Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 31 -- April 2, 2022

49] Role of Women in Peace and Security -- March 31

50] The State of Work in 2022 – March 31

51] Webinar focused on diplomacy to end the war with Anatol Lieven -- March 31

52] Unpacking DHS' New Rule on Asylum Procedures – March 31

53] Are VPN companies securing your online data?  – March 31

54] Make calls with the DNC – March 31 – April 2

55] Phone bank for Brooke – March 31

56] Throwdown Thursday – March 31

57] Our Revolution phone bank – March 31

58] What would a Peace agreement look like? – March 31

59] Gender Inequality & Climate Displacement -- March 31

60] A Zoom on Nukes – March 31


49] On Thurs., March 31 at 10 AM, check out the Role of Women in Peace and Security [WPS] and Intersectionality in Disarmament hosted by the U.S. State Department Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues in partnership with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security Chemical, Biological, Radiologic and Nuclear working group. This event will feature a panel of experts on disarmament, nuclear security, Women in Peace and Security in Action, diversity & equality, and examines paths forward in the field. Sign up at

50] The School of International Service Global to Local will examine The State of Work in 2022 on Thurs., March 31 from 1 to 2 PM ET. Work—how and where we perform it as well as the expectations we bring to it—has changed immensely over the past two years. SIS professor and comparative labor employment relations expert Stephen Silvia will lead a panel discussion with employees from Starbucks, American University, The Brookings Institution, and German service employees union ver.di. The panelists will discuss the current state of work and their own perspectives about the many changes underway--Debates over a shortened work week. Moves toward unionization in organizations far beyond the traditional manufacturing sector. Constant turnover and The Great Resignation. An audience Q&A follows the discussion. RSVP at

51] The Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security [] has pointed out the invasion of Ukraine has gone on for a month and it does not seem likely to end quickly. Events are changing every day and escalation can take place at any moment — putting the whole world on the verge of a disaster.  On Thurs., March 31 at 1 PM ET, Joe Gerson will chair a webinar focused on diplomacy to end the war with Anatol Lieven of the Quincy Institute. In the past, Anatol worked as a reporter for the Times of London in Moscow. His knowledge and analyses can’t be beat. Sign up at  He is the author of Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry (1999) which goes into the details of the complex ethical and political relationship between Russia and Ukraine.  

52] – Rebekah Wolf - Immigration Justice Campaign [] urges you to join a webinar on Thurs., March 31 from 1 to 2 PM ET -- Asylum Overhaul: Unpacking DHS' New Rule on Asylum Procedures. Experts from the American Immigration Council will unpack important potential changes to asylum procedures.  Register at The Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed overhaul of asylum procedures in an interim final rule that was published on March 29. Though some changes are positive, the rule also introduces drastic timelines that threaten due process protections.

53] – Alan Smith, Consumer Reports [] on Thurs., March 31 at 1 PM ET will ask the question Are VPN companies securing your online data?  A virtual private network (VPN) is a tool that is used to protect your internet connection and privacy online. More people are turning to VPNs to boost their privacy and security, but as more VPN services become available, not all are the same. Consumer Reports evaluated the privacy and security of 16 top VPNs to understand how they protect your data, and if they are living up to the lofty claims they make about their own products. Are you a VPN user or are interested in becoming one? Discuss the findings from the latest Consumer Reports research, as well as get tips on when to use a VPN and how to choose one that keeps you safe. Go to

54] – 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 Thurs., March 31, Fri., April 1 and Sat., April 2. 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  

55] – Joe Francaviglia [] wants you to Phone Bank for Brooke Lierman on Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM ET.  Go to Join in a canvass of 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’ll need to phone bank! This will continue through Thurs., May 12.  

56] – Don’t forget to check out the Throwdown Thursday phone bank happening on March 31 from 6 to 7:30 PM. You will be provided training and support. Sign up at  Support progressive candidates.  

57] – 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 Thurs., March 31.

58] – On Thurs., March 31 at 6:30 PM ET, Joe Gerson will join Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies for a webinar organized by Brooklyn for Peace.  Every war ends with a peace agreement. What would an agreement that ends the Russia/Ukraine conflict look like? What are Russia’s goals and what is its bottom line? What can Ukraine agree to in exchange for peace? What are the goals of the US and NATO and what role are they playing? Are the mediation efforts by Turkey, France, and Israel effective, and what else is needed? What should US civil society and Congress be advocating?  Register at

59] – The Interfaith Immigration Coalition [] is holding a webinar on Thurs., March 31 at 7 PM ET --Gender Inequality & Climate Displacement. On the final day of Women’s History Month, join the IIC and partners for a conversation on the intersection of climate displacement, gender inequality, and forced migration. This event is part of Holy Voices, a new monthly event series from the IIC! Sign up at Go to

60] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] needs you to attend on Thurs., March 31 on 8 PM ET a No Nukes Zoom!  PDA is proud to be co-sponsors of the Back from the Brink campaign. Vladimir Putin is waging a brutal war on a sovereign nation, has put his nuclear forces on high alert for the first time since the end of the Cold War, and is threatening unimaginable consequences if NATO gets militarily involved. The future of the world - humanity’s very existence -- is at the mercy of this one man. Nuclear weapons did not prevent Russia’s invasion nor can the United States’ large nuclear arsenal play a role in stopping it. This is a terrifying moment - particularly for the Ukrainian people. No one knows how this will end or be resolved.

  Right now the priority is to end this war, support the Ukrainian people and be a voice for peace and non-violence. Begin to shape a new way forward and a new commitment and momentum for nuclear abolition. Register at This one hour Zoom discussion will provide an opportunity for supporters, BftB activists and the general public to get the latest on the Ukraine war and how it’s impacting our work. Share updates about Back from the Brink’s strategies and priorities, and provide folks with specific actions they can take at this moment, in their communities. Hear from a nuclear weapons expert and disarmament advocate, Zia Mian, Co-Director of Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security.

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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