Sunday, January 21, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 22 - 26, 2024

21] Join protest at Northrop Grumman – Jan. 22

22] Virtual phone bank for Tom Suozzi for Congress – Jan. 22 - 26

23] Returning Citizens Task Force meeting Jan. 22

24] Phone bank for Tom Suozzi -- Jan. 22

25] Palestinian week – Jan. 22

26] Eye on the International Court of Justice – Jan. 22

27] Labor Working Group meeting – Jan. 22

28] The Doomsday Clock – Jan. 23

29] Voices from Africa – Jan. 23


21] – Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland activists, on January 22 for the annual speak out in favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, will gather outside Northrop Grumman, 1580A West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland, at 4 PM to leaflet workers. The leaflet will explain that producing nuclear weapons is a theft from the poor, and that any military contractor supplying weapons to Israel will be complicit in the war crimes being committed in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.  As part of the visit to Northrop Grumman, a letter would be delivered to Kathy Warden, CEO.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net if you are interested in challenging Northrop Grumman. 


  According to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the $43.7 billion spent by the U.S. on nuclear weapons in 2022 means that, every minute, $83,143 was diverted from healthcare, housing, and other needs in our country! And the leading nuclear weapons contractor in the U.S. is Northrop Grumman which in September 2020 was selected by the U.S. Air Force under a $13.3 billion contract awarded for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent [sic] (GBSD) program. Northrop Grumman is the third largest weapons contractor in the world taking in $32 billion in 2022 for military hardware.

According to the watchdog site Investigate, Northrop Grumman “supplies the Israeli military with a wide variety of weapons, including various missile systems. The company’s technologies are also integrated into Israel’s main weapon systems, including its fighter jets, missile ships, and trainer aircraft.” The company has provided Israel weapons for decades and, says Investigate, “these weapons have repeatedly been used against Palestinian civilians, resulting in numerous casualties as well as mass destruction of homes and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, and water and electric systems.” It has also supplied the Israeli Navy with Sa'ar 5 warships, which have participated in the assault on Gaza. 

 Since 2017, Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland activists have celebrated the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The TPNW opened for signature at the United Nations in New York on 20 September 2017 and entered into force on 22 January 2021. As of 19 September 2023, the TPNW has 69 states parties while 28 further states have signed but not yet ratified.

 Pope Francis in the annual Christmas message condemned war and weaponry provided by the global arms industry. This year’s message also included condemnation of the ongoing slaughter in the Gaza Strip, as he mourned the children killed, which he called the "little Jesuses of today."

22] – Join a virtual phone bank for Tom Suozzi for Congress on weekdays on Mon., Jan. 22, Tues., Jan. 23, Wed., Jan. 24, Thurs., Jan. 25 and Fri., Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Talk to voters to remind them to get out and vote for Tom on February 13!  You will receive the calling link or automatic dialer, a list of voters to call if dialer does not work for you, a simple script, and a quick training ahead of time - so all you need to do is come ready to make an impact. You will need a charged cell phone and computer! The phone bank will conclude on February 1st. RSVP at

23] – The Returning Citizens Task Force will hold its next bi-weekly meeting on Mon., Jan. 22 at 6:30 PM ET. On the agenda will be holding a planning meeting of Faith-based leaders and community groups to plan for a scheduled hiring fair/health and expungement clinic within the next two weeks. For more information, please contact Kurt at

24] – On Mon., Jan. 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET, the Silver Spring Progressive Action will hold a phone bank for Tom Suozzi to Flip NY-03 BLUE. Help elect Democrat Tom Suozzi in this special election for the House seat previously held by “George Santos.” Help bring values of decency and transparency back to NY-03. Join experienced phone banking – call voters to help Dems win a crucial Congressional race or Phone banking 101 – Learn how to reach out to voters using one of the most effective tools available.  This will continue on Mondays through February 12. RSVP at

25] Busboys and Poets is hosting Palestine Week from January 18 through 25 for a Jubilee of Peace.  RSVP at

 On Mon., Jan. 22 at 6 PM ET, get with An Evening with Linda Sarsour on Palestine at Busboys, Shirlington, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA, 22206. ALSO on Mon., Jan. 22 at 6 PM ET, get with Blood Orange with Yaffa As at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.

26] CODEPINK [] hopes you will attend on Mon., Jan. 22 at 8 PM ET The Missing Peace: Eye on the International Court of Justice. Join CODEPINK Palestine campaign organizer, Nour, and communications manager, Melissa, for an online community call, "Missing Peace Mondays," where we come together to reflect, educate, and mobilize. Eye on ICJ with Nadia B. Ahmad. RSVP at

27] –The Metro DC DSA [] wants you to know about a virtual  Labor Working Group meeting on Mon., Jan. 22 at 8 PM ET. Discuss priority campaigns and upcoming actions.  RSVP at

28] The Doomsday Clock announcement will happen on Tues., Jan. 23rd at 10 AM ET.

29] On Tues., Jan. 23 from noon to 1 PM ET, Global Women for Peace United against NATO will bring you Voices from Africa.  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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