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Sunday, July 18, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 19 - 20, 2021
18]Incorruptible Massachusetts – July 19
19]United Vision Project – July 19
for Students – July 19
21] Reel and a Meal –
22]Discussion on American Exceptionalism– July 19
23]National organizing call – July 19
24]Protest JHU’s weapons research – July 20
25]CALL WEST VIRGINIANS. – July 20
Your Organization – July 20
27]Phone Bank for the Equality Act – July 20
28]"Why the Left Should Engage Fiction" – July 20
29] Animal Bereavement Support Group – July 20
Sessions – July 20
31]Understanding how Congress funds ICE and
CBP – July 20
32]Gaza Fights for Freedom – July 20
18] –Introducing Incorruptible Mass which is happening on
Mon., July 19 at 5 PM ET. Are you
frustrated with the broken State House in Massachusetts? Tired of waiting
decades for common-sense policies, like the Commonwealth Peace and Justice
Agenda, to pass? Incorruptible Mass has an 18-month plan to raise awareness of
the deep problems at the State House, amplify the demands for progressive
policy, and challenge incumbents who support the status quo in key
districts. Mass. Peace Action is on board with the plan! Anna
Callahan, founder of the organization and a Mass. Peace Action endorsed State
Rep candidate in 2020, will explain how to take on these problems and will
answer questions. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsduipqDosE9CYP7k_JLirXIxLedgI5LLj.
20] – Our
Revolution is hosting Transit for Students on Mon., July 19 at 5:30 PM EDT. The
Our Revolution July meeting will feature Corrie Schoenberg from the Fund for
Educational Excellence, speaking about their new report, NOT IN SERVICE:
Why Public Transit Must Aim to Serve Students. Based on interviews with
274 City schools students, the report examines students’ experiences with MTA
public transit in Baltimore and finds an inadequate system not designed with
them in mind, resulting in inconvenient routes for getting to school,
unreliable service, and fears of violence and harassment. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/269476/?referring_vol=3241828&rname=Max×lot=2859124&share_medium=email_link&share_context=email_1.
After you sign in, you will be placed in the waiting room until you're approved
to enter the meeting. Please use your actual name when joining the meeting so
that you can be identified as a real person.
Barnett [email@example.com] is inviting you on Mon., July 19
at 7 PM a Reel and Meal, which is presenting “Racially Charged: America's
Misdemeanor Problem.” Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealJuly. There is a Vegan meal option. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301.474.0522
by 1 PM on Monday for pick-up between 4 and 7 PM. The film is by Robert
Greenwald and Brave New Films. Entry to the Zoom event starts
at 6:45 PM. On the third Monday of every month, we present a film and
discussion and encourage participants to enjoy a vegan meal (and consider
moving toward a plant-based, locally-sourced lifestyle) in support of our
environmental, social justice and animal rights mission.
was killed for the misdemeanor crime of using a counterfeit $20 bill. Eric
Garner died for selling a single cigarette without a tax stamp. Greenwald’s
film shows how such low level offenses are disproportionately enforced against
African-Americans and whose arrests turn violent or deadly. Freddie Gray
was charged with carrying a knife. Philando Castile was charged with an expired
tag. These victims were four among thousands. This violence was born out of the
historic brutality and racial terrorism of post-reconstruction America.
Charged" exposes the system that punishes over 13 million people a year-
most of them poor and people of color. Further, it depicts how Southern
states repurposed their misdemeanor system to control black people after the
Civil War. Misdemeanors became a backdoor form of slavery.
Maryland Peace Action and Maryland Poor People's Campaign on Mon., July 19 at 7
PM ET for a discussion on American Exceptionalism, The global consequences of
the Five Injustices. This is a virtual
In[ter]dependence Rally exploring our country’s sense of nationalism, through
the assessment of the military and foreign policy impacts. The impacts of the militarized US Empire
around the world are wide-ranging and severe. They are shamefully intertwined
with the five interlocking evils as identified by the Poor People's Campaign:
systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism/war economy, and
the distorted narrative of religious nationalism. Hear from Phyllis Bennis,
Institute for Policy Studies, Greg Wilson, Sunrise Movement Maryland Hub,
Barbara Larcom, Casa Baltimore/Limay, Jean Stokan, Sisters of Mercy of the
Americas, and Tasnuva Khan, MDPA and Muslim Voices Coalition. This event will include a call to action
presented by Maryland Peace Action, on behalf of the Fund Human Needs Not War
24] –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, and 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.
You can also reach his office by Phone:(410) 516-8068, Fax:(410) 516-6097
25] – 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 Tues., July 20 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET and try to convince one
friend to do so also! There is good training and support
throughout! Go to https://www.mobilize.us/vopropros/event/389987/.
CALL WEST VIRGINIANS.
26] –Future Coalition [firstname.lastname@example.org] is doing a
workshop on Tues., July 20 at 6 PM ET about communications strategy. This
session is called Humanizing Your Organization.
27] – Geoff Wetrosky [email@example.com] is inviting you on
Tuesdays through September 28 from 6:30 to 9 PM ET to join the Phonebank Team and Help Pass The
Equality Act! The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit
anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across the nation, but right
now Congress is being bombarded DAILY by anti-equality forces who want to stop
the Equality Act from becoming the law of the land! By joining the Human Rights
Campaign’s phone banks, you’ll be on the front lines in the fight for equality.
Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/hrc/event/400000/.
Tues., July 20 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 https://www.facebook.com/BMOREHUMANE/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
31] – Tonya Histand, AFSC
[email@example.com] wants you to know about a webinar Understanding how
Congress funds ICE and CBP on Tues., July 20 at 7:30 PM ET. For decades,
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) have separated countless families, caused the deaths of people seeking
refuge, and terrorized our communities. Stopping the flow of money to these
agencies is an important step to ending systems of cruelty against immigrants.
Join the training to learn more about how Congress funds ICE and CBP with our
taxpayer dollars—and how you can advocate to defund these agencies. Register
32] – Marcy, CODEPINK
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to get involved on Tues., July 20 at 8 PM ET with
the next CODEPINK Congress. Join
CODEPINK Congress for film clips and a conversation with Abby Martin, the
director of the documentary Gaza Fights for Freedom. Filmed during the height
of the 2018 Great March of Return protests, Gaza Fights for Freedom features
exclusive footage of demonstrators demanding that Palestinian
refugees be allowed to return to their homeland inside
Israel. The documentary was filmed and produced by journalists within Gaza
who risked their lives each week during the Great March of Return. It will also
feature Ariel Gold, national co-director of CODEPINK. Sign up at
To be continued.
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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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