Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 3, 2021

38] Dumping radioactive water in Pacific Ocean – Nov. 3

39] Voting Rights Now Rally -- Nov. 3

40] Testify before the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission – Nov. 3

41] War on Terror Film Festival – Nov. 3

42] Learn from Other Social Justice Movements – Nov. 3

43] Support Human Rights groups in Occupied Palestine – Nov. 3

44] Panel Discussion on Progressive Manufacturing Policy – Nov. 3

45] AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific – Nov. 3

46] Town Hall with a candidate – Nov. 3

47] Green New Deal Town Hall – Nov. 3

48] Citizenship, not Deportation  – Nov. 3

49] Why Victims’ Family Members Oppose the Death Penalty – Nov. 3


38] – The Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World is co-organizing an online event during COP26 on Wed., Nov. 3 at 9 AM ET on issues associated with Japan’s plans to dump over 1.28 million metric tons of radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. The guest speakers include Dr. Ian Fairlie who will talk about the underreported hazards of tritium. Nuclear facilities emit very large amounts of tritium. It also contaminated communities affected by the use or testing of nuclear weapons. Register at

39] – Hal Ginsberg [] wants you to join a on Wed., Nov. 3 at 9:30 AM on the steps of the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, WDC. Be at the No Excuses Rally by RSVPing at  At 10 AM, begin the march from Black Lives Matter Plaza, 16th and I Sts. NW to the White House where Ben Jealous and others will be speaking.

40] – You can sign up to speak at the Baltimore County hearing of the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission. This commission will be advising the Maryland General Assembly on the upcoming Congressional and Legislative redistricting. This is your opportunity to be heard about what's important to you as Congressional and state legislative districts for the next decade are drawn. The hearing will be on Wed., Nov. 3 at 6 PM ET at the Owings Mills Library, 10302 Grand Central Avenue. Get more information and instructions at You can sign up in advance from now until 10 AM on Wednesday or sign up at the door. However, speaking spots are limited by time, so it is best to sign up in advance.

41] – Check out the War on Terror Film Festival, a month-long, public virtual event featuring 20 award-winning films made over the last 20 years that document abuses, highlight crimes, and satirize absurdities of the “war on terror. The festival is entirely free and accessible to the public following registration. To register, go to

On Wed., Nov. 3 at noon ET, see My Country, My Country, written and directed by Laura Poitras. Filmed in Baghdad, the film tells the story of Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi doctor, father of six and Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the U.S. occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq, arguing that Sunni participation in the January 2005 elections is essential. Yet all around him, Dr. Riyadh sees only chaos.

On Wed., Nov. 3 at 2 PM ET, watch Citizenfour, directed by Laura Poitras and starring Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

42] – On Wed., Nov. 3 at 1 PM ET, Physicians for Social Responsibility is hosting What Can the Nuclear Weapons Abolition Movement Learn from Other Social Justice Movements? Sign up at Hear from Nola Haynes, Rayna Rogers, Scott Giberson Jr. and Ola Baczynski about how the nuclear weapons abolition movement can build a bigger and more intersectional movement to advocate for nuclear abolition and work towards a peaceful, equitable, and just society.

43] – On Wed., Nov. 3 at 2 PM ET, join the Power Half-Hour #StandWithThe6 Call-In to Call Out Biden.  Demand accountability for Israel’s attacks on Palestinian civil society! As the Biden administration remains largely silent on Israel’s brazen threats to indefinitely detain leading Palestinian human rights workers, his administration is not only threatening these organizations’ brave staff, but also continuing to enable the Israeli abuses these organizations work so hard to expose: escalating settler violence, expanding settlements, demolition of schools and homes, and aggressive criminalization of Palestinian life across Palestine.

  Now is long past the time to act. Israel’s authoritarian attack on these six leading Palestinian human rights organizations exposed Israel’s separate-and-unequal apartheid regime and its settler colonial violence against the Palestinian people. This moment can help transform U.S. politics towards accountability for all of Israel’s abuses, but only if we keep building pressure. Be part of a wave of people power flooding the White House’s reactivated comments line (202-456-1111) to #StandWithThe6. Take action together and hear analysis to shape the grassroots advocacy strategy in this moment, in order to advance an end to U.S. military funding to Israel, uplifting effective human rights advocacy work that Israel is working so hard to silence. 

The co-sponsors of the call-in are as follows: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, US Palestinian Community Network, Adalah Justice Project, United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR), Jewish Voice for Peace Action, Labor for Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and IfNotNow. Tune in to

44] – Alan Minsky [] on Wed., Nov. 3 at 4 PM ET is inviting you to a Panel Discussion on Progressive Manufacturing Policy. RSVP at as a Strategy for Inclusion and Development will feature U.S. Dept. of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, who will share his latest thinking and moderate a panel of Chicagoland leaders in a discussion on the role of manufacturing as a strategic vehicle for expanding inclusion and equity, especially in traditionally economically disenfranchised communities and communities of color.

45] – On Wed., Nov. 3 at 6 PM ET, hear about AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The speakers are Thomas Fingar, Stanford University; Amb. Ong Keng Yong, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS); Alessio Patalano, King’s College London; and Ashley Townshend, University of Sydney.  On September 15th President Biden and Prime Ministers Morrison and Johnson announced the establishment of "AUKUS," a new trilateral security partnership in the Indo-Pacific region.  The three sides committed to wide ranging security cooperation, including on the provision of nuclear attack submarine technology to Australia.  Panelists from the Australia, the UK, and Singapore will join the Reischauer Center's Amb. David Shear for a discussion of the implications for the region."   RSVP at

46] – Progressive Harford County is holding a town hall on Wed., Nov. 3 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET on Zoom with Nolanda Kirby. Kirby, a 2022 Democratic Harford County Council - District A candidate, will answer questions. Check out Go to

47] – On Wed., Nov. 3 from 7 to 8 PM ET, join Our Revolution MD for a Green New Deal Town Hall with State Senator Arthur Ellis and the Lower Shore's Jared Schablein to discuss how Maryland's $2.5 billion tax revenue surplus can be used to invest in green infrastructure projects such as off-shore wind farms and the Southern Maryland Rapid Transit. Then, ORMD Organizers Carlos and Hal will debate the merits of a carbon/fossil fuels tax with Carlos opposed and Hal in support. Sign up at

48] – United We Dream Action [] wants you to join a Community Call Citizenship, not Deportation on Wed., Nov. 3 at 7 PM ET.  Find out about the fight for citizenship.  RSVP at

49] – Death Penalty Focus [] is hosting a webinar on Wed., Nov. 3 at 7 PM ET -- Why Victims’ Family Members Oppose the Death Penalty. ‌ Too often, district attorneys say they're thinking of victims' family members when they announce that they're seeking the death penalty in murder cases. But are they, really?  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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