Thursday, April 1, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 2 - 3, 2021

60] White House vigil – April 2

61] Comedy and the climate chaos April 2

62] Get Money Out – Maryland – April 2

63] Peace and justice vigil – April 2

64] Coffee and a Conversation – April 3

65] Kids are taking over Power Hour – April 3

66] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – April 3

67] Celebrate Holy Saturday April 3

68] Save Our Sun April 3

69] Rally to End Medical Debt – April 3

70] Climate and Militarism – April 3

71] MoCo DSA April Branch Meeting– April 3

72] Join a protest outside Senator Menendez’s house April 3

73] City Nature Challenge – April 3

74] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

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

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

77] Ted Glick has written a book

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

79] Two Berrigan Books still in print

80] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

81] Do you need a doctor?

82] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

83] Do you need any book shelves?

84] Join the Global Zero campaign.

85] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


60] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., April 2 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

61] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] is telling us not to be a Fossil Fool. Jane will be joined by comedians Paul Scheer, Akilah Hughes, and Helen Hong, plus grassroots organizers on the April 2 Fire Drill Friday rally at 2 PM ET! Happy April Fool's Day! The stakes are high, and climate disasters are serious business. But for us to succeed as a movement, we need to be able to fight back with joy and find moments of levity in our collective struggle. Call out the biggest fools of the Fossil Fuel Industry. Jane wants us to laugh so loud that these fossil fool CEOs can hear you from whatever high-rise office building they’re sitting in right now. May our collective laughter be a rallying cry for a world beyond fossil fuels! Tune in at

62] – Get Money Out – Maryland has a teleconference on Fri., April 2 from 3 to 4 PM ET and also on Mon., April 5 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are two ways to join these conferences: 1) Dial 1 301 715 8592 with meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. 2] Or click on if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The agenda is to plan the campaign to pass the For the People Act.

63] -- 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 2. 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

64] – Coffee & Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore City/County is happening on Sat., April 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM as a virtual event. Chat about current events and whatever is on your mind. Sign up at

65] – Communities United [] is informing us that  kids are taking over Power Hour! The Power Hour is a fast-paced, intense session dedicated to building real power in people, specifically through participants. On Sat., April 3 at 11 AM, they will be running the show. Last year at this time, the students of Baltimore City Public Schools found themselves on the wrong side of a digital divide - expected to go to school from home without sufficient internet speed, devices or technological skills to do what their teachers were asking. Some Baltimore teachers were in the same situation, without even a district-issued laptop. Sign up at Call 410-212-2225.

66] – On Sat., April 3 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

67] – Rev. Naim Ateek, Co-founder Sabeel [] is hosting a Holy Saturday Easter Service on April 3 at noon ET.  This is Easter in Jerusalem: The Sabeel Community Celebrates Holy Saturday. There is no place like Jerusalem during the Easter Season. Please join with Sabeel Jerusalem and FOSNA to celebrate its unique Holy Saturday tradition.  REGISTER at Rev. Ateek will be leading the candle lighting aspect of the ceremony, and Jean Zaru and Nora Carmi in Palestine will preach. Also join in is Bishop William J Barber II, a strong prophetic voice from the United States, who is not shy about preaching Palestine.

68] – Join a Rally to End Medical Debt on Sat., April 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Billings Administration Building, 601 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21287. Tell your legislators that the fight for people affected by this issue will continue.  Do social distancing and follow strict COVID safety protocols. Please RSVP at Contact Lindsey Muniak (

69] – Save Our Sun [] is holding a rally on Sat., April 3 from 1 to 2:30 PM ET. Rally with the Baltimore Sun Guild and Chesapeake News Guild and support local control of The Baltimore Sun, Capital Gazette and newspapers nationwide. Maryland citizens are invited to support the effort by Maryland businessperson Stewart Bainum Jr. to purchase the newspapers and turn them over to a new local non-profit.

Bainum’s Sunlight for All Institute will restore local control over local news and reinvigorate these essential institutions tasked with covering news important to our communities, scrutinizing government and shining light in places long forgotten by our current owners, who have reduced the number of employees across the company by one third in the last year. If Bainum is unsuccessful in buying the Baltimore Sun Media Group, it will be devoured by a nefarious hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, which has a dangerous track record of creating ‘ghost’ newspapers by putting profits over community and journalism. Research shows that citizens pay the price when local reporting is lost — in the form of higher government spending, lower voter turnout and more opportunity for public corruption.  Come to War Memorial Plaza near City Hall to call on Alden Global to let go of Baltimore Sun Media and turn the papers over to a local nonprofit with community control.

70] –   Attend Climate & Militarism: Surface Connections starting Sat., April 3 from 1 to 3 PM. This is the first of a four-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 examining how various aspects of militarism including Pentagon emissions and the military budget are connected to environmental justice and the climate emergency. 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. The other teach-ins are on April 10--Learning about the societal structures that lead to the issues, including the military-industrial complex, the history of policing, and post-war global politics, April 17--Digging deeper into the ideologies that feed these structures — imperialism, racism, US exceptionalism, patriarchy, etc., and April 24--How do we move forward? What does our analysis lend us in terms of theories of change? Sign up at!

71] –   On Sat., April 3 from 2 to 4:30 PM ET, attend the MoCo DSA April Branch Meeting. Register at Email

72] – Join a protest outside Menendez’s house to oppose his hawkish position on Iran on Sat., April 3 at 3 PM in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Meet at Witte Field, 39-43 Johnson Ave. at Samford Drive.  Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is one of the few Democrats trying to prevent the Biden administration from getting back into the Iran Nuclear Deal and as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has tremendous influence. In 2015, he was one of only four Democrats to vote against entering the deal, and in March 2021 he joined Republican hawk Lindsey Graham to circulate an AIPAC-backed letter to undermine diplomacy with Iran, opposing efforts to revive the nuclear deal in its current format.

Rally for diplomacy and a lifting of the sanctions and demand that he meet with the Iranian-Americans in the group to learn about the deadly impact that sanctions are having on the lives of ordinary Iranians. Contact Ariel Gold at or 5105995330.

73] – Join the City Nature Challenge for an iNaturalist Training on Sat., April 3 at 4 PM ET. Get ready to document the spectacular biodiversity in the DC metro region. Find out how to use your smart phone and the iNaturalist app for the City Nature Challenge from April 30 to May 3. In small groups, practice how to take better pictures for better species identification. Beginners are welcome! This is organized by the Prince George's County Group.  The Event Organizer is Janet Gingold -- or (301) 814-1223.  See

74] – 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

75] – 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.

76] – 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 $75 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.

77] –  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.

78] – 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

79] –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

80] – 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.

81] 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.  

82] -- 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

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

84] -- 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.

85] – 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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