Sunday, May 21, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 22 & 24

22] The ICJ case on Climate Change – May 22

23] Environmental justice – May 22

24] South Korea’s Survival Strategy – May 22

25] Phone bank for Marcus Simon – May 22 & 24

26] Phone bank for Adele McClure – May 22 & 24

27] Election and Climate Protection Zoom – May 22

28] Report back from the Zaporizhzhia Protection Project – May 22

29] The Sacred Prayers of 22 Women of Mother Earth – May 22

30] National Organize-to-Win Call May 22


22] – UNFOLD ZERO [] organized a webinar on Mon., May 22 at 11 AM ET -- The ICJ case on Climate Change: How to influence the proceedings. On April 20, 2023, the International Court of Justice announced receipt of a request by the UN General Assembly to render an Advisory Opinion on the climate issue. The ICJ has sent an invitation to all UN member states to provide written comments (submissions) on the legal questions the Court will consider, notably:  What are the obligations of States under international law to ensure the protection of the climate system and other parts of the environment from anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases for States and for present and future generations; What are the legal consequences under these obligations for States where they, by their acts and omissions, have caused significant harm to the climate system and other parts of the environment, with respect to States, including, in particular, small island developing States, which due to their geographical circumstances and level of development, are injured or specially affected by or are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change?  Peoples and individuals of the present and future generations affected by the adverse effects of climate change? Register at

23] – The Maryland League of Conservation Voters [] on Mon., May 22 at noon ET is hosting a webinar Environmental Injustice: What is it and Why Should We Care? Register at This will be a wide-ranging conversation about environmental justice (and injustice). The panelists will discuss the need to clearly define at-risk communities; examples of environmental (in)justice issues in Maryland and Anne Arundel County; how these issues are being addressed in local and state governments; and current bills and legislation addressing environmental injustice issues. The presentation will include a question and answer session.

24] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] on Mon., May 22 from 3:30 to 5 PM ET is doing a Book Launch: South Korea’s Survival Strategy – Nakyon Lee’s Initiative. Lee is a former prime minister of South Korea.  The event is an In-person event at George Washington University, Elliott School for International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC in the Lindner Family Commons, Room 602. RSVP at

25] – On Mon., May 22 & Wed., May 24 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

26] – On Mon., May 22 & Wed., May 24 from 5 to 7 PM ET, join a virtual phone bank for Adele McClure for Delegate in Virginia.  Sign up at Through the lens of her community activism and her many lived experiences, Adele has worked with advocates and members of the Virginia General Assembly to draft, pass, and implement legislation that breaks down systemic barriers, expands human rights, and improves access to services for people in Arlington and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Adele’s lived experiences combined with her policy expertise and experience in the state legislative and executive branches make Adele ready to hit the ground running on the first day. Already running in the election for over a year now, Adele has met some amazing folks doing some dials - and we hope you are able to help however you can! Join us for a virtual phone-bank and help us share Adele's plans for the newly redrawn 2nd house district. Learn more about Adele's historic campaign at The phone bank will conclude on Mon., June 19 at 7 PM ET.

27] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join the Election and Climate Protection Zoom on Mon., May 22 at 5 PM ET.  There are attacks on our democracy, and climate chaos threatens us. Since its founding in 2004, PDA has mobilized for open, clean, and fair elections and for stopping global warming. Register at

28] -- Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting on Mon., May 22 at 7 PM a Report back from the Zaporizhzhia Protection Project.  Claire Schaeffer-Duffy will talk about her trip to Ukraine.  Register at  In April, Claire traveled to Ukraine with a small, exploratory team for the Zaporizhzhia Protection Project (ZPP). This innovative peace initiative tried to engage unarmed civilians in the protection of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. The facility sits on the frontlines of the Ukrainian war, and its shelling has been source of international concern. For months, Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has sought to establish a no-fire zone around the facility. 

As Ukrainian and Russian troops geared up for a spring offensive, the ZPP team met with Ukrainian civilians to ask them about non-military means for protecting the power plant and preventing a regional catastrophe. Claire is a member of the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker in Worcester, MA. Besides being a freelance journalist, she is a program director for the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.

29] –It started on January 22 and will continue on the 22nd of every month of 2023, 22 women will be invited to offer prayers in the Global Fire Ceremony Zoom Room from 8:30 to 10: 30 PM ET.  Visit The Sacred Prayers of 22 Women of Mother Earth focuses on praying for Unifying Our Human Family, Ending War, and Beginning Peace by 2030. These Sacred prayers of 22 Women of Mother Earth began on March 22, 2016, on World Water Day and were led by Grandmother Mona Polacca.

30] -- Our Revolution [] wants you to join the LIVE National Organize-to-Win Call on Mon., May 22 at 8:30 PM ET with Minnesota AG Keith Ellison on his new book, “Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence.” Also hear from Aaron Regunberg running for Congress (RI-1) and Jovanka Beckles, a candidate for CA Senate.  A special guest will be Our Revolution Howard County MD Co-Chair Jake Burdett who was assaulted on Capitol Hill by GOP Congressperson Clay Higgins! 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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