Thursday, April 18, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 19 - 25, 2024

53] Protest IMF/World Bank April 19

54] Peace vigil at the White House April 19

55] Friday Power Lunch April 19

56] Women in Black vigil – April 19

57] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – April 19

58] Vigil for a ceasefire – April 19

59] No to gas powered plants April 19

60] Common Cause phone bank – April 19, 23 & 25

61] Vote uncommitted -- April 19 - 25

62] Fourth Branch Action discussion April 19

63] Knock on doors for Uncommitted in Rockville -- April 20 - 21

64] Israel, Iran & the Threat of Wider War April 20

65] Stand for Haiti – April 20

66] Film RAINBOW WARRIOR – April 20 - 25

67] DSA Internationalism meeting April 20

68] Support Summer Lee – April 20 - 23

69] Baltimore activist selling her home

70] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

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

72] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

73] Do you need a doctor?

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Do you need any book shelves?

76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


53] – Rally against destructive world capitalism at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meeting on Fri., April 19 from noon to 1:30 PM ET at the Edward R Murrow Park on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, across the street from the World Bank. On the 80th anniversary of the World Bank and IMF, people from around the world are coming together to say that it’s time to put people and planet first and decolonize and decarbonize our global economy. While finance ministers from around the world meet inside the World Bank, be on the streets, joining forces with allies from the Global South to amplify calls for an end to fossil fuel finance, for debt cancellation and for climate justice. Register at

54] – 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 April 19 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 Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

55] – On Fri., April 19 at noon ET, join the Friday Power Lunch, a weekly show amplifying the voices of the Virginia Grassroots on politics, culture, and making change with the BADASS women of Network NOVA. RSVP at

56] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

57] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at

58] –Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., April 19 (unless there is rain) at the corners of Pimlico Road and Northern Parkway (by the racetrack) as the group calls for a ceasefire and hand out leaflets.  The set-up is at 3 PM, and the demo will end at 4:45 PM ET. Banners and signs are available. The BPA gatherings are quiet and peaceful.  Contact Ronda Cooperstein []. 

59] – The Union of Concerned Scientists [] will hold a webinar on Fri., April 19  from 4 to 5 PM ET -- The Risks of Over-Reliance on Gas Power Plants.  Learn more about how reliable gas power plants truly are, and what this means for a just transition to clean energy. Hear from UCS experts about the true reliability of gas power plants, the hidden downsides of technologies and fuels to cut gas plant carbon emissions, and what it means for a just transition to clean energy. REGISTER at

60] Join a Common Cause virtual phone bank to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests.  Register for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. Join a call on Fri., April 19 from 4 to 6 PM, Tues., April 23 from 4 to 6 PM and Thurs., April 25 from noon to 2 PM & 5 to 7 PM ET. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! These calls will continue through Thurs., June 22 from noon to 2 PM ET. RSVP at

61] – Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Fri., April 19, Mon., April 22, Tues., April 23, Wed., April 24 & Thurs., April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET & Sat., April 20 and Sun., April 21 from 2 – 4 PM ET. RSVP at

62] – On Fri., April 19 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details:

63] – Knock on doors for Uncommitted in Rockville on Sat., April 20 and Sun., April 21 from 11 AM to 2:30 PM ET.  Meet at Mary Trumbo Park, 244-298 Park Road, Rockville 20850. The park is a few minute walk from the Rockville Metro. Join Montgomery and Prince George's County DSA Branch members and knock on doors. There will be a training before door knocking.  RSVP at

64] –Stop the War Coalition [] is hosting a webinar on Sat., April 20 at noon ET -- Israel, Iran & the Threat of Wider War. Trita Parsi will be one of the commentators. Email Join Trita Parsi, John Rees, Kate Hudson and more for an emergency online meeting on escalating tensions in the Middle East.  RSVP at

65] –On Sat., April 20 from noon to 2 PM ET, there is a call Stand Up.  Haiti needs you.  Meet in Lafayette Park.  Contact Eugenia Charles <>.

66] –On July 10, 1985, two bombs exploded in the port of Auckland, New Zealand, sinking the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior and killing photographer Fernando Pereira. While investigators initially suspected terrorists, the revelation of the true culprits shocked the world.  On Sat., April 20 at 2 PM and Thurs., April 25 at 6:15 PM, DC FilmFest will present RAINBOW WARRIOR, director Edward McGurn’s fast-paced and stylishly told documentary about the true story of the Warrior bombing. An inventive take on the documentary, WARRIOR mixes crew member interviews with spy thriller storytelling. 

Both screenings will take place at Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, and will feature an audience Q+A immediately following. The closest station is Metro Center. Greenpeace USA Executive Director Ebony Twilley Martin will be a featured guest at both screenings, and will be joined by Director Edward McGurn and Art Works author Ken Grossinger for Saturday’s matinee event. Greenpeace USA Action Team member Abigail Smith will join Ebony for Thursday evening’s presentation. Get tickets at

67] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Sat., April 20 from 1 to 2:15 PM ET will hold a MDC DSA Internationalism meeting. Share updates on international solidarity work in the DMV and continue to solidify the Working Group. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP:

68] – Despite facing $5 million in attacks from anti-Palestinian PACs when she first ran for Congress, Rep. Summer Lee has taken courageous stances for Palestinians’ rights even as a politically vulnerable first-term Congressperson. Now she’s facing attacks from the Republicans’ top billionaire donor who’s supporting Summer’s AIPAC-aligned opponent.

Summer Lee’s campaign is running phone bank shifts from Sat., April 20 from 1 to 4 PM ET, Sun,, April 21 from 1 to 4 PM & 6 to 8 PM, Mon., April 22 from 1 to 4 PM & 5:30 to 8 PM through Tues., April 23 from 1 to 4 PM & 4:30 to 7 PM ET to reach voters and spread the word about why we need to re-elect Summer Lee to Congress on April 23. Sign up for a phone bank at

69] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

70] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-70 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.

71] – 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.

He 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.  Dave printed new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need be- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check, or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at

72] -- 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

73] – 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.  

74] -- 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

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

76] – 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, and 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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