Baltimore Activist Alert – March 6 – 8, 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] The Edge Effect – March 6
9] Russia Out of Ukraine – March 6
10] Knock on Doors for Brooke – March 6
11] Literature Drop for Brooke – March 6
12] The Russia-Ukraine War – March 6
13] United against Hate meeting – March 6
14] PDA Town Hall – March 6
15] Support people of Ukraine – March 6
16] Voter Protection Phonebank – March 6, 7 & 8
17] Protest at the Pentagon – March 7
18] Free Melissa film – March 7
19] Korea’s presidential election -- March 7
20] Poor Peoples Campaign – March 7
21] Willful Defiance – March 7
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.
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 6, the subject is “The Edge Effect – Diversity and Creativity.” Ecologically speaking, the edge effect results in greater diversity of life in a region where the edges of two adjacent ecosystems overlap, but social scientists also propose that the edge effect can help cultivate creativity in people who are exposed to different cultures. The edge effect may have been at play when some of our most revolutionary thinkers had creative breakthroughs, possibly even when Felix Adler founded Ethical Culture. Join Leader-in-Training Louise Jett as she explores diversity and creativity during her talk on the edge effect. She is a lifelong learner and educator at heart. Nothing makes her happier than sharing knowledge and learning from others. A congregational Humanist, Louise is truly inspired by people who are dedicated to empowering others. She serves in communication roles at both the Ethical Society of St. Louis and the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester. She is also a Leader-in-Training with the American Ethical Union. Email PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for ZOOM login information.
9] – This Sunday, March 6th, will be an international day of action for peace in Ukraine, a massive, unified response by peace-loving people around the world to say No to War in Ukraine; Yes to Negotiations and Peace. 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. Maryland Peace Action supports the Global Day of Action. It is time to start stopping the wars. The peace movement must be a global people’s movement, aligned with the policies favorable for all people.
Join Maryland Peace Action on Sunday, March 6 from 1 to 2 PM at 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.
10] – Knock on doors for Brooke in Prince Georges County on Sun., March 6 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/.
11] – 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.
12] – Norman Solomon [email@example.com] wants you to attend a webinar on Sun., March 6 at 2 PM ET -- The Russia-Ukraine War and the Imperative of Organizing for Peace. Join Daniel Ellsberg and Sevim Dagdelen, a member of the Bundestag in Germany, in an Online attempt at Organizing for Peace. Sign-up at https://progressivehub.net/the-russia-ukraine-war-the-imperative-of-organizing-for-peace/.
13] – There is a United Against Hate Zoom meeting on Sun., March 6 at 2 PM ET. Join in at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9132004856.
14] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend the Town Hall on Sun., March 6 at 4 PM ET. The Town Hall will focus on Healthcare. Give thanks for a momentary reprieve from the ongoing public health emergency known as #COVID19. The #Omicron variant has backed down from its earlier extreme levels of societal medical resource need—at least for now. Welcome back Healthcare scientists Drs. Henry Broeska and David Cohen, to once again look at the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic from their combined laboratory, clinical, and health systems analytical perspectives. And hear from Democratic candidate for Congress in Florida CD-10, Maxwell Alejandro Frost, a rising star and clarion voice on this issue, and how he is mobilizing the electorate in his district.
Be mindful and vigilant to the fact that more pandemics, toxic exposures, and traumatic climate events are headed our way. Remain resolved that only a #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll system will the save money, lots of money, and prevent the deaths, lots more deaths, that are predicted if we don’t make serious changes to address these serious threats, and do it now. Sign up at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
15] – Join an International Day of Action on Sun., March 6 from 4 to 6 PM ET hosted by the Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia. Rally in support of the People of Ukraine at the Peoples' Plaza on Independence Mall, 5th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA. As part of the International Day of Action called by Code Pink and World Beyond War, call on Russia to stop the unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine, and call on our government to opt for negotiation and humanitarian aid. Wear light blue & yellow, in solidarity with the Ukrainian People. Speakers include Dr. Daniel Wolk, on the Board of Physicians for Social Responsibility- PA Chapter, who will address the dangers of nuclear power plants in Ukraine during this time of war, and of the humanitarian consequences of that war and a possible nuclear melt-down at one or more of those nuclear plants. Go to https://www.grannypeacebrigadephiladelphia.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Granny-Peace-Brigade-Philadelphia-4182281.
16] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common Cause on Sun., March 6 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., March 7 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., March 8 from 4 to 6 PM ET. On Sunday, call Pennsylvania voters to recruit them to be poll monitors in the upcoming Pennsylvania primary. On Monday, call Hawaii voters to connect them to their representative to encourage them to vote for rank-choice voting. On Tuesday (in partnership with Indivisible Chicago}, call Hawaii voters to connect them to their representative to encourage them to vote for rank-choice voting. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
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 7 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] – Abe [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to watch on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8, The State of Texas Vs. Melissa which will be available to watch free-of-charge on the FreeMelissaLucio web page. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QhYrZZyZQaiSwRMkd5nwUg?link_id=10&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-watch-free-the-state-of-texas-vs-melissa-3&email_referrer=email_1467509&email_subject=tonight-live-with-shane-claiborne-from-hopes-kitchen. This is in honor of International Women's Day, which is March 8. Abe believes that anyone who watches the film will come away from it with significant doubts about Melissa's guilt, if they were not convinced of her innocence. Our recent experience in gas stations, restaurants, hotels and elsewhere across Texas is evidence of this. People who had seen the film who then saw us in our shirts or the signs on our cars approached to tell us of their support.
19] – On Mon., March 7 at 8 AM ET, focus on Korea's Presidential Election: Forecast and Impact Analysis hosted by the Korea Society. The speakers are Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post; Karl Friedhoff, The Chicago Council; Jeongmin Kim, NK News and NK Pro; and Katrin Katz, Korea Society. Tune in to https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1559-korea-s-presidential-election-forecast-and-impact-analysi.
20] – The Poor Peoples Campaign will be at First Baptist Church in Selma on Mon., March 7 at 10 AM ET. The Poor People’s Campaign will bring Moral Mondays to the Selma-to-Montgomery March. Follow the livestream at https://www.breachrepairers.org/livestream?emci=941b43a9-f09b-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&emdi=00fd4850-1f9c-ec11-a22a-281878b85110&ceid=2588083.
21] – The National Immigration Law Center [email@example.com] is urging you to join in on Mon., March 7 at 1 PM ET for the next installation of Winning in the States - “Willful Defiance: Organizing to Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Delve into priority state and local-level policy challenges and strategies, with help from leaders in the field. Share practitioners’ best practices and facilitate robust discussions on how policy challenges are being tackled in real time. The 2021 book Willful Defiance documents how Black and brown parents, students and members of low-income communities of color organized to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in their local schools and built a movement that spread across the country. In this webinar, hear from the author of Willful Defiance, Mark Warren, as well as activists and advocates Jonathan Stith and Elsa Bañuelos about their work in organizing their communities, strategies for success, and more about their efforts to break the school-to-prison pipeline. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ftFSCjAJTfqV4fAuLit2Ig.
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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