Monday, February 5, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert February 6 - 8, 2024

25] Phone bank to say NO to immigration policies – Feb. 6 

26] Election protection phone bank – Feb. 6 & 8

27] Russia out of Ukraine – Feb. 6

28] Migrant Justice working group meeting – Feb. 6

29] Medicare for All Working Group meeting – Feb. 6

30] Returning Citizens Task Force meeting -- Feb. 6

31] U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza – Feb. 6

32] Partnering for Peace in Israel & Palestine – Feb. 6

33] Yemen Explained Feb. 6

34] Rally for Collective Bargaining Rights – Feb. 7


25] -- The Working Families Party [] is looking for volunteers to phone bank virtually on Tues., Feb. 6 at 3 PM ET. Tell members of Congress No trading Trump immigration policies for more bombs!  The supplemental funding request would turn many cruel Trump-era immigration policies into permanent law. In exchange, Democrats would receive a military aid package that would include $14 billion in unconditional funding to the Israeli government to continue the siege on Gaza which has already killed more than 27,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children.  Help the WFP reach key Senators ahead of the vote to defeat these inhumane policies.  RSVP at

26] – On Tues., Feb. 6 at 4 to 6 PM, Thurs., Feb. 8 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Fri., Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 PM and Sun., Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at

27] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Feb. 6 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.

28] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] on Tues., Feb. 6 at 6 PM ET is holding a NOVA Migrant Justice working group meeting. Please fill out the interest form, and someone will reach out to get you plugged in. RSVP at

29] – On Tues., Feb. 6 from 6 PM ET, the Northern Virginia DSA [] will hold a Medicare for All Working Group Meeting.  RSVP at

 Join the M4All Alexandria Working Group and discuss plans for furthering the M4All petition in Alexandria - and now in Arlington. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month.

30] -- The Returning Citizens Task Force will meet virtually on Tues., Feb. 6 at 6:30 PM ET.  Glynn Elmira from CSOSA (Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency) in DC will give a talk about the services they provide for returning services including their mentoring program. CCOSA is a model for providing Reentry services and can provide ideas for our work in Prince George’s and more widely in Maryland. And Carmen Johnson, Founder and CEO, of HOTT (Helping Ourselves to Transform) will talk about legislation to create the "Maryland Deaths in Custody Oversight Board," to address the growing number of individuals in our state who die in custody (many while still awaiting trial). She will be joined by  Jonah Walters, an investigative journalist and UCLA Bio Critical Studies Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, who played a key role in the report on in-custody deaths in Maryland.  For more information about meeting or other activities, contact Kurt at

31] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting a discussion on Tues., Feb. 6 at 7 PM ET -- The U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the Assault on Gaza.  RSVP at

 What military weapons are used today to devastate the lives of millions in Gaza? Which are the U.S. companies that profit from this catastrophe? How can we challenge this business of death and hold these companies accountable? This webinar will feature the staff of the Action Center for Corporate Accountability, a project of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), who will share their research: and stories of intersectional creative divestment campaigns.

32] – The American Friends of Combatants for Peace [] on Tues., Feb. 6 at 7:30 PM ET will speak about Partnering for Peace in Israel & Palestine at Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda 20817. Register at

33] – CODEPINK [] on Tues., Feb. 6 at 8 PM will focus on Yemen Explained.  ‌While the US & Israel flagrantly violate the UN Genocide Convention to commit mass murder and starve 2.3 million people in Gaza, the Ansar Alla movement in Yemen blockades Red Sea shipments to Israel to uphold its treaty obligation to prevent further genocide. For this, the Biden administration–in an illegal circumvention of Congress-has bombed over 60 targets in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, sending two aircraft carrier battle groups, guided missile destroyers, submarines and warplanes to the region. Despite the US strikes, Yemenis say the blockade will continue in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Visit

34] – The University System Maryland Labor Coalition will be holding a rally in Lawyers Mall, State House, Annapolis 21401for Collective Bargaining Rights on Wed., Feb. 7 at 11 AM ET. RSVP at ttps://

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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