Monday, May 6, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 7, 2024

24] Demand an end to arm sales to Israel – May 7

25] Healing & Reconciliation – May 7

26] Mobile Bike Shop – May 7

27] Russia out of Ukraine – May 7

28] Book – Unbuild Walls – May 7

29] Organizing 101 Training – May 7

30] Medicare for All Working Group meeting – May 7

31] Update on Utility Accountability Legislation – May 7

32] Campus Revolt – May 7


24] – An ad hoc group of people working on bringing an end to the genocide ongoing in the Gaza Strip will gather on Tues., May 7 at 3 PM ET for a demonstration in front of the State Department, the day before a report is due from the State Department. Here is a synopsis of NSM-20, issued February 8, 2024, which is the document that Biden signed that requires a report on May 8 by the secretaries of State and Defense [sic]. Contact Max at 443-761-5899 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast.

 From the preamble in NSM-20: The Secretaries of State and Defense [sic] are responsible for ensuring that all transfers of defense articles and defense services by the Departments of State and Defense [sic] ... are conducted in a manner consistent with all applicable international and domestic law and policy, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the applicable “Leahy Law” (22 U.S.C. 2378d, 10 U.S.C. 362), and NSM-18.

 From Section 1. (b)  Upon an assessment by the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense [sic] that the credibility or reliability of assurances provided by the recipient country as required by subsection (a) of this section has been called into question and should be revisited, the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense [sic], as appropriate, shall report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, within 45 days of such assessment and shall indicate appropriate next steps to be taken to assess and remediate the situation.  Such remediation could include actions from refreshing the assurances to suspending any further transfers of defense articles or, as appropriate, defense services.

25] – The Auburn Theological Seminary [] on Tues., May 7 at 4 PM ET for a virtual Conversation: Healing & Reconciliation with Phyllis Webstad, the final Dean's Lecture of 2024. Webstad is the founder of the Orange Shirt Society. Phyllis's story of resilience and her dedication to reconciliation after the trauma of residential schools. This conversation promises to be both educational and inspiring, offering insights on how we, as Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, can move forward together on the path of healing. RSVP at

26] – There is a Mobile Bike Shop at Lake Montebello, Whitman Drive, Baltimore 21218 on Tues., May 7 from 4 to 7 PM ET. RSVP at

27] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., May 7 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.

28] – The Detention Watch Network [] on Tues., May 7 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET is doing Unbuild Walls, a virtual Launch with Silky Shah, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and Amna A. Akbar. The launch of Unbuild Walls: Why Immigrant Justice Needs Abolition, is a new book by Silky Shah, Detention Watch Network’s (DWN) Executive Director. Register for the virtual launch through Ticket Tailor to receive a link to the live-streamed video on the day of the event at

29] – CCAN [] on Tues., May 7 at 6:30 PM ET wants you to learn how to fight climate change by developing a story that communicates values that called you to get involved in the climate movement at this time. Join an Organizing 101 training miniseries via Zoom.  Did you know that YOU have the power to make real change in the world? Through grassroots organizing, people can motivate others to join in taking action to fight climate change.  

Meet on four consecutive Tuesdays ending May 21 at 6:30 PM ET. The first Tuesday in May you will develop a story that communicates shared values that anchor your community, values that may be at risk, and may also be sources of hope.  The second Tuesday in May you will develop a story that communicates the values that called you to act and lead in this way, in this place, at this time. And the final training in May will get you talking with someone one on one to share your story of self, us and now and move this person to act on climate.  RSVP at

30] – On Tues., May 7 from 6 to 7 PM ET, the Northern Virginia DSA chapter is hosting a Medicare for All Working Group Meeting.  RSVP at

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP. Discuss the Medicare for All Resolution campaign in Arlington and plan other actions to ensure healthcare as a human right. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

31] –Taylor Smith-Hams, [] thinks you will be interested in an event on Tues., May 7  at 7 PM ET – an Update on Utility Accountability Legislation in Maryland.   Legislators failed to pass the vast majority of climate bills, including the Utility Transparency and Accountability Act1, despite hundreds of Marylanders demanding legislators to act. As it was introduced originally, the Utility Transparency and Accountability Act would have banned utilities from using ratepayer dollars on things like lobbying, trade association dues, and advertising, and required utilities to join a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). These provisions would have saved ratepayers over $20 million and ensured that we aren’t being charged for utilities’ political activities.  RSVP at

Join every Tuesday at 7 PM ET to dive deep into utility campaigning! Each session will feature different guest speakers who will share their expertise and then lead attendees in interactive breakout sessions through July 16. The 350 Network Council is also hosting a special session on Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM.

32] – CODEPINK [] hopes you will attend on Tues., May 7 at 8 PM ET Campus Revolt! - CODEPINK Congress. Elevate students under attack from Zionist thugs.  RSVP at

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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