Thursday, December 31, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 1 - 22, 20121

41] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Jan. 1

42] SURJ 3A Orientation -- Jan. 1

43] Food Rescue – Jan. 1

44] White House vigil – Jan. 1

45] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on hold? – Jan. 1

46] Blue Victory War Room -- Jan. 1

47] Peace and justice vigil – Jan. 1

48] Make Calls for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff – Jan. 2 

49] Celebrate the Cuban Revolution with a film screening – Jan. 2

50] Center Global Program Meeting – Jan. 2

51] Get Out the Votes – Jan. 2

52] Nuclear Weapons are illegal – Jan. 22, 2020

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

54] Ted Glick has written a book

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

56] Two Berrigan Books still in print

57] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

58] Do you need a doctor?

59] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

60] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

61] Do you need any book shelves?

62] Join the Global Zero campaign.

63] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


41] – On Fri., Jan. 1 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

42] – On Sat., Jan. 2 from 9 to 9:30 AM EST, get with a SURJ 3A Orientation.  This will continue each Saturday through Oct. 2. Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice Annapolis, get involved with this Online Event at

43] – On Fri., Jan. 1 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

44] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

45] – It is unclear if there will be any Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Jan. 1 from noon to 1 PM.  The one at the Inner Harbor seems to be suspended. 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

46] – On Fri., Jan. 1 from 3 to 5 PM EST, get into the Blue Victory War Room: "Swing the Senate" & "Biden-Harris Transition" Edition! This will continue on Jan. 4 and is hosted by Blue Victory 2020 War Room, DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee and others. Get tickets at For the ZOOM LINK, see  This is a grassroots campaign briefing and volunteer session to mobilize YOU to take action with at least 10 Key Ways to help Joe Biden, Jon Ossoff and Rafael Warnock to stop Trumpism and "Build Back Better" in 2021.

47] -- 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 Jan. 1. 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

48] – As Lindsey Graham and Senate Republicans seek to sabotage the elections in Georgia, we must rise above them and mobilize Georgia’s Democratic base to cast their ballots. Making calls to infrequent voters is one of the most effective means of base-building and increasing voter turnout. Sign up to make calls with Turnout2020:

MAKE CALLS TO GEORGIA VOTERS this week—continuing on Fri., Jan. 1 from 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM EST and Sat., Jan. 2 from 2 to 4 PM and 4 to 6 PM EST.  The calls will continue through Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 PM and 7 to 9 PM EST.

49] – On Fri., Jan 1 at 6 PM ET, celebrate the Cuban Revolution with a film screening - “Cuba & COVID 19 Public Health, Science and Solidarity.”   Start the New Year with an inspiring film & discussion on what is possible when people's needs are put before profits. Learn what is happening in Cuba with the fight against COVID. Register at  Celebrate the January 1 anniversary of the victory of the Cuban revolution in 1959.  Dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country on December 31, 1958 and the 26th of July Movement declared victory.  This day is also known as Liberation Day (Triunfo de la Revolución) and is commemorated every year in Cuba. Following the film screening, hear short reports from two speakers and then participate in the Q&A.

50] – On Sat., Jan. 2 from noon to 1:30 PM EST, attend a Center Global Program Meeting - Via Zoom.  The next meeting will be Sat., Feb. 6 from noon to 1:30 PM ET. For security purposes, email and you will be provided with the information.  In normal times, Center Global has its monthly business meeting for volunteers and program participants on the first Saturday of each month at the DC Center, 2000 14th St. NW, suite 105, WDC from noon to 1:30 PM.

51] – Make Calls for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.  The presidential election may be over (Donald Trump’s refusal to concede notwithstanding), but control of the US Senate hangs in the balance, pending the results of two runoff elections in Georgia, the nation’s newest battleground state. Early voting started December 14, and Special Election Day is January 5, 2021. The Sierra Club will be making phone calls in support of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose races could determine the fate of President-Elect Biden’s ambitious green agenda. Sign up to call Georgia voters at The available times are Sat., Jan. 2 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 9 PM ET.  The calls will continue through Tues., Jan. 5 from 6 to 9 PM EST.

52] – This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world will reach a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] will enter into force and become binding international law --

   Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to modernize our nuclear arsenal. We helped the Baltimore City Council and the Montgomery County Council pass Back from the Brink [BFTB] resolutions and join 53 other municipalities, state legislative bodies and two states to demonstrate broad support for the five fundamental changes in US nuclear weapons policy.  The ultimate goal is abolition; BFTB will reduce the risk but TPNW is the blueprint for abolishing nuclear weapons.

  On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

53] – 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.

54] –  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.

55] – 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

56] –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

57] – 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.

58] 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.  

59] – 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.   

60] -- 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

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

62] -- 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.

63] – 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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