Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 30, 2022

38] US & China on saving the climate -- Nov. 30

39] Russia's Invasion of Ukraine – Nov. 30

40] Call voters in Georgia – Nov. 30

41] Coal-Free Curtis Bay – Nov. 30

42] Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley – Nov. 30

43] Post-midterm briefing – Nov. 30

44] The Counterrevolution against the Constitution -- Nov. 30

45] Democracy Movement Briefing – Nov. 30

46] Defuse Nuclear War – Nov. 30


38] – Joseph Gerson, The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [jgerson80@gmail.com] thinks you would be interested in an event on Wed., Nov. 30 at 9 AM - WHAT IF THE U.S. AND CHINA REALLY COOPERATED ON CLIMATE CHANGE? Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy steering committee member Zhiqun Zhu will be speaking. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HWN0LbYMTfm5x1FWTJwKJw.

39] – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 11 AM, hear about lessons in Conventional Warfighting: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine.  There will be an online Royal United Services Institute Report Launch. Join the webinar for a discussion of the military lessons learned from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as outlined in a new RUSI research report.  The event sponsor is the Royal United Services Institute, and the speakers are Lieutenant General Mykhaylo Zabrodskyi, Ukrainian Parliament; Oleksandr Danylyuk, Former Chief Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine; Dr. Jack Watling, Royal United Services Institute; and Nick Reynolds, Royal United Services Institute. Register at https://rusi.org/events/open-to-all/research-report-launch-preliminary-lessons-conventional-warfighting-russias-invasion-ukraine.

40] – The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Wed., Nov. 30, Fri., Dec. 1, Sat., Dec. 2, Mon., Dec. 4, Tues., Dec. 5 & Wed., Dec. 6 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/voterempowerment/event/543478/?referring_vol=4584604&share_context=dashboard-event-details&sharer_role=SharerRole.ORGANIZER&link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia&email_referrer=email_1744440&email_subject=next-tuesday-join-martin-luther-king-iii-to-call-voters-in-georgia.

41] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore [team@baltimore.smvmt.org] is holding a Rally for a Coal-Free Curtis Bay on Wed., Nov. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., Baltimore 21226. Join South Baltimore Community Land Trust and stand in solidarity with residents of Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood. Rally to hold CSX accountable for the explosion in Curtis Bay and speak out about the continued harms of living next to a coal pier. Did you know Baltimore is home to the second-largest coal export operation on the East Coast? Residents of Curtis Bay have been fighting for almost a year for answers about last December’s violent explosion at the CSX coal terminal: what happened? What will be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again? The explosion was just the latest in a series of problems at the terminal that have been creating unhealthy and unsafe conditions for the surrounding community for years. Sign up to join the rally:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-for-coal-free-curtis-bay-tickets-471498533807?emci=7ba4ccd8-ff68-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&emdi=25a9ce0d-0269-ed11-ade6-14cb65342cd2&ceid=177631.

42] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] wants you to attend on Wed., Nov. 28 at 7 PM ET - Skirting History: Reflections by Eva Moseley.  This is from Holocaust Refugee to Dissenting Citizen - A Remarkable History.  Join the webinar at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduCppjMsGtY91vZbZSrLTKKI3IIesJA7?emci=0f65b9ec-446f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&emdi=fd8175d2-656f-ed11-819c-00224825858d&ceid=269591.

  Eva was a member of the MAPA board of directors from 1987, when she moved to Cambridge from Medford, until 2022. She was one of the founders of MAPA's Palestine/Israel Working Group, and one of the organizers of the Music for Peace concert series.  In Medford, she was active in the Freeze movement, organizing her comrades to march in the militaristic Memorial Day parade, and glad to be represented by Ed Markey when he was first elected to the House.

43] – Ben Jealous, People for the American Way[alerts@pfaw.org] indicates on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM ET there will be a special post-midterm briefing. To get a better understanding of how the recent midterm elections affect the progressive agenda, join in at https://act.pfaw.org/sign/post-midterm-elections-briefing-2022/?utm_source=aa&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2022midtermbriefing&t=2&akid=33855%2E3302379%2EdUqAZW.

44] – The Committee for the Republic [events@committeefortherepublic.org] is hosting Bruce Fein who will address The Counterrevolution against the Constitution on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM ET. You can attend in person at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, 4th Floor, WDC. Or you can participate online at https://zoom.us/j/7812458066. RSVP at Events@CommitteefortheRepublic.org.

 The United States Constitution endows Congress -- not the executive branch -- with overriding responsibility for both foreign and domestic policy. But Congress has unilaterally surrendered its constitutional primacy to the President on an installment plan for more than a century. Without constitutional amendments, the President is currently de facto crowned with virtually limitless power eclipsing the authorities of British King George III which provoked the American Revolution. This counterrevolution against the Constitution was born in pursuit of an American empire (initially begun under the banner of “Manifest Destiny”) in lieu of the American Republic ordained by the Constitution’s makers. Committee Vice Chair, constitutional scholar and attorney Bruce Fein will elaborate on the ignored counterrevolution against the Constitution and the self-diminishment of Congress to an inkblot and lay out an agenda to restore separation of powers.

45] – A Democracy Movement Briefing is happening virtually on Wed., Nov. 30 from 8 to 9 PM EST. Join in at ttps://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/544408/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. There was a nationwide movement to pass the Freedom to Vote John. R. Lewis Act, and there was important accountability work related to January 6th. Discuss what's next with leaders and organizers from across the country to lay out how we'll defend democracy in the new Congress while working to enact the sweeping reforms needed to create a democracy that works for all of us.

46] – There are any number of activities that you might want to plan as part of another Defuse Nuclear War nationwide action.  DefuseNuclearWar.org will provide digital tools and links to facilitate the process, to make it easy for people to send photos and accompanying messages – for genuine diplomacy and measures to prevent nuclear war – directed at President Biden and members of Congress. How about directing messages to Vladimir Putin, who has threatened to use nuclear weapons?

  Plans for the “Diplomacy Is the Path to Peace” organizing will be presented as part of a livestream on Wed., Nov. 30 from 8 to 10 PM ET. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVqhs9cqTla7PtJRMBYtkw.

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

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