Saturday, November 6, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 7 - 9, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 7 - 9, 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

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] Welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore!

7] Support Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

8] See the film FALSE ALARM – through Nov. 30

9] PROPOSED Banned Killer Drones AGENDA -- Nov. 7

10] U.S. Militarism, Space Tech & Climate Crisis – Nov. 7

11] Poor Peoples Campaign PG County Outreach Planning Session -- Nov. 7

12] Medical Town Hall – Nov. 7

13] Make calls for the Freedom to Vote Act.  – Nov. 7 – 9

14] Heschel Vision Awards -- Nov. 7

15] Peacemaker of the Year -- Nov. 7

16] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 7


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] – St. Matthew, Blessed Sacrament, and the IOSC are partnering to welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore! Are you interested in serving our new immigrant family? If you are interested, you will be trained in how you may serve, you will be guided and scheduled at your convenience by the Lead volunteer coordinator, you may also make donations through the IOSC to assist the family in the transition process in order to: Purchase food & Purchase clothes for winter and other necessities. Contact the IOSC at, call the office at 410-323-8564 and leave a message for Nathalie.

7] – There is a Call to Action to support Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale. He was transferred to horrific prison:  abuse, silencing and continued punishment for being a truth-teller. Please write letters and organize something in your community. See what JOHN KIRIAKOU has written about this travesty: Drone Whistleblower Thrown in Pen with Terrorists -- The Daniel Hale Support Team @TeamDanielHale indicated he was placed in the Communications Management Unit at Marion, IL. Please send him letters: Daniel Everette Hale, 26069-075, USP Marion, U.S. Penitentiary, P.O. Box 1000, Marion, IL  62959.

8] – Nick Lyell <> will released his new documentary, False Alarm on Mon., Nov. 1 for one month only. The focus of the documentary is the 2018 false alarm that people in Hawai'i received about an imminent nuclear attack, and it explores both what that experience was like and the larger system that makes things like that possible.  See it on Vimeo On-Demand: The film chronicles the surreal, traumatic, and revelatory fallout from the morning when everyone on Hawai'i thought a nuclear missile was imminent.

9] -- See a PROPOSED Banned Killer Drones AGENDA FOR Sun., Nov. 7 at 1:30 PM ET: 1] Ahmadi Family, 2] Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 3] Discussion of November and December protest possibilities, and 4] Discussion of ideas for public outreach. Join the meeting by going to a Zoom link:

10] – On Sun., Nov. 7 at 3 PM ET, check out U.S. Militarism, Space Tech & Climate Crisis.  Join Koohan Pak-Mainder (Hawaii) and Lisa Savage (Maine) of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Ashik Siddique of the Institute of Policy Studies, Adrienne Kinne President of Veterans For Peace US, and David Collins of Veterans for Peace UK for a webinar during COP26 People's Summit. The harms that militarism does to climate have been ignored for decades. Now space programs and nuclear weapons programs are ramping up to cause even more devastation. What are the facts about climate harms caused by these heavily funded programs? How can we challenge these assaults on the future for a livable planet? Register at

11] – On Sun., Nov. 7 at 3 PMET, the MD Poor Peoples Campaign PG County Outreach Weekend Planning Session will take place. Join in an Outreach Planning Session.  There will be canvassing on Nov. 13 in Public Housing Complexes and doing a tabling event on Nov. 14.  More information about specific actions will be discussed in the meeting.  Register for meeting at

12] -- Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will attend on Sun., Nov. 7 at 4 PM ET Healthcare the Emergency Town Hall Meeting with The Nation's John Nichols! Join the most robust discussion imaginable with John, on the outcomes of the recent off-year elections, the goings-on in Congress over what ends up in the Build Back Better Act, and of course his outlook on the movement-building that lies ahead of us, as we face the mid-terms of 2022 with the existential threats of climate, health, poverty, racism, war, and political corruption still very much upon us. Register at

13] – 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., Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., Nov. 8 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., Nov. 2 from 3 to 5 PM ET.

14] – Jill Hertzler, Jews United for Justice [] wants you to attend the 2021 Heschel Vision Awards on Sun., Nov. 7 at 7 PM ET.  Representative Jamie Raskin is the keynote speaker. The other honorees are Tara Huffman, Joanna Silver, and the DC Initiative on Racial Equity and its Coordinating Committee. Register at JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards celebrate members of our community who take action with deep moral commitment and who inspire and empower others.

15] –The Peacemaker of the Year Event hosted by Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore will happen on Sun., Nov. 7 at 7 PM ET via Zoom. Registration is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. To register --and to make a donation to the event—Try  It may be too late to register. The honoree will be Kim Lamberty, DMin, who has been developing and managing faith-based justice, peace, cross-cultural, and community service programs for more than 25 years. Note she has just been selected to be the director of the Quixote Center.  Her talk will be Racism, Colonialism and Haiti!!

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 Nov. 8 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.  

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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