Sunday, April 11, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 12 - 13, 2021

20] Poverty is a sin. -- April 12

21] Emergency Election Protection Zoom – April 12

22] Offshore Wind Town Hall – April 12

23] Is Russia truly our enemy? April 12

24] New Year's Eve style celebration of Sine Die – April 12

25] Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony – April 12

26] National Organize to Win Call – April 12

27] How North Korea is Managing Its Economic Crisis – April 13

28] Care Corner Food Pantry April 13

29] Joe Biden: Climate hero? April 13

30] Protest JHU’s weapons research – April 13

31] Perspectives from Havana in a year of COVID and Embargo – April 13

32] Town Hall Climate Justice, Jobs and the Freedom to Thrive April 13

33] Animal Bereavement Support Group – April 13


20] – Poverty is a sin, and the current federal poverty measure is so outdated we can’t even see the crisis for what it is. Join the Poor People’s Campaign for an online mass meeting on Mon., April 12 at 3 PM ET to hear from poor and low-income people, economists and faith leaders who will challenge the dominant narratives on poverty, a narrative that blames poor people for their situation, frames poverty as a racial issue to undermine multi-racial solidarity, and doesn’t recognize the full 140 million and growing who live in poverty or are one emergency away from poverty. RSVP at

21] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to know PDA and allies are organizing against 250+ racist Jim Crow laws in 43 states, and for S1 and HR4, plus DC Statehood and other pro-democracy reforms. Hear reports on these and other topics on Mon. April 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET as part of the weekly Emergency Election Protection Zooms. Visit

22] – Jared Schablein [] wants you to know about an Offshore Wind Town Hall on Mon., April 12 at 6:30 PM. Hear from The Business Network for Offshore Wind and several local organizations. This town hall will cover the basics of offshore wind, will dispel myths / rumors being circulated, will introduce you to local advocates of offshore wind, and will allow you to ask experts your questions about offshore wind. RSVP at

23] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is inviting you to a webinar on Mon., April 12 from 7 to 8 PM ET, Is Russia truly our enemy? Sign up for this online event at

  Hear from Bruce Gagnon who has been to Russia and Ukraine several times in the last couple of years including leading a delegation of 25 on a study tour of Russia in 2019. The purpose of the tour was to listen, learn, and stand against the constant demonization of Russia by the media across the west. The idea was to build people-to-people bridges between our nations rather than an escalating arms race which could bring us WW III. Again this was noted in the promotion for the event:  "During WW II the Nazi invasion of the former Soviet Union 27 million citizens lost their lives from the fascist attacks and occupation."  This is inaccurate as the Soviet Union invaded Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, parts of Romania and parts of Japan. Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space which he co-founded in 1992.

24] –On Mon., April 12 at 7:30 PM ET through Tues., April 13 at midnight, join Jews United for Justice virtually for a New Year's Eve style celebration of Sine Die, the last day of Maryland's state session! RSVP at Sine Dayenu 2021.

25] – Beth Schuman of American Friends of Combatants for Peace [] wants you to know that Richard Gere will be part of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony. This is the largest Israeli-Palestinian peace event in history, and will be livestreamed on Tues., April 13 at 1:30 PM ET.  There will be other speakers.  Layla Alshekh lost her young son, Qusay, when soldiers detained her and prevented her from taking him to the hospital for treatment, as he was suffering from breathing difficulties after inhaling tear gas thrown by soldiers near her home.  Tamar Pikes lost her father Michael in the Six Day War before she was born, as well as her older brother, Yonatan, in the Yom Kippur War. Gili Meisler lost his only brother, Giora, in the Yom Kippur War. Muna Abu Sara lost her son Khaled, when a settler intentionally ran him down with his car. Layla, Tamar, Gilli and Muna have been working for years so that tragedies like the ones that befell their families will not happen to others.

26] – Our Revolution [] is urging you to get on the National Organize to Win Call on Mon., April 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET. Sen. Jeff Merkley will focus on the For the People Act and the fight against the filibuster. RSVP at or join Facebook at

27] – GW Institute for Korean Studies [] announced that on Tues., April 13 from 9 to 10:30 AM there will be a forum How North Korea is Managing Its Economic Crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant effects on public health and has resulted in the disruptions of domestic economics in North Korea. While Pyongyang claims that it has no cases of COVID-19, North Korea has taken extreme precautions, including sealing their border with China; this has crippled their economy. Four experts will assess the pandemic's impact on the economic indicators and the direction of economic policy and suggest the indicators to watch for whether North Korea’s economy is in a major crisis, or if it is muddling through. RSVP at

28] – On Tues., April 13 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. 

29] – Mike Tidwell, CCAN Action Fund [] is asking this question Joe Biden: Climate hero? Join the discussion on Tues., April 13 at 1 PM ET, hosted by CCAN, the Sierra Club, Evergreen Action, and Green 2.0. ‌ ‌ President Joe Biden unveiled a jaw-dropping, $3 trillion plan to fight climate change and rebuild America. It’s an amazing plan. Standing in Pittsburgh, surrounded by union workers, Biden called on Congress to pass his “American Jobs Plan.” The plan would achieve 100% clean electricity nationwide by 2035. It would invest $100 billion to modernize the grid, $400 billion to incentivize wind and solar, $222 billion for electric vehicle research and charging stations, $10 billion on a “Climate Crisis Corps,” and more. It also calls for equity and justice at every step, with investments in underserved communities like removing lead pipes from every single neighborhood in America. Learn why this plan is an amazing first step. Also learn how we can make the plan even better and get it passed by Congress THIS YEAR.   Register at

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] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting a series of talks Perspectives from Havana in a year of COVID and Embargo on Tuesdays at 6 PM ET starting April 13 and concluding on May 11.  Hear from five leading voices from Cuba in a series of conversations:  1] April 13: From the Perspective of an Economist – Estéban Morales; April 20:  From the Perspective of Science & Healthcare – Luis Montero Cabrera; April 27:  From the Perspective of a Sociologist and Feminist – Marta Nuñez; May 4:  From the Perspective of a Poet and Writer – Nancy Morejón; and May 11:  From the Perspective of the Next Generation -- David Faya.  Each week will start with a short presentation, followed by plenty of time for questions and dialogue.  The discussion will be moderated by Cole Harrison (Massachusetts Peace Action), Sandra Levinson (Center for Cuban Studies), and Gloria Caballero (Latin American Solidarity Coalition of W. Mass).  Register at to attend.  (Only one registration is needed for the series). At the close of each session you will be given information and options for action to lift the Sanctions and end the Embargo, as well as ways in which you can get involved with the organizations sponsoring and co-sponsoring the series, or hold events and forums in your own community, institution or organization.

32] – Randi Weingarten [] is Inviting you to attend a Town Hall Climate Justice, Jobs and the Freedom to Thrive on Tues., April 13 from 6:45 to 8 PM ET. The passage of Biden’s American Rescue Plan has been a necessary shot in the arm, providing much-needed COVID-19 relief. On top of that, the ideas proposed for rebuilding the economy in the THRIVE Act and Biden’s American Jobs Plan present a historic opportunity to rebuild our economy in a way that benefits workers and families.  You can be part of a conversation with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan; actress, author and climate activist Jane Fonda; and Sunrise Movement Executive Director Varshini Prakash and other speakers.  Sign up

33] – On Tues., April 13 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 

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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