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Health Care & Environment
11.16 How pesticide bans can prevent tens of thousands of suicides a year [how many thousands more die early from eating pesticide-laced food?]
11.15 The long read: The plastic backlash: what's behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? [the world wants to throw-up...]
11.15 Claws out: crab fishermen sue 30 oil firms over climate change [workers are waking-up...]
11.12 This Land is Your Land: The Zinke effect: how the US interior department became a tool of industry [behaving ignorantly again...]
11.11 Trump responds to worst fires in California’s history by threatening to withhold federal aid [behaving ignorantly again...]
11.11 Interior department sued for ‘secretive process’ in at-risk species assessment [behaving ignorantly again...]
11.11 Keystone XL pipeline: judge rules government 'jumped the gun' and orders halt [behaving ignorantly again...]
News Media Matters
US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
11.16 As 'Green New Deal' Demand Grows, Democrats Have Choice: Confront and Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry or Take Credit for 'Doomed' Planet [Two choices: Save life-on-Earth or help Republicans let it die?]
11.15 Democrats Won Big. Can They Go Bold, Too? [it's about suppressing the influence and leadership by Republican-like Democrats who counsel 'íncremental' (no) change, such as Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Shumer and Joe Biden]
11.15 Pentagon Officials Forced to Make Fewer Public Appearances to Avoid Provoking Trump [...by revealing Trump's huuuge ignorance]
11.15 REPUBLICANS USED A BILL ABOUT WOLVES TO AVOID A VOTE ON YEMEN WAR [if there are 'defense industry' profits to be made—including congress-critter insider-trading—and political 'donations' to be had, we mustn't stop killing innocent civilians!]
11.14 The Guardian view on Yemen’s misery: the west is complicit [WAR CRIMES]
Economics, Crony Capitalism
11.16 Amazon’s HQ2 Will Get a Tax Break Designed to Help the Poor [a Republican program that directly helps participating wealthy companies—but only helps workers if and when 'trickle-down' occurs.]
11.16 Trump doesn’t want to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi. His new sanctions prove it. [George W. Bush made a similar immoral decision for the same oily reasons after 9-11, protecting Saudi defense contracts while facilitating the slaughter of poorer Arab "terrorists" in the region.]
11.15 The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us [fossil fuel burning, un-recyclable plastic production/use and methane gas release must cease ASAP.]
International & Futurism
11.15 Cuba to pull doctors out of Brazil after President-elect Bolsonaro comments [terms must be negotiated for fairness to Cuba's health professionals without disruption of healthcare for Brazil's poor]
11.14 'Appalling' Khashoggi audio shocked Saudi intelligence – Erdogan [Exposing a psychopath?]
Local Democrats Invited to Brainstorming Session on Sun., Jan. 31
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Just because longtime city Democratic clubs have disbanded doesn't mean their members have lost interest in politics.
The Mount Royal Democratic Club's founders declared the closure of the Club this past December, after 55 years. That has not dimmed the interest of the former club members. The vote last week in Massachusetts for the Senate seat that was formerly held for 47 years by Ted Kennedy shows that political presence and popularity cannot be taken for granted. Despite the strength of Maryland’s Democratic Party, existing candidates require financial and manpower support and new candidates constantly need to be pursued. Baltimore’s passionate and progressive activists who represent their Party’s ideals are needed to both become and recruit political candidates.
Leaders from the Mount Royal Democratic Club and the former New Democratic Club invite other Baltimore clubs’ members and local political activists to join an open, informal discussion about what might be the new model for City-wide or local political activism. Those who are interested in joining the conversation are invited to a brainstorming session at Alonso’s Restaurant, 415 West Cold Spring Lane, on Sun., Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.upstairs on Sunday at 3pm. The event will be held in a meeting room upstairs.
The organizers of this meeting are seeking to learn from the examples active and successful Democratic clubs in other cities, such as New York’s Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (“DL21C”) www.dl21c.org, Manhattan Young Democrats http://gomyd.com, and New York State Democratic Committee www.nydems.org. These clubs use topical networking sessions to keep discussions and recruitment alive. Also being studied are Philadelphia’s Liberty City Democratic Club http://www.libertycity.org/ and Chicago’s Cook County Democrats http://www.cookcountydems.com.
For more information about Democrat-related organizations in the Baltimore metro area, visit this site. For Republican organizations, visit here or here. Another political group active in the area is the Baltimore Green Party. Efforts are under way to establish a local Progressive Party Meet-up Group.
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