Sunday, September 10, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 11, 2023

18] Election and Climate Protection Zoom – Sept. 11

19] Blue Victory 2024 – Sept. 11

20] Join the Baltimore Action Team Sept. 11

21] South Korean Democracy in Crisis Sept. 11

22] Gaza webinar – Sept. 11

23] Canada & the Coup in Chile – Sept. 11

24] Returning Citizens Taskforce meeting – Sept. 11

25] Fight Fraud Workshop Sept. 11

26] Get Money out Maryland teleconference Sept. 11


18] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join the Election and Climate Protection Zoom on Mon., Sept. 11 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

19] – On Mon., Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 PM ET, Swing Left is holding virtual Blue Victory 2024 War Rooms!  Visit Join Blue Victory 2024 for a discussion of democratic news, events, actions and resources! There was a preview presentation from CEO Shion Deysarkar who is launching a new organizer app called "Unified" in 2023. Watch the recording here:  You can sign up for the waitlist here:  Check out

20] – Jews United for Justice [] are asking you to join the Baltimore Action Team on Mon., Sept.11 at 7 PM ET. Help take action for a more just Baltimore. The Team is meeting on Zoom to talk about the ongoing issue campaign work, and it is hoped others will get involved. RSVP at

21] – Massachusetts Peace Action is holding a webinar South Korean Democracy in Crisis on Mon., Sept. 11 at 7 PM EDT.  Professor Ingu Hwang looks back at the state of South Korean democracy during the 60s-80s military dictatorship era and how South Korean democratization movement mobilized international human rights movement during this period. This will be followed by Mr. Tim Shorrock’s discussion of the current crisis in democracy in South Korea, and how this threatens regional peace and security and what we can do to support Koreans.

Since assuming office, the administration of President Yoon Suk Yeol carried out many actions that have undermined ongoing struggles for peace, justice, and democracy in South Korea, including expanding costly and provocative U.S.-ROK military exercises, heightening tensions with North Korea, rolling back workers’ rights, and threatening to abolish the ministry of gender equality. Harkening back to the military dictatorship era of the 1960s through the 80s, the Yoon administration practically outlaws all labor union activities, grossly ignores human rights violations of workers, women, and various minorities, and, above all, severely limits the freedom of the press and assembly. Blinded by a push for the new Cold War in Asia, “liberal” Biden administration supports this extreme far-right Yoon administration.

  Hwang is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the International Studies Program and a leader of the Global Korea Project at Boston College. Shorrock is a Washington-based journalist who grew up in Japan and South Korea. He posts regularly about US policy in Asia at his website The Shorrock Files.  Register at

22] – Jennifer Bing [] wants you to know about a Gaza Webinar on Tues., Sept. 12 at noon ET. Join AFSC staff Serena Awad and Firas Ramlawi to hear about their work providing assistance to families caring for the elderly this summer in Gaza. Also hear from Issam Younis, Director General of the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza, who will provide key context about the impact of the continuing blockade that fuels the humanitarian crisis. Register at

23] – The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute [] is hosting a webinar on Mon., Sept. 11 at 7 PM ET -- Canada & the Coup in Chile - 50 Years Later.  September 11 will mark 50 years since General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Salvador Allende. In a little known piece of history, Ottawa supported Washington in ousting the elected Marxist president and recognized the brutal military government. This event will launch the new book Canada-Chile Solidarity, 1973-1990. REGISTER at

24] – The Returning Citizens Taskforce meets via Zoom bi-weekly. The next meeting will be on Mon., Sept. 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM ET. On the agenda will be a discussion of proposed legislation to prevent discrimination in housing for people after release from prison. Email

25] – Congressperson John Sarbanes [] is hosting on Mon., Sept. 10 at 7 PM ET a Live Telephone Town Hall. This will be a Fight Fraud Workshop with a special guest from the FTC who will share information on common consumer scams, provide helpful tips to avoid fraud and answer any questions you may have. Sign in at You can also livestream the event at

26] – Get Money Out Maryland and For the People are holding a Maryland teleconference meeting on Mon., Sept. 11 at 7:30 PM ET. Dial in at 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID of 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or join by Zoom at The agenda is to be announced.

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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