Saturday, May 14, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 15 - 21, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 15 - 21, 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.

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

  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] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

7] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

8] Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass -- May 15 – 17

9] Meet and Greet with Brooke – May 15

10] Black Lives Matter -- May 15

11] Door Knocking for Brooke – May 15 – 17

12] Progressive Town Hall – May 15

13] Voter Protection phone banks – May 15 – 16

14] PHR annual gala – May 15

15] Protest at the Pentagon – May 16

16] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 16 – 21

17] Election Protection webinar – May 16

18] The United States of ALEC -- May 16


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] – 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. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at Comcast dot net.

7] – Here is the Go Fund Me link through which you can help Adel Al Manthari get the medical attention that he desperately needs: Please contribute as soon as possible because he will not be able to get treatment until $10,000 is raised. is raising funds to help him. WESPAC Foundation is the fiscal agent for In March 2018 Adel Al Manthari was grievously injured in a U.S. drone attack in Yemen that killed four of his cousins. The five men were driving to the village of al-Aqla to witness a land transfer. They never made it. Tens of thousands have been killed and maimed by U.S. drone attacks.  Adel survived, but now his health is in jeopardy because he can’t afford the medical care he needs.

8] – Join the Friends of Logan Endow Canvass on Sun., May 15 from 10 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., May 169 from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., May 17 from 4 PM to 6 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET.  The Canvass will continue through May 31. This event’s address is private, but you can sign up for more details: The election season is here! Come join the Friends of Logan Endow to canvass the district! New canvassers are welcome and will be trained before going out. Email

9] – Get over to the Meet and Greet with Brooke at Pizzeria Paradiso, 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville 20781 on Sun., May 15 from 1to 2 PM ET. Brooke Lierman is a current State Delegate and candidate for Maryland Comptroller! Special guests who will attend include Sen. Pinsky, Del. Healey. RSVP at l_context=newsletter.

10] – A Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition <> is holding a rally on Sun., May 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET. The organizers are people of faith, and their theme is We Can't Stop Until There's No Need for Us to Continue! Gather at 200 E. North Avenue (In front of the Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters), Baltimore 21202.

11] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., May 15, Mon., May 16 and Tues., May 17 from 2 to 4 PM ET!  This event’s address is private. Sign up for the details: Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training.

12] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] is holding another Progressive Town Hall on Sun., May 15 at 4 PM with PDA Endorsed Candidates Shervin Aazami and Derek Marshall. RSVP at Shervin Aazami (CA-32) and Derek Marshall (CA-23) need your help. Hear updates from around the country with a special focus on efforts to combat the corrupting impact of big money on the Democratic primaries.

13] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, call voters in Connecticut to connect them to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s office to urge him to pass state voting legislation. On Thursdays and Fridays, call voters in Pennsylvania to recruit them for election protection work in their state. These phone banks are subject to change. On Sun., May 15 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Mon., May 16 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

14] –The Physicians for Human Rights [] are urging you to attend on Sun., May 15 at 6 PM ET the Annual Gala. Give recognition to brave medical professionals for their steadfast commitment to advancing human rights around the world. This year, the prestigious Physicians for Human Rights Award to will be given to PHR co-founder Bob Lawrence, Syrian physician Houssam al-Nahhas, American nurse Dawn Wooten, and Health Workers in Myanmar. There will be special appearances by human rights luminaries Stephen Rapp and Aryeh Neier; award-winning journalists Anna Werner, Joby Warrick, and Sarah Stillman; and human rights advocates Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Aula Abbara.  RSVP at,HAXX,1TO2EP,1V668,1. Email

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 May 16 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] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew from Monday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 31. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Mon., May 16, Tues., May 17, Wed., May 18, Thurs., May 19, Fri., May 20 and Sat., May 21. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. On Sat., May 21, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at

17] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., May 16. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

18] – Reel and Meal presents “United States of ALEC” on Mon., May 16 at 7 PM ET.  It can be seen at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD. You can watch on Zoom. Registration is required:

 A Vegan Meal (optional) costs $7.99 at the COOP.   Call 301 474 0522 by 1 PM on 5.16.22.  Pick up from 4 to 7 PM at the deli. The menu is: Macro Vegetarian Creamy Cashew Carbonara with Tofurkey Sausage and a side salad.

  The COOP vegan meal is for those who plan to watch R&M virtually; those attending in person are invited to buy a vegan meal at the New Deal Cafe.  (Management asks that outside food not be brought into NDC).

 “The United States of ALEC,” is a film described as “a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.”  Behind this national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed at raising corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge. Produced in 2012 by legendary journalist Bill Moyers, the film depicts how the secretive body helps corporate America propose and even draft legislation for states across the country. ALEC brings together major U.S. corporations and right-wing legislators to craft and vote on model bills behind closed doors. It has come under increasing scrutiny for its role in promoting controversial legislation such as "stand your ground” gun laws, voter suppression bills, and union-busting policies.  Although billing itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership,” ALEC in fact is a national network that promotes mainly corporate interests.  It is currently advocating for a bill that would punish banks for divesting from fossil fuels, according to journalist Alex Kotch, who will lead the discussion following the film. Joining the evening will also be David Armiak, Research Director for the Center of Media and Democracy.

  The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by the Utopia Film Festival and the Prince George's County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group. Visit the Reel and Meal Facebook page: or contact Doug Igelsrud at

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] Go to

"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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