Friday, July 23, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 23 - August 9, 2021

45] See the film CURED -- July 16 - 30

46] Nuclear Games – July 23

47] White House vigil – July 23

48] Redefining National Security July 23

49] Peace and justice vigil – July 23

50] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – July 24

51] Eyes on Puerto Rico: Crisis in Culebra & Vieques July 24

52] Text for Nina Turner -- July 24, 28 & 31

53] Stand with Chesa – July 24, 25 & 27

54] Korea Peace Now -- July 24


56] Sign up for good trouble – July 24

57] Save the dates Aug. 6 & 9

58] Tell JHU no more weapons contracts

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

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

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

62] Two Berrigan Books still in print

63] Do you need a doctor?

64] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

65] Do you need any book shelves?

66] Join the Global Zero campaign.

67] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


45] -- The Southern Poverty Law Center [] wants you to see a virtual screening on starting Fri., July 23 through July 30 of CURED, an award-winning LGBTQ history documentary. Register at  Then on Thurs., July 29 from 7 to 8 PM ET, catch the virtual panel discussion about the film. Go to

46] -- The Basel Peace Office [] is inviting you to the Launch of Nuclear Games, a youth-led event and a new and innovative educative platform about the risks and human impact of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Nuclear Games is a film, plus five animated stories, plus an interactive, web-documentary designed to attract, educate and engage people (especially youth) who don't know much about nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. See and  The Launch will take place on Fri., July 23 at 10 AM ET.  Check out

  The Nuclear Games package normally costs $15 (or €15). If you attend the launch event you will have free access to the Nuclear Games film. The web documentary will be free for everyone during the entire period of the Olympic Games.  The Nuclear Games web-documentary starts in Japan with the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Fukushima nuclear power disaster. It then travels around the world featuring nuclear age stories from all continents. The five manga stories featured are from the Cuban missile crisis, uranium mining in Niger, the Chernobyl nuclear accident, nuclear tests in Bikini (Marshall Islands) and the North Korean nuclear threat.

47] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 23 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

48] – A New Normal: Redefining National Security Beyond 2020 -- A Conversation with Women of Color Policy Writers is happening on Fri., July 23 from 1 to 2 PM ET.  Talk to some of the authors whose policy papers were published in "Redefining National Security Beyond 2020: A New Normal" on diverse topics such as diplomacy, global health, immigration, terrorism, and more. Hear the Women of Color policy experts push the boundaries of traditional concepts of national security and reimagine what a brighter future can hold. Go to

49] -- 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 July 16. 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

50] – On Sat., July 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

51] – The U.S. Peace Council [] wants you to join in on Sat., July 24 from 1 to 3 PM ET for a ZOOM WEBINAR — Eyes on Puerto Rico: Crisis in Culebra & Vieques. Register at

52] – RL Miller [] tells us that Nina Turner needs our help in order for her to win the special election in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, with early voting already underway. Join in to text bank to reach voters in the last two weeks before the August 3 election on Sat., July 24 from 2 to 3 PM EDT, Wed., July 28 from 6 to 7 PM EDT and Sat., July 31 from 2 to 3 PM EDT. Sign up at

53] – Real Justice [] needs your help on Sat., July 24 from 4 to 7 PM ET, Sun., July 25 from 8 to 11 PM ET, and Tues., July 27 from 8 to 11 PM ET to take on a right-wing, police-backed effort against justice.  More dates will follow. In about three years, the dangerous recall effort targeting Chesa Boudin faces the deadline to turn in 51,325 valid signatures – which would trigger a recall election. Do not let them succeed.  The recall election would attempt to overturn a free and fair election, cost taxpayers at least a million dollars, and turn back historic progress on issues of justice and real public safety solutions.  The best way to fight back is to join a Stand with Chesa virtual phone bank to reach as many San Francisco voters as possible with the truth. RSVP at

54] – The Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network DC chapter is holding a rally at the White House on Sat., July 24 at 5 PM to oppose US-South Korea war drills that are likely to take place in August.  US-ROK war drills take place in March and August, and they are now violating the US-NK Singapore Agreement and SK-NK Panmunjom agreement. We will never see peace if the US and SK continue to ignore these agreements and continue with the war drills. Contact Elizabeth (Hyunsook) Cho at <> or at 703-606-6115.

55] – 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., July 17 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.

56]  Ben Jealous, People For the American Way [] is asking us to sign up for good trouble on Sat., July 24 to honor John Lewis.  Demand that Congress pass both the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. This is not an either-or discussion.   From 7 to 9 PM EDT, go to Jubilee Arts Lot, 1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore 21217.  See

57] – This year the 37th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will act on August 6 and 9, and the theme will be to challenge JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY to renounce its nuclear weapons contracts. We will remember that 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 --

   We will engage in two vigils, and at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse we will speak about money in politics, nuclear weapons and climate chaos, Back from the Brink and the madness of tax dollars going to warmongering and refurbishing the nuclear weapons arsenal.  Details are yet to be finalized.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

58] –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

59] – 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.

60] – 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 book (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.

61] – 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

62] –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

63] 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.  

64] -- 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

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

66] -- 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.

67] – 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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