Friday, June 25, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 25 - 26, 2021

62] White House vigil – June 25

63] Rally for Tamir Rice June 25

64] Demand Voting Rights June 25

65] Peace and justice vigil – June 25

66] International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – June 26

67] Rally to Defend Peruvian Sovereignty -- June 26

68] Bus to Washington for the Support the For the People Act – June 26

69] Pressuring the Nuclear Weapons Profiteers – June 26

70] Black Lives Matter” Motorcade – June 26

71] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – June 26

72] Witness against Torture -- June 26

73] Freedom Ride for Voting Rights – June 26

74] Vigil for the 40 Muslim Men in Guantanamo -- June 26

75] Call West Virginians -- June 26

76] Get over to Lake Montebello – June 26

76] Call West Virginians -- June 26

77] Interdependence Day at the NSA – July 5

78] Caregiver needed for Eddie Smith

79] Jonah House needs a car

80] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

81] Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh 82] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

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

84] Two Berrigan Books still in print

85] Contribute to the Lin Romano Peace and Justice Scholarship

86] Do you need a doctor?

87] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

88] Do you need any book shelves?

89] Join the Global Zero campaign.

90] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


62] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 25 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

63] – Zillah Wesley, DMV Coordinator, The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival [] sent out a reminder about the Rally for Tamir Rice on Fri., June 25 at noon.  Note that the "One Wish: Justice" rally honoring Tamir Rice will happen on the day of what would have been his 19th birthday. There is a need for marshals to help out at the rally. CALL IF YOU CAN HELP - (202) 320-7361.  His mother Samaria Rice has only one wish: justice. Organizers and supporters in both Cleveland and Washington DC are rallying behind her and will hold demonstrations to amplify her call for the DOJ to reopen the case against Tamir’s killers.  Gather at the Navy Memorial Plaza, Washington D.C. to show support. To send a letter to the DOJ please sign here:

64] – Join a "For The People" - Overpass Fridays on the Gorman Road Overpass over Route 95, Laurel 20723 on Fri., June 25 at 3:30 PM. Demand Voting Rights - For The People Act HR1/S1 at Gorman Road at I-95. Indivisible Howard County is building support for H.R.1/S1, the "For the People Act." This is the most important and comprehensive pro-democracy legislation in over half a century - led in the House by one of our own member of Congress, John Sarbanes. It has already passed the House, and if the Senate passes the companion bill (S1), we could see installed these vital democracy measures. RSVP at

65] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6 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 June 25. 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. 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

66] – Join TASSC at 10 AM for a morning of virtual events on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture at  TASSC was founded in 1998 by Sister Dianna Ortiz after she was captured and brutally tortured while teaching in the highlands of Guatemala.  Upon her return to the U.S. she fasted in front of the White House demanding information about U.S. involvement in her torture.  Tragically, this courageous woman, who not only survived kidnapping and torture but used the experience to become a voice for torture victims everywhere, died of cancer February 19 at the age of 62.  We miss her greatly.  Dianna, Presente!

67] – The ANSWER Coalition DC [] is hosting a Rally to Defend Peruvian Sovereignty on Sat., June 26 at 10 AM at the Organization of American States, 200 17th St., WDC.  The People Decided, Castillo Won! Sign up at Pedro Castillo, a socialist public school teacher and union leader, defeated Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori, in the election for president. Now, Fujimori is waging a campaign to overturn the will of the Peruvian people and install herself as president.

68] – There is a bus to Washington for the Support For The People Act & Freedom Riders 2021 Rally on Sat., June 26 at 10:30 AM.  Park at the Lutherville Light Rail Parking Lot on Ridgely Road, Lutherville. RSVP at

69] – Pressuring the Nuclear Weapons Profiteers will be the topic of discussion on Sat., June 26 from 11 AM to 1 PM EDT.  This Online Event will include Divestment, Direct Action, Media, & International Law. Visit at Email Register at

70] “Black Lives Matter” Interfaith Coalition Local History Motorcade will happen on Sat., June 26 at 11 AM in Baltimore, starting at Lake Clifton. Drive past a number of local sites important to our own Black history - and thus to the future of all of our peoples, our communities, and of the city itself.  The motorcade will run until half past noon. Bring your love, your commitment, your passion, and your friends! Contact Ryan Sattler at 717-891-6156 or <>.  See

71] – On Sat., June 26 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

72] – HELEN SCHIETINGER [] has the plan for Witness against Torture on Sat., June 26 at 1:30 PM ET in Lafayette Park.  Meet at 1:30 PM to be ready for 2 PM sharp at the Lafayette Park Bathrooms along H St. If the park is open, meet on the benches near the bathrooms; if the park is closed, meet on the sidewalk just behind the bathrooms. Bring your jump suit and hood if you have one.  Call Helen Schietinger at 202 344 5762. There will be speakers. Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for DAWN (Democracy for the Arab World Now), will read the Arabic names of the men at Guantanamo. 

73] – Markus Batchelor [People For the American Way] [] wants you to join the rally on Sat., June 26 at 1:30 PM at the Lincoln Memorial. More precisely be at the National Mall, between 3rd St. SW and 4th St. SW and 4th St. SW & Madison Drive SW. ding the right to vote cannot wait. Far-right legislators have been working hard in 2021 to suppress the vote, with more than 360 bills introduced in 48 state legislatures. If they succeed, millions of people – especially in Black and brown communities – will have their right to vote denied. We can’t let the Far Right turn back the clock on voting rights – and we need you to take action with us right now to stop that from happening.  Sign up to join the closing rally of the Freedom Ride for Voting Rights 2021:

74] – Vigil for the 40 Muslim Men in Guantanamo on Sat., June 26 at 2 PM.  It will be livestreamed so you can participate in remembering that for every ISN number still listed in Guantanamo, there is a Muslim man who has a name, a family, a history that includes unspeakable torture, and no apparent future.  June 26 is the International UN Day of Support for Victims of Torture -- a day that WAT has traditionally observed in conjunction with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

75] – We Have a Do-or-Die, Time-Limited Chance to Defeat White Supremacy and Big Money. If you want equal protection so that every voter counts the same regardless of color, income, age, or neighborhood, now is the time to act. If you want freedom from the influence of big money, now is the time to act. In the next months, action by people like you can create a groundswell to pass three major bills (see details in box below). One of them (S. 1) would provide sweeping reforms to end special-interest corruption in our government. Congress must act early this summer or partisan redistricting – based on a flawed census – will have happened. The House of Representatives has the votes to pass these bills, and they can pass the Senate, too - but only if We the People let our senators know how we feel.

If these bills do not pass, action by some state legislatures will reduce the freedom to vote for targeted populations. Get Money Out – Maryland (GMOM) founded For the People – Maryland with 20 other groups to fight for these principles in the U.S. Congress.  Therefore, the filibuster rule will need to change to allow these bills to pass with a simple majority.

While there are several Senators who haven’t formally committed, people in-the-know say if we can convince WV Senator Joe Manchin, the others will come along. Opponents are putting lots of money into WV, and we need to fight back. WV residents tell us that Manchin is often willing to do a 180 degree turn if he gets enough pressure. Volunteers asking his constituents to contact him could trigger the biggest reform since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Make calls to WV residents on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please sign up to call on Sat., June 26 from 4 to 6:30 PM ET and try to convince one friend to do so also!  There is good training and support throughout!  Go to  CALL WEST VIRGINIANS.

76] – Menelik Yeha, Bikemore [] wants to see you on Saturday, June 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET for Friday night lights fest. Join in at Lake Montebello for a night of connecting with public spaces and each other. This event will happen at several locations.  You can hike in Herring Run Park, wind down from the week with yoga, and race other cyclists around the lake. There will be a Mobile Bike Shop, so you can bring your bike for repairs.


77] – Since July 4, 1996, Baltimore’s peace community has been going to the National Security Agency on or near the holiday to call out for an end to the illegal surveillance.  We call this Interdependence Day. Join us on Mon., July 5 in calling out for the immediate release of Reality Winner who worked at the NSA.  She is the whistleblower who received the longest sentence in US history.  Recently she was transferred to a halfway house.  We argue that she should be immediately released and given a pardon.

 Gather on 29th Street by the Wyman Park Dell in Baltimore at 10 AM on Mon., July 5.  We will depart for Fort Meade at 10:15 AM.  After our protest at the NSA, we will come together for a potluck lunch or we will go to a local restaurant and share bread in community.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

78] – Richard Ochs [] is looking for a caregiver for his friend Eddie Smith, who is recovering from a bone marrow stem cell transplant operation In Morgantown, West Virginia. He requires three months of 20/7 care accompaniment in an apartment there. Some friends and relatives are doing some of it but not able to do it all. A friend will pay someone to fill in the gaps. Do you know anyone who can do some of it for pay? Eddie is 65 and good company. He is a vegan birdwatcher, biker, gardener, activist and an intellectual. He is a retired land surveyor by trade. Caregiver gets 4 hours off every day.  You may have seen him at various demonstrations. Caregivers are needed from July 15 through September 15.  Call Dick at 443-846-6638.

79] – Jonah House [] is in need of a vehicle.  After 18 years of service, and around 150,000 miles, the hybrid Honda Insight has given up the ghost! Do you have a car you are ready to part with, or know of anyone else who would be interested in supporting Jonah House by giving or selling your car?  Contact Joe Byrne at 443-804-3410.

80] –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

81] – 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.

82] – 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.

83] – 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

84] –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

85] – 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.

86] 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.  

87] -- 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

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

89] -- 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.

90] – 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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