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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 23 - 24, 2020
34]End the tragedy in Syria -- Dec. 23
New Forms of Execution -- Dec. 23
a former Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun -- Dec. 23
37]Get out the vote in Georgia -- Dec. 23
38]Call Georgia voters – Dec. 23
39]People for the American Way --
40]MAKE CALLS TO GEORGIA VOTERS – Dec. 23
41]Georgia Absentee Voting Power Hours– Dec.
42]Texting Out the Vote – Dec. 23
43]Gaza: The Soul of Palestine– Dec. 23
44]Georgia Fun Bank – Dec. 23
do you solve the Syria crisis? – Dec.24
46]Free Prakash Churaman
34] –On Wed.,
Dec. 23 from 9 to 10:30 AM EST, tune in A Decade of Devastating Conflicts in
Syria: How Can the International Community End this Tragedy? This Online Event is hosted by The Syrian Initiative at American
University Washington College of Law, and you can join it at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_6NEKCXU0RQGa4He3jCN3Qw.
Syrians took to the streets in peaceful protest, demanding political, economic,
and social reforms. The Syrian government’s decision to crush dissenters with
excessive force led to the militarization of the conflict. Regional and
international powers exacerbated the situation through direct and indirect
engagement in the conflict, contributing to what is considered the most tragic
proxy war in modern history. This has resulted in mass atrocities, an
unprecedented wave of forced displacement affecting half of the Syrian
population, and widespread destruction of social and economic infrastructure. A
decade later, the international community has taken only limited steps towards
a political transition and justice and accountability. In light of the current
political deadlock and the obstinacy of the Syrian government to share power,
the International Crisis Group and the Russian International Affairs Council
have entered an elaborate discussion about disagreements between Russia and
western countries about Syria policy, emphasizing the need for new approaches.
With a new U.S. administration taking office in January, what are the prospects
for new approaches?
– On Wed., Dec. 23 at 10:30
AM EST, join a Prayer Vigil/Press Event Protesting New Forms of Execution
taking effect on Christmas Eve. This
will be on Facebook
Live, hosted by Death Penalty Action, Journey of Hope...From Violence to
Healing. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/.
The Clergy Emergency League, Red Letter
Christians, Vote Common Good, L'Chaim: Jews against the Death Penalty and Death
Penalty Action are convening a prayerful vigil and press event as the new
acting Attorney General takes office. More than 18,000 signatures on a petition
calling for Mr. Rosen to rescind the remaining three federal execution warrants
will be presented. Note a particular dismay at the federal administration’s
expansion of the potential methods of execution that include gassing, electrocution,
and firing squad that go into effect on Christmas Eve.
–Jim Zogby will be
joined by former Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun. They will discuss the current
difficulties Bethlehem faces and the response, or lack thereof, from the West
on Wed., Dec. 23 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET. Go to
receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call. After you register, you will
automatically get the dial-in information for the call.
out Zogby’s column, Conservative Christians Remain Silent about Suffering
– 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 started 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 Wed., Dec. 23 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM ET. The calls will continue through Tues., Jan. 5
from 6 to 9 PM EST.
39] –We the People have the power to restore the soul of
our country – ENDING the McConnell majority – and it all boils down to electing
Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate during Georgia’s runoff
– On Wed., Dec. 23 at 6 PM
EST, participate with a 6th Education Webinar | Gaza: The Soul of Palestine,
hosted by American Muslims for Palestine.
While Jerusalem is the
heart of Palestine, Gaza is its soul. The Palestinians in Gaza are suffering
from a brutal, not to mention illegal, Israeli occupation and blockade.
However, they remain steadfast and committed to their liberation. Israel’s
policy of “mowing the lawn,” which includes routine incursions, attacks, and
military operations against the besieged Gaza Strip, has decimated the economy,
healthcare system, infrastructure, and especially, the lives of the Palestinian
On the 27th of this month, commemorate the 12th anniversary of
“Operation Cast Lead,” which Amnesty International called the “22 days of death
and destruction.” Israel massacred approximately 1,400 Palestinians and made
homeless more than 20,000 people. This was one of numerous massacres, yet the
Palestinian people remain determined to achieve their long-overdue justice and
liberation from a settler-colonial apartheid regime. Hear on a special webinar
a live discussion on with Laila El-Haddad: Palestinian-American journalist,
author, and analyst; Dr. Hatem Bazian: founder and national Chair of American
Muslims for Palestine; and Dr. Ramzy Baroud: Palestinian journalist, media
consultant, author, and internationally-syndicated columnist. The purpose of this webinar is to remember the
significance of Gaza and its people to the overall Palestinian struggle for
liberation within the context of the political and factual realities that exist
on the ground. Visithttps://www.facebook.com/ampalestine/.
–On Thurs., Dec. 24 from
10 AM EST to 2 PM EST, Stuff the Van to support Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria,
VA 22304. Tickets are at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4eaead2fa6f85-stocking.
Donate goodies for cats, dogs and other furry friends. You can participate in
person or remain physically distant while helping to fill the AWLA van with
holiday goodies that will keep homeless animals entertained all year long! Sign
up to have items delivered straight to the AWLA from one of its online wish
lists. Or sign up for a 10-minute window during which you and your “family
group” can come by the AWLA to stuff the van with the help of an “AWLA elf” and
meet an adoptable animal who will benefit from your generous holiday donations.
All activities will be held outside the AWLA in the parking lot, and all
participants must wear masks. Register at AlexandriaAnimals.org/StuffTheVan.
Churaman was 15 when he was arrested and accused of murdering his best friend.
NYPD detective Barry Brown coerced him into making a false confession over the
course of hours in an interrogation room. He was convicted and sentenced
to life in prison by Judge Kenneth Holder, a former prosecutor. That conviction
was overturned this summer and now for the first time he has a chance to
come home if money can be raised for his bail. Here is the link to a video
which tells his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FStlvKjTt4&t=7s. Here is the link to Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/freeprakashchuraman
and another one to a petition: https://www.change.org/p/freeprakashchuraman.
"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