Thursday, November 26, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 27 - 30, 2020

42] Build Indigenous power

43] Help Georgia Elect Two US Senators to Save Our Climate – Nov. 27 – 28

44] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Nov. 27

45] IN AMERICA, How Could This Happen -- Nov. 27 – 30

46] Food Rescue – Nov. 207

47] White House vigil – Nov. 27

48] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE – Nov. 27

49] Moral Monday Remembrance Caravans -- Nov. 27

50] Peace and justice vigil – Nov. 27

51] Food Sovereignty in Palestine and the U.S. – Nov. 28

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

53] Ted Glick has written a book

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

55] Two Berrigan Books still in print

56] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

57] Do you need a doctor?

58] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

59] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

60] Do you need any book shelves?

61] Join the Global Zero campaign.

62] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


42] –For many Native Peoples, Thanksgiving is a complex day. For some, mourn and protest as this day evokes the legacy of colonialism and the intentional false narratives about the relationship between Indigenous Peoples, early settlers and the Land. For some, honor survival against genocide and reclaim this time to celebrate the sovereignty and self-determination we’ve protected despite all odds. By acknowledging the true history of this holiday and supporting LANDBACK, you can support the healing.  If you are called to take action to build Indigenous power, here are three suggestions:  1. Sign this petition to return the sacred Black Hills to the original stewards and close Mt. Rushmore: 2. Sign the Climate Mandate and call for the Biden Administration to appoint Representative Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior: 3. Amplify the #LANDBACK campaign and join this movement for collective liberation:

43] – Help Georgia Elect Two US Senators to Save Our Climate.  Join with Mike Tidwell who launched the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund. Now he is headed to Georgia to help two US Senate candidates in special runoffs. These elections, on January 5, could save our nation and the global climate. Help Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win their U.S. Senate races in Georgia. If the Democrats win on January 5, Joe Biden can pass clean energy legislation to save America and the world from climate change. Please sign up to make calls, write letters, and send texts to Georgia voters:

44] – On Fri., Nov. 27 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

45] –  On Fri., Nov. 27 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:

46] – On Fri., Nov. 27 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

47] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 27 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

48] – There will be two Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Nov. 27 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

49] –Over a quarter-million Americans have died of COVID-19, and millions remain without health care. Thirty million workers have lost their jobs or significant hours of work, and nearly every state is facing sharp drops in revenue that will threaten even more cuts to essential social programs and jobs. Millions of poor and low-income households are also facing mounting bills, evictions, and hunger after months of unemployment, cuts in wages, and the government’s failure to pass a comprehensive COVID-relief package.  Ending the suffering of our families and communities is a moral mandate to all who are tasked with governance now and in the New Year. On Fri., Nov. 27 at 2:30 PM ET, there will be a rebroadcast of this week’s Moral Monday Remembrance Caravans from around the country including in Maryland. You’ll hear from caravans and testifiers in all 24 state capitals, like University of Mississippi student Olivia Womack who has lost 11 members in her family to COVID-19: “Our governor was the last to enact a mask mandate and the first to lift it.” Watch the livestream at 

50] -- 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. 27. 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

51] – Sign-up for the webinar "Eating the Other: Toward Food Sovereignty in Palestine and the U.S." presented on Sat., Nov. 28 at 1 PM ET -- Participating will be Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, co-authors of the award-winning “Gaza Kitchen” cookbook.

52] – 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.

53] –  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.

54] – 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

55] –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

56] – 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.

57] 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.  

58] – 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.   

59] -- 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

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

61] -- 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.

62] – 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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