Saturday, October 3, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 4 – 5, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 4 – 5, 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.

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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] Progressive Democrats of America need your help

5] Sunrise Victory Squad

6] Walk for Change – Oct. 4

7] Being Mortal” – Oct. 4

8] Sunrise Orientation – Oct. 4

9] Virtual Garden Tour – Oct. 4


11] Healthcare Emergency Town Hall Oct. 4

12] Make Calls to Voters – Oct. 4

13] Climate Voter Project Phone Bank – Oct. 4

14] Extinction Rebellion Baltimore meeting – Oct. 4

15] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Oct. 5

16] Debunking the Myths of World War II – Oct. 5

17] North Korean economy – Oct. 5

18] Land of Kush Food Rescue – Oct. 5

19] Do Not Be Silent in the Face of the Senate's Sins -- Oct. 5

20] Food Truck Monday – Oct. 5

21] “Dump Trump” phone banks – Oct. 5

22] Our Revolution will do trainings – Oct. 5 and more

23] Gather together with young people – Oct. 5

24] Supreme Court at a Crossroads -- Oct. 5

25] Baltimore County Council Policing Vote – Oct. 5


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] – Election Day is coming up in less than two months. Progressive Democrats of America need your help now. Sign up at to make phone calls.

5] – After months denying science, shrugging off masks, and downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic, the inevitable happened: Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. But unlike most people, Trump will have access to top notch medical care, rest, and no worries about the security of his paycheck.  He could have taken action to provide that same security to everyone else, and he didn’t. He lied about the seriousness of the virus, he lied about what needed to be done to stop its spread, and he allowed hundreds of thousands of people to die. When it comes to a crisis, Trump will always choose his personal agenda over saving lives. We can’t allow him to keep fumbling over this pandemic, and we certainly don’t want him in the way of our efforts to stop climate change. We must vote him out.

Thousands of people are making a difference this election season by dedicating just two hours a week to the Sunrise Victory Squad. If you join us, you can help reach hundreds of thousands of people with phone calls and postcards. Together, make sure their votes are counted in this election so Trump and the members of Congress who enable him are kicked out for good. Click here to sign up:

6] – On Sun., Oct. 4 from 8:15 to 10:30 AM, Walk for Change in Old Town, Alexandria.  Start at Misha's Coffeehouse, 102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Every Morning, Walk. Wear shirts or carrying signs with positive messages of Equality. The only prerequisite is an able body, loving heart and a dedication to ACTION for change and EQUALITY. Each member has taken action and contributed $ to a BLM cause and continues to keep the MOVEment alive through Daily Walks. Check out

7] - 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.  On Sun., Oct. w, the platform address is “Being Mortal.”  Few books so effectively combine the mundane and the profound as does Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal.” It bemoans the fact that technological society has lost touch with “the art of dying.” No human story is complete without the conclusion of our finite time, and yet as authors of our own life we avoid scripting it. We hardly even discuss it.  As a result, we deprive ourselves of an opportunity to craft and savor the miraculous wholeness of life. Hugh Taft-Morales explores Gawande’s insights about medicine, its limits, and what matters in the end.

 Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. Email Visit

8] – Do a Sunrise Orientation on Sun., Oct. 4 from 1 to 6 PM ET, with a one-hour break for lunch. In order to win a Green New Deal for a just and livable future, there must be a plan to win. The Sunrise Movement Orientation Training is for every Sunriser, whether you’ve been in the game for a minute or are just joining in. Sign up here at

9] – On Sun., Oct. 4 at 2 PM, take a Virtual Garden Tour at the Baltimore Free Farm.  Tour the farm and do some gardening! Check in on Food Rescue Baltimore too. Livestream on

10] – You can help engage other women to defeat Trump starting each Sunday from 3 to 5 PM ET, until Nov. 3.  Join these SISTERHOOD SUNDAYS where people will make phone calls to get out the vote. Join this Sunday to make phone calls to other Women’s March members. Sign up at 

11] – As we close in on 210K US COVID-19 deaths -- many of which were totally preventable, join a Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall on Sun., Oct. 4 at 4 PM ET.  Discuss ways to stay healthy, and the road to healthcare as a human right.  RSVP and receive the secure codes: Dr. Bill will be joined by Dr. Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at U. Mass Amherst who did the Economic Impact Statement for both Pramila Jayapal's Medicare for All bill in the House, and Bernie's bill in the Senate. Also joining in is progressive candidate Angelica Duenas running for Congress in CA-29.

12] – Make Calls to Voters for the 2020 Election. Sign up for a shift making calls to voters in key states to connect them directly and make sure they're ready to take part in the 2020 election. You can volunteer from anywhere, and you will have everything you need to contact voters once you sign up. In order to volunteer, folks will need access to a computer or tablet to log in to our remote phone banking system as well as a phone to actually make the calls.  On National Phonebank Day of Action, Sun., Oct. 4, RSVP for one or multiple shifts -- any amount of time you can commit to calling makes a real difference:  There are shifts from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 PM ET.

13] –Get Out the Vote with the Climate Voter Project Phone Bank on Sun., Oct. 4 at 4 PM ET. RSVP at

14] – On Sun., Oct. 4 from 4 to 6 PM, attend a General Meeting at the Druid Park Zen Garden, hosted by Extinction Rebellion Baltimore.  This will be our first in-person meeting since the beginning of the year. Whether you have been involved before and are looking for a way to rejoin or are brand new to the scene, this meeting will give you an opportunity to get involved in combatting the climate crisis with your unique talents and abilities. This meeting will be socially distanced and held outdoors. Please wear a mask and bring a blanket to sit on. Go to

15] – 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 Oct. 5, 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.  

16] – World BEYOND War is excited to announce its much-awaited online course on Debunking the Myths of World War II, starting Mon., Oct. 5! The course will explore why WWII was not fought to rescue anyone from persecution, was not necessary for defense, was the most damaging and destructive event yet to occur, and could have been prevented by avoiding any of several bad decisions. This promises to be a lively discussion! Here’s the link to register for the course:

17] –The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management Present on Mon., Oct. 5 from 9 to 11 AM ET a Virtual Event via Zoom.  The North Korean economy, which was already pressured hard by tight international sanctions, faced unprecedented economic challenges since the global outbreak of COVID-19. The health crisis revealed the vulnerability of North Korea’s economic system and raised questions about the validity of Pyongyang’s economic development plans. In this context, the first part of our second North Korea Economic Forum Annual Conference will examine the current development trends in North Korea in the areas of public infrastructure, tourism, and mobile telecommunications.

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18] – On Mon., Oct. 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there is a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201.  This will continue each Monday through Oct. 26. Get some free vegan and plant-based food for the community. Bring a bag, take what you want as supplies last. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

19] – Join the National Moral Monday Caravans and Digital March on McConnell on Mon., Oct. 5 at 3:30 PM ET.  Do Not Be Silent in the Face of the Senate's Sins: Stealing the Supreme Court, Stopping Police Reform, Suppressing the Vote, Sabotaging the USPS, Stopping COVID Relief Bills, Stealing Healthcare, Stifling Living Wages, and Separating Families.  Join in at and, where we'll have live reports from each location and hold a massive call-in to your US Senator's offices.  Visit

20] – On Mon., Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Food Truck Monday at Mt. Zion Church, 1643 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air 21015. Mt. Zion Church is hosting Food Truck Mondays! Each week, through October 26, a few different local food trucks will be featured. Proceeds will benefit Children of Zion Village in Namibia. Food truck lineups will be posted weekly! Each event will be held rain or shine. Skip cooking and come have dinner with us to support a great cause. Look at

21] – Our Revolution members are holding daily national “Dump Trump” phone banks. Between now and Election Day, they’re enlisting an army of volunteers to make calls to key swing states to get out the vote.  Do Pennsylvania Defeat Trump calls on "Our Revolution National callers, and call Tennessee for Marquita Bradshaw - US Senate Candidate.  These calls take place weekdays from 6 to 8 PM ET and Saturdays from 3 to 5 PM ET.

22] –Our Revolution will do a training (Monday through Friday at 6 PM, and on Saturday at 3 PM) and a debriefing (Monday through Friday at 7:45 PM, and Saturday & Sunday at 4:45 PM) on Zoom.  Log in details will come in a confirmation email. Sign up at

23] – Gather together with young people from movements for racial, climate, and immigrant justice and for ending gun violence to talk about how to prepare this generation for the coming weeks ahead to plan for how we assemble a nonviolent army of young people to make sure Donald Trump loses this election, and to scare him out of trying to steal the election when he loses.  This is happening on Mon., Oct. 5 from 8 to 9 PM ET. Go to

24] –On Mon., Oct. 5 from 7 to 9 PM, get with Profs & Pints Online: Supreme Court at a Crossroads.  Tickets for this Online Event are at  Hear from David Fontana, professor of law at the George Washington University, scholar of the Supreme Court, and frequent writer on constitutional issues.  It will remain available in recorded form at This October 5th marks the date that the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term at a moment of great risk for itself, with its reputation being challenged and a looming presidential election that could produce an outcome that sinks the high court even lower. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which leaves a vacant seat to fill, ensures that the court will be at the center of especially intense partisan struggle over the coming months. Polling data suggests that—for the first time ever—there are durable majorities of Americans who believe that the Justices base their decisions on politics more than on law. Look at

25] – Get over to a Baltimore County Council Policing Vote on Mon., Oct. 5 at 6 PM ET.  Following the County Council's work session on 9/29, the Council will meet to vote on the bills discussed. Tune in to support Councilman Jones' police accountability bills! You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP. See

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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