Monday, May 9, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 10 - 14, 2022

20] Role of nuclear deterrence – May 10

21] Join a June 18 PPC Zoom – May 10

22] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 10 - 14

23] Door knocking for Brooke – May 10 - 14

24] Tell Putin stop the killing – May 10

25] Texting Tuesdays – May 10

26] Text for Brooke Lierman – May 10

27] Our Revolution phone bank – May 10, 11 & 12

28] United We Dream needs you – May 10

29] Free Daniel Hale – May 10

30] Yoon’s Conservative Presidency per North Korea – May 10

31] Realizing American Democracy Town Hall -- May 10

32] Challenges and Opportunities for Multilateral Disarmament – May 11


20] – The Project on Managing the Atom is excited to announce the launch of a research network, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, focused on engaging with and re-examining the role of nuclear deterrence.  The deterrence network will bring together geographically and intellectually diverse people and organizations to examine one of the most critical security issues facing the world. Hear about the foundational ideas and key actors to the start of the network. Hear a keynote from Dr. John P. Holdren, the Teresa and John Heinz Research Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and former Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) under President Obama. 

 On Tues., May 10 at 9 AM ET, participate in the MTA Deterrence Network Kickoff, sponsored by the Belfer Center Project on Managing the Atom. Sign up at

21] – Leonardo Flores [] is reminding us that there is a Poor Peoples Campaign peace contingent call on Tues., May 10 at 1 PM ET. Here’s the Zoom link: Please come with an estimate of how many people from your organization will attend the teach-in, dinner and culture night after the march on June 18. A headcount will help us tremendously in terms of confirming a space for these events to be held and the amount of food to purchase. Feel free to invite other peace organizations to join us. If you do invite others, please ask them to fill out this google form:

22] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through Tuesday, May 31. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Tues., May 10, Wed., May 11, Thurs., May 12, Fri., May 13 and Sat., May 14. 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. On Sat., May 14, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at

23] –Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Tues., May 10, Wed., May 11, Thurs., May 12, Fri., May 13 and Tues., May 14. This event’s address is private.  Sign up for more details. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. This will continue through June 19.  Sign up at

24] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., May 10 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for joining the CODEPINK call for support demonstrations for the people of Ukraine.  Gather at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. 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 were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.    People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

25] – Get involved virtually with Texting Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM EDT through June 28.  Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters across the state! The election is getting closer, so it is imperative to get the word out about these candidates that want radical change in favor of working people and our families! Sign up at

26] – Dylan Contrino [] wants you to do some texting for Brooke Lierman on Tuesdays.  Text on Tues., May 10 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Help elect Brooke as the next Comptroller of Maryland.  Sign up at

27] – 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 Do it on May 10, 11 or 12.

28] – United We Dream [] wants you to attend on Tues., May 10 at 6:30 PM ET an Art & Writing Meet-up! Reflect on what freedom for Black, brown, and immigrant people feels like. A couple of the artists who sculpted the giant pair of sneakers for the Move into the Future exhibit in Houston, TX will join in. The meet-up will be all about how we’ll move into an abundant & liberated future together. Can you join RVSP at

29] – Jesselyn Radack [ is invited to a letter-writing event for Daniel Hale in which you can write to him or to President Biden, asking that Daniel's sentence be commuted. Here is the message from Jesselyn Radack, one of Daniel's lawyers:  As we recently marked one year of Daniel Hale's incarceration, we are inviting you to a night of letter writing, reflection, and solidarity on Tuesday, May 10 via a Zoom call with Daniel’s core support team at 7:30 PM EST.  Community helps him and us to keep his fighting spirit - forever in pursuit of justice - alive. Register at

30] – What Will Yoon’s Conservative Presidency Mean for Peace Processes in Korea? Join in on Tues., May 10 from 8 to 9 PM EDT.  Peace on the Korean peninsula has long been a cherished wish of the Korean people, ever since the armistice agreement in 1953. Since the breakdown of the Hanoi Summit in February 2019, however, peace talks between the U.S. and North Korea have remained at a stalemate. Recently, while a new cold war between the U.S. and China has complicated this already-difficult situation on the Korean peninsula, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has further confounded it, throwing its East Asian neighbors into an even more perilous situation.  In this situation, a five-year term of the Yoon Seok-yeol administration begins in South Korea on May 10. Elected on the hawkish platform of preemptive strikes, Yoon has vehemently denounced taking a conciliatory approach toward North Korea, breaking with his predecessor, and signaling a serious setback in the Korean people’s efforts toward building peace. What can we, who want to promote peace on the Korean peninsula, expect from the new administration? And what can we do to achieve our goals? Join us to hear insights from two experts in the field on the prospects for peaceful reconciliation on the Korean peninsula in the next five years.

 Hear from two experts. Tim Shorrock has been a correspondent for The Nation since 1983, with work also featured in Salon, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Progressive, The New York Times, Inter Press Service, and South Korea’s Hankyoreh and Newstapa. Shorrock is an expert on U.S.-Korean relations and U.S. intelligence and foreign policy. He is the author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing (2008). His most recent article in The Nation is “Biden Is Adopting a Militaristic Approach to the Far East” (February 2021). He blogs at Simone Chun, Ph.D. is a researcher in U.S. foreign policy toward the Korean peninsula, a former assistant professor at Suffolk University in Boston, a current member of the Korea Peace Network, an associate at the Korea Policy Institute, and a member of the Board of Advisors at CodePink. This event is sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action others.  Register at

31] – Get over to a Realizing American Democracy Town Hall-- Representation For All Includes DC! This virtual Town Hall will happen on Tues., May 10 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM EDT. DC Vote is partnering with the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition to host movement leaders on the importance of DC statehood for the health of our democracy, and learn how you can take action to protect our democracy. Hear from special guest speakers: US Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and AZ Rep. Reginald Bolding, Jamal Holtz, 51 for 51, Patrice Snow, DC Vote Lourdes Robinson and Addison Rose, DC Youth Mayors and Kelly Therese Pollock, Podcaster from Unsung History (Moderator).  Right now, nearly 700 thousand residents of DC, over 45% of whom are Black, have no voting representation in Congress. DC statehood is a racial justice issue, and we cannot have representation and equal justice for all without statehood for DC.   Register at

32] – On Wed., May 11 at 7 AM ET, check out Global Challenges and Opportunities for Multilateral Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control: A Conversation with the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invite you to attend a moderated discussion with UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu. RSVP 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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