Thursday, December 30, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 31, 2021 -- January 1, 2022

24] Knock on doors for a progressive – Dec. 31

25] White House peace vigil – Dec. 31

26] Vigil for the Freedom to Vote Act – Dec. 31

27] Makes calls for a progressive – Dec. 31

28] New Year's Eve Meditation – Dec. 31

29] National Watch Night Service – Dec. 31

30] Peace and Justice Vigil – Dec. 31

31] Interfaith Comedy – Jan. 1

32] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

33] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

35] Do you need a doctor?

36] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

37] Do you need any book shelves?

38] Join the Global Zero campaign.

39] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


24] – The clock is ticking! There is a critical special election on January 4th to fill a seat on the Prince George’s County Council. Now’s the time to get involved and support progressive candidate Edward Burroughs! Join the team in Prince George’s County on New Year’s Day from 10 AM to 2 PM ET by knocking on doors. RSVP at

25] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 31 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

26] –  Our Revolution Howard County and Indivisible HoCoMD continue their joint weekly action at the Gorman Road I-95 Overpass in support of HR1/SR 1, aka the Freedom to Vote Act on every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET. Committed activists stand by large banners and wave at approximately 12,000 vehicles per hour as they whiz by. Go to

27] –   Make Calls with Friends of Edward Burroughs on Fri., Dec. 31 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and on Sat., Jan. 1 from 6 to 8 PM ET.  Call voters in District 8 to support Edward Burroughs for County Councilperson in the special election on January 4. Prince George's County deserves a more progressive County Council and for that to happen, make your voice heard! Sign up at

28] – There is a New Year's Eve Meditation on Fri., Dec. 31 from 4:30 – 6 PM. You are invited to come to the Golden Lotus Temple of the Self-Revelation Church of Absolute Monism, 4748 Western Ave., Bethesda 20816 for your own individual devotion and meditation. You will first hear two musical selections from Rabindranath Tagore followed by your own participation in chanting the Gayatri Mantram led by Srimati Karuna.  At sunset you may illumine a candle in the prayerful light of faith and holy hope, and offer incense of fragrant devotion at the beautiful altar prepared for your silent invocation. Let the receding twilight of 2021 draw you into Self-reflection. Call 301-229-3871 or email

29] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign [] is informing us that on Fri., Dec. 31 at 5 PM ET, there will be a National Watch Night Service by the Poor People’s Campaign. Join us online to hear a declaration that the organizing, mobilizing, standing for love and justice, and uplifting the rights of the poor and low wealth in this society will continue.  Watch Livestream at

30] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, hosted by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee (BQPJC) outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Dec. 31. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. Aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See

31] – There is an interfaith comedy show at 8 PM ET on Sat., Jan. 1, 2022.   It involves three Jews, three Muslims, two Christians and a Buddhist.  The show will be held in person at the Kehilat Pardes synagogue, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville20853.  Tickets are $15. Go to  Masks are required, as well as verification of COVID-19 vaccine or negative PCR test required.

32] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration.

33] -- 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 --

  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

34] – 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. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

 The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479.  

35] 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.  

36] -- 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

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

38] -- 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.

39] – 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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