Friday, January 8, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 9 - 22, 2021

53] Venezuela After the Elections – Jan. 9

54] Oust Trump – Jan. 9

55] Nuclear Fuel Chain: From Cradle to Grave – Jan. 9

56] Impact of Viral Misinformation – Jan. 9

57] Protest Urban Outfitters – Jan. 9

58] Progressive Maryland priorities for the Maryland Legislature – Jan. 9

59] FEED THE PEOPLE – Jan. 9

60] PTM USA Protest – Jan. 9

61] Winter Homelessness Support event – Jan. 9

62] Nuclear Weapons are illegal – Jan. 22

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

64] Ted Glick has written a book

65] New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic”

66] Two Berrigan Books still in print

67] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

68] Do you need a doctor?

69] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

71] Do you need any book shelves?

72] Join the Global Zero campaign.

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


53] – Venezuela After the Elections is a panel discussion organized and hosted by the International Manifesto Group. The discussion will take place on Sat., Jan. 9 from 9 to 11 AM ET over Zoom. The discussion will also be broadcast in real time over Facebook:  Register at

 On January 5th, Venezuela’s National Assembly takes office. On January 7th, Congress is set to confirm Joe Biden as the next President of the United-States. An international panel of experts, including frontline observers of the Venezuelan election itself, assess the implications of these events for the world of 2021. While this event is free, please donate to the Geopolitical Economy Research Group. A suggested donation of $5 would be appreciated, as we it is a non-profit. Once you have registered, please donate here:  The speakers are Vijay Prashad, Executive Director at the Tricontinental Institute, Carlos Ron, Venezuelan Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alicia Castro, Former Argentinian Ambassador to Venezuela, and Leonardo Flores, CODEPINK.

 54] – You are invited to partake in (hopefully) the last witness in Germantown to contain the name of TRUMP. On Sat., Jan. 9 at noon, the bell will toll and car horns will honk again from Historic Germantown, Market Square, Germantown Avenue & Schoolhouse Lane, with the message: NO MORE…OUST TRUMP NOW, HEAL THE NATION! End White Supremacy.  Refuse Fascism. Signs & banners will be provided. Mask-wearing absolutely mandatory. Stand or sit (bring your folding chair) with six foot social distancing a MUST. Nonviolence discipline will be observed. Call Bob or Melissa at (215) 843-4827.

 55] – Get with The Nuclear Fuel Chain: From Cradle to Grave on Sat., Jan. 9 from noon to 1:30 PM ET. This event is presented by Women Against Military Madness.  Speaking via Zoom from Albuquerque, Leona Morgan will address the connected issues of nuclear bombs and nuclear power. The first nuclear bomb ever developed from uranium mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo and exploded in New Mexico, a prelude to dropping the bomb on Hiroshima during WWII. Today, nuclear power plants throughout the U.S. generate nuclear waste, and its transportation to the Southwest for storage threatens the lives and health not only of people living in the area, but that of others everywhere.

 Leona (Diné) is an Indigenous activist and a community organizer who co-founded and coordinates the Nuclear Issues Study Group, which is a multi-racial, multi-generational, and woman-led volunteer organization based in Albuquerque, NM. Join the Zoom Meeting at The Meeting ID is 966 2273 2873.  Or dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) and +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C).

 56] – On Sat., Jan. 9 from 1 to 2:30 PM EST, check out Impressionable Followers: The Impact of Viral Misinformation organized by Bosnian-American Genocide Institute and Education Center (BAGI). Digital media has been used to connect millions worldwide and while it has produced many positive personal connections and educated millions it has also been used to spread billions of data points of misinformation through social media and blogging platforms. This panel discussion will take a look at the impact of those platforms and the spread of misinformation with regards to hate speech, violence and genocide. Register at

57] – Protest Urban Outfitters organized by Protest for Animal Rights at 3111 M St. NW, WDC 20007-3705 on Sat., Jan. 9 from 1 to 2 PM EST. URBN, a portfolio of global consumer brands including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, etc., sells clothing made of or with animal skins --including 'leather' from cows, 'cashmere' from goats, silk from silkworms, and the wool of alpacas and sheep. PETA investigations and whistleblower footage has revealed that these animals suffer horribly when having their wool taken from them in cruel/ painful ways, and ultimately all of these animals end up slaughtered. Animals are not ours to use for clothing, and there are so many amazing synthetics to choose from.  Social distancing will take at this protest. Wearing a protective face mask that covers both your mouth and nose is required! Hand sanitizer and gloves will be provided. Visit

58] – Progressive Maryland is setting priorities for the Maryland Legislature’s session on Sat., Jan. 9 from 2 to 5 PM.  This is an important event for dues-paying members or members of affiliated organizations. This virtual event will allow you to get more involved in organizing and to participate in membership elections. Not a member of PM yet? You can join by clicking and then attending membership event. Look specifically at the Assembly session the following week on critical questions of flagging pandemic relief, and persisting issues of criminal and social justice, health care, climate justice and more -- and how to vigorously and publicly poke the Delegates and Senators to do their job.

59] – On Sat., Jan. 9 from 2 to 3 PM EST, join the Coalition Against Prejudice with their FEED THE PEOPLE event outside the Westminster Branch Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster 21157. This will continue each Saturday through Jan. 30. See Donate canned goods, non-perishable food items, and hygiene products to help keep Westminster's Little Free Food Pantry stocked. A free lunch will be available for anyone in need of a meal.

60] –‌ On Sat., Jan. 9 from 3 to 4 PM, be at the PTM USA Protest, 2342 S St. NW, WDC 20008-4016.  This demo is against the arbitrary detention of PTM leaders @saidalammahsud, @Aliwazirna50 & all other PTM activists. Pakistan must immediately release them, withdraw false charges & end its crackdown on peaceful Pashtun activists.@ManzoorPashteen.  Look at

61] – On Sat., Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 5 to 6 PM EST, get with a Winter Homelessness Support event with MakeSpace at McPherson Square.  Go to Help distribute sleeping bags and hygiene kits to the homeless in D.C. Please donate 50 hygiene kits. Donation link is under the "tickets" link.  Meet at the statue in McPherson Square located between I street and 15th street in D.C. Email

62] – This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world will reach a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] will enter into force and become binding international law --

   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 modernize our nuclear arsenal. We helped the Baltimore City Council and the Montgomery County Council pass Back from the Brink [BFTB] resolutions and join 53 other municipalities, state legislative bodies and two states to demonstrate broad support for the five fundamental changes in US nuclear weapons policy.  The ultimate goal is abolition; BFTB will reduce the risk but TPNW is the blueprint for abolishing nuclear weapons.

  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

63] – 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. Dave 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.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

 Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon.

64] –  Ted Glick has written a book about his years of active draft resistance during the Vietnam War, and published by PM Press! It’s entitled “Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War. The book is part history, part autobiography and may be a valuable source of ideas and inspiration for today’s organizers against injustice, oppression, war, ecological devastation and the bad guys! Frida Berrigan has written a wonderful intro. The paperback book, all 220 or so pages, will cost $20, but if you order it now, you can get a 20% discount if you use the code “Burglar” when you do so.  Go to: and click 'Add to Cart'. In the coupon code area be sure to put: Burglar to get the discount.

65] – Check out a New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic: A Memoir by Fred L. Pincus,” now available from Adelaide Books ( or from Amazon.  Fred taught sociology at UMBC for more than 40 years and is on the board of Research Associates Foundation.  His memoir details his struggles to have a successful career while keeping true to his radical principles and activism.  One major theme is his struggle with race and racism both on and off campus. Go to

66] –Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock:  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

  The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, whose Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See

67] – Consider making a donation to a scholarship in her honor that would be most welcome.  Contributions to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship can be made online via or by check made out to Notre Dame of Maryland University (Memo line: Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship) and mailed to Notre Dame of Maryland University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210.

68] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  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] – The Trump Administration is again beating the war drums.  Most recently, the target is Iran.  Should the Trump administration initiate an act of war against Iran, consider joining us. It is a violation of U.S. law for the Trump Administration to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and Venezuela. Should a war criminal, John Bolton, convince Trump to attack either of these countries, such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

   Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a military strike against Iran or Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.   

70] -- 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

71] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

72] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

73] – 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; call 202-682-4282.

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] Go to

“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

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