Saturday, January 30, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – January 31 – February 3, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – January 31 – February 3, 2021

"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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1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Volunteer with a Catholic Worker house  

5] Free Prakash Churaman  

6] "SOUPer Bowl" food drive Jan. 31 to Feb. 7

7] “Replacing Magical Thinking with Rational Discourse” -- Jan. 31

8] Protest Exxon's Sponsorship of the Cruel Iditarod Race - Jan. 31

9] Weekly Seekers' BLM Witness – Jan. 31

10] Protest Anthropologie – Jan. 31

11] New Push for Medicare For All!  – Jan. 31

12] Indivisible is holding a We Won, What's Next? – Jan. 31

13] Healthcare Town Hall -- Jan. 31

14] Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup – Jan. 31


16] Remove trash incineration from Renewable Portfolio Standard – Jan. 31

17] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Feb. 1

18] Quilts and Stories – Feb. 1 & 3

19] Why is the U.S. going after Iran? – Feb. 1

20] Food Rescue – Feb. 1

21] Women Surviving Apartheid's Prisons – Feb. 1


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] - Suzanne Fontanesi and Jeff Ross are in the beginning stages of renovating the basement of their house for purposes of bringing in a volunteer (targeting young adults in discernment mode), starting next fall. They are trying to grow a Catholic Worker House in Irvington (West Baltimore). In a nutshell, there is a lot that a volunteer could do in that neighborhood/Baltimore, in addition to prayer and daily community living and in addition to plugging into all the good work that people are already doing in and around Baltimore (and beyond).  If you think you might know of anyone who might be interested in starting a conversation with them about becoming such a volunteer/community member, please contact Jeff/Suzanne at 443-690-6872.

5] – Prakash Churaman was 15 when he was arrested and accused of murdering his best friend. NYPD detective Barry Brown coerced him into making a false confession over the course of hours in an interrogation room. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by Judge Kenneth Holder, a former prosecutor. That conviction was overturned this summer and now for the first time he has a chance to come home if money can be raised for his bail. Here is the link to a video which tells his story: Here is the link to Gofundme: and another one to a petition:

6] – On Sun., Jan. 31 at midnight to 11:45 PM EST, get over to a SOUPer Bowl Food Drive, hosted by the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.  This will continue each day through Sun., Feb. 7. Visit Fight hunger and celebrate the Big Game with a virtual "SOUPer Bowl" food drive in support of Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

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., Jan. 31, hear about “Replacing Magical Thinking with Rational Discourse.” How can freethinkers help restore democracy? The platform will be shared by representatives from all twenty-five national Ethical Societies and will feature music from the Washington Ethical Society Chorus, Jaque DuPree and Barry Kornhauser, with presiders Vandra Thorburn, Elaine Durbach and Lyn Cox. As we face this historical moment, when cult thinking and fake news have fueled an attempted insurrection, yet grassroots organizing gives us hope in the future of multiracial democracy, we reflect on the intellectual traditions supporting a free society. What do our shared values lead us to do now in order to cultivate a world in which we bring out the best in each other and ideas are allowed to flourish without threat of violence? A panel of ‘freethinkers’ from within our movement will draw from philosophy, history, and Ethical Culture. They are Dr. David Sprintzen, Professor Emeritus at Long Island University; Christian Hayden, Leader-in-Training at the Ethical Society of St. Louis; and Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture. Email PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for the ZOOM LOGIN INFORMATION.

8] – On Sun., Jan. 31 from noon to 1 PM EST, protest Exxon's Sponsorship of the Cruel Iditarod Race at 8240 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda 20814-3100.  Again this is organized by Protest for Animal Rights -- Join local activists at a socially distant protest of ExxonMobil’s sponsorship of the deadly Iditarod dog race.  Over 150 dogs have died in this cruel race, and in just the last decade, dogs forced to run in the Iditarod have died from heart attacks, internal bleeding, inhaling their own vomit, and being buried alive in snow. ExxonMobil is complicit in cruelty as one of the race’s last major sponsors. The dogs need all of our voices to stand up against their suffering and deaths in the Iditarod.

9] – On Sun., Jan. 31 through Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM ET, join a BLM Witness at the Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012. Visit It is a wonderful opportunity to show up for racial justice and experience unity as passing drivers and pedestrians of all races and ethnicities wave and raise fists. Cars honk, bicyclists ring their little bike bells, and sometimes passers-by ask for a sign and join in. 

10] – On Sun., Jan. 31 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM EST, Protest Anthropologie, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda 20814-5201. Protest for Animal Rights is organizing this event and can be found at  Protest URBN Brands like Anthropolgie for selling animal skins! It sells clothing that contains the wool of alpacas and sheep, as well as "leather" from cows and "cashmere" from goats. PETA investigations reveal that these animals suffer horribly when having their wool taken from them, and ultimately all of these animals end up slaughtered. Tell URBN Brands like Anthropologie that there's no reason to use animals as clothing in 2020. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout the event. 

11] – Progressive Maryland [] is promoting a New Push for Medicare For All!  Sign up to phone bank on Sun., Jan. 31 at 2 PM ET: r Al PM is starting with a locally focused Medicare For All resolution campaign. The first stop is Montgomery County where it will bring a MFA resolution to the County Council next month. More than fifty City Councils from Los Angeles to Knoxville have passed resolutions in support of Medicare For All.

12] – Indivisible is holding a We Won, What's Next? This Indivisible’s 2021 Strategy Session is on Sun., Jan. 31 at 3 PM ET.  Discuss plans to reform our democracy as we head into a Democratic trifecta! Take deep dives into the issues to prioritize. If you thrive in community and want to learn how to make a strategic impact, these trainings are for you. Register at

13] – The Progressive Democrats of America [] are holding a Healthcare Emergency Town Hall on Sun., Jan. 31 at 4 PM ET to discuss the Vaccine Rollout and more.  On the Town Hall with Dr. Bill Honigman, hear from activists from across the country and focus on combating COVID-19 and bringing high-quality healthcare to all. Register at and get the call-in info. The Biden administration must expand these essential services to include universal #COVID19 testing, contact tracing, and full PPE to all frontline healthcare and congregate-living caretakers, as well as to reduce everyone’s risk by expanding medical care to include full treatment of chronic medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and dental and mental disease, in a manner that allows full access to all without regard to race, class, gender, or ideology.

14] – On Sun., Jan. 31 from 5 to 6 PM EST, get with a Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup Weekly Meeting, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America.  These meetings will continue through April 25.   RSVP HERE FOR ZOOM: Democratic Socialists are fighting to make single-payer Medicare for All healthcare a reality.  Help fight to replace our fractured and broken health system with a unified Medicare for All system. Not a DSA member? Consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: 

15] – In Fairfax, Virginia, get over to an OUR REVOLUTION NORTHERN VIRGINIA Organize to Win Meeting on Sun., Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 9 PM ET. RSVP to get the Zoom link at

16] – Our Revolution Prince George's is urging you to join Delegate Julian Ivey (D-47) for a town hall discussion on his bill HB 332 to remove trash incineration from Tier 1 of Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard. This is happening on Sun., Jan. 31 at 7 PM.  Register here link Climate change is an existential crisis. Thus we must transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. But who defines what clean is and how does the State incentivize clean energy?  HB 332 will not close down the two trash incinerators in Maryland. What it will do is to stop subsidizing them with rate-payer dollars.

17] – 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 Feb. 1, 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.  

18] – On Mon., Feb. 1 and Wed., Feb. 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM EST, check out Quilts and the Stories They Tell at the Sandy Spring Museum. Capacity limitations will reflect the current Montgomery County guidelines. Reservations are encouraged. Go to Take a close look at a quilt and you can almost hear the words of the maker, the fabric, and the purpose of this utilitarian work of art. But while every quilt has a backstory, the story quilt starts with a message. A story quilt may include words, photos, non-traditional fabrics, and embellishments along with more standard quilting techniques and materials.

19] – On Mon., Feb. 1 at noon ET, participate in an Anti-Imperialists in Solidarity with Iran Webinar: US-Iran Relations in the Biden Era: What's Next? This will be an incisive and in-depth look at the potential for change in US-Iran relations following the change in administrations, the long history of US imperialism directed against Iran, and the ongoing sanctions regime threatening the people of Iran. Richard Falk and others will speak. Sign up at

20] – On Mon., Feb. 1 from noon to 1:30 PM EST, participate in Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 North Eutaw St., Baltimore.  This Food Rescue will continue until Mon., Apr. 26. Food Rescue Baltimore is proud to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring free vegan and plant-based food to the community. Bring a bag, take what you want, while supplies last. #KeepItFreshDay #MeatlessMonday. See

21] – Join the launch at 1 PM ET on Mon., Feb. 1 of Women Surviving Apartheid's Prisons by next-gen South African author Shanthini Naidoo. This online event is a great way to kick off Black History Month! It will feature the author from her Johannesburg home; distinguished African-American journalist Donna Bryson (who wrote a lovely Foreword to the book)-- and as a special guest, South Africa's ambassador to the United States, Hon. Nomaindiya Cathleen Mfeketo! Amb. Mfeketo was herself a significant activist and organizer in the anti-apartheid movement, and more recently the Mayor of Cape Town. Tune in at  Pre-registration is required.

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  

Friday, January 29, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 29 - 30, 2021

62] SOUPer Bowl Food Drive – Jan. 29

63] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Jan. 29

64] European Diasporas to the EU-US relations – Jan. 29

65] Food Rescue – Jan. 29

66] Reduce the Nuclear Treat-- Jan. 29

67] White House vigil – Jan. 29

68] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on hold? – Jan. 29

69] COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution – Jan. 29

70] Art and Activism – Jan. 29

71] Inclusive and Balanced Regional Order -- Jan. 29

72] Peace and justice vigil – Jan. 29

73] Toward a Socialist Understanding of Gentrification – Jan. 29

74] Remain in Mexico policy (MPP) – Jan. 29

75] New Member Virtual Coffee -- Jan. 30


77] FEED THE PEOPLE – Jan. 30

78] United for Peace and Justice Gathering – Jan. 30

79] No War with Iran – Jan. 30

80] Winter Homelessness Support event – Jan. 30

81] Tell JHU no more nuclear weapons research

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

83] Ted Glick has written a book

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

85] Two Berrigan Books still in print

86] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

87] Do you need a doctor?

88] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  

89] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

90] Do you need any book shelves?

91] Join the Global Zero campaign.

92] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


62] – On Fri., Jan. 29 at midnight to 11:45 PM EST, get over to a SOUPer Bowl Food Drive, hosted by the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.  This will continue each day through Sun., Feb. 7. Visit Fight hunger and celebrate the Big Game with a virtual "SOUPer Bowl" food drive in support of Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

63] – On Fri., Jan. 29 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

64] – On Fri., Jan. 29 at 11 AM EST, get with "The Contribution of the European Diasporas to the EU-US relations," hosted by the Embassy of Portugal, Washington D.C. on Facebook Live. Since its very foundation, the United States has been home and adoptive country to countless generations of Europeans. On this first Webinar of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Embassy of Portugal in Washington D.C. gathers representatives from some of the most numerous European Diasporas in the US, to discuss their past and continuing invaluable contribution to the relations between both sides of the Atlantic. Live on Facebook at @PortugalintheUS or Zoom at  Go to

65] – On Fri., Jan. 29 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

66] – On Fri., Jan. 29 at noon, check out Possible Measures to Reduce the Nuclear Threat under the Biden Administration and the New Congress. With the change of the US administration and the election of a new Congress, nuclear weapons policies are being reassessed, opening up possibilities for new steps to reduce their threat. This webinar, sponsored by the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction, describes several options for threat reduction that may be viable in the near term, including adopting a No First Use Policy and eliminating the Launch-on-Warning option, land-based ICBMs, or sole authority. Dr. Angela Di Fulvio of the University of Illinois, Prof. Steve Fetter of the University of Maryland, Dr. Laura Grego of the Union of the Concerned Scientists, Prof. Stewart Prager of Princeton University, and Prof. Frank von Hippel of Princeton University will join this panel to provide an overview of these policies, answer your questions, and hear your thoughts. RSVP at

67] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 29 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

68] – It is unclear if there will be any Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Jan. 29 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

69] – The Physicians for Human Rights [] is hosting on Fri., Jan., 29 at 1 PM ET "COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Ethics and Human Rights Considerations." The largest vaccine distribution campaign in history is underway – yet the rate of vaccination and decisions on when certain population groups will receive the vaccine vary greatly across the globe. This conversation will be moderated by Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, the Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights and professor of epidemiology, international health, health, behavior and society, nursing, and medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There are several panelists.  Sign up at,DAPN,1TO2EP,1DZ80,1.  You can submit questions for consideration to Please note, pre-registration for this panel is required.

70] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants you to learn more about the powerful role art plays in activism, and get a special look at Shepard Fairey’s brand new portrait of President Joe Biden.  Also appearing as well is Greenpeace Climate Campaigner, Charlie Jiang! Learn more about what the portrait represents — the critical need for President Biden to continue acting on climate through his first 100 days in office. The show goes LIVE Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 PM ET.  Jiang is a climate campaigner fighting for a Green New Deal that brings justice for communities and workers most impacted by the climate crisis and fossil fuel extraction. He has a background in clean energy engineering and organizing with youth climate movements. From Chicago, he’s currently based on unceded Piscataway lands in Washington, DC.

Shepard Fairey received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. After more than 30 years, his work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, including the 2008 "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama, found at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Sign up at

71] –‌ On Fri., Jan. 29 at 2 PM EST, get with Toward an Inclusive and Balanced Regional Order: A New U.S. Strategy in East Asia [Online]. Under Donald Trump, the United States government pursued a dangerous strategy toward East Asia centered on quixotic efforts to retain American regional military primacy and pressure Asian nations to contain the People’s Republic of China. This zero-sum strategy, if continued by the incoming Biden Administration, will alienate America’s friends and allies, polarize the region, and increase the likelihood of armed conflict with Beijing. The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft has just issued a report entitled, “Toward an Inclusive and Balanced Regional Order: A New U.S. Strategy in East Asia.” It presents an alternative U.S. approach to the region that stresses balance over dominance, inclusion over exclusion, and reassurance and cooperation alongside less escalatory forms of deterrence. Sign up at

72] -- 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. 29. 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

73] – On Fri., Jan. 29 at 7 PM EST, be at the Online Study Group: Toward a Socialist Understanding of Gentrification held by the Party for Socialism and Liberation – DC.  Tune in at Gentrification is a policy of displacing poor people from a community and replacing them with more affluent people, all in the interest of profit. It is also an outcome of the capitalist approach to housing and development. Under this system, millions of households are rent-burdened, tens of thousands are homeless even though vacant housing exists, and people are getting evicted even during the pandemic.

Call for cancellation of rent, a socialist understanding of gentrification, and how a socialist program for housing provides a clear alternative. Also discuss ongoing fights against displacement with local housing organizers. Register at

74] –Join a Virtual Vigil and gather on Fri., Jan. 29 at 9:30 PM ET to mark what would have been the second anniversary of the Remain in Mexico policy (MPP). While Biden has ended MPP, vigilers will honor the many lives that have been lost or endangered due to this policy and commit to continued advocacy to save asylum. Register, and a zoom link will be emailed to you: Light a candle to remember the thousands of men, women, and children who found themselves in danger due to the Remain in Mexico policy (MPP). These families are waiting at the border in Mexico for their asylum proceedings.

75] –   Check out the New Member Virtual Coffee for IndivisibleHoCoMD on Sat., Jan. 30 at 10 AM. Get involved at

76] – You are invited to GIVING LOVE JANUARY BASH on Sat., Jan. 30 at 2 PM ET at the Ynot Lot.  Enjoy hot food, clothing and more. There will be music by DJ Raven. Go to

77] – On Sat., Jan. 30 from 2 to 3 PM EST, join the Coalition Against Prejudice with their FEED THE PEOPLE event outside the Westminster Branch Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster 21157. See Donate canned goods, non-perishable food items, and hygiene products to help keep Westminster's Little Free Food Pantry stocked. A free lunch will be available for anyone in need of a meal.

78] – United for Peace and Justice is holding a Member Group Gathering on Sat., Jan. 30 at 2 PM EST. Can we look forward to a year of redressing injustice and building peace? Members of UFPJ’s network have access to different strategies and tactics to reach a collective vision of justice and peace. How do we best transform the rage and pain from the deep systemic inequities exposed last year into action to shift power dynamics; increase accountability; and seed peace? Can we derail the U.S. from the track of endless war? We will consider these and other strategic issues together during our January 30 Member Group Gathering. Register at

79] – The International Action Center [], on Sat., Jan. 30 at 4:30 PM ET, is hosting No War on Iran! This is a Youth Against Empire Webinar. This is a new formation of young anti-imperialist, anti-racist activists from the United National Antiwar Coalition. One of the speakers is Margaret Flowers - Popular Resistance. The U.S and its allies have been itching for a war with Iran for years, resorting to illegal sanctions and assassinations, and attempting to stoke civil discord within Iran. The US has also surrounded Iran with dozens of active, armed military bases. Register to Watch on Zoom at

80] – On Sat., Jan. 30 from 5 to 6 PM EST, get with a Winter Homelessness Support event with MakeSpace at McPherson Square.  Go to Help distribute sleeping bags and hygiene kits to the homeless in D.C. Please donate 50 hygiene kits. Donation link is under the "tickets" link.  Meet at the statue in McPherson Square located between I street and 15th street in D.C. Email

81] – This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered 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 upgrade the nuclear arsenal. 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

82] – 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 just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon.

83] –  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.

84] – 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

85] –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

86] – 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.

87] 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.  

88] – 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.   

89] -- 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

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

91] -- 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.

92] – 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