Friday, March 26, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 26 - 27, 2021

65] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank March 26

66] Africa and the Atom March 26

67] Food Rescue – March 26

68] White House vigil – March 26

69] Fire Drill Friday/No Fracking -- March 26

70] Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) on cutting child poverty– March 26

71] Protest Sen. Cardin’s refusal to support the Iran Nuclear Deal – March 26

72] Peace and justice vigil – March 26

73] Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures March 27

74] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – March 27

75] Stop Anti-Asian Violence! – March 27

76] Standing up to Racist Attacks by White Supremacists – March 27

77] Six Years of War on Yemen – March 27

78] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

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., March 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

66] – On Fri., March 26 from 10 AM to noon, get with Africa and the Atom: Rethinking African Agency in the Global Nuclear Order. RSVP at  Nuclear politics across the African continent are complex and diverse. Yet, Western-centric scholarship and policymaking tend to overlook the multitude of perspectives on nuclear energy and weapons within Africa. Dominant nuclear discourses obscure the narratives of Africa's regions, countries, and peoples. Closer examination reveals a vast and intricate tapestry of nuclear spaces and identities imprinted on the continent’s colonial and post-colonial experience. In the atomic age, these experiences have included: uranium mining, nuclear explosive testing, the Bandung Conference, development and rollback of South Africa's nuclear weapons program, participation in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament initiatives, and pursuit of civilian nuclear energy. This panel brings together a diverse group of scholars to examine African relationships with nuclear arms and nuclear energy through the lenses of security, development, climate change and the environment, and global justice and equality. Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, some of the speakers are Hassan Elbahtimy, King’s College London; Toni Haastrup, University of Stirling; and David Otwoma, Kenya National Commission for Science.

67] – On Fri., March 26, the last Friday, 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. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

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

69] –Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants you to join in on Fri., March 26 at 2 PM ET.  This Fire Drill Friday is on the dangers of fracking and the fight to stop it with Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and author of a trilogy of award-winning books on environmental health. One of them, Living Downstream, was adopted as a documentary film in 2010. As a co-founder of both New Yorkers against Fracking and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, she has helped lead a grassroots citizen movement, informed by science that resulted in a statewide ban on fracking in 2014. Dr. Steingraber likes to say that her work aims to inform, inspire, and animate the anti-fracking wing of the climate justice movement. RSVP at

70] – Diane Randall, FCNL [] welcomes you to hear from Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) on cutting child poverty in the U.S. on Fri., March 26 from 2 to 3 PM ET. This is a regular Thursdays with Friends gathering co-sponsored with Bread for the World.  Register at Poverty, Tax Credits, and the American Rescue Plan will include Rev. Eugene Cho, president of Bread for the World. Sen. Brown will speak about the important benefits of tax credit programs in addressing economic needs of families.

71] – Maryland Peace Action, CODEPINK, Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland and other anti-nuclear weapons groups were dismayed that President Joe Biden has not re-entered the Iran nuclear deal--the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] negotiated by the Obama administration.  This has resulted in groups opposed to the Iran nuclear deal time to try to influence the Biden administration to demand more concessions from Iran.  For example, pro-Trump Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla initiated a letter, signed by 140 members of the House of Representatives, to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The letter was an attempt to influence the Biden administration not to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal.  The goal was to sabotage the JCPOA by requiring so many preconditions as to make it impossible for Biden’s team to negotiate the deal.   Then it was discovered that Maryland Reps. Anthony Brown, Kweisi Mfume, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Trone had signed the letter.  So demonstrations were arranged at the offices of Brown, Mfume and Ruppersberger. 

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has partnered with Trump’s favorite senator, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to launch a similar effort in the Senate, and according to AIPAC, Senator Ben Cardin has agreed to sign this letter.  This is shocking, and contrary to the wishes of the people of Maryland, who want peace with Iran. Before Trump unilaterally and with no reason reneged on the deal, the treaty was working, diplomacy had succeeded. Without the treaty, the U.S. is on a very dangerous path, and time is short. Thus a protest has been organized, which will include a delivery of a letter, available upon request, urging the senator to re-think his position on Fri., March 26 from 3 to 4 PM on Lombard and Pratt Streets outside the senator’s office, 100 S. Charles Street, Baltimore.  Contact Max at 443-761-5899 [c] or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.    

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 March 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

73] – The U.S. Peace Council [] on Sat., March 27 at noon ET is holding a WEBINAR: The Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures in the Americas.  RSVP at

74] – On Sat., March 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

75] – ANSWER Coalition DC [] has called for a rally on Sat., March 27 at 2 PM ET in Chinatown at the Chinatown Gate, 7th St. NW & H St. NW, WDC -- Stop Anti-Asian Violence!

76] – Virginia Rodino [] wants you to know about an event which the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and United Against Hate are presenting Standing up to Racist Attacks by White Supremacists and the Far Right on Sat., March 27 at 4 PM ET. Sign up at Zoom:  The Meeting ID is 913 200 4856. Please attend this discussion on the role of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in standing up to the far right, and how members of all communities targeted by racism and fascism must join together to resist such hateful assaults. Hear from Deepa Iyer, a South Asian American writer, lawyer, strategist, facilitator, and coach. Also speaking is Aryani Ong, a civil rights attorney, activist and consultant who has worked on Asian American issues for 30 years.  The final speaker is Alvina Yeh, the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement (IAPALA). 

77] – Tune in to a WEBINAR: Six Years of War on Yemen on Fri., March 26 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  President Biden! Hear the World’s Cry for Yemen: End the U.S.-Saudi Blockade and War NOW. The UN Humanitarian Office (OCHA) puts the Yemen war dead at 233,000 as of 4 months ago: over 100,000 killed outright and 131,000 dead from war related disease, economic collapse, cholera and now COVID. This human catastrophe is primarily the result of a Saudi naval and air blockade and its campaign of indiscriminate bombing attacks on farms, factories, hospitals, marketplaces, weddings, an enormous community funeral and even a school bus, killing 40 children.

Yemen is our war. The Obama White House and Saudi Arabia initiated this war on March 26, 2015. The Trump White House escalated support for the Saudis. It is up to the Biden White House to end it – to end it now – and provide relief aid to Yemen’s population now experiencing the world’s greatest man made humanitarian crisis on earth. Yemenis are not our enemy. It is time to take our boot off their necks, let them have their country back, and let their children live. This March marks six years since the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the U.S. intervened into Yemen’s civil war. Medea Benjamin is one of the speakers. Register at for this webinar organized by the Yemeni Alliance Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action and other groups.

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. 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 $25 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.

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, 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

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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