Sunday, January 7, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 8 to 14, 2024

16] Gaza week of action – Jan. 8 - 14

17] Water protectors to be sentenced – Jan. 8

18] Film God & Country – Jan. 8

19] Virtual phone bank for Tom Suozzi for Congress – Jan. 8 - 12

20] Phone bank for Tom Suozzi -- Jan. 8

21] Understanding the Horror in Israel-Palestine – Jan. 8

22] Witness against Torture – Jan. 8 – 12

23] Meet Delia Ramirez – Jan. 8

24] Keep insurrectionists off ballot – Jan. 8

25] March on Washington for Gaza -- Jan. 8

25] How to Make Your Website Work for You – Jan. 9


16] RootsAction Education Fund [] is inviting you to join the Gaza Week of Action from Mon., Jan. 8 through Sun., Jan. 14! Consider participating in Defuse Nuclear War’s Gaza and Beyond: No to Genocide and Nuclear War. It’s not too late to join an event near you and stand in opposition to the ongoing war in Gaza. Demand an immediate ceasefire and an end to the genocide of Palestinians, and advocate against blank checks for the Israeli military, while also drawing attention to the possibility of longer-term conflict and nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. RSVP at  If you’re interested in getting involved, email to get connected to an event!

17] The sentencing hearing over Zoom for Two Water Protectors takes place on Mon., Jan. 8 at 2 PM ET.  This past November, Duluth-based Catholic Worker Michele Naar-Obed and Minneapolis-based activist Marian Moore, were convicted by an Aitkin county jury with Gross Misdemeanor and Misdemeanors from a January 9, 2021 Line 3 action. Join them this Monday on Zoom as they are sentenced by an Aitkin county judge.

Type in your browser’s address bar. Enter the Meeting ID and Meeting Passcode (if asked): Meeting ID is 161 098 8647 & Passcode is 595564.  Update your name by clicking on your profile picture. Some ideas for names include “Court Observer”, “Supporter”, “Water Protector” etc.

18] Faithful America [] on Mon., Jan. 8 at 3 PM ET is inviting you to join a discussion about the dangers of Christian nationalism with "God & Country" producer Rob Reiner. , The anniversary of the January 6, 2021, insurrection has become an annual reminder of just how dangerous unchecked Christian nationalism can be. And this year -- with indicted ex-president Donald Trump twisting our faith to try and retake the White House -- the threat feels especially real and immediate. Reiner -- the award-winning producer, director, and actor -- is releasing a new documentary about Christian nationalism and January 6 called "God & Country." The film is an adaptation of Katherine Stewart's fantastic book, "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism."

Also joining the webinar will be director Dan Partland. Register at

19] Join a virtual phone bank for Tom Suozzi for Congress on weekdays on Mon., Jan. 8, Tues., Jan. 9, Wed., Jan. 10, Thurs., Jan. 11 and Fri., Jan. 12 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

20] On Wed., Jan. 8 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

21] Mass Peace Action [] is hosting on Mon., Jan. 8 at 7 PM ET Peter Beinart in a webinar: Understanding the Horror in Israel-Palestine. Register at

22] Witness against Torture [] needs you from Mon., Jan. 8 through Fri., Jan 12.  The anchor is January 11, the day the notorious prison was opened 22 years ago. Below is the schedule of activities for this year's Witness against Torture from January 8 - 12, which includes many local vigils, two powerful webinars and three WAT community Zoom circles. 

 On Mon., Jan. 8 at 7 PM ET, there will be a WAT Community Zoom circle led by Frida Berrigan.  The fast begins today, but please join the circle whether you're fasting or not! Email Witness against Torture [].

On Tues., Jan. 9 at 3 PM ET, there is a WAT Community Zoom circle with Mansoor Adayfi.  Email Witness against Torture []

On Wed., Jan. 10 from 1 to 2:30 PM ET, tune in to From Guantánamo to Gaza: Resisting State Violence and Occupation. Speakers include Katherine Gallagher, CCR, Mansoor Adayfi, writer, activist, and Guantánamo survivor and Sahar Francis, Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.  Register at

On Thurs., Jan. 11, join a vigil or rally. Visit

Also on Jan. 11, there is a WAT Community Zoom circle at 7 PM ET. Email Witness against Torture [].

On Fri., Jan. 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET, check out Guantanamo, Where do we go from here? Presenters include Fionnuala Ni Aolain, former UN Special Rapporteur for Counterterrorism and Human Rights, and Mansoor Adayfi, writer, activist and Guantanamo survivor. Register at

23] Jewish Voice for Peace [] wants you to meet Delia Ramirez, a Congresswoman fighting for Palestinian rights on Mon., Jan. 8 at 7 PM ET. RSVP at

24] GMOM and For the People will hold a Maryland teleconference meeting on Mon., Jan. 8 at 7:30 PM ET.  You can join by dialing 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID of 931 3066 2622, and a password 173976. Or you can join by Zoom at

The main agenda item is a bill to bar ineligible candidates from the ballot.  Also discuss upcoming actions in Maryland and DC.

25] CODEPINK [] is gathering on Mon., Jan. 8 at 8 PM ET -- March on Washington for Gaza: What We Can Do. RSVP at

26] The Returning Citizens Task Force is continuing its work to defend the rights of people after their release from prison and helping individuals find the services and possibilities they need to go forward in their life.  In addition, as part of the re-grant program, the Task Force is sponsoring a free online webinar “How to Make Your Website Work for You,” on January 9 from 10 to 11 AM. Register 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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