Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 2, 2019

19] Stop the Pipeline – Jan. 2
20] Undesign the Redline exhibit – through Feb. 28
21] Get an animal friend – Jan. 2
22] Food Rescue – Jan. 2
23] School of Food and Food Rescue – Jan. 2
24] Thrive DC Monthly Dinner – Jan. 2
25] Baltimore County House Delegation Town Hall – Jan. 2
26] Uprising in France: The Yellow Vest Movement – Jan. 2
19] – On Wed., Jan. 2 from 10 AM to 1:30 PM, attend the Maryland Board of Public Works Hearing, hosted by the Eastern Panhandle Protectors at Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, 2nd floor in the Governor’s Reception Room. Hello Pipeline and Rockwool opponents. HERE IS A CHANCE TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE PIPELINE AND ROCKWOOL ISSUES!! TransCanada/Columbia Gas is trying to push the pipeline through. Please, if you cannot attend, email them with your comments against the pipeline.  To sign up to testify, contact Missy Hodges at email.bpw@maryland.gov or 410-260-7335.

CONTACT HEADS OF THE BPW: Comptroller Peter Franchot - pfranchot@comp.state.md.us, (410) 260-7801; Treasurer Nancy Kopp - 800.974.0468, Treasurer@treasurer.state.md.us; and Gov. Larry Hogan - 410-974-3901.  Submit comments here - https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-the-governor/.

TransCanada is seeking an easement from the Maryland Board of Public Works to construct a 3.37 mile, 8" distribution line for fracked gas from Pennsylvania to be transported to West Virginia. The pipeline right-of-way includes a Potomac River crossing through the C&O Canal and the Maryland Rail Trail. The construction and operation of the Potomac Pipeline would impact at least 10 wetlands and 19 streams, in addition to the Potomac River. More info at https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/project/protect-potomac-from-pipeline-campaign/. See https://www.facebook.com/events/373967956503009/.

20] – On Wed., Jan. 2 at 10 AM, get over to the Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility and Howard County Library System until Feb. 28 at HCLS Central Branch. Tickets available at choosecivility.org.

This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality. Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at http://choosecivility.org/events/undesign-the-redline-exhibit. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2267409960209446/.

21] – On Wed., Jan. 2 from noon to 7 PM, get involved with New Year, New Animal, Pick Your Price! It is hosted by the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030.  What better way to start the New Year than to adopt a new family member? If your New Year's Resolution is to go for more walks/runs/hikes, get a dog to keep you company. If your New Year's Resolution is to spend more time relaxing and practicing your self-care, get a cat, dog, bunny, or guinea pig to help you with that. Pick your price! One of the New Year's Resolutions is to make more awesome matches and get more animals adopted! View https://www.facebook.com/events/2208982412754551/.

22] – On Wed., Jan. 2 at noon and every Wednesday until Feb. 6, 2019, get food at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. This is hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/327125147795282/.

23] – On Wed., Jan. 2 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.

24] – On Wed., Jan. 2 from 2 to 4 PM, join in the Thrive DC Monthly Dinner, hosted by CREW DC at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  Find tickets at crewdc.org. Volunteers are needed to serve dinner to Thrive DC's clients, the 1st Wednesday of every month. Pre-register at www.thrivedc.org.  Volunteer to serve dinner, coordinate shower & laundry schedules and to pass out hygiene supplies to clients. Thrive DC's dinner program offers a safe peer supported environment for women and children. This includes a warm nutritious dinner, crisis intervention services and physical fitness/therapeutic activities. Seek out https://www.facebook.com/events/2206201502938180/.

25] – On Wed., Jan. 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, come to the Baltimore County House Delegation Town Hall, hosted by Pat Young at 6901 N. Charles St., Towson 21204-3711. Ring in the New Year by meeting, listening and being heard at the first annual Baltimore County House Delegation Legislative Town Hall! Sign up to speak by following this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SwcU0WKX2yfJUVSVpdZaK0u4P6feqVDMsdS_eZoSISY.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1040492826131051/.

26] – On Wed., Jan. 2 at 7 PM, check out the Uprising in France: The Yellow Vest Movement, hosted by D.C. Socialists - ISO and UMD Socialists at the Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW, WDC 20001.  The past 5 weeks have seen a major uprising in France against the state, an uprising of hundreds of thousands of people wearing the "gillets jaunes." The movement spread across France, and includes those from the periphery, workers, students, anti-racist organizers, immigrants and others. It is primarily united and directed against the Macron administration with its regressive tax policies and capitalist program of destroying labor conditions and cutting taxes for the richest. After a month of mobilization, the movement has pushed back the regressive tax measures and also forced Macron to pretend to be in favor of raising the minimum wage. 

The movement won't stop because it expresses deep anger at the way things have been going in France for decades, a class hatred of the arrogant financier and capitalist class behind and embodied in Macron. The effect of the movement has been irreversible, expressing a desire by most of the populace for a new mode of governance. Whatever the outcome, Macron's project of Americanizing French capitalism has been temporarily checked. What new forces and consensus emerges is a question that the left faces today.  Join the ISO for a talk and discussion on the causes, significance and future of the yellow vest movement, as well as the lessons to be taken for the United States. Read the article from the socialist worker to prepare for the discussion: https://socialistworker.org/2018/11/28/frances-uprising-of-the-yellow-jackets. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1961995973896671/.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  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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