Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 5 - 6, 2024

32] Protest the prison at Guantanamo – June 5

33] Stones Cry Out Virtual Delegation June 5

34] Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program – June 5

35] Peace and Palestinian rights talk – June 5

36] Support tenants – June 5

37] Curious about DSA – June 5

38] Not above the Law Rapid Response – June 5

39] Baltimore Climate Action Team meetup – June 6

40] Meet a group aiming to break the blockade – June 6


32] –HELEN SCHIETINGER [h.schietinger@verizon.net] wants you to join the monthly White House vigil to call for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo on Wed., June 5 at noon.  Yes the USA is still holding prisoners in Cuba.

33] – The Apartheid-Free Communities are holding the first webinar of a summer series - The Stones Cry Out Virtual Delegation - takes place on Wed., June 5 at 1 PM ET with Sam Bahour. The group invites faith communities, congregations, and organizations as well as other communities of conscience to join us by signing the pledge to dismantle apartheid. If you are an individual, organize within your community to take collective action against apartheid. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlcO2qrj8jHdzCPhk3SzsmmpfmCAVfYeSJ#/registration

34] -- Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including June 5, 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

35] – Listen to a peace and Palestinian rights talk by Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee. The event will take place at Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Decatur Place NW, WDC 20008 and Zoom on June 5 at 7:30 PM ET. There is a 6:30 PM reception.

36] –The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] on Wed., June 5 at 6:30 PM ET wants you to know that Stomp out Slumlords will launch a city-wide campaign. The group is calling for a citywide tenants meeting at the MLK Library, 901 G St. NW, WDC 20001 in Room 401-D to launch a citywide campaign for tenants’ rights. The landlord lobby is telling the DC government that rent is too low, that tenants’ rights are too strong, that it’s too hard to evict in this city and want to take away the rights that have allowed tenants to fight displacement for decades. But tenants are ready to fight back, and Stomp out Slumlords is launching a citywide campaign to defend tenants’ rights — from the right to organize to the right to collectively bargain under TOPA.

 Current organizers will indicate what the fight ahead looks like after SOS’ short-term victory in the spring, when planned deterioration of TOPA rights were successfully stopped. Former staffers from Washington Inner-city Self Help (WISH), which organized from 1978 to 2003, will talk about how they organized thousands of tenants to improve building conditions and exert control of their own housing. Tenants from buildings currently organizing with Stomp out Slumlords will talk about how current attacks on tenants’ rights have affected their organizing. Email tenants@mdcdsa.org for help. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/the-past-future-of-tenants-rights?source=direct_link&&link_id=13&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_2337797&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-may-31-2024

37] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] on Wed., June 5 from 7 to 8 PM ET are holding a virtual DSA new member orientation. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-127?clear_id=true&link_id=13&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-158&email_referrer=email_2326420&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

 Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first? Attended a few of our events already and ready to become a member?  You'll learn about DSA, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. Learn about the chapter's structure and campaigns, branches, and caucuses. The chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.

38] – On Wed., June 5 from 8 to 9 PM ET, People Power United is meeting to discuss Not above the Law Rapid Response. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/557129/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual

 Our former President and current presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is accused of 91 crimes that include the Espionage Act, obstruction, attempting to steal votes, and a conspiracy to overthrow democracy. Come together as a Not above the Law Rapid Response Team to share resources and respond as needed to the events that unfold as the trials happen. This discussion will continue through Wed., Oct. 2 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

39] – Nonviolence International [info@nonviolenceinternational.net] on Thurs., June 6 at 10 AM ET will do a live update from groups seeking to break the Siege of Gaza.   As we witness the daily horrific attacks against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, we also see the global movement calling for a ceasefire and an end to Israeli genocide grow with protests taking place across every major city in the world today. Taking this activism a step further, some courageous and special groups are also engaged in direct action to break the siege of Gaza that has lasted for over 17 years and intensified in the last 8 months. These are heroic nonviolent people that are ready to put their lives on the line to save others. These people represent us, the global nonviolence movement, coming together from different parts of the world and from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. These are the ones who said, in the face of the impossible, we want to do something. Register at https://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/nv_breaking_the_siege?utm_campaign=break_siege_624&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nonviolenceinternational

40] – On Thurs., June 6 from noon to 2 PM & 4 to 6 PM ET, get involved with State of Democracy, a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

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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