Thursday, February 29, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 1 -2, 2024

58] Fridays with Steve – March 1

59] Peace vigil at the White House March 1

60] Women in Black vigil – March. 1

61] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – March 1

62] Environmental justice in permitting process – March 1

63] Vigil for a ceasefire – March 1

64] Power Half-hour for Gaza March 1

65] Meet a war resister – March 1

66] Democratic National Committee discussion March 1

67] March in D.C. to end poverty – March 2

68] Rally in Annapolis to end poverty – March 2

69] Dress for success – March 2

70] Protest at Israeli embassy March 2

71] Trone opens office in Baltimore – March 2

72] Activist is selling her home

73] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

74] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

75] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

76] Do you need a doctor?

77] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

78] Do you need any book shelves?

79] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – Steve Phillips [] hopes you will tune in on Fri., March 1 at noon ET to Fridays with Steve. He will share three reasons to stay optimistic about Democrats’ chances to hold the White House and win back Congress. RSVP at

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

60] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at the corner of West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

61] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at

62] – The Maryland LCV [] has a priority for the 2024 session: grant the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) the authority to consider environmental justice (EJ) in its permitting process, using established tools like the MDE EJ Screen mapping tool for better-informed decisions. The group testified in support with amendments in the House Environment and Transportation committee on HB24: Environment - Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions, otherwise known as MDE Permitting Authority.

 On Fri., March 1 from noon to 12:30 PM ET, join for a discussion on the Environmental Justice Review for Agency Permitting.  RSVP at

63] – Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., March 1 (unless there is rain) at the corners of Pimlico Road and Northern Parkway (by the racetrack) as the group calls for a ceasefire and hand out leaflets.  The set-up is at 3 PM, and the demo will end at 4:45 PM ET. Banners and signs are available. The BPA gatherings are quiet and peaceful.  Contact Ronda Cooperstein []. 

64] –Jewish Voice for Peace [] is doing Power Half Hours for Gaza every day, Monday through Friday, at 3 PM ET. Sign up to take collective action toward a ceasefire alongside hundreds of other people like you. RSVP at  If the Zoom room is full, go to

  There are no words to describe the devastating pain of the last four months, in which the Israeli military has killed over 29,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 11,500 children. The highest court in the world has named Israel’s actions as plausibly a genocide. And the U.S. government is actively supporting the Israeli military as it wreaks devastation on the over 2 million Palestinians in Gaza. 

65] – Kathy Boylan [] wants you to attend on Fri., March 1 at 7:30 PM a Clarification of Thought gathering at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, WDC 20010.  The theme is a Courageous Journey in Resisting War.  The war resister Josie Guibeau served 17 years as an intelligence officer.  Motivated by her convictions, she resigned from the military and now protests and lobbies in Washington, D.C. Hear from Josie, and then participate in a lively discussion. Call 202-882-9649.

66] – On Fri., March 1 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details:

67] – Join the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly on Sat., March 2 at 10 AM at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW, WDC 20005. From there march to 13th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW. This is a resurrection, not an insurrection. Email

  On Saturday, March 2, in DC and states all across the nation the Poor People's Campaign will bring its demands to Main Street. March to lift up the issues of poor and low wealth people. Center the demands, and mobilize poor and low-income people and low wage workers to the polls.  Refuse to accept poverty as the fourth leading cause of death in America, and declare that our votes are power to demand living wages, voting rights and other policies to save lives, and save this democracy.  Visit

 68] – Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] wants to see you in Annapolis for the MASS POOR PEOPLE'S & LOW-WAGE WORKERS' MORAL MARCH TO STATE HOUSE ASSEMBLIES, starting at 11 AM on Sat., March 2 followed by an assembly at noon. You can park at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis 21401. Shuttle buses will be available from 9:45 to 11:45 AM to take you to Lawyers Mall, the location of the assembly. The return shuttle trip will depart at 2:25 PM.

 Buses will transport you to Annapolis. Bus riders must wear masks. Masks will be available as you board. Consider donating $50 at to cover the cost if you can; or accept a free seat! Free seats are available if needed, but they are limited to 2 free per booking.  Buses will travel from two areas: Montgomery/PG: Rockville/Silver Spring/Greenbelt/Bowie -- or Baltimore/AA: Rosedale/Baltimore City/Windsor Mill/Glen Burnie --  These buses are scheduled to depart after the event at 2:25 PM.

69] –The Immigration Outreach Service Center [] indicates that on Sat., March 2 from 10 AM to noon ET, there will be a Dress for Success event. This will allow men and women in the community to come and browse clothes meant for professional interviews! You will be asked for a donation on a pay-as-you-can basis but no one will be turned away! Come to the IOSC dining room, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239 to participate in the clothing market. Contact

70] – The ANSWER Coalition [] is encouraging you to attend on Sat., March 2 a Hands off Rafah Global Day of Action! Rally at 2 PM ET at Baltimore’s City Hall and at 1 PM at the Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Drive NW, WDC. Email at to find other rallies, go to

71] – Malcolm Bates [] wants you to know of an office opening on Sat., March 2 from 6 to 8 PM for David Trone, candidate for US Senate. Join in to celebrate at City House Baltimore, 1001 N. Charles St.  Enjoy music and food from a local caterer Taste This. RSVP at

72] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

73] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

74] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

 Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

75] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison.

He has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Dave printed new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need be- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check, or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at

76] – Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

77] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

78] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

79] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 29, 2024

50] Global Histories of Coexistence – Feb. 29

51] Burning Trash is not Renewable Energy! Feb. 29

52] Racial Equity & Medicare 4 All -- Feb. 29

53] Phone bank to Pennsylvania voters -- Feb. 29

54] Silencing Dissent in Israel Feb. 29


56] Climate Hawks Vote phone bank – Feb. 29

57] Campaign to Victory call -- Feb. 29


50] The Berkley Center is hosting a webinar on Thurs., Feb. 29 from 9 to 10 AM ET -- Global Histories of Coexistence.  This is the first of three webinars in advance of the Georgetown Global Dialogues (GGD).  In conversations with GGD fellows and other leading thinkers, Pankaj Mishra is exploring some of the questions to be addressed on campus in April in their wider historical context.

 Many of today's global divides along national, ideological, cultural, religious, racial, and ideological lines have deep historical roots.  At the same time, history reveals many periods of constructive coexistence—from Al-Andalus in Iberia to phases of the Ottoman and Mughal empires, and beyond.  A better understanding of the historical dynamics of coexistence can help us think through and cope with the deep divisions in our contemporary world. What have been the preconditions for constructive coexistence in the past?  Do different world regions hold different historical lessons?  Can we draw on historical experience—as well as the resources of our diverse traditions—to imagine and implement effective and peaceful ways to deal with inevitable differences on a global scale?  Leading international intellectuals Mohsid Hamid, Ranjit Hoskote, and Ece Temelkuran will reflect on these questions in an online conversation moderated by Pankaj Mishra, renowned author, essayist, and literary critic.  RSVP for the webinar at

51]Food & Water Watch will hold a rally on Thurs., Feb. 29 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET in Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401.  Join in a press event and rally to get trash incineration out of Maryland’s renewable energy program. For years, community, social justice, and environmental groups have fought to stop trash incineration from receiving millions of dollars in subsidies meant for actual renewable energy like wind and solar power. In 2022 alone, Maryland wasted $24.7 million to help fund trash incineration instead of putting that money towards real renewable energy projects. Call on your legislators to pass the Reclaim Renewable Energy Act (HB166/SB146) to remove trash incineration from Maryland’s renewable portfolio.  RSVP at

52] – Healthcare-NOW! [] is doing a training about the healthcare system on Thurs., Feb. 29 at 2 PM – Racial Equity & Medicare 4 All. Learn how storytelling is critical to building a movement for Medicare for All and practice talking about your own experiences with the healthcare system. These trainings will continue through April 4. REGISTER at

53] – On Thurs., Feb. 29 from 4 to 6 PM ET, join a Field Team 6 phone bank to help register Dems in Pennsylvania 07 to Elect Susan Wild. This will continue through March 28.  This Sign up at

You will be contacting eligible voters (likely Democrats) in Pennsylvania!  Make sure people are registered to vote, and that they can vote safely from home, is a super-effective way to make a difference. Turn voices into votes! All training provided!

54] – MAPA [] on Thurs., Feb. 29 at 6:30 PM ET is hosting a webinar: Silencing Dissent - Israeli civics teacher and a member of Knesset speak out.  Challenging dominant narratives in Israeli society can sometimes get you into trouble. Meir Baruchin is an Israeli high school civics teacher who was arrested for sharing posts on his Facebook page of Palestinians who had been killed in Gaza. MK Ofer Cassif is a member of the Knesset (Parliament) where his colleagues tried to expel him because he voiced support for the South Africa case at the ICJ (International Court of Justice). Both of them will talk about the repression that they faced as well as the overall repressive atmosphere in Israel and why that is happening. Note there will be an empty chair for the Palestinians that were invited who cannot participate out of fear of retaliation or repression. RSVP at

 Meir Baruchin, PhD, has been a high-school history and civics teacher for over 30 years.  His doctoral thesis was on “Congressional Involvement in the Use of Armed Forces Abroad: The Clinton Administration.”  Fun fact:  he was declared an Honorary Texan by Gov. George W. Bush!

 MK Dr. Ofer Cassif represents the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash) in the Knesset since 2019. MK Cassif is part of the Communist Party of Israel (MAKI) political bureau, the sole shared Jewish-Arab party in Israel, for which Hadash acts as its parliamentary wing. He holds a PhD in political science from London School of Economics. Prior to his election to the Knesset he taught in the Hebrew University and Sapir College.

55] – Check out on Thurs., Feb. 29 at 7 PM ET a webinar: PREVENTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE and NUCLEAR WAR, presented by the Veterans For Peace Nuclear Abolition Working Group. Hear from two major anti-nuclear activists speaking on climate and nuclear weapons: Dr. Ivana Hughes and Dr. Timmon Wallis. They will speak on why both issues must be addressed with equal urgency, and then discuss how together we can build mass movement that can put an end to these threats. Register at

  Dr. Ivana Nikolić Hughes is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Chemistry at Columbia University. Her work on ascertaining the radiological conditions in the Marshall Islands has been covered widely. Dr. Hughes currently serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Group to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  Dr. Timmon Wallis is Executive Director of NuclearBan.US and coordinator of the national Warheads to Windmills Coalition.  His book, Disarming the Nuclear Argument, contributed to the negotiations which led to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and earned ICAN its Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. His most recent book, Warheads to Windmills: Preventing Climate Catastrophe and Nuclear War was published in December 2023.

56] – Climate Hawks Vote [] needs you to participate in a phone bank on Thurs., Feb. 29 from 7 to 9 PM ET.  For Climate Hawk candidates in deep blue districts the election that matters is in just a few weeks. Laura Friedman is one such climate hawk, and you can join a phone bank to help her.  Friedman is a state legislator, where she’s led on climate bills: phasing out single use plastics, transportation, parking, building decarbonization and more. But don’t just listen to us; listen to the Los Angeles Times, which has provided an early endorsement of Laura: she “has built a reputation as a smart, thoughtful, and principled policymaker who takes on difficult issues–such as…climate change–to solve problems, not to score political points.”  California’s 30th Congressional District, covering Burbank and Hollywood, is a deep blue open seat (its current representative, Adam Schiff, is running for Senate). A dozen or so candidates have shown interest in running, but only a few of them are top-tier – and only one, Laura Friedman, is the stand-out climate hawk.  Ballots went out February 5 and the last day to vote in the primary is March 5. Sign up at

57] -- Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] on Thurs., Feb. 29 at 9 PM ET wants you to participate in the Campaign to Victory call.  Celebrate/debrief the huge win in the Special Election in NY-03, organize for the CA primaries (vote by mail ballots NOW), the early primaries in IL and TX, and more. You'll leave energized and organized. Invite your progressive friends! 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

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 28, 2024

38] Uncommitted campaign – Feb. 28

39] Mayoral debate Feb. 28

40] Support tenants – Feb. 28

41] Trip to Israel/occupied Palestine – Feb. 28

42] Baltimore Climate Action Team meeting – Feb. 28

43] What’s wrong with South Prince George's County? Feb. 28

44] Rev. Barber’s Teach-In – Feb. 28

45] Join DSA – Feb. 28

46] Disabilities Issues Organizing Team Call – Feb. 28

47] Local Peace Economy – Feb. 28

48] National strategy call for Medicare for All activists Feb. 28

49] Burning Trash is not Renewable Energy! Feb. 29


38] –James Zogby [] wants you to join him on Wed., Feb. 28 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET for Coffee and a Column. He will joined by Abbas Alawieh, who is leading the 'Uncommitted' campaign for the Democratic ticket in Michigan. Alawieh will report on discuss the results of Tuesday’s Michigan primary election. Zogby will open the call with a brief discussion of this week’s column reflecting on how every president in recent history faced unexpected Middle East challenges and the role that failed US policies have played in how they have dealt with these crises. Read Why the US Continues to Fail in the Arab World/

Register at  after you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call. 

39] –Maryland LCV [] is informing us there will a mayoral debate about the candidates environmental proposals on Wed., Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM ET at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore 21215.  Join Baltimore’s top mayoral candidates as they discuss environmental issues affecting Baltimore City. This is your chance to hear directly from the mayoral candidates about their visions for addressing critical environmental and climate issues in Baltimore City. Register to attend in order to secure a seat at the forum. There are virtual options also available. Register at

40] – Metro DC DSA [] is asking this question on Wed., Feb. 28 at 6:30 PM ET: Can tenants from all walks of life unite to defend an existential threat to tenant power?  Attend a regional tenant organizing meeting with DC Jobs with Justice to discuss the attacks on the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA) Act and the plan to fight back. This event will take place at The Festival Center in Adams Morgan, 1640 Columbia Road NW, WDC.  RSVP at

41]FCNL [] on Wed., Feb. 28 at 6:30 PM ET attend a special Quaker Change Maker event and hear about a by FCNL’s General Secretary Bridget Moix and Hassan El-Tayyab, legislative director for Middle East policy. Register at

42] –CCAN [] is holding a Baltimore Climate Action Team meeting on Wed., Feb. 28 at 7 PM ET at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Fight for climate justice in Baltimore and statewide, and enjoy pizza, coffee, good people, and ways to take action. You can also join by Zoom. Things are getting busy in the General Assembly on key climate justice campaigns, and YOU can hear all about it.  RSVP at

43] – There will be a South Prince George's County People's Committee meeting on Wed., Feb. 28 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET.  This event’s address is private. Sign up for more details at

  It is believed that elected officials have failed South Prince George's County.  Come to the South Prince George's County People's Committee meeting to make your voice heard and demand that this group be heard.  Establish the issues that matter! Explore how we are going to make change! Take action on the issues of our community!

44] – The Washington DC Poor People's Campaign Coordinating Committee [] tells us that on Wed., Feb. 28 at 7 PM ET that Rev. Dr. Barber II Teach-in at John Wesley AME Zion Church. Hear about the program that has been designed especially for those who want to influence the moral narrative in 2024. RSVP at

45] – The Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America [] wants you to know about Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation on Wed., Feb. 28 at 7 PM ET. Curious about DSA? If so, this event is for you! You'll learn about DSA, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. You will find out about chapter's structure and campaigns, branches, and caucuses. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland. RSVP for Zoom link at

46] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join in on Wed., Feb. 28 at 8 PM ET for a Disabilities Issues Organizing Team Call on State-Based Single Payer Healthcare. Register and the machine will email you your secure codes:

47] – The CODEPINK Local Peace Economy [] will hold a call on Weds. Feb. 28 at 8 PM ET. ‌ CODEPINK claims this is true: The war economy intentionally keeps us distracted - including from our grief - so that our attention is not available for what really matters. With less distraction, we would see through the lies of the war economy and bring our attention to creating new ways of living together that meet our needs in community. When or where do you notice yourself becoming distracted continuously? What purpose is that distraction serving? Are you willing to commit to one moment of attentiveness each day where there has previously been distraction? The group wants you to pivot to peace. RSVP

48] – Healthcare NOW [] wants you to know that the National Nurses United are hosting a national strategy call for Medicare for All activists on Thurs., Feb. 28 at 8 PM ET. Learn more about the national organizing the nurses have planned for this year and get more information about how you can get involved if you aren't already.  For more info about this event, contact the organizers directly at  RSVP at

49] – SirJames Weaver [] wants you to know about a rally and a press conference on Thurs., Feb. 29 at 11:30 AM at Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401.  The point to make is that Burning Trash Is Not Renewable Energy! Get trash incineration out of Maryland’s renewable energy program. In 2022 alone, Maryland wasted $24.7 million to help fund trash incineration instead of putting that money towards real renewable energy projects. Call on your legislators to pass the Reclaim Renewable Energy Act (HB166/SB146) to remove trash incineration from Maryland’s renewable portfolio. 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

Monday, February 26, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 27, 2024

27] Book bans – Feb. 27

28] Russia out of Ukraine – Feb. 27

29] Anne Frank Revisited – Feb. 27

30] Freedom to Leave Act – Feb. 27

31] Ira Helfand on nukes – Feb. 27

32] Gaza: Health and Human Rights Consequences of the War - Feb. 27

33] Wall Street funds climate chaos – Feb. 27

34] Understanding our immigration process -- Feb. 27

35] Progressive Harford County meeting – Feb. 27

36] Family-friendly policies are needed – Feb. 27

37] LIVE California GOTV Rally -- Feb. 27


27] On Tues., Feb. 27 at 3 PM ET, PEN experts will discuss the organization’s engagement at New College, the state of censorship efforts in K-12 public education, and recent and proposed Florida legislation undermining our public education system. Hear about PEN’s efforts at the state capital and in the courts, all while building a movement for organized and strategic local and state level advocacy to defend and protect our First Amendment liberties. RSVP at

28] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Feb. 27 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.   Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

29] -- The Anne Frank Center USA <> is inviting you on Tues., Feb. 27 at 5 PM to "Anne Frank Revisited" presented by TOLI:  The Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights. This special program features Dina Kraft, co-author of the NY Times bestselling book, "My Friend Anne Frank: The Inspiring and Heartbreaking Story of Best Friends Torn Apart and Reunited against All Odds.”  The narrative is by the late Hannah Pick-Goslar, who tells the story of her special friendship with Anne, including their shared childhood experiences of innocence; the trauma of Nazi persecution in Holland; and of their last, tragic encounter, starving and near death at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  The book provides a new perspective on the most recognizable victim of the Holocaust, and a searing look at what countless children endured at the hands of the Nazis.  Register at

30] -- Councilmember Jawando introduced a bill to ban consent searches in Montgomery County: the Freedom to Leave Act (Bill 2-24). The MD Attorney General released an opinion saying that the Council could not pass the STEP Act’s provision to prohibit minor traffic stops (for now). Jawando introduced the bill to move forward with the STEP Act's ban on consent searches. Banning consent searches will remove one of the reasons that officers stop drivers and reduce racial disparities in traffic enforcement.  MoCo DSA will be testifying alongside its Decrim MoCo coalition partners in support of the Freedom to Leave Act at the public hearing on this bill on Tues., Feb. 27 at 7 PM ET. Come on out to the hearing and support this important legislation at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850! RSVP at

MoCo DSA will meet up for dinner on the first floor at 6 PM. Then the group will head into the council office building chamber on the 3rd floor for the hearing.

31] The Ellsberg Initiative [] is inviting you on Tues., Feb. 27 at 7 PM ET to hear from Activist-in-Residence Dr. Ira Helfand on THE GROWING DANGER OF NUCLEAR WAR and WHAT WE CAN DO TO PREVENT IT.  Dr. Helfand, the inaugural Ellsberg activist-in-residence, is an experienced nuclear abolitionist, a skilled organizer, and a physician. Register at

32] –World BEYOND War [] is getting very upset about Genocide in Gaza. So the group is organizing a webinar Update on Gaza: Health and Human Rights Consequences of the War on Tues., Feb. 27 at 7 PM ET. Author, filmmaker, and physician Alice Rothchild has traveled to Gaza four times, the last visit in August 2023. She will give a brief background on Gaza and then a detailed description of the current destruction of much of the infrastructure and health care system and the impact on civilians in the ongoing war.

  Email Greta, the host, at RSVP at

33] -- In 2024 the battle to stop the climate crisis rages on. Activists across the globe are fighting the construction of new fossil fuel projects. Mass movements in the US are using the election to demand climate solutions from our politicians. Climate Defenders are going after the war chest of the fossil fuel industry: Wall Street. Join a call on Tues., Feb. 27 at 7:30 PM ET for a Summer of Heat onboarding call. This call will lead to a sustained campaign of nonviolent civil resistance that takes on the companies bankrolling the climate crisis. In the coming months, bring the chaos of the climate crisis to Wall Street. Sign up at

34] -- AFSC [] on Tues. Feb. 27 at 7 PM ET is hosting Understanding our immigration process.  Join AFSC for the second installment of a webinar series to learn about the U.S. migration system—and how we can protect migrant rights in these times. Examine the legal pathways for migrants to enter the U.S. as well as the challenges they face. Also discuss how we can work toward a future where all immigrants and migrants are treated with dignity and respect. Register at

35] Progressive Harford County is holding a virtual meeting on Tues., Feb. 27 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Review the latest initiatives with the chapter. Del. Steve Johnson will also join to inform Progressive Harford members on how to support his legislative bills in Annapolis this session. RSVP at

36] -- [] is very upset as some members of Congress refuse to protect children in the USA. On Tues., Feb. 27 at 8:30 PM, talk about the CTC, WIC, and the challenges facing family-friendly policies in Congress during the #KeepMarching online call. During this online meet-up, you’ll hear personal stories about how the CTC and WIC have helped families. Then, MomsRising’s own Elyssa Schmier, Vice President of Government Affairs and the National Budget, will lead participants through the current state of CTC and WIC. Also uncover how the chaos in Congress is holding back the progress of family-friendly policies. RSVP at

37] -- Our Revolution [] is holding a LIVE California GOTV Rally on Tues., Feb. 27 at 9 PM ET with Peace Candidate Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate, Barbara’s campaign chair U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, CA Assemblyman Ash Kalra, and Alex Mohajer for State Senate (District 37), and other special guests! RSVP at

To be continued.


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"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