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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 25 - 27, 2021
56]Virtual tour of Hebron -- Feb. 25
57]Pairing solar and farms in Maryland – Feb. 25
58] Risk Analysis for Nuclear War -- Feb. 25
rally to stop Line 3 and the Dakota Access Pipeline -- Feb. 25
60]Is the Great Inflation Coming? – Feb. 25
Maryland Transit -- Feb. 25
62] Hear from Rep. Jamie Raskin – Feb. 25
Surviving Apartheid's Prisons – Feb. 25
64] Day of Action on Yemen – Feb. 25
65]Short film "No
Single Origin" -- Feb. 25
66] Food Rescue at the
– Feb. 25
67]Food Rescue Giveaway-- Feb. 25
68]Film HUNGER WARD – Feb. 25
Elections Repudiate Neoliberalism -- Feb. 25
70] The Peoples' Poor
Public Health – Feb. 25
71] Town Hall with Bernie Sanders – Feb. 25
our country’s legacy of racism – Feb. 25
73]Where Water & Justice Meet -- Feb. 25
74]Meet Nina Turner -- Feb. 25
75] The "Ban Treaty" – Feb,
Amro is urging you to join the virtual tour of Hebron on Thurs., Feb. 25 from 8
to 11 AM, as it would be a great way to support Palestinian human rights and
Youth Against Settlements. This tour is part of the Open Shuhada
Street campaign, which highlights the effect the military occupation of
Hebron has on its Palestinian residents.Please visit the Friends of Hebron website to learn more about the Open
Shuhada Street campaign and RSVP for the tour at
United Neighbors [email@example.com] is hosting a webinar with
Dr. Arjun Makhijani, who just completed a report on the benefits of pairing
solar and farms in Maryland. The report looks at what steps can be taken to
ensure solar is developed so that it supports agriculture while generating
electricity. Dr. Makhijani will share his findings on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 11 AM.
Makhijani, from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, and Lexie
Hain of the American Solar Grazing Association will do presentations. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XQo9bzfOTsenyo4nOsKhgw.
Thurs., Feb. 25 at 11:30 AM ET, check out Risk Analysis for Nuclear War and
Nuclear Terrorism Meeting #1 [Online]. Contact Marguerite Schneider at MSchneider@nas.edu. There are numerous speakers at this event
hosted by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. See
59] – Brooke Harper -
350.org [firstname.lastname@example.org] invites you to a virtual rally to stop Line 3 and the
Dakota Access Pipeline on Thurs., Feb. 25 at noon ET. The petitions will be delivered to the Biden
Administration on Thurs., Feb. 25. The rally
will include on-the-ground activists and Indigenous leaders. RSVP and you will
receive the recording: https://350org.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016136043962/WN_2qvdDB0bTNmJGeQV5ofYbg%20.
Thursday’s virtual rally will feature incredible speakers including Winona
LaDuke, Founder of Honor the Earth and Tara Houska, founder of Giniw
is accelerating construction on Line 3 and telling lie after lie about this
dangerous pipeline, which is why we must ramp up the pressure now. The fossil
fuel industry knows that their time is up, but they’re going to fight tooth and
nail, spread lies, and spend billions to hang on. If built, this pipeline would
carry 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Canada every day through a
three-foot-wide pipe, as big as Keystone XL – devastating our climate,
threatening the Mississippi River, and violating Indigenous treaty rights.
60] –The Committee for the Republic is holding a Salon on Thurs.,
Feb. 25 at noon EST Is the Great Inflation Coming? Hear from Charles Goodhart
& Manoj Pradhan by going to the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88191777519. For the last three decades, China’s rise and
globalization have been synonymous. Her demographic sweet spot drove Chinese
output up and Western inflation down. In The Great Demographic
Reversal, Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan argue that these trends
are reversing and China’s greatest contribution to global growth is past.
China's working age population is shrinking, while the elderly expand there and
worldwide. They maintain this great demographic reversal will ignite inflation
and higher interest rates, lessen inequality and improve productivity, but
worsen fiscal problems, as medical, care and pension expenditures escalate in our
ageing societies. Accelerated by the Covid pandemic, the massive accumulation
of debt will make inflation much harder to manage and, if the Goodhart-Pradhan
forecast materializes, burgeoning interest payments will swamp the U.S.
During this action, if you're
able, bring a piece of paper and
make a sign in support of the bill. You can prepare 1 or 2 sentences about why you support the Transit
Safety & Investment Act so during the Zoom gathering video testimonials
of Marylanders voicing their support for public transit will be shared with
legislators! If you have any accessibility needs and would like to record a
testimonial over the phone, reach out to Lindsey at email@example.com
62] – Join People For the
American Way in a conversation with Lead House Impeachment Manager, Rep. Jamie
Raskin, on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 1:15 PM ET about the Senate impeachment trial and
how we must take the necessary steps to strengthen our democracy. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ioz699FmS8idMF3XBgQ7bw.
Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial placed in the public domain an
indelible record of his betrayal of our country, thanks to the strong case
argued by a House team led by Rep. Raskin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
63] –Just World Books is urging you to get to a book talk featuring
Women Surviving Apartheid's Prisons author Shanthini Naidoo and Foreword-writer
Donna Bryson on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 2 PM ET. This book talk is being co-hosted
by Denver's great Tattered Cover bookstore and WorldDenver and is sure to be
super-engaging. Register at https://secure.worlddenver.org/np/clients/worlddenver/event.jsp?event=95.
Ms. Bryson authored her own intriguing
book about South Africa, It's a Black-White Thing that grew out of her
experience as an AP correspondent there.
66] –Thursdays in Reservoir Hill at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison
Ave., will continue through May 27 from 4 to 5 PM. This event is supervised by Food Rescue
Baltimore. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and
take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/foodrescueday/.
67] – On Thurs., Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 PM
ET, check out the Food Rescue Giveaway! This is the Thursday Evenings at Old
Major, 900 S. Carey St., Baltimore, which will continue through April 29. Go to
This is a
long-awaited evening Rescue, and Rescue in Southwest Baltimore, all in one! Get
prepacked boxes from the carryout window on the Herkimer Street side of the
building. Use the window bell or call 443-873-7363. And please, masks must be
worn at the window.
El-Tayyab, FCNL [email@example.com] invites you
to join him for a special screening of
Hunger Ward on Thurs.,
Feb. 25 at 6 PM EST. This powerful new documentary provides
an unflinching look at the human-caused famine in Yemen and was recently short-listed for an Oscar award. Also joining in will be the film's director, Skye
Fitzgerald, and Dr. Aisha Jumaan, president of the Yemen Relief and
Reconstruction Foundation, for a discussion immediately following the
Sign up at https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/31736.
Peace Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to join a webinar: The
Peoples' Poor Public Health on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 7 PM ET. Take a deep dive into the public health
infrastructure in the U.S. and in Massachusetts. The global viral pandemic has
highlighted the shortcomings in our public health system, and the importance of
a robust, well-funded public health system is more evident now than ever. Join
the webinar to learn about our public health system, its strengths and
weaknesses, and what changes can and should be made to protect us from the
current pandemic and those in the future. Look at some international public
health systems for comparison. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrd-CvrzIiGNezWB-3zooQxJM_pll5YrNg?emci=c78bec7c-c676-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=71ceb669-c776-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=269591.
Action [email@example.com] and Sen. Bernie Sanders are demanding $1.9T in
COVID relief NOW! Make Congress get $1.9 trillion in COVID relief to our
communities now! On Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8 PM ET, attend a Town Hall with Senator
Bernie Sanders - Chair of the Senate Budget Committee - in conversation with
Jodi Risper, Movement Politics Director at Citizen Action New York, and
Stephanie Maldonado, Director of Organizing at LUCHA Arizona, and more special
guests to discuss the current negotiated relief package, and what we can do
right now to help get the relief our communities need. RSVP at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/e60tigqv/register.
Progressive Maryland Team [firstname.lastname@example.org] informs us that Where Water & Justice Meet will be
discussed on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8 PM EST. Water is complicated. Too much
and we face flooding, too little and we face disease, war, and famine. The use
of lead water pipes endangers our communities and puts people of color at
particular risk. Shutoffs make it hard for people to follow basic hygiene
guidelines in the middle of a pandemic. Learn how you can take action to
protect healthy drinking water in your community and preserve water in this
webinar. Share quick action items as well as a free curriculum available for
educating your House of Worship or community. Register at https://secure.everyaction.com/PWHTvKdXxUCDpfOilwF2iA2?emci=2e4c9b58-9f70-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=4f604ea3-a170-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=136680.
million Americans are burdened with a collective $1.7 trillion in student loan
debt. Democrats have the power to cancel all student debt right now through
budget reconciliation, without the support of a single Republican. But they
won’t without pressure. RSVP to join
RootsAction on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8 PM ET for a special event with Nina Turner.
We’ll hear from her about why we need to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour,
and then take action by contacting our senators, representatives and the White
House! RSVP at https://act.rootsaction.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7524.
75] – The "Ban Treaty": What
is it and Why is it Important? On Jan. 22, a
new treaty came into effect that outlaws nuclear weapons. Called the “Ban
Treaty” by its promoters, the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
has been ignored by the mainstream media and undercut by the U.S. government.
So, is it vitally important, as its adherents say, or is it a “nothing-burger”? The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Jan.
27 set the hands of their iconic “Doomsday Clock,” a universally recognized
indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, to
100 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been. This means that these
scientists, which include 13 Nobel laureates, consider that we are perilously
close to annihilation. Can the “Ban Treaty” help us survive?
In the Webinar, Joseph Gerson, who has worked for decades on banning nuclear
weapons, will help us understand the implications of this treaty, including
what we can do to help ensure that nuclear weapons are never used. This Webinar
is sponsored by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting (Quakers) and cosponsored by the
Maryland Poor People's Campaign, Maryland Peace Action, Massachusetts Peace
Action, and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland.It will take place on Sat., Feb. 27 at 10 AM ET. Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuqpqzgpGdwjhRDeKQc0a0CJU6ho8DUZ?emci=a3995c14-ab76-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=df3358c4-b076-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=259502.
To be continued
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"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