Monday, January 29, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 30 - 31, 2024

25] Russia out of Ukraine – Jan. 30

26] The Power of One-on-One Conversations – Jan. 30

27] Apartheid –Free Cities – Jan. 30

28] Gloria Steinem supports Barbara Lee – Jan. 30

29] Meet pro-peace candidate Jirair Ratevosian – Jan. 30

30] Methodists in Palestine -- Jan. 31


25] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Jan. 30 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.

26] -- The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] are doing a training on Tues., Jan. 30 at 7 PM ET -- The Power of One-on-One Conversations.  This is a hybrid event.  To join in person, come to the Petworth Neighborhood Library, Main Conference Room, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC 20011. You can also attend the training online. RSVP at

  This is a standalone training for both new members and people active in campaigns who will be onboarding new volunteers into Metro DC DSA formations. At this training, you'll learn and discover the power of one-on-one conversations, which are important to everyone in and around Metro DC DSA. They serve as a crucial tool for building relationships, achieving collective success, and fostering positive social change.

27] -- There is an Apartheid-Free Cities: Mobilize Municipalities to Become Apartheid-Free in 2024 webinar on Tues., Jan. 30 at 8 PM ET. Register at

 Cities and towns across the globe are taking a clear stand for Palestinian lives and human rights. Join in to learn from activists who have led campaigns in Europe and the United States to get their cities to cut ties with Israeli apartheid. Be inspired by their successes, take notes from their challenges, and think about how you can mobilize residents of your municipality to pledge to be Apartheid-Free. This webinar is hosted by American Friends Service Committee and Apartheid-Free Communities - join the growing network of communities, organizations and cities working to end all support of Israeli-apartheid.

28] -- Progressive Democrats of America [] need you on Tues., Jan. 30 at 7:30 PM for a virtual Town Hall featuring Gloria Steinem in support of Barbara Lee’s US Senate campaign. RSVP at

California's congressional primaries are among the first in the country, on March 4th. Therefore, the hotly contested Senate primary is the first major challenge at the ballot box for the national progressive movement in 2024.

29] -- Peace Action [] on Tues., January 30 at 7:30 PM ET wants you to meet pro-peace candidate Jirair Ratevosian who is running for Congress in CA-30. Adam Schiff’s California seat is open. Join us for a conversation with the candidate we want to fill it.  There are voices calling for more military might never seem to miss a beat – doubling down in the face of calls for peace. Now more than ever, it is critical that we amplify the voices calling for diplomacy, human rights, justice, and peaceful foreign policy. Jirair Ratevosian is one of those voices and he is running to fill Rep. Adam Schiff’s open seat in Southern California.  RSVP at

30] -- UMKR [] is doing a briefing on Wed., Jan. 31 at 1 PM -- Methodists in Palestine in Time of War. Register at

  In December 2023, South African Christians organized an international solidarity delegation to Palestine/Israel, shortly before South Africa charged Israel with genocide at the International Court of Justice. The delegation met with Palestinian Christian colleagues and human rights leaders across Palestine/Israel, as well as Jordan and Egypt, and attended the headline-making Christmas service at the Lutheran church in Bethlehem. You are invited to a briefing and conversation among prophetic Methodist leaders with considerable experience in this region, two of whom traveled with the Christmas season delegation: Bishop IVAN ABRAHAMS of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and the General Secretary of the World Methodist Council and DAVID WILDMAN, Executive Secretary for Human Rights & Racial Justice with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM).

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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