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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 2 - 3, 2023
Wrongful Convictions Day – Oct. 2
21]Rally at the Supreme Court – Oct. 2
22] Time to Care meeting – Oct. 2
23] Texting Extravaganza – Oct. 2
24] GMOM teleconference – Oct. 2
25]Russia out of Ukraine – Oct. 3
26]Migrant Justice Working Group meeting– Oct. 3
27]Vigil for an execution – Oct. 3
MPD Working Group meeting – Oct. 3
29] Medicare for All meeting – Oct.
30] Phone bank to Virginia voters – Oct. 3
31]Living Theology through Icons and Images – Oct. 3
Oct. 2 is International Wrongful Convictions Day! See Death Penalty Action Resources here:bit.ly/DPAWrongfulConvictionsand add your case if you have one that
fits the criterial on that page and it is to already there.
21] –Charlie Cooper
[email@example.com] hopes you will be at the rally at the Supreme Court
on Mon., Oct. 2 at noon ET. Get Money
out of Maryland is part of the United for Democracy Network, and this coalition
called for the rally to demand that Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito recuse
themselves from cases where they have strong ties to the parties. Clarence
Thomas was flown by private jet to a 2018 meeting of the Koch brothers'
political influence network for the purpose of boosting the pledges among the
billionaires gathered at a resort near Palm Springs. Now the Koch network has a
case coming up in front of the Supreme Court, and Thomas so far has not
announced that he will recuse.
brothers group (like the Leonard Leo web of "nonprofit social welfare
organizations") was involved in bringing numerous suits and funding amicus
briefs to influence the Supreme Court. In this upcoming term, the Court will
hear Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, a case that is being argued by Koch
network staff attorneys. A Koch win would overturn a precedent that the Court
gives deference to government agencies in setting regulations and would make it
more difficult for the agencies to protect the environmental, labor, and health
interests of the public Vis a Vis private business interests. "Two years
ago, one of the network’s groups was the plaintiff in another Supreme Court
case, which was about nonprofits’ ability to keep their donors secret. In that
case, Thomas sided with the 6-3 conservative majority in the Koch group’s
ProPublica reported that in 2008 Justice Alito received a free luxury trip from
billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer.
And Singer's business later went before the court at least 10 times,
including a 2014 case in which Alito sided with the majority in Singer's favor.
The rally on Monday will include a demand that
justices adopt a mandatory ethics and recusal policy -- similar to that put
forward in the SCERT Act, which has been introduced into both House and Senate.
GMOM also supports the TERM Act to limit justices to 18 years of active status
and the Judiciary Act to expand the Court to 13 members.
23] – On Mon., Oct.
2, Tues., Oct. 3, Wed., Oct. 4 and Thurs., Oct. 5 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with
New Jersey Democratic State Committee to do a virtual Voter Outreach at a
Texting Extravaganza. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/572835/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual GET OUT THE VOTE for the crucial election
this November by texting targeted Democrats. You will get a short training
about the script, and then you will be texting on the same day. Make sure you have access to a smart phone,
computer or tablet and WIFI. The texting will continue on Mon., Oct. 2 and
Tues., Oct. 3 from 7 to 8 PM ET.
24] – GMOM and
our allies in the For the People -- Maryland coalition will meet on Oct. 2 at
7:30 PM ET to continue planning strategy for the upcoming year. Get a report on
activities in Washington D.C. on September 19-20, and hear a discussion on how
We the People can overrule the horrendous Citizens United v. FEC decision
through which the Supreme Court initiated a new era of corruption in elections
and public policy. Finally there will be a brainstorming session to explore how
to raise issues of political equality and popular democracy in the 2024
25] --Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on
Tues., Oct. 3 from 4:30 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N.
Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war
extending throughout Europe. Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and
has threatened the use of nuclear weapons. Russian soldiers were sent
into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear
plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the
largest in Europe. People who believe in peace and justice should
come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose
ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast
dot net or 410-323-1607.
Join the M4All Alexandria Working Group and
discuss plans for furthering the M4All petition in Alexandria - and now in
Arlington. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month.
30] – On
Tues., Oct. 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with Silver Spring Progressive Action
for a virtual phone bank for A Blue Virginia Legislature. With women’s rights,
easy access to books, and more on the line, let’s make sure the VA House of
Delegates and State Senate turn blue in November! Phone bank for a great
candidate who is in tight races that will make all the difference. You
will be trained, even for those who may want a bit of a refresher. Phone
bank for Travis Nembhard (House District 22).
RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/571408/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type
31] – Check out All My Eyes See: Living Theology through Icons and Images on
Tues., Oct. 3 at 7 PM ET. Fr. William Hart McNichols is a world renowned iconographer, who served
as an AIDS Hospice minister in NYC, and now assists with sacramental ministry
in New Mexico. Bill will reflect on his relationship with Dan and Phil
Berrigan, and on his images of them and other holy men and women. Register at
ID is 829 6500 5883 with a passcode of g7QY3.
To be continued.
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/.
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