Thursday, November 9, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 9, 2023

40] Support Workers rights – Nov. 9

41] Fashion products might be made by economic slaves – Nov. 9

42] Pray-In at the Senate Hart Building – Nov. 9

43] Waste is out of fashion – Nov. 9

44] Call for cease fire at Mfume’s office – Nov. 9

45] To the White House – cease fire – Nov. 9

46] Brady Organizing Team -- Nov. 9

47] Film Killing Gaza – Nov. 9

48] DSA organizing meeting – Nov. 9

49] Nicaragua's South Caribbean Region Nov. 9

50] “How to Hold Effective Meetings” Nov. 9

51] Strategy and Mapping – Nov. 9

52] Call-in Day for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act Nov. 9


40] – Oxfam [] wants you to show up for workers’ rights on Thurs., Nov. 9 at noon ET and attend a virtual interactive workshop. Oxfam works to fight inequality and champion workers' rights, and its campaign planning doesn't happen in a vacuum—it's informed by critical input from supporters. At this workshop, you'll have a chance to hear testimonials from workers, connect with other people who care deeply about workers' rights, and weigh in on Oxfam's plans to raise these issues with Amazon and Walmart. RSVP at

41] –Freedom United [] is hosting an online event on Thurs., Nov. 9 at noon ET. Are Black Friday bargains costing someone else their freedom? Register at

Want to know how much of the money you spend on the hoodie for your brother actually goes to those who made it? Want to find out about why fast fashion brands are so problematic? Want to learn how we can consume more ethically?

42] – On Thurs., Nov. 9 at 12:30 PM ET, Pax Christi USA and other Catholic organizations will hold a prayer service at the Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave., NE, WDC.  The Pray-In is to call on Congress to abide by Jesus’s way of love and heed Pope Francis’s plea to take the side of peace, and urge all parties to de-escalate hostilities, abide by an immediate ceasefire and release all hostages.  The focus must shift to diplomacy, accountability mechanisms, robust humanitarian aid, and strategic peacebuilding.  RSVP at

43] – U.S. PIRG [] on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 1 PM ET is inviting you to a webinar Waste is out of fashion. Learn more about the environmental impact of fast fashion. Fast fashion companies are making more clothing than we can wear. When fashion brands are hyper-focused on endlessly pumping out the next trend, massive amounts of waste are inevitable. In fact, in the United States, we generate enough textile waste to fill the Mall of America -- the largest shopping mall in the country -- every six days. To make matters worse, millions of garments produced every year are never worn before heading to a landfill or incinerator, creating a serious waste problem. RSVP at

44] –   On Thurs., Nov. 9 from 3 to 5 PM, members of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center will do a Sit-Out at Rep. Kweisi Mfume’s office at 1010 Park Ave., Baltimore 20201 with signs.  The signs will indicate that Rep.  Mfume and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger have refused to support a cease fire, despite the fact that some 5,000 Palestinian children have been killed.  War crimes are being committed, yet the Biden administration wants to use US tax dollars and weaponry to support what legal scholars are calling a genocide in the Gaza Strip.  Those of us familiar with photographs of what atomic bombs did in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are startled by the similarities to buildings in the open-air prison controlled by Egypt and Israel. Contact Max at 443-761-5899 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

 In response to my email telling Rep. Mfume to support a cease fire, I received this response: “I support a ceasefire to end the hostilities in Gaza and Israel and believe that all innocent civilians must be protected and safely receive essential humanitarian assistance. However, I am not a cosponsor of H. Res.786 because it fails to denounce the atrocities of Hamas.” On November 2, Rep. Mfume and Rep, Ruppersberger voted for a Republican-led resolution condemning Hamas and other terrorist groups.  So they have already voted to condemn terrorists, why would they not co-sponsor H. Res. 786 which calls for a cease fire? There is no excuse for not trying to stop a genocide.

45] –   SHUT IT DOWN DC will happen on Thurs., Nov. 9 from 4 to 7 PM ET at the White House, Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 16th St. NW.  This Cease Fire event is sponsored by the University of Maryland Students for Justice in Palestine.

46] – On Thurs., Nov. 9 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.

47] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 PM is showing a film Killing Gaza followed by a discuss ion with filmmaker Dan Cohen.  Cohen, a journalist, will offer his perspective and respond to audience questions. He is the founder of Uncaptured News and a contributor to the Redacted news program. Dan has spent considerable time in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel. Register at

48] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] is inviting you to a hybrid Monthly Organizing meeting on Thurs., Nov, 9 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM ET near Tysons Corner, Falls Church, VA 22043 or by Zoom. New members are welcome.  Discuss current actions and campaigns, and address any current issues from communities and allied organizations.  RSVP at

 The theme will be Palestine Liberation. You must be vaxxed/boosted to join all in-person events. You're welcome to wear or not wear a mask. There is extra hand sanitizer and face masks provided at all branch meetings.

49] – The Alliance for Global Justice [] is holding a virtual class on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 PM ET -- Nicaragua's South Caribbean Region. Learn about the Creole and Garífuna Afro-descendant Peoples around Bluefields, Orinoco, and surrounding communities.  Register at ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

50] –Sign up now to attend the “How to Hold Effective Meetings” training on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 PM ET, held online. The training will teach you principles of convening, holding, facilitating and managing discussion and debate at organizing meetings. If you are organizing for a better world, you will need to host and attend meetings along the way, and this training will make you much better at both. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion and trainers can work with you after the session to assist you with any future meetings. RSVP here for this or the final training in the fall Nuts and Bolts series at

These Nuts and Bolts trainings are hosted by Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. The final training, "How to Hold Great Events for Socialists," will be held at 7 PM ET on Thurs., Nov. 16.  After signing up, you will receive a calendar invite and reminders, along with the Zoom link for the training you indicate. If you have questions, please contact Taylor Woods at

51] –Healthcare-NOW! [] wants you to register to get trained on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 8 PM ET. This training will focus on Strategy & Power Mapping. Healthcare NOW believes in the power of grassroots organizing to make real change in our healthcare system. That’s why we are on a mission to make sure that anyone in this country who’s passionate about healthcare justice can access the tools to organize for Medicare for All. There is a training curriculum to help new activists (and veterans looking for a refresher) develop and sharpen their organizing skills and understanding of the healthcare system. These trainings will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 7. Register

52] –The American Friends Service Committee is holding a Call-in Day for the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 8 PM ET. Take action with people across the U.S. to call for peace on the Korean Peninsula. AFSC and partner organizations are hosting a call-in day to urge Congress to support the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act (H.R. 1369). 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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