Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 17, 2023

37] Knowing the NAKBA – May 17

38] ERA Coalition fireside chat – May 17

39] Protect science from politics – May 17

40] Phone bank for Marcus Simon – May 17

41] Rally with Sofitel workers – May 17

42] Defund the Police Department -- May 17

43] Superwomen Wednesday – May 17

44] We don’t buy it. – May 17

45] Department of Peacebuilding call – May 17


37] – UMKR [info@kairosresponse.org] is inviting you to KNOWING THE NAKBA: The Ethnic cleansing of Palestine🇵🇸 for the Creation of Israel on Wed., May 17 at 1 PM ET.  The Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948 has been called the poisonous root of all that has plagued the Holy Land since that time.  Hear from two remarkable sources of experts, with personal and historical knowledge of this pivotal event of the 20th century: ILAN PAPPE, the world-renowned author, and Samia Khoury, a survivor of the Nakba. REGISTER at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfuuhrjMoHdck7RAYZqx2LronCh8bHLJA#/registration.

38] – The ERA Coalition [info@eracoalition.org] is holding a fireside chat with the CEO of Nia Impact Capital on how to invest in equality on Wed., May 17 at 3 PM ET. Leave behind a more equal world for our children, grandchildren, and all the young people in our lives. But how do we do that?  It starts with supporting causes you believe in, like the ERA Coalition. And you can continue that work by investing based on your values! Want to learn a little more?  ERA Coalition President and CEO Zakiya Thomas will talk with Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO of Nia Impact Capital about the issues around gender equality. You'll hear about the history of this movement and leave knowing what we can each do to invest for equality. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investing-in-equality-actions-we-can-take-for-an-equal-future-tickets-617753496337?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=31b31792-b0c2-43d1-ad30-cb52de43088d.

39] – The Union of Concerned Scientists [action@ucsusa.org] is doing a webinar on Wed., May 17 at 5 PM ET --How to protect science from politics.  Register at https://secure.ucsusa.org/a/2023-05-17-si-intro-briefing?contactdata=sflEiOrUU38bjqzEqCxJFyrxdvZQ2tEIo7oSUdlXeNiCgckh1AlUGAuUVrDDzEHZ9tUCAqnpPnrs4n1q2VReQRx8rl%2fBoLdcWhGbILmx9FCLNXUz%2by327JlZz5Tfsxi8p1nvwnNdf9Qei4C37YGxCnyoMhWmi0gWIIob1kQ7WKY1BQRxdBzg7PUVLd%2fCp2o4Et6odtABjDuWguVNFyIRqKOgLq8PJt%2fX%2bGa4KJJajIZ8vdyQRzIJuRxyzFkXPchhN%2fVgKejaVT%2fmLWJvadPsjA%3d%3d&utm_campaign=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&emci=25e03687-fde5-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&emdi=55b6911c-06e6-ed11-8e8b-00224832eb73&ceid=1507036.  Join UCS experts to learn about scientific integrity and how you can help protect federal science from political manipulation.

40] – On Wed., May 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 ET, join a virtual phone bank hosted by the Friends of Marcus Simon.  Simon is running for the House of Delegates in Virginia.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/554753/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type.

41] – The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] wants you to know about the Rally with organizing Sofitel workers on Wed., March 17 at 5 PM ET. Join Sofitel hotel workers and UNITE HERE President D. Taylor for a rally at 806 15th St. NW, WDC. Workers at Sofitel — managed by France-based Accor, one of the largest hotel companies in the world — are organizing for good jobs, safety and respect. In response, the hotel has embarked on a scorched-earth union-busting campaign, holding mandatory anti-union meetings and threatening to change the schedule of an employee who is leading the organizing effort. The Biden State Department has spent more than $1.3 million on Sofitel hotels around the world, and the DC Sofitel regularly hosts political VIPs at its restaurant — yet Sofitel workers have to maintain three jobs to support themselves. Rally with the workers to tell Sofitel, Accor and the Biden administration: Sofitel workers deserve a union! Go to https://mdcdsa.org/chapterupdate/23-05-12/.

42] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] wants you to fill out a Northern Virginia DSA Defund the Police Department Interest Survey. Get involved on May 17, and meet every other Wednesday at 7 PM ET for a Working Group Meeting. To fill out a survey, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEcShQX51IL2Z1sNff7bqiYz68vAtPjUxpTuIrfvAK8iBDqA/viewform?link_id=1&can_id=3fcd7916f2ff367c3b859d45270fd1d5&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-80&email_referrer=email_1819087&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events&link_id=6&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1908270&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events.

43] – On Wed., May 17 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with Superwomen Wednesday hosted by Supermajority.  RSVP to get Zoom info at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/547542/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual. Learn about the harms of the American cash bail system and how they specifically harm women and femmes. This event will continue from 7 to 8 PM ET on June 7 & Jun 21.

44] Jewish Voice for Peace [info@jewishvoiceforpeace.org] believes it is time to boycott funders of the ongoing Nakba. Millions in private U.S. dollars fund illegal Israel settlements, settler violence, and the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes — all evidence of the ongoing Nakba. It’s time we stop it. Join in for one of two upcoming info sessions to learn about this exciting new campaign. On Wed., May 17 at 8 PM ET, go to https://jvp-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcO6sqzsqG9za7rmF1U_IhOzMU_dLTvNA?emci=2ad92baf-3af0-ed11-907c-00224832eb73&emdi=fbb59244-cdf0-ed11-907c-00224832eb73&ceid=237778#/registration. On Thurs., May 18 at 9 PM ET, RSVP at jvp.org/CampaignIntroThurs.

JVP is launching “We Don’t Buy It,” a new national consumer boycott campaign aimed at cutting off the flow of money into Israeli settler organizations. The campaign will focus on products and businesses owned by the Florida-based Falic family, one of the biggest private U.S. funders of Israeli settler colonialism and Palestinian dispossession. The Falic Family receives an award in New York City for their financial and political support for settler organizations, as well as their wine production on stolen Palestinian land in one of the largest settlement clusters in the West Bank. 

45] – Join a Department of Peacebuilding Campaign Call on Wed., May 17 at 8 PM ET by going to https://zoom.us/j/464735321#success.  The meeting ID is 464 735 321. Dial by your location: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) or +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC). The monthly Department of Peacebuilding Campaign call is an opportunity to learn about current activities and lobbying for the campaign along with what you can do to help. Go to https://peacealliance.org/calendar/ or call 202-684-2553 or email nancy@peacealliance.org.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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