Monday, April 1, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 2- 3, 2024

19] Phone bank for Uninstructed for a ceasefire – April 2

20] Fracking with forever chemicals – April 2

21] Russia out of Ukraine – April 2

22] Senate Candidate Environmental Forum – April 2

23] Medicare for All Working Group meeting – April 2

24] China, Confucius: Philosophy in the Quest for Peace – April 2

25] Afghanistan War Whistleblowers – April 2

26] MIGRANT JUSTICE Working Group meeting – April 2

27] Canada banned weapons to Israel – April 2

28] Witness against torture at White House – April 3


19] – The DSA National Electoral Commission [] wants you to join a phone bank to tell Wisconsin Voters, Vote Uninstructed for a Ceasefire. The focus is now on Wisconsin. With the primary election approaching on April 2nd, your participation is more critical than ever. Let’s use our voices to stand against genocide and advocate for peace and justice.  ‍You will then receive an email from Listen to Wisconsin via, which will include a Zoom link for your selected phone bank date and time. Don't worry if you're new to phone banking; each session begins with a training to ensure you're comfortable and confident using the dialer, following the script, and fully supported throughout your phone banking experience. Sign up for a phone bank on Tues., April 2 from noon to 2:30 PM or from 6:30 to 9 PM ET and on Mon., April 1 from noon to 2:30 PM and 6:30 to 8 PM ET at

20] –Check out a new report Fracking with ‘Forever Chemicals’ in West Virginia authored by Physicians for Social Responsibility on Tues. April 2 from noon to 1 PM ET. Join the webinar to learn about the report findings and how residents could be exposed to PFAS. Also look at what steps West Virginians can take to protect themselves. Register at

21] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., April 2 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.

22] –There is a 2024 Senate Candidate Environmental Forum on Tues., April 2 from 6 to 8 PM ET at the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore 21204. Confirmed candidates in attendance will be David Trone and Angela Alsobrooks. Former Governor Hogan was invited but declined the invitation to join. The in person event is filled, but you can tune in virtually. Email

This is a non-partisan event and as such, guests should not have any partisan clothing or signs and no electioneering materials. This event will be live-streamed and recorded through 

23] -- The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] indicates there is a Medicare for All Working Group meeting on Tues., April 2 at 6 PM ET. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at

 Discuss plans for furthering the M4All Resolution campaign in Arlington and plan the kickoff movie screening event. This group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

24] -- MAPA [] is hosting a webinar on Tues., April 2 at 7 PM ET -- "China, Confucius: Philosophy in the Quest for Peace." RSVP at

 China has a long history of philosophy that aspires to peace. Chinese philosophical traditions are deeply embedded in Chinese culture which, it is clear, is different to the US and the West. In this webinar, aspects of daoism will be explored through the lens of the philosopher, Wang Yangming (1472-1529).  The presenter, Hanyue Zhang is a US-trained educator, working in the tradition of Chinese philosophical sages. 

25] -- The Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy [] is continuing its Conference 2024 entitled Public Interest Whistleblowing on Tues., April 2 at 7 PM ET with Afghanistan War Whistleblowers. Hear from two former U.S. military officers who became outspoken critics of the war in Afghanistan—Daniel L. Davis and Matthew Hoh. Both men have received the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling. Kelley Vlahos, senior advisor at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, will moderate the discussion. RSVP at

26] -- The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] has a NOVA MIGRANT JUSTICE Working Group meeting on Tues., April 2, starting at 7 PM ET . Use the interest form to join the meeting:

27] -- CODEPINK [] will talk about Canada Banning Weapons to Israel at a meeting on Tues., April 2 at 8 PM ET.  As the US Congress approves another $3 billion in arms for the Israeli genocide, Canada’s parliament–thanks to the New Democratic Party—votes to suspend weapons sales to Israel. Though Canada’s vote was non-binding, Canada’s foreign affairs minister says, “It is a real thing and the government will halt future arms shipments." How did peace activists in Canada organize to win? Join the conversation with Libby Davies, a Canadian politician from British Columbia, and Kim Elliott who has had a life-long commitment to social justice and human rights advocacy, and has organized campaigns, conferences and events, including leading a Canadian parliamentary delegation to the Middle East. RSVP at

28] -- Helen Schietinger [] wants you to know that Witness against Torture will hold a Guantanamo Vigil at the White House at noon on Wed., April 3 to call out the President for keeping 16 men locked up years after they were cleared for release.  Read their stories: is writing about each one of them.

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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