Thursday, April 14, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 15 - 16, 2022

55] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the Pentagon – April 15

56] Pray for the war dead – April 15

57] Write letters with Greenpeace – April 15

58] DNC National Call Crew – April 15 & 16

59] Progressive Prince George’s meeting – April 15

60] Labor rights in Colombia – April 15

61] Knock on doors for Brooke Lierman in PG County – April 16

62] Friends of Logan Endow Weekly Canvass – April 16

63] Get over to the food pantry April 16

64] Meet and Greet with Brooke Lierman – April 16

65] An evening of Iranian Arts and Culture – April 16

66] Stop an execution – April 16

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

68] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

70] Do you need a doctor?

71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

72] Do you need any book shelves?

73] Join the Global Zero campaign.

74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will go to the Pentagon at 7 AM on Good Friday, April 15.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

56] – On Fri., April 15 from noon to 2 PM ET, say a Good Friday prayer for all the war dead and dying in Ukraine, for children, the earth, humanity, and a future free of worldwide killing and the vicious greed of Lockheed Martin. A NO-WAR Prayer of Witness & Resistance for the Love of Humanity will take place at Lockheed Martin (the world’s #1 war profiteer and nuclear weapons contractor) at Mall & Goddard Boulevards, King of Prussia (behind King of Prussia Mall), PA. Visit Brandywine Peace Community can be reached at or (215) 843-4827.

57] – Greenpeace [] has identified key races where climate justice candidates are running.  Next up is to get informed climate voters to the polls.  You can get involved on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Join a volunteer-powered letter writing campaign by writing and sending personalized letters to climate voters in key races. Personalized letters have been shown to be one of the most effective ways to boost voter turnout.  Join a Virtual National Letter Writing Shift on Zoom! Join the meeting from your computer, and write letters alongside other Greenpeacers all over the country. Someone will walk you through the letter writing process. The next shift is April 16 from 1 to 3 PMET, then on Mon., April 18 from 8 to 10 PM ET and Wed., April 20 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Register at

58] – 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., April 15.  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. On Sat., April 16 the last calling period will be from 5 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at  

59] – On Fri., April 15 from 6 to 7:30 PM, join a virtual Progressive Prince George’s chapter meeting with a council elections check-in! Get a County Council that fights WITH and FOR the people of Prince George’. RSVP for your Zoom link:

60] –The Alliance for Global Justice [] hopes you get involved on Fri., April 15 at 6:30 PM ET for a Charla de Colombia: Peace, Democracy, and Labor.  The next one will happen on April 22, and the final one is on April 29. Check out labor unions in Colombia, and their struggles for peace, justice, democracy, and labor rights. Colombia remains the world's most dangerous place to be a labor unionists. How is this addressed in the peace agreements? Will the elections in May make things better or worse? What are the most important labor struggles in Colombia today? Hear from leaders of the Tobacco Workers Union and the Memoria Viva union of body guards made up of signers of the 2016 Peace Accord. Send an email to for more info.  Register at

61] – Knock on doors for Brooke in Prince Georges County on Sat., April 16 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

62] -- Get with a Friends of Logan Endow Weekly Canvass on Saturdays through June 25 from noon to 3 PM ET, hosted by Progressive Maryland - New Era Project. Election season is here!! Canvassers will be trained before going out. For more details, email Register at

63] – On Sat., April 16 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

64] There is a Meet and Greet with Brooke Lierman, running for Maryland comptroller, on Sat., April 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM ET in Rockville. The address will be forthcoming after you RSVP at Brooke will discuss the importance of the role of Comptroller and her vision for the office, answer your questions, and listen to your ideas. This is a great opportunity to learn about this important statewide race!

65] – On Sat., April 16 from 6 to 8 PM ET, attend the April 2022 U.S. tour with Iranian superstar actor Parviz Parastui and Iranian documentary filmmaker Zainab Ahmadzadeh. They will discuss their films, Iranian culture, and life in Iran, including first-hand experiences of life in Iran under crippling sanctions. The people of Iran have been suffering terribly under the U.S. sanctions imposed on their country since Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the JCPOA (or Iran Nuclear Deal) in 2018. Cultural events, such as film, provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about and build bridges with the people we often only know about from media and government descriptions of why we should be at war – combat or economic – with their country. To this end, in 2018 and 2019, CODEPINK brought delegations to Iran to engage in citizen-to-citizen diplomacy and learn about the country and its culture. RSVP at  This evening of Iranian Arts and Culture will happen at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC. 

66] – Abe // MELISSA LUCIO CAMPAIGN [] wants you to know about an ongoing Saturday vigil at the DA's Office in Brownsville, Texas.  On Sat., April 16 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

67] – 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.

68] -- 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

69] – 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. 

70] 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.  

71] -- 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

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

73] -- 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.

74] – 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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