Saturday, July 20, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 21 - 27, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – July 21 – 27, 2024

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Need help in archiving activist material

4] Need a cleaning lady

5] Get the book A Bag of Stones

6] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

7] Baltimore activist selling her home

8] BES in transition – July 21

9] Knock on doors for Democrats – July 21

10] 2024 War Abolisher Awards – July 21

11] DSA Abolition Working Group meeting – July 21

12] Metro DC DSA meeting – July 21

13] Online Film Salon – July 21

14] Activists Writing Together – July 21

15] PDA Town Hall – July 21

16] Left wing cinema – July 21

17] DSA's Internationalism Working Group meeting – July 21

18] Protest at the Pentagon – July 22

19] The Housing Report – July 22

20] Election Protection Zoom – July 22

21] Film SILENT FALLOUT – July 27

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1] – Buttons, bumper stickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

3] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

4]Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – Barry Lee Burnside, a gaggle of great writers and copy editors are making available “A Bag of Snakes: Selected Writings on Prisons and the Death Penalty by Murphy Davis and Eduard Loring. Edited by Barry Lee Burnside.” Ed indicates the book will be available for sale on April 13, and is asking you to pre-order your copy. Your donation will provide a needed financial boost for the printing costs. The suggested donation is $20 for one copy; and $30 for your copy and an additional copy for a prisoner or someone in need. Any donation is appreciated. More or less you will receive the book.  Barry and the team have spent over two years putting this book together. It begins with outlines and notes found in the boxes of materials Murphy left when she ascended. The work is a work of love, and all involved are proud of the fruit borne by seeds nourished in good soil.

To order by postal mail, make your check to Open Door Community.  Send it to Open Door Community, PO Box 10980, Baltimore 21234.  For any questions, contact David Payne at 404-290-2047 or davidpayne@opendoorcommunity.org.

6] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

 Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

7] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

8] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202, meets on Sundays, and usually there is a platform address at 10:30 AM ET.  On July 21, however, the subject will be BES in Transition led by BES Board members. This is an opportunity for the BES community to think about its future, prioritizing its changing space needs and Hugh’s retirement plans. This will be a virtual conversation.  Email president@bmorethical.org to get the Zoom link.

9] – Knock on doors in Baltimore City and join the canvass, hosted by MD Victory.  Gather at the Baltimore Office, 2330 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21211. Knock on doors to elect Angela Alsobrooks to be the next United States Senator and Kweisi Mfume to be re-elected as the Congressperson from Maryland's 7th! First time volunteering? No worries. Each canvass shift starts with a training with an organizer who will be there to help you out. You will go out with a buddy so you can knock on doors together.

 You will need a smartphone so you can download the MiniVAN Touch app, the Democratic Party’s canvassing app. Download it on an iPhone or android. Also bring a full water bottle! Canvass on Sun., July 21 from noon to 3 PM ET or 3 to 6 PM ET.  The canvass will continue until Aug. 4 from noon 6 PM ET, RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/646353/

10] – Would you like to meet, hear from, and ask questions of a group of Palestinians and Israelis working together to end war and occupation, members of a student encampment in Ireland that has persuaded a major university to divest from Israeli weapons, the leaders from across Europe of the coalition that pushes back against NATO militarism, and a woman from the United States who has gone to prison in Germany for protesting the illegal and horrifically risky deployment there of nuclear weapons? Yes, of course, Max would want to speak with the above-mentioned folks.  However, where are the Russian voices who are condemning Putin’s pro-war imperialism? The anti-war Russians may be the bravest of them all. David, david@worldbeyondwar.org

The honorees are Combatants for Peace, No to War – No to NATO, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union & Susan Crane. On Sun., July 21 at noon ET, join the presentation of the 2024 War Abolisher Awards at https://worldbeyondwar.org/war-abolisher-awards/?clear_id=true&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-recipients-announced-2024-war-abolisher-awards&email_referrer=email_2391032&email_subject=meet-monday-online-with-top-opponents-of-war-from-around-the-world

11] – Join the Metro DC DSA Abolition Working Group for a mid-summer planning retreat and social on Sun., July 21 from noon to 2 PM ET at the Cleveland Park Bar and Grill, 3421 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008. Email abolition@mdcdsa.org

 Discuss vibes/plans for the upcoming months and updates to the currently-in-progress Root Causes of Harm Campaign. There's an outdoor patio, food and drinks!  People can bring their headphones and linger together at the restaurant/nearby for the General Body Meeting or head home! RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/abolition-wg-midsommar-planning-retreat?link_id=49&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-12-2024&email_referrer=email_2391884&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-19-2024

12] – The Metro DC DSA [info@mdcdsa.org] on Sun., July 21 from 2 to 4 PM will hold a virtual General Body Meeting. RSVP to receive Zoom details: https://actionnetwork.org/events/july-general-body-meeting-5?source=direct_link&&link_id=9&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_2391884&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-19-2024

 Members and attendees will hear reports from the chapter secretary, treasurer and campaigns coordinator, each of the chapter’s three branches, and from the campaigns, working groups, sections and committees. There will also be time for second reads of and debate on chapter business, including a security resolution being considered by the chapter. An in-person happy hour will take place at the Continental Pool Lounge, 1911 Fort Meyer Dr. And N. Moore & 19th St.

13] – You are invited to an Online Film Salon on Sun., July 21 entitled “What is the physical and mental health of the human beings trapped in Gaza?” Watch two short documentaries: Australian Doctor reveals experience inside Gaza and Gaza’s War through a Child’s Eye when convenient. Then join with your thoughts and questions for the speakers at a Q&A discussion on at 3 PM ET. Join the Q&A conversation with Alice Rothchild:  author; filmmaker & assistant professor, Harvard Medical School (Ret’d); Walaa Sabah:  Journalist, activist, & director of operations, We Are Not Numbers; and Catherine Baker: author, Steering Committee member of Voices from the Holy Land.

You must register to join the discussion & receive links to the videos: Tinyurl.com/VFHL-July2024 Once you register, you will get a confirmation email from Zoom with a link to the meeting and a link with to watch the film. Save this confirmation letter as the meeting link is unique to your email and you must have this to participate.  Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf-GtrTgrHdfcL4IxWSuZgJmIdsIQRqEx?ct=t%28EMAIL_CAMPAIGN+May+2024_COPY_04%29&mc_cid=d99ee40841&mc_eid=84804f14c0#/registration

14] – Join Activists Writing Together, hosted by Be the Change Bmore on Tues., July 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Write letters that make a difference!  Write postcards/letters to voters in swing states · Text unregistered folks with information on how to register to vote.  The next session will be on Sun., July 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET.  The last session will be on Sun., Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/632414/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

15] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] at the Town Hall on Sun., July 21 at 4 PM ET want you to learn How to defeat MAGA and Project 2025. There will be a prompt about securing victory in the November elections.  There are progressive candidates, from the top of the ticket to City Council and School Board, who are better choices for the general health and wellbeing of our communities than any Republican adherent to the horrific Project 2025. Here from Professor Harvey J. Kaye, PhD.—celebrated historian, FDR expert, and co-author of the 21st-Century Economic Bill of Rights—and Board Member of Young Progressive Democrats of America, Hartzell Gray, as they discuss why gloom and doom should not rule the day. Get an update on plans for Progressive Central 2024, PDA’s inspiring event for Progressives during DNC week.  RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4#/registration

16] –  CCP is a monthly, Sunday film series dedicated to presenting politically left-wing cinema, currently hosted by Suns Cinema, 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, WDC 20010. It covers a vast array of socialist, communist, anarchist, trade unionist, anti-imperialist, and other revolutionary movements featured in lesser-known left-wing films. As a belated Bastille Day celebration, on Sun., July 21 will feature two greats of French leftist cinema. At 6 PM, see On Strike!: Be Seeing You & Class of Struggle, by director Chris Marker & the Medvedkin Group, 1968-69, French, 76 mins. Between 1968 and 69, French New Wave director Chris Marker documented two separate strikes which broke out in the French city of Besançon, producing two short documentaries, Be Seeing You and Class of Struggle. This will be followed at 8 PM  by Jean Renoir’s Popular Front-inspired French Revolutionary historical epic La Marseillaise, 1938, French. This is a fictionalized depiction of the march to Paris by the Marseillaise Fédérés, the volunteer revolutionary militia famous for popularizing the eponymous anthem, and who were largely responsible for the Tuileries Insurrection that led to the final overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy in 1792. Tickets are available at https://sunscinema.com/2024-07-21?link_id=38&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-12-2024&email_referrer=email_2391884&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-19-2024

17] – The Metro DC DSA's Internationalism Working Group will meet virtually on Sun., July 21 from 7 to 8:15 PM ET. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/mdc-dsa-internationalism-july-2024-monthly-meeting?link_id=52&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-12-2024&email_referrer=email_2391884&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-july-19-2024  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP.  Share updates on international solidarity work in the DMV and continue to solidify the Working Group.

18] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is July 22 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. 

By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

19] – La ColectiVA [info+la-colectiva-info@email.actionnetwork.org] on Mon., July 22 is asking you to first attend a Press Conference at 4:30 PM, and later at 5:30 PM the Arlington County Board Meeting, Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 307, Arlington, VA 22201. At the press conference, t a housing report titled "The Right to Remain: Arlington County Residents Confronting and Challenging Displacement." This report, a collaboration between La ColectiVA, For Us Not Amazon, and the Athena coalition, reveals the alarming threats migrant communities face in Northern Virginia, particularly following Amazon's announcement to open a second headquarters in Arlington County in 2018. The housing report will be deliver to the board.  RSVP to attend the press conference and the board meeting at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtZ9i9fUULCcmBWQ2Dm0Fj5HBhltVlJ3oVJI5eREMcd9gGpA/viewform

20] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., July 15 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfuygpjIiHtc20uIOxdeqYRiAicjSLWUc#/registration

21] – From accredited Japanese director Hideaki Ito comes SILENT FALLOUT which tells the untold stories of the victims of nuclear testing in America. The documentary will be at Towson University on July 27 at 1 PM.  I will be on the panel. Unfortunately, the US nuclear arsenal is stealing billions of tax dollars from numerous social programs. This documentary could lead to discussions about why is the US government wasting funds on weapons of mass destruction?  Check out this list of upcoming screenings: https://us.fallout22.com/tour/?emci=730c6b43-12c9-ee11-85f9-002248223794&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=#schedule

 Director Hideaki Ito chronicles the story of radiation exposure and harm in the U.S., and the previously untold story of those who tried to expose it. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began on the US mainland. Hundreds of miles away in St. Louis, Dr. Louise Reiss began collecting baby teeth from other mothers in her community. Through studying these teeth, Reiss found that American children—not just the so-called “Utah Downwinders”—had been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. Silent Fallout traces these stories and others, journeying from Salt Lake City, to Virginia, to Missouri, to the United Kingdom, and to Japan, exposing the government deception behind the bomb.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski201 at Comcast dot net

To be continued

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 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

Friday, July 19, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 19 - 21, 2024

50] Peace vigil at the White House – July 19

51] Women in Black vigil July 19

52] Friday Power Lunch – July 19

53] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – July 19

54] Knock on doors for Democrats July 19

55] Volunteer with Action Corps July 19

56] Birdwatching at Druid Hill July 20

57] Paddle for clean water -- July 20

58] Protest IMF and situation in Haiti – July 20 & 21

59] No weapons or nuclear power in space – July 20

60] Annual summer social -- July 20

61] Support Cori Bush – July 20

62] Pass the torch, Joe – July 20

63] Write to anti-nuke protesters

64] Baltimore activist selling her home

65] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

66] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

67] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

68] Do you need a doctor?

69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

70] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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50] – There is a weekly vigil at the White House on Fridays from noon to 1 PM sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649. 

51] – 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 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. The VFP peace walkers will join he vigil. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at annvinup@gmail.com.

52] – On Fri., July 19 at noon ET, join the Friday Power Lunch, a weekly show amplifying the voices of the Virginia Grassroots on politics, culture, and making change with the BADASS women of Network NOVA. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscumspzMoHtOe4-JRDrtezzQNNh9EhWEh#/registration

53] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at https://afsc.org/events/action-hour-cease-fire-now?ms=EMA24EI1103&emci=17faec34-887a-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&emdi=9695a439-f87c-ee11-b004-00224832eb73&ceid=764241

54] – Knock on doors in Baltimore City and join the canvass, hosted by MD Victory.  Gather at the Baltimore Office, 2330 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21211. Knock on doors to elect Angela Alsobrooks to be the next United States Senator and Kweisi Mfume to be re-elected as the Congressperson from Maryland's 7th! First time volunteering? No worries. Each canvass shift starts with a training with an organizer who will be there to help you out. You will go out with a buddy so you can knock on doors together.

 You will need a smartphone so you can download the MiniVAN Touch app, the Democratic Party’s canvassing app. Download it on an iPhone or android. Also bring a full water bottle! Canvass on Fri., July 19 from 2 to 5 PM ET or 5:30 to 8 PM ET or on Sat., July 20 from noon to 3 PM ET or 3 to 6 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/646353/

55] – Action Corps is seeking volunteers to join the national organizing team! Volunteers are building local teams, talking with their congressional offices, and bringing people together for U.S. policy change. We are thrilled to introduce them to you.  If you’re interested in joining as a volunteer, learn more and apply at https://www.actioncorps.org/volunteer.html by the priority deadline, Fri., July 19th. 

56] – Join a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., July 20 from 8 to 9:30 AM at 3001 East Drive, Baltimore, 21217.  Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented here, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon and Baltimore Bird Club experts will lead the search for avian friends! No experience necessary.  Register at https://md.audubon.org/events/birdwatching-tour-druid-hill-park-3?ms=aud-email-_(midatl)_ama_md_programming_july_august_2024&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=_(midatl)_ama_md_programming_july_august_2024&emci=2c6a8010-ec3e-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=ff197686-8c43-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9Join a e096&ceid=2504878

57] – The Waterkeepers Chesapeake [info@WaterkeepersChesapeake.org] would like you to paddle on Sat., July 20 for clean water starting at the Kent Island Outrigger Canoe Club. There are 8 AM or 10:30 AM paddle times. Register for the Bay Paddle at https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Arnold/BayPaddle?link_id=4&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-firstname-default-friend-paddle-for-clean-water&email_referrer=email_2343027&email_subject=firstname-default-friend-paddle-for-clean-water  100% of your registration fee will be donated to Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Oyster Recovery Partnership, and Chesapeake Conservancy. Unable to paddle this year? No worries. You can still make a donation.

58] – Say no to the IMF on Sat., July 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM at IMF HQ, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20431. On Sun., July 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM ET, there will be a protest about the situation in Haiti in Lafayette Park at the corner of H St. and 16th St. NW.  Call 292-525-7356.  

59] – The Global Network against weapons and nuclear power in space is proud to be in its 32nd year of organizing to stop the arms race in space. It's actually a mixed blessing, as the Network has not yet stopped the aerospace industry from their agenda to move weapons and nuclear power into the heavens. The annual meeting is on Sat., July 20 from 10 AM to noon ET. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuc-GvpjgoE9UfnpstI2Ef08hn1tz-OuyB  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

60] – The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus [admin@lowershoreprogressives.com] on Sat., July 20 at 1 PM ET wants you to attend the Annual Summer Social. This is a chance to connect with LSPC leadership and other members at the Museum of Eastern Shore Culture in Downtown Salisbury. Purchase your ticket at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lspcsummersocial2024

61] – Beth Miller [info@jvpactionpac.org] is asking you to get virtually involved on Sat., July 20 from 3 to 5 PM ET with defending Cori Bush from AIPAC.  Join the Jews for Cori coalition to fight back against big money in politics and to defend Congresswoman Cori Bush! AIPAC and other special interest groups have turned their sights on her. But people power can out-work hate.  Do a virtual phone bank, which will continue through Aug. 6. The next phone bank is on Mon., July 22 from 6 to 9 PM ET. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/jvpaction/event/640443/?sourceid=1003090&emci=26b72af2-bb42-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&emdi=19a7ae5a-c342-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=237778

62] – Pass the Torch, Joe is calling for a rally on Sat., July 20 at 3 PM at the White House.  Show the party leaders that there is a strong majority of people who want Biden to #PassTheTorchJoe. 72% of registered voters do not think Biden should be running for president Gather near the White House Sidewalk, between East and West Executive Avenues, on the South Side of Pennsylvania Avenue.  RSVP at link to Action Network RSVP pagehttps://actionnetwork.org/events/passthetorch-rally-at-the-white-house/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-rally-at-the-whitehouse-saturday-at-3pm-to-passthetorchjoe-2&email_referrer=email_2390681&email_subject=rally-at-the-whitehouse-saturday-at-3pm-to-passthetorchjoe

63] Two anti-US nuclear weapons in Germany activists are serving time in a German prison.  Should you want to write the women, use these addresses: Susan Crane or Susan van der Hijden, JVA Rohrbach, Peter-Caesar-Allee 1 55597 Wöllstein, Germany. Visit this website -- www.noelhuis.nl/kernwapensweg

64] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

65] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email Brendan.walls@seaseton.org or call 410-721-70 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

66] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison.

He has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Dave printed new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need be- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check, or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at 1941mireille@gmail.com

67] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email president@jhu.edu.

68] – Yousef Zarbalian [yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

69] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

70] -- A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, and 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 17 - 27, 2024

35] Retreat of nonviolent Jesus – July 17 - 21

36] Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program – July 17

37] Make calls for Cori Bush – July 17 & 20

38] Film SILENT FALLOUT – July 17 & 27

39] Check out DSA – July 17

40] Defend Cori Bush – July 17

41] Be Smart meeting – July 17

42] Increase voter turnout – July 18

43] Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity July 18

44] Election Protection phone bank – July 18

45] Throwdown Thursdays -- July 18

46] Muslims for Just Futures – July 18

47] Nasty NATO – July 18

48] Campaign to Victory Call – July 18

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35] – Chuck Michaels [cwmichaels@igc.org] alerted me that from Wed., July 17 through Sun., July 21, Rev. John Dear will be at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville to lead: "Following the Nonviolent Jesus: Living the Gospel of Peace, Love & Nonviolence Today." There is a significant costs to attending the retreat.

36] -- Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including July 17, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. The following session takes place on July 24, and the series will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/425528/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

37] – Make phone calls to reelect Cori Bush! As a nurse, pastor, and activist, Cori has dedicated her life to fighting for justice, equity, and transformative change. Join the Sunrise Movement and the Cori Bush campaign to make phone calls and get out the vote in MO-01. Get Cori Bush reelected! UDP, AIPAC, and an extensive network of far-right billionaires, anti-abortion extremists, and GOP mega-donors are spending millions in their effort to defeat Cori Bush, having recruited her opponent to enter this race. It's going to take organized people power, talking to voters, to beat this big money.

No experience is necessary as first-timers will be trained at the beginning of every calling session. Return callers can dive right in. This phone bank will continue through Tues., Aug. 6 from 11 AM to 6:30 PM ET. On Wed., July 17 from 7 to 9 PM ET and Sun., July 20 from 3 to 5 PM ET, RSVP at​ https://www.mobilize.us/sunrise2024/event/632815/?emci=07c15d25-2c3e-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=3098adcb-353e-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&ceid=177631

38] – From accredited Japanese director Hideaki Ito comes SILENT FALLOUT which tells the untold stories of the victims of nuclear testing in America. The documentary will be shown in Baltimore at 7 PM at Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St. on July 17 and at Towson University on July 27.  Unfortunately, the US nuclear arsenal is stealing billions of tax dollars from numerous social programs. This documentary could lead to discussions about why is the US government wasting funds on weapons of mass destruction?  Check out this list of upcoming screenings: https://us.fallout22.com/tour/?emci=730c6b43-12c9-ee11-85f9-002248223794&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=#schedule

 Director Hideaki Ito chronicles the story of radiation exposure and harm in the U.S., and the previously untold story of those who tried to expose it. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began on the US mainland. Hundreds of miles away in St. Louis, Dr. Louise Reiss began collecting baby teeth from other mothers in her community. Through studying these teeth, Reiss found that American children—not just the so-called “Utah Downwinders”—had been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. Silent Fallout traces these stories and others, journeying from Salt Lake City, to Virginia, to Missouri, to the United Kingdom, and to Japan, exposing the government deception behind the bomb.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski201 at Comcast dot net

39] –The Metro DC DSA is holding a new member virtual orientation on Wed., July 17 from 7 to 8 PM ET.A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-130?clear_id=true&link_id=18&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-163&email_referrer=email_2369808&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

Curious about DSA? Thinking about joining but want to hear more info first?  You'll learn about DSA, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.

40] –Beth Miller [info@jvpactionpac.org] is asking you to get virtually involved on Wed., July 17 at 8 PM ET with defending Cori Bush from AIPAC.  There is an Emergency Call & Fundraiser featuring Naomi Klein, Linda Sarsour, and Marc Lamont Hill. Join the Jews for Cori coalition to fight back against big money in politics and to defend Congresswoman Cori Bush! AIPAC and other special interest groups have turned their sights on her. But people power can out-work hate.  Register at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/defendcori?sourceid=1003090

Do a virtual Phone bank on Wed., July 17 from 7 to 9 PM ET, and do another on Thurs., July 18 from 6 to PM ET. The next phone bank is on Sat., July 20 from 3 to 5 PM ET, and the phone banking will conclude on August 6 from 11 AM to 6:30 PM ET. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/jvpaction/event/640443/?sourceid=1003090&emci=26b72af2-bb42-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&emdi=19a7ae5a-c342-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=237778

41] – Maryland Moms Demand Action [maryland@momschapterleaders.org] on Wed., July 17 at 8 PM ET will hold the bi-monthly meeting of the ERPO/Be SMART team to share news and ideas, learn about upcoming projects. This is a virtual meeting and the link will be sent after you sign up. RSVP at https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/60505/signup/?_gl=1*p8e4w3*_ga*MTYzNjQ0MzI1OC4xNzIwNjM2MzAw*_ga_LT0FWV3EK3*MTcyMDYzNjMwMC4xLjEuMTcyMDYzNjMwOS4wLjAuMA..&emci=42f13b1e-eb3e-ef11-86d2-6045bdd9e096&emdi=cccf3ccf-8740-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=1738958

42] – The Coalition on Human Needs [info@chn.org] on Thurs., July 18  at 3 PM ET is hosting a webinar titled “Federal Connection: what’s at stake during this election cycle and what service providers and human needs advocates can do to increase voter turnout. “  RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fyGql9_uQMKX9RFZR3bzSg#/registration?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-thursday-new-voter-engagement-webinar-with-special-guests-2&email_referrer=email_2389409___cohort_94497&email_subject=thursday-new-voter-engagement-webinar-with-special-guests

43] –Trade Justice [clayton@tradejusticeedfund.org] on Thurs., July 18 at 3 PM ET wants us to attend a webinar: What is the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP)? The Biden administration is currently accepting public comments on what it should prioritize in the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP) — an ongoing twelve-nation dialogue seeking to deepen economic collaboration and integration throughout the Western Hemisphere. Surprising no one, corporate interests are trying to use APEP to establish trade rules that expand their power and profits at the expense of working people, consumers and the environment.

  Please join Executive Director Arthur Stamoulis during the Trade Justice Power Hour to learn more about APEP and how to advocate for a new worker-centered, climate-friendly model of trade and cooperation. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nDLfHf1HRR68WshQ3xgPsw?link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-youre-invited-briefing-on-the-americas-partnership-for-economic-prosperity-apep-2&email_referrer=email_2382325&email_subject=two-days-what-is-the-americans-partnership-for-economic-prosperity-apep#/registration

44] – On Thursdays, July 11 from 4 to 6 PM ET, get involved with State of Democracy, a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank. 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 for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

45] – On Throwdown Thursdays join a Virtual Phone Bank on July 18 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET. With a critical and competitive Senate race this November, help to ensure a progressive victory. Play a crucial role in preventing a Republican takeover that would shift the balance of power in the Senate. Reach out to the community to raise awareness about the importance of this race, candidate agendas and encourage voters to help save the Senate. Register for more than one outreach opportunity and feel free to share the link with friends, coworkers, and neighbors: https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemaryland/event/641284/?emci=e46ae348-e942-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&emdi=6e2df1ab-ef42-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=136680

46] – Muslims for Just Futures [sana@muslimsforjustfutures.org] on Thurs., July 18 at 7 PM ET are holding a member meeting to build local and national power.  Since October, Israel has murdered over 42,000+ Palestinians in Gaza including 16,000+ children, and thousands more are unaccounted for under the rubble. An estimated 1.5 million Palestinians have fled their homes and are sheltering in Rafah. They are facing violent Israeli bombardment and many are on the brink of starvation because Israel has blocked food, water, and medical supplies.  But the U.S. government is still arming Israel despite grave violations of U.S. and international law. The next meeting will be on Thurs., Aug. 8 at 7 PM ET.  Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudOquqD4iHNeQrG3x1STJWYLwp3q3SJXB#/registration

47] –The Raytheon Anti-War Campaign [info@masspeaceaction.org] on Thurs., July 18 at 8 PM ET will host a WIRN webinar on NATO: An Aggressive, Destabilizing Danger to the World.   RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/lZ7clV05a0SGx1_XaeDNLA2?contactdata=7hknnwh0x+AME40Ig+j+Z06P56nbRDgDQfI7v+g1AKyW1uS5PzH%2fSpXMfJzgJNFi7H8U1Et0qgIIav%2f9WK6HkmyW6vy4pavuHPWrK6yBPc8JGVcGbpBgYY9bX3bC9OKZjf0+y3Nj2c4fhENCZtgVxOsRNYzk2uqM%2f8+Ye9eiLbPSSJFOw%2flItKdiNN97aEqo%2fa+a8GwtEqo3tFshHrzRLGva03LkLL4VvGIafVOBPNwZGyoql8YcrHwuAW61wwz9sZElr1PChURtN32wu7yarwXpC8ZTJIstA+sLfYLVNpoIm3I%2fz0i1cMyQwq%2fbDSKfo0HJTYOPMxjJ3U8ipSdjdQ%3d%3d&ms=email-06-16&emci=fddfa7cc-a63f-ef11-86d2-6045bddbfc4b&emdi=611e75eb-8443-ef11-86c3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=269591

48] –Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to participate on Thurs., July 18 at 9 PM ET in the Campaign to Victory Call. Bring home victories for Squad Member Cori Bush and others. Simply put, we can't let what happened to Jamaal Bowman happen to Cori Bush. Raquel Teran is a brilliant young progressive first time congressional candidate we likewise need to help to make sure we rebound from Jamaal's seat being pulled to the right. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuGgrDItHdeYV7F9QQsruFMypvcMt5Fc#/registration

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