Friday, November 6, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 6 -- 30, 2020

56] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank -- Nov. 6

57] COUNT EVERY VOTE – Nov. 6 - 30

58] IN AMERICA, How Could This Happen -- Nov. 6

59] White House vigil – Nov. 6

60] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE – Nov. 6

61] Post-Election Convening and Strategy Call – Nov. 6

62] Nonviolent Civil Action and De-escalation Best Practices – Nov. 6  

63] African American and Korean American Communities -- Nov. 6

64] ACLU Post-Election Town Hall – Nov. 6

65] 2020 election’s results and where the progressive movement goes -- Nov. 6

66] Peace and justice vigil – Nov. 6

67] The National War Tax Resistance conference – Nov. 6 - 8

68] 40th anniversary celebrations for CISPES – Nov. 6


70] Coffee and conversation– Nov. 7

71] Communities United Monthly Online Meeting – Nov. 7

72] Sweep out Trump – Nov. 7

73] Peace Action’s Virtual Annual Fall Peace Gathering -- Nov. 7

74] Peacemaker of the Year Award Ceremony – Nov. 7

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

76] Ted Glick has written a book

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

78] Two Berrigan Books still in print

79] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

80] Do you need a doctor?

81] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

82] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

83] Do you need any book shelves?

84] Join the Global Zero campaign.

85] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


56] – On Fri., Nov. 6 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

57] – Since early summer, Our Revolution Howard County, Indivisible HoCo MD, and other have held visibility actions. They reach many thousands of travelers during each action with banners containing messages such as "VOTE" and "Defend Democracy." They are now refocusing on the message "COUNT EVERY VOTE" and intend to do this daily (except for storms) from Fri., Nov. 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM until the vote count is safe from threats. To maintain social distancing, only 8 to 20 people are to be on the overpass at a time, with some participants coming and going every so often. The groups are prepared to be there until Nov. 30.  Sign up at

58] –  On Fri., Nov. 6 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:

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 6 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

60] – There will be two Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Nov. 6 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

61] –  The ingredients for a dragged-out election season are there: misinformation, polarizing media, disputes about ballot counting, and potential legal battles mean the election could be contested into the new year. Truthful narratives, massive civil resistance, and peaceful endurance may be needed. Communities of faith can model this.  Join Sojourners in a Post-Election Convening and Strategy Call on Fri., Nov. 6 at 2 PM EST to debrief election night and see how you can play a part in sharing truth, participating in civil resistance as needed, and modeling peaceful endurance.  Register at

62] – As we wait for every vote to be counted, we must keep organizing and mobilizing. As part of Faith in Public Life, and in partnership with Bend the Arc, join in Nonviolent Civil Action and De-escalation Best Practices on Fri., Nov. 6 from 2 to 4 PM ET.  Hear from expert organizers on how people of faith can show up faithfully and effectively in the midst of post-election uncertainty. Go over what it takes to engage in direct action safely -- including de-escalation, digital security and your rights as a protester. Register at

63] – You're invited to the 28th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium: From Enmity to Empathy - African American and Korean American Communities on Fri., Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 PM ET. See This is co-organized by the GW Institute for Korean Studies, and co-sponsored by the Korea Foundation et al.  Reflecting the current social injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S., this year’s Hahn Moo-Sook colloquium will examine the myriad ways that race impacts Korean/Korean-American and African-American and the African diasporic communities related to the important conversation on racism and social injustice. In doing so, examine from the 1992 LA riots and how the two communities have evolved since then. The speakers will examine Black-Korean tensions, what it means to be Korean-American in relation to multicultural politics and race, how we can situate Asian/Korean American experiences within the context of black-white paradigm, how the music genre of R&B and hip hop has brought the two communities closer through K-pop, and how the collaboration of cultural production influence and interrogate their respective cultures.

64] – On Fri., Nov. 6 at 3 PM ET, attend the ACLU Post-Election Town Hall.  Hear from voting rights experts from across the country discuss the results of the election and the immediate actions you can take to make sure every vote is counted.

It will appear via livestream; details will be provided upon RSVP. RSVP at

65] – There’s a lot of news and misinformation to sift through, and People For the American Way wants to make sure that its members have the tools to do so. Join PFAW at 3 PM ET on Fri., Nov. 6 on Facebook Live for a briefing on the 2020 election’s results and where the progressive movement goes from here. Email  RSVP at

66] -- 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. 6. 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

67] – The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is having its national conference online from Fri., Nov. 6 starting at 8 PM ET through Sun., Nov. 8 at 2 PM ET.  Learn about war tax resistance, or hear about the latest interactions between war tax resisters and the IRS. The conference will include War Tax Resistance 101 & 102 sessions. The conference is free and open to all.  The full conference schedule can be found here:, and the registration page can be found here:

68] – The 40th anniversary celebrations continue as the Los Angeles CISPES chapter hosts a night of story-telling (plus a scavenger hunt and open mic!)  Hear from Angela Sanbrano, CISPES' founding national director, who will share stories about her time organizing in LA.  She will be joined by others on Fri., Nov. 6 at 9 PM ET. REGISTER HERE:  To enter the raffle, donate ANY amount using this link and let the LA chapter know you donated by emailing at WINNERS will be announced during our event!

69] – There is a BALTIMORE BLACK LIVES MATTER RALLY on Sat., Nov. 7 from 11 AM to noon at Faith Lutheran Church, 8 Sherwood Road. Call or email Ryan Sattler at 717-891-6156 or  

70] – Enjoy Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore City/County.  This is a virtual event on Sat., Nov. 7 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET.  Tune in at

71] –   Attend Communities United Monthly Online Meeting on Sat., Nov. 7 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.  It will be shared what others are doing around the national elections results.  Then the discussion will be about people facing eviction during the pandemic surge. Find out more about the Baltimore City legislation that would guarantee a lawyer for renters facing eviction. One percent of renters who go to court have legal counsel, while 99% of landlords do. Have you ever been to court against a landlord without a lawyer? Join the meeting at

72] -- On Sat., Nov. 7 at noon EST, Sweep out Trump/Clean out the White House.  Gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza, D.C. This is hosted by CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Refuse Fascism.  Come with your brooms, dusters, buckets or any cleaning materials. We’re going to walk around the White House, sweeping out Trump and removing his cobwebs of racism, hatred, climate denial, xenophobia, and militarism.

73] – On Sat., Nov. 7 from 1 to 3 PM, You are cordially invited to New Jersey Peace Action’s Virtual Annual Fall Peace Gathering. Register and get your Raffle tickets here: Andrew Becevich will speak on “Post-Election Reflections.”

74] – Join Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore for its 13th annual Peacemaker of the Year Award Ceremony on Sat., Nov. 7 at 7 PM EST via Zoom. The 2020 award winner is Malachy Kilbride, Executive Director of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund and a longtime peace activist. Also appearing will be Mairead Maguire, winner of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize, and Marie Dennis of Pax Christi International. To register, go to Donations are gratefully accepted. The registration deadline is November 6 at noon EST.

75] – 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.

76] –  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.

77] – 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

78] –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

79] – 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.

80] 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.  

81] – 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.   

82] -- 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

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

84] -- 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.

85] – 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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