Thursday, March 4, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 4, 2021

48] Faithful Activism – March 4

49] Is Arms Control Possible? March 4

50] New Developments in Inter-Korean Relations – March 4

51] Strategic Nuclear Modernization – March 4

52] Monopolization and America’s Nuclear Triad March 4

53] Meet Three Inspirational Young Leaders – March 4

54] Share personal stories with your legislators – March 4

55] Police Reform Rally in Annapolis – March 4

56] Food Rescue at the Dovecote Café – March 4

57] Citizenship for All virtual phone bank – March 4

58] Food Rescue Giveaway – March 4

59] United We Dream March 4

60] The Health of Yemen – March 4

61] County’s Climate Action Plan March 4

62] Film WAR GAMES – March 4

63] Indivisible National Activist Call – March 4

64] For The People Act – March 4

65] Good Jobs for All March 4


48] – Faithful Activism: Catholic Millennials and Generation Z Speak Out will highlight the powerful stories of young people of faith and provide a platform for conversations about religion, public policy and advocacy. Join the first event of this online series, Black Women, Faith and the Future of Racial Justice, on Thurs., March 4 at 10:30 AM ET. Patricia McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University, will provide opening remarks. There will be a conversation focused on how students are responding at a time when white supremacy, Christian nationalism, and the leadership of Black women in politics and activism are making headlines.  RSVP at Email

49] – On Thurs., Mar. 4 from noon to 1:15 PM, ask the question Is Arms Control for Emerging Technologies Possible? Emerging technologies, such as hypersonics and artificial intelligence, present unique challenges for arms control. Existing arms control tools, particularly verification, may struggle to incorporate novel technologies that create strategic asymmetries and could incentivize arms races and escalate crises. Additionally, arms control itself is breaking down due to growing distrust among international actors following Russian violations of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and U.S. withdrawal from the INF and Open Skies Treaties. The sponsor is the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, and the speaker is Heather Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Check out

50] – On Thurs., Mar. 4 at noon, get with New Developments in Inter-Korean Relations. Woodrow Wilson Center director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy Jean Lee converses with senior director Stephen Noerper on ROK-DPRK relations. They address impasse and opportunity between North Korea and South Korea and offer recommendations for US and other policy makers on peninsular realities and possibilities. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Korea Foundation.  Sign up for this online discussion at

51] – On Thurs., Mar. 4 from 2 to 3 PM, hear about Strategic Nuclear Modernization in the United States. As with prior administrations, the Biden administration is preparing to undertake a major review of the U.S. strategic nuclear modernization program. Though the U.S. arsenal has decreased in accordance with the New START treaty, new delivery systems are still being developed. Supporters of the current program argue that implementation is critical for the United States’ ability to deter adversaries and reassure allies. Opponents argue that the current program is well in excess of deterrence requirements and is not affordable over the long term. During the review period, Congress will examine the current program as well as requested funding for these systems.  The online event is hosted by the Brookings Institution with these speakers Tom Collina, Ploughshares Fund; Madelyn R. Creedon, Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology; Franklin Miller, The Scowcroft Group; and Amy Woolf, Congressional Research Service. Sign up at

52] – You’re invited to Monopolization and America’s Nuclear Triad: What Could Go Wrong? On Thurs., March 4 at 2 PM ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project for a discussion about how extreme consolidation in the national security supply chain is expensive, unsafe, untenable, and un-democratic. RSVP at  America will likely spend half a trillion dollars upgrading its nuclear weapons stockpile, which is now more than fifty years old and experiencing significant safety problems. Think tanks, military experts, and military contractors are preparing for this major undertaking. Notably absent from the discussion of how to secure the submarines, missiles, and bombers that form the U.S.’s so-called nuclear triad, however, is a major change in our industrial base: consolidation. Today, a single corporation, Northrup Grumman, is critical to every single leg of that triad. 

Hear from Mark Thompson of the Project on Government Oversight, Sara Sirota of Inside Defense, and Lucas Kunce of the American Economic Liberties Project. Elle Ekman, Economic Liberties’ new Senior National Security Fellow will moderate. 

53] –   Monika von Hillebrandt [] wants you to check out the Environmental Defense Fund Inside Solutions: Meet Three Inspirational Young Leaders on Thurs., March 4 at 2 PM ET.  You will have a chance to hear from three brilliant young environmental leaders – a litigator, an advocate, and an entrepreneur, who are innovating and creating change to build a better future. Learn how young legal expert Alice Henderson fought off Trump’s environmental rollbacks for four years, how activist Khyati Rathore is organizing young people across the country to take bold action on climate change with Defend our Future, and how Climate Corps alum, Chad Hunter, launched a new app that can help you better understand, track and offset your carbon footprint. Go to

54] –NextGen wants to make sure super activists like you are able to learn about effective ways to share personal stories with your legislators and will give you opportunities to practice with several phone banking opportunities. RSVP for the training on Thurs., March 4 from 3 to 4 PM ET at

55] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] is urging you to join a Police Reform Rally in Annapolis on Thurs., March 4 from 4  to 6 PM at the State Capitol Building, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401. RSVP at  Efforts to pass police reform in Maryland are being hijacked by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Senators who let this happen must be held accountable for their complicity!!  Several amendments were recently added to the bill to repeal the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR) - SB627 - that essentially reinstate special privileges for law enforcement and goes against repealing LEOBR in the first place.

56] – Thursdays in Reservoir Hill at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., will continue through May 27 from 4 to 5 PM.  This event is supervised by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

57] – On Thurs., March 4 at 5 PM ET, join an AFSC Citizenship for All virtual phone bank, in partnership with our co-host NAKASEC. Join people across the country in making phone calls to members of Congress- advocating for citizenship for all and an end to inhumane practices of detention and deportation.  You will get a quick training on what you need to know. Come ready with a phone and internet access.  See

58] – On Thurs., March 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. 

59] – United We Dream [] is hosting its last Undeniable Thursday event. At 6 PM EST on Thurs., March 4th, hear from Dream Action Oklahoma, Arizona Dream Act Coalition, and Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance as they share how they are driving the work to win permanent projections for our immigrant communities. Come meet the affiliates and find out how the undeniable demands are being pushed on a local level. Sign up at

60] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is reminding you to attend a webinar The Health of Yemen with Dr. Aisha Jumaan on Thurs., March 4 at 6:30 PM. “Yemen is the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world." But what does that mean on the ground in Yemen and for the health of Yemen’s People? To answer these questions Dr. Aisha Jumaan will draw on her intimate connections to Yemen, her public health expertise and her advocacy work to give an on the ground account of the war’s impact on the population’s health: the lethal and chronic impact of starvation; cholera; COVID. She will bring the statistics we know about the war down to the human level.  In the process she will also provide specific information about the contending forces in her native country and help break through the mythology that surrounds the war. Register at

61] – The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment is hosting the first virtual Community Meeting on the County’s Climate Action Plan on Thurs., March 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Hear about the development of the Climate Action Plan and provide your input about guiding principles and your priorities. Register at

62] – Please mark your calendars for Thurs., March 4 at 7 PM for a showing of the Academy Award winning thriller WAR GAMES. The film is about a young computer hacker who hacks into the Pentagon & starts playing Global Nuclear War, thinking it is a game. When the hacker understands that, in fact, the future of the world is at risk, he teams up with the developer of the program in a race to prevent nuclear annihilation. The movie scenario was surprisingly realistic and based on an incident in the early 1980s when a computer tape was accidentally activated leading the Pentagon to initially think a Soviet nuclear attack was underway. The movie led President Reagan to initiate the first Presidential Directive on computer security. Following the film, we will have a short discussion about the risks of accidental or inadvertent nuclear war.

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Topic: War Games

Time: Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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63] -- Join in the Indivisible National Activist Call on Thurs., March 4 at 8 PM ET.  All group leaders, group members, and other Indivisible activists are welcome. At these calls, get an overview of the current top federal policies and where they stand in Congress, discuss upcoming Indivisible campaigns and actions, and more. Register at

64] – Common Cause supports the For The People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) -- a groundbreaking package of democracy reforms to make our government work for everyone. Get involved with a virtual organizing webinar featuring primary bill sponsor Rep. John Sarbanes (MD 3rd District) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (NY 17th District) about what's next. On Thurs., March 4 at 8 PM ET, RSVP at

65] – Contact Sunrise at The modern-day robber barons of the fossil fuel industry won’t give up their power easily. That’s why SUNRISE is hosting a livestream on Thurs., March 4 at 8:30 PM ET to kick off a new campaign. Some of the heroes and experts on the need for Good Jobs for All are going to be joining us—like Representative Ayanna Pressley and Sara Nelson. Sign up to tune in at Instead of utility companies gouging prices and taking advantage of folks who are already coping with disaster, thousands of people could have jobs upgrading and strengthening access to clean energy. And that initiative could spread to the whole country.

To be continued

 Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt.206, and 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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