Thursday, June 30, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 30 -- July 2, 2022

45] Will the War in Ukraine Push Iran and Russia to Compete? – June 30

46] Knock on doors for Wala Blegay -- June 30

47] America’s Ban on Books – June 30

48] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – June 3 – July 2

49] Door knocking for Brooke -- June 30 – July 2

50] U.S. complicity in the Israeli occupation – June 30

51] Our Revolution phone bank – June 30

52] We Shall Breathe summit – June 30

53] Throwdown Thursday – June 30

54] No one above the law – June 30


45] – On Thurs., June 30 at 11 AM, check out Will the War in Ukraine Push Iran and Russia to Compete? Four months have passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and it has had wide-ranging implications for geopolitical and geo-economic trends in the Middle East. The war could lead to the emergence of new strategic vacuums in conflict zones across the region while reshaping Russian relations with energy players in the Middle East, including Iran. Beyond the immediate assumption that the war will create new opportunities for cooperation between revisionist powers like Iran and Russia, it has also given rise to new potential conflicts of interest.

  In the second in a series of events dedicated to analyzing the implications of the war in Ukraine on Russia-Iran relations, the Middle East Institute (MEI) will bring together a panel of experts to provide a detailed picture of how the war might create new areas of competition and rifts between Moscow and Tehran. Renowned experts will discuss key questions, including: What do Moscow’s adjustments in Syria mean for Tehran, and how might they impact bilateral cooperation? How does Moscow see the future of its energy policy, and how could that affect relations with Iran? Can ideological and identity factors compensate for the security and economic conflicts of interest that the war has created between Moscow and Tehran? RSVP at

46] –  On Thursdays June 30, July 7 and July 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET, join the Progressive Maryland Weekly Canvass with Wala Blegay. Sign up at This event’s address is private. Knock on doors to reach out directly to voters with the Wala Blegay campaign for Prince George's County Council in District 6. Training will be provided!

47] – The Project on Government Oversight [] wants you to join in on Thurs., June 30 from 2 to 3 PM ET to discuss America’s Ban on Books. The widespread banning of books foreshadows a troubling future. At the Fireside Chat, discuss the freedom to read. Register at  Book banning has become one of the most widespread forms of censorship in the United States. Librarians are reporting an increasing number of requests from parents and politicians to ban or censor books. Far too often, these requests specifically target books by or about people with underrepresented identities, such as people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, or people with disabilities. Literary and free expression advocates are fighting back and demanding their freedom to read.

48] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through June 30.  Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Thurs., June 30, Fri., July 1 and Sat., July 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. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

49] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Thurs., June 30, Fri., July 1 and Sat.., July 2. 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 July 19.  Sign up at

50] – James Zogby [] is involved in a conversation on Thurs., June 30 from 2 to 3 PM ET with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, about U.S. complicity in the Israeli occupation and what we can do to end it. This program is in partnership with Churches for Middle East Peace, American Friends of Combatants for Peace, and J Street. Register at  Each year, the United States provides $3.8 billion dollars in military assistance to Israel. Despite a variety of Congressional mechanisms in place to ensure that American taxpayer dollars are not used to abuse human rights abroad, there is little transparency or supervision over the ways in which U.S. assistance to Israel is used. Without a clear understanding of how U.S. military assistance to Israel is used, Congress, and by extension the American people, remain complicit in the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

51] 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., June 30.

52] The Team Hip Hop Caucus [] would like you to join its We Shall Breathe summit on Thurs., June 30 at 7 PM ET.  Dangerous petrochemicals are a leading killer of Black and Brown people in the communities where they are produced. This year’s We Shall Breathe Summit deep dives into the ways this silent killer impacts these communities.  Find solutions so they have access to the clean air that we deserve.  RSVP at

53] – On Thursdays at 6 PM ET, get with Throwdown Thursday for a Baltimore County Takeover! Sign up at Make calls for the Baltimore County D10 endorsed candidates: Robbie Leonard (Baltimore County State's Attorney), Ruben Amaya (Delegate D10), Korey Johnson (Delegate D10) and Jennifer Dwyer (Central Committee).  Make sure that Baltimore County is represented by us.

54] There is a No One is Above the Law: January 6th Select Committee Hearings: Watch Event on Thurs., June 30 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET.  To participate in this virtual event, sign up at There will be another watch event on Thurs., July 7 at 7:30 PM ET.

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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