Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 13 - 15, 2023

39] Support Julian Assange – Sept. 13

40] Palestinian Identity and Resilience in Literature Sept. 13

41] Save the grizzly bear – Sept. 13

42] Burma: Human Rights in the Aftermath of the Coup Sept. 13

43] Sustainable Energy for All – Sept. 13

44] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Sept. 13 & Sept. 15

45] Close ICE detention center Sept. 13

46] Truth Brigade Big Truths Call Sept. 13

47] Peace with Oppenheimer – Sept. 13

48] Discuss the book Perilous Journey – Sept. 13

49] Busting Book Bans Training – Sept. 13


39] --  Ann Wilcox [ann1.wilcox@gmail.com] wants you to know that on Wed., Sept. 13 at 1 PM you can join a Scottish former diplomat & journalist Craig Murray for a vigil at the US Department of Justice, Constitution Ave. NW, between 9th and 10th St. NW.  Randy Credico & D.C. supporters will be there.

  Then come to the Tabard Inn, 1739 N. St. NW, WDC 20036 at 5:30 PM for an Evening with Craig Murray & friends.  Craig will be joined by WBAI host Randy Credico, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, journalist Max Blumenthal & attorney Margaret Kunstler.  This event comes at a critical time in the fight to stop Julian Assange's extradition. Learn what YOU can do to help!   Make a $25 contribution at door, or at the link below (note that payment is for "Murray event"): https://www.assangecountdowntofreedom.com/billboard

40] – The United Methodists Kairos Response [info@kairosresponse.org] wants you to join in Storytelling as Resistance: Palestinian Identity and Resilience in Literature for Young People on Wed., Sept. 13 at 1 PM ET. Register at www.palestine.events/13Sept2023

 In this webinar, hear from a diverse panel of professionals - Christian, Muslim, and Jewish - who through their teaching and writing about Palestine for young people, convey a challenging subject in engaging and educational ways that overcome the all-too-common erasure of the Palestinian people and their story.  Topics will include the importance of representation and truth-telling and how children can learn about difficult subjects in age-appropriate ways. Booklists, curriculums, and other resources will be shared that can help us learn how best to convey the Palestinian story to children. Our discussion and resources should provide valuable insights and learning for Palestine-related conversations and communications with adults as well.

41] – WildEarth Guardians [info@wildearthguardians.org] will do a webinar Power of Connection for Grizzly Bear Recovery on Wed., Sept. 13 at 2 PM ET. Today, grizzlies occupy less than 5% of their historic range.  WildEarth Guardians staff and other grizzly bear advocates will discuss obstacles and challenges to recovery for grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bZe-0PFTTN-iReJa2QoFMQ#/registration

42] –Simon Billenness, International Campaign for the Rohingya [info@rohingyacampaign.org] wants you to know that on Wed., Sept. 13 from 2.30 to 4.30 PM ET in H-313 in the Capitol the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission is holding a hearing entitled "Burma: Human Rights in the Aftermath of the Coup." The hearing includes testimony from key members of the Administration as well as noted human rights advocates from Burma: Lucky Karim and Aye Chan Mon. Go to https://humanrightscommission.house.gov/events/hearings/burma-human-rights-aftermath-coup?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-thanks-to-you-us-to-curb-jet-fuel-supplies-to-myanmar&email_referrer=email_2041708&email_subject=hearing-sep-13th-burma-human-rights-in-the-aftermath-of-the-coup

43] -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center [info@progressivecaucuscenter.org] wants your involvement in Sustainable Energy for All: Building Clean Energy, Good Green Jobs and Public Ownership with Direct Pay on Wed., Sept. 13 at 3 PM ET. There’s money to clean up the air, lower energy costs, create good green jobs and take action on the climate crisis on the table. Dive deep in this historic opportunity with a panel of experts including National Education Association Vice President Princess R. Moss, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Director of Climate Policy at the Roosevelt Institute, Building Trades Council Northern Virginia Director Greg Akerman, and the CPC Center’s Director of Energy and Environment, Katie Thomas. Register at https://bit.ly/CPCCDirectPay

44] – Join a virtual Common Cause phone bank. Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. Make calls from 4 to 6 PM ET on Wed., Sept. 13 and Fri. Sept. 15. These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! This will continue through August 28, 2024. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

45] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] are gathering on Wed., Sept. 13 at 6 PM ET. Free Them All Virginia will be testifying in person in Farmville, VA to demand that the town council end its contract with ICE and shut down the ICA-Farmville detention center. The town of Farmville has the power to end the contract and reinvest in other institutions that do not harm the community. If you're able to attend in person, or if you can support with providing transportation to and from Farmville, please fill out the RSVP form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKOgVPfon7lhaLagUZgU8wxVWTZCg7M77EMe_ZlS7xyMuXFg/viewform

46] – The Indivisible Team [info@indivisible.org] helped tell a story about how our government can play an active role in improving all our lives. Help the group continue to throw a meaningful wrench into the democracy-destroying lie machine spreading disinformation, and attend the Truth Brigade Big Truths Call on Wed., Sept. 13 at 6:30 PM ET. Bad actors don't want us to support the IRA provisions that cap insulin costs and allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. Join disinfo experts and Steve Knievel from Public Citizen to better understand the ways pharmaceutical companies spread false or misleading information that undermines folks' well-being -- and take action to counter the lies, together. RSVP at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOGtqzkvHdCqLbG-BsZW8AE5YQ-MCJBl#/registration

47] – Massachusetts Peace Action is hosting online Peace with Oppenheimer, Context is everything on Wed., Sept. 13 at 7 PM ET. Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer offers a popular cinematic assessment of the science and political economy of the creation of the atomic bomb in the Los Alamos research project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer. The film has a unique perspective about the US politics of the era, including the efforts by peace activists to comprehend the development and use of weapons used for the mass killing of civilians. The morality of the use of atomic bombs in Japan has been debated ever since the end of World War 2. The film offers a political education about Oppenheimer as an ethical scientist in the circle of immigrant European scientists who contributed to the effort to defeat fascism. Attacks against his integrity by the US Government continue to inform peace advocacy against proponents of the US war industry. Several philosophical dilemmas are raised by this impressive Hollywood film. The discussion will include perspectives from the US, and Australia. There will be a Q&A for participants. RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/9xeQu-jJlkaQ4I4EXrEZNA2

48] -- Food & Water Watch [act@messages.fwaction.org] is hosting a virtual author talk: Reshaping Farm Policy with Tom Philpott on Wed., Sept. 13 at 7 PM ET. Chat about food and farm system reform.  Food & Water Watch is working to transform the way we grow and raise our food.  Support independent farmers, break up corporate consolidation, and reward sustainable farming practices. Philpott will discuss his recent book Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It, and will note the challenges we currently face and the solutions we’re working toward. As a journalist for Mother Jones and Grist, and now as a Senior Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Tom has dedicated his career to exposing the problems in our food system – and identifying the solutions. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/fww/event/561562/?utm_content=1773823&utm_source=moam_em_09112023_sept-lfl-tom-philpott&j=1773823&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=35&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2023-09-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Food_September-LFL-Event-Invite-Email-2_Event_em_nL_D_EP&ms=onor-em-09122023-2023-09-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Food_September-LFL-Event-Invite-Email-2_Event_em_nL_D_EP&oms=onor-em-09122023-2023-09-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Food_September-LFL-Event-Invite-Email-2_Event_em_nL_D_EP&eml_name=2023-09-11_FWW_c3_NAT_Food_September-LFL-Event-Invite-Email-2_Event_em_nL_D_EP&eml_id=1773823&gs=&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU

49] – MomsRising [info@momsrising.org] are doing a Busting Book Bans Training on Wed., Sept. 13 at 8:30 PM ET. Get trained with Keep Marching to stop book bans! Book bans and attempted book bans are happening in schools and libraries across America right now.  It’s shocking AND we can stop it - but first we need to know how. And that’s why MomsRising is bringing in the experts! The Florida Freedom to Read Project, a mom-led grassroots organization on the frontlines of fighting Florida’s book bans, will be giving out the 411 on how to fight censorship efforts. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/momsrising/event/579576/

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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