Sunday, March 24, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 25 - 27, 2024

19] Celebrate Holy Week – March 25 & 27

20] "How Anti-Semitism is weaponized in US Universities" – March 25

21] Bird dog candidates – March 25

22] See a documentary The Wanted 18 – March 25

23] Climate and Nuclear Disarmament – March 26

24] Russia out of Ukraine – March 26


19] – The WFP Solidarity Collective [] wants you to virtually Celebrate Holy Week with Witness for Peace! Join in on Mon., March 25 at 7 PM ET for Collective Defining of Solidarity. Come prepared to work on a collective definition of what solidarity is and isn’t. Think through barriers to solidarity and how action is a necessary component of solidarity. Register at

Then on Wed., March 27 at 7 PM ET, check out What does Solidarity with your Community mean? Work through your own unique role in solidarity movements. Complete direct actions and find grounding for the journey. Register at

20] – MAPA [] on Mon., March 25 at 7 PM ET will host a webinar -- Marshall Ganz Lecture - "How Anti-Semitism is Weaponized in US Universities."  We’re living in a McCarthyite era where people who criticize or question the government of Israel or its assault on Gaza are being accused of anti-Semitism, and some have even been fired. In October, world-renowned Professor Marshall Ganz, Instructor of Leadership, Organizing and Civil Society at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, learned that he was being investigated on charges of anti-Semitism based on a complaint from some of his Israeli students who defined their project as wanting to organize Israelis “building on a shared ethos of Israel as a liberal-Jewish democracy.” Prof. Ganz will talk about his experience and how anti-Semitism is being weaponized across universities and U.S. society.

Professor Marshall Ganz is the Rita Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing and Civil Society at the Kennedy School of Government. He grew up in Bakersfield, California where his father was a Rabbi and his mother, a teacher. After starting his studies at Harvard in 1960, Mr. Ganz left a year before graduating to volunteer with the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. He became an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and in the fall of 1965 joined Cesar Chavez in his effort to unionize California farm workers, which he did for 16 years, during which time he became the Director of Organizing. In 1991, Prof. Ganz returned to Harvard College after a 28-year “leave of absence” and completed his BA in history and government. He received an MPA by the Kennedy School in 1993 and completed his PhD in sociology in 2000.  In 2007-8, Ganz was instrumental in the design of the grassroots organization for the 2008 “Obama for President” campaign. RSVP at

21] – [] wants you to attend the Get Money Out of Maryland teleconference on Mon., March25 at 7:30 PM ET. You can join in at 1 301 715 8592, with a meeting ID of 931 3066 2622 and a password of 173976. Or you can join by Zoom at The Meeting Agenda will include ongoing bird-dogging of candidates for Senate and House seats, and the prospects for legislation in Congress.

22] – CODEPINK [] on Mon., March 25 at 8 PM ET is showing a documentary The Wanted 18. ‌ ‌ ‌Watch and discuss the documentary, a story of Palestinians in Beit Sahour who started a local dairy farm during the First Intifada as a form of nonviolent resistance, by hiding a herd of 18 cows from Israeli occupation forces when the dairy collective was deemed a “threat to Israeli national security” in an attempt to squash the resistance. This documentary is 1 hour and 15 minutes long, so prepare for a bit longer of a Missing Peace Monday meeting! RSVP at

23] -- MAPA [] on Tues., March 26 at 4 PM ET wants you to join the webinar Climate and Nuclear Disarmament.  Climate change and nuclear war are the two most prevalent issues that threaten the future of humanity and the future of our earth. Create a safe space through this webinar to discuss how we all can hold onto hope and act to combat these threats. Psychic numbing is a widely known psychological phenomenon, causing us to feel apathetic towards tragedies and looming existential threats. How do all of us, compassionate, concerned human beings, continue to fall into this trap? How do we become psychologically numb to the two most dominant existential threats, the prospect of nuclear war and climate disaster? Not only does this webinar aim to answer this question, but also educate us on how we can combat psychic numbing and turn our concern into action. RSVP

24] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., March 26 from 5 to 5:30 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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