Friday, October 23, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 24 - 26, 2020

73] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank -- Oct. 23

74] White House vigil – Oct. 23

75] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE – Oct. 23


77] HIAS “Meet the Author” with Dr. Jessica Goudeau -- Oct. 23

78] Respond to a range of potential election-related violations -- Oct. 23

79] Take photos of poll tapes on Election Night – Oct. 23

80] Fire Drill Friday -- Oct. 23

81] Moral Policy in a Time of Crisis – Oct. 23, 24 & 26

82] Protect Your Right to Vote – Oct. 23

83] Peace and justice vigil – Oct. 23

84] Deep Canvass Phonebank – Oct. 23

85] Volunteer to help out at the polls. -- Oct. 23

86] Take a Guided Birdwatching Tour -- Oct. 24

87] Get with China and the US – Oct. 24

88] Franca Muller Paz Day of Action – Oct. 24

89] Get out the Vote Call-A-Thon -- Oct. 24

90] Rally with Our Revolution Maryland -- Oct. 24

91] Oust Trump -- Oct. 24

92] Vote Trump Out – Oct. 24

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

94] Ted Glick has written a book

95] New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic”

96] Two Berrigan Books still in print

97] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

98] Do you need a doctor?

99] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

100] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

101] Do you need any book shelves?

102] Join the Global Zero campaign.

103] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


73] – On Fri., Oct. 23 from 9 AM to 9 PM, get with the Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank Every Friday! Flatten the climate pollution curve together! Help run an online climate strike at Chase Bank--the #1 investor in fossil fuels of any bank in the world--every Friday until further notice. You can post your own virtual climate strike on social media in 4 easy steps: Contact Ted at (301) 589-7598 (mobile). Visit

74] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 23 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

75] – There will be two Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Oct. 23 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking is available. There will be NO LUNCH.   If it doesn't rain, vigil. If it rains, the vigil will be cancelled.  If you arrive for the vigil and don't see someone else, please don't leave. Other folks are on the way.  Email

The other is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore in Memorial Park at Cross Street & Park Row.  This will be a safe-distanced stand for Peace with Justice  & No to War. Email

76] – Week 3 of the NATIONAL SOLAR CONGRESS concludes on Fri., Oct. 23 at noon ET with the workshop How we’re going to add 30 million solar roofs in the next five years.  Visit!

77] -- On Fri., Oct. 23 from noon to 1 PM ET, join HIAS for a “Meet the Author” conversation with Dr. Jessica Goudeau about her new book “After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America.” This important book is an intimate look at the lives of two women — Mu Naw, a Christian from Myanmar, and Hasna, a Muslim from Syria — and their personal stories are situated within the larger history of the evolution of modern refugee resettlement in the U.S. Participants can read the book ahead of this conversation and ask questions during the webinar; however, those who have not read the book are also encouraged to join. Options for purchasing the book can be found on Dr. Goudeau’s website: at

78] – As the United States approaches Election Day, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) will host a discussion on Fri., Oct. 23 at 1 PM EDT on how to prepare, from a human rights and medical perspective, to respond to a range of potential election-related violations. Share research, tools, and guidance prepared by PHR and discuss this timely issue through the lens of the additional challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The conversation will be moderated by Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, professor of the practice of health and human rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. One panelists Rohini Haar, MD, MPH, PHR medical advisor, lecturer at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, emergency medicine physician, and expert on crowd-control weapons.  The other is Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, interim chief public health officer at Georgetown University, and PHR’s senior medical advisor.  Register at  Submit questions for consideration to

79] – Come learn how a quick action you can take in your community on Election Night is one of the best ways to help ensure an accurate vote count! Future Coalition is partnering with Scrutineers for a training on Fri., Oct. 23 at 1 PM EST where you will learn how and why to take photos of poll tapes on Election Night. Go to

80] –  This week’s Fire Drill Friday will include the one and only Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who will be sitting down with me for a critical conversation about early voting, the Green New Deal, and the barriers faced by strong female voices in male-dominated fields. Don't miss this very special call on Fri., Oct. 23 at 2 PM ET.  Register at 

81] – Join the National Priorities Project on Fri., Oct. 23 from 2 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Oct. 24 from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM for an online conference on the urgent struggles and policy solutions of the poor & dispossessed.  We are living through a Kairos moment, a time defined by both extraordinary danger and possibility. All around us the old ways of the world are crumbling and millions more are joining the ranks of the unemployed, uninsured, unhoused, unfed, and unwell.  To dig ourselves out of the wreckage of the present, we desperately need a new moral vision, a blueprint for society that values and defends all life. This is what the Poor People’s Jubilee Platform offers -- Kairos Center Presents: Moral Policy in a Time of Crisis. RSVP at 

82] – Protect Your Right To Vote with Progressive Democrats of America on Fri., Oct. 23 at 4 PM ET, Sat., Oct. 24 at 3 PM and Mon., Oct, 26 at 5 PM ET for Zoom meetings! The first is about “Protecting Our Vote.”  The second looks at “Green/Blue Discussion to Oust Trump.”  And the Monday event will be about Election Protection. Links and phone numbers will be automatically sent when you register here:

83] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6:30 PM, hosted by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee (BQPJC) outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Oct. 16. From 6 to 6:30 PM strategize. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. We aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See

84] – On Fri., Oct. 23 at 6 PM EDT, join a phone bank with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Senior Advisor to Care in Action, Ai-Jen Poo. They will talk about the stakes in this election for the multiracial working class and get people ready as we head into the final 10 days of this campaign. Make calls to defeat Trump and heal America. Focus on contacting voters in Minnesota. This is a state that has been ground zero for the uprising in defense of Black lives, and it’s critical that we show our strength and beat Trump there. Get involved with a Deep Canvass Phonebank by going to!

85] – Early voting starts next week in Maryland!  Progressive Maryland is looking for volunteers to help out at the polls. If you are able to volunteer at your local polling center and pass out literature to support endorsed candidates, then join in for a one-hour training on Fri., Oct. 23 from 6 to 7 PM. RSVP here for the Training:

86] -- Take a Guided Birdwatching Tour in Druid Hill Park on Sat., Oct. 24 from 8 to 9:30 AM.  Meet at 3001 East Drive.  Sign up at

87] – Get with China and the US: A dialogue between Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei on Sat., Oct. 24 from 9 to 11 AM.  Sign up for the online event at No Cold War is hosting a dialogue between professors Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei, discussing relations between China and the US.  Zhang Weiwei is professor of international relations at Fudan University, former interpreter to Deng Xiaoping, and author of several key books including the best-selling The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State. Jeffrey Sachs is an economist, academic, expert in sustainable development, and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He has written numerous books, including the influential The End of Poverty. The moderator will be Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

88] – Get with the Franca Muller Paz Day of Action on Sat., Oct. 24 from 2 to 4:30 PM for phone banking.  Our Revolution has endorsed for Baltimore City Council, District 12, Franca Muller Paz! Franca is a progressive, a teacher, a Latina immigrant, and is running a very competitive race against a Democratic incumbent. Sign up for phone banking --  And also on Saturday between 10 AM and 5 PM, do some door knocking.  Sign up at Here

89] – Join the Indivisible team a Call-A-Thon to Get out the Vote. Make calls to voters in key states -- and have a lot of fun doing it together! On Sat., Oct. 24 from 3 to 6 PM ET.  Register at

90] – Join an Our Revolution Maryland Election 2020 Rally with Rep. Jamie Raskin - Congressmember - MD-08, Candidate Franca Muller Paz - Baltimore City Council – District 12, and Our Revolution Chair Larry Cohen who will discuss the upcoming election from three very different vantage points. This will happen on Sat., Oct. 24 from noon to 1 PM.  Get with it at

91] – On Sat., Oct. 24 from noon to 2 PM, OUST TRUMP [NOV. 3 - VOTE].  Join the Bell-Tolling/Shout-Out' for Justice in Market Square Park, Germantown Ave. & Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia. BLACK LIVES MATTER. End White Supremacy - Resist Fascism.  NO JUSTICE   NO PEACE.  Signs and banners will be provided. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Nonviolent discipline and 6 feet social distancing will be observed.  This will take place every Saturday thru October.  See for questions or call Bob (215) 843-4827.


92] – The deadline is 2030. If we want even a chance of avoiding catastrophic runaway climate chaos, then that is the year by which we need to cut global emissions by half. Four more years of Trump will mean we have next to no chance of meeting that deadline, at which point the future of organized human society would be in severe peril. The #VoteTrumpOut campaign is contacting thousands of swing voters on Facebook every day, and your help is needed.  Volunteer Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the Digital Canvass team, and help flip a crucial swing state! Everyone who can should be giving time to help save our planet from this aspiring tyrant. Sign up here to get started:  Take a slot on Sat., Oct. 24 from 3 to 4 PM ET or 4 to 5 PM ET.


93] – 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’s book is available for $20 by contacting him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon.

94] –  Ted Glick has written a book about his years of active draft resistance during the Vietnam War, and published by PM Press! It’s entitled “Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War. The book is part history, part autobiography and may be a valuable source of ideas and inspiration for today’s organizers against injustice, oppression, war, ecological devastation and the bad guys! Frida Berrigan has written a wonderful intro. The paperback book, all 220 or so pages, will cost $20, but if you order it now, you can get a 20% discount if you use the code “Burglar” when you do so.  Go to: and click 'Add to Cart'. In the coupon code area be sure to put: Burglar to get the discount.

95] – Check out a New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic: A Memoir by Fred L. Pincus,” now available from Adelaide Books ( or from Amazon.  Fred taught sociology at UMBC for more than 40 years and is on the board of Research Associates Foundation.  His memoir details his struggles to have a successful career while keeping true to his radical principles and activism.  One major theme is his struggle with race and racism both on and off campus. Go to

96] –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

97] – Consider making a donation to a scholarship in her honor that would be most welcome.  Contributions to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship can be made online via or by check made out to Notre Dame of Maryland University (Memo line: Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship) and mailed to Notre Dame of Maryland University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210.

98] 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.  

99] – 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.   

100] -- 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

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

102] -- 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.

103] – 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

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