Thursday, January 20, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- Janaury 21 - 22, 2022

62] Fight for Freedom Day of Action – Jan. 21

63] Making Sense of the Bomb – Jan. 21

65] Europe in an Era of Disruption – Jan. 21

66] White House peace vigil – Jan. 21

66] Vigil for the Freedom to Vote Act – Jan. 21

66] Fire Drill Friday – Jan. 21

67] Support Julian Assange – Jan. 21

68] Peace and Justice Vigil – Jan. 21

69] The World from Palestine – Jan. 21

70] Birdwatching at Druid Hill Park – Jan. 22

71] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 22

72] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 22

73] Brandywine supports UN Treaty Ban Jan. 22

74] Tell JHU no more nuclear weapons research Jan. 22

75] Get over to the food pantry Jan. 22

76] Meet Logan Endow, candidate for Maryland delegate – Jan. 22

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

78] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

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] – Join the Human Rights Campaign VIRTUALLY for a Fight for Freedom Day of Action on Fri., Jan. 21 from 9 AM to 3 PM ET. HRC is proud to support the critical work of Fairness, WV. Sign up at time. The 2022 legislative session is just around the corner, and it is expected there will be an unprecedented number of attacks against LGBTQ West Virginians. 

63] – On Fri., Jan. 21 at 10 AM, check out Nuclear Knowledge Production: Authority, Truths, and Making Sense of the Bomb, sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.  The speakers are Carol Cohn, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights; Benoît Pelopidas, Sciences Po; and Jayita Sarkar, Boston University. Sign up at

64] – On Fri., Jan. 21 at 11 AM, tune in to Europe in an Era of Disruption: Where Does the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Go from Here? This is sponsored by the Brookings Institution, and there will be multiple speakers. Sign up at

65] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 21 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

66] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace [] is inviting you to join a Fire Drill Friday on Jan. 21 at 2 PM ET. Hear from Catherine Abreu, founder & executive director of Destination Zero, and Romain Ioualalen from Oil Change International as they talk about the launch of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance during COP26. This is the first-ever diplomatic alliance dedicated to keeping oil and gas in the ground, and a huge step in the fight against the growing climate emergency. We’ll learn what exactly the alliance entails, how it came to be, and how it will help us end the era of fossil fuels. I hope you’ll tune in at  You can also tune in at

67] – Join supporters of Julian Assange for a "Justice for Julian" rally on  Fri., Jan. 21 from 2 to 4 PM at the Department of Justice, 9th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC.  This date is an anniversary of when Julian was arrested in London.  He now languishes in London's Belmarsh prison as the US continues its distorted attempts to extradite him, to certain imprisonment in the US.  Note there will also be a vigil at Attorney General Merrick Garland's home in Bethesda, MD on Sat., Jan 22. Contact Paula Iasella (

68] -- 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. 21. 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

69] – Helena Cobban, Just World Ed [] is inviting you to the World from Palestine with her and Yousef-Aljamal on Fri., Jan. 21 at 5 PM ET. There will be ten episodes in this Podcast. To watch the Podcast go to

70] – Join a Birdwatching Tour of Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park on Sat., Jan. 22 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET. Sign up at Meet at 3001 East Drive, Baltimore, 21217, on the sidewalk by the Dr. Ralph W.E. Jones, Jr. Building.

71] --On Sat., Jan. 22 from 10 AM to noon ET, knock on doors for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller in Baltimore County starting at 3820 Fernside Road, Randallstown 21133.  This will continue until Feb. 26.  Sign up at Canvass the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors!

72] – Knock on Doors for Brooke Lierman in Prince George's County on Sat., Jan. 22 and continuing through Jan. 29 from 10 AM to noon.  Meet at Dunkin' Donuts, 4705 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Register at

73] – On Sat., Jan. 22 at noon, the Brandywine Peace Community will "lay down the law" of the UN Treaty before the Philadelphia Federal Courthouse, 6th and Market Streets.  People will also read statements supporting the treaty, hold banners and posters, and will walk to the LIBERTY BELL, located just across the street. Visit or call 215-843-4827. MASK-UP. BE FULLY VACCINATED! BE CAREFUL.

74] – On Sat., Jan. 15 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

75] -- Prevent Nuclear War Maryland will celebrate the first anniversary of the United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] when it entered into force on January 22, 2021. On Jan. 22, 2021 gather at 1 PM at 34th and North Charles Streets by the Johns Hopkins University sign. JHU is the #1 School of Mass Destruction.  Consider joining us.  We hope to deliver a letter to the president of the university, Ron Daniels, asking him to renounce nuclear weapons research.  Consider signing on to the letter, and if possible add your organization. The National Science Foundation report on higher education research and development indicated that the expenditures for Johns Hopkins University includes funding for the Applied Physics Laboratory, which totaled $1.909 billion in FY2020. An estimated 90 % of this funding is weapons-related. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

76] – On Sat., Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 PM virtually, Logan Endow, Progressive Maryland’s endorsed candidate for state delegate in District 43 (Baltimore City), is hosting his campaign launch. Logan will speak about his platform, and you will hear from local organizers and community members about why this race is so important for building progressive power in Baltimore. RSVP at

77] – 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.

78] -- 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

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] 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.  

81] -- 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

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

83] -- 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.

84] – 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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