Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 21 -- 23, 2019

55] D.C. Statehood -- Feb. 21
56] Epiphany Power Hour – Feb. 21
57] The Green New Deal -- Feb. 21
58] Committee Night at Communities United -- Feb. 21
59] Welcome Cong. Eleanor Holmes Norton – Feb. 21
60] SURJ Legislative Follow Up – Feb. 21
61] Black History Month Movie & Dinner – Feb. 21
62] Learn about Victorine Q. Adams – Feb. 21
63] Status of White Tailed Deer management -- Feb. 21
64] Solar Info Session – Feb. 21
65] Poverty, Race, and Public Education in Delaware – Feb. 21
66] Green Dems Meet-up – Feb. 21
67] Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting – Feb. 21
68] Film TRASH DANCE – Feb. 21
69] Prospects for the Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit – Feb. 22
70] WIB peace vigils – Feb. 22
71] White House vigil -- Feb. 22
72] Block the Wall – Feb. 22
73] Black Lives Matter – Feb. 22
74] Faces of Resistance – Feb. 22
76] See the film "This is Home: A Refugee Story" – Feb. 22
77] Prayer for Peace – Feb. 22
78] Ballroom Dancing – Feb. 22
79] Chief Ethics Counsel to Speak to Indivisible Montgomery – Feb. 23
80] Peace Vigil – Feb. 23
81] Support the constitutional process in front of the Cuban Embassy – Feb. 23
82] Feed Baltimore Project – Feb. 23
83] Protest US war on Venezuela – Feb. 23
84] Stop US war on Venezuela – Feb. 23
85] Get over to a Rojava Benefit – Feb. 23
86] Kings Bay Plowshares are hiring
87] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
88] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
89] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
90] Do you need any book shelves?
91] Join the Global Zero campaign
92] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
55] –On Thurs., Feb. 21 from noon to 1 PM, get with DC Statehood: Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy, hosted by LWV District of Columbia at 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20009.  Anne Anderson of the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia will lead an interactive presentation that traces the history of DC's political disenfranchisement, the decades of striving by the League and other grassroots citizen groups to advance DC's political status, and the path to Statehood for the District of Columbia ahead. Bo Shuff (Director of Advocacy, DC Vote) and Ann Loikow (Legislative Chair, NARFE Chapter 1795) will provide updates on Congressional Action on DC Statehood, Efforts to education the public across the country, and what DC needs to do to get ready.  Get over to

56] –  On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 12:10 to 1 PM, get involved with the Epiphany Power Hour with Scott Kratz, hosted by The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW, WDC 20005. The Epiphany Power Hour, hosted by the Reverend Glenna Huber, is a free, nonpartisan, multi-faith series that will feature local and national leaders with actionable ideas for shifting the balance of power in our community, while creating a brave space to discuss issues that impact us and our neighbors. 
Join a chat as Rev. Glenna Huber, Rector of the Church of the Epiphany, chats with Kratz of the 11th St. Bridge Park, an equitable development project that will literally bridge Capitol Hill/Navy Yard and Anacostia/Congress Heights. Visit

The Epiphany Power Hour will take place every Thursday, with lunch served at noon and programming beginning at 12:10 PM. The Power Hour is free, but goodwill donations are welcome (suggested donation $10).  Visit Go to

57] – The Green New Deal takes place at 5:30 PM on Thurs., Feb. 21 at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Sts., WDC.  Physicians for Social Responsibility is proud to announce Leslie G. Fields, Esq., Director of Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships for Sierra Club and international environmental law adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, will be joining the panel discussion on the Green New Deal. Ms. Fields has over twenty years of federal, state, local and international environmental justice, environmental law and policy experience. She was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Board of Directors of the Mickey Leland Urban Air Toxics Research Center and currently serves on the board of Children's Environmental Health Network as well as the board of Adeso African Solutions (formerly Horn Relief, an East African natural resources and development organization. To register, visit or contact Cheryl Sam at or 202.587.5239.  This is a free event but reservations are required. Only a few spaces remaining. Click here to reserve you seat now.  This a free event but reservations are required and there is limited seating available.

The Panel Discussion begins at 6:30 PM.  Also hear from Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, former Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at The George Washington University and editor or co-author of several books, including "Health and Sustainability" and Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director, Chesapeake PSR. Registration closes at 5 PM on Wed., Feb. 20.

58] – On Thurs., Feb. 21 at 6 PM, come to Committee Night at Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218.  Deepen your involvement. Be in the know!  It will start with a potluck dinner followed by the meeting and committee breakouts. RSVP at or at 410-775-6673.

59] – On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 PM, Ward 2 Dems Welcome Cong. Eleanor Holmes Norton at Avenue Suites, 2500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Eleanor Holmes Norton will provide an update on the new Congress, the fight for Statehood, and other issues that affect Washington D.C. Come early for Happy Hour! Visit

60] –On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 PM, there is a Legislative Follow Up Pot-Luck, hosted by SURJ Baltimore at 23 E 21st St., Baltimore 21218-5924.  Join the SURJ Legislative Committee for its first meeting after the annual Legislative Day. Strategize next steps to stay accountable, and break into district groups. If you are interested in learning more about how the legislative process works and want to amplify your voice about our accountability partner priorities, come out on Thursday! Pizza will be served, but you are welcome to bring a side dish! There are 6 steps to get in the front door, and there's a bathroom on the first floor.  Check out

61] -- On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, come to a UPP Black History Month Movie & Dinner, hosted by Ujima People's Progress Party at Liberty Rec & Tech Center, 3901 Maine Ave., Baltimore 21207. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was gunned down. His ideas have influenced the Black Power movement ever since. Reflect on the legacy of Malcolm X on Independent Black Political Action. Go to

62] – On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, hear about Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams, hosted by Greedy Reads, 1744 Aliceanna St., Baltimore 21231. Adams was a Baltimore native and the first African American woman elected to the city council. Born in 1912, she lived through stringent segregation, racial violence and economic turbulence. Educated at Morgan State and Coppin State Universities, she took to the classroom and enriched the lives of her students. In 1946, she founded the Colored Women's Democratic Campaign Committee to educate African American women about the vote and the power of the ballot box. In concert with fellow educators Mary McLeod Bethune, Kate Sheppard and Dr. Delores Hunt, she persisted in educating and empowering voters throughout her life. Ida E. Jones is the university archivist at Morgan State University. As member of the Baltimore City Historical Society, she endeavors to excavate Baltimore history for all to enjoy. She believes that through examining history and archives, our lives are enhanced by learning about others who sought to make the world a better place. See

63] – Catch a Presentation on the status of White Tailed Deer management on Thurs., Feb. 21 at 7 PM, hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd, Owings Mills21117. Contact Marc Imlay at  There are upcoming deer plan public meetings and an online comment forum. Once the public meetings and comment period conclude at the end of February, Maryland DNR will reconvene the stakeholders to summarize the results of the public opinion survey and public comments.  Information can be found on the website on deer overpopulation. What about human overpopulation? More information at  Comment online through February 28th. The department is also accepting feedback by phone at 410-260-8540; by fax at 410-260-8596; or in writing to: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

64] – On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 PM, there is a PG County and Howard County Solar Info Session, hosted by Solar United Neighbors of Maryland at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel 20723. Tickets are at  This information session is open to residents in both Howard County and Prince George's County. Neighbors across Howard County can join our Howard County Solar Co-op, while neighbors across Prince George's County can join the Prince George's Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. See ttps://

65] – On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM, hear Poverty, Race, and Public Education in Delaware with Dr. Daniel Rich, professor, Public Policy, U. of Delaware at Unitarian Church of Newark, 420 Willa Rd, Newark, DE. Visit

66] – On Thurs., Feb. 21 from 7 to 9 PM, get with the Green Dems Feb 2019 Meetup, hosted by the Montgomery County Green Democrats at Kaldi's Social House, 918 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring 20910.  Maryland was awarded funds in a settlement with VW to purchase electric school buses for children in our most polluted areas. So far, Montgomery County Public Schools is leaving these funds on the table. Come learn why and how you can help change their minds and protect our children’s future! See

67] -- On Greater Baltimore Group Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting is happening on Thurs., Feb. 21 from 7 to 9 PM at 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 202, Baltimore 21211.Contact Debbie Kleinmann at or (443) 465-1660.  All Sierra Club members are welcome to attend. See

68] – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation invites you to attend its Docs from the Docks Film Series. Email Stories told through the lens of film can illuminate environmental issues around the world. This winter, in collaboration with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, see the second film, looking at the onslaught of trash in our communities, and the plight of sea turtles. Register at

On Thurs., Feb. 21 at 7 PM see TRASH DANCE by Choreographer Allison Orr who finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. She rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. Two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one night only — a stunningly beautiful and moving performance in front of an audience of thousands. 

The featured speakers are John Chalmers, Department of Public Works, Bridget Parlato, Full Circuit Studio, and Ashley Van Stone, Trash Free Maryland.  Also enjoy a special performance by Baltimore's own Fluid Movement!

69] – On Fri., Feb. 22 from 10 AM to noon, what are the Prospects for the Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit, hosted by the CSIS Korea Chair, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Tickets are at  Join a discussion with scholars, experts, and opinion leaders on the potential impact of the February 27 and 28, 2019 Vietnam Summit between the United States and North Korea, the possibilities for denuclearization, and regional implications of summit diplomacy for Northeast Asia. RSVP to attend at  Visit

70] – On Fri., Feb. 22 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to:

71] – On Fri.,  Feb. 22 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

72] – On Fri., Feb. 22 from 3 to 6 PM. join No Fake Emergency: Block The Wall Solidarity Demo, hosted by Resist This in Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  We Can Block the Wall!: A Call to Create a Real Emergency for Trump. The proposed wall and additional security measures will be devastating for migrants and border communities. During the last shutdown, federal employees and federal contractors were forced to work without pay or to scrape by on furlough, while people relying on government assistance were forced to seek out limited community alternatives and refugees were trapped in bureaucratic limbo. Make no mistake—a grassroots movement ended the shutdown. Trump gave in only when air traffic controllers and flight attendants stopped clocking in and airlines across the east coast began to close down.

Support migrants and border struggles. There are multiple initiatives already demonstrating hospitality to migrants and physically defying the border that separates the United States from Mexico, from autonomous kitchens in Tijuana to indigenous-led anti-border camps in Texas. Build the capacity to undermine the border, welcome refugees, and demonstrate that free movement can be beautiful, safe, and beneficial for all—so long as the police and la migra stay out of the way. Share your marches, actions, and mutual aid initiatives with the hashtag #BlockTheWall, or tweet updates to @BlockTheWall on twitter or BlockTheWall123 on Instagram.  See

73] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Feb. 22. Black Lives Matter.  

74] – On Fri., Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 PM, see the Faces of Resistance: A People’s Response to U.S. Imperialism, hosted by the Center for Social Justice - Georgetown University in the Social Room, Healey Family Student Center, WDC 20057.  Kareen Coyoca from DC International Womxn’s Alliance (DIWA) will moderate this panel that will speak to the global harm and repercussions of U.S. imperialism from individuals who have been on delegations and solidarity missions to El Salvador for election monitoring, an exposure trip and medical mission to the Philippines, and the U.S.-Mexico border for a convening challenging US intervention. The focus will be on issues of forced displacement due to US militarism and the war against migrants and refugees. This event is part of CSJ's annual Social Justice Week. Check out or email RSVP is required: Visit

75] – Come to a peace and Catholic Worker reading on Fri., Feb. 22 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Café, 1225 Cathedral St., corner of Preston and Cathedral Sts. and across from the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.  David Eberhardt will be reading from his peace movement memoir “For All the Saints, a Protest Primer” and Brendan Walsh and Willa Bickham will be reading from “The Long Loneliness in Baltimore,” a memoir of the Viva House Catholic Worker.  The Viva House book is a compilation of essays, stories, poems, parables, and art. It depicts 50 years of experiences in Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo.)   Eberhardt has published three books of poetry: “The Tree Calendar,” “Blue Running Lights,” and “Poems from the Website, Poetry in Baltimore.” He now has completed a peace movement memoir. CONTACT Dave 410-235-7507 or

76] – On Fri., Feb. 22 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to Family Movie Night, hosted by St. John's Grace UCC, 1000 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville 21228.  See the film "This is Home: A Refugee Story" and then appreciate the life of refugees in our local community. See

77] – Pray for Peace on Fri., Feb. 22 at 7:30 PM at St. John’s of Baltimore United Methodist Church, 2640 St, Paul St., Baltimore. The entrance by ramp is on 27th Street. With the cuts from the United States of 200 million dollars for UNRWA and 25 Million dollars for Jerusalem Hospitals. The Palestinian’s are suffering.  They need our prayers and support.  The Interfaith Peace Service Coordinator is seeking congregations to host a Pray for Peace on Friday, March 22nd, Monday, April 22nd and Wednesday, May 22nd. Contact Charles at or 410-321-4545.

78] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be on Feb. 22. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

79] -- CREW's Chief Ethics Counsel to Speak to Indivisible Montgomery at the Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington 20895 on Sat., Feb. 23 at 10:30 AM. At the February meeting of Indivisible Montgomery, Virginia Canter, Chief Ethics Counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), will discuss the history of CREW and the work it is doing, the breadth of Trump's conflicts of interest, how CREW is taking the fight to Trump every day, and what we can do to help. Ms. Canter joined CREW as Chief Ethics Counsel in December 2016 after a long and distinguished career in public service. Prior to joining CREW, she advised the Department of the Treasury, the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, the International Monetary Fund, and the Securities and Exchange Commission on ethics. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar. CREW is “dedicated to fighting the influence of money on our political system, [using] high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests.” Find out more at Following the main meeting, topic-specific committees including those on elections, corruption and conflicts of interest, and science and the environment will meet in smaller groups. Guests interested in becoming involved with Indivisible Montgomery should visit with committee leaders. Admission is free. All are welcome. This event will also be livestreamed on Facebook: Indivisible Montgomery is a grassroots organization powered by more than 1,500 Montgomery County residents who work for diversity, inclusion, transparency, clean government, and the empowerment of all Americans through political activism. Members of Indivisible Montgomery take action each week to engage with our Members of Congress to resist the Trump agenda. Discover upcoming events and sign up for the newsletter at The link to event information is at

80] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

81] – On Sat., Feb. 23 at noon, support the constitutional process in front of the Cuban Embassy, 2630 16th St. NW, WDC. Use the Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange/Silver/Blue Lines).

82] – On Sat., Feb. 23 from 1 to 3 PM, get over to the Feed Baltimore Project, hosted by Guinto's Helping Hands Foundation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N Front St., Baltimore 21202.  Help those in need by serving food and handing out GHH care bags to those who are less fortunate in Baltimore. Email and check out

83] –  Baltimore will join dozens of cities nationwide to protest U.S. threats to Venezuela on Sat. Feb. 23 at 4 PM at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. at 4 PM with signs and banners, bull horns and chants.  It is sponsored by the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Baltimore Peace Action and Peoples Power Assembly.  Please promote this event.  There will be a meeting of Baltimore Peace Action on Thurs., Feb. 21 at 7 PM at a place to be determined to make signs and banners. Contact Dick Ochs at 443-846-6638 [textable]. 

84] – On Sat., Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, hear a discussion in the Forum: Hands Off Venezuela, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly and Struggle - La Lucha for Socialism at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927. Get the facts on Venezuela! What can we do to help stop U.S. intervention? What does this mean for communities in Baltimore and around the country? HEAR from Alina Duarte, TeleSUR journalist, and John Parker, Los Angeles Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, writer for Struggle for Socialism - La Lucha por Socialismo.  Enjoy a light dinner.  Call 410-218-4835.  Before the forum at 4 PM, come to a Hands Off Venezuela protest! See

85] – On Sat., Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 11 PM, get over to a Rojava Benefit at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  Raise funds for Heyva Sor a Kurdistane in support of the Rojava Revolution in Northern Syria & the people who have been displaced by the Turkish State's genocidal attacks. Listen to punk music. The Rojava Revolution, founded on the pillars of autonomy, ecological sustainability, and gender equality, began in 2012 during the onset of the Syrian Civil War. The Syrian dictator Assad was forced to pull his troops out of Northern Syria to combat rebel groups in other parts of the country, which left a power vacuum in the region. Kurdish people and others capitalized to build a democratic, anti-capitalist society.

The YPG (people's protection units) and the YPJ (women's protection units) of Rojava have been recognized as the most effective forces against ISIS. US troops are also in the region fighting ISIS. In mid-December Trump suddenly announced a withdrawal of US troops from Syria. The withdrawal could allow Turkey's fascist Prime Minister Erdogan, who has said that he wants to "bury Kurds in ditches", to expand his genocidal attack on the Kurdish people. Many Rojavans have been, of course, distrusting of the US military & knew a betrayal was on the horizon, but have relied on the US military as a buffer against an attack by the Turkish State (NATOs second largest army). Rojavans need more support and funds in order to defend themselves from Turkish attacks. Additionally, they need funds to support those who were displaced from Efrin, a city in Rojava that was captured by Turkey in March 2018.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO POSITIVE FORCE DC FOR THEIR HELP & COLLABORATION TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!!  Pre-sale tickets are available at the link below. The minimum cost of a ticket is $10, but please give more if you are able. This line up is stacked and it's for an important cause! Go to and

86] – The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 are looking for a SHORT-TERM PAID ORGANIZER.  Go to or contact Sarah Cool at 404.449.7893.

87] – Do you have any interest in challenging the Trump administration for reneging on the Iran Deal? If yes, would you be interested in joining a Peace Caravan to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C.? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

88] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and Venezuela. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

89] -- 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

90] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

91] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

92] – 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; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

“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

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