Thursday, March 11, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 12 -13, 2021

71] Healing from Hate – March 12 - 14

72] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – March 12

73] Community Resource Day March 12

74] Food Rescue – March 12

75] White House vigil – March 12

76] Calling out and defeating extremists – March 12

77] Jane Fonda and Fire Drill Friday – March 12

78] Climate Justice: Faith, Activism & Protecting our Common Home – March 12

79] Peace and justice vigil – March 12

80] Sunrise Lobby Day – March 12

81] Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance – March 12

82] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – March 13

83] Israeli Occupation and US foreign policy March 13

84] Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism – March 13

85] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

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

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

88] Ted Glick has written a book

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

90] Two Berrigan Books still in print

91] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

92] Do you need a doctor?

93] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

94] Do you need any book shelves?

95] Join the Global Zero campaign.

96] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


71] –Healing from Hate is at once a document of racism and white-male grievance in America, and a portrait of a group of people working together to heal communities torn apart by hate and division. To register to watch the film and attend the event, use this link: A link to view the film from home anytime between Fri., March 12 and Sun., March 14 will be sent to all registrants. Join a virtual panel discussion featuring among others Sammy Rangel, one of the members of Life after Hate, on Fri., March 12 from 7 – 8:30 PM. A separate link for the panel discussion will be sent to all registrants in advance of the event.

Net proceeds will go to Life After Hate and the MA Poor People’s Campaign. This program is presented by Mass Peace Action's Racial Justice & Decolonization Working Group and the Social Justice Ministries Council of the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, as part of the Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series.

72] – On Fri., March 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

73] – On Fri., March 12 from 10 AM to 1 PM EST, get over to Community Resource Day - Men and Children's Day at the Franciscan Center of Baltimore, 101 W. 23rd St., Baltimore 212128. The Franciscan Center has been blessed in many ways and by many people and organizations. On this day the center will be giving out as many items as possible. There are wonderful items that need to be in the hands of individuals and families who need them.  If you like to volunteer for this event or would like to partner on this event, email Angela Hall at Visit

74] – On Fri., March 12 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

75] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 12 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

76] –  The threats posed by white nationalist, anti-Semitic extremists and conspiracy theorists like the 'QAnon' movement remain very real -- and we need to confront them head on. On Fri., March 12 at noon ET, J Street will host a webinar with two leading voices focused on calling out and defeating these extremists. Sign up at California State Senator Scott Weiner, a prominent advocate for LGBTQ rights and other progressive causes, has faced down QAnon smears and death threats focused on his identity as a gay, Jewish man. Sophie Ellman-Golan, director of strategic communications at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, helped mobilize American Jews to push back against white nationalism and antisemitism throughout the Trump era. These leaders will join me to discuss how American Jews can take action ourselves and in partnership with other vulnerable communities to understand and combat this threat and explore the extremist right’s increasing access to more mainstream Republican circles.

77] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants to get fossil fuel money out of politics. Fossil fuel money in politics is bad for democracy — here’s how the Biden administration could make a difference. As part of Fire Drill Fridays. Look at big money in politics, especially fossil fuel money, which is bad for democracy and bad for the future. It undermines our fight towards climate justice! Campaign donations money incentivizes politicians to do the bidding of fossil fuel corporations, rather than listen to their constituents. This, combined with government subsidies for oil and gas companies, continue to allow the fossil fuel industry to have a stronghold on the health and safety of our communities. The federal government subsidizes fossil fuel corporations with roughly $15 billion dollars per year, and President Biden has promised to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. Now, the Biden Administration has a historic window of opportunity to turn words into action and stop propping up the fossil fuel industry once and for all. Demand President Biden take action to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies for good. Discuss the grassroots efforts to get big money out of politics, and where the Biden administration could make a difference. Join in on Fri., March 12 at 2 PM ET on Zoom at

78] –John Gehring, Faith in Public Life [] INVITES to Climate Justice: Faith, Activism & Protecting our Common Home on Fri., March 12 at 3:30 PM ET. RSVP for this conversation on climate justice with students at the University of Dayton:

79] -- 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 March 12. 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

80] – Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] informs us that on Fri., March 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET there will be a Lobby Day with guest McKayla Wilkes! Calling and emailing your legislators is one of the most effective ways to demand action. That’s why Sunrise Movement Maryland, a coalition of 10 hubs, which Sunrise Movement Baltimore is a part of, is hosting a Lobby Action Day! During this action, participants will call their legislators to support various bills on Sunrise Movement Maryland’s legislative agenda, including bans to “forever chemicals” and fighting for the Climate Solutions Act Now. Scripts for each bill, the phone number of your legislator’s office, and a hype zoom meeting will be provided. Sign up here:

81] – Restore the Fourth Minnesota will be hosting several workshops as a follow-up to the panel discussion on Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance.  On Fri., March 12 from 6 to 8 PM ET and 8 to 10 PM ET and Fri., March 19 from 6 to 8 PM ET and 8 to 10 PM ET. These workshops are an opportunity for activists on the ground to receive personalized attention from security experts and protest veterans. Attendees can expect to walk through the steps they can take before, during, and after a protest that will help maximize their data security while still being effective. Attendees should come prepared with their personal cell phone if they plan on bringing it with them to protest.  No registration is necessary. You can join the workshop by hopping on ​More workshops can be scheduled on an as-needed basis by contacting

82] – On Sat., March 13 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

83] – "Build Back Better"? What to Expect from the Biden Team is a presentation by Sam Bahour, sponsored by the Delaware Physicians for Human Rights and Pacem in Terris on Sat., March 13 at 1 PM ET. Bahour will talk about what we may expect from the new administration on the Israeli-Palestinian Occupation and US foreign policy. A Palestinian-American, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Bahour is managing partner of Applied Information Management (AIM), a consulting firm specializing in business development with a niche focus on start-ups and providing executive counsel. He is co-editor of HOMELAND: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians (1993), tweets at @SamBahour and blogs at to and you will be sent the Zoom link closer to the program date.

84] – Study/Action Group: Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism is the topic of discussion on Sat., March 13 from 2 to 3:30 PM for this Online Event.  An armed insurrection in Washington on January 6 threatened our democracy, with open encouragement from Donald Trump.  While Trump was defeated in November due to his bungling of the COVID pandemic and his general incompetence, he assaulted the rule of law, whipping up his reactionary, racist base with ever more explicit threats and falsehoods. Trump was defeated, but a portion of the electorate is refusing to accept his defeat.  Is the United States threatened by fascism and right-wing nationalism, and if so what should the peace and progressive movement do to answer the threat?   What are the international dimensions of the situation and what historical precedents are applicable?

The Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism Study/Action Group, initiated by Massachusetts Peace Action, invites you to join the group. Meet regularly on Zoom to study and discuss these important questions. At the next meeting, read sections of Ezra Klein’s new book, Why We’re Polarized (pages 36-44, 68-79, and 84-112).   Register to attend.

85] – 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

86] – 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.

87] – 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. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

The price is $75 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?) of this books (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479.

88] –  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.

89] – 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

90] –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, who’s 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

91] – 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.

92] 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.  

93] -- 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

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

95] -- 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.

96] – 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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