Thursday, March 24, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 26 - 27, 2022

70] Knock on doors for Brooke Lierman in PG County – March 26

71] Knock on Baltimore County doors for Brooke Lierman – March 26

72] Breakfast with Brooke in Essex!  – March 26

73] Get over to the food pantry March 26

74] Community-based justice -- March 26  

75] Slavery central in nation’s collective history and memory – March 26

76] Ukraine and the Future of Arms Control – March 26

77] DNC National Call Crew – March 26

78] Massachusetts Needs a Nuclear Weapons Commission – March 26

79] Celebrate the Life of Jim Forest – March 26

80] Medicare for All forum – March 26

81] Stop an execution – March 26

82] Russia out of Ukraine vigil – March 27

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

84] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

86] Do you need a doctor?

87] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

88] Do you need any book shelves?

89] Join the Global Zero campaign.

90] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


70] – Knock on doors for Brooke in Prince Georges County on Sat., March 26 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

71] --On Sat., March 26 from 10 AM to noon ET, knock on doors for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller in Baltimore County.  You will get the address after you register. Sign up at Canvass the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Sign up at

72] – Breakfast with Brooke in Essex!  This Meet-and-Greet, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller, will happen on Sat., March 26 from 10 to 11:30 AM EDT at Brewers Landing, 801 Woodrow Ave. 5842, Essex 21221. Join host Melinda Dunmire and hear from Brooke Lierman, a current State Delegate and candidate for Maryland Comptroller! Brooke will discuss the importance of the role of Comptroller and her vision for the office, answer your questions, and listen to your ideas. Current CDC guidelines will be observed. The hosts kindly ask for guests to be vaccinated prior to attending the event. Go to

73] – On Sat.,  Mar. 26 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

74] – 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 26 through June 18 at 1 PM ET. It takes place every other Saturday. Register at

75] – Community Read and Discussion: “How the Word is Passed” – Part 2 will take place on Sat., March 26 from 1 to 2:30 PM EST. Clint Smith, the award winning author,  “leads (us) on an unforgettable journey of monuments and landmarks that offers an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history and memory.”   Register at

76] – On Sat., March 26 at 1 PM, hear from Michael Krepon: Ukraine and The Future of Arms Control [Online].  Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine comes at a time when every state possessing nuclear weapons is modernizing or plans to modernize its nuclear forces. One by one, arms control treaties have been discarded. Essential norms, including the norm against waging aggressive war as well as humanitarian laws of warfare have been disregarded. We live in a deeply disheartening time. But opportunities exist in in every crisis. Discuss this war, how something truly awful might to turned into something good, and steps we might take to change course. To get involved with this talk, hosted by the Student Pugwash USA, Stimson Center, and Arizona State University, go to

77] – 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 Sat., March 26. 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  

78] – On Sat., March 26 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET catch this discussion: Nuclear Weapons and Massachusetts--Why MA Needs a Nuclear Weapons Commission. The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice and Massachusetts Peace Action invite Western Massachusetts peace and justice activists to come together and plan the future of peace organizing in Western Massachusetts. Join a brainstorming session to gauge interest and capacity on a Western Massachusetts peace organizing group.  H.3688/S.1555 is a bill in the MA State House that would establish a Citizens’ Commission to research and recommend to the state legislature ways to better protect the citizens of Massachusetts from the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are designed to destroy entire cities. If they are ever used, there would be a humanitarian catastrophe of unparalleled proportions. Even if they are never used, they are consuming enormous resources that would be so much better spent on the real needs of people in this Commonwealth.

  Massachusetts itself is deeply embedded in the nuclear weapons business. Draper Labs in Cambridge is one of the main centers for nuclear weapons research in the country. Major nuclear weapons contractors like General Dynamics, Raytheon and Textron all have large facilities based in Massachusetts. Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA, is a major command and control center for US nuclear weapons.  These nuclear weapons facilities make Massachusetts a major target in the event of nuclear war. They also provide jobs and income to the state. How can Massachusetts remove itself from the nuclear weapons business while protecting livelihoods and the local economy? That is the work of this Commission. It would do research and hold hearings with experts and local residents across the state.

  The speakers are Ira Helfand, past President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the co-Founder and past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the US affiliate of IPPNW; Lindsay Sabadosa, the first woman to ever hold the 1st Hampshire District seat;  Jonathan King, a professor of Molecular Biology at MIT, where he has long taught  biochemistry and directed a biomedical research team on protein folding and human disease; Joseph Gerson, the Executive Director of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security;  Emma Pike, a peace educator, a specialist in global citizenship education, and a determined advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons; and Elaine Scarry, a teacher at Harvard University where she is the Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value. Register at

79] – Celebrate the Life of Jim Forest on Sat., March 26 at 4 PM ET. Pat Graf will be the zoom host.   For security she has set up a zoom waiting room, and would appreciate another person familiar with hosting on zoom to co- host with her. The service will last about 90 minutes. Bob Graf, with your help, will put together the program.  Please write Bob with any thoughts, prayers, music, eulogies, readings that could be used. There will be some sharing time at the end of the service. The contact information for Bob and Pat along with the zoom link is below.  Contact Bob Graf at or 1 414 379 4162.   Join the Zoom Meeting at Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting.

80] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are hosting on Sat., March 26 at 4 PM ET a Medicare for All Forum. Sign up at Join this Medicare for All roundtable discussion as healthcare experts from around the country share their expertise on legislation, actions and best practices.

81] – 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

82] – On Sunday, March 27 from 1 to 2 PM, Maryland Peace Action is organizing a rally in Patterson Park across the street from St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2401 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Md 21224.  Bring signs such as Stop the War in Ukraine, Russian Troops Out Now and Negotiate a Peace Agreement.  Please be respectful, and do not bring derogatory signs.  Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. We must Stand for Peace and Against War.  We must demand an end to the Invasion of Ukraine.  We cannot tolerate the immense suffering.  Vladimir Putin, stop the killing.

     I do not have to tell you about the awful images and terrible stories coming from the invasion of Ukraine. We must make it clear that the war in Ukraine is a disaster for the people of Ukraine and a terrible threat to us all, including increasing the danger of nuclear war. There must be an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. The peace movement must be a global people’s movement, aligned with the policies favorable for all people.

  St. Michael will hold its next Pyrohy/Pierogi & Ukrainian Food Sale on April 9, 2022 from 10 AM to noon.  Pre-orders are accepted through the deadline date of Sunday, April 3 at 5 PM prior to sale's day. Submit your order to

83] – 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.

84] -- 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

85] – 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. 

86] 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.  

87] -- 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

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

89] -- 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.

90] – 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

No comments: