Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 20 - 21, 2023

42] Direct Action at the White House – Sept. 20 - 21

43] Hearing on Julian Assange Sept. 20

44] No militarized police – Sept. 20

45] Phone bank to Virginia voters – Sept. 20

46] Defund the police – Sept. 20

47] Superwoman Wednesday – Sept. 20

48] Support the teachers Sept. 20

49] Protect the children – Sept. 20

50] Peace Circle – Sept. 20


42] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are promoting direct action for saving the planet on Wed., Sept. 20 and Thurs., Sept 21 at the White House.  You can risk arrest, do support or join the protest. The idea is to engage in nonviolent acts of peaceful direct action to make sure the world just doesn’t move on to business as usual. Everything we hold sacred is at stake. RSVP at

43] –Ann Wilcox [] on behalf of DC Action For Assange wants you to know about an event on Wed., Sept. 20 at 10 AM – a House Oversight Committee hearing. Attend a hearing of the US Department of Justice, which will feature testimony by AG Merrick Garland in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.  Plan to arrive at 9 AM to get in line for a seat. Please wear an Assange or press freedom-themed t-shirt, as it is LEGAL to wear t-shirts with messages in Congressional hearings. There is NO risk of arrest to attend this hearing as an Assange advocate. Let Garland know Assange is not forgotten!  The hearing may also be viewed on-line at

44] – Myaisha Hayes [] wants you to know about a virtual Teach-in on Wed., Sept. 20 at 5 PM ET. 20 years after the launch of the War on Terror, DHS continues to fuel militarized policing and surveillance across our communities—under a grant program called UASI, which cities rely on for emergency response funds. The Urban Area Security Initiative—combined with related DHS counterterrorism grants—have given $29 billion to cities and states across the country since 2003. Our research shows this money buys corporate surveillance tech like ShotSpotter, license plate readers, drones, predictive policing software, and social media surveillance. Join the Surveillance Resistance Lab, MediaJustice, LittleSis, ACRE, Muslim Justice League, and Stop LAPD Spying as we learn from researchers and organizers who are pushing back. Register at

45] – On Wed., Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 PM ET, the Woman's National Democratic Club is hosting a Winning Wednesday’s phone bank. Come to the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Phone bank for candidates in Virginia! Please email Mindy ( if you cannot make it but would like to receive a packet of letters to write at home. Please bring a phone as well as a laptop or tablet with you. Headphones are optional.

The WNDC is committed to creating a community and space where you can show up each week with your friends and family members to take action to protect and expand democracy. RSVP at

46] – The Northern Virginia DSA Defund Police working group [] works to challenge oppressive institutions. If you’re interested in getting involved, the next working group meeting is Wed., Sept. 20 at 7 PM ET. Fill out an interest form to get plugged in at

47] – On Wed., Sept. 20 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with Superwomen Wednesday hosted by Supermajority.  Superwomen Wednesday is a place for the Supermajority community to come together to learn and take action. It is an entry point for anyone new to volunteering and also a place for seasoned volunteers to take meaningful action on a consistent basis. Starting on September 20th, this event will be going to a WEEKLY schedule through Nov. 1. Join us each Wednesday evening for a jam-packed hour of action to build women's political power this year and be an absolutely formidable force in 2024. Everything is on the line, and everything is possible, including making the Majority Rules real for every woman and femme across the country. RSVP to get Zoom registration details at

48] The  Northern Virginia DSA [] is inviting you to attend a Prince William County School Board meeting to show support for the teachers on Wed., Sept. 20 from 7 to 8 PM ET at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112. RSVP at

49] –Every child in Maryland (and everywhere else) deserves to be nurtured, educated, and treated with respect. State legislators are already hearing disingenuous testimony from those who dehumanize children in the criminal justice system. When they convene in January for the legislative session, legislators must speak out for youth justice in the face of this fearmongering. Join Jews United for Justice on Wed., Sept. 20 at 7:30 PM on Zoom for a Youth Justice Working Group meeting.  Go to

Discuss the state of youth justice in Maryland and what we can do together to demand that all kids be treated as kids.  Contact Rachel Kutler [

50] – Little Friends for Peace is hosting Wednesday Night Peace Circles via Zoom from 7:30 - 8:30 PM to discuss various topics. All ages are encouraged to attend, and absolutely everyone is welcome.  Please feel free to join and invite others within your networks that could be enriched by the sharing. Register at On Wed., Sept. 20, the topic is Balance: Stillness and Movement. Join on Zoom at The meeting ID is 863 717 5637, and the passcode is peace.  The next circle is on Oct. 4, the Art of listening.

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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