Sunday, June 30, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 1 - 2, 2024

15] Join the Peace Walk – July 1 - 2

16] Write letters – July 1

17] Gaza Summer School – July 1

18] Deal with a series of shootings – July 2

19] Remember John Lewis – July 2

20] Activists Writing Together July 2

21] Russia out of Ukraine – July 2

22] Peace walkers need housing – July 3, 4 & 5

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15] – On Mon., July 1 the Peace Walk will be in Annapolis at the Naval Academy and at the Kunta Kinte statue at the Annapolis dock.  On Tues., July 2 the Peace Walk will be at the Applied Physics Lab. Visit https://peacewalk2024.org/

16] – Letter-Writing with Swing Left will happen on Mon., July 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET.  This will continue on Mondays through August 12. Join in for a fun evening of letter-writing, snacks, and political conversation!  Write letters using this award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections.  Never written letters before? Hop on to votefwd.org/swingleft and make an account; download twenty letters; and you will be shown how to write them at the party! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/568278/

17] – CODEPINK [info@codepink.org] is inviting you on Mon., July 1 at 8 PM ET for the Gaza Summer School Session 3 -- Decolonizing Environmentalism.‌ ‌ Learn from one of Palestine’s foremost experts on Palestine’s ecosystems, Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, founder of the Palestine Museum of Natural History. Plus, hear how you can use social media for movement building from CODEPINK’s social media team! RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/summerenroll?utm_campaign=gaza_summer_school_session_3_i&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

18] – MD Moms Demand Action [maryland@momschapterleaders.org] on Tues., July 2 at 2 PM ET want you to join a Brooklyn Healing & Wellness tabling event at the Brooklyn Community Center, 4140 10th St.. Baltimore 21225. Wear red Moms Demand shirts or anything red, and do crafting in the senior resource area as well as in the Children’s resource area. All materials will be provided. This event will be outdoors at the Basketball Court at the renovated Recreation Center. Choose from the 2-4:30 PM shift or the 4:30-7 PM shift. RSVP at https://forms.everytown.org/a/md-chapter-brooklyn-healing-and-wellness-event-crafts-tabling?emci=55c97d91-992d-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=b43d2f22-2b2f-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=1738958

19] – Get over to a John Lewis National Day of Commemoration and virtual Action Planning Meeting on Tuesdays, July 2 & 9 from 4 to 6 PM ET and on Mon., July 15 from 4 to 5 PM ET. Learn about how you can participate in the John Lewis National Day of Action to be held on July 17th - the 4th Anniversary of the passing of our voting rights champion. Former Congressperson John Lewis saw this democracy crisis coming. In the last years of his life he championed two pieces of federal legislation to secure our democracy, the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. The plan is to work to have events everywhere throughout the nation on July 17th which will highlight the urgency of this moment.  At these meetings, you will hear from leaders of the convening organizations about making July 17th a powerful Day of Action! The day of action and planning call is sponsored by the Transformative Justice Coalition, Public Citizen, Black Voters Matter and others. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/john-lewis-actions/event/631740/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

20] – Join Activists Writing Together, hosted by Be the Change Bmore on Tues., July 2 from 4 to 6 PM ET at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Write letters that make a difference! Write postcards/letters to voters in swing states · Text unregistered folks with information on how to register to vote.  The next session will be on Sun., July 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET.  The last session will be on Sun., Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/632414/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

21] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., July 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] – The Peace Walk is looking for housing for one or two of the walkers on July 3, 4 and 5. The ideal housing would be in the District of Columbia or the Maryland suburbs. RSVP by calling or texting Lou at 410-499-8899

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

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 30 -- July 2, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 30 – July 2, 2024

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Need help in archiving activist material

4] Need a cleaning lady

5] Get the book A Bag of Stones

6] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

7] Baltimore activist selling her home

8] Join the peace walkers – June 30

9] Starvin’ for Justice – June 30 – July 2

10] Canvass for a Ceasefire Resolution – June 30

11] Table at Pride in the Plaza – June 30

12] PDA Town Hall about Debate Debrief – June 30

13] Protest at the Pentagon – July 1

14] Election Protection Zoom  – July 1

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1] – Buttons, bumper stickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

3] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

4]Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Barry Lee Burnside, a gaggle of great writers and copy editors are making available “A Bag of Snakes: Selected Writings on Prisons and the Death Penalty by Murphy Davis and Eduard Loring. Edited by Barry Lee Burnside.” Ed indicates the book will be available for sale on April 13, and is asking you to pre-order your copy. Your donation will provide a needed financial boost for the printing costs. The suggested donation is $20 for one copy; and $30 for your copy and an additional copy for a prisoner or someone in need. Any donation is appreciated. More or less you will receive the book.  Barry and the team have spent over two years putting this book together. It begins with outlines and notes found in the boxes of materials Murphy left when she ascended. The work is a work of love, and all involved are proud of the fruit borne by seeds nourished in good soil.

To order by postal mail, make your check to Open Door Community.  Send it to Open Door Community, PO Box 10980, Baltimore 21234.  For any questions, contact David Payne at 404-290-2047 or davidpayne@opendoorcommunity.org.

6] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

7] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

8] – On Sun., June 30 at 8:30 AM ET, meet at the Fort Meade Visitor Center, 902 Reece Road, Fort Meade, MD. Walk to 8700 Washington Boulevard in Jessup. Shuttle over to 8850 Gorman Road in Laurel. At 12:30 PM, stop by the Patuxent River to hear from military contamination expert Pat Elder talk about the toxins in the river and elsewhere in Maryland from Fort Meade and other military facilities.

On Mon., July 1 at 9 AM, meet at Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City. Walk to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road in Laurel.  At 1:30 PM, vigil at the Applied Physics Lab, largest academic recipient of Pentagon funding in the country.  Get lunch in the area. Walkers will then take the van to Annapolis Friends Meeting, where they will be housed. Visit https://peacewalk2024.org/

9] – Death Penalty Action [info@deathpenaltyaction.org] is providing a “Starvin’ for Justice” update. On Sun., June 30, the day starts at 9 AM with a vigil at the Supreme Court, and it continues until 6 PM. At 2 PM, see a screening of In the Executioner's Shadow at the Methodist Building next door to the Court. Then from 6 to 8:30 PM ET, join an Abolition Teach-In and Q&A.

 On Mon., July 1 from 9 AM to 6 PM ET, vigil outside the court. At 11 AM, there will be a Mini Rally featuring victim family members, death row family members, death row survivors and other movement leaders. Then from 6 to 8:30 PM ET, join an Abolition Teach-In and Q&A.

 At 8:30 PM through the next morning, the vigil and presence outside the court becomes continuous with those who choose to do so maintaining the vigil overnight on the sidewalk outside the court. Bring a sleeping bag, mat, or pillow for sidewalk comfort! The United Methodist Building and its security personnel will remain open all night for those who need indoor nap breaks or restroom facilities.

 On Tues., July 2 from 9 AM to 6 PM ET, vigil outside the court. Then from 6 to 8:30 PM ET, join an Abolition Teach-In and Q&A.  At midnight, break the fast together with a free meal outside the court. A closing circle will begin at 11:15 PM so people can share about their experiences with the group. July 2 marks the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1976 decision in Gregg V. Georgia, in which new death penalty laws were upheld and state-sponsored prisoner killings were allowed to resume. Visit https://abolition.org/

10] – Canvass in Ward 5 for a DC Council Ceasefire Resolution on Sun., June 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET.  The Internationalism Working Group and DC 4 Ceasefire are teaming up to knock on doors for a DC Council Ceasefire Resolution. There are only two weeks left in this Council session, and the idea is to encourage councilmembers to introduce the resolution before it ends. Meet in Edgewood Triangle Park, Franklin St. & 4th St. NE, WDC 20002. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/dc-ceasefire-canvas-june-30/?link_id=12&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-21-2024&email_referrer=email_2371964&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-28-2024

11] – MDC DSA will table at the Pride at the Plaza in Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring 20910 on Sun., June 30 from noon to 5 PM ET. Feel free to sign up for a two-hour shift or stay the entire time. Talk about the Trans Rights and Bodily Autonomy campaign, as well as other social and economic justice campaigns. No experience required — just enthusiasm for socialism and LGBTQIA+ organizing. RSVP here. https://actionnetwork.org/events/mdc-dsa-tabling-at-pride-at-the-plaza-downtown-silver-spring?link_id=6&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-21-2024&email_referrer=email_2371964&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-28-2024

 Veterans Plaza is about a 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro, and Montgomery County parking garages are located around the festival. Parking is free in county garages on Sundays.

12] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] on Sun., June 30 at 4 PM ET at the Town Hall there will be a Debate Debrief & a discussion of PDA's Chicago Conference. There is a major crisis in the state of American politics, and why Progressives cannot be bystanders.  Rather, PDA needs to present its program as the solution to the crisis. 

 Most pundits expected Thursday night's debate to be an unmemorable event in an uninspiring election year. Trump would be Trump, and Biden would be competent. Unfortunately, very unfortunately, only half the deal was upheld. The implications of the debate are unknown, very unknown. What remains clear—and was only confirmed by 90 minutes in which Trump seemed hell bent on shattering his own record for prevaricating—is that Donald Trump must be defeated in the fall.  The question that was painfully raised is whether President Biden is no longer physically strong enough to achieve this essential end.  RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4#/registration

13] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is July 1 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. 

 By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

14] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., July 1 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfuygpjIiHtc20uIOxdeqYRiAicjSLWUc#/registration

To be continued

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 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

Friday, June 28, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 29 - July 2, 2024

54] Rally at the Supreme Court – June 28

55] Kuttab brothers debate the future of Palestine June 28

56] Family art show through June 29

57] Peace vigil at the White House June 28

58] Women in Black vigil June 28

59] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – June 28

60] Organizing for Action June 28

61] Death penalty activists at the Supreme Court June 28 – July 2

62] Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park June 29

63] Peace Walk goes to Catonsville Nine memorial plaque – June 29

64] Poor Peoples’ rally -- June 29

65] Rebuilding education in Gaza June 29

66] Salisbury Pride – June 29

67] Solidarity Economy Social Hour -- June 29

68] Write to anti-nuke protesters

69] Baltimore activist selling her home

70] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

71] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

72] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

73] Do you need a doctor?

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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54] – CPD Action [info@cpdaction.org] is organizing a Power to the People rally outside the Supreme Court on Fri., June 28 at 9:30 AM ET. As the justices hand down their final decisions this summer, join in to take power back from the Court so that it works for US and not their billionaire backers! Since former President Trump appointed three justices to the Supreme Court, the extreme right supermajority has overturned women’s rights, weakened voter access, blocked student loan relief and made it harder to stop gun violence. It’s time for us to leverage our collective voice to demand Congress fight for our freedoms by fixing the Court and leverage the collective power of our vote to uphold our democracy in November.  RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/AuA0ODgei0Wo-b4J0QNmtg2?sourceid=1094945

55] – Nonviolence International [info@nonviolenceinternational.net] is letting you know about event where the Kuttab Brothers debate the future of Palestine on Fri., June 28 at 10 AM ET. ‌ Daoud may have strategic reasons for currently supporting a 2-state solution, and Jonathan advocates for a 1 state. Both are loquacious and lively and draw on their vocations as a renowned journalist and lawyer respectively. Register at https://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/futureofpalestine?utm_campaign=kuttabbrothers&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nonviolenceinternational

56] – Ronda Cooperstein [rondacooperstein@hotmail.com] wants you to attend a family art show We Will Be What We Want to Be from Baltimore to Palestine at Area 405, 405 East Oliver St. It is curated by Quentin Gibeau, and will be on display through June 29. See work by Zahi Khamis, Kim Jensen, Ahlam Khamis and Besan Khamis.

57] – There is a weekly vigil at the White House on Fridays from noon to 1 PM sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649. 

58] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. The VFP peace walkers will join he vigil. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at annvinup@gmail.com.

59] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at https://afsc.org/events/action-hour-cease-fire-now?ms=EMA24EI1103&emci=17faec34-887a-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&emdi=9695a439-f87c-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&ceid=764241

60] – On Fri., June 28 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/373917/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

61] The Abolition Action Committee is holding a four day vigil maintaining presence at U.S. Supreme Court in Washington DC. Many of participants fast during this time, but fasting is not required. Tens-of-thousands of visitors come to the Court, and it is an opportunity to share the message that no matter how you slice it, the death penalty is BAD PUBLIC POLICY. Much of the time is spent talking to individuals and creating visibility. Several larger events are held at key times during the event to highlight specific concerns, with a series of speakers each evening to educate, enlighten and entertain.

On Fri., June 28 from 9 PM to 11:30 PM, join the "Last Supper" together at the Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. before fasting starts. This is a catered dinner with non-alcoholic drinks provided. While everyone is welcome (including event participants, fasters, non-fasters, supporters, and any guests and friends that you want to invite), you must register in advance. Email scott@abolition.org with your RSVP and number of additional guests. Donations of $10 to help cover the meal cost are welcome, but not required. Side dishes and appetizers are welcome, but not necessary. Alcohol is NOT permitted on the premises. Afterwards participants will move to the Supreme Court.

 The vigil runs daily from Sat., June 29 through Tues., July 2, approximately 8:30 AM until 8 PM. Fasting starts at 12:01 AM on June 29 and the group breaks the fast at midnight on July 2. Participants are invited to sleep out in front of the court on the night of July 1. It’s perfectly legal and safe - and quite an experience to be had. To attend the full event, plan to arrive on June 28 by 9:30 PM, and depart anytime on July 3. View the full schedule at https://abolition.org/schedule/

While the vigil is directly in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, there is access at the United Methodist Church on Maryland Ave., next door to the Court.  One can have access to air conditioned resting/work space as well as restrooms available 24/7. Visit https://abolition.org/about/

62] – Join a Birdwatching Tour of Paterson Park on Sat., June 29 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at the southernmost end of the Boat Lake, closest intersection is Eastern Avenue and South Rose Street. Then walk directly north into the park via the cobblestone path, approximately 100 yards. RSVP at https://md.audubon.org/events/birdwatching-tour-patterson-park-0 

Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon and Baltimore Bird Club experts will lead the search of avian friends! Email baltimore@audubon.org

63] – On Sat., June 29 at 10 AM, the Peace Walk will begin at 14 W. Cold Spring Lane and continue to the Catonsville 9 marker at 1100 Frederick Road. Arrive at noon, and hear from Brendan Walsh of the Viva House Catholic Worker.

On Sun., June 30 at 8:30 AM, the Peace Walk will begin at 902 Reece Road at the Fort Meade Visitor Center and marchers will go to 8700 Wash Boulevard in Jessup. At 12:30 PM ET, Pat Elder will speak about military pollution at the Little Patuxent River Bridge on Route 1.  Visit peacewalk2024.org

64] The Maryland Poor People's Campaign [events@marylandppc.org] wants you to know that the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is hosting a historic gathering of poor people, workers, and advocates to demand that candidates for public office in 2024 support a moral public policy agenda that includes living wages, voting rights, and other essential policies that lift from the bottom. On Sat., June 29 at 10 AM, gather at 3rd and Pennsylvania Ave. to hear the testimonies of poor and low-wage people and launch a call to wake the sleeping giant of millions of poor and low-wage infrequent voters to vote in the 2024 U.S. elections. It is intolerable that we live in a country where 800 people a day lose their lives due to poverty and low wealth. RSVP at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/mm2024/?src=mdppc&link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-our-votes-are-not-support-but-demands-26&email_referrer=email_2351169&email_subject=our-votes-are-not-support-but-demands

65]  AFSC [actioncenter@afsc.org] on Sat., June 29 at 11 AM ET attend the webinar Rebuilding education in Gaza: What can we do?  Every single student, scholar and teacher in Gaza has been affected by the destruction of the education systems in Gaza. What can we do to help? Sign up for our webinar to learn from Palestinian scholars Nour Hamad, Ahmed Maher Alghazali, and Majd Almishharawi about how we can rebuild education in Gaza. RSVP at https://afsc.org/events/rebuilding-education-gaza-what-can-we-do?ms=EMA24WR0622&utm_source=weekendreading0622&utm_medium=email&emci=6baf9315-d02f-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=f4554423-9330-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=764241

66]  On Sat., June 29, join the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus at the Salisbury Pride, 126 N. Division St. 4942, Salisbury 21801.  This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the community and advocate for our state and local candidates. Sign up for a shift from 3 to 5 PM or 5 to 7 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/632513/?referring_vol=393078&rname=Jared&share_context=event_details&share_medium=copy_link

67]Join a Solidarity Economy Social Hour on Sat., June 29 from 6 to 9 PM ET for the| Beloved Community Incubator at Lyman's Tavern, 3720 14th St. NW, WDC 20010Whether you’re a co-op member, mutual aid-er, union member, community organizer or solidarity economy curious, join this first of many solidarity economy happy hours. The social hour is an informal space to build relationships with fellow organizers in the solidarity economy in hopes of linking communities and projects together into a wider regional force. Attendees are encouraged to bring stickers, postcards, zines or anything else related to solidarity economy work or about a specific co-op to share with others. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solidarity-economy-social-hour-tickets-919563317637?link_id=39&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-14-2024&email_referrer=email_2363767&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-21-2024

68] Two anti-US nuclear weapons in Germany activists are serving time in a German prison.  Should you want to write the women, use these addresses: Susan Crane or Susan van der Hijden, JVA Rohrbach, Peter-Caesar-Allee 1 55597 W├Âllstein, Germany. Visit this website -- www.noelhuis.nl/kernwapensweg

69] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

70] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email Brendan.walls@seaseton.org or call 410-721-70 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton. 

71] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison.

 He has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Dave printed new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need be- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check, or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at 1941mireille@gmail.com

72] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

 Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email president@jhu.edu.

73] – Yousef Zarbalian [yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

74] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

75] -- A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 27, 2024

45] Congressional Burma Caucus – June 27

46] Supreme Court Report – June 27

47] Is Paris Burning? – June 27

48] DC Ceasefire – June 27

49] Muslims for Just Futures – June 27

50] Promote socialism – June 27

51] Julian Assange celebration – June 27

52] Pre-debate meeting – June 27

53] Campaign to Victory Call – June 27

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45] – Simon Billenness, International Campaign for the Rohingya [info@rohingyacampaign.org] on Thurs., June 27 from 2 to 3 PM ET wants you to join in for the launch of the Congressional Burma Caucus in 2358 – A Rayburn HOB [Thud Hearing Room.  The Caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Bill Huizenga and Rep. Betty McCollum. The launch will include remarks from the Congressional Burma Caucus co-chairs, Rep. Bill Huizenga and Rep. Betty McCollum as well as Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Minister of the democratic Nation Unity Government of Myanmar (NUG).  RSVP if you plan to attend using this form: https://forms.gle/bc4j6d2hY5aU49fS9

46] – Free Press [info@freepress.net] on Thurs., June 27 at 3:30 PM is releasing a Supreme Court Report: a virtual Free Press Action Webinar. Amid a busy Supreme Court calendar with many high-profile rulings, Free Press Action is closely monitoring five with direct impacts on its work: Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo; Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce; Murthy v. Missouri; NetChoice, LLC v. Paxton and Moody v. NetChoice, LLC. These cases deserve your attention.

 Loper Bright and Relentless both stem from disputes between commercial fishers and the National Marine Fisheries Service — but these cases strike at the heart of Chevron, a 1984 ruling stating that courts should defer to federal agencies’ reasonable interpretations of statutory authority. Agencies are staffed with subject-matter experts that other branches of government do not have. And that’s why all of us at Free Press Action are so worried about this pair of cases: Beyond jeopardizing the policymaking powers of agencies including the FCC, any weakening of Chevron could have a direct impact on ongoing Title II/Net Neutrality court battles that we’re participating in to defend an open internet.

 In Murthy v. Missouri, the Court heard arguments about the Biden administration’s efforts to call on social-media platforms to remove posts that lied about the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election. Free Press Action believes government agencies and officials should be able to provide factual information to social media platforms — especially involving issues of public health, election integrity and incitement to violence — in support of companies’ ongoing content moderation efforts.  

 NetChoice, LLC v. Paxton and Moody v. NetChoice, LLC concern Florida and Texas laws that forbid social-media platforms from deleting or even deemphasizing posts that violate content-moderation rules. Free Press Action believes that social-media platforms should strengthen and enforce their content-moderation policies — but we do not believe the government has the right to dictate how this is accomplished. There is too great a risk of partisan officials hiding behind the mantle of “free speech” to promote hateful and deceitful content that aligns with their agendas. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1817192653991/WN_YEOGHci1TaKOpAOQefPu5A#/registration45] – Catch a Queer Socialist film screening of the 1990 documentary of Paris is Burning on Thurs., June 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 7th St. NE, WDC 20002.

47] – Catch a Queer Socialist film screening of the 1990 documentary of Paris is Burning on Thurs., June 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 7th St. NE, WDC 20002. A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. The film highlights the real stories of poor Black and Brown LGBTQ people, especially those of Trans and gender-non-conforming individuals. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/queer-socialist-film-screening-paris-is-burning?clear_id=true&link_id=12&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-162&email_referrer=email_2362346&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

48] – On Thurs., June 27 from 6 to 9 PM ET, join the DC for Ceasefire Now Coalition, Retirees for Accountability, the Ward 1 DC Democrats and other DC community leaders at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Services, 1816 12th St. NW to continue a community conversation on how to get a ceasefire resolution passed through the DC Council. Visit https://www.instagram.com/p/C8UcvppROgk/?link_id=37&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-14-2024&email_referrer=email_2363767&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-21-2024

49] – Muslims for Just Futures [sana@muslimsforjustfutures.org] on Thurs., June 27 at 7 PM ET are holding a member meeting to build local and national power.  Since October, Israel has murdered over 42,000+ Palestinians in Gaza including 16,000+ children, and thousands more are unaccounted for under the rubble. An estimated 1.5 million Palestinians have fled their homes and are sheltering in Rafah. They are facing violent Israeli bombardment and many are on the brink of starvation because Israel has blocked food, water, and medical supplies.  But the U.S. government is still arming Israel despite grave violations of U.S. and international law. The next meeting will be on Thurs., July 18 at 7 PM ET.  Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudOquqD4iHNeQrG3x1STJWYLwp3q3SJXB#/registration

50] – Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] has an Abolition Working Group which will be planning a hybrid training seminar on Thurs., June 27 at 7 PM ET focused on turning up socialists and abolitionists at DC Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and community meetings. You also can attend the meeting at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, room 401-E, 901 G St. NW, W DC 20001. ANC and community meetings are an area the Metro DC DSA is targeting to expand socialist messaging and to confront representatives and community stakeholders. The training will focus on curating the tools and strategies needed to empower our socialists and abolitionists to engage in community spaces to advocate for police abolitionism and other chapter-wide priorities in a continuous and sustainable way. Free food and childcare will be made available at the event. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/anccommunity-meetings-101/?link_id=6&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-may-24-2024-2&email_referrer=email_2347123&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-june-7-2024

51] – Join DC-area supporters, including Code Pink, at a Julian Assange celebration, on Thurs., June 27 at 7 PM, prior to the first presidential debate.  The gathering will be at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V St. NW, WDC with the debate beginning at 9 PM.  A panel of experts and activists will lead a discussion of the Assange developments. RSVP at https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/th-evt-40254983/

52] – Common Defense [info@commondefense.us] on Thurs., June 27 at 8:15 PM ET wants you join in for a Pre-Debate Virtual Meetup and Veteran Briefing! This quick 30-minute briefing ahead of the debate will allow the sharing of a social media toolkit for those wanting to talk about the debate as it happens and provide needed context and talking points for what is at stake this November. Register at https://commondefense.us/june-debate-watch-2024?emci=41e86c5e-2133-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=146de01d-2d33-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=33027

53] -- Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to join in on Thurs., June 27 at 9 PM ET for the Campaign to Victory Call.  RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuGgrDItHdeYV7F9QQsruFMypvcMt5Fc#/registration

 We have several vital elections coming up, and we need a full team effort nationwide to bring home these crucial victories. Many primaries are quickly approaching. Squad Member Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) is right in the crosshairs of AIPAC and other dark money players because of his principled progressive stands. Bonnie Watson-Coleman has been endorsed several times, and she's been a stalwart Progressive Caucus Member and champion for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, Peace, and all of our other issues.  John Padora (CO-04) is a future Squad Member, and an inspiring voice for addressing additional issues, such as economic justice.

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