Monday, June 20, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 21 - 26, 2022

32] COVID Outbreak in North Korea – June 21

33] Discuss the TPNW – June 21

34] Discuss the TPNW – June 21

35] Tell Putin stop the killing – June 21

36] Voter Protection Phone Bank – June 21, 24 & 26

37] Communities United meeting – June 21

38] Our Revolution phone bank – June 21, 22 and 23

39] What’s up for NATO? – June 21

40] Letter to the Editor Party – June 21 & 25


32] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] on Mon., June 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET will host a Korea Policy Forum, COVID Outbreak in North Korea: Political Economy of the Public Health Crisis. RSVP at  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, North Korea has enforced one of the world's most strict "Zero-COVID" policies. This all changed in May 2022 when state media officially confirmed that cases had indeed entered North Korea and that country was in the midst of an Omicron outbreak. 

33] -- On Tues., June 21 at 9 AM ET, get involved with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Meeting of States Parties Treaty in Vienna, Austria.  The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force on 22 January 2021. Article 8, paragraph 2, of the Treaty specifies that "the first meeting of States Parties shall be convened by the Secretary- General of the United Nations within one year of the entry into force of this Treaty." Delegates and representatives of civil society are requested to review the information on information on participation and information for civil society, respectively. Please also keep an eye on this website, as updated information will be made available closer to the dates of the Meeting.  Register at

34] -- Tune into Live from Vienna: US Civil Society at the TPNW 1st Meeting of State Parties from Vienna on Tues., June 21 at 1 PM ET. REGISTER at  Listen to a live conversation with collaborators on the ground in Vienna at the 1MSP. The Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative is hosting an evening of live transmission directly from Vienna. One of the speakers will be Nukewatch's John LaForge.

35] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., June 21 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.

36] – Join the Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in New Hampshire to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418 and voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full).

  On Sundays, call voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On Tuesdays (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418.  On Fridays, there will be the Our Democracy phonebank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls! On Tues., June 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Fri., June 24 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Sun., June 26 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Sign up at

37] – Communities United [] thinks you will be interested in an event on Tues., June 21 from 5:30 to 7: 30 PM ET. Who will be the next Governor of Maryland? There is a forum which includes the sponsorship of the Baltimoreans for Educational Equity (BEE). RSVP at  The candidates will be at Millers Court Office Building, 2601 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21218.  However this is a VIRTUAL EVENT. The next governor must share a commitment to build something better and work alongside the people of Baltimore City. Our next Governor must be willing to listen and take decisive action to improve public schools for every Maryland family.

38] – 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 Phone on June 21, 22 or 23.

39] – Get with the Capitol Calling Party for NATO: What’s wrong with it? It will happen on Tues., June 21 from 8 to 9 PM ET.  As peace activists in Europe gear up for massive anti-NATO summit protests and NATO countries participate in the largest naval exercise in the world (RIMPAC), the speakers will put NATO “on trial” for its past crimes in Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.  One of them will talk about her attendance at NO to NATO summits in Poland, Belgium and Germany. Take a hard look at the North Atlantic Treaty organization and call for a new international security agreement. Hear from Colonel Ann Wright who spent 13 years in the U.S. Army and sixteen more years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel who also served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. On March 19, 2003, the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Ann Wright cabled a letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin Powell.  Another speaker is Alice Slater, a member of the New York Bar Association, who serves on the Board of Directors of World Beyond War.

Register at Join the Zoom meeting at The meeting ID is 854 4948 1333.

40] – On Tues., June 21 and Sun., June 25 from 8 to 9 PM ET, join a Letter to the Editor Party: The Paid Jailer Report, hosted by Common Cause. Write letters to our local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. You can participate on Tuesdays and Sundays. Sign up 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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