Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 18 - 24, 2022

44] Red Scare in Maryland – Aug. 18

45] Theater of the Oppressed Workshop – Aug. 18

46] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 18 – 20

47] Learn How to Pass a Local Resolution – Aug. 18

48] All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 18, 22 & 24

49] Throw down Thursday Aug. 18

50] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 18

51] Briefing on the midterms – Aug. 18

52] Defend the environment and democracy. – Aug. 18

53] Text with United We Dream– Aug. 18

54] World Humanitarian Day – Aug. 18

55] Town in Puerto Rico goes solar -- Aug. 18


44] – William Barry [] will be speaking on Zoom on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 1 PM ET at a Baltimore history program Disloyal: Live – Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare. Bill will talk about the Red Scare in Maryland, and about the House UnAmerican Committee hearings about Sparrows Point. Finally, he will discuss the local hearings involving USWA Director Al Atallah about the Key Highway shipyard. Go to Here is the link where people can sign up for tickets:  People should sign up for free, the pay ranges are just if people want to make a donation to the museum.

45] – Beth Schuman [] hopes you will attend on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 1 PM ET A Theater of the Oppressed Workshop featuring Combatants for Peace founder and actor, Chen Alon.  Go to  Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a form of community-based education that uses theater as a tool for personal, cultural and political transformation. Originally developed in Brazil by visionary actor Augusto Boal, the work was (at first) designed to work with peasant and worker populations. It has since been expanded and exported all over the world for its power in fostering social and political activism, aiding in conflict resolution, helping with community building and personal therapy, and even challenging government legislation.

46] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for up to six shifts on Thurs., Aug. 18 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., Aug. 19 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 20 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

47] – Learn How to Pass a Local Resolution in Response to the January 6 Investigation, a Virtual Meeting, hosted by January 6 Hearings on Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM EDT.  Passing local resolutions helps build momentum on a local, state and national level to protect our freedom to vote from ongoing efforts by Trump and MAGA Republicans to sabotage our elections.

  The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. Trump and his MAGA allies continue to work to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening state officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. Sign up for the Aug. 18 webinar at

48] – There is an All in PA Statewide Virtual Phone Banks. The next slots are on Thurs., Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 PM, Mon., Aug. 22 from 3 to 5 PM ET and Wed., Aug. 24 from 5 to 7 PM ET.  Talk with voters about electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the ballot! WHAT YOU'LL NEED are a computer, tablet, or smartphone with reliable internet service and a comfy, quiet place in your home.  Join the phone bank and set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift. Sign up at

49] – Progressive Maryland wants you to phone bank on Throwdown Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 8 PM. Join every Thursday to call or text for one of the endorsed candidates! Register at 

50] – 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., Aug. 18.  

51] – People for the American Way [] wants your involvement on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 7 PM ET for a briefing on the midterms! RSVP at Learn how you can get involved right now to make a difference in the outcome.

52] – Food & Water Watch [] is inviting you to attend on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 7 PM ET a training about engaging local communities in efforts to defend the environment and democracy.  Learn how to use relational organizing to fight climate change in Delaware and Maryland. Build campaigns against factory farm gas in Delaware and Maryland!  Big business is pushing plans throughout the Mid-Atlantic to extract methane from poultry industry waste and pretend its clean energy. These schemes, in Delaware and Maryland, would pollute our water and exacerbate climate change, but Food & Water Watch has campaigns in both states to fight back. RSVP at

53] – United We Dream [] wants you to come to a Throwback Thursday jam on Aug. 18 at 7 PM ET. RSVP  You’re invited to come vibe + text voters. The Unafraid texting team wants you to join them. 

54] – Action Corps [] needs you on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 8 PM ET on World Humanitarian Day. Join the National Call to Action for #GlobalCrisisRelief and call on President Biden to be a humanitarian on World Humanitarian Day. Today we face a crisis like never before. and we have the power to help.  COVID, climate disruption, rising food and energy prices, and war have created a “megacrisis.” At home we feel the pain of rising temperatures, gas and grocery prices. Low income countries have it even worse with millions more people pushed into hunger and poverty. With the stroke of a pen, President Biden can trigger a simple, rapid, and cost-free solution: a new issuance of at least $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This little-known option gives immediate help to recover from shock and meet human needs. No strings attached, no added debt burden, and zero costs to taxpayers.  Register at Get more information at and

55] – Solar United Neighbors [] on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 8 PM ET hopes you will not let the good life slip through your hands. The good life! That’s what we all want. A life free from energy burdens and injustices. Learn how Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico residents did it by watching a film El Poder Del Pueblo. Discover how Jobos Bay residents took power into their own hands and live the good life. After the film, which will be in Spanish with English subtitles, there will be a Q & A with Ruth Santiago. Ruth is a community and environmental lawyer who is featured in the film. Together we can learn how community members can amplify their voices to take back their power and strive to live the good life. RSVP 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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