Saturday, April 9, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 10 – 11, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 10 – 11, 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

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]

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] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

7] No-War Mobilization – April 9

8] Intergenerational Climate Justice – April 10

9] Peace Vigil to support Ukraine – April 10 

10] Canvass with Brooke in Montgomery County – April 10

11] Progressive Town Hall – April 10

12] Meet and Great with Brooke – April 10

13] Defend Democracy Action – April 10

14] Protest at the Pentagon – April 11

15] Celebrate Sine Die April 11

16] BDS movement and Russia – April 11


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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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] – 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.

7] – Join a No-War Mobilization on Sat., April 9 from noon to 2 PM ET on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Monument Park, in Philadelphia. This event is part of the Global Mobilization to Stop the War in Ukraine and to Demand Russian Troops Out. Visit Brandywine Peace Community can be reached at or (215) 843-4827.

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., April 10, the platform is “Intergenerational Climate Justice.”  What do young environmental activists feel and think about the global catastrophe they’ve inherited? How do older Americans feel and think about leaving future generations to grapple with the existential threat of climate change? Hugh Taft-Morales explores this issue as it arises in organizations for young and old, from the Sunrise Movement to Third Act. He’ll share his own reactions to Daniel Sherrell’s book, Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World and the new film, Don’t Look Up. How can we all best create a strong intergenerational movement demanding climate justice that protects the most vulnerable and the future of our species? 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 for ZOOM login information.

9] – On Sunday, April 10 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.  Stop the Brutal War Crimes. 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.

10] – There is a Literature Drop for Brooke in Montgomery County on Sun., April 10 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

11] –Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] would like you to attend on Sun., April 10 at 4 PM ET a Progressive Town Hall with PDA Endorsed Candidate David Segal.  Segal is one of the most accomplished progressive activists in the country. He co-founded Demand Progress (one of PDA's strongest institutional allies) with the legendary Aaron Schwartz to advocate for a free, open, non-intrusive and universally accessible internet—and to fight against monopoly power. Now David has a chance to win the open seat in Rhode Island's 2nd House District. PDA views this as one of the most significant races in the country. Also hear about big wins over the past few days, including Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic confirmation for the Supreme Court, the signing of the bill shoring up/saving the U.S. Postal Service, the extension of the student debt repayment moratorium, and more. Register at

12] – Hear from Brooke Lierman, a current State Delegate and candidate for Maryland Comptroller, at a Cheverly/Mount Rainier Meet and Greet on Sun., April 10 at 4 PM ET.  The event's address is private.  Sign up for more details at

13] – Women's March Action has successfully launched a new program: Defend Democracy Action which is designed to making a tangible impact by bringing more voters to the ballot box to strengthen our elections and institutions against the violent efforts to dismantle them. Volunteers, come learn everything you wanted to know about voter registration from some great organizers! Break into smaller groups to learn phone banking, text banking, in-person voter registration, and how to host your own event!  Registering new voters is the #1 most effective way to do that! Sign up at You can participate on Sundays and Thursdays. The next opportunity will happen on Sun., April 10 from 8 to 9 PM ET.

14] – 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 April 11 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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.  

15] – Molly Amster [] wants you to come to Annapolis first on Mon., April 11 at 9:30 AM for a "Sine Dayenu" celebration. There's lots to celebrate already including securing funding for Access to Counsel in Eviction Proceedings for the next two years and funding for the creation of a women's prerelease facility. Register at  Then Zoom in the evening beginning at 7:30 PM to watch and celebrate the final hours of session.

16] – In These Times [] wants you to watch live on Mon., April 11 at noon ET -- Comparing the Palestinian BDS Movement and Global Sanctions on Russia. Register at Join movement leaders from Palestine, South Africa, and the United States for an online discussion about sanctions as a tool of social movement.

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] Go to

"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

No comments: