Thursday, March 18, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 19 - 21, 2021

 67] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – March 19

68] Community Resource Day March 19

69] Food Rescue – March 19

70] Climate Solutions Rally – March 19

71] White House vigil – March 19

72] Switching to a clean-energy economy – March 19

73] Stop the Money Pipeline March 19

74] Peace and justice vigil – March 19

75] Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance – March 19

76] Award-winning documentary “The Condor and The Eagle” – March 19

77] Sidewalk rally for Black Lives Matter – March 19

78] Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park – March 20

79] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – March 20

80] End Endless Wars March 20

81] Building Movements in Defense of Life – March 20 – 21

82] Nuclear Remembrance Week 2021 – March 20

83] Music for Peace – March 20

84] Celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year – March 20

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

67] – On Fri., March 19 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

68] – On Fri., March 19 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

69] – On Fri., March 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

70] –  On Fri., March 19 at 11:30 AM ET, get with an online Maryland Climate Future Rally, organized by CCAN Action Fund, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others. Sign up at You can watch Facebook Live at  Take action with a Social Media Toolkit at For information on the Climate Solutions Now Act, see the Factsheet: For information on the FUTURE Act, go to the Factsheet: Maryland is at a critical juncture in the battle for our planet. With the legislative session clock ticking down, our state representatives have just enough time to pass crucial climate legislation that will commit Maryland to key science-based deadlines and immediately reduce emissions.

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

72] –Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants to make the clean energy revolution a reality.  On Fire Drill Friday, March 19 at 2 PM ET, join the discussion about how energy relates to justice with special guest Shalanda H. Baker. Energy production and consumption has historically most negatively impacted Black, Brown, Indigenous, and low-income communities, forcing them to bear the brunt of the pollution, dangerous policies, and climate change impacts. Switching to a clean-energy economy is not only essential for combatting the climate crisis — it is absolutely essential for fighting systemic racism, yet our government is still funneling billions of dollars to fossil fuel companies each year.  The show goes LIVE on Zoom at

73] –Future Coalition [] wants you to join in the Defund Line 3 campaign rally on Fri., March 19 at 1 PM EST. Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition is hosting this rally. Demand banks stop fueling the climate crisis.

Get involved at

74] -- 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 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

75] – 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 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

76] – Climate Hawks Vote [] invites you to an online screening on Fri., March 19 at 8 PM ET of the award-winning documentary “The Condor and The Eagle.” The film follows four Indigenous leaders embarking on a transcontinental adventure from the Canadian boreal forests to the heart of the Amazon jungle to document the Indigenous struggle to protect the land and water. This event is inclusive, free to those who can't afford it. For all others, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $10 – $100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. The donations collected will support Climate Hawks Vote and the film’s impact.  Sign up, No More Sacrificed Communities. 

77] – Join an Audubon  Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park , 3001 East Drive, Baltimore, 21217 on Sat., March 20 from 8 to 9:30 AM.  Meet by the tennis courts. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. At least 189 species of birds have been documented there, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead the search of avian friends! No experience necessary. BYOBinoculars! Registration is required in order to help us keep our group small:

78] –  The next sidewalk rally for Black Lives Matter will happen on Sat., March 20 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the intersection of North Charles and Northern Parkway, Baltimore.  Since August of last year Baltimore’s Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition, or BLMIC, has organized and led several such rallies and, with the prospect of spring weather upon us, now looks forward to resuming them.  These rallies, and the spirit of peace, justice, and reconciliation illuminating them, are offered for the sake of our city-community’s healing, wholeness, and peace.  They present you with a special opportunity to connect, at street level, with many of our grassroots peacemakers, and to help them make history, as well.  And it presents them an opportunity to connect with you and your work, a connection that might be fertile seed for deepening your access to these events in the future.

 Drivers may park in the Grace Church parking lot.  All participants must wear a mask and practice self-distancing. Contact the Coalition through Ryan Sattler at ryansattler AT Comcast. net or 717-891-6156.  Visit

79] – On Sat., March 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

80] – Get with End Endless Wars: US Troops OUT of the Middle East on Sat., March 20 from 2:30 to 4 PM ET. Register at Eighteen years after President Bush invaded Iraq, the worst foreign policy mistake in American history, the US remains at war in the Greater Middle East. America's war in Afghanistan is nearing the 20 year mark. Our illegal bombing and presence in Syria is extending civil war there. We continue to support the conflicts in Yemen and Libya, and station troops in Iraq and Somalia. Attempts to pacify and democratize the region through invasions, airstrikes, endless weapons sales, and crippling economic sanctions have failed for two decades. Presidents change but the endless wars continue. Join a day of action to demand withdrawal of US troops, weapons, and bombs from Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and all Middle Eastern countries, and an end to sanctions and threats against Iran and Syria. Demand an immediate military budget cut of at least 25%, and discuss the Biden administration’s latest moves and our best pressure points. This End the Endless Wars webinar will be accompanied by an online petition, social media toolkit, and local actions.  

  Participants include Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (US Army – Ret.), Kathy Kelly, Phyllis Bennis, Vijay Prashad, and Danny Sjursen. The moderator is Kevin Martin, President, Peace Action.

81] –Alliance for Global Justice [] wants you to know about Building Movements in Defense of Life: Free Online Bilingual Film Festival and Panels with Communities in Resistance! This film festival is a celebration of World Water Day and the brave communities that put their lives on the line to defend it. Each film will be followed by a community specific panel with fierce Indigenous and Black women leaders. This Film Festival takes place on Sat., March 20 and Sun., March 21, 2021.  The first film on Saturday begins at 3 PM ET.  Hear directly from COPINH and OFRANEH in Honduras, the Wet'suwet'en people and the Unist'ot'en camp group in so-called Canada, and the L'eau Est La Vie camp in so-called Louisiana! The film festival is a space to learn from their struggles to build a global movement to protect the earth, to put health over wealth, and to show people that another world is possible. To register and see the full schedule, visit

 Each film will be followed by a community specific panel with fierce Indigenous and Black women leaders. A large group discussion with all the women warriors together will close out the festival. The event and the panels will offer a reflection on what's working, what's not and what we need to do to protect each other and the planet. Register at

82] –On March 1, 1954, the United States tested its most powerful hydrogen bomb at 15 megatons, code named Castle Bravo. The plutonium and ionizing radiation weapons were created here in Washington State and detonated upon Bikini and Enewetak Atoll - Marshall Islands. In generations to come, people may be displaced, food security lost, and other chronic health conditions as an outcome of the nuclear era. We are not alone!  We shall never forget! The resilience and strength of nuclear frontline communities who are continuing to fight for dignity and respect must be upheld by these remembered stories towards justice.

  On Sat., March 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM ET, there is a Call to Action.  All nuclear frontline communities are connected and should work together on shared goals toward nuclear justice. As part of Nuclear Remembrance Week 2021, the COFA Alliance National Network of Washington will host multiple speakers.  RSVP at

83] –Music for Peace with the Trio Gaia takes place on Sat., March 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.  This is an Online Event presenting Music of Haydn, Coleridge-Taylor, and Weinberg. Trio Gaia, Boston's forward-looking piano trio, brings vitality and equity to classical music by offering audiences personally relevant performances both inside and outside of the concert hall. Playing Haydn: C Major Trio, Coleridge-Taylor: Five Negro Melodies and Weinberg: Piano Trio, Grant Houston is on the violin, Yi-Mei Templeman, cello and Andrew Barnwell, piano.  Go to  This is a benefit for Massachusetts Peace Action.  $20 for Mass. Peace Action members, $25 for non-members, $75 or more for supporters, and $5 for students and low incomes. Call 617-354-2169 with credit card number. Or reserve your tickets online: The musicians will join the audience for a discussion after the concert.

84] – The Farhang Foundation is celebrating Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, on Sat., March 20 at 9 PM ET. Email to obtain the link for the 12th Annual "Virtual" Celebration of Nowruz. This year’s celebrations will be conducted virtually online. For this year’s event, renowned artists from around the world will do live performances from the United States, Europe, and Iran.  

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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