Monday, January 24, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 24 - 27, 2022

23] Make calls for the Freedom to Vote Act. – Jan. 24 & 25

24] Emergency Election Protection Coalition -- Jan. 24

25] Our Revolution Baltimore meeting – Jan. 24

26] How the Military-Industrial Complex Controls Politics. – Jan. 24  

27] Prospects for Peace in Korea in 2022 -- Jan. 24

28] Our Revolution Monday night – Jan. 24

29] Nuclear Colonialism webinar – Jan. 25

30] Who will get all the New Green Jobs? -- Jan. 25  

31] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Jan. 25

32] U.S.-China Strategic Competition – Jan. 25

33] Emerging web3 technologies – Jan. 25 


35] No First Use -- Jan. 25

36] Text for Logan endow – Jan. 25

37] Make calls for Brooke – Jan. 25 and 27

38] Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit – Jan. 25

39] Murder of President Kennedy – Jan. 25 

40] Innocent until Proven Muslim – Jan. 25

41] Talk about Yemen – Jan. 25

42] Sunrise National Movement Call – Jan. 25


23] – Join the Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause. Work together to demand bold changes to our alleged democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act and eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full). On Mon., Jan. 24 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM EST, connect AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that she does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. On Tues., Jan. 25 from 4 to 6 PM ET, connect WV voters to Sen. Manchin to ask that he does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  Register at

24] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is hosting Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General, on Defending Democracy and Voting Rights at 5 PM ET on Mon., Jan. 17. Sign up at Please submit any questions to: Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

25] – Sheila Ruth and Barrie Friedland [] are reminding us about a meeting on Mon., Jan. 24 at 5:30 PM --- Climate and Environmental Justice - Our Revolution Baltimore City/County. This year, we've seen the climate crisis writ large across the world in heat domes, extreme wildfires, superstorms and mega-hurricanes, flooding, and more. The IPCC has said that the climate crisis is now inevitable and irreversible, but only drastic and immediate action can prevent the worst consequences that would come with exceeding 1.5C. Climate change and other environmental consequences don't fall on everyone equally; communities of color and lower income communities are hardest hit due to systemic injustices. Jamie DeMarco from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) will tell us about CCAN's priority climate legislation, and Nina Beth Cardin, Director of the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights will talk about the Environmental Human Rights amendment. RSVP at

26] – On Mon., Jan. 24 from 7 to 8 PM ET, check out Meet the Big 5: How the Military-Industrial Complex Controls Politics.  Go to  The panelists include budget guru Bill Hartung.   The Big 5 are: Raytheon Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. This will be a look at these companies, their partnership with the US government, and their influence over the US Congress and the Executive Branch, under both Democratic and Republican presidents.

27] – Check out the Prospects for Peace in Korea in 2022 on Mon., Jan. 24 at 8 PM ET with Simone Chun, Ph.D., researcher in US foreign policy in the Korean Peninsula; former Assistant Professor at Suffolk University; currently a member of Korea Peace Network, associate at Korea Policy Institute and Board of Advisors at CodePink.   She will speak on the 2022 South Korean presidential election and the Korea peace movement. Jessica Lee is a Senior Research Fellow on East Asia with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.  She previously led the Council of Korean Americans to advance the voice and influence of the Korean American community. The event is sponsored by the New England Korea Peace Campaign, and moderated by Seung Hee Jeon, visiting assistant professor of Korean at Boston College.  RSVP at

28] – Our Revolution [] is letting you know about the Monday Night Broadcast returns on Jan. 24 at 8:30 PM ET with special guest US Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who will give an update on the latest on progressive policies in Congress. Texas Congressional candidates Jasmine Crocket and Greg Casar will join us to talk about the plan to grow the Progressive Caucus in the House. And Austin City Council candidate Chito Vela and Travis County Commissioner candidate Bob Libal will talk about making change from the bottom up!  RSVP at

29] – Nukewatch wants you to attend a Nuclear Colonialism webinar on Tues., Jan. 25 at 1 PM ET. REGISTER at  In the Age of the Ban Treaty, talk about what is happening from New Mexico to the Marshall Islands and across the Pacific.

30] – The Century Foundation [] indicates that you should join in on Tues., Jan. 25 from 1 to 2 PM ET for Who will get all the New Green Jobs? Join Rep. Raúl Grijalva who will give opening remarks. Register at

31] –  Note that the Tuesday vigil on Jan. 25 will take place from 2 to 3 PM ET because of a very important webinar which will take place from 4 to 5:30 PM ET.  Join the demonstration outside Johns Hopkins University at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. to protest its weapons contracts. 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:

32] –  On Tues., Jan. 25 at 3 PM, get involved with the U.S.-China Strategic Competition: Beyond the Rhetoric,  sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center with  LTG (ret.) Charles Hooper, former defense [sic] attaché in Beijing. RSVP at

33] – On Tues., Jan. 25 at 3 PM ET, Amnesty International and Fight for the Future are hosting a free event on emerging web3 technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and their intersection with human rights. While geared toward activists, this will be an interesting event for anyone who is curious about the future of the internet, and activism around it. Sign up at

34] – The Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security [] wants you to join a webinar on Tues., Jan. 25 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET.  THE UYGHURS OF CHINA: WHO ARE THEY? What about HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, and what are the IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. POLICY? There will be a Panel Discussion with Garner Bovington, author of The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land and professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University ;  Kate Kizer, human rights advocate and columnist at Responsible Statecraft and Alkan Akad China Specialist from Amnesty International. Paul Joseph, Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy steering committee, and Professor Emeritus, Tufts University, will moderate.  Register at:

35] – Rachel from Beyond the Bomb [] is asking for your help on monthly volunteer calls on Tues., Jan. 25 or Thurs., Jan. 27 at 5 PM ET. Get an answer to all your burning questions about No First Use. Beyond the Bomb’s executive director, Cecili Thompson Williams, will answer any questions you have about No First Use! Send in any burning questions you have when you RSVP at

36] –  On Tues., Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Progressive Maryland is asking you to text some voters in Baltimore for Logan Endow. Endow is running for delegate in Baltimore City District 43B.  Sign up at will continue every Tuesday through June. 28.

37] – Madison [] is alerting you to an opportunity on Tues., Jan. 25 from 6 to 7 PM ET and Thurs., Jan. 27 from 6 to 7 PM ET for a Phone Banking Power Hour! Gather on zoom and help make over 2,000 calls for Brooke Lierman, the candidate for comptroller. RSVP at

38] – On Tues., Jan. 25 from 6 to 7 PM ET, attend the Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit. Learn about some of the top environmental priorities that Maryland environmental groups will be promoting in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session, and how you can get involved. Sign up at

39] – Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy is the topic of discussion on Tues., Jan. 25 at 7 PM ET. Does understanding the true nature of American society matter in our struggle to turn the United States toward peace?   If so, what light does the assassination of President Kennedy and its cover-up throw on this issue?  This is part of continuing a discussion which began with the webinar about James Douglass' JFK and the Unspeakable:  Why He Died and Why It Matters.  Explore these questions with Dr. Martin Schotz, author of History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy available for free online at  Of central importance is the President's June 10, 1963 American University address about world peace.  For a commentary on this speech and its context see  Sign up at

40] –  On Tues., Jan. 25 at 7 PM ET, there is a Book Launch for  Maha Hilal's Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience since 9/11.  She tells the powerful story how the official narrative has justified the creation of a sprawling apparatus of state violence rooted in Islamophobia and excused its worst abuses.  She then examines how Muslim Americans have internalized oppression, how some influential Muslim Americans have perpetuated collective responsibility, and how the lived experiences of Muslim Americans reflect what it means to live as part of a "suspect" community. Visit  Register at Our Revolution [] wants to alert you to MD General Assembly Session Town Hall on Tues., Jan. 25 at 7:30 PM ET.  Hear from five progressive legislators, as they discuss legislation they are introducing this session. As well as how you can help fight for these bills to be passed. RSVP at

41] – Marcy Winograd [] wants you to join CODEPINK on Tues., Jan. 25 at 8 PM ET for #YemenCan'tWait Emergency On-Line Action with a briefing from Yemenis.  The Saudi-UAE coalition recently attacked Yemen's communication infrastructure, leaving all of Yemen without connection to the internet. Initial reports of Saudi-led strikes have high civilian casualties. People in the U.S. need to take action now. Join us on January 25 at 8PM ET to engage on social media and call our members of Congress. Attendees will be briefed on the situation on the ground at the beginning & given all the tools and language for taking action. RSVP at  Email

42] – Join a Sunrise Movement National Call on Tues., Jan. 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET. Register at

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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