Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 28, 2021

36] The Nuclear Taboo in India and Pakistan -- April 28

37] Wealth and Poverty in Pandemic – April 28

38] Hear from Dave Zirin – April 28

39] Addressing Asian and Asian American Inclusivity – April 28

40] Jim Lawson class on nonviolence – April 28

41] United We Dream wants citizenship and an end to deportations – April 28

42] Dark Money – April 28

43] Navy's Virtual Dog & Pony Show – April 28

44] Interfaith iftar will hosted by the Union Theological Society – April 28

45] Film The Nuns, The Priests and the Bomb – April 28

46] Abolish the Death Penalty April 28

47] Jews United for Justice April 28


36] On Wed., APRIL 28 at 8:30 AM, participate online in 23 Years of Nonuse: Evaluating the Nuclear Taboo in India and Pakistan.  In this South Asian Voices virtual roundtable, experts from India and Pakistan will be in conversation with Dr. Nina Tannenwald on her latest article, “23 Years of Nonuse: Does the Nuclear Taboo Constrain India and Pakistan?” This discussion will examine whether the nonuse of nuclear weapons in South Asia over the past two decades can be attributed to normative concerns and how the nuclear taboo can be strengthened going forward. This is sponsored by the Stimson Center with Sannia Abdullah Close, Stanford University; Manpreet Sethi, Centre for Airpower Studies; and Nina Tannenwald, Brown University. Sign up at

37] – Enough is Enough: Wealth and Poverty in a Pandemic will be discussed on Wed., April 28 from noon to 1 PM online.  Over the past 50 years, the highest-earning 20% of U.S. households have steadily brought in a larger share of the country’s total income. The Pew Research Center reports that, in 2018, households in the top fifth percentile earned 52% of all U.S. income, more than the lower four-fifths combined, according to Census Bureau data. Wealth inequality and income disparity has ballooned to even higher levels during the pandemic, increasing the rates of poverty, unemployment and homelessness.  Join an exploration of the underlying causes of these growing crises and ways we can take action to begin to address this powerful threat to our democracy. Register at

38] – Hear from Dave Zirin about Shut Up and Dribble: Sports, Politics and Progress as part of The Nation conversation on Wed., April 28 at noon ET. One of America’s premiere sports journalists and The Nation’s first sports editor, Zirin is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently the acclaimed Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Join Zirin and Katrina vanden Heuvel in conversation on a range of racial and social justice issues roiling the sports world including the significance of cancelling NBA and MLB games after the police killing of Daunte Wright, Major League Baseball’s rebuke to Brian Kemp’s brazen voter suppression laws in Georgia, the brewing controversy over the Beijing Olympics, the sports media’s dance with misogyny and why and how athletes have become increasingly comfortable taking political stands. Sign up at

39] – The East Asia National Resource Center [] is hosting an event on Wed., April 28 from 12:15 to 2 PM ET called Challenges of the Past, Present, and Future: Addressing Asian and Asian American Inclusivity in Academia, Policy, and the Media. RSVP at

40] – UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong wants you to know that there is a course on Nonviolence with Rev. Lawson, offered every Wednesday at 2 PM ET. See  See this website for f currated resources to Stop Asian Hate:

41] – Luz, United We Dream [] wants you to join a webinar on Wed., April 28 at 3:30 PM ET. Join a protest to demand that Biden and other Democrats deliver on citizenship and stop deportations! Come take action with United We Dream in Farragut Square, 912 17th St. NW, WDC 20006. Sign on at

42] – Team ECU/LAV Action [] explained that Dark money donors work hard to hold on to their undue influence in our democracy because they know big money and voter suppression go hand-in-hand. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is not afraid to take on these powerful special interests, who block action on issues important to Montanans and our country’s future.  Already, dark money groups have announced plans to spend over $40 million to oppose the For the People Act (H.R. 1/ S. 1) and support suppressive voting laws like the ones just signed into law in Georgia and Montana. Join Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund and Senator Jon Tester for a virtual conversation on Wed., April 28 at 4:30 PM ET about restoring our democracy, exposing dark money corruption, and making sure we all have a voice in the process.

43] Pat Elder [] wants you to attend the Navy's Virtual Dog & Pony Show on Wed., April 28 at 6 PM EDT.  The Patuxent River Naval Air Station in St. Mary’s County, Maryland will hold a virtual Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting on the severe contamination of Southern Maryland’s environment with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS) on Microsoft Teams.  Can you show up? The public can join the virtual meeting by clicking on this link Ask penetrating questions and demand clear and concise answers. This article will help to frame the discussion:

44] – Simon Billenness, International Campaign for the Rohingya [] wants you to join an online iftar on Wed., April 28 at 7 PM ET. The interfaith iftar will be hosted by the Union Theological Society and will feature Buddhist leader Alan Senauke of Clear View Project, Kachin-American youth leader Jan Jan Maran of Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy, Imam Catovic of Green Faith and the Green Initiatives of Islamic Society of North America, and Simon Billenness of No Business with Genocide and International Campaign for the Rohingya. Sign up at

45] – John Steinbach [] is inviting you watch the film The Nuns, The Priests & the Bomb on Wed., April 28 at 7 PM.  This is the 4th in an antinuclear film series sponsored by Prevent Nuclear War Maryland & the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area. The film was written and directed by Helen Young. It's a documentary depicting the brave women and men of the Plowshares movement.  Paul Magno and Ellen Barfield will introduce the film & lead a brief discussion afterwards. Join the Zoom Meeting at  The Meeting ID is 894 7887 2737.  Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) or +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC). The Meeting ID is 894 7887 2737.

46] – Fiona Burke, Mass Peace Action [] wants you to join a webinar on Wed., April 28 at 7 PM ET to Abolish the Death Penalty! Register at She is a junior at Framingham High School in Framingham, MA, and will give a presentation about Capital Punishment and what we can do to end it. The high school student began by contacting Death Penalty Action, a well-known abolishment advocacy group, asking what more she could do to support the cause besides signing petitions and making donations. Death Penalty Action has even connected her to several people either on death row now or who were granted clemency, and some of their families. 

47] – There is a Baltimore Action Team Meeting for Jews United for Justice on Wed., April 28 from 7 to 8 PM ET to discuss its ongoing issue campaign work. Share updates for all the local campaigns and brainstorm on how to move the work forward, especially budget advocacy. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

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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