Saturday, May 2, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 3 – 4, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 3 – 4, 2020

"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]The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks”
5] Bill Marker is running for the seat in District 10 for Baltimore City Council.  
6] Baltimore Ethical Society closed May 3
7] Call Our Revolution Progressives – May 3
8] Laudato Si' Online Faith Sharing Group – May 3
9] Emergency Healthcare Town Hall – May 3
10] End the detention of Palestinian children – May 3
11] Protest BlackRock – May 3 & 17
12] Pentagon Peace Vigil – May 4
13] Food Rescue at Land of Kush – May 4
14] Updated Food Collection Needs May 4
15] Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism" – May 4
16] Food Truck Mondays May 4
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] – Courtesy of the National Park Service and Google Arts & Culture, you can do a Virtual Tour of Five National Parks Online. ”The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks” is a satisfying escape. Whether you spend five minutes on the site or an hour, it’s an important reminder that the world is still beautiful and wonderful and weird, even in uncertain times.  Learn more about how you can take a digital adventure into your national parks:

5] – Bill Marker is running for the seat in District 10 for Baltimore City Council. He is deeply committed to the community and promises great constituent service, better city government, community building and bold ideas.   You can speak to him at 443-827-6669 or email him at

6] - Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  However, there will not be a meeting on Sun., May 3.  Call 410-581-2322 or email 

8] – On Sun., May 3 from 3 to 4 PM, this is the start of a New Sunday Series - Laudato Si' Online Faith Sharing Group, hosted by Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Pope Francis has invited Catholic communities around the world to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week, May 16 to May 24. He invites us to take an honest look at our progress in the five years since Laudato Si’ was released and to consider the next steps in our “ecological conversion.” In response to Pope Francis’ invitation, the co-chairs of the Creation Care Team, Phil Downey and Simone Seym, will host the Laudato Si’ Online Study Series, a seven-week web-based series on Sundays from 3 to 4 PM with no session on Easter Sunday.  RSVP at Join through Zoom: Check out

9] – RSVP to Mike Fox at for the Progressive Democrats of America Emergency Healthcare Town Hall on Sun., May 3 at 4 PM ET. Dr. Bill Honigman and special guests will answer your questions and discuss your concerns. Guests include PDA-endorsed congressional candidate Alex Morse in MA-01 and Dr. Henry Broeska, along with activists from across the country. Congress has passed “emergency response” legislation that fails to address the emergency. Specifically and outrageously, our frontline healthcare professionals are still working courageously to save lives without the protective equipment they need.

10] – Register for a webinar and help end the detention of Palestinian children at Quakers and all people of faith are invited to two webinars on May 3 and 17 to learn how to join the No Way to Treat a
Child campaign urging U.S. legislators to take action to protect Palestinian human rights. On Sun., May 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, learn more about the detention of Palestinian children and the significant progress made through the No Way to Treat a Child campaign. Find out how congregations can get involved with our Quaker Palestinian Israel Network (QPIN) and support the campaign, including passing resolutions, hosting educational events, and advocating for H.R. 2407, a groundbreaking bill to protect Palestinian human rights.  On Sun., May 17 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get more information and tools to lobby Congress to pass H.R. 2407.

11] – You are invited to the BlackRock planning gathering taking place on Sun., May 3 at 4 PM ET.  Go to  BlackRock was entrusted with advising where those families’ tax paying money should be invested in this moment of the covid-19 epidemic! Don't let Jerome Powell use taxpayer money to bailout weapon companies! The May 21 stockholders meeting is to be protested.

12] – 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 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.  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 begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  
13] – On Mon., May 4 from noon to 1 PM, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is proud to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring free vegan and plant-based food to the community. Bring a bag, and take what you want while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give away, but will be available for sale. Go to

14] - On Mon., May 4 from noon to 2 PM, note the Updated Food Collection Needs  by Assistance Center of Towson Churches and Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Towson 21204.  The ACTC remains open to provide assistance for food insecure people in our community. During the upcoming weeks, the need for food will increase while supplies will diminish. With churches closed, it's difficult to collect food right now.  Bring food each Monday to the parking lot across the street from Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson. Simply place your food in the truck waiting for this purpose.  Those who are uncomfortable going out and picking up groceries, but want to help, can make financial contributions to ACTC directly online:  Look at

15] – The Economic Policy Institute is inviting you to a Book Event Webinar-- “Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism" with Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton. This disturbing and eye-opening book is among the first to unearth a shocking increase in what are known as “deaths of despair”—including suicides, drug overdoses, and alcoholism—among middle-aged white Americans.  These findings describe some of the key reasons for the phenomenon, including corporate greed run amok, wealth inequality, and a health care system that has become “a cancer at the heart of the economy.” While the picture they paint is bleak, the authors provide steps that can be taken to make sure capitalism will “serve people and not have people serve it.” Register for the webinar on Mon., May 4 from 4 to 5 PM ET at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

16] – On Mondays from May 4 through June 22 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Food Truck Mondays at Mt. Zion, 1643 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air 21015. Each week will feature a few different local food trucks. Proceeds will benefit Children of Zion Village in Namibia. Weekly food truck lineups coming soon! Each event will be held rain or shine... indoor seating will be available in inclement weather. Skip cooking and come have dinner to support a great cause. Look at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, 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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