Friday, February 14, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 15, 2020

74] "The Doomsday Clock, Nuclear War & Climate Change" – Feb. 15
75] "Why Hiroshima & Nagasaki Still Matter" – Feb. 15
76] Frederick Douglass' 202nd Birthday – Feb. 15
77] Adoption Event -- Feb. 15
78] A City Council + Bernie Canvass – Feb. 15
79] Waggin' Adoption Event – Feb. 15
80] Join Black Alliance for Peace- Baltimore -- Feb. 15
81] Activist Cell February Meeting – Feb. 15
82] Phone banks for Bernie -- Feb. 15
83] Meet Mayor, City Council, Council President, and Comptroller candidates – Feb. 15
84] CISPES Revolutionary Love Fundraising Party – Feb. 15
85] Write letters supporting the Plowshares
86] Two Berrigan Books still in print
87] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
88] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
89] Do you need any book shelves?
90] Join the Global Zero campaign.
91] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
74] –  On Sat., Feb. 15 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. attend "The Doomsday Clock:…Nuclear War & Climate Change" at Sacred Heart Annual Gathering for Peace and Justice, 1739 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ (on Broadway at intersection of Ferry Avenue and Jasper).  The featured speakers are Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert - Roman Catholic Dominican Sisters and Nuclear Plowshares, Anti-War/Anti-Nuclear Weapons Resisters imprisoned for their actions.  Now, they are hopping buses and crossing the country, giving presentations on the United Nations Nuclear Ban Treaty [and continue to get arrested. And John Bach – Quaker Chaplain, Harvard University will speak. He served prison terms for draft resistance during the Vietnam War, and now, marked by more prison terms, has continued to resist militarism, racism, and the existence of nuclear weapons.  He is the author of Short Time: A Season’s Prison Journal. 

It is endorsed by Brandywine Peace Community -- 484-574-1148 or
The event is free, and lunch is provided for those who register in advance, see

75] – On Sat., Feb. 15, from 10 AM to 2 PM, attend a teach-in on "Why Hiroshima & Nagasaki Still Matter" which will be held at Art Enables, 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE, WDC. A keynote address will be made by Professor Peter Kuznick, Director of the American University Nuclear Studies Institute, author of “Rethinking Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives” and “The Untold History of the United States” (with Oliver Stone).  Joining Professor Kuznick will be Michele & Rick Tingling-Clemmons, Gray Panthers, Jean Athey, Peace Action, Paul Pumphrey, Black Alliance for Peace, Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear, Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International, Allen Hester, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Mel Hardy, All Souls Church, and Paul Magno, Plowshares.

This teach-in is intended for both activists and the general public. There will be space for questions and comments from the audience. A light lunch will be served. Following the panel discussions there will be breakout sessions covering the (Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference and Disarmament Rally in NYC (April 24-26), the August 75th anniversary events; The Ribbon Campaign (August 1 in NYC & August 8 in DC); and a workshop on Social Media Organizing. Go to to facilitate interest & help us with a participant count. Contact Max at 410-323-1697 or mobuszewski2001 at

76] On Sat., Feb. 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM, go to Frederick Douglass' 202nd Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W. St SE, WDC 20020.  This year’s celebration will focus on Douglass’ role in the women’s rights and suffrage movements as part of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Also focus on the contributions of African American women in the suffrage movement because this story is often under-represented in history.  Programs include special tours, actors portraying Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, hands on art programs, exhibitors, performances and guest speakers. For a complete listing of programs, visit: See

77] – On Sat., Feb. 15 from 11 AM to 3 PM, come to an Adoption Event, hosted by TRU Rescue at Pet Valu Timonium, Yorkridge Shopping Center, 18 West Ridgely Road, Lutherville 21093. Dogs available for adoption and fostering opportunities. Some of the dogs to meet are Elton, June, Amyra and Avery.  Go to

78] – On Sat., Feb. 15 from 11 AM to 3 PM, get with a City Council + Bernie Canvass in District 4, hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America, starting at 1722 E. Northern Pkwy., Baltimore 21239-2104. The canvass is for endorsed District 4 City Council candidate and *chapter-member* Logan Endow, and for endorsed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders!  There is a brief training prior to the canvass, then the use of the buddy system, and finally the distribution of literature.  

Bundle up! If you have a DSA t-shirt, it'd be a good idea to wear. If you have something red, please wear it. And don't forget to bring water and wear comfy shoes! Email if you have any questions! Look at

79] – On  Sat., Feb. 15 from noon to 3 PM, BFF Waggin' Adoption Event, hosted by the BARCS Animal Shelter at Petco, 3969 Boston Street, Baltimore 21224.  This mobile adoption vehicle will be there with adorable, adoptable cats and dogs. Adoptions are first come, first serve. Please bring a photo ID and proof of address to adopt. See

80] – On Sat., Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 PM, consider going to a BALTIMORE ‘OPERATION RELENTLESS PURSUIT’ TEACH-IN, hosted by Erica Ryan at the Impact Hub, 10 E North Ave., Baltimore 21202. Join Black Alliance for Peace- Baltimore to learn about ‘Operation Relentless Pursuit’, Trump’s surge of militarized police coming to Baltimore. The increase of policing in favor of socioeconomic programs, that assist the Black working class, leaves us vulnerable and susceptible to state-sanctioned violence. BAP-Baltimore will be informing and strategizing with those that will directly be affected by this surge. See

81] – On Sat., Feb. 15 at 1 PM, there is an Activist Cell February Meeting, hosted by Baltimore Reclaiming at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Use side door, and go upstairs to Woolman room. Call 410-570-5016.  The Activist Cell plans rituals, direct actions, long-term campaigns, and magical actions. The Activist Cell is seeking folks interested in forming a PRIDE planning committee. Look at

82] -- Join a Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Sat., Feb. 15 from 1 to 6 PM in Fort Washington 20744. This event’s address is private. Sign up for more details:

Join a Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Sat., Feb. 15 from 2 to 4 PM with Salisbury College Democrats at Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Ave., TETC (Conway Hall) 156, Salisbury 21801.  See

Join a Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Sat., Feb. 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Twinbrook Library 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville 20851. Visit

  Come together with friends, family, and neighbors to call voters in support of Bernie! Phone banking is one of the most important things you can do to help the campaign win. Every call helps us grow our movement, turn Bernie supporters out to vote, and win this election in a landslide. You can come and send texts for Bernie as well! Note: In addition to a cell phone, please bring a laptop or tablet to make calls on the Bernie Dialer. Safari and Apple iOS tablets are NOT compatible with the Dialer at this time. Please download Chrome or Firefox beforehand if you can! Bring headphones or a headset. (If you do not have a compatible laptop/tablet, contact the host).

83] – All candidates for Mayor, City Council, Council President, and Comptroller have been invited to join Our Revolution on Sat., Feb. 15 from 1:45 to 4:30 PM for a chance to introduce themselves to members in preparation for an endorsement vote. This is happening at Enoch Pratt Library Hamilton Branch, 5910 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214.  See

84] – On Sat., Feb. 15 from 8 PM to midnight, enjoy the CISPES Revolutionary Love Fundraising Party at Haydees Restaurant, 3102 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, WDC 20010.  Dance and celebrate with CISPES this alt-Valentine’s Day weekend! Can't wait to celebrate, fundraise, and dance with community this weekend!  Donations accepted at the door! Visit

85] The PLOWSHARES SENTENCING is PENDING, so please WRITE THE JUDGE. Now is the time to write letters to Judge Lisa Godbey Wood regarding her sentencing of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. The group is collecting letters, especially from those who know the defendants, testifying to their character and the good work that they are doing in their communities which will not be done if they are serving long terms in prison. These letters are not the forum to criticize the law, the legal process or government policies. Rather it is the place to point out positive things about the defendants that should mitigate a harsh sentence.  Letters should be sent to defense attorney Bill Quigley at the address below. He will compile them and distribute to various defendants' attorneys for delivery to Judge Wood. The attorneys suggest it would be helpful to get these done by Thanksgiving or the week after in order to get processed and delivered. Sentencing may be in January or possibly February.   The best letters are simple, polite, and tell good things about the person you are writing to support.

The suggested format is as follows:
Sender’s Name
Sender’s Address
Judge Lisa Godbey Wood
C/o Bill Quigley
Loyola University New Orleans Law Clinic
Campus Box 902
7214 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Regarding Sentencing of: Mark Colville [or] Clare Grady [or] Martha Hennessy [or] Fr. Steve Kelly SJ [or] Elizabeth McAlister [or] Patrick O’Neill [or] Carmen Trotta (or all seven of the Kings Bay Plowshares)
Dear Judge Wood,
Suggested outline for the letter:
- Explain who you are.
- Explain who you are writing about, how you know them, and what good they do for their community.
- Explain why the Judge should not send them to jail.
- Thank the Judge for reading your letter.
For more ideas and details for your letters, you are welcome to see the defendants' biographies here:
Thank you for your attentiveness to the trial, your support for the defendants and their families, and your focus on the issue of the abolition of nuclear weapons.
As Fr. Steve Kelly says, "The nuclear weapons won't go away by themselves." We do this work together.

86] – Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock:  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, whose Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See

87] –   The Trump Administration is again beating the war drums.  Most recently, the target is Iran.  Should the Trump administration initiate an act of war against Iran, consider joining us. It is a violation of U.S. law for the Trump Administration to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and Venezuela. Should a war criminal, John Bolton, convince Trump to attack either of these countries, such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a military strike against Iran or Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.   

88] -- 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

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

90] -- 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.

91] – 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 the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; 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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