Sunday, March 17, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 18 - 19, 2024

23] Rally for a Fair Share of taxes – March 18

24] Honoring the strength of refugee women – March 19

25] Back from the Brink meeting – March 19

26] Gaza, a litmus test for international law – March 19

27] Hear from a spiritual advisor to death row – March 19

28] Meet Rabbi May Ye – March 19

29] Russia out of Ukraine – March 19


23] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] wants you to attend on Mon., March 18 at 6 PM in Lawyers Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401 a rally to Demand Fair taxation for Maryland!  Are you tired of seeing wealthy corporations and millionaires dodge their fair share of taxes? Urge the Maryland General Assembly to pass the #FairShareMd Act. This critical legislation will ensure that the burden of taxation is distributed equitably, holding wealthy corporations and millionaires accountable to contribute their fair share to our community.  RSVP at

24] – HIAS [] is inviting you on Tues., March 19 at noon ET for a webinar -- Honoring the strength of refugee women.  March 8 was International Women's Day — a day dedicated to honoring women's achievements and raising awareness about the ongoing issues that affect them. Celebrate the Diversity and Strength of Refugee Women and Survivors of Gender-Based Violence. Register at

25] – Back from the Brink [] is meeting virtually on Tues., March 19 at 1 PM ET to discuss local organizing, congressional news, Hub updates, nuclear weapons in the media, and introducing the media & communications consultant.  RSVP at

26] – Scientists for Palestine [] are inviting you on Tues., March 19 at 2:30 PM ET to a webinar: "Gaza, A Litmus Test for International Law and the Responsibility of the International Community.” RSVP at

Three speakers will discuss the current situation in Gaza, its legal and humanitarian obligations. They are as follows: Shawaan Jabarin, director of Al-Haq, Amjad Shawa, director of the Palestinian NGO Network, Gaza and Raji Sourani, director general of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.

27] – Death Penalty Focus [] will hold a conversation on Tues., March 19 at 3 PM ET about a spiritual advisor's book after decades on death watch:  The book is “Too Close to the Flame, With the Condemned Inside the Southern Killing Machine” by Joseph B. Ingle who spent 45 years on death watch in prisons throughout the South. RSVP at

28] -- The Fellowship of Reconciliation [] is holding a virtual March 2024 Gathering Voices with Rabbi May Ye  on Tues,, March 19 at 4 PM ET.  Rabbi Ye is a Chinese-American Jew; a weaver of tradition and fashioner of new liturgy and ritual, she seeks to center and highlight the experiences of those who have been disenfranchised and marginalized from Judaism and Jewish spaces. A passionate activist, she explores how to decouple Judaism from Zionism and is an ardent supporter of Palestinian liberation. 

  Since October 7, 2023, Rabbi May, has been working tirelessly, often while in handcuffs, with Jewish Voice for Peace and Rabbis for Ceasefire to stop the bloodshed taking place in Gaza and achieve liberation for the Palestinian people. We will discuss with her how this work is aligned with and in the tradition of Christian theologian Walter Wink. Register

29] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., March 19 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.

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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