Monday, June 19, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 20 - 21, 2023

31] Lebanon Conversation – June 20

32] Watch the Battleship Potemkin – June 20

33] Virginia Primaries Watch PartyJune 20

34] Take action for youth and racial justiceJune 20

35] The Sudan Crisis – June 20

36] Making War Invisible – June 20

37] Micro-plastics: Impacts on your health and environment – June 21

38] Sustainability Open House – June 21


31] – James Zogby [] is inviting you to join him on Tues., June 20 from 5:30 PM ET for a Lebanon Conversation with Ambassador Ed Gabriel, President and CEO of the American Task Force for Lebanon, and Paul Salem, the President and CEO of the Middle East Institute. They will provide an update on the situation in Lebanon and discuss if there is anything the US is doing and can do for Lebanon. Register at  After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the meeting.

32] – Maryland CPUSA [] announced that on Tues., June 20 at 7 PM ET there will be a Battleship Potemkin-Marxist Study Group. Watch TOGETHER, and then discuss the classic film, Battleship Potemkin. You will be given the link to the film at the meeting. This award-winning 1925 film by Sergei Eisenstein, called "the cinema's first modernist, is based on the mutiny and uprising that helped inspire the 1905 Russian Revolution.  You will get some background before watching the film.

The Baltimore CPUSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting: meeting ID is 835 7940 5063 with a passcode: 403829.

33] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Tues., June 20 from 7 to 10 PM ET indicates that the Northern Virginia DSA will hold a Virginia Primaries Watch Party.  RSVP at  Be at the Ballston Metro, 4230 Fairfax Drive, Arlington 22201.  Then more details will be released about the site. There will be food, drinks, and more - hang out, socialize with comrades, and watch news coverage as polls close.

34] – Jews United for Justice [] are gathering on Tues., June 20 at 7:30 PM ET to take action for youth and racial justice. This past legislative session, there were some historic wins. At the same time, one key bill that did not pass was the Youth Equity & Safety (YES) Act, which would have ended the practice of automatically charging and holding children in adult court, jails, and prisons. Here in Maryland, four out of five kids charged in adult court are Black, and the state sends more young people per capita to adult court than any other besides Alabama. Here is a chance to strategize how to pass the YES Act next year.  Join the Zoom meeting:

35] – Action Corps [] is holding a briefing on Tues., June 20 at 8 PM ET about the Sudan Crisis & Next Steps. This virtual briefing will address the devastating outbreak of fighting and its impact on the Sudanese population and how to take action. Register at  This event brings together concerned activists and experts to raise awareness, foster dialogue, and inspire collective action towards addressing this pressing humanitarian crisis.

36] – A discussion on Making War Invisible will happen on online on Tues., June 20 at 8 PM ET. Author and organizer Norman Solomon will share excerpts from his newly released book: “War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine.” And Iraq War veteran Matthew Hoh will explain the Eisenhower Media Network.  Join the Zoom meeting at The meeting ID is 854 4948 1333. Solomon lays much of the blame for decades of carnage–from Iraq to Afghanistan to Yemen to Somalia–at the door of the media: ABC, NBC, CBS, the cable news networks, the New York Times and Washington Post.  He notes that the Pentagon has yet to pass an audit. He urges you to trace the roots of the Congressional Military Media Complex to better understand how best to challenge the war machine.

 Hoh, Associate Director of the Eisenhower Media Network (ESM), will share the genesis and projects undertaken by this organization of former military, intelligence and State Department officials to make war visible. The ESM recently ran a full-page letter in the New York Times, “Let the US Be a Force for Peace in the World,” and it was classic misinformation.  For example, the letter called Henry Kissinger, responsible for the death of millions, a "venerable diplomat."  It makes no mention of Putin's threat to use nuclear weapons. A disabled Iraq War Veteran, Hoh will share his personal journey from a member of the military to anti-war activism. Visit

37] – Food & Water Watch [] is hosting a virtual event on Wed., June 21 at 3 PM ET Micro-plastics: Impacts on your health and environment. Register at The SPECIAL GUEST is Matt Simon, journalist and author of A Poison like No Other: How Micro-plastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies.

38] – The Energy Justice Network wants you to know on Wed., June 21 at 4:30 PM ET that there is a Sustainability Open House at the Earl C. Graves School of Business and Management, 4200 Hillen Road, Baltimore 21218.  This year's theme is Education and Careers in Sustainability. There’ll be exhibits, speakers, and activities for all ages. Register 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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