Friday, April 16, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 16 - 18, 2021

59] Vote for OR candidates – through April 21

60] Learn from the HIV/AIDS crisis April 16

61] Organizing 2.0. April 16 - 17

62] Inter-Korean Peace and Unification – April 16

63] White House vigil – April 16

64] Sexual Assault: What Do We Know? – April 16

65] Jane Fonda with climate action youth – April 16

66] Protest Chevron April 16

67] Peace and justice vigil – April 16

68] Climate and Militarism – April 17

69] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – April 17

70] Progressive Democrats of America Leadership Conference – April 17 - 18

71] Farewell Party for the Sierra Club College Park Office – April 17

72] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

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

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

75] Ted Glick has written a book

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

77] Two Berrigan Books still in print

78] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

79] Do you need a doctor?

80] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

81] Do you need any book shelves?

82] Join the Global Zero campaign.

83] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


59] – The Elections Committee [] 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 There is no contribution requirement.  The five statewide SOC officers are: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Organizing Director, and Member at-Large.  Ballots must be returned by Wednesday, April 21. The Elections Committee will then count the ballots and announce the results on Friday, April 23.

60] – Physicians for Human Rights [] are asking you to join in a webinar on Fri., April 16 at 10 AM ET -Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned from HIV/AIDS.   The HIV/AIDS epidemic unearthed systemic health inequities rooted in race, economic disparities, and health education that persist. As we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, these same inequities have contributed to disproportionate rates of infection and death in communities of color, and have skewed vaccine distribution. This discussion will be about lessons learned from the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how we can use them to inform our response and recovery from COVID-19 – and to epidemics and pandemics of the future.

The moderator will be Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, the director of the Johns Hopkins HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Science Training Program. The panelists are as follows:  Eric Goosby, MD, a distinguished professor of medicine and director of the Center for Global Health Delivery, Diplomacy and Economics of the Institute for Global Health Sciences at the University of California;  Diane Havlir, MD, a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; and Salim Abdool Karim, MBChB, PhD, FRS, a  director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and CAPRISA Professor for Global Health in the department of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Sign up at,E2EB,1TO2EP,1GYCU,1. Submit questions for consideration to Visit or call 646.564.3720.

61] – Mary Rickles, Netroots Nation [] is informing us what we can learn at Organizing 2.0. on Fri., April 16 at 10 AM ET & Sat., April 17. This is a great training opportunity with nearly 100 workshops and trainings being offered. Sign up at Organizing 2.0 is ready to train everyone – from people who have never logged into Twitter to professional digital organizers. Subsidized registration is now available, including $35 tickets.

62] – On Fri., April 16 at noon, check out the Role of Regional Players in Inter-Korean Peace and Unification [Online].  Hear a discussion on regional roles in building inter-Korean peace and unification with Columbia University adjunct professor Katrin Fraser Katz, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace senior research analyst Kathryn Botto, and Columbia University adjunct professor, Weatherhead East Asian Institute research scholar and Society senior director Stephen Noerper. Policy director Jonathan Corrado moderates the discussion, which enjoys the support of the UniKorea Foundation. Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR) partners for this exciting discussion. RSVP at

63] – 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

64] – On Fri., April 16 at 1 PM ET, get with Sexual Assault: What Do We Know? What Have We Done? What Should We Be Doing? This online event is hosted by the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA). This session will include an overview of the scope and extent of sexual violence in the U.S. as well as recommendations for working with victims and offenders. Panelists include Dr. Laura Finley, Dr. Jill Levenson and Dr. Sheila McMahon, all who have extensive experience studying these issues and working with victims. In particular, the session will focus on restorative and peacemaking approaches to addressing sexual assault.

  Join the Zoom Meeting at The Meeting ID is 814 7310 9597, and the passcode: is 943277. Dial by your location at +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC).

65] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] wants us to know that youth activists will be the key to solving the climate crisis.  The 51st Earth Day is coming up on Thursday, April 22, and this week’s Fire Drill Friday will kick off a week of activities meant to raise awareness, educate, and advance our campaign to confront the climate crisis with action and advocacy. This Fire Drill Friday, April 16 at 2 PM ET will be an Earth Day Special focusing on the future, as the voices of young climate leaders who are building a healthier, more sustainable world will be heard. RSVP at

  See  The guests are Sirish Subash and Amara Ifeji!, and you can see a special #ClimateKids video featuring some youth activists from the Fire Drill Fridays community, who will be answering some very important questions about the climate crisis.

66] – Simon Billenness, International Campaign for the Rohingya [] is urging protests to demand Chevron stop bankrolling the Myanmar military.  According to Myanmar Now, the Yadana pipeline project, owned by Chevron and Total, is still providing the junta with millions in revenue. Today, in a solidarity message, 378 Myanmar civil society organizations thanked "our brothers and sisters in the USA" and stated further: "We, Myanmar civil society, support and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the USA. We are with you in every step you take and every shout you give this weekend to fight for our democracy and human rights."

There will be a Myanmar Solidarity Rally on Fri., April 16 at 3 PM ET at the Chevron Lobbying Office, 600 13th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20005. President Biden has already imposed sanctions on top military leaders and some military-owned companies. But it is vital that President Biden go further and impose sanctions on Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) as part of stopping oil and gas companies - such as Chevron, Total, Petronas, and Posco - from continuing to bankroll the Burmese military.

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 16. From 6 to 6:30 PM strategize. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. We aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See

68] – Tune in to Climate & Militarism: Ideological Roots on Sat., April 17 from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Get with this online event at  This is Part 3 of a 4-part Climate and Militarism teach-in series. Climate & militarism are deeply tied by racism and racial capitalism. The fight for Black Lives is part of the fight. Nick Rabb of Sunrise Boston and the Mass Peace Action Peace & Climate Working Group will delve deeper into the ideologies that feed these societal structures identified last week — imperialism, racism, US exceptionalism, patriarchy, etc.

Though the climate crisis has become something clearly worth addressing for so many of us, our understanding of what caused, perpetuates, and is caused by the crisis could often stand to be deeper. Particularly for those of us who grow up in the U.S., one aspect of the crisis that we rarely understand is how it is intertwined with militarism. 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.

69] – On Sat., April 17 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

70] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] is inviting you to join the PDA’s Leadership Conference on Sat., April 17 at 4 PM and Sun., April 18 at 2 PM. Sign up here --  This event will include Dr. Bill Honigman's weekly Healthcare Emergency Town Hall. Speakers include John Nichols of The Nation, Norman Solomon from Roots Action, actress and activist Mimi Kennedy, former Congressperson and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, Korina Iribe Romo of the Movement Voter Project and many, many more!

71] – There is a Farewell Party for the Sierra Club College Park Office on Sat., April 17 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, organized by the Maryland Chapter.  Contact Joshua Tulkin at or 240-764-5307. After 22 years, the Sierra Club is moving out of the College Park Office.  Join in by Zoom to celebrate, tell stories, and remember the amazing work that happened while in this space. Your contributions to this fun event are welcome!  Send photos, share a written memory or record a video.  Email

72] –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

73] – 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.

74] – 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.

75] –  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.

76] – 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

77] –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

78] – 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.

79] 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.  

80] -- 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

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

82] -- 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.

83] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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