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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 11, 2021
48]Gather on Armistice Day – Nov. 11
49]Celebrate new leadership – Nov. 11
50]Throwdown Thursdays – Nov.
51] Examine the History
& Future of Muslim - Christian Relations – Nov. 11
52]U.S. nuclear umbrella
and first strike doctrine – Nov. 11
Chesa Boudin – Nov. 11
54]What’s Next for the
U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy– Nov. 11
48] – An
important ongoing Veterans For Peace campaign is to challenge the glorification
of war and the military which the 11th of November has become, and to reclaim
it as it was originally conceived, to express relief that World War One had
finally ended on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, to grieve the dead,
and to uphold the dream that that was "a war to end all wars." So the
Baltimore Phil Berrigan VFP will gather at noon on Thurs., Nov. 11 on the steps
of the War Memorial downtown at Fayette and Gay Sts, across the park from City
Hall. A banner will be displayed with a photo of WW1 doughboys celebrating the
war's end, and the exhortation to "Honor Veterans by Ending War", and
will hold VFP flags. Come join in to challenge using veterans as lures to
recruit more cannon fodder for the never-ending wars our nation keeps
perpetrating.There may be parking in a
nearby church lot. Contact Ellen Barfield [firstname.lastname@example.org].
49] – CPD Action
[email@example.com] hopes you celebrate on Thurs., Nov. 11 from 6 to 9 PM ET
and welcome new leadership at the Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action.
Sign up at
51] –The American Muslim Institution <firstname.lastname@example.org> is
hosting a New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer Mustafa Akyol and
Professor Craig Considine on Nov., 11 at 7 PM EDT to examine The History &
Future of Muslim - Christian Relations.
Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global
Liberty and Prosperity, where he focuses on the intersection of public policy,
Islam, and modernity. Since 2013, he has also been a contributing opinion
writer for the New York Times, covering politics and religion in the
Muslim world. Dr. Considine is an award winning professor and the best–selling
author of The Humanity of Muhammad – A Christian View. He is recognized as
an authority in interfaith dialogue, particularly Christian and Muslim
relations. Dr. Considine has written seven books for the field of Islamic
studies, including People of the Book – Prophet Muhammad’s Encounter with
Christians, Muslims in America: Examining the Facts, and Islam, Race,
and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora. Dr. Considine’s peer-reviewed articles
have appeared in Sociology and Religions and his op-eds have been
published in Newsweek and Foreign Policy. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iV8gYHn4S_md_STsZkLFNA.
52] –On Thurs., Nov. 11, Armistice Day, at 7 PM ET, the
Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security [email@example.com] will
host an international webinar on the impacts of and opposition to the U.S.
nuclear umbrella and first strike doctrine with A-young Moon, Yayoi Tsuchida,
Ira Helfand and Joseph Gerson. Register
at https://tinyurl.com/evzeakh5. The
speakers will describe the impacts of the Nuclear Umbrella and Why the U.S.
First Strike Doctrine Must Go. They will
provide background about the doctrine and its humanitarian consequences.
The Pentagon’s timing is exquisite. Its
terrorizing red flag is being waved in the midst of the Biden Administration’s
Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Congressional debates over funding for
Washington’s first-strike nuclear war fighting arsenal. As the Washington Post
recently reported, the Biden Administration – including the Pentagon – are
locked in a Nuclear Posture Review debate over the possible adoption of a “sole
use” retaliatory, as opposed to first strike, nuclear doctrine. (A sole use
doctrine wouldn’t eliminate the danger of nuclear war. It would restrict U.S.
presidents to pushing the nuclear button in retaliation, only after the U.S.
had suffered a nuclear attack.) There is meaningful opposition in Congress and
beyond to deploying a new generation of the land-based intercontinental
ballistic missiles based in the northern plains states, destabilizing standoff
air launched cruise missiles, and new B-61 nuclear weapons for warfighting in
The Pentagon report claims that in the face of the
Chinese threat, we have no choice except to, as General Milley advocates,
maintain and modernize our tried and true first-strike nuclear war
fighting doctrine and to spend the estimated $1.7 trillion needed to build and
deploy the offensive and defensive weapons that are essential to threatening or
actually initiating a nuclear war.
53] –Real Justice [firstname.lastname@example.org]
wants you to help Chesa Boudin on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 PM to midnight
ET. If you follow the money, you will see who the real corrupt interests are
attempting to oust justice-minded District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Sign up now
to join a Stand with Chesa virtual phonebank! Your calls will help us generate
real grassroots support for Chesa and his change-making policies and push back
against big donors with people-powered organizing. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/chesaantirecall/event/399637/?source=em20210818-67199-rj&utm_source=em20210818-67199-rj.
54] – On Fri., Nov. 12 at
9 AM, tune into Beyond AUKUS and the Quad: What’s Next for the U.S.
Indo-Pacific Strategy. This is a Conversation with National Security Council
Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific, Kurt Campbell. The Biden administration has
focused considerable attention on the Indo-Pacific region, declaring it central
to advancing a range of U.S. economic, political and security interests. This
U.S. commitment to allies and partners in the region and the intensifying
geopolitical competition with China have animated several new U.S. diplomatic
initiatives. The Quad grouping held its first ever in-person Leaders’ Summit in
September. And that same month, the Australia-United Kingdom-United States
agreement opened the door to sharing sensitive defense [sic] technologies with
Australia. Together, these groupings are intended to demonstrate U.S.
leadership and cooperation in defense [sic], public health, education,
infrastructure, investment, high technology and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace,
sign up at https://www.usip.org/events/new-date-beyond-aukus-and-quad-whats-next-us-indo-pacific-strategy.
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