Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 10, 2021

35] The Ridenhour Prizes -- Nov. 10

36] Voting Rights Now Protest -- Nov. 10

37] Discussion on broadband equity – Nov. 10

38] Nuclear War with North Korea – Nov. 10

39] America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders -- Nov. 10

40] Electric Vehicle Local Activist Webinar – Nov. 10

41] Meet Jacob Bennett – Nov. 10

42] Prince George's County Climate Action Plan – Nov. 10

43] Poor Peoples Campaign Western Maryland Region Meeting – Nov. 10

44] Colombia Solidarity Screening of “Bajo Fuego” – Nov. 10

45] Tell your solar story – Nov. 10

46] Dennis Kucinich wrote a book – Nov. 10

47] Feminist Futures Institute  Nov. 10


35] – You are invited to a special evening recognizing this year’s Ridenhour Prizes honorees on Wed., Nov. 10. The Ridenhour Prizes memorialize Ron Ridenhour, a Vietnam veteran who exposed the horrific My Lai massacre. Register at  The prizes go to José Andrés, a world-renowned chef and humanitarian; Cariol Horne, a 20-year veteran of the Buffalo, New York, police department who was fired after physically stopping a fellow officer from using a choke hold on a suspect in 2006; Claudio Saunt, the Ridenhour Book Prize for Unworthy Republic: The dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian Territory; and Ramona S. Diaz, the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize, director, A Thousand Cuts about Filipino journalist Maria Ressa.

36] – Join a Voting Rights Now Protest on Wed., Nov. 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET, hosted by the People For the American Way at Black Lives Matter Plaza, I Street NW & 16th Street NW, WDC.  Sign up at Demand that President Biden use his bully pulpit to urge the Senate to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to pass Voting Rights Protections.

37] – Common Cause [] is inviting you to participate on Wed., Nov. 10 at 11 AM ET in a discussion on broadband equity. Join Common Cause and Communications Workers of America for an informative discussion about how states can develop an action plan for broadband that ensures equitable deployment, affordable connectivity, and accountability from ISPs for the services they provide. RSVP at

38] – On Wed., Nov. 10 at 3 PM ET, catch Pathways to Nuclear War with North Korea: The Risks of Catastrophe in 2017 and Today by Van Jackson. How dangerous was the 2017 nuclear crisis with North Korea? How did it come about? How did the crisis end without war? And what are the chances of reliving a crisis of that magnitude on the Korean Peninsula? This talk, based on the book On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War, will reveal the pathways to war in 2017, why summit diplomacy ultimately failed, and the prospects of it all happening again. It will argue that while the personalized insults and caprice of the 2017 crisis made the Korean Peninsula uniquely combustible, the structure that made nuclear war possible in the first place is even more pressurized today than in 2017.  The sponsor is the Syracuse University Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. Register at

39] – On Wed., Nov. 10 at 4 PM ET, join the Center for Strategic and International Studies book event: Walter Pincus’ “Blown to Hell: America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders.”  Tune in at On Wed., Nov. 10 at 4 PM ET, join the Center for Strategic and International Studies book event: Walter Pincus’ “Blown to Hell: America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders.”  Tune in at

40] – Join Environment America's Electric Vehicle Local Activist Webinar on Wed., Nov. 10 from 6 to 7 PM ET.  Check out the key ways to push for more electric vehicles in your community. Share the key takeaways from the newly released EV toolkit report, which lays out important policies, initiatives and steps local governments can take to increase electric vehicle ownership and infrastructure. RSVP to join in

41] – Meet Jacob Bennett at a Town Hall with Progressive Harford County on Wed., Nov. 10 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Join Jacob Bennett, a 2022 Democratic Harford County Council - District F primary candidate, on Zoom at will be asked about his background, policies and plans for the County Council.

42] – Lore Rosenthal (GCAN) <> indicated that you are invited to a meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network (GCAN) on Wed., Nov. 10 from 7 to 9 PM ET. Invite your friends on Facebook: Learn about the Prince George's County Climate Action Plan. The guest speaker will be Janet Gingold. The plan has just been released for a month of public comment at Discuss what type of comments we want to submit, to make sure the PG County Council accepts the plan and enacts necessary legislation. Also hear from two representatives of the Energy Foundation Coalition, Emily Frias and Cecilia Plante. The coalition spent all summer in a process to narrow down select pieces of state legislation to support in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly in January 2022. Potential bills fall into four categories: Fossil Fuel Legislation, Buildings Legislation, Transportation Legislation, and Renewable Energy Legislation. Learn what bills "won" in each category and discuss how GCAN can support this coalition as we lobby in Annapolis, beginning in January.

43] – On Wed., Nov. 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, there will be a MD Poor Peoples Campaign Western Maryland Region Organizing Meeting. During this meeting, the planning for the Nov. 13 outreach will be completed.  Also do some training and role playing to prepare for doing the outreach at tabling events and eviction prevention canvassing. RSVP at 

44] – The Solidarity Collective [] wants your participation on Wed., Nov. 10 at 7 PM ET.  See a Colombia Solidarity Screening of “Bajo Fuego” followed by a conversation with a representative from Colombia COCCAM (Coordinator of Growers of Coca, Marijuana and Poppy).  Get your ticket at This timely event is an opportunity for students, grassroots organizations, and community members to learn from indigenous, black and small farmers on the ground about the current violation of human rights in Colombia, especially in the cocoa-growing region of Cauca after the non-compliance of the peace accords signed in 2016. Learn about the situation of these communities after accessing crop substitution as part of the drug war policies in Colombia and the consequences of forced eradication through the use of glyphosate, a Monsanto product declared to be carcinogenic by the World Health Organization in 2015. Analyze the transcendental U.S. policy role, how communities are organizing to combat environmental destruction, displacement, assassination of social leaders and will hear about solidarity and what we can do to promote human-centered US economic and political policies towards Colombia. Email

45] – Lisa at Solar United Neighbors [] needs you to tell your solar story on Wed., Nov. 10 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET.  You have the opportunity to advocate for solar in conversations with friends, neighbors, community groups, legislators, and beyond. How you share your story can make all the difference in building support for solar.  This training will teach you How to Powerfully Share Your Solar Story.  Get tips and learn the tricks for structuring and telling a story that is powerful and compelling. Sign up at

46] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to know what’s happening on Wed., Nov. 10 at 8 PM ET. Get involved with a Dennis Kucinich Online Book Event, hosted by PDA Central New Mexico. Hear Dennis talk about his new book, The Division of Light and Power and more.  Go to  The Meeting ID is 896 8214 6029 with a Passcode of 998548. The book catalogs his experiences in Cleveland as a City Council member and subsequently as Mayor. He will link these experiences to what is happening currently. 

47] – [] wants you to participate in Feminist Futures Institute, each Wednesday through November 17 at 7 PM ET. Through interactive, story-based digital events, seek to answer the question: What does a feminist future look like? Each episode of this one-of-a-kind series will conclude with a guided, action-oriented healing justice and self-work session. The theme for this Wednesday is Resistance and Defiance. Register at’.

To be continued.

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"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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