Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 8, 2022

43] Holiday Social – Dec. 8

44] How much does China spend on war-mongering? – Dec. 8

45] Take Action on January 6 – Dec. 8

46] Baltimore City public schools town hall – Dec. 8

47] Northern VA DSA Organizing Meeting – Dec. 8

48] CCAN Maryland Action Member Meetup – Dec. 8

49] Indivisible National Activist Call – Dec. 8


43] – Delaware Pacem in Terris [info@depaceminterris.org] is inviting you to celebrate the holidays with the peace group on Thurs., Dec. 8 from 10 to 11:30 at 5 PM ET. Join in for food & fellowship at the first Coffee and Donuts Holiday Social at 1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington 19802. RSVP at https://airtable.com/shrZp3QEixRFYd4V2.

44] – On Thurs., Dec. 8 at noon ET, the question will be asked: How Much Does China Really Spend on Defense [sic]? In recent decades, estimates of Chinese defense [sic] spending have varied wildly. Recognizing that market exchange rates cannot provide the best picture of Chinese defense [sic] spending on their own, analysts began using a blend of purchasing power parity and market exchange rates to represent Chinese military expenditures. With no agreed‐​on methodology, however, estimates have ranged from roughly $250 billion to near $600 billion. Since the Defense[sic]  Department has identified China as the “pacing challenge” for the United States, the size and shape of China’s military has significant implications for the U.S. defense [sic] budget, U.S.-Chinese relations, and the future of security in Asia. The panel will engage in a wide‐​ranging discussion of how best to represent China’s growing military power. Come to the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC and hear Eric Heginbotham, MIT; Frederico Bartels, Pantheon Integrated Solutions; and Justin Logan, CATO Institute. RSVP at https://www.cato.org/events/how-much-does-china-really-spend-defense.

45] – Learn How to Take Action on January 6 on Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM ET.  This January 6 marks the second anniversary of the violent attack on our Capitol. The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. Join in on Dec. 8 to learn and discuss how you can take action to defend our democracy. Go to https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/544702/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.

46] – ACLU of Maryland [info@aclu-md.org] wants you to attend on Thurs., Dec.  8 from 6 to 7 PM ET for a Baltimore City public schools town hall. Together with its partners, the ACLU looks forward to welcoming students, parent/guardians, educators, and school community members from Baltimore City public schools for a youth-led town hall at Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217. There will be a dinner at 5 PM ET.  Go to https://action.aclu.org/webform/md-baltimore-city-education-townhall-dec-2022?initms_aff=md&initms_chan=eml&utm_medium=eml&initms=221206_affcampaign_bradford_baltimorecity_sail&utm_source=sail&utm_campaign=affcampaign&utm_content=221206_civilliberties_bradford_baltimorecity&ms_aff=md&ms_chan=eml&ms=221206_affcampaign_bradford_baltimorecity_sail.

 Get an update on the Bradford v. Maryland State Board of Education case, a full, permanent fix to the long-time disinvestment by the State of Maryland in the education of students in Baltimore City.  You can also join in virtually. Zoom and Facebook Live details will be provided after you RSVP.

 47] – Northern VA Democratic  Socialists of America [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] is doing an Organizing Meeting (Hybrid Attendance) on Thurs., Dec. 8 from 6:15 to 7:45 PM ET at the Arlington Central Library (Bluemont Room, 2nd Floor),1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-branch-monthly-organizing-meeting-thurs-dec-8?link_id=4&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-67&email_referrer=email_1741850&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events.

48] –.CCAN Maryland [info@chesapeakeclimate.org] is holding on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 7 PM ET an Action Member Meetup. Focus on 2023 climate legislation, offshore wind, all-electric buildings & more! Go to https://act.chesapeakeclimate.org/page/46857/data/1?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=utm_membership&utm_content=MD-Membership+update+notice-1122-c4+10:56:11&ea.url.id=1528541.

49] – There is an Indivisible National Activist Call on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 8 PM ET. Join indivisibles across the country to celebrate successes, discuss national strategy, and take time to create connections and build community with each other. The Georgia runoff election will be discussed, and you can get a preview of the new Indivisible Guide. Go to https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/6616686373079/WN_znV3RGYoRpq5zRSh_PnxAg.

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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