Thursday, December 1, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 2 - 6, 2022

58] Fire Drill Friday – Dec. 2

59] Peace vigil at the White House Dec. 2

60] Elect Raphael Warnock – Dec. 2, 3, 5 - 6

61] Birdwatching Tour Dec. 3

62] Challenges in Dangerous Times – Dec. 3

63] Connecting Across Differences Dec. 3

64] Celebrate 200 issues of the Nuclear Resister Dec. 3

65] Get over to the food pantry – Dec. 3

66] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

67] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

69] Do you need a doctor?

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


58] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] needs you on Fri., Dec. 2 at 11 AM ET in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. to declare a Climate Emergency.  Sign up at There is an incredible lineup of speakers, including elected officials, frontline activists, an award-winning brass band, and celebrity guests.  And don't forget to wear your red.

 Can’t make it in person?  The event will be live-streamed on,, and

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 2 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

60] – The Coalition on Human Needs [] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Fri., Dec. 2, Sat., Dec. 3, Mon., Dec. 5, Tues., Dec. 6 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. RSVP at

61] – Get on a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., Dec. 3 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET 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 there, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead the search of avian friends! Email Register at

62] –  Facing our Challenges in Dangerous Times is a one day on line conference on Sat., Dec. 3 starting at 9 AM ET. How do we speak about militarism as we address inequality, climate change, racism and threats to democratic processes? And how do we understand and overcome the political vacuum which not only led to the exponential growth of corporate power (including the military industrial complex) but also destroyed belief that a collective or government can solve the problems currently undermining our societies?  Hear from John Nichols, Phyllis Bennis and others.

We live at a time characterized by numerous dire threats to justice, peace, and the very stability of our country. Among these threats are rampant militarism, galloping climate change, growing inequality, an ongoing and divisive pandemic, and the emergence of a dangerous right-wing extremist movement. The goal of this Conference is to explore with activists and thought leaders how to address these enormous obstacles to the fulfillment of a progressive vision.  Register at

63] – The Peace Alliance [] is holding a Connecting Across Differences - Empowering Tools for Building Bridges and Creating Beloved Community with Aya Caspi on Sat., Dec. 3 at noon ET. Given our world's social and political climate, it has never been more imperative that everyone learns to engage in the hard work of challenging conversations to disrupt bias and understand each other’s unique experiences and perspectives, however different they are from our own. Sign up at

64] – Celebrate 200 issues of the Nuclear Resister on Sat., Dec. 3 at 1 PM ET.  Register at By Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, coordinators. Two hundred issues of the Nuclear Resister. Newsletters filled with stories of anti-nuclear and anti-war resistance around the world. Keeping track of who’s been arrested, who is in court and who is “Inside & Out” of jails and prisons. Telling the history of this movement through the acts and voices of the resistance. Chronicling hope.

Meeting 200 deadlines has involved a good deal of writing, editing and proofreading. Many hours discussing tactics and typefaces, graphics and nonviolence, column inches, Oxford commas and prisoner support. Countless letters, phone calls and now emails to gather information about actions and find out what happened in court and behind bars. An impressive amount of all-nighters and intensely focused days, and the coffee, chocolate and all manner of support that have helped keep us going.

To all of you who have written articles, sent updates, proofread, helped at a mailing party, been arrested at a peace or anti-nuclear action or supported those who have been, subscribed, donated, written to and provided support for activists in jail – thank you for being part of this accomplishment!

We hope that you will join us on Zoom on December 3 to celebrate 200 issues. Updates will be posted on the Nuclear Resister website,

65] – On Sat., Dec. 3 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See

66] – If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 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.

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 --

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

68] – 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. 

69] 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.  

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

No comments: