Thursday, February 18, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 19 - 20, 2021

65] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Feb. 19

66] Rapid Re-housing 101 Session – Feb. 19

67] Food Rescue – Feb. 19

68] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Feb. 19

69] White House vigil – Feb. 19

70] Hear from Stacey Abrams – Feb. 19

71] Thrive Agenda – Feb. 19

72] The State of the Poor – Feb. 19

73] Peace and justice vigil – Feb. 19


75] Conversation about Pending Racial Justice Legislation in Maryland – Feb. 20

76] Human Trafficking Education Seminar -- Feb. 20

77] Support Alabama Amazon Workers – Feb. 20

78] Tell JHU no more nuclear weapons research

79] Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh

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

81] Ted Glick has written a book

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

83] Two Berrigan Books still in print

84] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

85] Do you need a doctor?

86] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

87] Do you need any book shelves?

88] Join the Global Zero campaign.

89] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


65] – On Fri., Feb. 12 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


66] – On Fri., Feb. 19 from 10 to 11 AM EST, attend a Rapid Re-housing 101 Session, hosted by the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services.  Go online at Panelists will provide an overview of the program & highlight available resources.


67] – On Fri., Feb. 19 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


68] – On Sat., Feb. 20 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See


69] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 19 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or


70] – On Fri., Feb. 19 from noon to 1:30 PM ET, hear from Stacey Abrams and Ben Jealous of People for the American Way [].  Abrams and me this Friday for an exciting discussion about organizing for our rights and a more progressive future. The event is sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and others.  Sign up at


71] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants you to join Fire Drill Friday on Feb. 19 at 2 PM ET. Fonda will be joined by representatives from the Green New Deal Network pressuring President Biden to make the #THRIVE Agenda his guiding framework for economic recovery.  Visit


72] – On Fri., Feb. 19 at 3:30 PM ET, Rev. William Barber will be joining his dear sister Rev. Traci Blackmon for a conversation on “The State of the Poor.” Register and plan to join in on Zoom:  Who and what is hurting our poor and low-income siblings? “The way to heal the soul of the nation is to pass policies that heal the body of the nation. It’s the just thing to do. That’s how we as a nation can together move forward.” - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.


73] -- 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 Feb. 19. 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


74] – On Sat., Feb. 20 from 10 AM to noon, catch up with FINDING  HOPE  IN TURBULENT  TIMES with Kathy Kelly & Jim Forest for a Virtual Zoom Gathering. FOREST is an apprentice Christian and would-be peacemaker.  Jim offers us a lifetime in the cause of peace and reconciliation, past member of the Catholic Worker in NYC; author, and friend to Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, Henri Nouwen and Dorothy Day. A conscientious objector against war, Jim worked with Daniel Berrigan, Dorothy Day and Catholic Workers mobilizing religious protest to oppose the Vietnam War. In 1968, he was a member of the Milwaukee 14 Vietnam War Resistance Action Community. KELLY is a peacemaker, pacifist, author and occasional federal prisoner. She co-founded Voices in the Wilderness and co-coordinated Voices for Creative Nonviolence, developing campaigns that brought hundreds together to end military and economic warfare. A Lifetime War Tax Resister. Kathy has lived alongside people enduring U.S. invasion & bombing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Bosnia.  To attend, go to


75] – The BLACK LIVES MATTER INTERFAITH COALITION of Baltimore presents a Conversation about Pending Racial Justice Legislation in Maryland, an important virtual live-stream gathering for Sat., Feb. 20 at 2 to 3:30 PM. Hear from attorneys representing the ACLU and Maryland Alliance 4 Justice Reform. The attorneys will review 12 State, House and Senate, bills that address legislation that speaks to improving social justice legislation. Their presentations will be followed by a Q&A where your questions and concerns will be addressed. After the Q&A, a BLMIC “call to support” will be put into action. State and House elected representatives need to hear from citizens on the pending legislation to support. The Facebook Live Link is at The YouTube Live Stream is at Any questions, reach out to Ryan Sattler at or 717-891-6156.


76] – On Sat., Feb. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM EST, attend a Human Trafficking Education Seminar at the Movement Lab, 301 W. 29th St. Visit This is a donation based seminar ($5-$25).  You have the option to participate in this seminar in person or VIRTUALLY. The Link will be provided 1 hour before the seminar begins. Join Alie Parron from a21 ( Human trafficking affects every human being across the globe. It is the buying and selling of humans; the illegal trade that treats bodies like they are commodities. Through this seminar, you will be provided a space to go in-depth on this topic and understand the economics of human trafficking, hear why it affects every human being across the globe, gain a better understanding about the realities of human trafficking, and be provided practical ways for you to get involved in the fight against human trafficking. Visit University of Maryland SAFE CENTER for survivors of human trafficking at


77] –There is an Outpouring of Solidarity for Alabama Amazon Workers with 40+ Actions Set for Sat., Feb. 20. In Baltimore, at 3 PM, there will be a car caravan & Socially-distanced march to Amazon. Gather at 20th & N. Charles Sts. and contact the People’s Power Assembly at 410-218-4835. The march and caravan will happen from 4:15 to 5:30 PM and will end at a nearby overpass near the DCA6 Amazon Fulfillment Center, 6001 Bethlehem Blvd., Baltimore.  Contact Remi Debs-Bruno at 410-501-7608 or


78] – 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


79] – Bad Attitude Publishers Announces the release of Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh. In light of the fascist/Q Annon/Truther/Alex Jones and Trump-inspired attack on the capital, Bad attitude Publications has released a photo essay by Alan Barysh. In the follow-up book to Sorry Truther, it was an OUTSIDE JOB Beauty Fades.... gives the reader an upfront look at the reactionary forces and the deadly beliefs these folks uphold. In pictures and texts, one gets a good look at the faces and ideas that pose a real threat to this country. The Trial According to Alan Barysh is a rewrite of the Kafka Classic The Trial. With pictures from the original movie, Alan Barysh rewrites this scathing satire with just a tad more cutting edge satire, and a different ending. The appendix to the book talks about the lonely uphill struggle of Tawanda Jones to get justice for her brother. This afterthought is included, because of the real Kafkesque struggle of the West Family to get justice for her brother. Both books can be purchased on For every purchase of The Trial, Alan Barysh will give all of his royalties to the West Family. Just text a picture of the book to 443-239-5325.


80] – 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.


81] –  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.


82] – 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


83] –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


84] – 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.


85] 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.  


86] -- 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


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


88] -- 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.


89] – 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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