Friday, January 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- Jan. 7 - 10, 2022

36] Fast with Witness Against Torture – Jan. 7 - 10

37] Call Manchin, McConnell and Sinema for Freedom to Vote – Jan. 7

38] White House peace vigil – Jan. 7

39] Fulfil the NPT – Jan. 7

40] Vigil for the Freedom to Vote Act – Jan. 7

41] Call for Freedom to Vote – Jan. 7 – 8

42] Peace and Justice Vigil – Jan. 7

43] Support Amazon workers Jan. 7

44] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 8

45] Communities United meeting Jan. 8

46] Legislative preview – Jan. 8 - 9

47] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

48] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

50] Do you need a doctor?

51] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

52] Do you need any book shelves?

53] Join the Global Zero campaign.

54] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


36] –   At the 2-decade mark Witness Against Torture will gather remotely and in person to center the Muslim men who have suffered at the hands of our government in Guantanamo.  The annual fast in January in D.C. will not happen.  However, some supporters continue to fast every Friday and there are those who will fast alone for 4 days this year. Fast from Fri., Jan. 7 through Mon. Jan. 10.  Meet by Zoom on Friday and on Monday.  To join, email with subject line "Fast Jan 2022" to get more information and the Zoom link.

37] – On Fri., Jan. 7 at 9 AM, the Poor Peoples Campaign is organizing a Mass Call-In to Manchin, Sinema, and McConnell. Tell them to pass Build Back Better and protect voting rights as steps in the right direction. Gather your fellow coordinating committee members, community partners, family and friends to join in as well! RSVP at

38] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 7 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

39] –NoFirstUse Global [] wants you to attend on Fri., Jan. 7 from 1:15 to 2:45 PM ET Fulfil the NPT: From Nuclear Threats to Human Security. This is an online event with policy-makers, civil society experts, former diplomats and youth.  The NPT Review Conference has been postponed until August - but States parties to the NPT could still take action to prevent nuclear war and advance nuclear disarmament.  The 191 States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which includes five nuclear weapon States (China, France, Russia, UK and USA), have committed to reducing nuclear risks and achieving a nuclear-weapon-free world. However, the nuclear weapon States continue to build their nuclear arsenals and threaten nuclear war. This event focuses on concrete measures that States Parties to the NPT could and should take to prevent nuclear war and to implement their nuclear disarmament commitments. It will include the release of a Working Paper to the NPT on No-First-Use and an update on the Open Letter to States Parties to the NPT: From nuclear threats to human security. Register at

40] –  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

41] – Join the Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause. Work together to demand bold changes to our alleged democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act and eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full). On Fri., Jan. 7 from 4 to 6 PM ET, connect WV voters to Sen. Manchin to ask that he does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  On Sat., Jan. 8 from noon to 2 PM ET, 1 to 3 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET, connect AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that she does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  Register at

42] -- 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 Jan. 7. 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

43] – Workers World Party - Philly [] is holding on Fri., Jan. 7 at 7 PM ET an Open Meeting for Amazon Solidarity in Philly. This time last year, a broad coalition of activists and organized labor groups held a series of demonstrations in solidarity with the workers down in Bessemer, Alabama who were trying to unionize their workplace. That workplace happened to be an Amazon warehouse. Now it's 2022 and the struggle of Amazon workers against their billionaire boss is even more intense. It's time to get the band back together to organize a new level of solidarity work with Amazon workers across the country.  Join the Zoom Meeting at  The Meeting ID is 875 3810 7989, and the Passcode is 174775.  Email

44] – Knock on Doors for Brooke Lierman in Prince George's County on Sat., Jan. 8 from 10 AM to noon.  Meet at Dunkin' Donuts, 4705 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Register at

Knock on Doors for Brooke Lierman in Baltimore County from 10 AM to noon on Sat., Jan. 8.  Meet at 3820 Fernside Road, Randallstown, MD 21133. Visit

45] – Communities United [] wants you at the Power Hour, #WomenMenIPV, on Sat., Jan. 8 from 11 AM to noon.  Hear from special guests from the House of Ruth! Share and listen to stories about violence within intimate relationships. The monthly Power Hour focuses on building the power of community through shared knowledge: your knowledge and a collective knowledge.  Register at

46] – Anne at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] announced that from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET on Sat., Jan. 8 and Sun., Jan 9, get an Eastern Shore Environmental Legislative Preview. Maryland state legislators present the environmental bills they are sponsoring during the 2022 Maryland legislative session, and advocacy groups explain how you can get involved. Register for Day 1 at Register for Day 2 at

47] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration.

48] -- 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

49] – 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.  

50] 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.  

51] -- 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

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

53] -- 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.

54] – 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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