Baltimore Activist Alert – March 27 – 28, 2022
"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.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.
If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get 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!
7] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent
8] Joie de vivre – March 27
9] Peace Vigil to support Ukraine – March 27
10] Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians – March 27
11] Canvass with Brooke in Montgomery County – March 27
12] Door knocking with Brooke in Baltimore– March 27
13] Refuse to Pay for War – March 27
14] Global Town Hall – March 27
15] Progressive Town Hall – March 27
16] Prayers in Solidarity with an Indigenous People Meeting – March 27
17] Protest at the Pentagon – March 28
18] Confrontation between rival nuclear-armed powers – March 28
19] Mobilization Tour – March 28
20] Emergency Election Protection Coalition – March 28
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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 consideration. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at Comcast dot net.
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., March 27, the subject is the French call it “Joie de vivre.” It’s first found in the pantheistic writings of Jules Michelet. Humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers praises it as “a spontaneous relaxed enjoyment” and “the quiet joy in being one’s self.” It is captured in the giggling delight that bonded Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Hugh Taft-Morales explores this commonplace yet evasive aspect of living. What can we do to nurture more joy in our lives? What can we do to give it to others?
Hugh Taft-Morales 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] – 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 email@example.com.
10] – Tune into the panel discussion “Israeli Apartheid, Pittsburgh Responds” on Sun., March 27 from 1 to 2:30 PM ET. The Zoom discussion will focus on the Amnesty International report “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity” To get link, go to https://tinyurl.com/fosnapanel. Panelists include Soheir Assad, Diana Buttu, Jeff Halper, and Jonathan Kuttab. Visit https://www.fosna.org/events/y45pmkvjit50bwb1qbr8yojcdus9eh.
11] – There is a Literature Drop for Brooke in Montgomery County on Sun., March 27 from 2 to 4 PM EST. Join a canvass and share Brooke Lierman ‘s vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with the site and 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.
12] –Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Baltimore City on Sun., March 27 from 2 to 4 PM ET. Canvass in Baltimore City to talk with your neighbors about electing Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022. Register and you will get the site location. Go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/443586/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_do_it_again.
13] – Refuse to Pay for War: War Tax Resistance 101 will be tackled on Sun., March 27 from 2 to 3:30 PM EDT. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscOmpqT8pHdJtDJRIjA__Vwo8mHcu0LsI. Though the military draft ended in 1973, most Americans support the U.S. military and its endless war on terror through the payment of federal incomes taxes, 50% of which are dedicated to war making. Tired of paying for war? The panel brings together over 130 years of war tax resistance experience. In addition to providing some historical background and practical methods for beginning war tax resistance, the panelists will share their personal stories of how they came to war tax resistance and how it fits within their broader lives of activism and peacemaking.
14] – Metta Spencer [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend on Sun., March 27 from 2 to 4 PM ET a Global Town Hall with Project Save the World. Join the Town Hall at 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. Go to https://tosavetheworld.ca.
15] –Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] wants you to attend a Town Hall on Sun., March 27 at 4 PM ET. In the first hour hear from PDA-endorsed congressional candidate Doyle Canning, who is running in Oregon's 4th District, an open seat with the pending retirement of Peter DeFazio. Learn about Doyle's vision for serving her constituents, the country, and the planet. In the second hour of the Town Hall, hear from progressives and activists live from a Grassroots Activist Summit co-sponsored by PDA: Mimi Kennedy, Harvey Wasserman, Daniel Sheehan, Andrea Miller, NOW President Christian Nunes, and more! Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
16] – Apologize! Decolonize! Check out Prayers in Solidarity with an Indigenous People Meeting with Pope Francis on Sun., March 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM EDT. Join Massachusetts Catholics for Indigenous Rights and others to pray for Truth and Healing in solidarity with indigenous Canadians and Pope Francis as they meet in Rome to confront this tragedy of residential schools in Canada. They will also pray for a just response to the Dept. of Interior report on native boarding schools in the US. Register at Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vceyrrzwqHdDFr4dXCEGTT7I8_A6mhwoq. Email Craig Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Sign up at http://masspeaceaction.org/event/apologize-decolonize-prayers-in-solidarity-with-indigenous-people-meeting-with-pope-francis/?emci=087fa0a7-baa0-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=9d6ec61a-cda2-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=269591.
17] – 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 March 28 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com 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.
18] – Just World Ed [firstname.lastname@example.org] announced that the final conversation in the series will happen on Mon., March 28 at 2:30 PM ET. In this session, look at the grave risks of any confrontation between rival nuclear-armed powers. The guests will be Cynthia Lazaroff, a documentary filmmaker who's the founder and director of Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy and NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth; and Dr. David Barash, a prolific author in the fields of peace studies and sociobiology, and an expert analyst of the psychology of nuclear "deterrence." This series, "Ukraine Crisis: Building a Just and Peaceful World," will conclude with this webinar. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CI95rYYRRJ2040E4KArD2A.
19] –Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis [email@example.com] wants your attention for the Mobilization Tour on Mon., March 28 starting at 4:30 PM ET in Madison, WI and at 5 PM ET in Raleigh, NC. Both events will focus on ringing as many people as possible to Washington, D.C., for the Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. Livestream at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/.
20] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., March 28. Please submit any questions to: Solartopia@gmail.com. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp. Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.
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
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