Monday, July 5, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 6 - 10, 2021

24] Course on nuclear weapons – July 6 and 10

25] Taking climate to the International Court of Justice – July 7

26] United Kingdom’s Approach to Nuclear Security – July 7


28] Take on Wall Street – July 7

29] Phonebank to call voters in Arizona – July 7

30] American Jobs Plan storytelling training – July 7

31] Peace in Yemen – July 7

30] Movement to End Police Violence – June 29

31] How We End the Death Penalty – June 29


24] – Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do will happen on Tues., July 6 at 8 PM and continue Tuesdays through July 27.  This course is also available starting on Sat., July 10 at 3 PM EDT and continuing on Saturdays through July 31.  Whichever class you decide to join, contact Joanne Dufour at with this subject line: OCANW course on Nuclear Weapons.  Or you may phone Joanne at (206) 550-1841. Please provide your name, email address, home mailing address, and phone number.  Specify whether you want TUESDAYS or SATURDAYS. She will email you the Zoom video link so you can join our course.

25] – The Basel Peace Office [] wants you to attend on Wed., July 7 at 11 AM ET a webinar  Youth taking the climate issue to the International Court of Justice.

This side event at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development includes dialogue between youth campaigners, policy makers, human rights experts and legal experts.

Why is climate litigation important? Why go to the International Court of Justice?  National policies/plans and international Climate agreements (such as the Paris Agreement) are inadequate to address the climate threat because they are subject to the political power of vested interests in the fossil fuel economy. Litigation puts human rights and law at the front, and establishes legal responsibility to ensure protection of current and future generations. The ICJ, the world's most authoritative court, will be asked to affirm how this legal responsibility applies globally. Sign up at

26] – On Wed., July 7 at noon, get involved with Exploring the United Kingdom’s Approach to Nuclear Security [Online], sponsored by The Stimson Center with Christopher Hobbs, King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS). The International Nuclear Security Forum is proud to present a country update describing how the United Kingdom’s nuclear security has evolved. This presentation will explore the United Kingdom’s approach to nuclear security, focusing on its evolving regulatory system, efforts to strengthen security culture within industry and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow the presentation. Will the professor acknowledge that the Conservative Party is engaging in a nuclear weapons build-up in violation of the NPT? Visit 

27] – Mayss, The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy [] is alerting you to a panel discussion on Wed., July 7 at 1 PM ET about FRAGMENTED FAMILIES, a Rabet documentary. Join in to discuss Israel's family reunification laws. As the Israeli Knesset votes to renew a racist law limiting Palestinians from family reunification, join Rabet for a discussion around how Israel, through population registry, various apartheid laws and its tiered ID system, denies thousands of Palestinians the right to love and be with their family in their homeland. This session will center on a documentary, "Fragmented Families." REGISTER at

28] -- Alyssa Lee [Strikes to the Streets] [] is organizing a training series on Wed., July 7 from 6 to 8 PM ET.  This is a Political Education Series! Future Coalition and leading climate justice groups have teamed up to target the financial institutions that continue to fund the fossil fuel industry. The idea is to bring together youth climate strikers, first-time activists, adult supporters and mentors, and veteran climate justice organizers. You’ll learn why young people are taking on Wall Street in the fight against climate chaos, what the movement is demanding of the finance industry, and how to plan to win and win BIG over the next year. Sign up at

 29] -- On Wed., July 7 at 7 PM ET, Indivisible is hosting a National Phonebank to call voters in Arizona during the Deadline to Democracy Recess! Inform them of the importance of the For The People Act, and urge those voters to call their Members of Congress. Haven't phone banked? There will be a quick training at the top of the phonebank to get you started!  RSVP at

30] – Dannielle Lipinski, Maryland LCV [] is inviting you on Wed., July 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET to American Jobs Plan storytelling training! Everyone has the right to breathable air, clean water, and healthy communities and all of these are linked to the climate crisis here in Maryland.  This is also why we need to pass a strong American Jobs Plan to mitigate these effects. Tell your story of how the benefits of the American Jobs Plan will benefit you and your loved ones. Register for this online training at

31] – For Peace in Yemen, US Must Admit Saudi Lost with Dr. Annelle Sheline on Wed., July 7 from 7 to 8 PM EDT.  Register at  After over 6 years of a US-Saudi-UAE war and blockade, Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. One of the reasons why peace remains elusive is that Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the United Nations are operating under outdated terms. Passed in April of 2015, just one month after Saudi Arabia began its intervention in Yemen, United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 states that the Houthis must give up their weapons and their territorial gains. These terms have been unacceptable to the Houthis for over 6 years. Hear from Middle East expert Dr. Sheline who will discuss how the US refusal to accept the realities of the Yemen war are keeping it going.  She is a Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute.

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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