Sunday, December 5, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 6 - 9, 2021

22] Emergency Election Protection Coalition -- Dec. 6

23] A Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United -- Dec. 6

24] An anti-Zionist Chanukah Party – Dec. 6  

25] OR National Organizing Call -- Dec. 6

26] Deadline for Democracy: Shut Down the Capitol! – Dec. 7

27] South Korea’s Presidential Election and US-ROK Relations – Dec. 7

28] Senate Climate Honk & Wave – Dec. 7


30] Advocacy for Palestinian children's rights – Dec. 7

31] The USA, Russia & NATO – Dec. 7

32] Say No to weapons research at JHU – Dec. 7

33] "Letter to the Editor" workshop for "Freedom to Vote Act" – Dec. 7

34] Call voters to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. -- Dec. 7

35] Phone Bank for Brooke Lierman – Dec. 7 & Dec. 9

36] PG County Public School Listening Session -- Dec. 7

37] No Space Force -- Dec. 7

38] Free the 8 Guapinol Water Protectors! -- Dec. 7

39] Celebrate Democracy Now – Dec. 7


22] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is hosting Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General, on Defending Democracy and Voting Rights at 5 PM ET on Mon., Dec. 6. Sign up at Please submit any questions to: Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

23] – Public Citizen [] is supporting a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United. On Mon., Dec. 6 from 7 to 8 PM ET, discuss this at a virtual event by registering at  The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision allows corporations and other outside groups to spend unlimited funds on elections.  During Monday’s webinar, hear from The Brennan Center for Justice’s John F. Kowal and Wilfred U. Codrington III, authors of The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union. Also hear from Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS and author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government.

24] –Tallie Ben Daniel [] is inviting you on Mon., Dec. 6 from 8 to 9 PM ET to an anti-Zionist Chanukah Party!  WILL YOU LIGHT MY CANDLE? This is a benefit for the Adalah Justice Project! Visit Register at

25] –Our Revolution [] wants you to get on the National Organizing Call on Dec. 6 at 8:30 PM ET and hear from Minnesota Attorney General and Our Revolution Board Member Keith Ellison and South Fulton GA Mayor-Elect khalid kamau. And on Dec. 13, hear from Senator Nina Turner and Des Moines City Council Member Indira Sheumaker. RSVP at

26] – Green New Deal Network [] is taking it to the streets on Tues., Dec. 7 starting at 7 AM ET with street blockades. Deadline for Democracy: Shut Down the Capitol! Democrats in Congress and the White House promised a new era of economic recovery and historic investments in healthcare, housing, workers’ rights, immigration reform, and climate justice.  But Congress has yet to deliver on the critical investments of the Build Back Better Act. This piece of legislation — with billions of dollars for climate, care, jobs, and justice — was passed by the House but still needs to be strengthened and passed by the Senate. There will be a rally at the Capitol at noon. Sign up at

27] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] and  the East Asia National Resource Center present on Tues., Dec. 7 from 8:30 to 10 AM ET South Korea’s Presidential Election and US-ROK Relations. RSVP at

28] – On Tues., Dec. 7 from 9 to 10 AM ET, Defend Our Future at First St. NE & D St. NE, WDC 20544.  This will be a Senate Climate Honk & Wave.  RSVP at It'll be chilly so please plan to wear an extra layer or two of clothing. Wear a mask and observe social distancing.

29] – Alli Jarrar <> indicates that the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on Guantanamo on Tues., Dec. 7 at 10 AM.  She is looking for folks who can mobilize outside the building with signs, hoods and jumpsuits. If interested, contact Alli at +1 (860) 575 5692 for more information. This will be a silent rally in orange jump suits and hoods behind a Close Guantanamo banner on the sidewalk on Constitution Ave. NE at First St., NE, either in front of the Dirksen or Hart office buildings from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

Amnesty International, Witness Against Torture, and the Center for Victims of Torture are mobilizing outside the Senate to send a message loud and clear: CLOSE GUANTANAMO! Adhere to all COVID-19 safety precautions, including by wearing a mask and social distancing. 

30] – Shaina Low [] wants you to join in on Tues., Dec. 7 at noon on Zoom to learn key takeaways from 2021 on advocacy for Palestinian children's rights as well as the major challenges faced by Palestinian children this year. Review campaign wins from the year from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and more. Register at

31] – The USA, Russia, NATO: Arms Races, Confrontations, Common Security Alternatives will be explored on Tues., Dec. 7 from 1 to 2 PM EST.  In the U.S. much of our attention has had to focus on reversing the intensifying cold war with China. But with the U.S., NATO and Russia locked in new arms races and military confrontations in the Baltic and Back Seas and Central Europe, we need deeper understandings of these dynamics and where there are openings to defuse these dangerous confrontations. This discussion is initiated by the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security.  The speakers are Prof. Alexey Gromyko, Chair of the Council of Professors of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK, and Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.  Register at

32] – Join us in challenging Johns Hopkins University -- Say No to Weapons Contracts at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tues., Dec. 7 from 4 to 5 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:

33] – Check out this "Letter To the Editor" Zoom workshop in support of the "Freedom to Vote Act," hosted by Common Cause on Tues., Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM EST. Sign up at

34] – The RepresentUs Team [] is looking for people to phone bank and call voters in key states on Tues., Dec. 7 at 5:30 PM ET.  Pass the Freedom to Vote Act. There are only have a few weeks to pressure wavering lawmakers to stay in Washington, fix the filibuster, and save our democracy. Join in at

35] – Phone Bank for Brooke Lierman by canvassing the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you will need to phone bank! Phone bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM ET. Participate on Dec. 7 and Dec. 9 from 6 to 8 PM ET by signing in at

36] – On Tues., Dec. 7 at 7 PM, there will be a Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign PG County Public School Listening Session. Reflect on how to advocate for better public schools in PG County. Register at MD-PCC PGCO Public Community schools must be as successful as they can possibly be, especially in these difficult times.

37] – Marcy, CODEPINK [] wants your participation in saying no to a Space Force on Tues., Dec. 7 at 8 PM ET. You are invited to join the Tuesday CODEPINK CONGRESS Calling Party to mobilize for peace legislation! Chat with peacemakers and experts. Say NO to U.S. full spectrum dominance of the air, sea, land, and now SPACE! The U.S. Space Force was established under Trump through the FY2020 National Defense [sic] Authorization Act, despite the United States' commitment under the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which restricts the placement of weapons of mass destruction in space and bans military maneuvers on celestial bodies.  Congresswoman Maxine Waters represents the 43rd Congressional District in Los Angeles, and is co-sponsor of the "No Militarization of Space Act" (H.R. 5335).  Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space and is a Vietnam-era veteran who regularly protests the Navy shipyard in Bath, Maine.  Join the Zoom Meeting at

38] – Alliance for Global Justice [] wants you to attend a webinar on Tues., Dec. 7 at 8 PM ET. In Honduras, Juan Orlando's regime must free the 8 Guapinol Water protectors! No more political prisoners! After two years of unjust imprisonment, on Thursday, December 9, the trial against the eight political prisoners of Guapinol will continue. Their crime: defending the Guapinol and San Pedro rivers from the Los Pinares mining project. In a case plagued by false accusations against the human rights defenders and corruption on the part of Honduran authorities, on February 9, 2021, the UN determined that the detention of the Guapinol 8 was arbitrary and contrary to their human rights.

  The elections of November 28, 2021, became a historic event for Honduras. We see in Xiomara Castro’s electoral victory as another step in the popular resistance that preceded the 2009 coup and the result of the sacrifice of hundreds of murdered, disappeared, or displaced comrades. As we celebrate, we keep in mind the hundreds of thousands of people who, day by day, continue to resist the effects of the neoliberal and criminal model that gave rise to the regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez.  Join Honduran activists for an update on the state of affairs in the weeks after the highly contentious 2021 Presidential Elections. Visit  Register at

39] – Democracy Now! [] wants you to join a celebration on Tues., Dec. 7 at 8 PM ET. This is a 25th Anniversary Virtual Event to see at this email in your browser.

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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