Thursday, July 20, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 20, 2023

47] Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline July 20

48] Act against the death penalty July 20

49] Cohousing Q & A July 20

50] US-Israel special relationship – July 20

51] Impact of Crimes on Immigration Status July 20

52] Leaflet at screenings of OPPENHEIMER – July 20

53] Social housing – July 20

54] Electrifying Maryland – July 20

55] Violation of Human Rights in Peru – July 20

56] Trump’s Indictments – July 20

57] Masters of Space – July 20


47] – Beyond Extreme Energy [] wants to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  On Thurs., July 20 from 7 to 9 AM, hold banners outside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 1st St. NE, WDC. At noon there will be a press conference at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, WDC.  Join Maury Johnson and Roberta Bondurant, years-long leaders in the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and other climate justice activists to demand that FERC and PHMSA immediately stop any further MVP construction work in West Virginia or Virginia. The 42 inch in diameter MVP pipe segments they want to put in the ground have been outside exposed to the sun, rain, wind, snow, flooding and standing water for many years, as long as six years. This is true even though experts, and even MVP top officials, have publicly stated that if they are left outside for more than a year, or even six months, the protective coating on them can corrode and they become more likely to leak or explode. Corrosion in a pipeline is extremely dangerous, leading to catastrophic explosions and death. Indeed, corrosion problems are the second greatest cause of pipeline failures.  Email, or call 973-460-1458. Go to

48] – Death Penalty Action [] wants you to know about TWO upcoming executions.  And the group indicated that there will be an anti-death penalty demonstration in Charlottesville, VA on Thurs., July 20 at 9:30 AM ET. Gather outside the Albemarle Office Bldg., corner at McIntire St. and Preston Ave.

Join the VIRTUAL VIGILS.  The first is in OKLAHOMA at 10 AM ET on Thurs., July 20.  Join the vigil at The second is in ALABAMA at 6 PM ET on Thurs., July 20. Join this vigil at

49] – The Cohousing Association of the US <> is inviting you on Thurs., July 20 at noon ET to its first Senior Cohousing Q&A. This is a monthly free event always on the 20th.  Learn more at If you have any questions about how to register for an event or set up your Cohousing Institute account please reach out to Want to learn more about what it's like to build, join, and participate in cohousing as you age? The Senior Cohousing Advocates Committee will be facilitating an informal conversation for those interested in senior cohousing and/or senior living in intergenerational cohousing.  

50] – American Muslims for Palestine [] is holding a webinar on Thurs., July 20 at 2 PM ET -- “The U.S.-Israel Special Relationship: A Strategic & Moral Liability.”  The next installment of the "Palestine in Session" webinar series will focus on the negative impact of the U.S.-Israel “special relationship.” The Palestinians have endured 75 years of Al-Nakba (Catastrophe), and for decades Israel’s apartheid regime has been maintained by U.S. support, whether by economic, political, military, or diplomatic means. The roots of the US.-Israel relationship developed over decades.  RSVP at

51] – The Immigration Justice Campaign [] is hosting “The Impact of Crimes on Immigration Status” on Thurs., July 20 at 2 PM ET. Register at

52] – On Thursday, July 20, Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, members of Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland will be leafletting outside theatres in Baltimore screening Christopher Nolan’s film, Oppenheimer! Oppenheimer tells the story of the birth of the atomic age. The film will illustrate the history of harm imposed by nuclear weapons, the policies that drive their purpose, and the implications of their use.

While leafletting will take around the country and in Frederick and Germantown, this will focus on three theatres in Baltimore.  For example, Max and Janice will be at the Senator [showings at 5 and 9 PM] at 4 PM and after the screening at 8:30 PM.  Email mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net to join them. Meredith and Josh will be at the Charles [showings 3:35 & 7:35 PM] around 6:30 PM.  Dick and Mary will also be there. Email Farquhar.cindy7 at Gmail dot com. Stan and Gwen will be at the Rotunda [showings 5 & 8:45 PM] before the 5 PM screening.  Email bikenotbomb at Gmail dot com. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 for future dates and times: mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot com or 410-323-1607.

53] –The Metro DC DSA [] is holding a Socialist Night School on Social Housing on Thurs., July 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. This is a hybrid event held at the Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC 20001 and online. The Night School will feature MDC DSA-endorsed DC Ward 5 Councilmember Zachary Parker, Empower DC’s Parisa Norouzi and Tenants Together’s Shanti Singh. The Night School will cover the housing problem in the DC area, why public housing is an essential policy to address it, how public housing has helped working people live in cities such as Vienna, what the Green New Deal for DC campaign is all about and how to get involved in the fight in DC, Montgomery County and beyond. This hybrid event is open to both DSA Members and supporters. RSVP at

54] –The CCAN Action Fund [] is inviting you on Thurs, July 20 at 7 PM ET for Beat the heat by Electrifying Maryland! RSVP for Zoom info.  ‌ Address the climate crisis, and start by going all electric. It starts right here in Maryland, where great progress is being made by transitioning buildings from dirty fossil fuels to clean, and renewable electricity. See what's happening and how you can help!  Hear from Baltimore County Councilmember Izzy Patoka.

55] – Alliance for Global Justice [] is hosting a webinar on Thurs., July 20 at 7 PM ET -- A President behind Bars. Racism, Classism, & the Violation of Human Rights in Peru. Register at

56] – Public Citizen [] will discuss the indictments of Donald Trump on Thurs., July 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET.  Join Rob Reiner and others for the latest update on Trump’s indictments.  If you want to know all the latest developments, timelines for when we expect indictments could come down, and rapid response plans if Trump is indicted again, please join this virtual meeting on July 20: If and when Donald Trump is indicted for a crime related to his criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 Election, Public Citizen and the Not above the Law Coalition will host at least 65 rapid response events across the country. Note this event will continue from 4 to 5 PM ET on Aug. 3, Aug 17 and Aug 31.

57] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to know that “US aims to be Master of Space, Militarizing and Profiteering in the Sky." Get with this War Industries Resisters Network webinar on Thurs., July 20 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Register at The arms race is moving into space. Since the end of World War II, the US has aimed to “control and dominate” space. In 2019 the Trump administration created the ‘Space Force’ to further operationalize this space control mission.  Now, as the US sets it sights on maintaining its global unipolar hegemony, the militarization of space is proceeding more rapidly than ever.

This webinar will address the realities and dangers of space militarization, including how the profiteers of the military-industrial complex drive the process. The presenters are with the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space: Bruce Gagnon has been organizing on space issues since 1982 and co-founded the Global Network in 1992, which he still coordinates. Dave Webb is the Convener of the Global Network board of directors. He is a retired university engineering professor who switched to Peace and Conflict Studies.

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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