Sunday, April 11, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 12 - 13, 2021

20] Poverty is a sin. -- April 12

21] Emergency Election Protection Zoom – April 12

22] Offshore Wind Town Hall – April 12

23] Is Russia truly our enemy? April 12

24] New Year's Eve style celebration of Sine Die – April 12

25] Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony – April 12

26] National Organize to Win Call – April 12

27] How North Korea is Managing Its Economic Crisis – April 13

28] Care Corner Food Pantry April 13

29] Joe Biden: Climate hero? April 13

30] Protest JHU’s weapons research – April 13

31] Perspectives from Havana in a year of COVID and Embargo – April 13

32] Town Hall Climate Justice, Jobs and the Freedom to Thrive April 13

33] Animal Bereavement Support Group – April 13

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20] – Poverty is a sin, and the current federal poverty measure is so outdated we can’t even see the crisis for what it is. Join the Poor People’s Campaign for an online mass meeting on Mon., April 12 at 3 PM ET to hear from poor and low-income people, economists and faith leaders who will challenge the dominant narratives on poverty, a narrative that blames poor people for their situation, frames poverty as a racial issue to undermine multi-racial solidarity, and doesn’t recognize the full 140 million and growing who live in poverty or are one emergency away from poverty. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/moral-monday-poverty-unmeasured?source=direct_link&&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1138279&email_subject=moral-monday-poverty-unmeasured.

21] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] wants you to know PDA and allies are organizing against 250+ racist Jim Crow laws in 43 states, and for S1 and HR4, plus DC Statehood and other pro-democracy reforms. Hear reports on these and other topics on Mon. April 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET as part of the weekly Emergency Election Protection Zooms. Visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp.

22] – Jared Schablein [lowershoreprogressivecaucus@gmail.com] wants you to know about an Offshore Wind Town Hall on Mon., April 12 at 6:30 PM. Hear from The Business Network for Offshore Wind and several local organizations. This town hall will cover the basics of offshore wind, will dispel myths / rumors being circulated, will introduce you to local advocates of offshore wind, and will allow you to ask experts your questions about offshore wind. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqc-qgrTkqEt11SXnnNAk133V6h_7esTUV.

23] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] is inviting you to a webinar on Mon., April 12 from 7 to 8 PM ET, Is Russia truly our enemy? Sign up for this online event at http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/online-event/?emci=c97f3e4b-167a-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=9c5a076a-967a-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=269591.

  Hear from Bruce Gagnon who has been to Russia and Ukraine several times in the last couple of years including leading a delegation of 25 on a study tour of Russia in 2019. The purpose of the tour was to listen, learn, and stand against the constant demonization of Russia by the media across the west. The idea was to build people-to-people bridges between our nations rather than an escalating arms race which could bring us WW III. Again this was noted in the promotion for the event:  "During WW II the Nazi invasion of the former Soviet Union 27 million citizens lost their lives from the fascist attacks and occupation."  This is inaccurate as the Soviet Union invaded Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, parts of Romania and parts of Japan. Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space which he co-founded in 1992.

24] –On Mon., April 12 at 7:30 PM ET through Tues., April 13 at midnight, join Jews United for Justice virtually for a New Year's Eve style celebration of Sine Die, the last day of Maryland's state session! RSVP at https://jufj.org/event/sine-die-2021/ Sine Dayenu 2021.

25] – Beth Schuman of American Friends of Combatants for Peace [beth@afcfp.org] wants you to know that Richard Gere will be part of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony. This is the largest Israeli-Palestinian peace event in history, and will be livestreamed on Tues., April 13 at 1:30 PM ET.  There will be other speakers.  Layla Alshekh lost her young son, Qusay, when soldiers detained her and prevented her from taking him to the hospital for treatment, as he was suffering from breathing difficulties after inhaling tear gas thrown by soldiers near her home.  Tamar Pikes lost her father Michael in the Six Day War before she was born, as well as her older brother, Yonatan, in the Yom Kippur War. Gili Meisler lost his only brother, Giora, in the Yom Kippur War. Muna Abu Sara lost her son Khaled, when a settler intentionally ran him down with his car. Layla, Tamar, Gilli and Muna have been working for years so that tragedies like the ones that befell their families will not happen to others. https://afcfp.org/memorial/?emci=525447bd-718d-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=e4bf1399-6891-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=8142762.

26] – Our Revolution [info@ourrevolution.com] is urging you to get on the National Organize to Win Call on Mon., April 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET. Sen. Jeff Merkley will focus on the For the People Act and the fight against the filibuster. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/993867009 or join Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/493143908744775/.

27] – GW Institute for Korean Studies [gwiks@gwu.edu] announced that on Tues., April 13 from 9 to 10:30 AM there will be a forum How North Korea is Managing Its Economic Crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant effects on public health and has resulted in the disruptions of domestic economics in North Korea. While Pyongyang claims that it has no cases of COVID-19, North Korea has taken extreme precautions, including sealing their border with China; this has crippled their economy. Four experts will assess the pandemic's impact on the economic indicators and the direction of economic policy and suggest the indicators to watch for whether North Korea’s economy is in a major crisis, or if it is muddling through. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-north-korea-economic-forum-tickets-149153659611.

28] – On Tues., April 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM ET, get over to the Care Corner Food Pantry at the Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. This will continue each Tuesday through June 29.  Food bags are available for individuals and families in need. Food bags are first-come, first-served each week.  Volunteers are needed each week to help distribute the food. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49acae2b0-care. All COVID safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and social distancing. 

29] – Mike Tidwell, CCAN Action Fund [info@ccanactionfund.org] is asking this question Joe Biden: Climate hero? Join the discussion on Tues., April 13 at 1 PM ET, hosted by CCAN, the Sierra Club, Evergreen Action, and Green 2.0. ‌ ‌ President Joe Biden unveiled a jaw-dropping, $3 trillion plan to fight climate change and rebuild America. It’s an amazing plan. Standing in Pittsburgh, surrounded by union workers, Biden called on Congress to pass his “American Jobs Plan.” The plan would achieve 100% clean electricity nationwide by 2035. It would invest $100 billion to modernize the grid, $400 billion to incentivize wind and solar, $222 billion for electric vehicle research and charging stations, $10 billion on a “Climate Crisis Corps,” and more. It also calls for equity and justice at every step, with investments in underserved communities like removing lead pipes from every single neighborhood in America. Learn why this plan is an amazing first step. Also learn how we can make the plan even better and get it passed by Congress THIS YEAR.   Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/president-bidens-american-jobs-plan-a-panel-discussion/.

30] – There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email: president@jhu.edu.

31] – Massachusetts Peace Action [info@masspeaceaction.org] is hosting a series of talks Perspectives from Havana in a year of COVID and Embargo on Tuesdays at 6 PM ET starting April 13 and concluding on May 11.  Hear from five leading voices from Cuba in a series of conversations:  1] April 13: From the Perspective of an Economist – Estéban Morales; April 20:  From the Perspective of Science & Healthcare – Luis Montero Cabrera; April 27:  From the Perspective of a Sociologist and Feminist – Marta Nuñez; May 4:  From the Perspective of a Poet and Writer – Nancy Morejón; and May 11:  From the Perspective of the Next Generation -- David Faya.  Each week will start with a short presentation, followed by plenty of time for questions and dialogue.  The discussion will be moderated by Cole Harrison (Massachusetts Peace Action), Sandra Levinson (Center for Cuban Studies), and Gloria Caballero (Latin American Solidarity Coalition of W. Mass).  Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUod-mopzkuEt1r-fMb_UhixOcMdw20ZD9g?emci=10bdaa86-1e93-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=d19c7940-2093-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=269591egister to attend.  (Only one registration is needed for the series). At the close of each session you will be given information and options for action to lift the Sanctions and end the Embargo, as well as ways in which you can get involved with the organizations sponsoring and co-sponsoring the series, or hold events and forums in your own community, institution or organization.

32] – Randi Weingarten [E-activist@action.aft.org] is Inviting you to attend a Town Hall Climate Justice, Jobs and the Freedom to Thrive on Tues., April 13 from 6:45 to 8 PM ET. The passage of Biden’s American Rescue Plan has been a necessary shot in the arm, providing much-needed COVID-19 relief. On top of that, the ideas proposed for rebuilding the economy in the THRIVE Act and Biden’s American Jobs Plan present a historic opportunity to rebuild our economy in a way that benefits workers and families.  You can be part of a conversation with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan; actress, author and climate activist Jane Fonda; and Sunrise Movement Executive Director Varshini Prakash and other speakers.  Sign up https://www.mobilize.us/aft/event/380066/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-youre-invited-climate-justice-jobs-and-the-freedom-to-thrive&email_referrer=email_1136357&email_subject=youre-invited-climate-justice-jobs-and-the-freedom-to-thrive.

33] – On Tues., April 13 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with the Animal Bereavement Support Group at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136. This will continue each Tuesday, through August 3. See https://www.facebook.com/BMOREHUMANE/.  The loss of an animal can be a devastating blow. Our friends are often loved as a member of our family, and we believe their passing should be treated with the same respect. RSVP to vvanhof@bmorehumane.org. 

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Economics of War and Peace and the City of Baltimore/Khanna Criticizes Biden for Proposing Pentagon Budget Larger Than Trump's

 Friends,

   Economics of War and Peace and the City of Baltimore takes place on Sat., April 10 from 2 to 4 PM EST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-economics-of-peace-and-the-city-of-baltimore-tickets-149443324005. Ellen Brown and Walt McRee from the Public Banking Institute and Alanna Hartzok, Earth Rights Institute, will focus on how the war system grows out of inequities and injustice in our land tenure, tax and money systems. They will then consider how the City of Baltimore can bounce back to prosperity by building a peace and justice economy. This unprecedented conversation will consider how fundamental reforms of the land, tax and banking system can revive Baltimore's economy to better enable the production of affordable housing, high quality locally grown food, and sufficient public finance to pay for parks, schools, libraries, transportation and other needed public goods and services. Respondents are as follows: David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, Jean L. Athey, Executive Director, Maryland Peace Action and Michael Brennan, Board Member, Public Banking Institute. The sponsors are the Henry George School of Social Science and the International Union for Land Value Taxation.  Call (212) 889-8020 or go to https://www.hgsss.org/. Kagiso, Max   

 Friday, April 09, 2021

 Khanna Criticizes Biden for Proposing Pentagon Budget Larger Than Trump's

"It's disappointing that President Biden would propose a budget of $715 billion for the Pentagon."

 Jake Johnson, staff writer

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 Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is seen on the House steps of the Capitol during votes on Friday, December 4, 2020.

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is seen on the House steps of the Capitol during votes on Friday, December 4, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)

Congressman Ro Khanna of California was the first House Democrat to speak out Friday against President Joe Biden's request for a $715 billion Pentagon budget for Fiscal Year 2022, an increase from the current $704 billion level approved under former President Donald Trump.

"At a time when his own Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, recently criticized a federal budget that is basically 'military and pensions' without building our productivity capability here at home, it's disappointing that President Biden would propose a budget of $715 billion for the Pentagon, an increase of 1.6% over Trump's $704 billion budget, instead of working toward returning to the Obama-Biden era spending levels," Khanna said in a statement.

While applauding Biden's proposed elimination of the overseas contingency operations (OCO) account—an off-budget war funding pool that critics have decried as a "slush fund"—Khanna said he is "concerned that this budget will likely include other wasteful spending," such as money for new intercontinental ballistic missiles pushed by the powerful weapons lobby.

"We need a fundamental shift in how we address national security issues and invest in climate action and pandemic response," said Khanna, the deputy whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. "Those are the issues impacting the security of the American people and will keep Americans safer than spending billions on more deadly weapons."

In total, Biden's FY2022 budget outline calls for $753 billion in overall military spending—including $715 billion for the Pentagon—and $769 billion for non-defense [sic] federal departments.

The Biden administration's document does not detail where it wants to send the $38 billion in military spending not earmarked for the Pentagon, but Defense [sic] News reported that "a large chunk of that is traditionally tied up in the National Nuclear Security Administration, a semiautonomous agency within the Energy Department that handles nuclear warheads."

On Friday afternoon, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) joined Khanna in criticizing the president's first budget proposal, which came after progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups urged Biden to push for substantial cuts to out-of-control Pentagon spending.

"A proposed increase of $13 billion in defense [sic] spending is far too much," Pocan said in a statement. "We cannot build back better if the Pentagon's budget is larger than it was under Donald Trump."

"We recognize that non-defense [sic] spending has a proposed 16% increase, versus the 1.7% increase in defense [sic] spending," the Wisconsin Democrat added. "But increased spending on the Pentagon on fraud, waste, and zero accountability is still just that, and takes away from funding that could be spent on other people-centric policies like healthcare, education, and housing."

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"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 11 - 12, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 11 - 12, 2021

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com

If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Volunteer with a Catholic Worker house  

5] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

6] Free Prakash Churaman  

7] House cleaner needed

8] Ellen Campbell may lose her house.

9] Offer your opinion on what to do with the Baltimore harbor.

10] Spring Festival – April 11

11] Good Jobs for All April 11

12] Frederick County Progressives meeting – April 11

13] Healing, Helping and Building Resilience April 11

14] Sunrise Baltimore Orientation – April 11

15] Healthcare Town Hall – April 11

16] Climate Justice & Planetary Health April 11

17] Pentagon Peace Vigil – April 12

18] Watch Party in Montgomery County – April 12

19] Food Rescue – April 12

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1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] - Suzanne Fontanesi and Jeff Ross are in the beginning stages of renovating the basement of their house for purposes of bringing in a volunteer (targeting young adults in discernment mode), starting next fall. They are trying to grow a Catholic Worker House in Irvington (West Baltimore). In a nutshell, there is a lot that a volunteer could do in that neighborhood/Baltimore, in addition to prayer and daily community living and in addition to plugging into all the good work that people are already doing in and around Baltimore (and beyond).  If you think you might know of anyone who might be interested in starting a conversation with them about becoming such a volunteer/community member, please contact Jeff/Suzanne at 443-690-6872.

5] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

6] – Prakash Churaman was 15 when he was arrested and accused of murdering his best friend. NYPD detective Barry Brown coerced him into making a false confession over the course of hours in an interrogation room. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by Judge Kenneth Holder, a former prosecutor. That conviction was overturned this summer and now for the first time he has a chance to come home if money can be raised for his bail. Here is the link to a video which tells his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FStlvKjTt4&t=7s. Here is the link to GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/freeprakashchuraman and another one to a petition: https://www.change.org/p/freeprakashchuraman.

7] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

8] –   Ellen Campbell may lose her house in Waverly due to a tax sale.  If you would like to donate, there is a Go Fund Me account. Contact Cindy at farquhar.cindy7 at Gmail dot com.

9] – Joby Taylor [mailto:jtaylo14@umbc.edu] is looking for your response to an opinion piece he co-authored in The Baltimore Sun -- Re-imagining the Inner Harbor: Opinion piece in Baltimore Sun. So many responses have been in a spirit that seeks a radical re-centering of people in Baltimore, with racial and economic equity as a guiding light. In addition to the perspectives you may have already shared, share any ideas for the Harbor through a Google Form with five short questions.  Click on this link to access the Reimagining Baltimore's Inner Harbor Google Form -- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD1K4GPk0Rrcgh6uz_WIUwRQZpJo9AOAzL_NdFopXLfGGEUw/viewform, and submit anything you’d like to share by April 10 (ideally).  

10] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., April 11, get with the “Spring Festival.”  This Easter, come celebrate the arrival of spring in humanist style with poetry, music, and communal gathering on Zoom!  Hugh Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU). He will lead the celebration. Email PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for INFORMATION.

11] – The Montgomery County SUNRISE chapter and Chesapeake Climate Action Network are holding a rally to demand Good Jobs for All on Sun., April 11 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring 20910. RSVP at https://chesapeakeclimate.org/event/sunrise-silver-spring-action-to-demand-good-jobs-for-all/.

12] – The Frederick County Progressives are holding their monthly meeting on Sun., April 11 at 1:30 PM. The FCP has plenty of ways for new members to get involved involving deep canvassing efforts in the near future and build power surrounding the upcoming city elections in 2021 and wider elections coming up in 2022. FCP meetings are held the second Sunday every month. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvd--tqzorHtHEax6o-7qNzAzx7KpZI8pG?emci=0abcd1b6-4996-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=5c9fd570-5496-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=136680.

13] – Healing, Helping and Building Resilience is a 2021 Interfaith Climate Summit on Sun., April 11 from 2 to 4 PM as an Online Event.  Heal together in this event, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.  Contact vernon@climatecrew.org. Visit http://masspeaceaction.org/event/healing-helping-and-building-resilience/?emci=da028b6c-1385-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=39a89e2a-8a85-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=269591.

14] – Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [general@sunrisemovementbaltimore.org] wants to invite you, on Sun., April 11 from 2 to 4 PM, to a Sunrise Baltimore Orientation.  Are you new to Sunrise or looking to learn more about the Sunrise Movement Baltimore? Meet other Sunrise Movement Baltimore members, learn how to plan to win, and how you can help make it happen! Sign up here! https://www.mobilize.us/sunrisemovement/event/381194/?emci=55613f5d-2896-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=f7103111-2996-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=177631.

15] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] is inviting you to attend the Progressive Democrats of America's Healthcare Emergency Town Hall on Sun., April 11 at 4 PM ET. This is another in the weekly series of town halls to address COVID 19 and to help make America a healthier place for all in general as the new Medicare for All Act of 2021 is live!  Hear from Drs. David Cohen, Ph.D., laboratory researcher, and Henry Broeska, Ph.D., health systems analyst, for another frank discussion of “All Things Vaccines, Part 3.” Parts 1 and 2 were phenomenally popular, so join us to get all of the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccines, and bring your questions and observations with you to share. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.

16] –Planetary health and stopping pandemics have more in common than you might think! Join the ninth Right to Health Web-in: “Climate Justice & Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic" on Sun., April 11 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET. Did you know that deforestation is the largest cause of emerging disease outbreaks? Or that spillover of new diseases from animals to humans is happening so fast, that we can expect COVID-the sequel in the next 10-15 years? Sign up at https://www.r2haction.org/climate-justice?link_id=3&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-climate-justice-planetary-health-stopping-the-next-pandemic-2&email_referrer=email_1130526___subject_1512010&email_subject=rsvp-to-climate-justice-planetary-health-stopping-the-next-pandemic. Email lauren.mccormick@r2haction.org.

17] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is April 12 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.  

18] – With Jews United for Justice join a Watch Party in the Montgomery County Council’s Budget Work Session on Mon., April 12 from 9:15 to 11:30 AM ET.  During the work session, the County's Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) and Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee (PHED) will discuss the proposed FY22 budget's funding of rental assistance and homelessness supports. You will receive a personalized Zoom link via a separate email after you RSVP at https://jufj.org/event/fy22-worksession-hhs-phed/?emci=fcff77d7-ff96-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=1ec8ad72-e897-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=3403859.

19] – On Mon., April 12  from noon to 1:30 PM EST, participate in Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 North Eutaw St., Baltimore.  This Food Rescue will continue until Mon., Apr. 26. Food Rescue Baltimore is proud to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring free vegan and plant-based food to the community. Bring a bag, take what you want, while supplies last. #KeepItFreshDay #MeatlessMonday. See https://www.facebook.com/The-Land-of-Kush-102096254517153.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Friday, April 9, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 9 - 11, 2021

59] Global Just Recovery Gathering – April 9 - 11

60] Mark Colville to be sentenced – April 9

61] White House vigil – April 9

62] Why Ethical Governance is the Backbone of Democracy – April 9

63] Federal Renewable Energy Commission (FREC) – April 9

64] Jane Fonda with Jay Inslee – April 9

65] Climate Solutions Now Act ASAP April 9

66] Urge the Senate to enact the For the People Act April 9

67] Peace and justice vigil – April 9

68] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – April 10

69] Vote for OR candidates – April 10

70] Care Can’t Wait Summit – April 10

71] Student Debt Help Workshop – April 10

72] Climate and Militarism – April 10

73] Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism – April 10

74] Economics of War and Peace in Baltimore April 10

75] Harlem Park Community Canvass April 10

76] Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series – April 10

77] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

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

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

80] Ted Glick has written a book

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

82] Two Berrigan Books still in print

83] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

84] Do you need a doctor?

85] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

86] Do you need any book shelves?

87] Join the Global Zero campaign.

88] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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59] – Bill McKibben - 350.org [350@350.org] wants you to  ‌attend the Global Just Recovery Gathering — three days of free, online, brass tacks education.  Build energy for real action as we come out of the pandemic. Given the speed with which scientists say we must work, this may be the last high-leverage moment for huge change. You’ve seen some promising initial signs with things like the Biden plan for green infrastructure — but we need more, we need it everywhere, and we need it fast. The Gathering goes from Friday, April 9 though Sunday, April 11. Register at https://justrecoverygathering.org/?akid=147171.3179928.90i3V-&rd=1&t=5#register.

60] – On Fri., April 9 at 10 AM ET, tune into the sentencing of Mark Colville, the last Kings Bay Plowshares 7 defendant to be sentenced.  “The taproot of violence in our society today is our intention to use nuclear weapons. Once we have agreed to that, all other evil is minor in comparison. Until we squarely face the question of our consent to use nuclear weapons, any hope of large scale improvement of public morality is doomed to failure.”  Rev. Richard McSorley, S.J.

  It’s almost a year and a half now since the Kings Bay Plowshares trial ended in Georgia. Due to ongoing COVID concerns, Mark decided to opt for a hearing by video conference with the advantage that the public can listen in on the proceedings. Dial 1-888-684-8852, enter the call access code 2296092 and enter the security code 1234 or dial 1-888-684-8852, enter the call access code 8878734 and enter the security code 1234. If one isn't working or overloaded, try the other access code. You should be muted, but if not, mute.

61] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., April 9 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

62] – Attend Why Ethical Governance is the Backbone of Democracy, a Virtual Training hosted by Declaration for American Democracy Coalition on Fri., April 9 from 1 to 2 PM EDT. This session takes attendees through the corruption-fighting provisions of the For the People Act, offers perspectives from grassroots activism on ethics, explains how these policies would help strengthen and protect Black and brown political power, and highlights why we are facing a historical moment for building a truly representative and accountable government. SIGN UP WITH DECLARATION FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY COALITION at HTTPS://WWW.MOBILIZE.US/PFAW/EVENT/381925/. Email pfaw@pfaw.org.

63] – There are big changes at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) now that Richard Glick has been named chair. Forty three years after Congress ordered FERC to create the Office of Public Participation, efforts are being made to fund and create the OPP at FERC. FERC is giving new attention to environmental justice and climate movement criticism, holding listening sessions and conferences seeking insight into how FERC can chart a new course. Since 2014 Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) has been a staunch opponent of FERC as a rubber stamping agency for the fossil fuel industry. These changes are welcome, but can it be reformed from within? BXE has long campaigned for the creation of the Federal Renewable Energy Commission (FREC). 

  In 1977 FERC was created by Congress due to “growing doubts about the effectiveness” of FERC’s 1920s predecessor the FPC. The time has come to likewise dismantle FERC, and to replace it with an institution with a clear climate mandate rooted in the issues of the 21st century. Come to the FREC Summit via Zoom on Fri., April 10 from 1 to 5 PM EDT. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6dtQCVn2JIDiM_WEU4cfzrfWrIvlgpnax1tyCO-XEqsYP4A/viewform.

64] – Jane Fonda with Greenpeace [info@greenpeaceusa.org] will be joined by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on this Fire Drill Friday, April 9 at 2 PM ET. Learn about the power that individual states have to act on climate, and how it differs from the federal government.  RSVP on Zoom at https://greenpeace.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616155888579/WN_Q8s7puEKRuu4DJxBGU-qNg?emci=a8d25639-9598-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=a9d25639-9598-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=1705696. Or RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/523969225670464/?emci=a8d25639-9598-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=a9d25639-9598-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=1705696.

Inslee was in Congress previous to being elected governor. He co-wrote a book, "Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean-Energy Economy," about a national program to fight climate change through clean energy innovation and job-creation. As governor, Jay's top priority is growing Washington's innovative industries such as clean energy. Greenpeace supporters may also recall that Inslee was the first 2020 presidential candidate to release a detailed plan to phase out oil, gas, and coal production and hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in creating the climate crisis.

65] – Join a Baltimore SUNRISE rally on Fri., April 9 at 3 PM in Lawyers Mall, Annapolis to demand that our legislators pass the strongest version of the Climate Solutions Now Act ASAP!  There are only a couple days left in the session (ends Monday) so join the rally. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/761567898056097/?emci=911323bd-b798-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=3c7b9601-b998-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=177631.

66] – The House passed HR 1, the For the People Act, originally introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes. S.1, its companion bill, is now being considered in the Senate.  It it becomes law, it would help shift our democracy into one that is truly of, by and for the people, with the following results: Reduce the influence of big money in politics, Make voting simpler, safer and fairer, and Hold public officials accountable.  The need to transform our political system is more urgent now than ever as states have introduced over 350 bills to restrict voting access since the 2020 elections, and as corporations and wealthy interests pay top dollar to influence elections and drown out the voices of everyday voters. The For the People Act is a landmark bill that will expand and protect the freedom to vote, end partisan and racial gerrymandering, rid politics of dark money, and restore transparency and accountability to our government.

Get Money Out/Maryland is the lead organizer with many other groups including Maryland Peace Action and the Baltimore Nonviolence Center urging the Senate to immediately enact the For the People Act.  Otherwise, big money will continue to defeat grassroots movements like ours and voter suppression laws will multiply. Call Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s office at 202-224-4654 and then call Sen. Ben Cardin’s office at 202-224-4524.  Ask them to work actively in the caucus to amend the rules to pass the For the People Act.  Finally, come to a rally on Fri., April 9 at 4 PM in Towson at the corner of York Road and Fairmount Ave. or at 4:30 PM at South Charles and Lombard Streets outside the office of Senator Ben Cardin. Demonstrate to show that the people of Maryland are demanding true democracy. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

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 9. From 6 to 6:30 PM strategize. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email homewoodfriends@gmail.com 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/311508100243529/?event_time_id=311508113576861.3&akid=18263%2E3302379%2Ez6bJVQ.

68] – On Sat., April 10 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 https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.

69] – The Elections Committee [elections@ourrevolutionmd.com] is informing us that Our Revolution Maryland is holding its 2021 State Operating Committee Election Meeting.  All current members - including all ORMD recurring donors - are eligible to vote. If you are not a current member, you can join by clicking here https://ourrevolutionmd.com/choose-your-home-chapter/?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-our-revolution-maryland-2021-soc-election-2nd-notice&email_referrer=email_1130665&email_subject=our-revolution-maryland-2021-soc-election-meeting. There is no contribution requirement.

The five statewide SOC officers are: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Organizing Director, and Member at-Large. There is a candidates' meeting on Sat., April 10 at noon ET. This is your opportunity to meet them and ask questions regardless of whether you are a member. RSVP to the meeting here. https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/381928/?link_id=2&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-our-revolution-maryland-2021-soc-election-2nd-notice&email_referrer=email_1130665&email_subject=our-revolution-maryland-2021-soc-election-meeting.  Ballots will be mailed to all Members on Monday, April 12, and must be returned by Wednesday, April 21. The Elections Committee will then count the ballots and announce the results on Friday, April 23.

70] –  The National Domestic Workers Alliance [info@email.domesticworkers.org] is inviting you to the #CareCantWait Summit with Nancy Pelosi on Sat., April 10 at noon ET. Care workers and caregivers will share their incredibly human experience of caring for another person and explore how we can seize this historic opportunity to invest in a care infrastructure that works for everyone. RSVP at https://www.carecantwait.org/?sourceid=1073874&emci=2c3aa3d2-b697-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=0bf82380-d397-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=204641. American families are in crisis. In 2020 more than 2.3 million women left the labor force, more than 600,000 of whom were Black and 618,000 of whom were Latina. In 12 short months we lost generations of economic gains for women when the need to care for children and loved ones forced them out of the workforce.

71] – Natalia Abrams via MoveOn [reply@petitions.moveon.org] wants you to attend a Student Debt Help Workshop on Sat., April 10 at 1 PM ET.  The Biden Administration has promised significant reform, but the details of their plan have not yet been released. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hsx9n3zvTWGgDFMoe7EyWA. In a hopeful sign, President Biden directed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to prepare a memo exploring the president’s power to forgive up to $50,000 in student debt. The White House hopes to have an answer within weeks. At Student Debt Crisis, the group’s position is that the executive branch does have this power.

72] – Climate & Militarism: Underlying Structure will happen on Sat., April 10 from 1 to 3 PM ET.  The 2nd of a 4-part teach-in series on Climate and Militarism: Nick Rabb of Sunrise Boston and the Mass Peace Action Peace & Climate Working Group will lead a discussion about the societal structures that lead to the issues, including the military-industrial complex, the history of policing, and post-war global politics.  The U.S. is perhaps the most violent empire in history. Its tentacles stretch to almost all corners of the world, and it concerns itself with maintaining supremacy at very high costs. Yet, we in the core of empire rarely see it for what it is. Therefore, we also fail to see how U.S. militarism is deeply intertwined with the U.S. role in the climate crisis. Fully addressing the crisis cannot be done until militarism is understood and dismantled. Register at bit.ly/climate-militarism-teachin!

73] – The Study/Action Group: Authoritarianism and Right-wing Nationalism will meet on Sat., April 10 from 2 to 3:30 PM ET. This group meets on Zoom on the second Saturday of each month to study and discuss authoritarianism and the US far right and how progressives should deal with these issues.  Discuss sociologist Arlie Hochschild’s Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.   Hochschild made 10 trips to southwestern Louisiana from 2011 to 2016 to delve into her “keen interest in how life feels to people on the right — that is, in the emotion that underlies politics. To understand their emotions,” she writes, “I had to imagine myself in their shoes.” She interviewed some 60 people, including 40 professed tea party supporters, visiting their homes, communities and workplaces. Register at http://masspeaceaction.org/event/study-action-group-strangers-in-own-land/.

74] – Economics of War and Peace and the City of Baltimore takes place on Sat., April 10 from 2 to 4 PM EST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-economics-of-peace-and-the-city-of-baltimore-tickets-149443324005. Ellen Brown and Walt McRee from the Public Banking Institute and Alanna Hartzok, Earth Rights Institute, will focus on how the war system grows out of inequities and injustice in our land tenure, tax and money systems. They will then consider how the City of Baltimore can bounce back to prosperity by building a peace and justice economy. This unprecedented conversation will consider how fundamental reforms of the land, tax and banking system can revive Baltimore's economy to better enable the production of affordable housing, high quality locally grown food, and sufficient public finance to pay for parks, schools, libraries, transportation and other needed public goods and services. Respondents are as follows: David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War, Jean L. Athey, Executive Director, Maryland Peace Action and Michael Brennan, Board Member, Public Banking Institute. The sponsors are the Henry George School of Social Science and the International Union for Land Value Taxation.  Call (212) 889-8020 or go to  https://www.hgsss.org/.   

75] – Maryland Poor People's Campaign Baltimore Region [baltimore@mdpoorpeoplescampaign.org] is holding an outreach day with a Harlem Park Community Canvass. Bring a mask, a hand sanitizer and maybe a garden tool or two. Engage with the folks of Harlem Park in inner West Baltimore to discuss their needs in the face of calls for massive demolition, COVID inequities and eviction, and the exciting possibilities of Hope Garden and its youth and environmental programs.

  On Sat., April 10, gather at 4 PM in Hope Garden at 1314 Harlem Avenue, Baltimore. After introductions, you will get a brief training on the questions and the asks to take, in teams, to neighbors.  Return together by 6 PM to debrief and celebrate in the park—where there will also be music, gardening tasks and craft projects.   Rumor has it that there will also be pizza (more sanitizer) and a great vegan red lentil soup to enjoy.  Sign up at bit.ly/MDPPCAPRIL10.

76] – The Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series continues on Sat., April 10 from 7:30 to 9 PM with Anna Deavere Smith’s play, “Notes from the Field” on the school-to-prison pipeline. Watch the film and join in for a panel discussion with activists in transformative justice.  The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project is a call to action. It draws attention to youth who, as a consequence of racism and lack of resources, are vulnerable to becoming embroiled in cycles of incarceration. When Smith was made aware of what is described as “the school to prison pipeline,” she set out to conduct more than 250 interviews about race, inequality, and disciplinary practices across the U.S. and wrote a one-woman play, Notes From The Field.  Register at https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/3142275.

 The link for the film is at https://youtu.be/SWNhC4eSzQU. Unfortunately there is a charge of $2.99(SD) or $3.99(HD) to see the film, even on YouTube.  It is free on HBO for those who have a subscription. The link for HBO is https://www.hbo.com/movies/notes-from-the-field.

77] – 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 -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

   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 president@jhu.edu.

78] – 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 Amazon.com. 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.

79] – 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 mozela9@comcast.net. 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.

80] –  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: https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1093 and click 'Add to Cart'. In the coupon code area be sure to put: Burglar to get the discount.

81] – Check out a New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic: A Memoir by Fred L. Pincus,” now available from Adelaide Books (https://adelaidebooks.org/collections/latest-releases/products/confessions-of-a-radical-academic) 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 www.fredlpincus.com.

82] –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: https://wipfandstock.com/fighting-the-lamb-s-war.html.  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 https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/view/7094/uncommon-martyrs.

83] – 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 https://www.ndm.edu/lin-romano-peace-and-justice-scholarship 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.

84] Yousef Zarbalian [mailto:yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  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.  

85] -- 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 comcast.net.

86] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

87] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.

88] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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