Sunday, March 13, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – March 13 – 14, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – March 13 – 14, 2022

"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.

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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 Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] House cleaner needed

6] Welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore!

7] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

8] “Dogs, Cats, and Sentientism” – March 13

9] Meet and Greet with Brooke – March 13

10] Ukraine crisis – March 13 

11] Crisis in Ukraine – March 13 



14] Reclaiming Renewable Energy – March 13

15] Protest at the Pentagon – March 14

16] Poor People's Campaign conference – March 14

17] Climate Rally -- March 14


1] – Buttons, bumperstickers 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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

  To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – 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.

6] – St. Matthew, Blessed Sacrament, and the IOSC are partnering to welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore! Are you interested in serving our new immigrant family? If you are interested, you will be trained in how you may serve, you will be guided and scheduled at your convenience by the Lead volunteer coordinator, you may also make donations through the IOSC to assist the family in the transition process in order to: Purchase food & Purchase clothes for winter and other necessities. Contact the IOSC at, call the office at 410-323-8564 and leave a message for Nathalie.

7] – 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.

8] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., March 13, the subject is “Dogs, Cats, and Sentientism.” Animals have long supported human life, from their non-consensual role in our diets to their loving place in our homes. Humans often go to great lengths to care for them: rescuing wild animals in distress or feeding feral ones. Hugh will share two stories—one about dogs and one about cats—that illustrate caring relationships between species. He’ll ask if we should honor those relationships by helping humanism evolve into “sentientism:” a worldview that extends compassion and ethical consideration to all entities capable of experiencing, flourishing, and suffering.

   Hugh Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  Email PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for ZOOM login information.

9] – There is a Women in Business - Prince George's County Meet-and-Greet on Sun., March 13 from 1:30 to 3 PM EDT at Keller Williams Preferred Properties of Upper Marlboro, 1441 McCormick Dr., Suite 1020, Largo 20774. Del. Brooke Lierman is a Democratic candidate for Maryland State Comptroller. She is passionate about economic empowerment for women and entrepreneurs. The purpose of this event is to provide business networking opportunities, tools, and resources to women in Prince George’s County.

  Nicole Kirby is the Principal and Founder of CarVer Communications, one of the fastest-growing branding and public relations boutique firms in Washington, D.C., and the Mid-Atlantic. She has over twenty years of private sector experience in branding, promotions, and public relations campaigns. She has worked for notable clients such as SBC Communications, The Baltimore Orioles, Prudential Health Care, The National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Washington, D.C. Public School System and Dr. Jamal Bryant Ministries. Networking will start at 1:30 PM, and the program will begin at 2 PM. This event is free and open to the public.  Participants must provide proof of vaccination and will be required to wear a mask. Contact  Sign up at

10] – Helena Cobban, Just World Ed [] would like your participation on Mon., March 14 at 2:30 PM with author and rights activist Bill Fletcher, Jr. who will be joining Richard Falk and Helena.  Bill may be accompanied by Erik Sperling, the Executive Director of Just Foreign Policy. He was supposed to be in a previous session, but was held up by a problem in an airport. This webinar series, "Ukraine Crisis: Building a Just and Peaceful World," will run every Monday and Wednesday until the end of March, always at 2:30 PM ET.  Register at

11] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to meet Vincent Fort [GA-13,] who is running for Congress, at this Progressive Town Hall on Sun., March 13 at 4 PM ET.  In the second hour of the Town Hall, turn your attention to the crisis in Ukraine, its relationship to the global climate emergency, and the race to develop renewable energy systems fully capable of lowering gas prices, defeating Putin, and ending our reliance on fossil fuels. Sign up at

12] – A unified, “full spectrum” faith community is critical to the robust, resilient, harmonious, and secure communities that we all need, and this remarkable event - unthinkable just a generation ago - is a major step in that direction.   UNLIKELY ALLIES BUILDING FLOURISHING COMMUNITIES is happening on Sun., March 13 at 5 PM ET at FBC Glenarden, 600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774. Register at

13] – On Sun., March 15 at 7 PM ET, the JEWISH-ISLAMIC DIALOGUE SOCIETY is hosting "MUSLIM AND JEWISH PEOPLEHOOD." Examine the 'Ummah' and 'Klal Yisrael'" over Zoom. RSVP to Yasmeen Abed at to receive the zoom link for the event or register at

14] – Lily Hawkins, Food & Water Action [] is inviting you to a webinar on Sun., March 13 at 7:30 PM ET -- Reclaiming Renewable Energy: The High Cost of Dirty False Solutions. Polluting energy sources in Maryland's renewable energy program cost us in dollars, jobs, and our health. Join us for a virtual conversation on just where our 'renewable' energy funds are going and why we need to clean up our dirty 'clean energy' program. RSVP at 

15] – 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 March 14 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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 Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

16] –West Virginia Poor People's Campaign [] is inviting you to join poor and low-income, directly impacted people, faith leaders, and moral advocates from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia in Cleveland, Ohio for The Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls National Mobilizing Tour. Speakers who are directly impacted by the policy violence of the US Congress will headline the event. On Mon., March 14 at 5 PM ET, the June 18th Mobilization Tour will meet at the Trinity Cathedral, Episcopal Church, 2240 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.  RSVP at

17] – Emily, CCAN Action Fund [] hopes you will attend the climate rally on Mon., March 14 at 7 PM ET. Rally in Annapolis, and don't allow our Maryland legislators to delay passing the Climate Solutions Now Act, including building electrification. Come together at the statehouse to demand action NOW. Last week, the United Nations IPCC put out another startling report. It makes clear that we are not doing enough to mitigate climate change. Further delay in transformative action will cause us to miss a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable future. "Delay means death," the report says.

  Meanwhile, the top priority bill here in Maryland — the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 — passed out of committee Friday with amendments that undermine the urgency and boldness we need in climate action right now. Annapolis leaders appear ready to delay critical building-decarbonization actions in our state under pressure from corporate interests. We can't let that happen! Register at

To be continued.

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"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

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