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Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
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site for info on federal legislation
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]Welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore!
friend needs a house or an apartment to rent
9]End Solitary in Virginia – Jan. 23
10]Forgiveness -- Jan. 23
11]Ban Killer Drones meeting – Jan. 23
12]World Stands up to Sanctions– Jan. 23
13]Hands off Palestine at the Israeli Embassy – Jan. 23
on Doors for Brooke – Jan. 23
15]Holocaust and Genocides and Awards Event – Jan. 23
16]Single Payer Victory -- Jan. 23
17] Phone bank for Jessica Cisneros – Jan. 23
18] United against Hate meeting – Jan. 23
calls for the Freedom to Vote Act. – Jan. 23, 24 & 25
20]Voting rights event – Jan. 23
at the Pentagon – Jan. 24
22]History of Slavery course – Jan. 24
bumperstickers and books are available.
“God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at
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 contactJeff/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.
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 info@IOSCbaltimore.org, call
the office at 410-323-8564 and leave a message for Nathalie.
8] – 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
9] – The Virginia
Interfaith Center [office AT virginiainterfaithcenter. Org wants you to get
involved in a Day of Action on Sun., Jan. 23. The issue is #SolitarySolidarity, and the action is
organized to convince legislators to support a bill to prohibit the inhumane,
barbaric use of solitary confinement the United Nations categorizes as torture.
Help spread awareness about this human rights violation through your
communities and through the media. This event will take place in the parking
lots of congregations all over Virginia (outdoors, socially distanced, and
masked, of course). The idea is to organize a coordinated statewide response to
capture the attention of the media and legislators. People of all faiths and
people of good will unite across the state to take a stand to value human life.
10] – 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., Jan. 16, the subject is “Forgiveness.” What is forgiveness? How should humanists approach forgiveness so
that it elevates one’s quality of life and strengthens
a commitment to ethical living? Felix Adler wrote that “to forgive is not to forget
– quite the contrary. To forgive is to remember the past action, but to remember
it as belonging to the past, as the act of one who has since undergone the
great change.” Is he right? Hugh Taft-Morales explores the process of seeking
and giving forgiveness in interpersonal relationships.
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.
To join the Ban Killer Drones meeting on Sun., Jan. 23 at noon ET, go to
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87119502310. The Meeting
ID is 871 1950 2310. Or you can dial in
at 1 301 715 8592 (Washington, DC. The Meeting ID is at 871 1950 2310.
Check out The World
Stands Up to Sanctions on Sun., Jan. 23 at 1 PM ET. Sanctioned countries are
fighting back and finding ways around the US imposed economic sanctions. Sanctions have been imposed on around 42
countries by the United States in order to change a government’s behavior.
These sanctions primarily hurt the people of the sanctioned countries. This is
especially true during the COVID pandemic as the US denies countries vaccines
and medical equipment. But sanctioned
countries are now working together and finding ways around these sanctions.
Learn what is happening as the World Stands Up to Sanction athttps://tinyurl.com/yx2vaxdh.
Abid-Thompson [firstname.lastname@example.org] has called an emergency demonstration on
Sun., Jan. 23 from 2 to 3 PM ET. Hands off Palestine at the Israeli
Embassy. Today it is home demolitions
and expulsions in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem; then it was in the Naqab desert in
'48 Palestine, Masafer Yatta in '67 Palestine, and more ongoing Israeli
violence across Palestine such as the continued blockade of Gaza. The brutal
Israeli apartheid regime is escalating its ongoing ethnic cleansing of the
Palestinian people–destroying the Salahiya family’s home in the dead of night
in Sheikh Jarrah, mass arresting over 40 Palestinian people (including many
children) in the Naqab, and so much more constant, inhumane violence. It is our
urgent responsibility to join the steadfast people of Palestine in loudly
resisting and exposing Israel’s colonial violence to the world, now and until
liberation. Visit https://www.instagram.com/p/CY_yFCrldzf/?emci=b69cf05c-e37a-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&emdi=e7064c6d-f57a-ec11-94f6-c896650d4442&ceid=5467956.
The 17th Annual Holocaust and
Genocides and Awards Event will take place on Sun., Jan. 23 from 2 to 4 PM
EST. This is a virtual event; get on
The purpose of this event is education,
information, and activism. The Center for Pluralism is a non-profit
organization established in 1996 and committed to building a cohesive America
where every American feels secure about his/her faith, race, ethnicity,
culture, or any other uniqueness. Its work involves workshops, training,
seminars and talks about Religious, Political, Societal and workplace
Pluralism, in addition to human rights and including standing up for the
religious freedom of every human being. See www.HolocaustandGenocides.com.
16] –Alan Minsky for Progressive
Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants you to attend a Town Hall on
Sun., Jan. 23 at 4 PM ET. Celebrate
California’s Single-Payer Victories and participate in a Panel Discussion on
Defending Democracy and Voting Rights.California Assembly Bill 1400,
which sets in motion a single-payer universal health care system in California,
has passed through both of its committees (with flying colors!) and is
headed for a floor vote before the end of the month. Simply put, this
could be the game changer for single-payer advocates. Hear
an update from Dr. Bill and others on the front line to win a sane, fair, and
excellent healthcare system in the largest state in the union.
In the wake of the failure to pass essential voting rights legislation in
the US Congress, how do we Defend Democracy and Voting Rights. It's a star
studded panel including Mimi Kennedy, Alan Minsky, Andrea Miller, Ray
McClendon, Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Kenny Bruno, Sara Nelson, James Fukuda,
Christian Nunes, Danny Goldberg, Jan Goodman, Robert Wilson, Lori Pesante,
Danny Sheehan, Rev. Rodney Sadler, John Brakey, Tatanka Bricca, Joel
Segal, Harvey Wasserman and more!Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
19] –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 Sun., Jan. 23 from 6 to 8
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 Mon., Jan. 24 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM EST, connect AZ voters to Sen.
Sinema to ask that she does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act
including fixing the filibuster. On Tues., Jan. 25 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. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/.
is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside
the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Jan. 24 and it is sponsored by
the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 begins 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.
22] –Bill Barry [email@example.com] wants you to know that he is
teaching a course History of Slavery starting Mon., Jan. 24 from 1 to 2:30 PM
The course will
be taught for CCBC on Zoom. This will be a labor history course about Baltimore
with lots of guest speakers.Call 443-840-4700 or go on line to www.CCBCMD.edu.
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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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