Friday, January 28, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 28 - 29, 2022

68] White House peace vigil – Jan. 28

69] Celebrate Data Privacy Week – Jan. 28

70] Voter Protection phone banks – Jan. 28 & 29

71] Thomas Paine: Architect of Cooperative Individualism – Jan. 28

72] Birdwatching at Patterson Park – Jan. 29

73] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 29

74] Knock on doors for Brooke – Jan. 29

75] Virtual Summit for Liberation – Jan. 29

76] Honor Desmond Tutu -- Jan. 29

77] Get over to the food pantry Jan. 29

78] Reducing Threat of Nuclear War: Rebuilding a Broader Movement – Jan. 29

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

80] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

82] Do you need a doctor?

83] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

84] Do you need any book shelves?

85] Join the Global Zero campaign.

86] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


68] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 28 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

69] – Celebrate Data Privacy Week with the Ridenhour Prizes on Fri., Jan. 28 from 2 to 3 PM ET. Join POGO and The Ridenhour Prizes for the first-ever Fireside Chat on Data Privacy in a Connected World. Fireside Chats are a monthly series of intimate conversations with past and current Ridenhour honorees on the pressing issues of our time and the way forward in building a more just vision of society.  POGO’s Senior Policy Counsel Jake Laperruque will be joined by Thomas Tamm, winner of the 2009 Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize for his work in exposing the government’s warrantless wiretapping program to the New York Times; and Harlo Holmes, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation. Register at

70] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common Cause on Fri., Jan. 28 from 4 to 6 PM ET and call constituents in Republican states to connect them to their Senators to hold them accountable for blocking voting rights and on Sat., Jan. 29 from noon to 2 PM, 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET to call Arizona voters to connect to them Sen. Sinema to tell her they disapprove of her decision to protect the filibuster. Register at

71] – Check out Thomas Paine: Architect of Cooperative Individualism at 6:30 PM EST on Fri., Jan. 28.  In this webinar, Edward Dodson presents the story of Paine’s emergence from obscurity in England to become one of history’s most insightful observers of the human condition. A link to join will be provided via email before the start of each session. Visit

72] – Join a Birdwatching Tour of Baltimore’s Patterson Park on Sat., Jan. 29 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET. Sign up at Meet at the fountain, closest to E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Ave.  Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon experts will lead in search of avian friends! No experience necessary. If you would like to borrow binoculars, please email

73] --On Sat., Jan. 29 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!

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

75] – The Interfaith Immigration Coalition [] is urging to join in on Sat., Jan. 29 from noon to 6:15 PM ET for a Virtual Summit for Liberation. Register at  The summit theme is Immigrants for Liberation: Building Power to Dismantle the Deportation Cys-tem.  In order to continue building momentum to end the harm of detention and deportation, We Are Home and Fair Immigration Reform Movement are bringing together impacted community leaders and partner organizations for a virtual summit. The summit will feature plenary sessions and breakout workshops for participants to share and strategize together to fight detention and deportation in their communities and at the national level.

76] – On Sat., Jan. 29 at 1 PM ET, join a Celebration of the Life and Witness of Desmond Mipilo Tutu: Patron of Sabeel International. Sabeel and Friends of Sabeel will hold a memorial service (online) to celebrate the life and dedicated service of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who for many years was the International Patron of Sabeel. Visit

77] – On Sat., Jan. 29 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

78] -- Jonathan King, Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to sign up for a webinar on Sat., Jan. 29 from 2 to 6 PM ET.  Sign up for Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War: Rebuilding a Broader Movement at  Jean Athey will chair a panel discussion Paths Forward at 3 PM.  With Congress appropriating funds for new and upgraded nuclear weapons and delivery systems, the need to counter these misguided policies has become acute. The 2022 Conference will follow the general pattern of previous conferences, but with increased emphasis on coordinating efforts of advocates, and expanding outreach to organizations and constituencies outside the world of nuclear disarmament advocates.  

79] – 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.

80] -- 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

81] – 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.  

82] 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.  

83] -- 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

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

85] -- 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.

86] – 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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