Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Nov. 13, 2013

30] Protest at Jeh Johnson confirmation hearing – Nov. 13 31] Amazon Watch – Nov. 13 32] Beyond Two State Thinking – Nov. 13 33] Mizeur announcement – Nov. 13 34] Hiroshima Schoolyard – Nov. 13 35] Drone use debate – Nov. 13 ------ 30 ] – Protest with Code Pink at the Jeh Johnson Confirmation Hearing on Wed., Nov. 13 in 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Get there between 8 and 9 AM to witness against the drone lawyer who has been nominated by Obama to head the Department of Homeland Security. 31] – Amazon Watch encourages you to attend the WWF Fuller Science for Nature Symposium Forces for Nature: The Power of Communities to Protect the Planet with Advocacy Director Andrew Miller participating on the first panel, entitled Global Threats, Local Actions. He will do a presentation on Indigenous Amazonía: On the Front Lines in the Race to Avoid Ecosystem Collapse. It takes place on Wed., Nov. 13 at 9 AM at National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St. NW, WDC. The Amazon is at a crossroads. Actions taken today will determine whether the majestic rainforest survives or crosses an ecological tipping point, collapsing into an inexorable process of 'die-back'. 32] – Attend Disillusioned Solutions: Beyond Two State Thinking - A Creative Dialogue between Johan Galtung, founder TRANSCEND International, a peace development environment network for creative solutions and Ian Lustick, professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, on Wed., Nov. 13 from 5 to 7 PM at the Conference Center at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. The co-sponsors are the Middle East Policy Council and the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. The convener is Diane Perlman, visiting scholar, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Two deep thinkers will discuss outside-the-box ideas about the Israeli Palestinian conflict, challenge conventional thinking and explore strategies from a conflict transformation perspective. This will be followed by responses and discussion. Go to 33] – Heather Mizeur will announce her choice for Lieutenant Governor on Wed., Nov. 13 at 5:30 PM at the American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. RSVP at 34] – On Wed., Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8 PM, see a screening of Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard at the National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor, 529 14th St. NW, WDC. Register at 35] – On Wed., Nov. 13 at 7:15 PM, join the Alexander Hamilton Society and the JHU Human Rights Working Group for the following event: Two Law Professors Debate: "US Drone Strikes Abroad: Good Strategy or Bad Policy?" It features Gregory McNeal, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, and Jonathan Turley, Professor of Law, George Washington University. It takes place at Charles Commons, Salon B. Refreshments will be served. See To be continued. Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [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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