Sunday, June 18, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 19 - 20, 2023

22] Film This Changes Everything – June 19

23] The Golden Rule, peace boat – June 19

24] Student Debt Relief – June 20

25] No Way to Treat a Child – June 20

26] Back from the Brink – June 20

27] Protect Broadband Access June 20

28] World Refugee Day – June 20

29] Mobile Bike Shop – June 20

30] Russia out of Ukraine – June 20


22] – Susan Barnett [] indicates that on Mon., June 19 at 7 PM ET, Reel and Meal will present  This Changes Everything,” a documentary based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein. Reel and Meal is asking that you arrive or log-in by 6:45 PM. Come to the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center), Greenbelt. Masks are encouraged. To attend virtually (on Zoom), register at The 2015 documentary which looks at how Climate Change is the prime global existential threat and how our response can be a unifying force for something better. The film is composed of footage shot in five continents, including Montana’s Powder River Basin, the Alberta Tar Sands, and the coast of South India, the heart of Beijing and beyond. A discussion will follow the screening. 

A Plant-Based meal is encouraged to support a mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues.  The New Deal Café serves a variety of plant-based meals.  Online attendees can order a meal for takeout at the Café. Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery also offers takeout Dodah’s Vegan Lasagna at the Deli Hot Bar. Order after 11 AM. 

  Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe is a monthly film and discussion series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by the Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George's County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch. For more information on the series, see the Reel and Meal Facebook page –

23] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to tune in on Mon., June 19 at 7 PM ET to the Golden Rule Peace Boat: Exploring its Significance. Register to receive the code: There will be a screening of "Making Waves," a 25 minute documentary about the Golden Rule.  Also hear from Helen Jaccard and Gerry Condon, Golden Rule crew member and project manager.

The 39-foot historic sailboat Golden Rule is sailing the coast of New England during June to alert us to the need for a world without nuclear weapons. In 1958, an intrepid crew of Quaker peace activists sailed the Golden Rule to the South Pacific, to try to “get in the way” of massive nuclear tests the U.S. was planning there. They were arrested in Honolulu, but they left a lasting legacy. Now, a new crew from Veterans for Peace is using this historic ship to campaign against the madness of nuclear weapons.  It will be in Boston Harbor until June 21. 

24] -- The Hip Hop Caucus [] wants you to join in Tues., June 20 at noon at the White House in a struggle for economic justice. Raise your voice for student debt relief!

25] -- Miranda Cleland [] wants you to join the No Way to Treat a Child campaign for a webinar on Tues., June 20 at noon ET. This webinar will focus on advocacy efforts around the world, in particular the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States, defending and promoting Palestinian children's rights. Hear how you can get involved no matter where in the world you live. Sign up for the webinar at  Also hear the key findings and important data published in Defense for Children International - Palestine's new report, "Arbitrary by Default: Palestinian Children in the Israeli Military Court System."

26] -- Back from the Brink [] is holding a local organizing meetup on Tues., June 20 at 1 PM ET.  Some experts from ReThink Media will help explore strategies for local media opportunities in conjunction with the Oppenheimer film. RSVP at The meetups are monthly Zoom meetings for folks who are actively working on Back from the Brink and disarmament efforts within their communities. The focus is on specific near-term initiatives and opportunities, including congressional legislation, advancing local and state Back from the Brink resolutions, and other community-based advocacy and organizing.

27] – Protect Broadband Access []needs your help to protect Internet access for millions of people. That’s because if we don’t act quickly, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which helps low-income households afford home Internet is under serious threat of being defunded.  RSVP at On Tuesday, June 20th at 4 PM ET, call your representatives phone bank and demand that Congress saves the ACP and funds the program to keep 18 million people connected to the Internet.

28] – The Interfaith Immigration Coalition [] is celebrating on Tues., June 20 at 4 PM ET World Refugee Day.  This is an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate our siblings around the world who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution. It is also a time to take collective action in support of refugees and asylum seekers, including those who have resettled in the U.S, those who are seeking protection at the border, and those who remain overseas.  To attend a virtual Faith Vigil, RSVP at

29] -- Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] wants you to know about a Mobile Bike Shop on Tues., June 20 from 4 to 7 PM ET at Lake Montebello.  RSVP at  

30] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., June 20 from 4:30 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.

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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