Sunday, December 18, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 19 - 20, 2022

18] A virtual rally to protect the vote – Dec. 19

19] Emergency Election Protection Coalition -- Dec.  19

20] "Fry Everything" Chanukah Party – Dec. 19

21] Film The Shadow of Gold -- Dec. 19

22] Crossings: Women across the DMZ – Dec. 19

23] AFRICOM out of Africa – Dec. 20

24] Russia out of Ukraine -- Dec. 20

25] Annual Homeless Memorial Vigil -- Dec. 20

26] Fight for Energy Democracy -- Dec.  20

27] Marxist Study Group – Dec. 20

28] Common Cause debrief – Dec. 20

29] Letter to the Editor Party – Dec. 20

30] What’s next for the climate movement? – Dec. 20


18] – On Mon., Dec. 19 from 1 to 4 PM ET, get with Our Freedoms, Our Vote January 6 Virtual Rally. This January 6 marks the second anniversary of the insurrection. January 6 was a dark day in America. 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. MAGA Republicans are already looking to 2024 for ways to overturn the will of voters. They are working 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.  We must protect our elections by protecting voters, election officials, and a free and fair process. RSVP at

19] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Dec. 19. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

20] – On Mon., Dec. 19 at 7 PM ET, Jews United for Justice Baltimore Action Team are hosting "Fry Everything" Chanukah Party at the Our Time Kitchen, 117 W. 24th St., Baltimore 21218.  A theme of the holiday is oil, so bring vegetables, potatoes, Oreos, and more (get creative!) which can be fried. Enjoy tasty treats, light the menorah, play dreidel, and take action together, all while staying warm by the fire pit of Our Time Kitchen's outdoor patio. RSVP at

21] – Susan Barnett [] indicates that on Mon., Dec. 19 at 7 PM ET Reel and Meal will present The Shadow of Gold, a film about the Gold Mining Industry.  Come to the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center), Greenbelt. Masks are encouraged. To attend virtually (on Zoom), register at A Plant-Based meal is encouraged to support a mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues.

  The New Deal Café serves a variety of plant-based meals.  Online attendees can order a meal for takeout at the Café. Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery also offers takeout Dodah’s Vegan Lasagna at the Deli Hot Bar. Order after 11 AM. 

  The Shadow of Gold, produced by Bullfrog Films, investigates how gold is extracted from the earth, from two sides of the industry: the mining companies that dig deep and lop off mountaintops, and some twenty million miners in the world's poorest nations, who extract gold by hand and often earn just enough to survive.  The discussion after screening will be led by Kurt Stand, a local activist for labor rights and democratic socialism. 

   The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group.  See the Reel and Meal Facebook page – or contact Lucy Duff at or 202-549-5574.  

22] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] hopes that you will watch on Mon., Dec. 19 at 7:30 PM Crossings: Women across the DMZ.  This is a dramatic account of the women-led global campaign to educate and advocate for a peace treaty! In Crossings, a group of international women peacemakers, (including renowned activists Gloria Steinem, Korean American Christine Ahn, Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Mairead Maguire, former Army Colonel Ann Wright, and Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin) sets out on a risky journey across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, calling for an end to a 70-year war that has divided the Korean peninsula and its people. The challenges the women face, the obstacles they overcome, and the solidarity and trust they build as they forge a path to peace with their Korean sisters, is an inspiring story of bridge building and collective action. This cinema vérité style film is framed with historic newsreels of the Korean War and punctuated with dramatic contemporary news coverage. Register at

23] – Join CODEPINK and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)-US Section for AFRICOM out of Africa, a webinar on the United States African Command (AFRICOM) and human rights in Africa on Tues., Dec. 20 at 2 PM ET. Register at  Hear from experts on Africa and AFRICOM. After an exchange of views and the insights discussion, explore what can be done to affect current conditions, increase feminist peacemaking and support the liberation of peoples on the continent of Africa.

24] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Dec. 20 from 4 to 5 PM ET 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. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

25] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Tues., Dec. 20 at 5 PM ET will attend the People for Fairness Coalition’s Annual Homeless Memorial Vigil starting at Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC and ending at Freedom Plaza, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. Email

26] – The Nuclear Information & Resource Service [] on Tues., Dec. 20 at 7 PM ET wants you to Take the Power Back: Fight for Energy Democracy and join this webinar.  Support Energy Democracy in America with NIRS. RSVP at ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ HIAS [] hopes you will join in on Tues., Dec. 20 at 7 PM ET for a Community Virtual Candle Lighting on the third night of Hanukkah. Gathering together for a moment of shared reflection, song, and light, hear from activists across the country who help make a difference for refugees in their communities. Get your menorah ready, and join to celebrate. RSVP at

27] – The Maryland CPUSA [] on Tues., Dec. 20 at 7 PM ET wants you to join the Marxist Study Group for a discussion of the film PRIDE.  Join the Zoom Meeting at Group will meet again on Tuesdays Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 at 7 PM. Download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system:

28] – Common Cause [] is doing an Election Debrief on Tues., Dec. 20 at 8 PM ET which will continue through June 28.  Join the Debrief with Common Cause's voting and elections experts. RSVP at The Common Cause team will share the latest updates from our largest-ever midterm mobilization, discuss the results and what they mean, and chart out a path for its campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

29] – Join a Letter to the Editor Party, hosted by Common Cause, on Tues., Dec. 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Write letters to local media outlets about issues facing our country, from voting rights to ending mass incarceration. For this letter to the editor party, we will be discussing Moore v. Harper and work to civically engage our communities on the importance of this case. This will continue through May 28. Sign up at You will be provided tools to quickly send a letter to all local news outlets.  

30] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] wants you to join a Welcome Call on Tues., Dec. 20 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET.  This is the best way to get to know what Sunrise Movement is all about, and you’ll meet young people from across the U.S. who care about the climate crisis as much as you do. Sign 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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