Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 20, 2024

37] Disrupt campaign events – March 20

38] City Council candidates debate – March 20

39] Join Team ENOUGH – March 20

40] Climate Action sprint – March 20

41] Superwomen Wednesday – March 20

42] Willie Pye to be executed – March 20

43] Abolition working group meeting – March 20

44] Moms Demand Action -- March 20

45] Robotic Warfare – March 20

46] Dept. of Peacebuilding call -- March 20

47] Call Wisconsin voters to promote uncommitted – March 20


37] – USCPR Action [contact@uscpr.org] wants you to get involved on Wed., March 20 at 2 PM ET with Disrupting Campaign Events. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3817101890108/WN_AUhEFAgTTq-mW1ZKYKuQRg?emci=17dd5821-9ee0-ee11-85fb-002248223794&emdi=d68fde2f-aee0-ee11-85fb-002248223794&ceid=5467956#/registration

On the Zoom call, you’ll hear a case study on how to disrupt a politician’s event to force the demand to stop arming Israel onto their agenda. Mobilize to defend Rafah and to stop “THE DEADLY DEAL,” a $95 billion spending package that just passed the Senate and now heads to the House. The Deadly Deal includes $14 billion in weapons to Israel for arming genocide, and the elimination of all humanitarian funding to the UNRWA aid agency for Palestinian refugees, permanently. Finally, flood Congress’s phone lines together to let them know you are watching as the U.S. government continues to back Israel's horrific massacres and forced starvation of Palestinians in Gaza. Demand that your elected officials call for a PERMANENT CEASEFIRE NOW and stop arming Israel!

38] – On Wed., March 20 at 6:30 PM ET, the Maryland Democratic Party will hold Candidate Discussions - Baltimore City Council (Part 1) at the Morgan View Conference Center, 1500 Pentridge Road, Baltimore 21239.  For more information or to register, visit www.baltimorecitydems.org

This is a monthly general meeting, and you can hear from Democratic City Council candidates in Baltimore City Districts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8. Each candidate will have time to do an introduction and give remarks about their campaign. See https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/612094/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_more_events_of_type

39]Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including March 20, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. It will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/425528/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

40] –CCAN [info@chesapeakeclimate.org] is holding a meet-up on Wed., March 20 at 7 PM ET to prepare for an end of the session Climate Action Sprint. RSVP at https://act.chesapeakeclimate.org/page/64771/data/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=mdce&utm_content=MD-March+action+member+meetup+REMINDER-0324-c4&ea.url.id=2407648

Get involved and help pass key climate bills in Maryland! Support of the Maryland Responding to Emergency Needs from Extreme Weather (RENEW) Act for climate resiliency. But the fossil fuel industry is fighting back.

41] – On Wed., March 20 at 7 PM ET, it is Superwomen Wednesday. This is a virtual space to take powerful action together to make the Majority Rules real. Up next in programming is the situation in Pennsylvania. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/547542/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

42] – Death Penalty Action [info@deathpenaltyaction.org] wants you to know that an execution is scheduled to take place on Wed., March 20 at 7 PM ET. Willie Pye is to be executive on March 20, 2024 for the 1992 murder of Alicia Lynn Yarbrough. Join Death Penalty Action, Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and a variety of experts and special guests for an informative and prayerful vigil to protest the execution. There will be a check-in with folks live at the prison in Jackson, GA and at other live vigils in Georgia starting 6 PM ET and will continue until after the execution is either stayed or completed. Register for the virtual vigil at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_20XLy3OXTqiOaLDJqzGrBg?link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-clemency-denied-execution-in-ga-tomorrow&email_referrer=email_2249977&email_subject=clemency-denied-execution-in-ga-tomorrow#/registration

43] – The Northern Virginia DSA [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] Abolition Working Group works to challenge oppressive institutions and imagines the capacities for community care that we might grow instead. If you’re interested in getting involved with this work, the next meeting is currently scheduled for Wed., March 20 at 7 PM ET. Please fill out an interest form in advance, and you will get plugged in: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEcShQX51IL2Z1sNff7bqiYz68vAtPjUxpTuIrfvAK8iBDqA/viewform

44] – Debbie Stine [maryland@momschapterleaders.org] on Wed., March 20 at 8 PM ET wants you to attend a Maryland Moms Demand Action for a Be Smart/ERPO meeting! Share news and ideas, and learn about upcoming projects. This is a virtual meeting and the link will be sent after you sign up: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/59701/signup?emci=680d582f-58e1-ee11-85f9-002248223848&emdi=4d295817-a2e3-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&ceid=1738958

45] – MAPA [info@masspeaceaction.org] is hosting a webinar on Wed., March 20 at 8 PM ET -- Robotic Warfare: the Dangerous New AI Race. Pentagon-funded research and development on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in warfare is moving ahead quickly. Companies like Palentir, Anduril, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Starlink are developing new applications that are changing how wars of the future will be waged. Already, the war in Ukraine and Israel’s assault on Gaza are testing grounds for new automated weaponry. RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/WfPdyY1w_km33hA_Blm-KQ2?link_id=2&can_id=fc79a3e71146a9c503394cf2a7b56172&source=email-reminder-wirn-webinar-the-dissenters-monday-219-8-pm-et&email_referrer=email_2214329&email_subject=follow-up-to-wirn-webinar-dissenters&emci=a50d555f-35e5-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&emdi=0f9b121f-50e5-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&ceid=269591

Frank Panopoulos will describe these weapons and what the future of AI warfare looks like and the dangers of this Brave New World now taking shape. He is a human rights attorney who has worked for nonviolence, peace, and justice since 1979. He recently published an article entitled Pentagon Aims to Create a Human-Machine Soldier as Part of Dangerous New Artificial Intelligence Race.  Frank has spent time in prison for acts of non-violent civil resistance, including two Plowshares Actions in the 1980s (AVCO and Trident II). His current work includes representing prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay Prison, and in Florida state prisons; and anti-drone war litigation.

46] – Karen Johnson [Karen.Johnson@interpublic.com] wants you to know about a Peace Alliance Dept. of Peacebuilding campaign call on Wed., March 20 at 8 PM ET to celebrate the Season for Nonviolence. Get caught up on all things Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) and have a discussion about what it means to each of us to sacrifice for peace.  How and when do we each decide to make sacrifices and stand up against structural violence as our heroes of peace have? To join the Zoom, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/464735321?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4c280796-a209-44ec-a160-4747ef7dc57c#success  The Meeting ID is 464 735 321. 

47] – The DSA National Electoral Commission [nec@dsacommittees.org] on Wed,, March 20 at 8:30 PM ET indicates there is a mass call to plan for the Wisconsin presidential primary on April 2.  Mobilize to urge Wisconsin voters to vote "Uninstructed Delegates." Continue the uncommitted movement to send a message to Joe Biden that voters around the country demand a permanent ceasefire and an end to the genocide in Gaza! Participate in phone banks to call Wisconsin voters and urge them to vote for "Uninstructed Delegates": RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/listen-to-michigan-and-wisconsin-national-uninstructed-launch-call-2?fbclid=IwAR18jTfbCijedrh4EdfX5z1TN8u5JuSV1xSx0aN1JfRBQ3pgJEgZd6T9fl0&link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-urgent-was-primary-is-tomorrow-phonebank-voters-tonight-to-vote-uncommitted&email_referrer=email_2248647&email_subject=320-listen-to-wisconsin-mass-call-mobilize-to-urge-wi-voters-to-vote-uninstructed 

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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