47] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Aug. 21
48] Colombia Support Network Annual Conference – Aug. 21
49] For the People Act – Aug. 21
50] Tell Senators to Protect Our Vote – Aug. 21
51] Redistricting 101 – Aug. 21
52] Grassroots Engagement Opportunities + Tactic – Aug. 21
53] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts
54] Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh
55] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"
56] New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic”
57] Two Berrigan Books still in print
58] Do you need a doctor?
59] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
60] Do you need any book shelves?
61] Join the Global Zero campaign.
62] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
47] – On Sat., Aug, 21 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 https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.
48] – The Colombia Support Network is inviting you to the Annual Conference (by Zoom) on Sat., Aug. 21 from noon to 4 PM ET. The event will address topics of serious concern to us, our political representatives, and above all, to the Colombian people. If you wish to attend this free event, register to receive the Zoom participant link for the CSN annual meeting: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd__EfJPQknG3HZOXuGrt13g4yU77Vp6Z8Xu2Jj7AekwPAhgA/viewform?usp=sf_link
49] –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 https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/376178/?utm_source=PFAW to call on Sat., Aug. 21 from noon to 2 PM, 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET or Sun., Aug. 22 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET.
50] – Brendan Kelly [email@example.com] wants you to attend a rally on Sat., Aug. 21 at 1 PM ET to Tell Senators to Protect Our Vote. This rally hosted by the Alliance for Retired Americans will take place in Lincoln Park (Capitol Hill Area), East Capitol St. NE (Between 11th-13th Sts. NE), WDC 20003. Please follow local and CDC COVID-19 guidelines. The U.S. Senate must push back by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Visit https://fightingforourvote.org.
51] – The AOTL Team [firstname.lastname@example.org] on Sat.., Aug. 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET is offering a training -- Redistricting 101 at https://www.mobilize.us/allontheline/event/399501/?utm_campaign=20210717_AOTL_O_resend_RUcalendar_ActivesXopeners&emci=5211a10c-5fe6-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=be8d0a56-ebe6-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=4818037.
52] – This summer and fall, there are opportunities for grassroots engagement on new district maps across the country, so All On the Line is hosting Redistricting Summer Sessions to ensure grassroots activists and volunteers have the tools they need to make their voices heard through the final stretch of the 2021 redistricting cycle. Grassroots Engagement Opportunities + Tactics will cover many of the ways grassroots activists can engage in their state’s redistricting process and how to prepare to participate. The sessions available are on Sat., Aug. 21 from 3 to 4 PM ET. REGISTER at https://www.mobilize.us/allontheline/event/398976/?utm_campaign=20210717_AOTL_O_resend_RUcalendar_ActivesXopeners&emci=5211a10c-5fe6-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=be8d0a56-ebe6-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=4818037.
53] -- 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 -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.
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 email@example.com.
54] – 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 Amazon.com. 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.
55] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
56] – Check out a New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic: A Memoir by Fred L. Pincus,” now available from Adelaide Books (https://adelaidebooks.org/collections/latest-releases/products/confessions-of-a-radical-academic) 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 www.fredlpincus.com.
57] –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: https://wipfandstock.com/fighting-the-lamb-s-war.html. 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 https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/view/7094/uncommon-martyrs.
58] – Yousef Zarbalian [mailto:email@example.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com. 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.
59] -- 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 comcast.net.
60] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.
61] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
62] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
“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
Baltimore Activist Alert – Aug. 22 - September 18, 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] Get Out the Vote in Virginia – through Sept. 18
8] “Share Your Favorite Poem Day” – Aug. 22
9] Phone bank for the For the People Act! -- Aug. 22
10] Mapping for Redistricting -- Aug. 22
11] Our Revolution MoCo's Meeting – Aug. 22
12] Join Combatants for Peace co-founder Sulaiman Khatib -- Aug. 22
13] Storytelling in Activism – Aug. 22
14] What's At Stake in Nicaragua's 2021 Elections? – Aug. 22
15] Healthcare Emergency Town Hall – Aug. 22
16] Protest at the Pentagon – Aug. 22
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] – Ben Betz, People For the American Way [firstname.lastname@example.org] is asking you to Help Get Out The Vote in Virginia by signing up to write letters to voters in Virginia through September 18! Since the Virginia Vote Forward campaign launched last month, 120,000 people have committed to sending letters! The goal is to reach more than 500,000 voters Sign up to write letters to Get out the Vote at https://votefwd.org/pfaw.
Virginia is a crucial bellwether state vital to America’s political landscape, and its state elections this year will have a serious impact on the 2022 national midterms. People For is gearing up to be very active in this year’s state-level campaign, and it seeks national support to make sure that the progressive gains from 2020 continue in the former seat of the Confederacy this year. People For is thrilled to announce that we are once again partnering with Vote Forward, an exciting campaign to increase voter participation through letter-writing to key voters in battleground states and districts. Vote Forward’s letter-writing project is incredibly simple, as all you need are stamps, stationery, and a pen!
8] – 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., Aug. 22, the subject is “Share Your Favorite Poem Day.” April may be National Poetry Month in the U.S., World Poetry Day is March 21st, and Poetry Day in the UK is in October but we can enjoy poetry any time we want. At BES’ monthly Poetry Salon participants share poems written by themselves or others and talk about why they wanted to share the work, and others may also comment on it. For this Summer Sunday, members of the Poetry Salon will start things off and then facilitate as those attending share their favorite poems (again, by themselves or others) and why they love that poem so much. Come prepared to read and listen.
Karen Elliott and Kirk Mullen are members of the Baltimore Ethical Society and are presenting this platform as a part of our “Summer Sundays” when we invite our members to present on topics of interest to them. The Zoom link and more info can be obtained at PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG.
9] – 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 https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/376178/?utm_source=PFAW to call on Sun., Aug. 22 from noon to 2 PM or 6 to 8 PM ET.
10] – All on the Line is offering a training [email@example.com] Mapping for Redistricting on Sun., Aug. 22 from 1 to 2:15 PM ET. REGISTER at https://www.mobilize.us/allontheline/event/399867/?utm_campaign=20210819_AOTL_O_redux_RUFinalSessisons_actives.
11] – Hal Ginsberg [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend Our Revolution MoCo's Meeting on Sun., Aug. 22 from 1 to 2 PM ET. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/407288/?link_id=8&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-july-2021-ormd-newsletter&email_referrer=email_1254822&email_subject=august-2021-ormd-newsletter. It will be a potluck picnic in Locust Grove Nature Center -- Picnic Shelter, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 20817 with County Executive Marc Elrich, State Delegate Vaughn Stewart and County Council Candidate Kristin Mink. This event will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ORMoCo.
12] – Beth Schuman [email@example.com] is inviting you to a Virtual Book Circle on Sun., Aug. 22 at 2 PM ET. Join Combatants for Peace co-founder Sulaiman Khatib as he shares his path from a teen participating in the violent resistance to a two-time Nobel Peace prize nominee. In this inspiring conversation about personal transformation and peacebuilding, Khatib will reveal how he became convinced that Palestinian freedom can, and must, flourish alongside Jewish liberation. Register at https://secure.everyaction.com/9iGcHQcl-kmLmnvVlrzvoQ2?emci=b5466ece-8cda-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=9a6ddc8e-a8ff-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=8142762.
13] – All on the Line is offering a training [firstname.lastname@example.org] Storytelling in Activism on Sun., Aug. 22 from 2:15 to 3 PM ET. REGISTER at https://www.mobilize.us/allontheline/event/397340/?utm_campaign=20210819_AOTL_O_redux_RUFinalSessisons_actives&emci=f07b75ce-0a01-ec11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=7ac28e3d-4101-ec11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=4818037.
14] –Alliance for Global Justice [afgj@AFGJ.org] is holding a webinar on Sun., Aug. 22 at 3 PM ET about What's At Stake in Nicaragua's 2021 Elections. Register at bit.ly/NicaAug22. Visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bOIKwKpfSGuyLTUbkVlCyA?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=01e53738-10a2-46f5-abc8-f912d6545788. Sofia Clark will address why this is such an important election, why the US has spent so much money and effort to try to keep the Sandinistas from winning; why the new Electoral Council that oversees the process is the most progressive and diverse group every seen in a nation. She will respond to questions about the elections.
15] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants you to attend on Sun., Aug. 22 at 4 PM ET Vaccine Hesitancy and PDA's Healthcare Emergency Town Hall. RSVP at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4. PDA remains vigilant while the U.S. continues to fail as an advanced country in its response to the public health calamity of #COVID19 that has now become the “Delta pandemic of the unvaccinated.” With more reported COVID-19 deaths than even much more populated countries such as India or China, we continue to look critically at the commercial interests in the American healthcare system that don’t meet our public needs. How much less resistance to being vaccinated and following other reasonable public health measures exists in those countries where access is not rationed, as it is here, by commercial health insurance companies? #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll can’t happen here a moment too soon! The Town Hall will feature guest speakers health systems analyst Henry Broeska, Ph.D., and laboratory scientist David Cohen, Ph.D., with updates on vaccines and other anti-COVID technologies, and special election run-off candidate for CA Assembly and Single Payer champion Janani Ramachandran (AD-18).
16] – 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 Aug. 23 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.
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
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