Friday, March 5, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 5 - 14, 2021

66] Healing from Hate – March 5

67] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – March 5

68] Food Rescue – March 5

69] White House vigil – March 5

70] See film STRAY, fundraiser for BARCS – March 5 - 7

71] Jane Fonda and Fire Drill Friday – March 5

72] AFSC General Secretary Joyce Ajlouny – March 5

73] Peace and justice vigil – March 5

74] The People vs. Agent Orange – Starting March 14

75] Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore City/County – March 6

76] Free Stuff March 6

77] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – March 6

78] Mass Action for George Floyd March 6

79] Study Group on the Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice – March 6

80] Film "The Mauritanian" – March 6

81] Meeting with activists in Amazonians United – March 6

82] Refugee Shabbat Havdalah – March 6

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

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

85] Ted Glick has written a book

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

87] Two Berrigan Books still in print

88] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

89] Do you need a doctor?

90] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

91] Do you need any book shelves?

92] Join the Global Zero campaign.

93] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


66] –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 5 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.

Participate in Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation with a panel and discussion on Fri., March 12. View the Film Online from March 5 through the 14.  The documentary takes a deep dive into the minds of men who gravitate toward white-supremacist hate groups. Focusing on the bold work of the group Life After Hate – an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis now engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists on the front lines, the film examines the root causes of hate group activity. 

67] – On Fri., March 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

68] – On Fri., March 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

69] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 5 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

70] – On Fri., March 5 at noon through Sun., March 7 at 11:45 PM EST, go to see STRAY on Opening Weekend as a Fundraiser for BARCS.  This is an Online Event, hosted by the SNF Parkway Theatre for the Animal Shelter. See and support dog rescue right here in Baltimore! On the opening weekend of the new documentary film STRAY, a portion of every ticket purchase goes towards the work of the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), Baltimore City’s open-admission animal shelter and the largest animal shelter and adoption center in Maryland.  Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. After purchasing a ticket to STRAY in the SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre, viewers will have 7 days from time of purchase to unlock their film and start watching. Once unlocked, viewers will have 24 hours to complete the film. Tickets are here:

71] – The For the People Act was passed in the House of Representatives to transform our democracy! Now the Senate must do its job and get the Senate companion bill of the For The People Act done. This once-in-a-generation democracy reform package will get dark money out of politics and protect our elections and voting rights. Passing the For the People Act is a critical step in ending fossil fuel subsidies and beginning a just transition.  Our democracy should be one of the best tools for advancing climate solutions, but it has been hijacked by fossil fuel interests. With the pandemic still raging on and millions struggling economically, we must seize the opportunity to say “enough is enough!” We must demand a democracy that works for all of us!

As part of Fire Drill Fridays, hear from special guest speakers Rashad Robinson, Ría Thompson-Washington, Laura Williamson, Rep. John Sarbanes and Jocelyn Benson about how this historic bill addresses the urgent action needed on climate and how that fight is inherently connected to the fight for racial justice and democracy. Now is the time for the Senate to prioritize democracy and pass the For the People Act. Enjoy a musical performance by Sweet Honey In The Rock! The show goes LIVE on Fri., March 5 at 2 PM ET:

72] – On Fri., March 5 at 3 PM ET, AFSC General Secretary Joyce Ajlouny will share how the Quaker organization has met immediate needs over the past year while keeping up the call for transformative change. Policy Advocacy Coordinator Tori Bateman will speak about AFSC’s policy priorities for the coming year, and how we can advocate for a federal budget that invests in the health and well-being of our communities. Register here

73] -- 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

74] – Greta, World BEYOND War [] wants you to know the true story behind Agent Orange. Starting March 5, the powerful documentary The People vs. Agent Orange will premiere at virtual cinemas across the U.S. The film tells the story of two women, one American and one Vietnamese, who fight to hold the chemical industry accountable for the devastation caused by Agent Orange - the defoliant used in the Vietnam War. The dioxins present in Agent Orange continue to leave a legacy of death, deformity, and disability for generations. This investigative documentary includes painstaking historical research and interviews with whistleblowers, researchers, and the people who have lived through contact with the poison in both Vietnam and the United States.

 The film follows Vietnamese activist Tran To Nga, who, in a French court, is suing the American chemical industry for poisoning her and her family in Vietnam. And in Oregon, Carol Van Strum battles to stop the ongoing spraying of toxins by the timber industry. Both women, joined in their mutual pain, resist intimidation and threats, bringing to light the ongoing, intergenerational catastrophe of chemical warfare and toxic herbicides. When you visit the ticketing page, you can pick whichever virtual cinema you would like to support, whether or not you are located in that city (available to U.S. residents only at this time). STARTING Wed., March 10 you can see the documentary virtually through the AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER in Silver Spring.  Go to

75] – Get with Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore City/County, hosted by Sheila R. on Sat., March 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET.  Get with this virtual event at

76] – On Sat., March 6 from noon to 4 PM EST, get some Free Stuff! Pay what you can at the Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. The group is clearing out the warehouse, and there's lots of useable things in here! Kitchen items, clothes, bookshelves, school bus seats, and other random things. You must wear a mask to enter.

77] – On Sat., March 6 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

78] –On Sat., March 6 at 2 PM EST, join a Mass Action for George Floyd at Baltimore’s City Hall, hosted by Justice for Tyrone West. See, this is in solidarity with Nationwide Protests to support the demands of families of victims of police brutality.  The car caravan will gather at 12:30 PM on Ednor Road between 33rd St. and Windemere. Tawanda Jones along with other family members of victims of police brutality will be speaking.

79] – Attend Part 2 of the Study Group on the Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice on Sat., March 6 from 2 to  4 PM. Study As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock, by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, 162 pp. Beacon Press (2019). This book examines environmental justice and injustice through the unique lens of indigenous struggles in the past and contemporary assaults. The second meeting will focus on Chapters 5 to 8.  This is sponsored by the Racial Justice and Decolonization Working Group and the Climate and Peace Working Group of Massachusetts Peace Action. Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and a consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. Her research interests focus on Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and education. Follow her on Twitter at @DinaGWhit and visit her website. Sign up at

80] –On March 2 at the Golden Globes the Best Actress award went to Jodie Foster. She used the opportunity to talk about the importance of the film "The Mauritanian," in which she plays attorney Nancy Hollander, and to raise up the beauty of Mohamedou Slahi. She was able to talk about how he had been a teacher of being loving and forgiving. So seize this moment to yet again call for GITMO to be closed! On March 2 the film came out on demand, and CODE PINK invites you to join the community that has stood outside the White House in orange jumpsuits for 19 years for a Q&A with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was unjustly imprisoned at GITMO for fourteen years, and Nancy Hollander, his attorney who uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy. Gather on Zoom on Sat., March 6 at 3 PM ET, for an introduction of the film by Shailene Woodley (who plays Nancy Hollander’s associate) and CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou. Following the film will be the Q&A. The first 100 to RSVP will get a free ticket to the film:  Forty men remain in Guantánamo today. They are all Muslim. Most have never even been charged with crimes. Six have been cleared to leave, yet the government has made no efforts to transfer them out of the prison. The military commissions have barely moved forward: they are still unfair, and deny detainees fair-trial rights.  

81] –On Sat., March 6 from 7:30 to 9 PM EST, join a Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America Prince George’s County Labor Working Group meeting.  RSVP HERE FOR ZOOM:  This is a meeting with activists in Amazonians United ( Their presentation will focus on the work they are doing and how we in Maryland can support their organizing efforts. Members if Baltimore DSA will also attend.  Not a DSA member? Consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding scale according to what you feel you can afford: 

82] – Attend a Refugee Shabbat Havdalah on Sat., March 6 at 8 PM ET which will be a Virtual Gathering. Come together with hundreds of fellow refugee advocates and activists across the globe to send out Shabbat with a joyful havdalah service (the service that marks the conclusion of Shabbat). Advance registration is required. RSVP at

83] – 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

84] – 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.

85] – 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.

86] –  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.

87] – 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

88] –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

89] – 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.

90] 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.  

91] -- 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

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

93] -- 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.

94] – 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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