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06.11 Underpaid Adjunct Professors Sleep in Cars and Rely on Public Aid [The disease of rapacious-capitalism infects the education system]
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Health Care & Environment
06.15 So much plastic is being made that "recycling has no impact" [Non-recyclable plastic must be made illegal to manufacture, use]
06.15 We must transform our lives and values to save this burning planet [Increased ice melt in polar latitudes has been disguising reality in the middle latitudes. This effect will soon be replaced by record heat as ice volume and seasonal melting increasingly declines.]
06.15 This all-male council in Texas just voted to ban abortion [1:59 video; Bad assumptions foment ignorant actions...]
06.10 Conservatives should change how they think about global warming. I did [Another crisis issue conservatives won't acknowledge...]
06.10 Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply [Who won't understand this?]
06.10 Greenpeace activists board BP oil rig as it is towed out to sea [Fossil fuel company conduct should be illegal...]
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US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
06.15 'Eye-Popping': Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion [More equality or bring back the guillotines!]
06.15 White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science [When your President is a quack he naturally surrounds himself with sycophants]
06.13 Why are we still pretending 'trickle-down' economics work? [We aren't ‘laffing’ now! In Trump-world all the worst people are celebrated. Ref.: 3:07 Idiocracy Courtroom Scene]
06.14 Justice Denied, Delayed, or Done Right? Serious Concerns as Prosecutors Throw Out Charges in Flint Water Crisis Cases [A very flawed prosecution using suspiciously limited evidence has been thrown out, a stronger case will be brought using newly found, voluminous evidence.]
Economics & Corrupt Capitalism
06.11 The problem with billionaires fighting climate change? The billionaires [Bloomberg's sanity to control greed to save the life-on-earth (and continuing profits) is unfortunately rare]
06.09 Elizabeth Warren’s economic nationalism vision shows there's a better way [As like championed by Economist Joseph Stiglitz]
International & Futurism
06.15 Africa’s Lost Kingdoms
06.15 The US must stand with the people of Hong Kong [But this attacks Xi's authoritarianism, which Trump is most envious of for himself...]
06.13 What does it mean to be genetically Jewish? [Doing a mental dance with archanery: could a significant number of Russians and Palestinians be intentionally included or excluded as genetically Jewish? And why would Israel do this?]
06.12 Extending the US Embargo on Cuba & Hurting the People [Doing what's cruelest]
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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