42] Climate Emergency Declaration – July 24 & 25
43] Food Rescue – July 24
44] Briefing on Israeli Treatment of US Citizens – July 24
45] Food Rescue – July 24
46] Reforming US Trade Policy – July 24
47] Managing Global Nuclear Threats – July 24
48] Voices from the Middle Eastern Youth – July 24
49] Movie Night with a Purpose – July 24
50] Robert Mueller will testify – July 24
51] Authorization to Use Military Force – July 24
52] Poor Peoples Campaign Coordinating Committee Meeting – July 24
42] – Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and its allies know that the Climate Emergency Can’t wait. Unfortunately, many in Congress don’t get it. Take the message directly to key Senators on Wed., July 24 at 11 AM and Representatives at 11 AM on Thurs., July 25. Climate Emergency Declaration supporters will deliver informational letters to ask that congress members cosponsor the Climate Emergency Resolution. Email Mike@PDAmerica.org if you can make it, and let him know which day(s) you can help prevent human extinction. The nearest Metro stations are Capitol South and Union Station. On Wednesday, meet in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Cafeteria dining area as close to the cash registers as possible. On Thursday, meet in the Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria in the back (up the short flight of stairs).
43] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., July 24 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2335352913149645/?event_time_id=2335353063149630.
44] – On Wed., July 24 from noon to 1:30 PM, there is a Congressional Briefing on Israeli Treatment of US Citizens, hosted by American Muslims for Palestine in Room 1539, Longworth House Office Building, WDC 20515. For more than 40 years, human rights and Arab-American organizations have been documenting discriminatory treatment by Israeli authorities of US citizens. US citizens entering Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories have reported being physically abused, detained for hours of humiliating questioning, strip searched, denied entry and forced to buy plane tickets back to the US. Worse of all, Israeli forces have killed or gravely injured US citizens. AMP will also issue a policy paper on the topic, which will be distributed at the briefing. The featured speakers will include Janna Jihad, 13-year old Palestinian-American living in the West Bank. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/659217034503832/.
45] – On Wed., July 24 at 2 PM, and for the last time, 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/.
46] – On Wed., July 24 from 4 to 5:30 PM, get with the Reforming US Trade Policy to Advance Development, hosted by the Center for Global Development, 2055 L St. NW, 5th Floor, WDC 20036. Tickets are at www.cgdev.org. Global trade is facing strong political headwinds in the United States. While evidence shows trade generally yields economic benefits on balance, gains are distributed unevenly. Trade agreements are also negotiated in secret and increasingly address regulatory issues in ways that raise concerns among consumers and workers, at home and abroad. How can US trade policy be rebalanced to be more inclusive, and ensure that more people benefit? An expert panel will discuss the Trump administration’s trade agenda and explore the implications of US trade policy for developing countries. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/482489035851024/.
47] – On Wed., July 24 at 4:30 PM, attend Managing Global Nuclear Threats in SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building, WDC, hosted by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA); Sen. Chris Murphy (CT); William Burns, Carnegie Endowment; Avril Haines, Columbia World Projects; and others. At 7 PM, there will be a reception. Check out https://armscontrolcenter.org/center-to-host-managing-global-nuclear-threats-july-24/. RSVPs are required: email@example.com.
Another panel, Nuclear Hotspots: Assessment and Advice, features four experts on various geographic regions. The panelists will outline current nuclear challenges in South Asia, Iran, North Korea and Russia, as well as how those regional challenges affect or are affected by China.
48] – On Wed., July 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, hear the Voices from the Middle Eastern Youth, hosted by New Story Leadership for the Middle East and United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) at the Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Tickets are at www.unanca.org. This will be a moderated discussion that brings the diverse perspectives of Israeli and Palestinian youth who have first-hand experiences with the UN’s work. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/725751907879250/.
49] – On Wed., July 24 from 5 to 7 PM, get over to a Movie Night with A Purpose, hosted by JHU Off-Campus Housing at 3401 N. Charles St., McCoy Terrace Level, Baltimore 21218. In partnership with Healthcare for the Homeless, the group will donate an evening to support those experiencing homelessness by assembling Kits of Kindness. Also see the movie "The Public." Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN0iLUj64zs. You can donate the items listed below or just donate your time to help assemble the kits. Enjoy free pizza.
What is needed are new socks, rain ponchos, energy bars/trail mix/dried fruit, toothbrush & toothpaste, bar soap in a durable plastic bag, body lotion, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, comb and feminine products. Examine https://www.facebook.com/events/403180353637783/.
50] – On Wed., July 24 from 5 PM – 9 PM, Robert Mueller will testify! This is hosted by Mobtown Shank and Atomic Books at 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore 21211. Will he say, "No collusion"? Will he continue to say, "NOT exonerated"? Will he go rogue? Watch MSNBC and try to unpack his testimony and what it could mean. See https://www.facebook.com/events/326871384858877/.
51] – On Wed., July 24 from 6 to 8 PM, catch a Conversation with Rep. Max Rose on Authorizing Use of Military Force, hosted by Foreign Policy for America at Busboys and Poets, 450 K St. NW, WDC 20001. Discuss what Congress can, and should, do about the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). In the nearly 18 years since the 2001 AUMF was passed, it has been used as the legal authorization for military involvement around the world - at least 41 times in 19 countries according to the Congressional Research Service. The call to end our endless wars is growing louder and bringing together long-time peace activists and a new generation of war skeptics.
Congressman Max Rose and moderator Elizabeth Beavers will explore how we arrived at this moment when a repeal of the 2001 AUMF seems possible, and what options Congress has to reassert its constitutional authority over when, where, and against whom the United States uses force. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1158546341007863/.
52] – The Working Group on People’s Movement Assembly Process offers a proposal on Wed., July 24 from 6 to 8 PM at the Baltimore Poor Peoples Campaign Coordinating Committee Meeting at the Oak Hill Center, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore.
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