Thursday, March 31, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 1 - 2, 2022

61] White House peace vigil – April 1

62] Resisting Settler Colonialism – April 1

63] DNC National Call Crew – April 1 & 2

64] Fire Drill Friday – April 1

65] Voter Protection phone bank – April 1 & 2

66] Meet former commandants of the FARC-EP – April 1

67] Support Krystal Oriadha, a progressive candidate – April 2

68] Catastrophe, Militarism and the Violence of Climate – April 2 & 3

69] Knock on doors for Brooke Lierman in PG County – April 2

70] Close Gitmo rally – April 2

71] Continued Colonization of Palestine – April 2

72] Rally for Yemen – April 2

73] Build a climate voter base -- April 2  

74] Get over to the food pantry April 2

75] Stop an execution – April 2

76] 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


61] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., April 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

62] – Cat Knarr, USCPR [] wants you to register for the “Our Struggle Is One: Resisting Settler Colonialism” Land Day webinar on Fri., April 1 at noon ET. Defend native land from Palestine to Turtle Island. March 30 is Land Day: a day that commemorates the Palestinian people’s relentless resistance to Israeli settler colonialism, military occupation, and apartheid. This day reminds us of the importance of defending and protecting native land around the world, from Palestine to Turtle Island, as Palestinian people all across Palestine protest settler colonialism. Native peoples have the right to exist and thrive on the lands where they live.

  The NDN Collective lives on Turtle Island,—an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power just released a position paper for Land Day to uplift the struggle and demands of the Palestinian people. This powerful paper demonstrates that “Under settler colonialism, settlers do not care about the People or the land,” The paper also reads: “Their relationships are based on extraction and exploitation. Indigenous Peoples protect and defend our land and our communities. The land convenes us and helps to define who we are and what our purpose is.”  Register at

63] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Fri., April 1 and Sat., April 2. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. Sign up at  

64] – Jane Fonda for Greenpeace USA [] wants you to be involved on Fri., April 1 at 2 PM ET with Fire Drill Friday. Around the world, people are taking action and demanding climate justice and an end to wars. On this week's show, in honor of this year’s Earth Day, celebrate two incredible youth activists who are leading the way to a sustainable and peaceful future. Tune in at  Meet actor and activist Bonnie Wright, and founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, Leah Thomas. Together discuss why it's so important for young people to be involved, the connection between racial justice and the environment, and what Earth Day means to their generation.

65] – Join a Voter Protection phone bank with Common Cause from Sundays through Saturdays.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in Alaska and Utah to connect them to their senators and encourage them to confirm Justice Jackson. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of anyone’s control. On Fri., April 1 from 4 to 6 PM EDT, call Alaska voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson. On Sat., April 2 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM EDT, call Utah voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson.  Sign up at

66] – The Alliance for Global Justice [] is alerting you to Talking about Colombia on Fri., April 1 at 6:30 PM ET. Hear from Senators Benkos Biohó and Victoria Sandino! The two senators are former commandants of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army) and negotiators of the 2016 Peace Accord. They served as senators for the legal FARC political party after the accords were implemented. They are both leaders in the Afrodescendent community and tireless advocates against racism, for labor rights, and for a peace that is characterized by justice. Register at

67] – Support Krystal Oriadha, a progressive candidate, in a Day of Action on Sat., April 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET! Canvass in the district to talk about why Krystal is the right choice for PG County.  RSVP at

68] – Attend a conference entitled Catastrophe, Militarism and the Violence of Climate on Sat., April 2 starting at 10 AM and Sun., April 3 starting at 11 AM EDT. Join Chicago Area Peace Action for the Third Annual Peace Summit. Take a deeper dive into the environmental degradation/military complex, but what we as a global community can do about it. Importantly, our shared predicament offers us the opportunity to unite across our cultural, ideological, and national differences to address the climate crisis as one, de-escalating militarism and dismantling global norms of violent communication, corporate greed, and imperialism.

 It’s no secret that our world is on a fast-moving, downwards slope towards climate catastrophe. But hidden from this discussion is one of the largest contributors to today’s crisis: a global order based on militarization, especially one coming directly from the U.S. military. If the U.S. military were a nation-state, it would be Earth’s 47th largest carbon emitter. But the intersection goes beyond that. There are military and police forces across the globe shutting down climate protests. States stealing natural resources is becoming a more normal form of state violence as climate change dramatically reduces global resources. Register at for the 2022 Peace Summit!

69] – Knock on doors for Brooke in Prince Georges County on Sat., April 2 from 10 AM to 1 PM ET. Talk with your neighbors about electing Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022. The meeting place will be sent to you after you RSVP. Sign up at

70] --HELEN SCHIETINGER [] is inviting you on Sat., April 2 to gather at noon at the White House. Take advantage of the warming weather to call out President Biden on his slow motion approach to closing Guantanamo! Orange jump suits are available. Ask Biden, Why is Guantanamo still open?

71] – On Sat., April 2 at 1 PM ET, tune in to Challenging Corporate Complicity in the Continued Colonization of Palestine: Means and Methods. Hosted by Just Peace Advocates and Al-Haq, this webinar will consider direct approaches to challenge corporate complicity in the continued colonization of Palestine. This will include judicial and non-judicial mechanisms in the Canadian-specific as well as broader international context. This will feature Wesam Ahmad, James Yap, Jonathan Kuttab, Kathryn Ravey and Tara Alami. RSVP at

72] – There is a Rally for Yemen on Sat., April 2 at 2 PM ET in BLM Plaza NW, 16th St. between H and I Sts., WDC 20005, hosted by the DC Advocates, a volunteer team from Friends Committee on National Legislation. The rally will mark 7 years of war in Yemen and demand an end to the US role in sustaining this war and in sustaining the extreme famine and wretched sanitation conditions. Call for an end to US support for the assault on the people of Yemen.  Register at  One of the speakers will be Hassan El-Tayyab, a Middle East policy expert and lobbyist with FCNL.

73] – Greenpeace [] wants to build the climate vote on Sat., April 2 at 2 PM ET.  Join in to elect climate champions! Greenpeace USA will be writing letters to voters in key congressional districts all over the country to get them out to vote for climate justice candidates. There is a call to explain this process. Join in at

74] – On Sat., April 2 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] – Abe // MELISSA LUCIO CAMPAIGN [] wants you to know about an ongoing Saturday vigil at the DA's Office in Brownsville, Texas.  On Sat., March 26 at 8:30 PM ET, get an update on the case of death row inmate Melissa Lucio. Call Gov. Abbott at (512) 463-2000.  My name is _____ and I am calling from ____. I wanted to ask Governor Abbott to watch the documentary The State of Texas vs. Melissa and pursue granting clemency to Melissa Lucio. I believe the documentary conveys the compelling evidence for her innocence which should be considered before her scheduled execution date. And call the CAMERON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY at 956-544-0849 to POLITELY ask Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz (pronounced Sa-Enz) to "Please rescind (withdraw) the execution warrant, reinvestigate the case, and to watch the film, The State of Texas vs. Melissa." Visit

76] – 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. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at comcast dot net.

77] -- 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

78] – 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. 

79] 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.  

80] -- 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

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

82] -- 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.

83] – 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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