Thursday, November 4, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 5 - 6, 2021

62] Domestic violence awareness Nov. 5

63] White House peace vigil – Nov. 5

64] Text with Fair Fight -- Nov. 5

65] What is a Strategy of Denial? – Nov. 5

66] Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty – Nov. 5

67] Vigil for the Freedom to Vote Act – Nov. 5

68] Phone bank for the Freedom to Vote Act – Nov. 5 – 6

69] Peace and Justice Vigil – Nov. 5

70] Bike more at Lake Montebello -- Nov. 6

71] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Nov. 6

72] Coffee & Conversation – Nov. 6

73] Virtual Symposium on Antiracist Education – Nov. 6

74] Planting Seeds for Political Harvest -- Nov. 6

75] Civic engagement workshop – Nov. 6

76] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

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

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

80] Do you need a doctor?

81] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

82] Do you need any book shelves?

83] Join the Global Zero campaign.

84] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


62] – Paola Fuentes Gleghorn, Sojourners [] wants you to join the conversation on Fri., Nov. 5 at noon EST about domestic violence awareness! Find info at You will receive a Zoom meeting link and password! This conversation is a time of connection and communal learning about how to prevent and respond to sexual and domestic violence (SDV). The focus will be centered on Domestic Violence Awareness Month and how churches, faith communities, and people of faith can learn to recognize signs of abuse and how to best respond when we do see them. You can invite others to the call by sharing the link for them to register for the call:!

63] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 5 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

64] –   Want to text with Fair Fight? Join a texting training to see what texting with Fair Fight looks like, the texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!  This is a training, NOT a text bank. No texting during this training.  To text with Fair Fight you will need either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both). The next texting training is on Fri., Nov. 5 from 1:30 to 2:15 PM ET.  Sign up at

65] – On Fri., Nov. 5 from 2 to 3 PM ET, tune in to What is a Strategy of Denial and Does it Make Sense for America?  Check out The 2018 National Defense [sic] Strategy was the first time the Pentagon identified China as the organizing focus of U.S. defense [sic] policy. Elbridge Colby, deputy assistant secretary of defense [sic] for strategy and force development, was a key architect of that document. In a new book, he now lays out a vision for how the United States should approach China in the coming years, with special consideration for how the U.S. military might win a war with China in order to deter such a war from ever taking place. Viewers can submit questions by emailing or on Twitter using #StrategyOfDenial.  Register at

66] – Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty [] pointed out that Julius Jones is less than two weeks from his Nov 18 execution date, and Tennessee just announced the end of its pandemic-motivated moratorium on executions by re-scheduling electric chair killings for April and June. Also, what are the repercussions of the elections in Virginia, where the Governor and the House of Delegates just flipped back to Republican control? On Fri., Nov. 5 at 3 PM ET, join in for a discussion of the death penalty. Register for the Zoom Audience at  Jimmy Lawson, leading advocate and best friend of Julius Jones, who is scheduled for execution in Oklahoma on November 18, 2021 week. Also get a quick update on the potential repercussions of the election results in Virginia, which abolished the death penalty earlier this year, and hear from Dan Mann & Rev. Kevin Riggs, co-founders of the Tennessee March for Mercy, as Tennessee has just announced plans to resume its execution spree after a pandemic-inspired moratorium. SEND QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE to

67] –  Our Revolution Howard County and Indivisible HoCoMD continue their joint weekly action at the Gorman Road I-95 Overpass in support of HR1/SR 1, aka the Freedom to Vote Act on every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET. Committed activists stand by large banners and wave at approximately 12,000 vehicles per hour as they whiz by. Go to

68] –Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the Freedom to Vote Act! 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. If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass this legislation, states may not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a Common Cause virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support the vote! RSVP at to call on Fri., Nov. 5 from 4 to 6 PM and Sat., Nov. 6 from noon to 2 PM ET, 1 to 3 PM ET, and 6 to 8 PM ET.

69] -- 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 Nov. 5. 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

70] – Bikemore [] wants you to celebrate on Sat., Nov. 6 from 11 AM to 2 PM ET safer access to Lake Montebello! See this new infrastructure and art at Lake2Lake Play Day! Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of fun activities including a hike in Herring Run, yoga for all-levels, kid’s games and a dancing forest, photo booth, food, music, and more! See

71] – On Sat., Oct. 30 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] -- Sheila Ruth and Barrie Friedland [] are inviting you to Our Revolution Baltimore Coffee & Conversation on Sat., Nov. 6 between 11 AM to 1 PM ET at the R House, 301 W. 29th St., Baltimore 21211.  This is the monthly social event; no structure, just drop in to chat and get to know fellow members.  RSVP at

73] – ACLU of Maryland [] is inviting you to a Virtual Symposium on Antiracist Education on Sat., Nov. 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET. RSVP at When we're not race-conscious in schools, Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color suffer.

74] – Communities United []is holding its Power Hour on Sat., Nov. 6 from 11 AM to noon. CU wants to hear from YOU about what you want from and for the public schools. The theme is Planting Seeds for Political Harvest with the Baltimore Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools! Sign up at

75] – On Sat., Nov. 6 from noon to 2 PM ET, get involvement with Allies for PA 2020. Are you itching to tie on your canvassing shoes? Are you interested in mobilizing young voters right here in Baltimore? If yes, here's a great opportunity for you! Allies for Democracy is co-sponsoring a civic engagement workshop with Young Successful Leaders in Baltimore, and volunteers are needed to spread the word! Join in to walk the neighborhood, distribute flyers, and mobilize new young voters! Meet at the canvass site, 3301 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229 or, if you'd like to carpool from Towson at 11:30 AM in the parking lot of the Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore, MD 21212. Go to

76] – Join the global climate march on Sat., Nov. 6 at 3:30 PM ET. Leaders from around the world are meeting for the COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) summit until November 12th, and this Saturday cities around the world will be banding together for a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. There will also be a virtual option with world leaders, including Greta Thunberg, slated as speakers — you don’t want to miss it. The COP26 coalition wants to bring together movements and build power for planet-saving change, so get plugged in this Saturday. RSVP to join the virtual rally at

77] -- 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

78] – 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.

79] – 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.

80] – Check out “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

81] 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.  

82] -- 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

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

84] -- 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.

85] – 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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