Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 15 - 16, 2023

38] Socialist Night School for Palestine 101– Nov. 15

39] Fundamentals of Organizing training Nov. 15

40] Stand United against Trans Discrimination – Nov. 15

41] DSA Abolition meeting – Nov. 15

42] Evaluating U.S.-China Headlines Nov. 15

43] Madness of Militarism – Nov. 15

44] Changes -- Nov. 15

45] Discuss Progressive Issues Activism – Nov. 15

46] Red Cup Rebellion Nov. 16


38] – Join the Socialist Night School for Palestine 101 on Wed., Nov. 15 at 6 PM ET at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008. The movement to liberate Palestine has been revitalized and expanded in the wake of the Hamas attack of October 7th and the Israeli response in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel itself. How did we get here? In this session, you can  go over the basics of the history of Palestine, Zionism, the founding of Israel, and the movement to liberate Palestine, and the variety of strategies and tactics that has entailed, including but not limited to Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS.) RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/palestine-101-socialist-night-school?clear_id=true&link_id=76&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-127&email_referrer=email_2103038&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

This session will be led by Andrew Kadi, an organizer with over two decades of experience pressing for Palestinian rights.  This hybrid event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.

39] –People’s Action [info@peoplesaction.org] is offering you a chance to join a Fundamentals of Organizing training on Wednesdays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 at 6 PM ET.  At People’s Action, there’s nothing that we can’t do when we organize together. The Fundamentals of Organizing is a quarterly training held in two parts and will emphasize building relationships grounded in building a multiracial democracy together. The training will take place over two days over video conference.   Register at https://www.mobilize.us/peoplesaction/event/588775/?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-denver-protest-demand-health-insurance-corporations-stop-denying-our-care-3&email_referrer=email_2097582&email_subject=the-answer-to-crisis-is-organizing

40] – LaLa Zannell [info@peoplepower.org] is the Senior Campaign Strategist for Trans Justice at the ACLU. On Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM ET, LaLa wants you to come to the US Capitol in D.C. to Stand United against Trans Discrimination. Extreme anti-LGBTQ lawmakers are mounting life-threatening attacks on the Trans community. Rally in D.C. to stop them and show that you will not tolerate hate. RSVP at https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/rally-trans-care?source=ppem_20231108&t=2&akid=123729%2E1415127%2E2fxv-j

41] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists Abolition working group [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] on Wed., Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 PM ET are gathering to discuss strategy and planning. This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters. The working group takes action to challenge oppressive institutions and imagine the capacities for community. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEcShQX51IL2Z1sNff7bqiYz68vAtPjUxpTuIrfvAK8iBDqA/viewform?link_id=1&can_id=3fcd7916f2ff367c3b859d45270fd1d5&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-80&email_referrer=email_1819087&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events?clear_id=true&link_id=37&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_2103038&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

42] – Team Justice is Global [team@justiceisglobal.org] wants you to join with the 1990 Institute for a virtual workshop titled “Media Narratives: Evaluating U.S.-China Headlines” on Wed., Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM ET with speakers Bochen Han, Kaiser Kuo, and Amy Qin. The panel will delve into their first-hand experiences of their careers as journalists to highlight some of the complexities of news reporting in the context of U.S.-China relations. This Workshop aims to provide audience with insights on how to evaluate reports and headlines, including identifying sources and exploring moral standards and principles that American and Chinese journalists follow in their reporting, and come away from this Workshop with practical tools and resources on media literacy, cross-cultural understanding, and responsible consumption and dissemination of news. This workshop is designed with middle and high school educators in mind, but is open to all interested. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6616977333519/WN_e87nnaQvSta4p9efnhLv0g

43] –The Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy [ellsberginitiative@eipad.org] on Wed., Nov. 15 at 7 PM ET is hosting Norman Solomon who will address "The Madness of Militarism." Journalist, author, and antiwar organizer, Norman Solomon, will lecture on what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism,” with a focus on present-day U.S. militarism, its consequences, and possibilities for overcoming its pervasive effects. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fI094DlyStOAuzOnX-z_9g#/registration

44] –Little Friends for Peace is hosting Wednesday Night Peace Circles via Zoom from 7:30 - 8:30 PM to discuss various topics. All ages are encouraged to attend, and absolutely everyone is welcome.  Please feel free to join and invite others within your networks that could be enriched by the sharing. Register at https://forms.gle/NC9WhiTU83paiwK47. On Wed., Nov. 15, the topic is Changes. Join on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8637175637?pwd=N3pvcmNuZmVxaW1DT0dHTHFqVDVFdz09. The meeting ID is 863 717 5637, and the passcode is peace.  The next circle is on Nov. 29, Keep the conversation going.

45] – On Wed., Nov. 15 from 8 to 9 PM ET, People Power United is meeting to discuss Progressive Issues Activism. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/557129/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual Discuss what is the issue, what's at stake, and how to propel action for Voting Rights, Gun Safety Reform, Healthcare, Human Rights, Equal Rights, End Corporate Rule, Stop Global Warming, Voter Access Protection & Election Integrity, Economic and Social Justice. This is a group of people who believe in the possibility of change and work to make it happen.

46] –Join the Red Cup Rebellion with Starbucks workers on Thurs., Nov. 16 from 8 to 9 AM ET at 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington 22203. Starbucks partners across the country will be going on strike on Red Cup Day — Starbucks’ biggest sales day of the year — to protest unfair labor practices, and are asking allies to stand alongside them in action on November 16. Northern Virginia Labor will be participating in this event at the Ballston store. Sign up at https://starbucksworkersunited.controlshift.app/events/arlington-dems-red-cup-rebellion?link_id=19&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-october-27-2023-2&email_referrer=email_2109499&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-november-10-2023

Arlington Dems on the Red Cup Rebellion will demand that Starbucks respect workers’ right to organize a union. Meet outside of the Starbucks with banners, signs, and flyers to engage customers and passerby in support of Starbucks workers.

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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