Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 7, 2023

37] Plan for a fossil-fuel future – Sept. 7

38] Democracy Campaign – Sept. 7

39] Brady Organizing Team – Sept. 7

40] Lower Shore Progressive Caucus meeting – Sept. 7

41] No to missile defense – Sept. 7

42] Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Sept. 7

43] Digital Democracy meeting Sept. 7


37] – [] wants you to know the plan to end fossil fuels & power up the climate movement.  It will be provided in detail on Thurs., Sept. 7 at 8 AM ET. This starts with joining the movement-wide Global Days of Action to end fossil fuels on September 15-17, and then will build on that momentum with Global Power Up in November. RSVP at

38] – Public Citizen [] will discuss the Democracy Campaign on Thurs., Sept. 7 from 4 to 5 PM ET.  Go to this Team Democracy call where you will hear updates from organizations leading the charge on these issues: Trump's trials and what to expect (and how to take action!); House Republican's effort to impeach Joe Biden (and how to stop them!); Our ongoing work to pass state and local legislation to protect election officials and our election process; and The upcoming premier of the amazing No Time to Fail movie about the struggle of election workers in 2020 to ensure our elections occurred.

39] – On Thurs., Sept. 7 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.

40] –‌ ‌ The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus is holding its monthly meeting on Thurs., Sept. 7 at 6:30 PM ET. This month, Wicomico County Councilmember Josh Hastings will speak. He will shed light on the current issues impacting the county. This meeting will also feature an endorsement vote for the Salisbury city elections, encompassing the Mayor and City Council seats. To join In-person, come to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury.  To join online, go to

41] –‌ Massachusetts Peace Action [] thinks you will be interested in Missile Offense: Raytheon and the Cost of Missile Defense which will be discussed on Thurs., Sept. 7 at 7 PM ET.  Technologies that defend against enemy missiles (nuclear ICBMs, etc.) have had a fraught history throughout the Cold War period and up until the present day. While many may view offensive weapons as belligerent and immoral, ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems are often viewed as protective and, even, moral.  The discussion will be led by Richard Krushnic, Patrick Moran, and Subrata Ghoshroy.

This webinar will address misconceptions about BMD and seek to show why such systems can be considered belligerent in their own right. This webinar will address the history of BMD; its role in nuclear strategy; its cost and effectiveness; and its role in escalating tensions in Ukraine and in outer space. Furthermore, the role of weapons contractors, like Raytheon, in developing these technologies will be discussed.  Richard Krushnic writes about military corporate influence over U.S. foreign policy, the Ukraine War and Raytheon Technologies. Patrick Moran is a member of the Nuclear Disarmament Working Group of Mass Peace Action and a graduate student in the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science. Subrata Ghoshroy is a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. RSVP at

42] –‌ ‌ On Thurs., Sept. 7 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP), the Innocence Project of Texas, and Texas Defender Service will hold a webinar to mark the 10th anniversary of when 11.073—known as the “junk science writ”—went into effect. Expert speakers will address the history of the law and how it has been interpreted by the courts, often with devastating effects. This new law created a pathway for relief for individuals who have been convicted based on “junk science” or false or misleading scientific testimony, and it has led to some exonerations. But for several people on Texas’s death row who maintain their innocence, the reality of this groundbreaking law has not lived up to its promise. RSVP at

43] – On Thurs., Sept. 7. 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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