Sunday, September 26, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – September 26 to 27, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – September 26 to 27, 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.

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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]

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] International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – Sept. 26

8] Make a donation for Daniel Hale

9] “The Department of Peacebuilding” -- Sept. 26

10] Phone bank for the Freedom to Vote Act – Sept. 26 - 28

11] Remembrance Walk for two lynchings -- Sept. 26

12] Sukkot -- Sept. 26

13] Global Town Hall – Sept. 26

14] Global Vaccine Solidarity Text Bank -- Sept. 26

15] Medical Town Hall -- Sept. 26

16] The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons -- Sept. 26

17] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 27

18] REJECT Rahm Emanuel – Sept. 27

19] Biden be bold on the climate Sept. 27


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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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] – September 26 is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to advance public awareness and government action to prevent nuclear war and to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.

8] – There is a request for fund-raising for Daniel Hale's jail expenses and eventual welcome home fund, sent by William Neuheisel, who oversees the website. Consider donating at Email Go to

9] – 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., Sept. 26, the subject is “The Department of Peacebuilding.”  Ever since the Department of War was created in 1789, the United States followed an all-too typical strategy: prepare for war to keep the peace. The painstaking and crucial work of peacebuilding has not gotten equal federal attention and resources. As weapons become more deadly and expensive, isn’t it time the federal government give greater time, resources and status to peacebuilding?  Hugh Taft-Morales explores this important initiative and the reasons behind the resolution proposed at the American Ethical Union on August 8, 2021: Renewal of Commitment to a Culture of Peace. Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  The Zoom link and more info can be obtained at PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG.

10] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support the Freedom to Vote Act.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . Call on voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act, and to eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables. 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. RSVP at to call on Sun., Sept. 26 from noon to 2 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., Sept. 27 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Tues., Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET.

11] – On Sun., Sep 26 from noon to 3 PM for a Remembrance Walk and from 4 to 5:30 PM for a Soil Collection Ceremony, the Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project (MoCoLMP) will memorialize two young Black men who were lynched in Rockville: Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 & Mr. Sidney Randolph in 1896. See

12] – See the website of the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington, DC: There is a Sukkot JIDS event on Sun., Sept. 26 from 1 to 3:30 PM at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville 20853.   RSVP by emailing Abdul Khan at Sukkot is a joyous and social Jewish holiday rooted in the Torah itself that invariably features a "sukkah" (a temporary hut that has three walls and a roof made of organic materials that is built especially for this week long festival).    

13] – Metta Spencer [] is inviting you on Sun., Sept. 26 from 2 to 4 PM ET to a Global Town Hall. Join in at  On the last Sunday of every month, there is an open meeting on Zoom for activists worldwide who are addressing issues of militarism (especially nuclear weapons), global warming, famine, pandemics, radioactive contamination, and/or cyber risks. Talk for two hours with video cameras on, edit the recording, and put it on YouTube, Facebook, and

14] – The National Nurses United [] would like you to join a Global Vaccine Solidarity Text Bank and Workshop on Sun., Sept. 26 at 2:30 PM ET. 10% of the population in low-income countries are fully vaccinated. Join for a special text bank and workshop to fight for global vaccine solidarity.  RSVP at

15] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend on Sun., Sept. 26 at 4 PM ET the  Healthcare Emergency Town Hall now! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is keenly aware that the predatory prices of prescription drugs are an outrage in the U.S. They cause far too many of us to have untreated or under-treated medical conditions, resulting in preventable deaths and disabilities, pain, suffering, and human loss, that can no longer be tolerated for the sake of the corporate class.

 Congress needs to pass the infrastructure reconciliation bill, called for by President Biden, which allows the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare as it already does for the Veterans Health system. PDA has been right there fighting alongside our many coalition partners in the struggle during this budget debate to do just that.  Get a Capitol Hill debrief from Legislative Director for National Nurses United Amirah Sequeira, and a deep dive on the economics of drugs and the costly effect on all of us of their overpricing from Healthcare Economist Dr. Jerry Friedman, Ph.D., author of the book, The Case for Medicare for All. Sign up at

 16] –NuclearBan.US [] reminds us that September 26 is a day for a World Without Nuclear Weapons: What We Can Do. September 26th marks the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. This day commemorates the goal to strive for peace and security around the world without one of the world’s biggest threats. Despite the intention of this day, there still remains enough nuclear weapons to cause havoc and destruction for much of the global population and remains to do so with their presence. Furthermore, the world’s nuclear powers have neither ratified nor signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) —a treaty that aims to prohibit the use of nuclear weapons. To learn more about this global issue, join in on Sun., Sept. 26 at 4 PM EDT to view and discuss the documentary, The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, and learn more about what we can do to enact a world without nuclear weapons.  The webinar will feature the 56-minute documentary, followed by a discussion about the film and the topic revolving around the disarmament of nuclear weapons. After discussion, members of the TPNW subgroup of Massachusetts Peace Action’s Nuclear Disarmament Working Group will address ways to take action for eliminating nuclear weapons and striving towards world peace.  REGISTER at

17] – 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 Sept. 27 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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.  

18] – President Biden has nominated Rahm Emanuel to be the next Ambassador to Japan. But his shameful record as mayor of Chicago, especially his role in the cover-up of the police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, should disqualify him for any position in the Biden administration. Emanuel will soon face a Senate confirmation hearing — it’s up to us to make sure that senators do the right thing and REJECT Rahm Emanuel.  Join Roots Action on the east side of the U.S. Capitol, 1 First St. SE, WDC 20004, toward the Northern (Senate) end on Mon., Sept. 27 at noon to join in a picket line demanding that senators reject Rahm Emanuel for ambassador to Japan.  As Congressman Jamaal Bowman said, “Rewarding Rahm Emanuel's cover-up of Laquan McDonald's murder with an ambassadorship is not an act that reflects a value of or respect for Black lives.”

 Join RootsAction, CodePink, Peace Action, Progressive Democrats of America, Peace for Okinawa Coalition and others for this important day of action. RSVP at

19] – BIDEN BE BOLD and PROTECT OUR GRANDCHILDREN & MOTHER EARTH. DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY and STOP ALL FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT.  Come to Wilmington, DE on Tues., Sept. 28 at noon and walk from Chase Bank, 201N. Walnut St. in downtown Wilmington to President Biden’s House. On June 28 in Wilmington, DE at Chase Bank’s credit card headquarters, fifteen people were arrested blockading the street in rocking chairs. They demanded that Chase Bank, the largest funder of fossil fuel development in the US, end all such investments right now. AT 8 AM on Sept. 29,  join a rally at Wilmington's Justice of the Peace Courthouse (500 N. King St.) followed by a press conference at 9 AM prior to the trials at 10 AM.  The Rocking Chair Rebels intend to argue that Chase Bank is the criminal here, and that the careful nonviolent action, carried out in rocking chairs, were intended to stop Chase's financing of the destruction of the Earth's ecosystems. Register here:

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] Go to

"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 has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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