Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 2 - 7, 2023

47] Conscientious Objection in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine -- March 2

48] Support One Fair Wage March 2

49] Community Engagement Journalism -- March 2

50] Helping refugees in Ukraine – March 2

51] Indict Trump -- March 2

52] Brady Organizing Team -- March 2

53] Election Protection phone bank – March 2, 4, 5 & 7

54] Lower Shore Progressive Caucus meeting -- March 2

55] Coming war with China? March 2

56] Wartime Nuclear Escalation Risk -- March 2


47] – On Thurs., March 2 at 8 AM ET, check out Conscientious Objection in Times of War: Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. The webinar series “Conscientious objection to military service in times of war” continues with a focus on the war in Ukraine. This webinar will host peace campaigners reporting live from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The war has raged for a year, yet calls for negotiations and cease-fires remain unheard. Meanwhile, CO’s provide hope for peace as hundreds of thousands of people on all sides have refused to participate in this war. Hear from Elena Popovka (Movement of Conscientious Objectors, Russia); Olga Karatch (Our House, Belarus); and Yurii Sheliazhenko (Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, Ukraine). Register at  It is hosted by the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and others.

48] – Our Revolution Maryland is holding a Lobby Day in support of Senator Arthur Ellis's One Fair Wage bill on Thurs., March 2 at 1 PM ET. RSVP at If you would like to testify in support of or in opposition to any legislation, you must first sign up online at MyMGA. To access MyMGA, click on the link and then on the square in the top right of the page with MY MGA in white. If you haven't yet registered, the link is at  The bills Our Revolution has highlighted are listed at

49] – PEN America [] wants you to know about Community Engagement Journalism on Thurs., March 2 at 2 PM ET. Tune in virtually to Community Engagement Journalism: Exploring What it Means in the Newsroom & in the Field. Learn more about how community engagement journalists help newsrooms better understand and locate information voids–spaces that are also vulnerable to disinformation–and fill them. Register

50] – Catholic sisters have been helping refugees in Ukraine since Russia invaded last February. Hear more about their extraordinary efforts to aid refugees in a variety of ways in this Witness & Grace Conversation with Srs. Lucia Murashko and Emanujila Oksana Vishka of the Order of St. Basil the Great, and Chris Herlinger, Global Sisters Report's international correspondent, who just returned from a reporting trip to Ukraine and Poland. On Thurs., March 2 at 3 PM ET. Register at

51] – Public Citizen [] wants you to be ready on Thurs., March 2 from 4 to 5 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.   RSVP at These calls will continue on Thursdays through April 27.

52] – On Thurs., March 2 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.

53] – On Thurs. March 2 from 5 to 7 PM, Sat., March 4 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., March 5 from 6 to 8 PM and on Tues., March 7 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.

54] – Jared Schablein [] indicates that the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus will meet on Thurs., March 2 at 6:30 PM ET. Sign up at  Welcome LSPC members and representatives of Salisbury PFlag, Dr. Nicole Hollywood and Rosie Bean, to discuss issues affecting the LGBTQ community, how some legislators are leading these attacks, and how we can fight back against these hateful efforts.  With the far-right attacking LGBTQ rights across the country, attending this meeting is crucial because the same radical movement that wants to ban books, take away rights, and target marginalized communities is trying to form in this community as we speak. 

55] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] on Thurs., March 2 at 7 PM ET is hosting the "Coming War with China" with Michael Klare. The US will not go to war with China, but the webinar should be worthwhile.  Register at

  Klare will talk about the sources of US-China tensions, the dangers of the current approach the US government is taking, and how grassroots peace groups can address this issue. A Q&A session will take place following the speaker's remarks.   Klare is professor emeritus of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C., and military correspondent of The Nation magazine.

56] – On Thurs., March 2 at 8 PM ET, check out a virtual event Assessing the Role of Emerging Technologies in Wartime Nuclear Escalation Risk, hosted by Stanford University with Caitlin Talmadge from Georgetown University. Sign up at What effects will emerging technologies such as cyber, hypersonic strike, artificial intelligence, and remote sensing have on nuclear stability in wartime? It is hard to know, because studying the effect of new technology on the propensity for nuclear war amounts to examining the impact of something that does not yet exist on the likelihood of something that almost never happens. This presentation, based on work in progress, will offer a research strategy for addressing these twin methodological difficulties.

 Talmadge is Associate Professor of Security Studies in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, as well as Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, and Research Affiliate in the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work examines nuclear deterrence and escalation, civil-military relations, military strategy and operations, and defense policy, with a particular focus on security issues in Asia and the Persian Gulf. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Dictator's Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes (Cornell University Press, 2015).

To be continued.

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