Friday, February 5, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 5 - 7, 2021

63] Peace Challenge – Feb. 5 - 7

64] SOUPer Bowl Food Drive – Feb. 5 - 7

65] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Feb. 5

66] Food Rescue – Feb. 5

67] White House vigil – Feb. 5

68] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on hold? – Feb. 5

69] Harriet Tubman virtual tour -- Feb. 5 -7

70] Preserve the Baltimore Uprising -- Feb. 5

71] Jane Fonda and Cori Bush – Feb. 5

72] Peace and justice vigil – Feb. 5

73] Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore – Feb. 6

74] Re-entry forum – Feb. 6

75] Communities United meeting – Feb. 6

76] Committed to Social Justice Struggle – Feb. 6

77] Building an anti-war movement during the Biden administration -- Feb. 6

78] Congressional Liaison program – Feb. 6

79] End Medical Debt – Feb. 6

80] Tell JHU no more nuclear weapons research

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

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


63] – Starting on Fri., Feb. 5 at 12 AM EST through Sun., Feb. 7 at 11:45 PM EST, participate in the Virtual Peace Challenge Run & Walk, hosted by Runners4Justice.  This takes place during the February Ceasefire weekend! Take the Peace Challenge Pledge here:  Complete your run or walk anytime during the Ceasefire weekend. Join in on Zoom at 9 AM on Sat., Feb. 6 for a moment to come together to remember and raise up the names of those who have lost their lives to violence since the last Ceasefire weekend. Go to The Meeting ID is 879 8913 9482 with a Passcode: 303048. Share your run or walk and use the hashtags #BaltimoreCeasefire #BaltimorePeaceChallenge #VibrateHigher #DontBeNumb #ActivistRunner #R4J.

64] – On Fri., Feb. 5 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.

65] – On Fri., Feb. 5 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. 5 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

67] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 5 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., Feb. 5 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] – On Fri., Feb. 5 from noon through Sun., Feb. 7 AT 1:30 AM EST, check out Harriet Tubman and Maryland’s Underground Railroad – Livestream, hosted by Virtual Tours Around the World to Experience at Home - Join this online/virtual tour of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad sites in Maryland. Learn how Harriet successfully escaped from slavery and how she then heroically led others to freedom.

70] – On Fri., Feb. 5 from 1 to 1:30 PM EST, get with the Preserve the Baltimore Uprising Project: a People's Archive organized by The Baltimore Architecture FoundationBaltimore Heritage and Doors Open Baltimore. Virtual Histories are back in 2021! The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Preserve the Baltimore Uprising began as a digital repository designed to preserve and make accessible original content captured and created by individual community members, grassroots organizations, and witnesses to the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015. It is a people’s archive. Go to

71] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] will be joined by Rep. Cori Bush and other powerful speakers on this week's Fire Drill Friday Rally. President Biden has issued executive orders on a lot of what he promised in his campaign — more than any other president has ever done. But Biden didn’t start out as a potential climate President — he was made into one by activist pressure and science.  Discuss the most important actions President Joe Biden can take in his first 100 days that will bring about the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis. Find out what federal decision makers need to do to phase out fossil fuels and transition to renewables and a just recovery — and what you can do to help on Fri., Feb. 5 at 2 PM ET on Facebook Live! Visit

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 Feb. 5. 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] – Get involved with Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore City/County on Sat., Feb. 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET on Zoom for a chat about current events & whatever is on your mind. Sign up at

74] – The Progressive Maryland Re-entry Work Group will be hosting its second Virtual Re-entry Forum on Sat., Feb. 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link:  Bring together returning citizens, mentors, and advocates in Maryland to hear about what issues are most pressing to them.  Hear stories from a few of group members about the roadblocks they encountered when they returned home, and then have time to reflect and discuss.  Hear from several lawmakers who will address the unintended consequences of certain laws on formerly incarcerated Marylanders and their families.

75] – Because Communities United [] is about building the power of Baltimore’s Black communities that have been locked out of the City’s power structure, attend the monthly “Power Hour”  on Sat., Feb. 6 from 11 AM to noon (online). Register at

76] – On Sat., Feb. 6 from 1 to 2:30 PM EST, get involved How to be Committed to Social Justice Struggle within the Modern Mega-Capitalist Wellness World, hosted by Praxis Space Philly. We often come to these mind-body meditative practices in order to heal, to know ourselves, and because we believe they help us build a better world by starting within. However, like most things can be, these practices are easily exploited by the modern wellness industry. What can give us personal healing with mega-capitalism in the mix, can turn into exploitative white supremacist navel-gazing. See

77] – Building the Antiwar Movement under the Biden Administration is a discussion with UNAC administrative committee members on Sat., Feb. 6 at 2 PM ET. See

78] – Progressive Democrats of America [] is launching the Congressional Liaison program.  The goal of the program is to have a pair of PDA liaisons for every Democratically-held office in the U S Congress - advocating for progressive legislation and transformative change. The first meeting for the Northeastern region is on Sat., Feb. 6 at 4 PM ET.  Here is the Zoom link for the meeting -  The Meeting ID is 701 745 4098, and the password is 145412.  Or dial by your location –1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown). The Meeting ID is 701 745 4098 #, the Participant Code is #, and the password is 145412 #.

79] – On Sat., Feb. 6 from 7 to 8:30 PM, Progressive Maryland and the End Medical Debt Maryland Coalition has organized a virtual End Medical Debt Maryland campaign launch event! Hear stories from Marylanders who have struggled with medical debt, and learn about HB565/SB514: The Medical Debt Protection Act, and take action together to protect Maryland families and provide debt relief. Enjoy the fusion folk sounds of Conjunto Bruja and the virtuosic stylings of Lior Willinger (piano) and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Jacob Shack (viola) as music brings us together around a common vision of a world where patients are no longer penalized for being sick. RSVP at and help kick off this important movement to end medical debt in Maryland!

80] – 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

81] – 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.

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

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