Thursday, November 12, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 13 - 30, 2020

50] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank -- Nov. 13

51] Free Diaper Distribution – Nov. 13

52] IN AMERICA, How Could This Happen -- Nov. 13 - 30

53] Food Rescue – Nov. 13

54] White House vigil – Nov. 13

55] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE – Nov. 13

56] Fire Drill Friday – Nov. 13

57] Peace and justice vigil – Nov. 13

58] Make 2021 the Year to End the Blockade of Cuba – Nov. 13 - 15

59] Looking for Democratic women committed to political leadership – Nov. 14

60] US Cold War on China, and the Presidential Election – Nov. 14

61] Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy – Nov. 14

62] Action Corps gathering – Nov. 14

63] Chinese Americans United Against the New Cold War – Nov. 14

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

65] Ted Glick has written a book

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

67] Two Berrigan Books still in print

68] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

69] Do you need a doctor?

70] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

72] Do you need any book shelves?

73] Join the Global Zero campaign.

74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


50] – On Fri., Nov. 13 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

51] – On Fri., Nov. 13 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM EST, there is a Free Diaper Distribution at 2422 W. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore 21230-2939. This is hosted by Fishes & Loaves Pantry, and this is a drive-through or walk up to the pantry to receive free diapers for your children. You must WEAR A MASK to receive service, and social distancing will be in effect, for everyone's safety.

52] –  On Fri., Nov. 13 from 11 AM to 5 PM EST, go see IN AMERICA, How Could This Happen at RFK Stadium, which will continue each day through Nov. 30, hosted by In America Flags.  See 220,000+ flags honoring all Americans who have died from COVID.  This Public Art Installation is by Suzanne Firstenberg. You can complete a form to have a personalized flag for your loved one lost to Covid:

53] – On Fri., Nov. 13 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST, come to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda to get some food, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This will continue each Friday until March 26, 2021. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 13 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

55] – There will be two Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Nov. 13 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

56] –  On Fri., Nov. 13 at 2 PM EST, get with Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda, Annie Leonard, Kassie Siegel, and Charlie Jiang, hosted by Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace USA and Jane Fonda.  To participate in this Online Event, go to  What we knew as ‘normal’ was a crisis. Going back is not an option. Now, like never before, the opportunity to move beyond fossil fuel racism to a just, equitable future is in front of us, and the next president must take it. Join Jane Fonda and leaders from the climate justice movement to discuss how to make the next administration embrace the presidential leadership needed to be a true champion for the climate and the people. 

57] -- 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 Nov. 13. 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

58] – Make 2021 the Year to End the Blockade of Cuba.  Get involved with three days of activities on Fri., Nov. 13 at 8 PM ET, Sat., Nov. 14 at 2 PM ET and Sun., Nov. 15 at 4 PM ET.  On Friday, enjoy an Online Concert--Cuban - US – and Canadian artists open a weekend of online actions.  Watch on Twitch.TV/NNOCuba. As for Nov 14 & 15, register at  Why We Must End the Blockade on Cuba! Hear from José Ramón Cabañas — Cuba’s Ambassador to the United States and Josefina Vidal — Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada. Visit

59] – Sat., Nov. 14 is the deadline to sign up for the 2021 cohort of Emerge Maryland, which seeks Democratic women who are committed to effective political leadership and are interested in running for elective office and who have evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community. Check out the application process at

60] -- Tune in to US Cold War on China, and the Presidential Election on Sat., Nov. 14 from noon to 1 PM. Duncan McFarland, Coordinator of the China Study Group at the Center for Marxist Education, will be the convener. U. S. capitalism-imperialism is launching a full-spectrum, new cold war against China.  The strategists of US Empire and global dominance want to block China’s rise and its socialist policy of opposing hegemony and supporting a multi-polar world.  Join a Zoom Meeting at  The Meeting ID is 882 8383 4347, the Passcode is 107627.

61] – If you are a girl or a woman, you are invited to the third session for Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy, a global mentoring program for women and girls to inform, inspire and catalyze a movement to eliminate nuclear weapons. The theme of the third session is “Storytelling to Transform Our Nuclear Legacy” and will take place on Sat., Nov. 14 from noon to 2 PM ET via Zoom.  You can register here:

62] – RSVP for the Action Corps gathering on Sat., Nov. 14 at 3 to 4:15 PM ET and celebrate the work and then talk next steps. Did you know that over the past few weeks Action Corps members mobilized voters with thousands of texts, phone calls, and emails? Celebrate solidarity and steel your resolve for the road ahead. Visit

63] – There is a Pivot to Peace Webinar: Chinese Americans United against the New Cold War on Sat., Nov. 14 at 3 PM ET. This is a panel discussion by Chinese-Americans united to reject the new US cold war against China. Racial scapegoating of Chinese-Americans and Asian-Americans continue to rise and has become “normalized” as a consequence of relentless and pervasive China-bashing by the current administration and the main stream media. Visit

64] – 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.

65] –  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.

66] – 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

67] –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

68] – 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.

69] 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.  

70] – 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.   

71] -- 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

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

73] -- 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.

74] – 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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