Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert February 9 - 14, 2023

43] DSA meeting -- Feb. 9

44] Election Protection phone bank – Feb. 9, 10, 12 & 14

45] Celebrate Salman Rushdie’s Victory City -- Feb. 9

46] Stop Cop City -- Feb. 9

47] US, Chinese, and Russian Overseas Basing -- Feb. 10

48] Citizens Activism Training -- Feb. 10

49] Co-housing -- Feb. 10

50] The U.S. and the Holocaust -- Feb. 10

51] Peace vigil at the White House Feb. 10

52] Women in Black vigil -- Feb. 10


43] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 6:15 PM ET will hold a branch meeting at Arlington Central Library, Little Falls Room. 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington 22201. Or you can join by Zoom. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/nova-branch-monthly-organizing-meeting-feb-2023?link_id=20&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-76&email_referrer=email_1789412&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events.

44] – On Thurs., Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 PM, Fri., Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun. Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 PM and ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations. Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

45] – Celebrate Salman Rushdie’s Victory City virtually on Thurs., Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Be part of an unmissable evening celebrating the literary genius of Salman Rushdie. Two global stars of the book world, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman, will join forces to discuss Salman Rushdie’s new novel, Victory City, with special readings by Sarita Choudhury for this exclusive online event, dedicated to the power of storytelling. Register at https://pen.org/event/celebrating-salman-rushdies-victory-city/?utm_source=Communications&utm_campaign=4562b17ca5-Email-EVENTS_23_01_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c67d07604c-4562b17ca5-249104241&mc_cid=4562b17ca5&mc_eid=f996b749cd. The event will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks.  PEN America, PEN Canada and English PEN are official partners of this event.

46] – Rising Tide North America [risingtidenorthamerica@riseup.net] wants you to attend a webinar on Thurs., Feb. 9 at 8 PM ET to Stop Cop City. Frontline organizers in Atlanta are calling for urgent support to Stop Cop City. For years, forest defenders, abolitionists and the community of Atlanta defended the Weelaunee forest and prevented the construction of a massive police training compound. On January 18, the Atlanta Police Department murdered Tortuguita, a leader of the resistance, during a violent raid to clear the defenders encampment. Two weeks after murdering Tortuguita, the final permits for Cop City were approved. Join the informational webinar to learn more about how to support this movement. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfumpqzoiGtLsaE_ktoJsINZAg1qbvK54.

47] – On Fri., Feb. 10 at 10:30 AM ET, check out the webinar Geostrategic Competition and US, Chinese, and Russian Overseas Basing, hosted by the Brookings Institute.  Great power competition has reemerged as a central dynamic in international politics. American, Chinese, and Russian interests in overseas military bases are an important element of this competition and therefore warrant close attention as indicators of strategic capabilities and intentions. In particular, the efforts of great powers to establish overseas bases reveal the geographic parameters of their intent to project power and influence in specific parts of the world. What are the challenges and risks Chinese and Russian bases pose to the United States’ regional strategy and force posture? How do the military postures of great powers interact and with what consequences for regional and global security?

The webinar will draw on the findings from a project co-led by Andrew Yeo and Isaac Kardon on great power competition and overseas basing. Viewers can submit questions via email to events@brookings.edu. Register at https://www.brookings.edu/events/geostrategic-competition-and-overseas-basing/.

48] – Common Cause Maryland [causenet@commoncause.org] is inviting you on Fri., Feb. 10 at noon ET to a Virtual Citizens Activism Training. Learn to how to meaningfully engage in Maryland's 90-day legislation session from where you are. Many Marylanders cannot come to Annapolis, but you can still be involved. Join in and get the tools needed to meaningfully observe and engage in legislative proceedings from where you are.  RSVP at https://act.commoncause.org/events/citizens-activism-training-engage-in-the-90-day-legislative-session-remotely?source=direct_link&&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1806486&email_subject=youre-invited-virtual-citizens-activism-training.

49] --The Commons will meet on Fri., Feb. 10 from noon to 1 PM ET.  This is a monthly gathering for the cohousing curious (and experts too!).  It happens every month on the 10th at noon EST. RSVP at https://cohousinginstitute.org/courses/thecommons2023/. 

50] – Merrill Zack, HIAS [info@hias.org] thinks you could be interested in a book and film club on Fri., Feb. 10 at noon ET. Join a facilitated session to discuss the PBS series, The U.S. and the Holocaust that examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. This three-part documentary series by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein, asks critical questions regarding the consequences of public indifference, bureaucratic red tape, and restrictive immigration laws in America in the 1930s and 1940s. RSVP at https://hias.org/events/hias-book-and-film-club-february-2023/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=hias.org&utm_campaign=221218_CEMulitEvent&utm_content=221218+CEMulitEvent.

51] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 10 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

52] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at the corner of West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at annvinup@gmail.com.

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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