Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 14 - 17, 2022

37] Hearing on corporate attack on Greenpeace – Sept. 14

38] Support rally for Greenpeace Sept. 14

39] Phone bank for Brooke – Sept. 14 – 17

40] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sept. 14 – 17

41] Knock on doors for Democrats – Sept. 14 - 17

42] Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Sept. 14

43] Militarizing the Sky – Sept. 14

44] Support the bike trail Sept. 14

45] The Press and Palestine – Sept. 14

46] Americans for Financial Reform – Sept. 14

47] Fight Election Disinformation Call – Sept. 14

48] Our Revolution phone bank – Sept. 14

49] Swing Left – Sept. 14

50] Our Revolution Howard County - chapter meeting – Sep. 14

51] Bachelor’s in Bombmaking Sept. 14


37] – Greenpeace USA [] is being sued by multiple companies — including the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline — which are collectively seeking more than $400 million in total damages. It’s a genuine threat to Greenpeace’s existence. Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPP) are a major threat to our democracy and freedom of speech. Note, however, on Wed., Sept. 14 at 10 AM ET, Rep. Jamie Raskin will hold the first-ever congressional hearing about the dangers of SLAPPs, and a representative from Greenpeace will be testifying.  The entire hearing will be livestreamed online at

38] – If you’re located in the Washington, D.C. area, join Greenpeace USA on the National Mall at 12th St. NW between Jefferson Drive and Madison Drive for an in-person hearing watch party. RSVP at

39] – On Wed., Sept. 14 through Sat., Sept. 17 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at

40] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke 2Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Mon., Sept. 11 through Sat., Sept 17.  The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8 PM ET. 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. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. Register at

41] – Baltimore City - Knock on doors with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party through Fri., Sept. 30.  Meet at 415 N. Howard St., Suite G-1, Baltimore 21201.  Knock on doors and talk to our neighbors this weekend to make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of the democratic slate. The canvassing shifts are on Wed., Sept. 14, Thurs., Sept. 15, Fri., Sept. 16 and Sat., Sept. 17 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at

42] --Robert Weissman, Public Citizen [] wants you to listen in on a conversation on Wed., Sept. 14 at I1 AM ET with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra. Sign up at

43] – Just Peace Advocates [] are doing a webinar on Wed., Sept. 14 at 1 PM ET -- "Militarizing the Sky: Opposing Canada’s Armed Drone Purchase." Register at Visit Hear from a panel on Canada's proposed $5 B armed drone purchase. The Canadian military is currently picking a contender for up to 5 billion CAD worth of armed drones. Join to learn more from experts in the field and speak out against the government's attempt to purchase and deploy a fleet of armed drones under our noses.

44] – Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] wants you to support a Wolfe/Washington Bikeway! One way to support this bike trail is to show up on Wed., Sept. 14 from 1 to 2:30 PM for an online public workshop session or in person on Thurs., Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 PM ET at Humanim, 1701 N. Gay St., Baltimore 21213. At these workshops, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed Wolfe/Washington bike facility. Visit

45] – On Sept. 14 at 1 PM ET, hear about the Press and Palestine: The Bad, the Ugly...and a Shift? Register at For decades, we have seen an extreme Israeli/Zionist bias in press coverage of Israel/Palestine. Israeli hasbara (propaganda) has been the nearly universal message in mainstream media. How has that been accomplished so effectively? In what ways does the press present a dishonest and unjust depiction of Israeli oppression and Palestinian resistance? In recent years, we are beginning to see occasional positive changes, where Palestinian perspectives and voices are heard and Israel's crimes are more honestly reported. Where are we seeing these shifting norms and how widespread are they? What factors may have contributed to changes in coverage of Israel/Palestine?  What can we do, as individuals and as a movement, to achieve more honest and justice-oriented media coverage of Israeli colonialism and apartheid and the Palestinian people's liberation struggle?

46] – Americans for Financial Reform [] are holding a virtual briefing on Wed., Sept. 14 at 5 PM ET.  There is a briefing on NEW Private Equity Climate Risks Scorecard designed to expose the worst of the worst private equity firms backing fossil fuels. RSVP at

47] – On Wed., Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET, Indivisible will be joined by Dan Pfeiffer (host of Pod Save America and author of Battling the Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook and the MAGA Media are Destroying America) to talk about how lies around voting and elections provide the pathway for bad actors to obtain unearned power. You will be told what states, people, and campaigns are most vulnerable and how we can and must disrupt voting-related disinformation. When lies are on the ballot, we have both a moral and an existential responsibility to stop them from winning. If we do not fight back now, America’s faith in its democracy will face irreparable harm. Join in the Truth Brigade Fight Election Disinformation Call to learn how:

48]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

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49] – On Wed., Sept. 14 & 28 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, join Swing Left for an August Catonsville in-person letter writing to voters. RSVP at  This event’s address is private. This event is ONLY for in-person letter writing attendees. There is a separate zoom event for a monthly status update and letter writing on your own. Start the in-person evening with a 10-15 minute status update that will also be on the other zoom event. Then dive into letter writing. The letters will be printed. You bring a blue pen, 20 envelopes, and 20 first class stamps.

50] – On Wed., Sept. 14 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, attend an Our Revolution Howard County - chapter meeting.  This is a hybrid meeting you can attend either in-person or on Zoom.  To attend in person, come to the Central Library - Collage Conference Room, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia 21044. The regular monthly meeting is on the second Wednesday of each month. Recap the accomplishments over the past month and discuss the many upcoming actions you can take, particularly Get Out the Vote. September's meeting will also feature Ted Stewart of the Police Accountability Task Force. Visit

51] – Tune in to A Bachelor’s in Bombmaking: The Military Industrial Complex’s Incredible Reach into College Campuses on Wed., Sept. 14 at 8 PM ET. Military companies recruit and groom students as prospective employees, fund popular programs, award research grants for various aspects of war making, position allies in powerful positions such as boards of trustees, and often take a large portion of investment portfolios. The webinar will feature Indigo Olivier, reporter-researcher at The New Republic, and Nick Rabb, PhD candidate at Tufts.  This event is sponsored by the War Industry Resisters Network. Register 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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