19] Canvas for Green Party candidates – through Nov. 3
20] Petition Early Voters in Annapolis – through Nov. 3
21] Japan in Southeast Asia -- Nov. 2
22] Transportation Forum – Nov. 2
23] Comedy Benefit for the Palestinians – Nov. 2
24] Russia and the West after the US Presidential Elections – Nov. 3
25] Politicizing Islam – Nov. 3
26] Black Lives matter vigil -- Nov. 4
27] See the film WAR ON WHISTLEBLOWERS – Nov. 4
19] – Early voting continues! There will be canvassing at early voting poll locations across the state to tell voters about their options! Need volunteers to place signs and talk to voters (electioneering). Shifts are self-assigned and can take place at any of the 69 early voting locations across the state, between 8 AM and 8 PM through Thurs., Nov. 3. For locations in Baltimore City, email Cristi@FlowersForSenate.org. For locations in MoCo or PG Counties, contact Melanie Oringer at email@example.com. For locations on the Eastern Shore, contact Harry Isaksson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any location not listed above, contact Cristi@FlowersForSenate.org.
20] -- VOLUNTEER to Petition Early Voters in Annapolis from Thurs., Oct. 27 to Thurs., Nov. 3. Get Money Out is building early momentum for the 2017 legislative session by collecting petition signatures in the Annapolis area. Every time a Maryland resident signs, emails are sent to his or her representatives in Annapolis supporting the Democracy Amendment Resolution. There is a staffing plan to petition early voters at a key polling place in Annapolis. You can help by volunteering to cover one of the shifts. Volunteers will work in pairs or small groups; all necessary materials and training will be provided. Contact Bill Conner at email@example.com. Go to http://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/.
21] – On Wed., Nov. 2 from 2 to 3:30 PM, Kei Koga and Nobuhiro Aizawa will share their expertise on the challenges of this engagement and make policy recommendations for the future -- Japan in Southeast Asia. The discussion will be at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC, 20036. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerz_1rArXwcKyfxdzBCwcb_hUgcHGCoR0XoGDBgM1dotnbDw/viewform. Since launching the Fukuda Doctrine in 1977, Japan has had a long-standing interest in and relationship with Southeast Asia. Anchored in its development assistance, Japan has engaged with Southeast Asian countries in multifaceted ways, from its support for ASEAN and its effort to develop multinational organizations in the Asia-Pacific region to grass-root exchanges. In recent years, these activities
22] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association host a Transportation Forum on Wed., Nov. 2 from 4 to 6 PM at the University of Baltimore School of Law, John and Frances Angelos Law Center, 1401 North Charles St., Room 202, Baltimore 21201. Discuss the BaltimoreLink bus system redesign and the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baltimorelink-strengths-weaknesses-and-recommendations-tickets-28614072461?mc_cid=4d8246507c&mc_eid=0a20fdb824.
23] – Join ANERA at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224, on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7 PM for a performance by Palestinian-American comedian Amer Zahr! Proceeds from this event will benefit ANERA’s health, education, and economic development programs across Palestine and Lebanon. Go to http://www.anera.org/. Tickets are $20. Contact Skylar Lawrence at (202) 266-9729 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is a leading development organization improving the lives of Palestinian refugees and poor families in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.
24] – On Thurs., Nov. 3 at 9 AM catch "New Dawn: Russia and the West after the US Presidential Elections" with four speakers at the Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, WDC. Visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/new-dawn-russia-and-the-west-after-the-us-presidential-elections.
25] – Politicizing Islam: Exploring Means and Objectives will happen on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 10 AM to noon at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC. The role of Islam in government continues to be a pressing issue in many Muslim societies. Since the Arab Spring that began in 2010, the world has witnessed a volatile struggle in the Arab world in particular, as well as in other Muslim majority countries, to address popular demands for change. Some countries have seen Islamist parties rise in prominence, but that rise has created powerful reactions by leaders and societies who favor a clear separation of religion from state authority. Even more destabilizing has been the emergence of Islamic extremism, from al-Qaeda to Daesh, with its cruel and violent imposition of what is claimed to be Islamic law and the reestablishment of the caliphate. A discussion that will explore the difficult, and often delicate, debate about religion and politics. RSVP at .https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfN5pTgyUFNZXWSYCuwQvuvUAoisjIB8Au10iCSUN5m_3CPOQ/viewform.
26] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. The next scheduled vigil is on Nov. 4. Black Lives Matter.
27] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday. After the Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, from September through December, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. The series theme is REACTING TO WARS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS, PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
On Fri., Nov. 4 see "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State" [USA, 2013], a documentary by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation. It highlights cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse. In all cases the whistleblowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives. With President Obama's commitment to transparency and the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, there was hope that whistleblowers would finally have more protection and encouragement to speak up. However, times have never been worse for national security whistleblowers. Appearing in the film are Glenn Greenwald, Seymour Hersh, Jane Mayer, and whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Thomas Tamm. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon.net.
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] verizon.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
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.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