Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 14 - 290, 2023

50] Protest at the White House for a climate emergency – Sept. 14, 15, 19 & 20

51] Support Starbucks union – Sept. 14

52] Protect the birds – Sept. 14

53] Protest Iran’s oppression of women – Sept. 14

54] The Legacy of Oslo -- Sept. 14  

55] Brady Organizing Team -- Sept. 14  

56] Residential solar webinar – Sept. 14  

57] DSA meeting – Sept. 14  

58] Voter disenfranchisement – Sept. 14

59] Endangered Species – Sept. 14

60] Defund Formosa Plastics. – Sept. 14  

61] Digital Democracy meeting – Sept. 14  


50] – Progressive Democrats of America [] is inviting you to be at the White House to demand that President Biden declare a climate emergency.  People are asked to consider risking arrest on Thurs., Sept. 14, Fri., Sept. 15, Tues., Sept. 19 and Wed., Sept. 20 to End Fossil Fuels. And of course, there is the End Fossil Fuels march in New York City.  The idea is to build awareness across the country and build pressure for President Biden to declare a national climate emergency and use his executive authority to phase out fossil fuel.

 Following three arrests last week, climate protestors including Doug Hughes (“gyrocopter guy”), Jill “Badass Grandma” Ferguson, and Rev. Redeem Robinson will continue to risk arrest. Each day President Biden delays in taking this step is precious time lost to save lives and secure a habitable future for humankind and countless other species. As this summer of record heat and relentless climate disasters nears its end, these protestors will continue to appeal to Biden to lead courageously with the love he feels for his grandchildren and act to save all of our families. Sign up at

51] – The Metropolitan Labor Council is endorsing a Starbucks Workers Day of Action on Thurs., Sept. 14 at various times and locations.  Starbucks customers and allies are organizing visibility and petitioning events to demand Starbucks quit union busting. Dozens of events are already planned around the country and in the DC/Maryland region. Join a Rotunda Starbucks Worker Solidarity Action from 9 to 10 AM ET at 711 West 40th Street, Baltimore 21211.  Sign up at

52] – The National Audubon Society [] is holding a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 9 AM ET -- A Hemispheric Response to Climate Change: the Americas Flyway Initiative.  This would benefit birds and people across the hemisphere. In the last 50 years, North America lost 3 billion birds. Currently, there are at least 559 Latin American and Caribbean bird species at risk of extinction. To effectively address this urgent biodiversity loss, the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International, and Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) joined forces to form the Americas Flyways Initiative—a hemispheric approach to tackling our climate change crises through nature- and community-based solutions. Learn more about the Americas Flyways Initiative and how science is telling us where to work across the Americas and how we can face these challenges.  Register at

53] –On Thurs., Sept. 14 from noon to 1 PM, the Alliance for Freedom is protesting at the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1250 23rd St. NW, WDC 20037. Gather to express solidarity with the woman life freedom revolution. RSVP at

54] – American Muslims for Palestine [] will discuss The Legacy of Oslo: Thirty Years Later with Phyllis Bennis, Osamah Khalil & Mouin Rabbani on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 3 PM ET. ‌ It has been 30 years since the Rabin-Arafat handshake at the White House lawn, with President Bill Clinton between them, alongside approximately 3,000 other witnesses, signaling the beginning of the so-called “peace process.” On this 30th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, Palestinians throughout historic Palestine and beyond are still denied their fundamental rights guaranteed under international law.  The last 30 years are representative of an Israeli annexation process, as opposed to a peace process.  Since the Oslo Accords, settlements expanded, Palestinian territory was further divided, the Palestinian population more fragmented, the pillaging of Palestinian natural resources ferociously increased, and Israel’s occupation became more entrenched.  RSVP at[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A697597168902495%7D%7D]%22%7D

 Bennis is Program Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Rabbani is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya and Contributing Editor of Middle East Report. And Khalil is the Associate professor of history at Syracuse University, and historian of US foreign relations and the modern Middle East.

55] – On Thurs., Sept. 14 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.

56] – Appalachian Voices [] on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 5:30 PM ET is hosting a Residential Solar Webinar.  Learn how to save money by upgrading to solar from experts from Appalachian Voices, Solar United Neighbors, and the IRS. This educational webinar will explore how homeowners can access these perks to make their property more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable. Make solar on your home a reality.  RSVP at

57] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] are holding a branch monthly organizing meeting on Thurs., Sept. 14 from 6:15 to 7:15 PM ET both in-person at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 and on Zoom. Discuss current issues or events from communities and allied organizations, hear reports from our active work groups, and gather afterwards for a social hour. RSVP at

58] –  ‌Public Citizen [] wants you to join in on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 6:30 PM ET to hear from Rep. Jasmine Crockett and the Southern Poverty Law Center about voter disenfranchisement. In 2022, an estimated 4.6 million Americans were disenfranchised by Jim Crow era laws that ban voting for people with prior felony convictions. Some states, like Florida, also require people to pay court-ordered fines before regaining voting rights — even if they have already completed their sentences.  These discriminatory laws disproportionately target Black and Brown Americans, and prevent them from having a voice in our democracy. These relics of one of the most violent and un-democratic periods of our history must go!  RSVP at

59] –‌  The Endangered Species Coalition [] wants to invite you to a virtual  Art and Activism Livestream on Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7:30 PM ET.  Catch an innovative talk at the intersection of art and biodiversity conservation: Art & Activism: Creating, Promoting & Supporting Activism through Art by Artist Luana Rubin.  Register at

60] –‌ ‌ Stop the Money Pipeline [] has been working tirelessly to Denounce Environmental Racism & Defund Formosa Plastics! On Thurs., Sept. 14 at 8 PM ET join organizers of the ongoing fight against Formosa Plastics’ new petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana. RSVP at

Communities and groups across the Gulf like Rise St. James have been fighting back against toxic pollution for decades, and this project would add the pollution of three new coal plants to the area. Get updates and ways for you to take action and call on banks to divest, defund and denounce Formosa Plastics!  Formosa Plastics plans to build a $12 billion petrochemicals complex in St. James Parish – the heart of Cancer Alley, Louisiana, in a predominantly Black district that is already overburdened with pollution. The new plant would increase toxic air pollution by 800 tons each year and generate 13.6 million tons of climate-destabilizing greenhouse gasses annually – a greater carbon footprint than the disastrous Willow Project.

61] – On Thurs., Sept. 14, 21 & 28 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  

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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