38]False Climate Solutions: Don't Believe the Hype – Feb. 23
– On Tues., Feb. 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM ET, get over to the Care
Corner Food Pantry at the Pasadena United Methodist
Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. This will continue each
Tuesday through June 29.Food bags are available for individuals and families
in need. Food bags are first-come, first-served each week.Volunteers are needed each week to help
distribute the food. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49acae2b0-care. All COVID
safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and
– With the Nuclear Nonproliferation
Treaty Review Conference scheduled for this August at the United Nations, the
international Peace and Planet Network seeks to hold the nuclear weapons states
accountable to their NPT Article VI commitment to engage in good faith
negotiations for the complete elimination of their nuclear arsenals. We are
beginning with a series of webinars to share information and analysis and to
coordinate efforts. The first webinar, “The International Nuclear Disarmament Agenda”
will be held Tues., Feb. 23 at 10 AM EST. You’ll find information about
TUESDAY’S DISARMAMENT WEBINAR with leading figures from Europe, China, Iran,
Russia and the United States at
https://www.cpdcs.org/feb-23-24-webinar-the-international-nuclear-disarmament-agenda-civil-society-perspectives-from-seven-key-states-agenda/. Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/feb23nuclear.
–On Tues., Feb. 23
at 10 AM ET, check out the Nuclear in the New Decade: A View from the IAEA
Director General [Online]. The sponsor
is the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the speakers are Rafael Mariano Grossi,
International Atomic Energy Agency, and Ernest J. Moniz, Nuclear Threat Initiative.
– On Tues., Feb. 23 from noon to 2 PM ET, get over to the Montgomery
County Humane Society, Inc., 601 S. Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, for the
distribution of food for animals. The
next distribution will be on Thurs., Feb. 25.
And it will continue other days until Feb. 25. In an effort to help members of our community
who have hit hard times, MCHS will be hosting a series of free cat and dog food
distribution events at its rescue building in Rockville. Parking and the front door are located around
the back of the building. It is a short walk from the Rockville Metro station.
Cat and dog food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For
everyone’s safety, masks and social distancing are required. See https://www.mchumane.org/.
31] –The Trust for Public Land invites you to join the next
Park Bench Chat, Preserving Black history for a more equitable future on Tues., Feb. 23 at 4 PM EST. Register at https://tpl.zoom.us/webinar/register/5216115975707/WN_0HFG4QgGTlC-hwkMS6nrBw.
There is a growing movement to preserve and lift up a more accurate, equitable
public memory of America. Converse with Keith Weaver, Trust for Public Land
board member and executive vice president of Global Policy and External Affairs
for Sony Pictures Entertainment; and Brent Leggs, executive director of the
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and author of Preserving African
American Historic Places.
–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.
–Everyone has a
right to safe, stable, affordable housing. But not everyone in Maryland has a
home where they can live and thrive. Jews United for Justice, as part of
Renters United Maryland, is asking our state legislators to support a package
of Housing Justice Legislation — and they will be told all about it at Protect
Our Homes Day, on Tues., Feb. 23 from 7 to 9 PM. Protect Our Homes Day is a virtual lobby
night where you will learn about Marylanders' housing instability before and
during the pandemic, and about how RUM's Housing Justice legislative package
can help. Then divide up into breakout rooms by county so you can meet with
your state legislators to ask them questions and encourage them to support this
critical legislation. RSVP at bit.ly/RUMhomes. At 6 PM, prepare to talk to
legislators about housing justice. See https://jufj.org/event/rum-homes/?emci=d13be3af-ec6a-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=c8c96a53-db6b-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=3403859.
Tues., Feb. 23 at 8 PM ET, get with the CODEPINK
Congress for a Justice for Palestine Calling Party. RSVP for the Zoom
Mobilize co-sponsors and votes for peace legislation! Four special guests
will speak-- Huwaida Arraf, co-founder, International Solidarity Movement; Omar
Baddar, political analyst & former deputy director, Arab American
Institute; Ariel Gold, co-director, CODEPINK; and Estee Chandler, board member,
Jewish Voice for Peace.. Topics will include the International Criminal Court’s
investigation of Israeli war crimes; The Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS)
movement; the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s definition
of anti-Semitism and its threat to free speech; and the Biden administration’s
complicity with Israeli apartheid. Following the Q & A, ask
Biden to reverse two of Trump’s executive orders: Executive Order 13899,
adopting the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism, and Executive
Order 13928, sanctioning those who cooperate with the ICC. Don't miss this
36] –After these first few weeks of the Biden
administration, it's clearer than ever that we have a tough fight ahead of
us. Several of Biden’s nominees,
including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.N. envoy nominee Linda
Thomas-Greenfield, have stated their opposition to the Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions (BDS) movement. Blinken has repeatedly stated that the Biden
administration intends to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem rather than moving
it back to Tel Aviv, and Thomas-Greenfield has promised to run interference for
the Israeli government at the U.N., opposing measures that seek to hold it
accountable for human rights violations. For decades, the U.S. government
has funded Israeli apartheid while simultaneously shielding it from
accountability. Attend Jewish Voice for Peace's next National Legislative
Organizing Committee (NLOC) call on Tues., Feb.
23 from 8 to 9:30 PM -- https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/2021-02-nloc-call?emci=fa46a897-896d-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=e458e6fa-ce6f-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=237778.
Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do will take place on Tues., Feb.
23 at 8 to 10 PM ET. This FREE 4-session course is informative and
fascinating! Sign up now to take it during February and through March 16
through Zoom video. The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear
weapons remain a threat to the world. Sign up at
Email Joanne Dufour at email@example.com with this subject
line: OCANW course on Nuclear Weapons. Or you may phone
Joanne at (206) 550-1841. Please provide your name, email address, home mailing
address, and phone number.
– Wenonah Hauter, Food
& Water Watch [firstname.lastname@example.org] wanted to make sure you heard
about its webinar False Climate Solutions: Don't Believe the Hype. It's a
chance to hear from climate policy experts about some climate change
"solutions" that aren't all they're cracked up to be on Zoom on Tues.,
Feb. 23 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Get the facts about cap-and-trade, carbon taxes, and
factory farm biogas. And find out ways to take meaningful climate action
instead. RSVP at https://secure.foodandwaterwatch.org/act/false-solutions-webinar?j=932561&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=35&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FWW_Climate_Dirty+Energy_NAT_False+Solutions+Webinar+KICKER+(FWW%2c+noGL)_AB0221&ms=onor-em-02202021-FWW_Climate_Dirty+Energy_NAT_False+Solutions+Webinar+KICKER+(FWW%2c+noGL)_AB0221&oms=onor-em-02202021-FWW_Climate_Dirty+Energy_NAT_False+Solutions+Webinar+KICKER+(FWW%2c+noGL)_AB0221&eml_name=FWW_Climate_Dirty+Energy_NAT_False+Solutions+Webinar+KICKER+(FWW%2c+noGL)_AB0221&eml_id=932561&gs=GxlJbkxjcq%2B8UZOd9mKlA%2FrUqmVv9Bhub1uCcnoOsk%2FAQ6T%2FAXyET%2BMg3cRAarznEzHCt2OjmsdtrlSDEDixGGAEUZALOZueWujWnmqqAL6EdUG%2FrkG9nV1e1aPSVG%2Br&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU.
Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore
Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.
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