Sunday, July 16, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 17 - 18, 2023

21] Film Home is a Human Right – July 17

22] CCAN Power Hour – July 17

23] "Why is the US Losing the Middle East?"  – July 17

24] Election and Climate Protection Zoom – July 17

25] Trump’s legal charges in Georgia – July 17

26] Beautiful Resistance in Palestine July 17


21] – Susan Barnett [] indicates that on Mon., July 17 at 7 PM ET, Reel and Meal will present Home is a Human Right: A Series on Immigration.” 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. 

  This powerful film series will be shown along with a short Utopia Film Festival selection.  Conflict, climate change and poverty are creating a growing world crisis of enormous proportions. The current prediction is for a billion climate refugees within ten years.  Already the world situation is a disaster. This film and discussion event is brought to you by the Greenbelt Refugee Aid Committee. Discussion will be led by representatives with Greenbelt-based LSSNCA, the Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area.

 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 

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

22] – CCAN [] is doing a virtual Power Hour on Mon., July 17 at 7 PM ET. RSVP at  What got YOU to wake up to the threat of climate change and take ACTION? How can we get others motivated and organized to help us build our people-powered climate movement? To take on the big fights and win, CCAN is investing in volunteer leadership teams all across Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and beyond. Come help us to identify opportunities to take action on critical climate issues in your community. This Power Hour is a great opportunity to learn how CCAN is building support to address the climate crisis, how you can get involved, and what it means to become an Action Member. 

 In Maryland, CCAN Action Members and allies turned out in a big way to get Montgomery County and Howard County to pass legislation that requires new buildings to use all-electric hot water systems and space heating/cooling, rather than methane gas. Now Maryland Action Members are focusing on Baltimore County where a similar Electrify Everything initiative is gaining traction!

23] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting on Mon., July 17 at 7 PM ET a webinar: "Why is the US Losing the Middle East?"  This past year has seen a number of major developments in the Middle East which are hard to follow and interpret — and some even appear to be contradictory.  There was a China-facilitated rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The most reactionary government in Israel’s history has been elected, leading to internal crisis, stepped up murder of Palestinians, expansion of settlements, and continued Israeli intervention in the area. And in Yemen the Houthis and Saudis are attempting to negotiate an end to that devastating war.

  What is the meaning of these developments? What do they mean for the region? Will China replace the U.S. as the preeminent Middle East power? Is the U.S. on a collision course with its Arab allies? What are the implications for the U.S.-Israeli alliance? And what are the implications of this shifting landscape for the U.S. peace movement? What changes in the goals and strategies may be needed if we are to effectively support peace and build solidarity with the peoples of the Middle East? Joshua Landis and Trita Parsi will try to answer these questions. Register at masspeace-us/losing-mideast.

24] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join the Election and Climate Protection Zoom on Mon., July 17 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

25] – Join MoveOn's virtual Volunteer Network's Monthly Call on Mon., July 17 from 8 to 9 PM ET. This Call is a monthly gathering space for MoveOn's volunteers, members and those looking to get more deeply involved in its organizing work. These calls give all an opportunity to do a deep dive into campaigns, the political landscape, and build community with one another. If you know one another, all can fight for one another.

  On this month's call, hear from MoveOn campaign staff about legal charges coming down the pipeline in Georgia against former Pres. Trump and how it impacts the political landscape. Also talk about MoveOn’s Banned Bookmobile which is currently touring the country sharing books banned by Republicans lawmakers in multiple states. Sign up at The calls will also take place on Monday, Aug. 21 at 8 PM ET.

26] – On Tues., July 18 from 5 to 7 PM ET at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Sts. NW, WDC in the Langston Room, join the Friends of Alrowwad, attend Beautiful Resistance in Palestine: An Encounter with Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour, Founder & Director of Alrowwad Cultural Arts Society to learn about arts & educational programs for children and families, located in the Bethlehem, Palestine, Aida Refugee Camp.  Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour will present a slide show, and discuss programs which support the youth of Aida camp - which sits in the shadow of the separation wall in Bethlehem.  Visit Call Ann Wilcox at (202-441-3265).

To be continued.

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"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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