Baltimore Activist Alert – May 30 – June 1, 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] House cleaner needed
7] Remembrance Day -- May 30
8] Wilmington Memorial Day Parade – May 30
9] Julian Assange and the Criminalization of Journalism – May 30
10] Healthcare Town Hall – May 30
11] Peacemaker Salon for Palestine – May 30
12] The Future of Waging Peace and Waging War – May 30
13] Pentagon Peace Vigil – May 31
14] For the People Act meeting – May 31
15] Care Corner Food Pantry – June 1
16] Messaging for a post-9/11 America – June 1
17] Protest JHU’s weapons research – June 1
18] Animal Bereavement Support Group – June 1
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] – 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.
7] – 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., May 30, it is “Remembrance Day.” In the last year we have all experienced the loss of our usual way of life, and so many have also lived through the death of someone they care about. In this program, a tradition here at the Baltimore Ethical Society, we will come together to share our memories of people who we cared about or who influenced us who died over the last year or before. If you have a photo or some memento you’d like to hold up to the camera while you talk please be prepared to do so. The Zoom link and more info can be obtained at PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for INFORMATION.
8] – Jeffrey Lott [firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you to join the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade on Sun., May 30. March with Pacem in Terris behind its banner --Honor the Dead. Heal the Wounded. End the War. The parade lines up 5:15 PM ET, and steps off at 6 PM ET on Delaware Ave. at Woodlawn Ave. Participants will march east, down Delaware Avenue to the Civil War Monument at Broom St., where we honor the dead of all wars with a memorial service.
9] – On Sun., May 30 at noon EDT, catch Julian Assange and the Criminalization of Journalism. This online event is sponsored by Free Assange Ireland. Sign up at us02web.zoom.us. The speakers are Mick Clifford, author and investigative journalist currently working as a special correspondent with The Irish Examiner; and Tim Dawson, author and journalist who has been a member of the executive of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) since the late 1990s. He currently convenes the International Federation of Journalists expert group on the surveillance of journalists. He observed the extradition hearing of Julian Assange.
10] – Dr Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants you to join in the Healthcare Emergency Town Hall on Sun., May 30 at 4 PM ET. Join in the weekly series of town halls to discuss the #COVID19 Healthcare emergency and the profound impact a #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll system would have in saving lives and saving money, not only during this pandemic but for those Healthcare emergencies yet to come. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4. The special guests are Drs. Sara Deen, DDS, and Richard Huynh, MD, who will share their horror stories of trying to practice medicine within our broken system.
11] – Sana, CODEPINK, is inviting you to a Peacemaker Salon on Palestine on Sun., May 30 at 5 PM ET. Sana is the new Regeneration Manager, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time! Hear a discussion with CODEPINK's Middle East Team on Sheikh Jarrah, Gaza, and US foreign policy towards Israel, along with what we can do to help Palestine. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/salon05302021?utm_campaign=sana_salon_5_23&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.
12] – World BEYOND War [email@example.com] wants you to attend a Webinar: The Future of Waging Peace and Waging War. The webinar with Paul Chappell takes place on Sun., May 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. World BEYOND War is pleased to cosponsor this event with Veterans for Peace of Corvallis, Oregon. Paul K. Chappell is an international peace educator and founder of Peace Literacy. He graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain. Realizing that humanity is facing new challenges that require us to become as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war, Chappell created Peace Literacy to help people from all backgrounds work toward their full potential and a more peaceful world. Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/chappell?link_id=4&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-webinar-the-future-of-waging-peace-and-waging-war&email_referrer=email_1174907&email_subject=webinar-the-future-of-waging-peace-and-waging-war.
13] – 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 May 31 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
14] – There is a For the People - Maryland Teleconference on Mon., May 31 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are two ways to join the conference: Dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID of 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976. Or download the app from Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93130662622?pwd=OE15SURJUWdXNHFicW94SDI3c2x3UT09#success. What can we do to build the capacity of our coalition and help win critical democracy reforms in the next few months? What are the most salient messages to get people to take actions like calling their senators or showing up to events? Have we given enough emphasis to the aspects of S. 1 that will combat the corrupting influence of money in politics? What specific requests do we have for our two U.S. senators now? How can we help activists in states with undecided senators to pass S.1, H.R. 4, and S. 51? Call Charlie Cooper at 410-624-6095.
15] – On Tues., June 1 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.
16] – Emily Blout [email@example.com] wants you to get involved with Messaging for a post-9/11 America. As the 20th commemoration of September 11 approaches, ReThink Media has conducted in-depth survey research on what Americans think of post-9/11 policies and how they respond to messages calling for change in our domestic and foreign policy. ReThink Media is holding a one-hour call on Tues., June 1 at 12:30 PM ET to present these findings. Register for the call here. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-GtqTgpE9NunxPT7FYRpMiEBvlqq7of.
17] – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
18] – On Tues., June 1 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 email@example.com.
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