Friday, February 26, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 26 - 27, 2021

76] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Feb. 26

77] Food Rescue – Feb. 26

78] White House vigil – Feb. 26

79] Jane Fonda and Representative Ilhan Omar – Feb. 26

80] Peace and justice vigil – Feb. 26

81] “I Bird. I Vote.” Conservation Summit – Feb. 26 - 27

82] The "Ban Treaty" – Feb. 27 

83] Indivisible Montgomery Member Meeting – Feb. 27

84] Let's talk Nuclear Disarmament – Feb. 27

85] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Feb. 27

86] “Mentoring to Transform Our Nuclear Legacy” – Feb. 27

87] Fasting for Justice -- Feb. 27

88] See the film GATHER -- Feb. 27

89] H.R. 1 – Feb. 27

90] Sanctions Kill – Feb. 27

91] Nuclear weapons – Feb. 27

92] Tell JHU no more nuclear weapons research

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

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

95] Ted Glick has written a book

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

97] Two Berrigan Books still in print

98] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

99] Do you need a doctor?

100] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

101] Do you need any book shelves?

102] Join the Global Zero campaign.

103] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


76] – On Fri., Feb. 26 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

77] – On Fri., Feb. 26 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

78] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 26 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

79] – Join Jane Fonda for Greenpeace []  and Representative Ilhan Omar as they take a deep dive into the Biden administration’s first month in power and what we should expect ahead. They’ll discuss what is being done at the congressional level to stop fossil fuel subsidies with the End Polluter Welfare Act, to protect public lands and stop Line 3, and what we need to do to make The THRIVE Agenda a reality. Don’t miss this month’s capstone episode with one of the leading progressive voices of our time. The show goes LIVE on Fri., Feb. 26 at 2 PM ET, so sign up at

80] -- 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. 26. 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

81] – Audubon Maryland-DC invites you to take action at the 6th annual “I Bird. I Vote.” Conservation Summit, which will be held virtually on Fri., Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 7 PM ET and Sat., Feb. 27. Registration is free, but donations are welcome:

Scientists, conservationists, and legislators will address the latest priorities for protecting birds in our communities, state, and region. Summit speakers from Maryland’s elected leadership, Audubon, and our partner organizations will discuss how each of us can help become better advocates for people and birds. Join U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Reps. Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, and Raskin. Click the link to register for Friday night: Click the link to register for Saturday morning 10 to 11:30 PM ET: Click the link to register for Saturday afternoon 1 to 2:30 PM ET:

82] – The "Ban Treaty": What is it and Why is it Important? On Jan. 22, a new treaty came into effect that outlaws nuclear weapons. Called the “Ban Treaty” by its promoters, the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ignored by the mainstream media and undercut by the U.S. government. So, is it vitally important, as its adherents say, or is it a “nothing-burger”?  The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Jan. 27 set the hands of their iconic “Doomsday Clock,” a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been. This means that these scientists, which include 13 Nobel laureates, consider that we are perilously close to annihilation. Can the “Ban Treaty” help us survive?

On the Webinar, Joseph Gerson, who has worked for decades on banning nuclear weapons, will help us understand the implications of this treaty, including what we can do to help ensure that nuclear weapons are never used. This Webinar is sponsored by the Baltimore Yearly Meeting (Quakers) and cosponsored by the Maryland Poor People's Campaign, Maryland Peace Action, Massachusetts Peace Action, and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland.  It will take place on Sat., Feb. 27 at 10 AM ET. Sign up at

83] – Attend an Indivisible Montgomery Member Meeting on Sat., Feb. 27 at 10:30 AM and fight to defend justice and democracy in Maryland and the United States. Welcome guest speaker Andrea Miller, Founding Board Member and Executive Director of the Center for Common Ground and People Demanding Action; Founding President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Virginia; and Founding Tri-Chair of the Virginia Poor People’s Campaign. She will talk about the Reclaim Our Vote campaign to defeat voter suppression bills in state legislatures in Georgia and elsewhere and about federal legislation: H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Registration is required to receive the login information. RSVP at  Discover upcoming events and sign up for the newsletter at Link to event information:

84] – UNFOLD ZERO joins with the UN Youth Association of Denmark and Youth Fusion to invite you to Let's talk Nuclear Disarmament on Sat., Feb. 27 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM ET. The program includes experts on global initiatives for nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons & the law, Danish nuclear weapons policy, gender & disarmament, and the inter-generational impact of the B-52 nuclear weapons bomber accident at Thule airbase in 1968 (which Youth Fusion has recently raised in UN Human Rights Committees). Register at

85] – On Sat., Feb. 27 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

86] –You are invited to “Mentoring to Transform Our Nuclear Legacy” on Sat., Feb. 27 from noon to 2 PM ET, featuring stellar mentors Sheva Carr, Rebecca Irby and Cecili Thompson Williams. They will share their personal mentoring stories in the post-session chat! To join this project of NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth, go to

87] – Fasts and hunger strikes are a time-honored form of political resistance and nonviolent protest. Join a webinar FASTING for JUSTICE on Sat., Feb. 27 at 2 PM ET to learn more about this powerful tool for justice from those who have used it to campaign against violence, and for prisoner justice, climate action, and demilitarization. There will be an upcoming fast in April 2021 to oppose Canada's planned purchase of 88 bomber planes and share information on how you can get involved. On Saturday, the speakers will be Kathy Kelly – peace activist, pacifist and author; Souheil Benslimane – abolitionist, prisoner and migrant justice organizer, Lyn Adamson – lifelong activist, co-founder of ClimateFast, and Matthew Behrens - writer and social justice advocate, and coordinator of the Homes not Bombs nonviolent direct action network. This event is being hosted by World BEYOND War and others. Email

88] – Join Survival International on Sat., Feb. 27 at 2 PM EST for a screening of the film GATHER followed by a Q&A.  The film is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their cultural identities through their ancestral food systems — all while battling the historical trauma of centuries of genocide.  Indigenous food systems embody unique ecological knowledge and are inseparable from land and culture. They are a critical part of human diversity yet face continual threats from land theft and corporate-controlled agriculture. The film follows the stories of those on the frontlines of this movement: An Indigenous chef embarks on a project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student is proving her tribe’s native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California struggle to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon. 

Directly after the film, join members of the cast and director Sanjay Rawal for a live panel discussion. Registration is free, but please consider making a donation to Survival. Register at

89] – I know you are interested in Voting Rights, Ethics Reform in government, and Campaign Finance Reform. Rep. John Sarbanes (MD 3rd Congressional District) is the House of Representatives sponsor of HR 1: For the People Act. He will be speaking about the Act on Sat., Feb. 27 at 3:30 PM in a Zoom meeting sponsored by Maryland United for Peace and Justice (MUPJ). The Senate companion bill is SR 1. They address voter suppression, election interference, voter registration, and accessibility to voting for individuals with disabilities. Ethics related to Congress, the Supreme Court, President and Vice President, and Executive Branch officials are addressed. Also addressed is lobbying and campaign finance reform. Join the Zoom Meeting at The Meeting ID is 898 4785 9268 with a passcode of 890671.  Or dial in by your location -- +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC). The Meeting ID 898 4785 9268 and the Passcode 890671 remain the same.

90] –Sanctions Kill [] is hosting a Training on ToolKit to explain Sanctions on Sat., Feb. 27 from 4 to 5:30 PM. This ToolKit will help you educate your organization, group or community about what economic sanctions are, the impact they have, why they are illegal and how they also hurt people in the United States. The Sanctions Kill TOOLKIT is composed of a 20-minute slideshow, a sample script and resources. Hear a sample presentation and ask questions. This Training Session is led by Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance and members of groups in the Sanctions Kill coalition. Sign up at

91] – Tune in to a Webinar -- Nuclear Weapons: How Do We Seize Our Movement Moment? on Sat., Feb. 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET. As part of its 14th annual Bravo Test Nuclear Memorial Weekend of Action, the Pacific Life Community (PLC) invites you to join a conversation with two illustrious representatives of sister antinuclear organizations -- Seth Shelden, Liaison to the United Nations for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation; National Co-Convener, United for Peace and Justice; and North American Coordinator, Mayors for Peace. RSVP at

92] – 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

93] – 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.

94] – 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.

95] –  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.

96] – 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

97] –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

98] – 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.

99] 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.  

100] -- 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

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

102] -- 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.

103] – 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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