Friday, March 11, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 11 - 26, 2022

70] Get involved in the DNC Poverty Council – March 11

71] White House peace vigil – March 11

72] Yemen Debrief Call – March 11

73] DNC National Call Crew – March 11 & 12

74] Re-entry Work Group – March 11

75] Global Day of Action to End COVID Monopolies – March 11

76] Laurie-Anne Sayles in parade – March 12

77] March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Brooke – March 12

78] Knock on doors for Brooke – March 12

79] History of the Mollies – March 12

80] Get over to the food pantry March 12

81] Community based justice – March 12 

82] Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival – March 12 & 26

83] Town Hall with Wes Moore – March 12

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

85] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

87] Do you need a doctor?

88] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

89] Do you need any book shelves?

90] Join the Global Zero campaign.

91] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


70] –  Progressive Democrats of America [] would like you to attend on Fri., March 11 at 10 AM a gathering with Nina Turner to Defend the Poverty Caucus. Turner will support DNC member Susie Shannon and a slate of progressive leaders running for officer positions on the DNC Poverty Council. The event will take place at The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. WDC 20009. Sign up to attend

71] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 11 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

72] – Neda Saleh [] is inviting you to a Yemen debrief call of the week of action on Fri., March 11 at 1 PM EST. It will be hosted by FCNL and joining in will be Keane Bhatt and Bobby Puckett who staff the offices of Rep. Jayapal and Rep. DeFazio, in that order. They will be answering questions about their plans for Hill outreach and introducing the War Powers Resolution. There will be a discussion on how the war in Ukraine is impacting not only the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, but also the timing of an introduction of a new Yemen WPR. Here is the zoom link:

73] – 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., March 11 and Sat., March 12. 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  

74] – The Reentry Work Group of Progressive Maryland is hosting Reentry: Where Do You Stand?, a series of virtual listening sessions with candidates running for statewide and Prince George's County office. At each session, candidates will present their plans to support reentry services for the formerly incarcerated and will take questions from community members during a Q & A session. These candidate forums will take place over Zoom on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6–7:30 PM. The next session is on Fri., March 11 with PG County Councils Districts 7, 8 and 9.  Sign up at Contact the Reentry Work Group at with any questions. This will continue through March 25

75] – Ryan Harvey [] is reminding us about the Global Day of Action to End COVID Monopolies on Fri., March 11 at 6:30 PM at the McPherson Square Metro, WDC. Join in at  Billions of people still don’t have access to vaccines and treatments. 

  Call on President Biden and other world leaders to remove Big Pharma’s monopoly stranglehold on COVID vaccines, tests and treatments and allow countries to produce the life-saving medicines their populations still desperately need.

76] – Progressive Maryland has endorsed Laurie-Anne Sayles, candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large. Then march with Laurie-Anne’s #Saylesforce Team in Gaithersburg’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sat., March 12 at 9 AM. Meet in Gaithersburg at the Corner of Rio Boulevard and Grand Corner Avenue.  Sign up at

77] –  March with Brooke in the Gaithersburg Parade on Sat., March 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM EST at RIO Lakefront Area, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg 20878. Join Brooke and Team Lierman for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, which starts at 10 AM! Sign up at

78] --On Sat., March 12 from 10:30 AM to noon ET, knock on doors for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller in Baltimore County starting at 3820 Fernside Road, Randallstown 21133.  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!

79] –  William Barry [] is doing a program on Sat., March 12 at 11 AM on the history of the Mollies at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 918 Lemmon St. in Baltimore.

80] – On Sat.,  Mar. 12 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

81] – Are you interested in how communities are responding to emergencies without involving the police? Join this eight-week participatory workshop to learn more. See what community-based programs are working across the country. Assess the needs and assets for emergency response in your own community. Get trained in de-escalation and mental health crisis response. And develop a concrete plan to move toward community-based justice. The study-into-action group will look to build community Alternatives to police response from Sat., March 12 through June 18 at 1 PM ET. Register at

82] –  Get with the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival  on Sat., March 12 at 1 PM ET and Sat., March 26 at 1 PM ET.  The March 12 screening honors Mahala Ashley Dickerson, a Quaker legal pioneer in Alaska and Alabama, and on March 26 “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” will be screened. Both screenings feature a follow-up discussion facilitated by Director Hal Weaver.  Go to

83] – Jared Schablein [] wants to remind you about a Town Hall with Wes Moore on Sat., March 12 at 4 PM ET. RSVP at

84] – 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.

85] -- 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

86] – 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. 

87] 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.  

88] -- 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

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

90] -- 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.

91] – 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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