Sunday, July 18, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 15, 2021

50] No U.S. Intervention in Haiti – July 15

51] Clamor for the Civilian Climate Corps – July 15

52] Celebration of the Child Tax Credit – July 15

53] Seeking land taken away in Guatemala – July 15

54] Communities United Committee Night Potluck July 15



57] The Crisis in Haiti – July 15

58] Understanding Baltimore’s budget process -- July 15

59] Peoples’ Struggles against US Intervention – July 15

60] Defund Line 3 July 15

61] Defend Palestine – July 15


50] –The Black Alliance for Peace is hosting a demonstration No U.S. Intervention in Haiti on Thurs., July 15 from noon to 2 PM at the US Department of State, 21st. NW, Virginia Ave., WDC 20002.  Visit

51] –  Sunrise Baltimore wants you to come to Ben Cardin’s office at 100 S. Charles St., Baltimore from noon to 1 PM to clamor for the Civilian Climate Corps. This is part of a National Day of Action. Sign up at

52] – People's Action [] wants you to join in on Thurs., July 15 at 2 PM ET for "Family Matters: A Virtual Celebration of the Child Tax Credit." The historic Child Tax Credit is here to help all families succeed! Starting this week, nearly all working families will receive automatic monthly payments–thanks to the American Rescue Plan passed by House and Senate Democrats and signed by President Biden!  This event will feature keynote remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris. The celebration, co-hosted by the Economic Security Project and Building Back Together, will be emceed live by Dorian Warren and Melissa Harris Perry. Sign up at

53] –Seeking land taken away in Guatemala is happening on Thurs., July 15 at 3 PM ET. The Q’eqchi’ community of Chicoyogüito was displaced from their land for a military base. Hear about their land back struggle. The webinar will feature a member of Q’eqchi’ community of Chicoyogüito, human rights lawyer Édgar Pérez Archila who represents the families displaced by the military base, and Rachel Small of World Beyond War Canada who will provide context on the displacement of Indigenous peoples around the world for military bases. RSVP at

54] – Communities United [] are holding a Committee Night Potluck from 6 to 8 PM ET on Thurs., July 15.  Sign up at This meeting gives space for its members to discuss issues, policy, organizing, and ways to build collective power together. This happens every third Thursday.

55] –Jennessa Agnew [] wants you to join in on Thurs., July 15 at 6 PM ET a VIRTUAL CLIMATE RALLY to demand urgent climate action with special guest, Rep. Joe Neguse (CO-02)! Climate change is not a problem of the future, it is affecting our communities right now. We are no longer strangers to unusual and extreme weather events that have disrupted lives across the nation. Neguse is chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands. Demand bold and urgent climate action from Congress.  Visit

 56] – We Have a Do-or-Die, Time-Limited Chance to Defeat White Supremacy and Big Money. If you want equal protection so that every voter counts the same regardless of color, income, age, or neighborhood, now is the time to act. If you want freedom from the influence of big money, now is the time to act. In the next months, action by people like you can create a groundswell to pass three major bills (see details in box below). One of them (S. 1) would provide sweeping reforms to end special-interest corruption in our government. Congress must act early this summer or partisan redistricting – based on a flawed census – will have happened. The House of Representatives has the votes to pass these bills, and they can pass the Senate, too - but only if We the People let our senators know how we feel.

  If these bills do not pass, action by some state legislatures will reduce the freedom to vote for targeted populations. Get Money Out – Maryland (GMOM) founded For the People – Maryland with 20 other groups to fight for these principles in the U.S. Congress.  Therefore, the filibuster rule will need to change to allow these bills to pass with a simple majority.

 While there are several Senators who haven’t formally committed, people in-the-know say if we can convince WV Senator Joe Manchin, the others will come along. Opponents are putting lots of money into WV, and we need to fight back. WV residents tell us that Manchin is often willing to do a 180 degree turn if he gets enough pressure. Volunteers asking his constituents to contact him could trigger the biggest reform since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Make calls to WV residents on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please sign up to call on Thurs., July 15 from 6 to 8 PM ET and try to convince one friend to do so also!  There is good training and support throughout!  Go to  CALL WEST VIRGINIANS.

57] – The Crisis in Haiti: A Historical and Political Conversation will take place on Thurs., July 15 from 7 to 8 PM EDT.  Register at On July 7, 2021, the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise was assassinated. Since 2018 he has been ruling by decree, and together with allied gangs, executed a campaign to terrorize and destroy the popular movement in Haiti. Yet Haiti has a glorious history as the first country to defeat slavery and colonialism and become the first independent country in the Caribbean and Latin America. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the historical roots of the current political, economic, and humanitarian crisis in Haiti with special attention to the rise and fall of President Aristide. The speakers are Pierre Labossiere, a veteran labor and human rights activist and a board member of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund; and Robert Roth, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee. 

58] – Taxpayer Night was disappointing as the entire budget process is designed to shut regular Baltimoreans out of decisions.  A participatory budgeting process is needed, and the elected must listen to resident input. First, understanding the budget process is necessary. Join Jews United for Justice for the second Civics Kibitz educational program on the budget process on Thurs., July 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM to peel back the curtain on the budget.  Register at

59] – The Alliance for Global Justice [] has organized a webinar on Thurs., July 15 at 7 PM ET.  Dan Kovalik will discuss the Peoples’ Struggles against US Intervention: Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru and Chile. Register at Dan Kovalik, labor and human rights lawyer, has been on delegations to many of these countries, and he will review the present state of the popular struggles and Washington’s moves to thwart them.

60] –There is an XRDC Defund Line 3 Solidarity Event on Thurs., July 15 at 8 PM ET in Dupont Circle, WDC 20005. RSVP at

61] –Workers World Party [] is hosting How to Defend Palestine against Imperialist Propaganda on Thurs., July 15 at 8 PM ET. Register to join Thursday's conversation at But the demolition and occupation of homes in communities like Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah continues.  Hear from Palestinian youth organizers about their firsthand experience as targets.

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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