Saturday, December 9, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 10 - 11, 2023

16] Past, Present and Future of the Progressive Left – Dec. 10

17] BACKSTAGE at the Sanctuary – Dec. 10

18] Film Keeper of the Flame – Dec. 10

19] How We Win the Civil War – Dec. 10

20] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 11

21] Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection – Dec. 11

22] How to talk about Palestine -- Dec. 11


16] – Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will attend a Town Hall on Sun., Dec. 10 at 4 PM ET about the Past, Present and Future of the Progressive Left. Hear from Grassroots Political Organizer Jay Ponti about his new book, Be the Revolution: How Occupy Wall Street and the Bernie Sanders Movement Reshaped American Politics. At this week's PDA Town Hall, celebrate the progressive movement and its many accomplishments, but also ask some hard questions. After all, according to opinion polls over the past decade, a majority of the general public supports progressive policies, overwhelmingly so among Democrats. Yet, the vast majority of elected Democrats across the country are not progressives. Our task now is to bring those numbers into sync, which means winning a governing majority, which means implementing our program, which means changing the world for the better, which will renew faith in democracy. Register here and the machine will email you your secure codes:

17] – Charlotte Henderson <> wants you to know that at BACKSTAGE at the Sanctuary, 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW, WDC 20016, DARYL DAVIS will present an abridged version of his powerful TED talk and engage in a live concert on Sun., Dec. 10 at 4 PM ET. Renowned for his exceptional musical prowess, he has played with legends like Chuck Berry, the Stones, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Secure your tickets for this extraordinary event - $15 in advance // $20 at the door.  Ticket link here.

18] –Maryland Public Television (MPT) <> is showing on Sun., Dec.10 at 6:30 PM ET the film Keeper of the Flame.  Keeper of the Flame follows the life and work of human rights activist Jack Healey. Working for a decade as the director of Amnesty International USA, Healey played a major role in bringing human rights awareness to a televised national and international audience through the fusing of popular music and activism, collaborating with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Wynton Marsalis. Tracking Healey's activism back to the civil rights movement, the film lays the groundwork for his lifelong commitment to advocating for human rights. Learning from and working with mentors Dick Gregory, Fannie Lou Hamer, Father James Groppi, and John Lewis, Healey's activist spirit has continued and strengthened through the decades. Go to

19] –Steve Phillips [] has written a book How We Win the Civil War. On Sun., Dec. 3 at 8 PM ET, Phillips will host a weekly “Sundays with Steve” on Facebook Live to discuss contemporary issues through the prism of the ongoing Civil War. Sign up at

20] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Dec. 11, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  This vigil will honor the visit to the area of the anti-nuclear ship the Golden Rule.

 By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

21] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., Dec. 11 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP at

22] – CODEPINK [] on Mon., Dec. 11 at 8 PM is hosting a Holiday How-To: Discussing Palestine over the Holidays as part of a Community Hour. ‌ ‌Join CODEPINK Palestine campaign organizer, Nour, and the communications manager, Melissa, for an online community call, "Missing Peace Mondays," where people come together to reflect, educate, and mobilize. Talk about how navigating discussions about sensitive topics during holiday gatherings can be challenging—especially with the rampant misinformation peddled by mainstream media and our own government. Some of the most effective organizing starts at home, so these conversations are very important! 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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