Sunday, December 3, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 3 to 4, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 3 to 4, 2023

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

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation\

3] Need help in archiving activist material    

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

5] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis

6] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

7] Alan Barysh has another book

8] Justice and Repair in Baltimore – Dec. 3

9] Palestinian-Jewish Solidarity – Dec. 3

10] Raised in community – Dec. 3

11] Omer Bartov and a plan for Palestine -- Dec. 3

12] DC Action for Assange at the White House – Dec. 3

13] DSA Electoral Working Group meeting – Dec. 3

14] How We Win the Civil War – Dec. 3

15] The Forecast on the death penalty – Dec. 3

16] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 4

17] Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection – Dec. 4


1] – Buttons, bumper stickers 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] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-32301607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

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] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis, reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022.  Davis, a co-founder of the Open Door Community, died in 2020.   You can subscribe to the newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing

6] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

  Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

7] – Alan Barysh  [] hopes that you will purchase his audio book -- Shipyard Days and Nights and Other Baltimore Stories (Mostly true).  It's on Should this book hit the big time, Mr. Barysh says he will donate money to the Shipyard Retirees Association.

8] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202, meets on Sundays, and usually there is a platform address at 10:30 AM ET.  On Dec. 3, the theme is Justice and Repair in Baltimore: 2024 Legislative Agenda and Beyond.  This talk will touch on the 2024 legislative agenda of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, specifically issues of criminal justice, police accountability, violence prevention, and reparations.  Lawrence Grandpre, director of research for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, focuses include drug policy, criminal justice, police accountability, and community-based economic/educational development. He is the co-author of “The Black Book,” and his work has been featured in The Guardian, The Baltimore Sun, Time Magazine and Black Agenda Report. He is also the co-host of the In Search of Black Power Podcast. Visit

9] –  Palestinian-Jewish Solidarity [] wants you to get involved with an event with Roots, a Joint Palestinian/Israeli Grassroots Initiative on Sun., Dec. 3 at 1 PM ET -- Two Truths in One Heart; Two Peoples in One Land. Rabbi Cat Zavis will lead a discussion with founders Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Noor Awad. During the time together, Rabbi Hanan and Noor will share about their work, what’s happening on the ground now, how the recent events have impacted their work, and what their vision is for the future.   There is a minimum donation of $5 to cover costs for the event. After you donate, you will receive an email with a link to register to receive the Zoom link for the event:

10] –  Matthew Harper <> wants you to know about the first session of the three-part Catholic Worker and Nuclear Families series.  On Sun., Dec. 3 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET, gather on Zoom for a panel and Q&A period entitled "Raised in Community: Life as a Worker Kid" to hear from a few folks who grew up in an intentional community (CW or other). Consider not just the intentions of the parents/guardians, but hear about the lived experience growing up in spaces committed to community, hospitality, resistance, simple living, and more. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: with a password: 141531.

11] – Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will attend a Town Hall on Sun., Dec. 3 at 4 PM ET and hear from Omer Bartov, a Brown University professor, who has emphasized the necessity of re-launching negotiations for a political settlement. The reason that Bartov's words have resonated with so many people is simple: His proposals are judicious and make a ton of sense.  In an appearance on Democracy Now! on Nov. 10th, Professor Bartov, an Israeli-American scholar of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies, spoke of a proposed solution to the longstanding crisis in Israel and occupied Palestine that can be thought of as between a one-state and a two-state solution—something called a confederated solution.  His proposal is something that progressives needed to hear about and seriously consider. Register and your secure codes will be emailed to you:

12] – DC Action for Assange will gather on Sun., Dec. 3 for a vigil at the White House from 4 to 5 PM ET.  Contact Ann Wilcox []

13] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] will hold an Electoral Working Group meeting on Sun., Dec. 3 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP. The group will discuss the outcomes of the Virginia 2023 Elections and the next project. RSVP at

14] –Steve Phillips [] has written a book How We Win the Civil War. On Sun., Dec. 3 at 8 PM ET, Phillips will host a weekly “Sundays with Steve” on Facebook Live to discuss contemporary issues through the prism of the ongoing Civil War. Sign up at

15] – Death Penalty Action [] needs you on Sun., Dec. 3 at 9 PM ET for The Forecast.  Join Death Penalty Action and allies for a review of the past year and a look forward at the issues and action opportunities surrounding the death penalty in the United States in 2024. Rob Dunham of the Death Penalty Policy Project will review the legal issues, statistics, public opinion and more. Also take a sneak peek at the new L'Chaim interview with Sister Helen that will be released on International Human Rights Defenders Day, December 9.  Register at

16] – 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 Dec. 4, 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.  This vigil will honor the visit to the area of the anti-nuclear ship the Golden Rule.

 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 Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

17] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., Dec. 4 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP 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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