Sunday, January 22, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 23 - 24, 2023

22] Get Money Out of Maryland – Jan. 23

23] The Doomsday Clock -- Jan. 24

24] Global Belly Laugh -- Jan.  24

25] Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention -- Jan. 24

26] The U.S. & the Holocaust -- Jan. 24

27] Russia out of Ukraine -- Jan. 24

28] Humane Lobby Day – Jan. 24

29] How to Avoid Nuclear Stand-Offs -- Jan. 24

30] Ambassador Orientation & Training – Jan. 24

31] Welcome the 118th Congress with Action -- Jan. 24

32] Election Protection forum – Jan. 24


22] – Charlie [] indicated that there will be a meeting about  working on Maryland legislation, the 13th Anniversary of Citizens United and Pres. Biden's executive authority to strengthen democracy on Mon., Jan. 23 at 7:30 PM ET. You can join the Get Money out of Maryland Teleconference by dialing 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or click on your device at

23] – The Peace Alliance [] is promoting on Tues., Jan. 24 at 1:24 PM ET Global Belly Laugh Bounce Around the World Day brought to you by the Global Belly Laugh. "Our sense of humor helps us cope with the mounting daily stress we all find in our lives today; it sustains the spirit of joy, aliveness and hope, even on our toughest days." Paul McGhee, Ph.D. Laughter Remedy. RSVP at Celebrate the Great Gift of Laughter by smiling, throwing your arms in the air and laughs out loud.

24] – The Doomsday Clock is a symbol that warns the public about existential risk. It is a metaphor, a reminder of the perils we must address if we are to survive on the planet. When the Doomsday clock was created in 1947, the greatest danger to humanity came from nuclear weapons, in particular from the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Over time the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists began incorporating other threats such as climate change and disruptive technologies. This year, the Bulletin’s Science and Security board is taking many factors into consideration in setting the Clock for 2023—from the horrific war in Ukraine to the worsening climate crisis to disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence to growing concerns around biosecurity. The threats that are considered when setting the Clock are grave, horrifying, and not for the faint of heart. So, mark your calendars for the 2023 Doomsday Clock announcement on January 24. Go to

25] – Miranda Cleland [] wants to invite you on Tues., Jan. 24 at noon ET to a sneak peek of Defense for Children International – Palestine’s forthcoming report "Arbitrary by Default: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention." This new report asserts that Palestinian children detained, arrested, tortured, and prosecuted by the Israeli military are done so arbitrarily, a violation of international law. Sign up at

26] – Merrill Zack, HIAS [] hopes you will be there on Tues., Jan. 24 at 4 PM ET for The U.S. and The Holocaust: A Discussion with Co-Director Sarah Botstein. The recently-released documentary series from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein asks the American people to examine their response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, join HIAS in exploring critical questions regarding the consequences of public indifference, bureaucratic red tape, and restrictive immigration laws in the United States then and now. Co-director and producer Sarah Botstein, historian and author Rebecca Erbelding join the HIAS Welcome Circle Liaison Marian Abernathy in conversation with HIAS Director of Clergy and Congregations Rabbi Sarah Bassin for this important discussion. RSVP at

27] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Jan. 24 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.

28] – Join the Humane Society of the United States [] on Tues., Jan. 24 at 5:30 PM ET for a virtual Humane Legislative Overview.  Humane Lobby Day, the biggest day of the year for animals and animal advocates in Maryland, is almost here!  It's your chance to learn about Maryland's policy agenda for the 2023 session and beyond. No prior lobbying experience is required. RSVP,5dPHr2oYoUaFRKUvzA8VyA,1IVs7YSexkWRs1IEtrtcDw,5XSQ54Sv40S5uZqFlR_FZQ,BjpLJR3ky02aKDkY0IBt1A,PwKfr_iDUkWILyPlMM1uAw?mode=read&tenantId=a119b0d7-37fa-4e79-8983-282454f153b3&fbclid=IwAR0UUXILtAAm_bwxKwgMS22QWpC5x15RRMFz-oLup8bid1vgkr4JVLHt6xM&skipauthstrap=1ed is your passion for helping animals.

29] – In These Times [] wants you to attend on Tues., Jan. 24 at 6 PM How to Avoid Nuclear Stand-Offs That Threaten the Entire World. Frida Berrigan, author of a new cover story, joins Indigo Olivier and Joshua Frank, author of Atomic Days, for a discussion on the Russia-Ukraine war and the urgent stakes of nuclear abolition. Organized in collaboration with Haymarket Books. You can watch live online at

30] – Claire Miller [] hopes you can attend an Ambassador Orientation & Training with the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights on Tues. January 24 at 7 PM on Zoom. If you are passionate about environmental health and securing a right to a healthful environment, RSVP at

31] –FCNL [] needs you on Tues., Jan. 24 at 8 PM ET for "Welcome the 118th Congress with Action." Join FCNL’s Advocacy staff to learn how you can build a relationship and effectively engage your members of Congress while they are home during the February congressional recess. RSVP ay

32] – SMART Elections is hosting an #ElectionProtection forum on Tues., Jan. 24 from 7 to 8 PM ET which is a vibrant, revealing forum that encourages dialogue on election security, disability issues, voting rights, and election reform. Discuss the problems with our elections & what's needed to improve them, all considered from perspectives across the political spectrum.  Find out about our upcoming forums:   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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