Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 4 to 6, 2022

46] PayPal discriminates against Palestinians – Aug. 4

47] Rethink Warfare Economies Aug. 4

48] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – Aug. 4 to 6

49] Learn How to Pass a Local Resolution – Aug. 4

50] Special drawing rights meeting – Aug. 4

51] Join a training on birddogging Aug. 4

52] Throwdown Thursday Aug. 4

53] PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank Aug. 4 and 6   

54] Our Revolution phone bank – Aug. 4

55] Protect Democracy – August 4

56] Discuss the primaries – Aug. 4


46] – SumOfUs [] is alerting us to PayPal discriminating against Palestinians. PayPal will not serve Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Yet PayPal serves Israelis living in the illegal settlements in the very same locations. On Thurs., Aug. 4 at noon ET, attend a webinar about PayPal’s discrimination and the next steps of a campaign. Hear from Linda Sarsour, executive director of MPower Change, and others. RSVP at

 47] – Lindsay Koshgarian [] is inviting you to a virtual book discussion with Miriam Pemberton on Thurs., Aug. 4 from 12:30 to 2 PM ET. Whatever Happened to the Peace Dividend — & Can We Get One Back? Sign up at Pemberton is the author of the just released “Six Stops on the National Security Tour: Rethinking Warfare Economies!”

 The U.S. military economy incorporates hundreds of American communities. This is the first book to connect our national security apparatus to the local level via deeply reported portraits of six locations, plus our militarized border and the hyper weapons in the pipeline. They include production sites, bases and nuclear weapons labs, and feature military Meccas and out-of-the way places.  She examines the meaning of national security in the current moment, as climate change becomes what the military itself calls “an urgent and growing threat.” And she demonstrates how redirecting our militarized foreign and industrial policy toward climate security can help these communities become part of the solution.

48] – 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. 4 from 2 to 8 PM ET, six shifts on Fri., Aug. 5 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., Aug. 6 from noon to 8 PM. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

49] – 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. 4 webinar at

50] – Michael Galant [] would like you to attend on Thurs., Aug. 4 at 3 PM ET, a Special Drawing Rights Day of Action planning meeting.  Be part of the coalition that helped to secure the historic issuance of Special Drawing Rights from the IMF in August of last year to help developing countries recover from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, nearly 100 countries have made use of their SDR allocations to buy vaccines, pay back debts, and more. 

  Considering recent shocks to the global economy, including rising hunger and cost-of-living increases, another allocation is desperately needed to continue recovery and address new issues. Get involved with this campaign by joining a national call to action for Special Drawing Rights on August 18th at 8 PM ET. This coalition, led by Action Corps, will be mobilizing grassroots action to call on President Biden to authorize a new issuance of SDRs. The meeting link is here:

51] – CPD ACTION [] needs you on Thurs., Aug. 4 at 6 PM ET to help protect the planet.  Join a training on birddogging---the art and science of putting elected officials or candidates on the spot!  Sign up for a Climate Birddog Training at

52] – Progressive Maryland wants you to phone bank on Throwdown Thursday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 8 PM. Join every Thursday to call or text for one of the endorsed candidates! Register at

53] – Join a Pennsylvania Statewide Virtual Phone Bank, hosted by All in PA 2022.  On Thurs., Aug. 4 from 5 to 7 PM and Sat., Aug. 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM and 3 to 5 PM ET, join the phone bank. Sign up at Talk with voters about electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the ballot!  You'll need a computer, reliable internet service and a browser program, such as Firefox or Chrome. This will continue through September 1.

54] – 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. 4.

55] – RepresentUs [] believes on Thurs., Aug. 4 at 7 PM ET that you would be interested in protecting democracy.  Learn how to write a letter to protect free and secure elections. Sign up at

56] –Progressive Democrats of America [] on Thurs., Aug. 4 at 9 PM ET will celebrate big wins for Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush. Discuss the primaries. Sign up 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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