosting a book talk about Progressive Except for Palestine with Mitchell Plitnick on Mon., March 29 7 to 9  PM ET.  Being progressive, except for the issue of Palestinian rights, is a phenomenon within the progressive community. Among liberals, Democrats, progressives, and others, it is not uncommon for many to take progressive positions on climate change, health care, taxation, criminal justice reform, and more, while being unwilling to challenge the US support of the Israeli occupation of Palestinians. Join this important discussion at

24] – CODEPINK [] wants you to participate on Mon., March 29 at 8 PM ET in the International Day of Action for Haiti!   ‌Register at  ‌ ‌Take to the streets during the day and enjoy an exhibit and concert in the evening. Demand that the U.S. and the Organization of American States (OAS) end their interference in Haiti. Monday, March 29, marks the 34th anniversary of Haiti’s constitution. The constitution is being violated by former Haitian president Jovenel Moïse’s attempts to stay in power, fully backed by the U.S., OAS and CORE Group. Demand that Moïse step down. Moïse is being backed by the U.S. for at least three reasons: his government prioritizes the welfare of transnational corporations over that of Haitian citizens; Haiti has natural resources that U.S. corporations want; and his government supports U.S. plans for regime change in Venezuela (and by extension, in Cuba and Nicaragua).

25] –Our Revolution [] has an organizing meeting on Mon., March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET, and the special call is to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies. Hear from Rep. Ko Khanna and Bill McKibben and others. Support the passing of S.R. 1 - For the People Act to defend our democracy. The filibuster undermines democracy: The 50 Democratic senators represent 40 million more Americans than the 50 Republican senators. Less than one-third of the country is blocking the agenda supported by over two-thirds of the country.” RSVP at Join the call at  The Facebook Event link is at

26] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland BOARD MEETING on Mon., March 29 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

27] – On Tues., March 30 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] – Get involved with the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project Virtual Program: Celebrating the Rise in Black Women Political Leadership on Tues., March 30 from 11 AM to noon. Register at

29] – Here is an Invitation to film screenings and a round table taking place on Tues., March 30 at 1 PM ET.  See virtual film screenings and debate: 33 Days in Utopia & The Beekeeper.  Register at All those who RSVP for the event will receive a private link to view both films. The Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Washington, DC in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Washington, DC, and Beyond Nuclear will present four events during 2021, in a year that marks 10 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and 35 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The event series Standing Up to Nuclear Power through Protest and the Arts will showcase different examples of both mass protest and deeply personal resistance. Jointly, we will explore how the performing and visual arts, including film, music, theatre, fashion and painting — along with protest and resistance — can make a powerful statement of opposition to nuclear power and propel action against climate change.

The opening event—Defiance on Film—features the directors and protagonists from two new documentary films: 33 Days of Utopia (2020, Germany) and The Beekeeper (2020, United Kingdom). The German documentary, 33 Days of Utopia, literally digs up history, as an archeologist unearths artifacts that were part of a 1980 encampment of 800 people who created their own “utopia” as they protested a proposed nuclear waste dump at Gorleben.

The Beekeeper features Katie Hayward, a beekeeper in North Wales, who stood almost alone in her fight against the bulldozers that would destroy her farm in preparation for a new two-reactor nuclear site at Wylfa-B on the island of Anglesey. Rejected by her neighbors who sold out to the nuclear company, Horizon (Hitachi), Hayward spirals in and out of depression and near suicide as she navigates her one-woman battle to save her bees, her farm animals, and the ancestral land she loves.

  The March 30 event will feature 33 Days of Utopia director, Roswitha Ziegler; Rebecca Harms, who participated in the Gorleben encampment and went on to become a Green Party Member of the European Parliament; Attila Dészi, archaeologist at the University of Hamburg; Anglesey beekeeper, Katie Hayward; and Will McGregor, director of The Beekeeper. The ‘round table’ discussion will be moderated by Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Pentz Gunter, followed by questions from the audience.

30] – 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:

31] – On Tues., March 30 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] – The recent entry into force of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons brought a welcome positive moment to a bleak disarmament landscape. But none of the nuclear-armed states have joined the Treaty, and all are expanding or modernizing their nuclear arsenals. Peace and justice advocates must respond! JOIN THE United for Peace and Justice WEBINAR featuring three internationally recognized advocates for nuclear abolition on Tues., March 30 from 8 to 9:30 PM EDT. Register at

33] – Women's March [] wants you to join Our Time to Thrive: Recovery Recess Mass Call on Tues., March 30 at 8 PM ET.  Women's March is joining forces with organizations across the country to turn Congress' upcoming spring recess into Recovery Recess! As Congress breaks for recess, use this important time to make it clear that women are demanding the relief needed to not just recover, but thrive.  On the call, hear from women leaders from across our movement about the urgent need for the THRIVE Act, a $15 minimum wage, and universal childcare and national paid leave for all. RSVP at

34] – Friends Committee on National Legislation is looking for people to join an Advocacy Team.  There is a training on Tues., March 30 at 8 PM, and it will cover the basic skills and information you need to start taking action with your local team. Contact with any questions. Sign up at

35] – Global Vaccine Equity vs. Medical Apartheid makes the Case for a People's Vaccine.  Join CODEPINK CONGRESS on Tues., March 30 at 8 PM ET.  RSVP at Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, a 500,000 member organization fighting corporate power, will discuss the need for the Biden-Harris administration to support a waiver of patent protections on vaccines while ramping up vaccine production for global distribution.  Last month, more than 100 high-level leaders from public health, faith-based, racial justice, and labor organizations, including Public Citizen’s President, joined former members of Congress, economists, and artists to sign a public letter calling on President Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine a People’s Vaccine: a global public good, freely and fairly available to all, prioritizing those most in need here at home and around the world. Weissman will discuss next steps in the campaign for a People’s Vaccine.  After the discussion, join us for our Capitol Calling Party to ask members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 978 for vaccine equity and urge President Biden to support a waiver on patent protections for big drug companies.

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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