Friday, April 30, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 30 -- May 1, 2021

59] A new China policy that invests in America – April 30

60] Call in for the Green New Deal – April 30

61] Truth, Dissent, & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg – April 30

62] Passport Vaccines – April 30

63] Demilitarize the Budget! April 30

64] White House vigil – April 30

65] Fire Drill Friday – April 30

66] Fighting the oil and gas industry – April 30

67] Peace and justice vigil – April 30

68] Nuclear Monitoring and Verification in North Korea -- April 30

69] Coffee and Conversation May 1

70] Prepare for Baltimore’s John Lewis Day of Action – May 1

71] May Day PRO Act Rally – May 1

72] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – May 1

73] Nuclear Weapons Nowadays – May 1

74] International Workers Day – May 1

75] We Dream in Black Film Screening – May 1

76] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

77] Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh 78] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

79] Ted Glick has written a book

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

81] Two Berrigan Books still in print

82] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

83] Do you need a doctor?

84] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

85] Do you need any book shelves?

86] Join the Global Zero campaign.

87] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


59] – The Economic Policy Institute [] is letting you know about a WEBINAR] Promoting a new China policy that invests in America. One of the featured speakers will be Senator Bob Casey.  The idea is to promote new approaches with China on national security, rebalancing trade, rebuilding manufacturing, and supporting workers both domestically and abroad. Senator Casey will call for a policy framework that supports competition, holds the Chinese government accountable for practices that harm workers and U.S. firms, and will call for investments in America’s communities and children. The remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring EPI President Thea Lee, EPI Senior Economist Robert Scott, and New America’s Director of New Models of Policy Change Heather Hurlburt. This online event will occur on Fri., April 30 from 9 to 10:30 AM ET. Register at

60] – Paris, Sunrise [] invites you to be involved in a National Call-in Day on Fri., April 30 from 10 AM to 9 PM ET.  Picture this: It’s Friday morning and every phone in your representative’s office is ringing off the hook. It’s so persistent that they try to escape the noise by stepping out into the hallway. But the noise only grows louder —The calls aren’t just for them. Every phone in the office of every congressperson in Washington DC is ringing. It’s the sound of you, me, and thousands of others, the people they’re supposed to serve, calling to demand they pass a bold $10 trillion jobs & infrastructure package, including the Green New Deal for Public Housing, Green New Deal for Cities, and the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice. It’s the sound of people who will not go another day being ignored, who will not go another day without a good paying-job or safe, affordable housing. 

  Head to, and type in your information. Make sure to include your zip code so you will be patched in to YOUR representatives. Click the “MAKE THE CALL” button. Make sure you have your phone ready beside you.  Answer the call that comes through on your phone. Read the script that appears on your screen once you are connected; you can also practice here. Feel free to adapt the script as you see fit, personalized messages are always more effective.

61] –Truth, Dissent, & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg will take place on Fri., April 30 at 10 AM through Sat., May 1 at 4:45 PM ET.  Register at  Inspired by Daniel Ellsberg’s vast collection of personal papers, recently acquired by University of Massachusetts Special Collections and University Archives, this free online conference brings together more than two dozen distinguished historians, journalists, activists, whistleblowers, and former policymakers on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Ellsberg’s leak of the Pentagon Papers. In a keynote address by Daniel Ellsberg and seven roundtable discussions, presenters will explore the major issues that have engaged Ellsberg’s life: the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, antiwar resistance, the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, whistleblowing, and the wars of the 21st century. The plenary panel is an historic conversation between Ellsberg and fellow whistleblower Edward Snowden, moderated by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.

62] – Physicians for Human Rights [] would like you to attend Vaccine Passports: Equity and Human Rights Considerations on Fri., April 30 at 11 AM ET. Are “vaccine passports” helpful or harmful, from a public health, ethics, and human rights perspective? The conversation will be moderated by Max Hadler, MA, MPH, PHR’s COVID-19 senior policy expert.  The panel discussion will include Arthur Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at New York University Grossman School of Medicine and the founding head of the division of medical ethics at NYU Langone Health.  RSVP at,E64M,1TO2EP,1HDIZ,1. Submit questions for consideration to

63] – Yasmeen from Beyond the Bomb [] wants to alert you to a rally on Fri., April 30 at noon ET in Washington, DC to Demilitarize the Budget!  Each year, about two-thirds of the United States' budget is spent on militarized responses to problems—including nuclear weapons, the Pentagon, abusive immigration enforcement, and policing. President Biden just announced his intention to pledge $753 billion for military spending. Together, on April 30th, call on Congress to move our money out of militarism and into communities! $753 billion is an increase even over Trump era military spending and cannot stand. This money could have had a transformative impact on things that would actually make our communities healthy, safe, and strong—like education, universal health care, or peacebuilding. Register at

64] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., April 30 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

65] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants you to participate in Fire Drill Friday on April 30 at 2 PM ET. Keep fossil fuels in the ground. Hear from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a climate leader who recently introduced the Keep It in the Ground Act with a goal to completely end new fossil fuel leases on our federal lands and waters. RSVP on Zoom at

66] – On Earth Day, the Biden Administration continued their call for the U.S. to be a climate leader, yet the oil and gas industry is putting this leadership at risk.  On Fri., April 30 at 3 PM ET, join the Sierra Club and frontline leaders to connect with communities fighting the oil and gas industry and learn more about what we can all do to stop this harm. In the midst of falling fossil fuel demand in the U.S., the oil and gas industry is trying to expand to new markets by exporting oil and gas overseas. Oil and gas projects in our communities cause serious pollution and risk our waterways when fossil fuels are extracted, transported, and used in our homes and in industrial sites around the world. We need leadership who will put a stop to this scheme and stand up for our communities' health and safety, and the climate. Sign up at

67] -- 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 April 30. 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

68] – On Fri., April 30 at 7 PM, tune in to Nuclear Monitoring and Verification in North Korea [Online], sponsored by the National Committee on North Korea. Mark Schanfein, Idaho National Laboratory, will address the issue.  Sign up at 

69] –Get with Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore City/County on Sat., May 1 from 11 AM to 1 PM EDT. Chat about politics, progressive issues, or whatever's on your mind on Zoom. Register at

70] – Join an Art Build for Baltimore’s John Lewis Day of Action, scheduled for May 8, in person at The Church of the Holy Nativity, 4238 Pimlico Road, Baltimore 21215 at 11 AM on Sat., May 1 to make signs and banners. Materials will be provided. There is both indoor and outdoor work space, and necessary precautions will be taken.

  Help plan the Baltimore John Lewis Day of Action, scheduled for May 8.  Meet via Zoom on Sat., May 1 at 7:30 PM ET and Mon., May 3 at 7:30 PM ET to discuss logistics of the Votercade and “mini-rallies,” the program/press conference at the Park, and relations with members of Congress. Shannon Sneed will attend this event on behalf of Sen. Van H, and Rep. Mfume is considering it. Sen. Cardin’s office offered to send a video from the Senator himself or a representative. There are two ways to join Saturday’s and Monday’s teleconferences. Dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID of 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or join by Zoom at

71] – There is a May Day PRO Act Rally in Old Town Alexandria on Sat., May 1 at 11:30 AM EDT.  Get over to Windmill Hill Park, 500 South Lee Street, Alexandria. The PRO Act is historic legislation that will put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions. The bill will completely change labor law as we know it and shift power away from CEOs to workers. Our Revolution will be hosting a rally in support of the PRO Act!  Sign up at

72] – On Sat., May 1 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

73] –  Tune in to Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do on Sat., May 1 at 1 PM ET. Sign up for this Online Event at  This FREE 4-session course is informative and fascinating!  Sign up now to take it either in MAY or in JULY 2021 (your choice of Tuesdays or Saturdays in either month). We use Zoom video, so people

The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons remain a threat to the world.  Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new cold war,” so now the “Doomsday Clock” is the closest to midnight it has ever been, since it was devised in 1953.  Also, the U.S. is spending more on nuclear weapons than ever before – even more than at the peak of the Cold War! Go far beyond “doom and gloom” and actually empower people to support the solutions. Each session will be two hours.

74] – On Sat., May 1, May Day - International Workers Day, BUST RACISM - NOT UNIONS.  Join a Car Caravan & March starting at 1 PM at 2011 N. Charles Street.  The rally will end at 3 PM at City Hall for a United Workers Assembly at Gay & E. Fayette Sts.  SIGN UP ON FACEBOOK Visit  or call 410-218-4835.

75] – The National Domestic Workers Alliance [] is inviting you to the We Dream in Black Film Screening of Chèche Lavi, a lyrical portrait of two Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border on Sat., May 1 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at

76] –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

77] – 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.

78] – 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.

79] –  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.

80] – 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

81] –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

82] – 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.

83] 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.  

84] -- 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

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

86] -- 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.

87] – 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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 29, 2021

48] The Redistricting Process – April 29

49] No First Use – April 29

50] Food Rescue at the Dovecote CaféApril 29

51] Montgomery County Budget Team Meeting – April 29

52] When We Organize, We Win April 29

53] Solar Co-op Session – April 29

54] Net Zero Project – April 29

55] Militarism & Climate Change – April 29

56] District 39 - Post-Session Legislator Town Hall -- April 29

57] The American Jobs Plan April 29

58] A Nation in TransitionApril 29


48] – The League of Women Voters will shine a light on the redistricting process.  Join this virtual kick-off rally at 10 AM ET on Thurs., April 29, hosted by League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase. Then, join Leagues around the nation to increase public awareness and engagement in the redistricting process.  Register at

49] –Unfold Zero [] is reminding us of a webinar on Thurs., April 29 at 11:15 AM ET: Time for No-First-Use policies in the USA, NATO and globally.  On April 15, 2021, Rep. Adam Smith (Chair of the US House Armed Services Committee) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (member of the US Senate Armed Services Committee), introduced the No First Use Act to establish in law that the United States policy is to not use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare first. This is one of a number of initiatives to advance No-First-Use (NFU) policies in the US, other nuclear armed states and in countries under nuclear alliance with the USA (NATO countries, Japan. South Korea and Australia). The adoption of such policies could help considerably to lower the risk of nuclear war and pave the way for nuclear disarmament.

The webinar on April 29 will bring together experts from the USA, other nuclear-armed states and key allied countries to discuss the proposals and possibilities for the adoption of NFU policies by the USA and around the world. The event is co-sponsored by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Peace Depot Japan, People for Nuclear Disarmament, PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Security and the World Future Council. Thomas Countryman (USA), Chair of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors and former United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation, will be one of the speakers. Register at

50] – Thursdays in Reservoir Hill at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., will continue through May 27 from 4 to 5 PM.  This event is supervised by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

51] – Molly Amster, JUFJ [] is telling us about a Montgomery County Budget Team Meeting on Thurs., April 29 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET.  Join the Montgomery County team and discuss Jews United for Justice's priorities for the 2022 Montgomery County Budget and how to advocate for them effectively! You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

52] – The Progressive Caucus Action Fund [] tells us that When We Organize, We Win.  People power is delivering real relief for our families and a more just and resilient future. Celebrate Progressive Wins in the First 100 Days, and hear from Representative Pramila Jayapal, Representative Ayanna Pressley, Representative Grace Meng, Representative Marie Newman, Ai-jen Poo, Maurice Mitchell, LaTosha Brown, Nsé Ufot, Alex Gomez, Danielle Atkinson, Rosalba Pérez, and Alan Barber!  RSVP at for the event on Thurs., April 29 at 4 PM ET.

53] – Kimberly at Solar United Neighbors [] says now is the time for you and your neighbors to go solar! Join a session on Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM - a Solar Co-op Session.  Visit

54] –  On Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM ET, via Zoom, continue observing Earth Week, and learn about the Net Zero America Project, an influential study that outlines five pathways by which the United States could achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Hear from Dr. Steve Pacala, a Princeton University researcher for the project. He has been cited extensively by The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Atlantic, The Hill, Scientific American, NPR, and many other national news sources. This project is at the forefront of planning the transition to a carbon-neutral future. Net Zero America is an exciting example of the brainpower and teamwork required to take significant action in the face of a worsening climate catastrophe. Only because of such leadership and advocacy can we continue to pressure local and federal government to act immediately to lessen the impacts of climate change, as demonstrated by President Biden's commitment to cutting U.S. emissions in half by 2030.  Pre-registration is required. Go to

55] – World BEYOND War [] wants you to attend on Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM ET a webinar Militarism & Climate Change: Disaster in Progress. Both anti-war and climate movements are fighting for justice and life for all people on a livable planet. It's increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other. No climate justice, no peace, no planet. Join in for a webinar on the intersections between climate justice and anti-war movements. Addressing the climate crisis is at odds with Canada's current plans to increase military expenditures astronomically, and sign contracts for the purchase of 88 new bomber jets and Canada's first fleet of unmanned armed drones. Not to mention Canada's growing role as a major global arms dealer and weapons manufacturer. Register at

56] – Molly Amster, JUFJ [] is alerting us to a District 39 - Post-Session Legislator Town Hall on Thurs., April 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. The District 39 State Delegation is holding a call to discuss where things are after Sine Die, the end of the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session. This is for District 39 Jews United for Justice to participate in this meeting and to ask questions about priorities. Questions have been crafted for participants to ask.  There is also a sign up created by District 39 legislators and the Zoom link will be generated based on that sign up form. Please indicate below if you want to register yourself for the legislators' Zoom using this link or if you want JUFJ staff to sign up on your behalf. Go to

57] – Maya @ Strong Future Maryland [] wants you to know about a virtual event hosted by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) on Thurs., April 29 at 7 PM. In March, Biden called on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which would achieve 100% clean electricity nationwide by 2035. It’s an exciting prospect, but what does it mean for Maryland, and how do we get Congress to pass it? Senators Cardin and Van Hollen will be joined by Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, SFM founder John B. King, and Brian Schwartz of Johns Hopkins University to discuss the possibilities.  Register at   

58] – Solar United Neighbors [] wants you to attend a film screening and conversation on Thurs., April 29 at 7:30 PM ET. The second installment of the Current Revolution series, A Nation in Transition, focuses on the closure of the Navajo Generating Station—the West’s largest coal-fired power plant—and the Navajo Nation’s efforts to deal with its impacts and embrace renewable energy. After the film, hear from the filmmakers and those featured in the film. They’ll answer your questions and give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Sign up at

To be continued.

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

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 28, 2021

36] The Nuclear Taboo in India and Pakistan -- April 28

37] Wealth and Poverty in Pandemic – April 28

38] Hear from Dave Zirin – April 28

39] Addressing Asian and Asian American Inclusivity – April 28

40] Jim Lawson class on nonviolence – April 28

41] United We Dream wants citizenship and an end to deportations – April 28

42] Dark Money – April 28

43] Navy's Virtual Dog & Pony Show – April 28

44] Interfaith iftar will hosted by the Union Theological Society – April 28

45] Film The Nuns, The Priests and the Bomb – April 28

46] Abolish the Death Penalty April 28

47] Jews United for Justice April 28


36] On Wed., APRIL 28 at 8:30 AM, participate online in 23 Years of Nonuse: Evaluating the Nuclear Taboo in India and Pakistan.  In this South Asian Voices virtual roundtable, experts from India and Pakistan will be in conversation with Dr. Nina Tannenwald on her latest article, “23 Years of Nonuse: Does the Nuclear Taboo Constrain India and Pakistan?” This discussion will examine whether the nonuse of nuclear weapons in South Asia over the past two decades can be attributed to normative concerns and how the nuclear taboo can be strengthened going forward. This is sponsored by the Stimson Center with Sannia Abdullah Close, Stanford University; Manpreet Sethi, Centre for Airpower Studies; and Nina Tannenwald, Brown University. Sign up at

37] – Enough is Enough: Wealth and Poverty in a Pandemic will be discussed on Wed., April 28 from noon to 1 PM online.  Over the past 50 years, the highest-earning 20% of U.S. households have steadily brought in a larger share of the country’s total income. The Pew Research Center reports that, in 2018, households in the top fifth percentile earned 52% of all U.S. income, more than the lower four-fifths combined, according to Census Bureau data. Wealth inequality and income disparity has ballooned to even higher levels during the pandemic, increasing the rates of poverty, unemployment and homelessness.  Join an exploration of the underlying causes of these growing crises and ways we can take action to begin to address this powerful threat to our democracy. Register at

38] – Hear from Dave Zirin about Shut Up and Dribble: Sports, Politics and Progress as part of The Nation conversation on Wed., April 28 at noon ET. One of America’s premiere sports journalists and The Nation’s first sports editor, Zirin is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently the acclaimed Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Join Zirin and Katrina vanden Heuvel in conversation on a range of racial and social justice issues roiling the sports world including the significance of cancelling NBA and MLB games after the police killing of Daunte Wright, Major League Baseball’s rebuke to Brian Kemp’s brazen voter suppression laws in Georgia, the brewing controversy over the Beijing Olympics, the sports media’s dance with misogyny and why and how athletes have become increasingly comfortable taking political stands. Sign up at

39] – The East Asia National Resource Center [] is hosting an event on Wed., April 28 from 12:15 to 2 PM ET called Challenges of the Past, Present, and Future: Addressing Asian and Asian American Inclusivity in Academia, Policy, and the Media. RSVP at

40] – UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong wants you to know that there is a course on Nonviolence with Rev. Lawson, offered every Wednesday at 2 PM ET. See  See this website for f currated resources to Stop Asian Hate:

41] – Luz, United We Dream [] wants you to join a webinar on Wed., April 28 at 3:30 PM ET. Join a protest to demand that Biden and other Democrats deliver on citizenship and stop deportations! Come take action with United We Dream in Farragut Square, 912 17th St. NW, WDC 20006. Sign on at

42] – Team ECU/LAV Action [] explained that Dark money donors work hard to hold on to their undue influence in our democracy because they know big money and voter suppression go hand-in-hand. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is not afraid to take on these powerful special interests, who block action on issues important to Montanans and our country’s future.  Already, dark money groups have announced plans to spend over $40 million to oppose the For the People Act (H.R. 1/ S. 1) and support suppressive voting laws like the ones just signed into law in Georgia and Montana. Join Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund and Senator Jon Tester for a virtual conversation on Wed., April 28 at 4:30 PM ET about restoring our democracy, exposing dark money corruption, and making sure we all have a voice in the process.

43] Pat Elder [] wants you to attend the Navy's Virtual Dog & Pony Show on Wed., April 28 at 6 PM EDT.  The Patuxent River Naval Air Station in St. Mary’s County, Maryland will hold a virtual Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting on the severe contamination of Southern Maryland’s environment with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS) on Microsoft Teams.  Can you show up? The public can join the virtual meeting by clicking on this link Ask penetrating questions and demand clear and concise answers. This article will help to frame the discussion:

44] – Simon Billenness, International Campaign for the Rohingya [] wants you to join an online iftar on Wed., April 28 at 7 PM ET. The interfaith iftar will be hosted by the Union Theological Society and will feature Buddhist leader Alan Senauke of Clear View Project, Kachin-American youth leader Jan Jan Maran of Global Movement for Myanmar Democracy, Imam Catovic of Green Faith and the Green Initiatives of Islamic Society of North America, and Simon Billenness of No Business with Genocide and International Campaign for the Rohingya. Sign up at

45] – John Steinbach [] is inviting you watch the film The Nuns, The Priests & the Bomb on Wed., April 28 at 7 PM.  This is the 4th in an antinuclear film series sponsored by Prevent Nuclear War Maryland & the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area. The film was written and directed by Helen Young. It's a documentary depicting the brave women and men of the Plowshares movement.  Paul Magno and Ellen Barfield will introduce the film & lead a brief discussion afterwards. Join the Zoom Meeting at  The Meeting ID is 894 7887 2737.  Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) or +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC). The Meeting ID is 894 7887 2737.

46] – Fiona Burke, Mass Peace Action [] wants you to join a webinar on Wed., April 28 at 7 PM ET to Abolish the Death Penalty! Register at She is a junior at Framingham High School in Framingham, MA, and will give a presentation about Capital Punishment and what we can do to end it. The high school student began by contacting Death Penalty Action, a well-known abolishment advocacy group, asking what more she could do to support the cause besides signing petitions and making donations. Death Penalty Action has even connected her to several people either on death row now or who were granted clemency, and some of their families. 

47] – There is a Baltimore Action Team Meeting for Jews United for Justice on Wed., April 28 from 7 to 8 PM ET to discuss its ongoing issue campaign work. Share updates for all the local campaigns and brainstorm on how to move the work forward, especially budget advocacy. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

To be continued.

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