Donations can be sent to BNC at Max Obuszewski, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212 . Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast [dot] net.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 26 -27, 2021
19]Election Protection Zoom conference – July 26
County party over zoom – July 26
21]For the People -
Maryland Teleconference – July 26
22]“Which Side Are You On? Democracy
or Autocracy?” – July 26
23]Candlelight COVID Vigil – July 26
24]National organizing call to win – July 26
25]Stand with Daniel Hale – July 27
26]When is the Right Moment for an End of War Declaration? – July 27
27]Walking a Path to a World Beyond War – July 27
All– July 27
29]Save the Moses
Macedonia African Cemetery– July 27
30]Protest JHU’s weapons research – July 27
31]CALL WEST VIRGINIANS. – July 27
32]Boycott Ocean City, Maryland– July 27
33]Animal Bereavement Support Group – July 27
34] Hear from Jill Stein – July 27
35] Virtual Mapping for
Redistricting training – July 27
36]Meet Pramila Jayapal -- July 27
19] – Progressive
Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] are hosting an Election Protection
Zoom conference on Mon., July 26 at 5 PM ET.Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp. How can we defend democracy
from race-based and voter suppression, election manipulation, the corrosive
influence of big money, and other clear and present dangers to our
self-government? PDA and allies are organizing to defeat 100s of racist Jim Crow voter suppression laws in 43
states, and to pass The John Lewis
Voting Rights Act (HR 4), for D.C. Statehood, as well as for other
pro-democracy reforms—including ending the filibuster and restoring the Voting Rights Act. EmailMikeFox@PDAmerica.org to get involved!
21] – Join a For the People - Maryland Teleconference on
Mon., July 26 at 7:30 PM ET. To join in,
you can dial 1 301 715 8592, with the meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password
is 173976. Or click on your device if
you have downloaded the app from Zoom:
agenda will focus on preparation for the meeting with Sen. Cardin and work to
organize outreach efforts. Contact Charlie email@example.com.
–Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr.
Liz Theoharis [firstname.lastname@example.org] pointed out that on Mon., July 26 the
Poor People’s Campaign will join partners around the nation to take the fight
for democracy to the home offices of US Senators in at least 40 states,
regardless of party. The press conferences and demand deliveries will occur at
different times in each state. A nationwide chorus will demand to know, “Which
Side Are You On? Democracy or Autocracy?” At each office, poor people, low-wage
workers, faith leaders, advocates and others will gather outside the office to
announce the demands for a Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action to Save
Democracy and then a small group will enter the office and deliver the Mass Open Letter to the US Senate
entitled “Which Side Are You On?” The
Time is Now for Nonviolent Moral Direct Action. At 8 PM ET, go to https://www.facebook.com/anewppc for a prime
time Moral Monday recap of the dozens of actions across the nation that day.
23] –RSVP to attend a
candlelight COVID Vigil at the White House Ellipse on Mon., July 26 at 8 PM ET,
co-hosted by Marked By COVID, R2H Action and Rami's Heart Covid-19
Memorial. You can also attend this event
in-person or online. The vigil will feature speakers, more than 75 photos of
people lost to COVID submitted by grieving family members, 609 lights (one for
every 1,000 lives lost), a piece of the Rose River felt rose memorial, and
panels from the Covid Memorial Quilt. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekz9geSV2xU9n1hOUxXwpSVBReR-z047zgL4OlYpE4ars-Ug/viewform.
24] –Our Revolution [email@example.com] wants you
to join in on Mon., July 26 at 8:30 PM ET for the National Organize to Win Call, which will feature Sen. Ed Markey, Texas State Rep. Vikki
Goodwin, and Our Revolution member Eric Hall, who is running for City Council in Birmingham, AL. RSVP at
25] – Medea, CODEPINK
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you on Tues., July 27 at 9 AM to stand in solidarity
with drone whistleblower Daniel Hale at his sentencing in the US Courthouse,
401 Courthouse Square, 10th Floor, Alexandria, VA. The drone whistleblower is facing ten years
in prison for violating the Espionage Act. Daniel bravely told the truth about
the US drone program, and sending him to prison is not justice. The people
responsible for authorizing drone warfare walk free, despite having the blood
of countless civilians on their hands. Immediately following the sentencing,
meet CODEPINKers outside for a press conference. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/halesentencing?utm_campaign=dc_local_cuba_and_hale&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.
26] – On Tues., July 27
at 10:30 AM ET, go online to get answer to When is the Right Moment for an End
of War Declaration? It is a common refrain among commentators to remind the
general public that the Korean War is not yet truly over. Indeed, what was
signed in Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, was an armistice agreement that ensured
the “cessation of hostilities” but promised a later “final peaceful
settlement.” Nearly 70 years later, that settlement has yet to happen. Amid
this legal limbo, the incumbent South Korean administration has proposed
declaring a formal end to the war to dramatically reduce tensions and jumpstart
discussions on inter-Korean cooperation. To discuss what an end of war
declaration would mean for the peninsula and the region, Korea Economic
Institute is hosting Jessica Lee and Markus Garlauskas for a discussion on the
theories underlying the proposal and its prospective ramifications. See
28] – On Tues., July 27 at 5 PM ET, join the Interfaith
Immigration Coalition for a webinar Citizenship
for All: Faithful August Recess Advocacy to learn how you and your faith
communities can take action during the August recess and urge congress to take
bold, humane and timely action for all 11 million undocumented immigrants. In
the coming weeks, there will be many opportunities to ramp up pressure on the
administration and Congress to include citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders,
and essential workers, including farm workers, in the next recovery
package/reconciliation package. Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JceAzlzqRAiQMNU8PU4qjA.
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 or email:email@example.com.
31] – 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 27 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.
32] – If you're
interested in hearing more about the inception of the Boycott
Ocean City, MD campaign, then please attend on Tues., July 27 at 6 PM ET, when Clean Air Baltimore Coalition and Energy Justice Network will be hosting an informational session on why the campaign started.
For the past decade, Ocean City, MD hasn’t been recycling. Instead, they’ve
been shipping their trash and recyclables to burn at the Covanta trash
incinerator in Chester, Pennsylvania and claim it is recycling.
Tues., July 27 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.
34] – On
Tues., July 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, Dr. Jill Stein will be joining Mass Peace
Action for a conversion. Jill Stein is a medical doctor who ran for
president as the Green Party candidate in 2012 and 2016. She has also run for
governor of Massachusetts. In opposition to militarism and corporatism, Dr.
Stein continues to be a strong voice for peace and justice. Talk to Dr Jill
Stein about her presidential runs, the two-party system, the persecution of
Julian Assange and the assault on press freedom, imperial US foreign policy,
and more! Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclde2upzoqGd3vfQd018yP5pRGxc_izrOI.
36] – Marcy,
CODEPINK [email@example.com] on Tues., July 27 at 8 PM wants you to hear
Pramila Jayapal about Progressive Power in Congress. Join in for a lively
conversation assessing opportunities and challenges facing the Congressional
Progressive Caucus. Talk about immigration, Medicare for All, dirty money, war
and peace, and new rules for the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Jayapal was
elected to the House in 2016, and is now serving her third term representing
Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle. Congresswoman
Jayapal is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where she serves as
vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative
Law. She is also the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which
represents approximately 40% of the entire Democratic caucus. Sign up at https://www.codepink.org/07272021?utm_campaign=cp_congress_7_27_21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.
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