24]Missile and Nuclear Insecurity in East Asia -- Dec. 1
25]Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – Dec.
26]Protest JHU’s weapons
research – Dec. 1
27]Alas, Cantos y Colores expedition– Dec. 1
28]Sunrise Movement Baltimore meeting – Dec. 1
29]Discuss Consent Decree – Dec. 1
30]Montgomery County Racial Equity & Policing Team Meeting -- Dec. 1
31]War, Peace, and the Supreme Court-- Dec. 1
– Make Calls for Rev.
Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.The
presidential election may be over (Donald Trump’s refusal to concede
notwithstanding), but control of the US Senate hangs in the balance,
pending the results of two runoff elections in Georgia, the nation’s newest
battleground state. Early voting starts December 14, and Special Election Day
is January 5, 2021. The Sierra Club will be making phone calls in support of
Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose races could determine the fate of
President-Elect Biden’s ambitious green agenda. Sign up to call Georgia voters
The available times are Mon., Nov. 30 from 3 to 6 PM EST.Then on Tues., Dec. 1 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to
9 PM EST.The calls will continue Wed.,
Dec. 2 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM EST through Tues., Jan. 5 from 6 to 9 PM
19] –Hear about AFRICOM: US MILITARISM ON THE AFRICAN
CONTINENT on Mon., Nov. 30 at 4 PM ET.
Register for this ZOOMINAR at https bit.ly/africomwebinar. Explore the scope and reach of AFRICOM, and
the struggle to get US military forces out of Africa. The United States Africa
Command, or AFRICOM, was established in 2007. The United States government
claimed that part of AFRICOM's mission was to promote peace and security in
Africa. Yet in the years since its inception AFRICOM has launched military
strikes in African countries, and has faced accusations that some of its
activities have amounted to war crimes.
Professor Horace G. Campbell, an internationally-known peace and justice
activist, holds a joint Professorship in the Department of African American
Studies and the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University. Kerry
McLean is an international human rights lawyer who has lived and worked in
East, West, Central and southern Africa. This event is sponsored by the
National Lawyers Guild and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.
21] -Will the Biden administration change policy when it
comes to China, Russia and Korea? Jodie Evans, Hyun Lee and John Feffer explain
Cooperation or Cold War on Mon., Nov. 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM. The former
Vice President is just as committed to U.S. hegemony and to the “pivot to
Asia”, the new military, economic, diplomatic and soft-power Cold War with
China. Biden is also aiming to revitalize U.S.-European alliances aimed at
Russia. President-elect Biden may extend the New START Treaty with Russia
and has signaled an openness to cutting some nuclear weapons, but Biden is
hardly a nuclear abolitionist. The “modernization” of the US nuclear arsenal is
threatening a new arms race with Russia and China. Will Biden recognize the
dangers and change course? Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvd-6uqzwoH9E1PjxpjpS2C1iUmftXAHL9?emci=8a4a593b-e629-eb11-9fb4-00155d03affc&emdi=bada527f-262f-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=269591.
22] –Join the Get Money Out of Maryland
Teleconference on Mon., Nov. 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. There are two ways to join the
conference: Dial 1 929 205 6099, and then use meeting ID: 512 862 260. Or Click
on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The focus will be on
organizational sign-ups, public relations, and logistics for lobbying in
23] -Throughout the fall, the group Jews
United for Justice has been learning about
issue priorities and its state legislators. On Tues., Dec. 1 through Mon., Dec.
21 attend Maryland State Legislator Meetings. For example, people from District 43 will meet with its state representatives on Thurs.,
Dec. 3 to discuss an agenda for the 2021 session of the Maryland General
Assembly. Begin with a prep session at 6:30 PM, before meeting virtually with
legislators from 7 to 8:15 PM. From 8:15 to 8:45 PM, there will be a debrief
session. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at https://jufj.org/jufj-district-meetings-2021/?emci=70fe8123-7f2e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=e3ba679e-852e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=3403859#1604680421685-0ece2280-92de.
24] – Check out Missile and Nuclear Insecurity in East Asia
on Tues., Dec. 1 from noon to 1:30 PM.
The speaker is Masako Ikegami, Ph. D., Professor, School of Environment
and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Register at https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6Um61UbXTKOoGsI9NWOwNQ.
The world is facing an unprecedented crises on several fronts. Lack of
leadership by the United States has intensified many flash points around the
world including nuclear threats and the abandonment of arms control
negotiations, bio-safety, climate change, food insecurity, instability and
tensions in the East, and increased pressure from nationalists and extremists
at home and abroad. This Tuesday seminar series will capture a subset of these
critical issues facing humanity and the planet.
26] –There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd
and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at
mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. You may consider
contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should
reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear
weapons research. The president’s mailing
address is Office of the President, 242
Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore,
Maryland 21218. You can also reach his
office by Phone:(410) 516-8068, Fax:(410) 516-6097 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Get over to a Webinar on Tues., Dec. 1
from 6 to 7:30 PM ET and hear a discussion on the launch of the Alas, Cantos y
Colores expedition, which will retrace the footsteps of renowned ornithologist
Frank Chapman (pictured below packing specimens) during his 1910-1915
explorations across Colombia. Alas, Cantos y Colores is a Colombian-led
initiative to incorporate historical and modern data to understand the impact
of human activities on bird communities over the last 110 years, in order to
better predict and prevent future impacts on biodiversity. The discussion will
be moderated by Ambassador Francisco Santos (Colombian Ambassador to the USA)
and will feature three panelists: Dr. Joel Cracraft from the American Museum of
Natural History will shed light on the historical context of Chapman’s
expeditions, Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela from the Humboldt Institute will focus on
the modern-day, Colombian-led expeditions retracing Chapman’s steps, and Geoff
LeBaron from Audubon will look at Chapman’s long-lasting legacy related to the
Christmas Bird Count and recent efforts to build out bird-based tourism in Colombia.
28] –The Sunrise
Movement Baltimore is holding its last
hub meeting of the year on Tues., Dec. 1 at 6:30 PM. Reflect on 2020 and
gear up for the year ahead. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-ytrTIpGNatcW0qWSLUWBhoLvi1Y6JL?link_id=6&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-take-action-tuesday-protect-renters-transit-equity-and-more&email_referrer=email_1003759&email_subject=take-action-tuesday-protect-renters-transit-equity-and-more.
April 7, 2017, the City of Baltimore and the Department of
Justice (DOJ) entered into a Consent Decree, which is a court
enforceable agreement to resolve DOJ's findings that it believed the
Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) had engaged in a pattern and practice of
conduct that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the
United States Constitution, and certain provisions of federal statutory
law. The Baltimore City Consent Decree website is:
https://consentdecree.baltimorecity.gov/. Behavioral Health System Baltimore
(BHSB) is providing a virtual opportunity to learn about the Baltimore City
Consent Decree on Tues., Dec. 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM. Visit https://files.constantcontact.com/dab7619c001/b5c67b3a-42a7-40d0-8107-08ad568055ef.pdf.
–War, Peace, and the Supreme Court with
Professor Samuel Moyn will take place on Tues., Dec. 1 from 7 to 8 PM. Join in for a conversation with Yale
historian and legal expert Samuel Moyn and discuss the history of US wars,
"forever" wars, the legal doctrines that supposedly justify wars, US
war criminals, liberal Democratic interventionism, conservative war hawks, and
more. With recent developments in the Supreme Court, hear from Samuel about why
it’s a just cause to disempower the Supreme Court. Register here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIufuGhpzstHNxRUUWup3MRNwoxuPmovopa?emci=cc240b68-6c2e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=5f4f1f63-712e-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=269591.
Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and
Professor of History at Yale University. He is also a fellow at the Quincy
Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
"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