Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 24 - 25, 2023

45] Intersection of Black liberation and Palestinian liberation – Aug. 24

46] Brady Organizing Team Aug. 24

47] Support Aaron Regunberg Aug. 24

48] Protest the Uyghur Genocide – Aug. 24

49] Digital Democracy Activists meeting Aug. 24

50] Syngman Rhee and the US-ROK Alliance Conference – Aug. 25


45] – American Friends of Combatants for Peace [] hope that you will attend Collective Liberation: International BIPOC Solidarity on Thurs., Aug. 24 at noon ET. Eldra Jackson III & A'ida Shibli will discuss how Black and Indigenous communities are confronting global systems of oppression and standing together for justice that extends beyond borders. This conversation will be moderated by AFCFP board member, Aziz Abu Sarah. Register at

  Discuss how the occupation intersects with indigenous rights, and explore the intersection of Black liberation and Palestinian liberation and learn how we can dismantle systems of oppression and move toward dignity, equality, and freedom for all.  

46] – On Thurs., Aug. 24 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

47] – Climate Hawks Vote [] needs your help to support Aaron Regunberg in the Rhode Island special election for RI-01. Can you join a phone bank on Thurs., Aug. 24 from 5 to 7:15 PM ET?  Special elections are all about turnout and with 12 Democrats in the race a few dozen votes can separate one winner from 11 losers. The phone banking will continue on Aug. 31 from 5 to 7:15 PM ET.  Sign up at

48] – Karen Guberman <> wants you to know about a rally to Protest the Uyghur Genocide on Thurs., Aug. 24 at 6:30 PM ET. Beth El Hebrew Congregation of Alexandria will join the protest.  Gather at the Chinese Embassy at the corner of Van Ness NW and International Place NW, WDC.

  Rand Europe recently reported that there is evidence of longer detentions in Tibet.  It appears as if many of the CCP practices we have become familiar with in East Turkestan against Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities are now being used in Tibet.  What the report calls "preventive repression" includes such acts against humanity as detention and torture of Tibetan activists, religious figures, and intellectuals; mass surveillance; "re-education" programs and labor transfer;  children separated from their families and sent to state-run boarding schools in an effort to remove them from Tibetan religious and cultural influences and "absorb" them into the dominant Han society. Tibet has been called the CCP's "first laboratory of repression."   Chen Quanguo brought those techniques to East Turkestan and honed them there. They now seem to be returning to Tibet. A protest of the Uyghur genocide is also a protest of the CCP's greater designs against its minorities.

49] – On Thurs., Aug. 24 from 8 to 9 PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a Digital Democracy Activists meeting.  Do you believe that accessible internet, local journalism, online privacy, and responsible social media platforms are essential to a functioning democracy? If so, you should become a Digital Democracy Activist (DDA)! Learn about the fight for Digital Democracy and take action with a community of digital democracy activists. All volunteer experience/ technology comfort levels are welcome! RSVP at  This meeting will continue on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

50] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is hosting Syngman Rhee and the US-ROK Alliance Conference on Fri., Aug. 25 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM ET at the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. The Conference is in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the US-Republic of Korea (ROK) Alliance & the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the ROK.  Breakfast, lunch and light refreshments will be provided during the event. RSVP at This conference will examine the Syngman Rhee period focusing on the historical perspectives of foreign policy, domestic politics, and cultural development. Additionally, the conference will examine Rhee’s role in the establishment of the US-ROK mutual defense treaty, which has played a key role in the security, development, and prosperity of the Republic of Korea. Furthermore, the conference will discuss the lasting impact of the defense treaty and its role in modern US-ROK relations. Historians and literary scholars will delve into these important issues over three-panel discussions throughout the conference.

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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