Monday, March 21, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 21 - 24, 2022

19] Climate rally – March 21

20] Let’s Go Joe – March 21

21] Dying for Capitalism – March 21

22] Maintaining the Nuclear Peace – March 22

23] Progressive Prince George’s chapter meeting – March 15

24] Drones 101 – March 22

25] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – March 22 - 24

26] Stories from the Border – March 22

27] Putin, Stop the Killing demo – March 22

28] Texting Tuesdays – March 22

29] Reentry: Where Do You Stand? – March 22

30] Text for Brooke – March 22 - 24

31] Horrors of Nuclear War – March 22

32] Our Revolution phone bank – March 22, 23 & 24

33] Water & War Film Fest – March 22

34] Peacemakers Salon – March 22


19] – The Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] wants you to come to a climate rally on Mon., March 21 from 6 to 7 PM ET at Lawyers Mall, Bladen Street & College Avenue, Annapolis 21401. Come to Annapolis to demand Just Civilian Climate Corps programs in Maryland & that the Climate Solutions Now Act passes with no weakening amendments! The Maryland General Assembly is on track to pass ambitious climate legislation! The Maryland Senate passed SB528, the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. It requires a 60% overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 2006 levels) and specific policies to help make that happen. It also creates a Climate Justice Corps. That means jobs for young people, paying at least $15/hour to work on green energy and environmental justice projects! The bill now must get through the House of Delegates with no weakening amendments! Register at  

20] – Leah Greenberg, Rep Jayapal, Rep Pressley, and Rep Blumenauer headline Indivisible’s Let’s Go Joe Livestream.  Indivisible’s Leah Greenberg will host Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Ayanna Pressley, and Earl Blumenauer, along with MoveOn’s Rahna Epting and other  Indivisible group leaders who will talk about how to move forward on issues like the climate crisis, student debt, and more through the power of executive action. Register now for the Let’s Go Joe Livestream on Mon., March 21 at 6 PM EDT at

21] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is alerting you to a webinar on Mon., March 21 at 7 PM ET -- Dying for Capitalism: How Big Money Fuels the Threat of Extinction. Join Suren Moodliar, Dr. Charlie Derber and the MAPA Peace and Climate Working Group for a program that opens up new perspectives on meeting the unprecedented, intensifying challenges now facing humanity.  It’s no secret that we live in a time of multiple, interlocking crises. Moodliar and Derber show that war, climate catastrophe, pandemics as well as deep polarization and tribal populism all have a common root in our system of corporate capitalism. Drawing from their upcoming book, they argue that these existential threats should not immobilize us: indeed they provide the moral and strategic imperative than can rally existing social change efforts into a vibrant anti-extinction movement. Using examples from past and contemporary movements, they find hope for social change in these dire times. Sign up at

22] – On Tues., March 22 at 10 AM ET, get with Maintaining the Nuclear Peace [Online]. This event will feature Michael Krepon, Co-founder of the Stimson Center, a prolific author and the winner of a lifetime achievement award from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for his work to reduce nuclear dangers. Convened by the Stimson Center and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, the event will feature a conversation between Michael Krepon and Dilan Ezgi Koç, UN Youth Champion for Disarmament. RSVP at

23] – GW Institute for Korean Studies [] on Tues., March 22 at 10:15 AM ET wants you to attend the Korea Policy Forum, The New Yoon Administration and US-ROK Relations. RSVP at  The People Power Party candidate, former Prosecutor General Yoon Suk-yeol, was narrowly elected as South Korea’s next president on March 9, 2022. President-elect Yoon will take office on May 10, 2022. In anticipation of the start of a new administration, The GW Institute for Korean Studies has invited four renowned journalists (two each from South Korea and the United States) to discuss the domestic reactions to the results of the Korean presidential election and the expectations and concerns about U.S.-Korea relations under the new Yoon administration.

24] – The National Religious Campaign against Torture [] is hosting on Tues., March 22 at noon ET a Drones 101: A Webinar on the Human Cost of Remote Warfare. This webinar is an opportunity to hear directly from impacted communities; including a speaker from Yemen who will discuss the effects drone strikes have had there, and a U.S. Army veteran who will share how the U.S.’ use of drones affected him.  Speakers will discuss armed drones, how they’re being used, what impact they’ve had, and why a growing number of religious organizations are working to ban or restrict their use.

  Bonyan Gamal is a lawyer based in Sana'a, Yemen works as an Accountability and Redress officer at Mwatana for Human Rights. Justin Yeary is an anti-war and anti-imperialist activist as well as a veteran of the United States Army. While serving in Iraq, he saw first-hand the horrific effects of drone warfare, which forged his political and moral beliefs on the senseless destruction and violence of war. Register at

25] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Tues., March 22, Wed., March 23, Thurs., March 24, Fri., March 25 and Sat., March 26. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. Sign up at  

26] – Team HIAS [] is Inviting you to Stories from the Border on Tues., March 22 from 3 to 4 PM ET.  Two years into Title 42: where do we stand now? ‌ ‌ ‌Hear from HIAS staff working on a Border crisis response by registering at On March 20, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency regulation implementing an obscure piece of U.S. health law known as Title 42 — a provision that allows borders to be closed in emergency situations to protect the public health — that essentially closed the U.S.-Mexico border to those seeking asylum. Two years later, under a new administration and with widespread vaccinations and open travel for business and tourism, this law remains in effect. Combined with the widespread impact of MPP, or “Remain in Mexico,” Title 42 has essentially created a closed border for those exercising their basic right to seek protection.

27] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., March 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for a support demonstration for the people of Ukraine at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The protest against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts is suspended. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers have taken over the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.  A Russian tank sent projectiles very close to a nuclear power plant. The workers are under guard, and this is tremendously dangerous.  People who believe in peace and justice must come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. This vigil will takes place each Tuesday. 

28] – Get involved virtually with Texting Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM EDT through June 28.  Sign up at Text on behalf of the Environmental Human Rights Amendment!! Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters across the state!

29] –  The Reentry Work Group of Progressive Maryland is hosting Reentry: Where Do You Stand?, a series of virtual listening sessions with candidates running for statewide and Prince George's County office. At each session, candidates will present their plans to support reentry services for the formerly incarcerated and will take questions from community members during a Q & A session. These candidate forums will take place over Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6–7:30 PM. The next session is on Tues, March 22 with the Maryland House of Delegates in PG County Districts 24 & 25.  Sign up at Contact the Reentry Work Group at with any questions. 

30] – Dylan Contrino [] wants you to do some texting for Brooke Lierman on Tues., March 22, Wed., March 23 and Thurs., March 25 at 6 PM ET. Help elect Brooke as the next Comptroller of Maryland.  Sign up at

31] – Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility [] is issuing a Nuclear Weapons warning coming out of the invasion of Ukraine on Tues., March 22 at 6 PM ET. Hear from one of the most knowledgeable activist physicians in the world on this topic, Dr. Ira Helfand.   Violence in Ukraine continues with little to allay fears about the threat of a nuclear catastrophe.  Today, Putin’s Russia is the terrible aggressor. In the past it was Bush taking an unwilling nation into war against Iraq. A nuclear nation can do what it wants. Is that the real meaning of deterrence? Some of us tried to stop the march to war in Iraq. Some in Russia are bravely trying to stop the war against Ukraine. 

   CPSR supports President Zelenskyy’s strong and humane leadership at peace talks. This is also the moment that a mass movement that recognizes the risks and horrors of nuclear war can demand change. The anti-nuclear group believes in educating the public about the medical consequences of nuclear war, the risks of conventional conflict through accident, or miscalculation leading to nuclear war. The ultimate solution is the abolition of these weapons.  Register at

32] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at Sign up for Tues., March 22, Wed., Mar. 23 and Thurs., March 24.

33] – Greta, World BEYOND War [] wants you to know about the last film in the series Water and War on Tues., March 22 at 7 M ET. With the escalating conflict over Ukraine, our work to call for the abolition of war seems ever more pertinent. In trying times like these, it feels especially important for us to come together in solidarity, unifying our collective call for demilitarization and nonviolence. Our "Water & War" film festival from March 15-22 will provide that opportunity for international networking and discussion, as we watch and learn about the human and environmental impact of war and militarism worldwide, and the stories of those who are standing up to resist it.

  The festival finale features Berta Didn’t Die, She Multiplied!, a celebration of the life and legacy of Honduran Indigenous, feminist, and environmental activist Berta Cáceres. The film tells the story of the Honduran military coup, the assassination of Berta, and the victory in the Indigenous struggle to protect the Gualcarque River. From Flint to Standing Rock to Honduras, the water is sacred and the power is in the people. The post-film discussion will feature director Sam Vinal and other special guests to be announced. Sign up at

34] – CODEPINK [] would like you to attend on Tues., March 22 at 8 PM ET at the Peacemakers Salon.  RSVP at Keep talking about Ukraine.

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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