Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 15 - 20, 2023

45] Conversation about economic situation in Lebanon -- Feb. 15

46] Podcast on the death penalty -- Feb. 15

47] When is Trump to be indicted? -- Feb. 16

48] Brady Organizing Team training -- Feb. 16

49] Election Protection phone bank – Feb. 16, 17, 19 & 20

50] Biden's Ukraine Strategy -- Feb. 16

51] Cleaning up MD's renewable energy program -- Feb. 16

52] Meetup of the Northern Virginia Branch of DSA -- Feb. 16

53] Live with nuclear power? -- Feb. 16

54] Why is Alex Saab in jail? -- Feb. 16

55] Jewish-Islamic Dialogue -- Feb. 16


45] – James Zogby [] is telling us about a conversation on Wed., Feb. 15 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET with Lebanese Members of Parliament, Najat Saliba and Melhem Khalaf, and journalist and filmmaker Daizy Gedeon. This is part of the weekly Coffee and a Column discussion. SIGN UP at Discuss the four week long protest sit-in currently being conducted by newly elected members of the Lebanese parliament and the need for popular momentum and political action to challenge and change the dysfunctional Lebanese state. You can read Zogby's column, "Forcing Lebanon's Parliament to Act," at 

46] – Death Penalty Action Executive Director Abraham Bonowitz will be the featured guest on "Beyond the Walls," Ignite Justice's weekly Facebook Live podcast on Wed., Feb. 15 at 8 PM ET. Go to

47] – Public Citizen [] wants you to be ready on Thurs., Feb. 16 from 4 to 6 PM ET.   Trump could be indicted at any time for attempting to subvert the 2020 Election in Georgia and is also facing potential indictments by the Department of Justice and in New York.  Be ready to act if Trump is indicted and use this chance to push for justice for Trump and all of his allies in Congress and around the country. Get an update from CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen and DemCast USA Director of Partnerships and Outreach Jamie Carter.  There’s also an important election coming up next week on Tues., Feb. 21 in Wisconsin.  Voters are going to the polls in the nonpartisan primary for State Supreme Court.  Help boost voter turnout in Wisconsin and make sure everyone knows about this crucial election — and why it’s so important, even if they usually don’t vote in races like this. After the update on potential Trump indictments, call Black voters in Milwaukee with Andrea Miller, Founding Board Member of the Center for Common Ground.  RSVP at These calls will continue on Thursdays through April 27.

48] – On Thurs., Feb. 16 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

49] – On Thurs., Feb. 16 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Fri., Feb. 17 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun. Feb. 19 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., Feb. 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

50] – On Thurs., Feb. 16 at 4:30 PM ET, get with Inside Biden's Ukraine Strategy With Ambassador Victoria Nuland, hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  As the war in Ukraine nears its one-year anniversary, the coming months could prove decisive in a conflict that has become a war of attrition. The possibility of any negotiation in the near future appears dim as rumors spread of massive Russian and Ukrainian offensives. Kyiv and its Western partners are scrambling to bolster the Ukrainian military with tanks, air defense, and other capabilities. How does the Biden administration view the effectiveness and sustainability of its overall strategy? And how can Ukrainian and Western leaders persuade Putin that he is wrong to pin his hopes on simply outlasting his opponents? Join Aaron David Miller as he sits down in conversation with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to discuss these and other issues.  RSVP at 

51] – Food & Water Watch [] wants your help on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6 PM ET in cleaning up MD's renewable energy program! Governor Wes Moore has pledged to reach 100% renewable energy in Maryland by 2035, but the state currently allows many dirty energy options to count towards that goal. Learn about how ratepayers like you are funding trash incineration, poultry manure-to-energy, and even burning wood as part of the "renewable energy" program in Maryland:

52] – On Thurs., Feb. 16  at 6:30 PM ET, there is a Social Meetup of the Northern Virginia Branch of DSA at Quincy Hall, 4001 Fairfax Drive, Arlington 22203.  Email novabranch [at] mdcdsa [dot] org. QUINCY HALL is one BLOCK FROM the BALLSTON-MU METRO STOP OR four BLOCKS FROM VIRGINIA SQUARE-GMU METRO STOP. The Covid-19 vaccine plus latest booster is required for attendance. You do not need to be a DSA member to attend. Visit the website: Go to

53] – On Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6:30 PM ET, check out How We Have Come to Live with Nuclear Risks and Threats: Post-Fukushima Reflections on Transnational Nuclear History, sponsored by Stanford University. The speakers are Kyoto Sato, Stanford University; Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Pantheon-Sorbonne University; & Soraya Boudia, Universite Paris Cite. The talk will feature the 2022 volume, Living in a Nuclear World: From Fukushima to Hiroshima (Routledge), and its three co-editors, Bensaude-Vincent, Boudia & Sato. The book provides unique post-Fukushima reflections on nuclear history and politics from a long-term and transnational perspective, asking how nuclear technology has shaped the world we live in and how we have come to live with it and the peril it presents. A product of sustained, multi-year and interdisciplinary intellectual exchange among scholars on nuclear technology from different disciplinary (e.g., history, anthropology, STS, philosophy, nuclear sciences) and national (e.g., US, Japan, France) backgrounds, the volume tackles the global nuclear history backwards: how Fukushima shed new light on past efforts to spread and control nuclear technology. Sign up at

54] – On Thurs., Feb. 16 at 7 PM ET, join a National Lawyers Guild webinar on Alex Saab: Imprisonment, Sanctions and a Gag Order. Saab, the Venezuelan diplomat, is currently imprisoned in a U.S. federal detention center on charges that are directly related to defiance of the U.S. attempt to impose regime change on Venezuela through the use of illegitimate unilateral coercive measures. Recently, a delegation visited Saab in the Federal Detention Center in Miami. They will discuss the case of Alex Saab, his role as a political prisoner in the United States, the connection of the case to U.S. sanctions and the ongoing gag order silencing Saab and his attorneys. Read the full statement released by the delegation here:  Visit

55] – The next Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society virtual session entitled "Islam and Judaism in America”   is happening on Thurs., Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 PM ET.  JIDS Board Members Hamza Khan and Ira Weiss will lead an exploration of how Judaism and Islam have been affected by the USA, and how the USA has been affected by Judaism and Islam.  RSVP to  CCAN [] is holding an action member meetup: Climate Campaign Update on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 7 PM ET.  Talk about electrification, offshore wind, landfill methane and more.  ‌ RSVP at‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

To be continued.

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