Thursday, August 5, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 6 - 9, 2021

62] Make origami peace cranes – Aug. 6 - 9

63] Black maternal health and policies in Congress – Aug. 6

64] Commemorate Hiroshima/Nagasaki – Aug. 6 & 9

65] Phone bank for the For the People Act – Aug. 6 & 7

66] Peace and justice vigil – Aug. 6

67] Commemorate Hiroshima -- Aug. 6

68] Hope for the Earth: Canada, Sign the Ban Treaty! – Aug. 6

69] Stand with Chesa – Aug. 6 & 7

70] Coffee and Conversation – Aug. 7

71] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Aug. 7

72] Commemoration at Lockheed Martin Aug. 7

73] Campaign for a New Myanmar -- Aug. 7

74] Nagasaki Commemoration – Aug. 7

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


62] -- The Ploughshares Fund [] believes a World Free of Nuclear Weapons is in Our Hands, and is partnering with Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace, Nuclear Threat Initiative and others, on #CranesForOurFuture, a campaign to spread a worldwide message of hope for a future without nuclear weapons. Join the campaign by folding and sharing photos of peace cranes on social media at 9 AM August 6 through August 9, the anniversaries of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Learn more here:

63] -- Paola Fuentes Gleghorn, Sojourners [] is inviting you to join on Zoom on Fri., Aug. 6 at noon ET for a conversation. The conversation will be centered on Black maternal health and policies in Congress right now that would address the current Black maternal mortality crisis. Touch on how the Equal Rights Amendment would help strengthen those policies. Go to  The Gender Justice Conversations are held each first Friday of the month. Register at

64] – To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the sinful and criminal U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will hold vigils to which you are invited:  Fri., Aug. 6 from noon to 1 PM at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. and on Mon., Aug. 9 from 7 to 8 AM at the Pentagon in the designated protest area. Contact Art Laffin at <>.

65] – 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., Aug. 6 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Sat., Aug. 7 from noon to 2 PM ET and 4 to 6 PM ET.

66] -- 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 Aug. 6. 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

67] –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. The Zoom link is

68] – World BEYOND War [] is involved in Hope for the Earth: Canada, Sign the Ban Treaty!  This is happening on Fri., Aug. 6 at 7 PM ET.  Email Peace activists and dynamic artists will highlight the importance of Canada's joining the growing number of nations signing the Ban Treaty, and how we can contribute to the elimination of nuclear weapons. This event will include esteemed speakers, musical performances, Mayoral Proclamations and a lantern ceremony. RSVP at

69] – Real Justice [] needs your help on Fri., Aug. 6 from 8 to midnight ET and Sat., Aug. 7 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

70] – Sheila Ruth and Barrie Friedland [] are inviting you on Sat., Aug. 7 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET to Coffee and Conversation with members of Our Revolution Baltimore City/County. Come to the R House, 301 W. 29th St., Baltimore 21211. RSVP at

71] – On Sat., Aug, 7 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] – The Brandywine Peace Community will gather on Sat., Aug. 7 at Noon for Hiroshima, Nagasaki  Banner and Picture Display and demonstration: “Laying Down the Law” of  the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty at Lockheed Martin, U.S. #1 Nuclear Weapons Contractor.  Be at Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA -- Mall & Goddard Boulevards, behind the King of Prussia Mall. Visit Call 215-843-4827.

73] – Mike Haack, Campaign for a New Myanmar via [] wants you to come to Lafayette Square, 16th St. NW & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC on Sat., Aug. 7 at 1 PM.  Congress has introduced the new Burma Bill, currently being drafted by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY).  The new Burma Bill would provide additional humanitarian assistance and support for the Myanmar people and further hold accountable the Myanmar military.  At 3:30 PM, march from the White House to the Capitol Building, between Madison Dr. NW and Jefferson Drive SW – on the National Mall.  Call 202-603-7522 or email Visit

74] – 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.  Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

 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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