Friday, October 30, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 30 -- November 3, 2020

74] Every vote is sacred. – Oct. 30 - 31

75] Our Revolution phone bank -- Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

76] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank -- Oct. 30

77] White House vigil – Oct. 30

78] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE – Oct. 30

79] Help reach voters in Georgia. -- Oct. 30

80] ACLU People Power phonebank -- Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

81] Facebook illegally shut down People's Power Assembly page -- Oct. 30

82] Victory Fest 2020 – Oct. 30 - 31

83] Period Style in 1950s Korean Cinema -- Oct. 30

84] Phonebank with Down Home North Carolina – Oct. 30

85] Lake Shore Black Lives Matter Sign Waving – Oct. 30

86] Peace and justice vigil – Oct. 30

87] She’s a dreamer. – Oct. 30

88] Get with the Squad. -- Oct. 30

89] Faith Leaders for Biden – Oct. 30

90] Take a Guided Birdwatching Tour -- Oct. 31

91] Fresh Food Give Away – Oct. 31

92] Get out the Vote Call-A-Thon -- Oct. 31

93] Oust Trump -- Oct. 31

94] The Green Wave -- Oct. 31

95] Get out the vote for Mike Siegel -- Oct. 31

96] Call-O-Ween -- Oct. 31

97] Climate chaos – Oct. 31

98] Oust NC Senator Thom Tillis – Oct. 31

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

100] Ted Glick has written a book

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

102] Two Berrigan Books still in print

103] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

104] Do you need a doctor?

105] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

106] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

107] Do you need any book shelves?

108] Join the Global Zero campaign.

109] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


74] – Every vote is sacred. Join faith leaders across the country from Fri., Oct. 30 and Sat., Nov. 1 for ‘Keep the Faith: Count Every Vote Faith Weekend’ to uplift the moral message that every voter has dignity and that every vote must be counted.  Counting every vote is a matter of justice, community and equality. Sign up for the Keep the Faith: Count Every Vote Weekend of Action and be sure to invite 3 other faith leaders to join us as well at When you sign up you will receive a toolkit with talking points, sample social media posts, op-ed templates, sermon guides and more!

75] – Join an Our Revolution phone bank each day from Fri., Oct. 30 through Tues., Nov. 3 from 7 AM to 8 PM. Sign up at

76] – On Fri., Oct. 30 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

77] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 30 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

78] – There will be two Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Oct. 30 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

79] – The Southern Poverty Law Center needs your help to make sure all people who want to vote do so. Help reach voters in Georgia. Beginning on Fri., Oct. 30 and Sat., Oct. 31 from noon to 8 PM, join the Virtual Phone Bank platform to volunteer every day through Election Day. Using your own phone in your own home, you can help Georgians turn out to the polls in record numbers. The Virtual Phone Bank will provide you with a complete script, the names and phone numbers of voters, and easy-to-follow instructions to record the results of your conversation. Sign up here

80] – The ACLU People Power is holding a phonebank weekend of action to reach as many voters as possible in critical states before Election Day. Sign up to GOTV at Phone banking will happen on Fri., Oct. 30, Sat., Oct. 31, Sun., Nov. 1, Mon., Nov.  2 and Tues., Nov. 3. The times are as follows: Monday through Friday from noon to 3 PM ET, 3 to 6 PM ET, and 6 to 9 PM ET.  On Saturday and Sunday, the times are from noon to 3 PM ET and 3 to 6 PM ET.

81] – According to the People's Power Assembly, Facebook illegally shut down its page which was promoting "If Trump steals the election" a protest on November 4. On the evening of Oct. 28, 2020, 14 organizers who were affiliated with the Baltimore March and Car Caravan for November 4 had their Facebook pages disabled; all were administrators or editors on various Facebook pages that endorsed the action including:  Peoples Power Assembly, Youth Against War & Racism, Prisoner’s Solidarity Committee, Women In Struggle/ Mujeres En Lucha, and Struggle La Lucha.  This action effectively locked down all of these pages denying thousands of members their constitutional rights. The Peoples Power Assembly page which has over 11,000 followers was disabled along with several other pages affiliated with the event.  Prior to this lockout, the Peoples Power Assembly’s main phone was barraged with harassing calls from Trump supporters and calls from the Department of Homeland Security connected to the Baltimore federal courthouse.

Some of the above groups including Struggle La Lucha and Women in Struggle are national and have been targeted.  The PPA in Baltimore has led protests of thousands of people since spring demanding justice against racism and police terror.  There can be no mistake that these actions are an effort to silence that movement. Sharon Black, an organizer with the Peoples Power Assembly, stated: “We take these attacks very seriously, they are a violation of our constitutional rights and are a blatant attempt to shut down organizing for the November 4th march and car caravan in opposition to the possibility of Trump stealing the upcoming election.  It is also an attempt to silence a “Peoples Mandate” which calls for jobs or income now, stimulus for workers, not billionaires; and end to racism and police terror, community control now; health care for all; no evictions, foreclosures, or utility shutoffs; safe work conditions and hazard pay; no wars or sanction, feed the people not the Pentagon.

This unconstitutional and undemocratic attack on the movement is a threat to activists and the general community everywhere, and PPA is monitoring this closely to see if these attacks become more widespread as we get closer to the election.  The group is mobilizing mass support both locally and nationally against these illegal attacks and will also seek legal remedies.  The Peoples Power Assembly is calling a press conference on Fri., Oct. 30 at noon outside of its offices in front of 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore 21218, rain or shine. Call 410-218-4835 or visit

82] –Thousands of young people across the country are organizing to make sure this election has the biggest turnout this country has ever seen. On Fri., Oct. 30 at 1:30 PM and Sat., Oct. 31 at 11 AM to 1 PM, join for the launch of Victory Fest 2020, a 6-day online event that will give everyone in the movement a chance to help get out the vote. Register at  Each day of Victory Fest, there will be events to reach young voters in swing states and fight to elect Green New Deal champions to Congress. In between phone and text banking shifts, you can enjoy fun breaks to connect with other leaders in the movement, hear inspiring stories, and enjoy live musical acts!

83] – The Soh Jaipil Lecture Series presents Cold War Cosmopolitanism: Period Style in 1950s Korean Cinema on Fri., Oct. 30 from 2 to 3:30 PM ET as a Virtual Event via Zoom.  RSVP at  South Korea in the 1950s was home to a burgeoning film culture, one of the many “Golden Age cinemas” that flourished in Asia during the postwar years. Cold War Cosmopolitanism offers a transnational cultural history of South Korean film style in this period, focusing on the works of Han Hyung-mo, director of the era’s most glamorous and popular women’s pictures, including the blockbuster "Madame Freedom" (1956). Christina Klein provides a unique approach to the study of film style, illuminating how Han’s films took shape within a “free world” network of aesthetic and material ties created by the legacies of Japanese colonialism, the construction of US military bases, the waging of the cultural Cold War, the forging of regional political alliances, and the import of popular cultures from around the world.

84] –  Come phonebank with Down Home NC and other partner organizations on Fri., Oct. 30 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM and Sat., Oct. 31 from 2 to 5 PM ET and Sun., Nov. 1 from noon to 3 PM, 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM ET! Help get out the vote during early vote and Election Day. Call and encourage folks to create voting plans and talk to them about progressive candidates up and down the ballot.  To see who is endorsed, check out the endorsement pages: Sign up at

85] -- On Fri., Oct. 30 at 3:30 PM EDT, join a Lake Shore Black Lives Matter Sign Waving in the Lake Shore Plaza Parking Lot, hosted by One Pasadena: Addressing Racism in Pasadena MD.  In 2018, The Maryland State Hate and Bias Report named Anne Arundel County as reporting the most hate/bias incidents in Maryland. The newest report for 2019 was just recently released and still, AACO remains near the top of the list as the #2 most hate-filled place in Maryland. #1 in the county for the most reported incidents, is Pasadena. The mission for this rally is to continue spreading the message of Black Lives Matter that racism/bias has no place here and to show support for BIPOC in our communities. The sign waving will be held on the corner of Mountain Road and Magothy Beach Road near the Lakeshore Shopping Plaza until 6 PM. Wear a mask and practice safe social distancing standards. Go to

86] -- 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. 30. 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

87] –On Fri., Oct. 30 from 5 to 5:30 PM EDT, hear from The Next Generation: Saba Nafees, hosted by STEMcx and the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Saba is a dreamer, scientist, activist, entrepreneur, and lifelong student. Born in Pakistan, she moved to Fort Worth, TX, when she was 11. Her immigration journey has been documented in an award-winning PBS documentary, 'Dream with Me." She is most proud of her work with Immigrants Rising when she served as an Entrepreneurship Fellow and helped build resources that empower undocumented entrepreneurs to become financially independent. She’s passionate about movement building, finding tangible ways to help undocumented youth, and about the representation of women and students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM. She holds bachelors and master’s degrees in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Biology from Texas Tech University. She’s currently a data scientist at Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, located in San Francisco. Find out more about her on the website:

88] – Alexandria, Ilhan, Ayanna, and Rashida are coming together for a virtual GOTV Rally — Our Streets Our Vote — on Fri., Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 PM ET. The Squad will be joined by several friends and colleagues to talk about how important it is for everyone to make their voices heard between now and when polls close on November 3rd. Special guests include Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Jamaal Bowman, Maxine Waters, DJ Novena Carmél, Nelini Stamp, Marc Lamont Hill, Aja Monet, Yara Shahidi, and more!  Sign up at

89] – Congressperson Barbara Lee presents Faith Leaders for Biden Get Out the Vote with Josh Dickson, the Faith Advisor for the Biden campaign, on Fri., Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM EST. Register at

90] – Join a Guided Birdwatching Tour in Patterson Park on Sat., Oct. 31 from 8 to 9:30 AM.  Meet at the fountain by E. Lombard St. & S. Patterson Park Ave. Unfortunately, a birdwatcher will need to bring binoculars.  Visit at

91] – On Sat., Oct. 31 from 10 to noon EDT, help out at the October Fresh Food Give Away, hosted by The Franciscan Center of Baltimore.  There is a need of 30 volunteers to help unpack and set up a food market to give away 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Email or go to register directly.  Volunteers are needed at 8 AM and for clean up at noon. Visit

92] – Join SUNRISE in its Get out the Vote (GOTV) program. Sign up for a GOTV shift. Jon Hoadley winning in "The Bible Belt of the Midwest" will send a strong message to the establishment: a Green New Deal can win anywhere. Especially since Fossil Fuel Fred is running "the most homophobic campaign in the country." Show that Fred Upton isn't what Michigan stands for. We need to kick him out. Go to  The available times are as follows: Sat., Oct. 31 from noon to 2 PM, Mon., Nov 2 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Nov. 3 11 AM to 1 PM ET.

93] – On Sat., Oct. 31 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.  This is a Halloween 2020 COUNT-DOWN to THE ELECTION.  

94] – On Sat., Oct. 31 at 1 PM EDT, join EDF Action and SPECIAL GUEST Gina McCarthy, President of NRDC Action Fund and former EPA Administrator under Barack Obama, to hear about the progress made and the important work left to do over the last 4 days of voting. Debrief and celebrate some of the top Green Wave 2020 volunteers; and sign up for your last few phone banking shifts. Sign up at

95] – Jewish Voice for Peace Action's phone bank to get out the vote for Mike Siegel will be happening on Halloweekend!  The thought of Representative Michael McCaul – a racist, xenophobic, anti-Palestinian darling of the far right – winning another term in Congress is more frightening than any ghost story. Replace him with Mike Siegel, a progressive, Jewish, JVP Action-endorsed candidate who will fight for the rights and dignity of all people. There is a phone bank on helping the Siegel campaign un-haunt the House by calling voters this Saturday and Sunday!  On Sat., Oct. 31 calling starts at 2 PM ET and on Sun., Nov. 1 at 2 PM ET. Each phonebank shift will begin with a comprehensive training. Join the campaign's phonebank

96] – Get involved with the Indivisible GOTV Call-A-Thon for Call-O-Ween on Sat., Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 PM.  Make calls to voters in key states and have a lot of fun doing it together! Each Call-A-Thon has a different theme. Before you begin your Halloween night activities, join in the afternoon for the final call-a-thon before Election Day!  Comedian Abbi Jacobson will join to bring some fun to the event.  There will be a costume contest so come decked out in your scariest, cutest or political caricature attire.  Prizes will be awarded!  Sign in at

97] – 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. 31 from 3 to 4 PM ET or 4 to 5 PM ET.

98] – Friends of the Earth Action [] is seeking nationwide help to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sat., Oct. 31 at 6 PM ET. Help text progressive voters in North Carolina.  The Atlantic Coast Pipeline -- Duke and Dominion Energy’s fracked gas pipeline -- was an environmental nightmare. Help get out the vote in North Carolina.  The ACP would have moved fracked gas from West Virginia through Virginia and into North Carolina. It would have generated more than 67 million metric tons of global warming pollution yearly -- all while threatening local communities, wildlife, and drinking water. One of the pipeline’s biggest supporters? NC Senator Thom Tillis. Tillis is up for reelection in one of the tightest Senate races in the country. If environmentalists show up at the polls, they will kick him out of the Senate. Register at

99] – 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.

100] –  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.

101] – 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

102] –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

103] – 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.

104] 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.  

105] – 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.   

106] -- 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

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

108] -- 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.

109] – 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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