Also the Council wants your presence on
Thurs., April 22 at 1 PM EDT at Progressive Democrats Abroad Earth Day Progress
Report. Council Chair Michelle Deatrick is a panelist. Sign up at
https://www.democratsabroad.org/jenniferrakowstepper/biden-harris_progress_report_after_100_days?link_id=4&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-council-earth-day-happenings-announcements&email_referrer=email_1150956&email_subject=council-earth-day-happenings-announcements. Review the first 100 days of the Biden Harris
Administration. Join us to discuss its accomplishments, shortcomings, and plans
for more progress.
– On Earth
Day, April 22, at 10:15 AM, gather at the May Memorial Church parking lot, 3800
E. Genesee St., Syracuse & caravan to Hancock Air Base, home of the 174th
Attack Wing of drones. Arrive at the base at 11 AM. No arrests are planned, and
masks and social distancing are required. Park on the south shoulder of E.
Molloy. Make the point that the US
military is one of the largest emitters of CO2 on the planet. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/971590670330708. Contact Mary Anne Grady Flores at 607-280-8797.
The National Priorities Project tells why we
go to Hancock on Earth Day: The Pentagon is a major polluter. U.S.
militarism degrades the environment and contributes directly to climate change.
The Pentagon is the world’s largest institutional user of petroleum; just one
of the military’s jets, the B-52 Stratofortress, consumes about as much fuel in
an hour as the average car driver uses in seven years. Plans to confront
climate change must address militarization, but “greening the military” misses
the point entirely. Militarism and climate justice are fundamentally at odds. OrBrown University’s Cost of War
Project, “The [Department of
Defense [sic]] is the world’s largest institutional user of petroleum and
correspondingly, the single largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world.” Hancock is a tiny part of the greater
systemic climatic destruction of which the United States military takes a
leading role. It’s a military institution that burns people and burns
hydrocarbons—59 million metric tons of greenhouse gases a year putting all
humanity in an emergency situation greater than Hellfire missiles.
B., Sierra Club [email@example.com] says this webinar is important:
What World Leaders Can Learn from India and Global Grassroots Calls for Climate
Action. It takes place on Thurs., April
22 from 12:30 to 2 PM ET. This is organized by the Sierra Club and Friends of
the Earth U.S. Email Justin Uebelhor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sasan Ultra Mega Coal Power Project is
one of the world’s largest integrated power generation and coal mine projects.
The US Export-Import Bank originally financed this plant with US taxpayer money
and has taken little to no action in responding to the numerous complaints
around corruption, human rights, and labor violations, as well as at least 37
deaths, over the past decade. Learn about the story of Sasan and hold the US Export-Import
– The National Immigration
Law Center [email@example.com] is promoting a Winning in the States webinar on
Thurs., April 22 at 3 PM ET entitled “Advancing Universal Representation:
Implementing the Vision at the Local and State Level.” Other sponsors are
the Vera Institute of Justice and the Center for Popular Democracy. Celebrate
the completion of a three-part toolkit - Advancing Universal
Representation: A Toolkit for Advocates, Organizers, Legal Service Providers,
and Policymakers. This event will
feature a conversation with leaders in government, legal services, and advocacy
to discuss best practices on how to design and implement universal
representation programs at the local and state level that ensure zealous
representation for all. RSVP at
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/.
65] –Gracie at Sunrise Movement
Baltimore [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants us to know about the
UMBC Sunrise for Earth Week! On Thurs.,
April 22 at 6:30 PM, there will be a
showing of the documentary SEASPIRACY. Visit https://www.mobilize.us/greenteamumbc/event/383344/?emci=334d6795-68a0-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=b9b7a64a-69a0-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=177631.
66] –Ally Hermes [email@example.com]
reminds us that Thursday is Earth Day and at 7 PM ET, there will be an OP-ED
Carley Towne will be hosting the "War is not Green Op-Ed Writing
Workshop." This opportunity will focus on writing about the connections
between climate change and militarism so that we can further advocate against
Biden's $753 Billion Pentagon Budget.
Visit codepink.org/congresspentagon2021. This workshop will give
you a formula for writing Op-Eds, and encourage you to seek out these
opportunities with your local news organizations. RSVP to the Workshop
67] – An
Empire of Sanctions: a new Syllabus on a tool of Oppression is the topic of
discussion on Thurs., April 22 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. Register for this online event at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdOCupzIsHNLqMeyU7RzjA4kif07Th6tU.
Renate Bridenthal, Molly Nolan and Prasannan Parthasarathi from Historians
for Peace and Democracy have compiled a syllabus on economic sanctions for
educators and activists alike. The syllabus covers the history of sanctions,
their forms, legality, and effectiveness, and their current deployment, as well
as blowback from and resistance to them. All materials are readily available
online. This webinar is the launch of the syllabus.
are now the preferred economic weapon that the United States uses to pressure,
discipline and coerce enemies and even allies. Sanctions restrict targeted
states from importing, exporting and receiving investments; they prohibit US
corporations and banks from dealing with those countries, and they limit the
economic activities of individuals in sanctioned countries. Sanctions are now the preferred economic
weapon that the United States uses to pressure, discipline and coerce enemies
and even allies. Sanctions restrict targeted states from importing, exporting
and receiving investments; they prohibit US corporations and banks from dealing
with those countries, and they limit the economic activities of individuals in
Spice Kleinmann, Sierra Club Greater Baltimore Group
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you to join the group for Earth Day,
April 22, from 7 to 8:30 PM ET! Watch Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock,
and stay for a discussion of the film and water issues in
Maryland. Live music will be featured after the movie! Contact Deborah
Spice Kleinmann at email@example.com
or (443) 465-1660. Please watch & support the film independently at
Amster [firstname.lastname@example.org] announced that there will be a District 15 -
Post-Session Legislator Town Hall on Thurs., April 22 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. The District 15 State Delegation
is holding a call to discuss where things are after Sine Die, the end of the
Maryland General Assembly's legislative session. Consider participating with
Jews United for Justice in this meeting and to ask questions about priorities.
Sign up for the Town Hall athttps://jufj.org/event/d15-postsession/?emci=fc05a03c-1c9e-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=cfca695d-ad9e-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=3403859.
– Defending Rights & Dissent
[email@example.com] hopes you will join in LIVE on Thurs., April 22 at
7 PM ET for "The FBI, Judas & the Black Messiah." While the assassination of Fred Hampton took
place five decades ago, new revelations about the FBI’s role in Hampton’s death
are still emerging. Researchers Aaron Leonard and Conor Gallagher have been key
to these developments. In their quest to document the history of FBI repression
of dissent, they obtained startling new information from the National Archives
and Record Administration about the FBI’s campaign against the charismatic
Black Panther organizer. Leonard and Gallagher will discuss what they’ve
learned about the Hampton assassination, COINTELPRO and the FBI’s targeting of
the Black Panther Party, and why it matters. RSVP at https://www.rightsanddissent.org/live/the-fbi-judas-and-the-black-messiah/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4ad3129a-7b4f-46b3-bd03-36202c6bf9da.
Leonard is a writer and historian with a
particular focus on the history of radicalism and state suppression. Gallagher is a researcher and educator from
Brooklyn, New York.
– Courtney Dyson, CCAN
[firstname.lastname@example.org] invites you to an Earth Day comedy and trivia
night on Thurs., April 22 at 8 PM ET. Is it possible to save our
planet by laughing? The Chesapeake
Climate Action Network (CCAN) is partnering with Grassroots Comedy DC for a
hilarious night of comedy and climate trivia. The event will feature some of
America’s top comedians, and there will be a special prize to the winning
trivia team. Proceeds will support CCAN’s work to protect the climate, including
fighting pipelines and promoting clean energy investments. Get your ticket for “Wits & Roots: Trivia
and Comedy Earth Day Spectacular.” Any amount you can donate will help in the
fight for climate change. The lineup of comedians will include Brittany Carney
(Comedy Central), Violet Gray (Church of Satire), and Matt Gubser (SF Weekly's
"Best of the Bay"). Tune in to
– ACLU People Power
[email@example.com] is organizing a Systemic Equality Action Session 5 about
the Child Tax Credit on Thurs., April 22 at 8 PM ET. Learn how child tax credits can promote
racial justice. The US has one of the
highest child poverty rates in the world. More than half of all Black and
Latinx children — and 36 percent of all US children — live in or near poverty.
The Child Tax Credit has temporarily been increased and expanded to help more
families, but that doesn’t go far enough to end this childhood poverty crisis
in America. This help must be made permanent. RSVP at https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/rsvp-systemic-equality-action-series/?source=ppem_93735&t=2&akid=93735%2E1415127%2EoqQ2q8.
Hear from US Senator Cory Booker and ACLU Campaign Strategist Rakim Brooks
about the needed policy change.
– Pat Elder
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants us to see No Defense, an
Award-Winning Documentary (www.nodefensedoc.com), which includes interviews
with the sick and dying as a result of the military’s use of PFAS at Wurtsmuth
AFB, Michigan. This documentary, not yet released for distribution, indicates
that the waters are severely contaminated, and some fish have nearly 10 million
parts per trillion of PFAS. The Air Force is thumbing its nose at the folks in Oscoda,
Michigan. Laws have been passed
regulating PFAS in waterways but the Air Force says they are not bound by state
regulations. The suffering and the dying interviewed in this film have a
this point, individuals in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine can
see the award-winning documentary for free through April 25. Other areas
of the country eventually will also be provided the opportunity to see the
are two parts to participating in viewing No Defense. First,
you will need to register to see the film
at https://bit.ly/3rKkOwn and then proceed to order a ticket for the
film. You can make a donation which will be split between the filmmakers and
WILPF Burlington and the Vermont International Film Festival or enter “no
thanks” to attend for free. You’ll be emailed directions on how to
view the film and to participate in the discussion. Second, you are
invited to participate in a one-hour film discussion after you’ve
viewed the documentary. On Thurs., April 22 at 8 PM (EDT),
you can register for this zoom discussion
at http://bit.ly/3bJHtnS. The discussion will be led by Anthony
Spaniola of Need Our Water (NOW), Marguerite Adelman of WILPF Burlington, and
Nancy Price of WILPF US’ Earth Democracy Committee. Anthony Spaniola served as
a consultant to the film and was also featured in it.
To be continued.
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