"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.
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auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.
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site for info on federal legislation
involved with NCNR
4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
5] House cleaner needed
6] Welcome an Afghan Family to Baltimore!
friend needs a house or an apartment to rent
8] Creative Social Change – Feb. 27
9] Nuclear Remembrance Day – Feb. 27
10] Knock on doors in PG County – Feb. 27
on Doors for Brooke – Feb. 27
Town Hall – Feb. 27
13] United against Hate
14] Voter Registration Event – Feb. 27
15] PDA Town Hall – Feb. 27
16] Phone bank for Jessica Cisneros – Feb. 27 & 28 and
17] Voter Protection
Phonebank – Feb. 27 & 28 and March 1
18] Our Revolution phone banking -- Feb. 20 & 22
19] Pivot to Peace -- Feb. 27 & March 1
at the Pentagon – Feb. 28
21] End medical debt – Feb. 28
22] Free all America's political prisoners – Feb. 28
1] – Buttons,
bumperstickers and books are available.
“God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at
2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on
particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/.
Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or
800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
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] – 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.
5] – 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.
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 info@IOSCbaltimore.org, call
the office at 410-323-8564 and leave a message for Nathalie.
7] – 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
8] – 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., Feb. 27, the subject is “Creative Social Change.” In two nonconsecutive terms as mayor of Bogata,
Columbia, starting in 1995, Antanas Mockus used non-traditional cultural and
creative methods to induce positive social change. From hiring mimes to improve
crosswalk safety to melting down guns to make baby spoons, Mockus motivated and
unified his constituents. Today, when the U.S. ship of state threatens to run
aground on the shoals of social anger and political division, do we need to
think outside the box like Mockus? Hugh Taft-Morales explores
whether unusual public interventions might help Americans find a way forward
together. He 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). Email
PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for ZOOM login information.
9] – Basel Peace Office [email@example.com] is
hosting an event on Mon., Feb. 28 at 10 AM ET in commemoration of Nuclear
Remembrance Day and World Future Day.
Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-q9MrFS7QSSQUEFAzRQBEQ.
10] – Knock
on doors for Brooke in Prince Georges County on Sun., Feb. 27 at 11 AM to 2 PM
ET and 2 to 5 PM ET. Talk with your neighbors about electing Democrats up and
down the ballot in 2022. Meet at Starbucks, 9100 Alaking Court, Capitol
Heights 20743. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/442693/.
There is a Literature Drop for Brooke in
Montgomery County on Sundays from 2 to 4 PM EST starting at Panera Bread, 8541
Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910. Join a canvass 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 will need to knock on doors!
This will continue through April. 24.
Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/397526/?followup_modal_context=email_post_shift_future_timeslots_other_events.
Metta Spencer [firstname.lastname@example.org]
is inviting you on Sun., Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 PM ET to attend a Global Town Hall
hosted by the Project Save the World. Go
to https://zoom.us/j/9108970203. On the last
Sunday of every month, there is an open meeting on Zoom for activists worldwide
who are addressing issues of militarism (especially nuclear weapons), global
warming, famine, pandemics, radioactive contamination, and/or cyber risks. See https://tosavetheworld.ca.
Project Save the World is sponsored by Peace Magazine.
13] – Join the February United Against Hate meeting on Sun.,
Feb. 27 at 2 PM
ET via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9132004856. Hear from
a Canadian antifascist organizer about the far-right truckers' mobilizations at
the border, where MAGA racists and open neo-Nazis came together on an
anti-vaccine anti-Covid lockdown conspiracy platform. The so-called
"freedom convoy" was opposed by the Teamsters union, and 90% of Canadian truckers are vaccinated. Also hear about the
inspiring union-backed counter-protests that happened in Vancouver and Ottawa.
Then Clare will talk about the far-right and the fascist forces in Ukraine. Despite Putin's
lies about "de-Nazifying" Ukraine as justification for the invasion,
there seems to be a fascist movement there that will be only strengthened
by this war. Putin's ties to the far-right in Russia are well known. And
of course, there is a fascist and a Nazi movement in the USA. Dos this allow another country to invade
Baltimore? And lastly, discuss possible participation
in the US for the World against Racism International day of action on March
14] – Get involved with a Black History Month Virtual Voter
Registration Event -- When We All Vote on Sun., Feb. 27 from 2 to 3 PM EST. Black Women in Europe and The Voices for
Change Chapter of When We All Vote are hosting a Virtual Voter Registration
Drive for Black History Month! Learn how
you can register to vote, update your voter registration, check your voter
registration status and more! Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82350706559?pwd=OGFnclQ2RmM3U0F2Q2p6c3A4d2Y3dz09.
Check out https://weall.vote/bhmvote.
15] – The Progressive Democrats of America National Team
[email@example.com] wants you to attend a Town Hall on Sun., Feb. 27 at 4 PM
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is rightly being condemned around the world, it
seems a good moment to consider the United States' relations with its
neighbors. Discuss three important and timely PDA initiatives: help build a powerful anti-war peace movement; support for Starbucks
workers who are organizing to win union representation at their stores, along
with workers who have been locked out at Collins Aerospace; and do a final push
in support of Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar in the Texas primary on Tuesday.
A panel on Puerto Rico begins promptly at 5 PM ET.
It features one of the national co-chairs of the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign,
former Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin-Cruz. Joining Carmen will be Rafael Bernabe, member of the Puerto Rican
Senate, and Adrian
Gonzalez, the organizational secretary of the PR Independence Party. Go to
On Sun., Feb. 27 from 4 to 6 PM, Mon., Feb.
28 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., March 1 from 3 to 5 PM and Tues., March 1 from 5 to 8
PM EST, phone bank for Green New Deal champion Jessica Cisneros, running
in Texas’ 28th Congressional
district! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/sunrise2022/event/428089/?emci=f9a40066-778e-ec11-a507-281878b83d8a&emdi=968f5385-7b8e-ec11-a507-281878b83d8a&ceid=177631.
17] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common
Cause on Sun., Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 PM and from 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., March
1 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.
involved with Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause and call voters
in targeted states and connect them to their senators to drive calls of
accountability and appreciation around the vote on the Freedom to Vote: John R.
Lewis Act. And begin to advocate for No Excuse Absentee Voting in Delaware and
recruit poll monitors for the Texas primary.
18] – Our Revolution [firstname.lastname@example.org] hopes you can
volunteer to phone bank to get out the vote in Texas with early voting underway
and Election Day around the corner on March 1st. Join the Phonebank Force to
maximize impact at the polls! Make Calls to Elect Progressive Champions in
Texas on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next dates
are Sun., Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 8:30 PM and Tues., March 1 from 10 AM to 8 PM
ET. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/438475/?akid=2604.8252965.rhHHLt&rd=1&t=13.
19] – Elizaveta Kupriyanova, Massachusetts Peace Action
[email@example.com] is hosting on Sun., Feb. 27 at 9 PM ET The Shanghai
Communiqué: Key to Peace - Pivot to Peace/CODEPINK Webinar. Join Pivot to Peace
and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for a conversation with Xiangyu, K.J.
Noh, Col. Ann Wright and Lauren from CODEPINK to better understand the Taiwan
issue and how the U.S. can avoid war with China over Taiwan. Register at
20] – 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 Feb. 28 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. The
restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S.
Fern and Army Navy Dr.
End Medical Debt Maryland
[email@example.com] wants you to be heard on Mon., Feb. 28 from 8 AM to
3 PM ET. Stand up for justice for
Maryland patients. The Maryland House Health and Government Operations (HGO)
Committee will hear a bill that would require hospitals to reimburse low-income
patients they’ve overcharged for care. House Bill 694 is a response to a state
agency report that in 2017 & 2018, Maryland hospitals collected an
estimated $60 million each year from low-income patients who should have
received free healthcare. Help tell the committee you won’t stand for theft
from working Marylanders. Community
members who support justice for hospital patients can upload written testimony
supporting HB 694 directly to the Maryland General Assembly website: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/?link_id=6&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-new-bill-to-reimburse-hospital-patients-2&email_referrer=email_1458665&email_subject=this-monday-make-your-voice-heard. Remember, the testimony has to be in PDF
format — and don’t forget to hit “Save” after you upload! Once you have your document saved as a PDF,
you can upload it to the MGA website on Monday starting at 8 AM. The submission
window closes promptly at 3 PM.
Join CODEPINK and its partners on Mon.,
Feb. 28 at noon to demand the Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
WDC, DC 20530, free all America's political prisoners. Hear inspiring speakers,
and demand justice for all nonviolent victims of the violent empire. Email
Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at
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