Sunday, July 18, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 14, 2021

34] Security on the Korean Peninsula – July 14

35] PFAS Conference – July 14

36] Coffee and a Column – July 14

37] The Gaza Kitchen – July 14

38] Examining Biden's Misguided Domestic Extremism Strategy – July 14

39] Your Congregation Can Support Resettling Refugees – July 14

40] Happy Hour for Progressive Harford County July 14

41] Dangers of the new U.S. Breeder Reactor Program – July 14

42] Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign Western Region Meeting – July 14


34] – On Wed., July 14 at 9 AM ET, check out Report launch: 'DPRK strategic capabilities and security on the Korean Peninsula: looking ahead.' Believing that Russia–US cooperation could play an important role in developing and implementing proposals for denuclearization and creating lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, the Moscow-based Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) undertook a joint assessment of North Korea’s progress in developing nuclear and missile capabilities. The three-part report rigorously outlines the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities and details potential steps for tension reduction, confidence-building and denuclearization. In this webinar launch, Mark Fitzpatrick and Anton Khlopkov will discuss the findings of the report and respond to questions from the audience. Fitzpatrick is an Associate Fellow and former Executive Director of IISS–Americas; and Anton Khlopkov is the founder and Director of CENESS. Sign up at

35] – Register for EWG's Inaugural PFAS Conference on Wed., July 14 from noon to 5 PM EDT.  Hear from policymakers, scientists and marketplace leaders to share the latest developments, discuss how best to shed light on the impact these toxic "forever" chemicals have on us, and find out what is being done to address the harms PFAS cause to human health and the environment. Register at

36] – James J Zogby [] wants you to attend on Wed., July 14 from 2 PM ET for Coffee and a Column.  He will be discussing the cycle of repeated disastrous decisions made by Israel, the US government, and the major Palestinian actors, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. In this column I discuss Israel and Hamas. You can read the column at  Register at to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

37] – On Wed., July 14 at 2 PM ET, XR Wordsmiths and Just World Books present an evening of cooking and discussion with authors Laila el-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt. This online event, "The Gaza Kitchen: Food, Culture, Resistance and Life in Gaza" is available at

38] – Sue at Defending Rights & Dissent [] wants you to join in on Wed., July 14 at 3 PM ET a New Online Series Examining Biden's Misguided Domestic Extremism Strategy. DRAD kicks off a new #Lunchtime Live series focused on the troublesome "new" CP3 program and what it means for dissent in America. This week, DRAD’s Cody Bloomfield will be joined by Harsha Panduranga of the Brennan Center to find out what the CVE/CP3 program is while dismantling the myth of the "path to violence" theory used to justify some of the program's more notorious - and unconstitutional - practices and strategies.

 Harsha Panduranga is counsel at the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. While at the Brennan Center, he’s researched how the government targets Muslim communities under the guise of counterterrorism. Recently, he’s put out an excellent report explaining why President Biden’s new domestic terrorism strategy stands little chance of helping to address white supremacist violence. Problems with ideological policing, speculative surveillance, and stigmatization of mental health conditions remain, and, as Harsha explains in his report, there is every chance that the new plan will continue to target communities of color. To hear the discussion, go to

39] -- HIAS [] is inviting you to an online event on Wed., July 14 from 4 to 5 PM ET: How Your Congregation Can Support Resettling Refugees.  Congregations across the U.S. are helping to resettle refugees, and learn what your community can do to get started. ‌ Hear from ‌Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz, Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic, CT and Laren Ukman, Lay leader, Mishkan Chicago.  Sign up at  In May, the Biden administration raised this year’s refugee admissions numbers and laid the groundwork for increased capacity to welcome refugees in the years ahead. Historically, congregations around the U.S. have played an essential role in supporting refugee families as they integrate into their new communities, and the opportunity to resume that important work is now a tangible reality. 

40] – Get over to a Happy Hour for Progressive Harford County and the Young Democrats of Harford County on Wed., July 14 from 5 to 7 PM ET at TB3 Bar & Grill, 705 S. Philadelphia Blvd., Aberdeen 21001. This event is free to attend and meant to help recruit people who want to get involved with either organization. There will also be a presentation mid-way through outlining what the organizations plan to accomplish. Visit

41] -- Richard Krushnic, Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to participate on Wed., July 14 from 7 to 8 PM ET in this event: The Dangers of the new U.S. Breeder Reactor Program with Frank von Hippel.  This program and the Plutonium Separation Programs will produce more atomic bombs.  We have learned that the U.S. government is building a new generation of far more accurate and versatile nuclear weapons, at a cost of well over a trillion dollars over 30 years (we are about 1/10 of the way through).  What we have been hearing about and talking about are the delivery vehicles for the weapons: the New Columbia submarines to replace the Tridents, the new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) to replace the Minuteman III missile, and the new Long Range Strategic Missile (LRSO) to augment the guided bombs.  But what about the weapons themselves—the nuclear guided bombs and warheads?  Frank von Hippel is co-director of Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security.  Register at

42] – On Wed., July 14 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, go to the Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign Western Region Meeting.  Focus on a debrief of recent outreach activities, a review of Base Building Principles from the June Base Organizing Group Training and planning next outreach and follow-up opportunities. - RSVP  Email 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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