Thursday, July 29, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 30 -- August 9, 2021

65] Medicare for All petition delivery– July 30

66] SHIVA BABY – July 30

67] White House vigil – July 30

68] Phone bank for the For the People Act -- July 30

69] Conversation with Scott Horton, Editor of July 30

70] Peace and justice vigil – July 30

71] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – July 31

72] Text for Nina Turner -- July 31

73] Stand with Chesa – July 31

74] Commemorate Hiroshima/Nagasaki -- Aug. 6 & 9

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] New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic”

78] Two Berrigan Books still in print

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


65] -- Join #ExpandMedicare Petition Delivery on Medicare's 56th Birthday organized by Social Security Works and Public Citizen, and meet at 10 AM on Fri., July 30 at the corner of C St. NE and 1st St. NE. Call on Congress to expand Medicare in the upcoming reconciliation package!  The petition delivery will feature virtual remarks from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).  Then at 10:30 AM deliver the petitions to Sen. Chuck Schumer. The petition delivery will stream live at starting at 10:30am ET.

66] -- Jewish Voice for Peace [] is inviting you on Fri., July 30 at noon ET for a conversation with the director of SHIVA BABY about Judaism beyond Zionism.  Zionism has monopolized Jewish art and culture for the past several decades. So, as our movement works to build a Judaism beyond Zionism, it’s vital to create art and culture that moves Jews to stand in solidarity with Palestinians, that unites and sustains the political work, that reminds us there is so much more to being Jewish than supporting an apartheid state built on stolen Palestinian land.  JVP member Emma Seligman, writer and director of the award-winning and internationally-released film Shiva Baby, is doing just that. Named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch, Emma is poised to have an influential Jewish voice in the entertainment industry — and she plans to use that voice to support the movement for Palestinian freedom.

 Watch Emma talk on Instagram Live: about her film, the role JVP played in the development of both her movie and her politics, and her commitment to moving her beloved community—and the entertainment industry—toward a Judaism beyond Zionism. Go to Instagram at noon ET on Friday and click the logo at the top of the page.

67] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 30 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

68] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the For the People Act! The August deadline for 2022 is fast approaching! Our democracy is in crisis: with redistricting around the corner and hundreds of voter suppression laws being introduced in states across the country, we do not have time to wait. Every day we’re getting closer to a very real deadline to take action to pass the For the People Act (S.1): If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass S. 1 by late August, states will not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of S. 1! RSVP at to call on Fri., July 30 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Sat., July 31 from 1 to 3 PM ET, 4 to 6 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET.

69] -- Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants to let you know that on Fri., July 30 at 4 PM ET that you would enjoy a Conversation with Scott Horton, Editor of The establishment of both the Democratic and Republican parties has overseen expanding US militarism and ballooning Pentagon budgets for decades. But antiwar sentiment and a desire for peace also crosses party lines. More and more Americans are becoming frustrated with the same policies in Washington DC and they want change.  Discuss how antiwar activists from all political persuasions can stand together in solidarity. Join the conversation at

70] -- 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 30. 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

71] – On Sat., July 31 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] – 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 for the August 3 election on Sat., July 31 from 2 to 3 PM EDT. Sign up at

73] – Real Justice [] needs your help on Sat., July 31 from 4 to 7 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

74] – 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. Under the umbrella of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, members of several organizations -- the Baltimore Club of the CPUSA, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Homewood Friends Meeting, Maryland Peace Action and Prevent Nuclear War Maryland – have planned two events to remember what took place on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima and three days later in Nagasaki.  The atom bomb survivors, the Hibakusha, have always stated NEVER AGAIN. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

  On August 6 from 6:30 to 7 PM ET, gather outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. to call for an end to Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts.  The university is the #1 School of Mass Destruction as it receives the largest amount of research dollars for nuclear weapons contracts. 

  Inside Homewood, you must wear a mask and do social distancing.  Charlie Cooper, with Get Money Out – Maryland, will make the point that money has corrupted many legislators.  This makes it very difficult for advocates trying to convince their legislators to vote to cut back on bloated military spending and new nuclear weapons.

   Greta Zarro, the organizing director of World Beyond War, will expound on the connection between U.S. militarism and climate chaos.  She will appear by Zoom.

   On August 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM ET, there will be a vigil to commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, again outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse. Afterwards, the assembled will go into the meetinghouse. 

  Dr. Gwen DuBois, with Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland, will do a presentation on the Back from the Brink campaign, five steps towards the abolition of nuclear weapons.  Baltimore was the first large city to pass a Back from the Brink resolution on August 6, 2018.

   Then testimonials and statements condemning nuclear weapons will be read.  These statements will challenge Johns Hopkins University to renounce its nuclear weapons contracts. Finally, some participants will go to Busboys and Poets, 33rd and St. Paul Streets, to break bread and enjoy a community meal. This is an opportunity to come together and commit to the task of eventually abolishing nuclear weapons.

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 $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.

77] – 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

78] –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

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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