Friday, April 22, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 23, 2022

82] Fight for Our Future – April 23

83] Support Montgomery Council candidates – April 23

84] Earth Day action – April 23

85] Community-based programs – April 23

86] Medicare for all – April 23

87] Lockheed Martin is making a killing – April 23

88] Stop an execution – April 23

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

90] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

92] Do you need a doctor?

93] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

94] Do you need any book shelves?

95] Join the Global Zero campaign.

96] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


82] – Wes Rogerson, EDF Action [] wants you to know about Fight for Our Future on Sat., April 23 at 1 PM ET at the White House. RSVP at

83] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] wants you to join a canvass on Sat., April 23 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET. Celebrate Earth Day door-knocking with Montgomery County Council Candidates Laurie-Anne Sayles and Natali Fani-Gonzalez. Meet the candidates and talk to voters in the community about the upcoming election! Training and support provided. Check out Canvass for two champions of the environment. Spend sometime this Earth Day weekend getting the word out to voters about candidates who are ready to take climate action. RSVP at Meet at the Wheaton Library, Montgomery County, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton 20902. Join leaders and activists from Montgomery County, Progressive Maryland’s statewide Environmental Justice Task Force, and its allies for an exciting voter outreach event.  

84] – Barbara Gottlieb [] wants you to join PSR on Sat., April 23 at 12:45 PM at an Earth Day rally for climate action. It is an important opportunity to urge the Biden Administration and Congress to pass meaningful climate policy NOW. Find PSR at H St. and Madison Place NW (the NE corner of Lafayette Square).

85] – 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 through June 18 at 1 PM ET. It takes place every other Saturday. The next workshop is on April 23. Register at

86] – Alex Newell Taylor [] thinks you may be interested in an event on Sat., April 23 at 3 PM ET about Medicare for All.  There may be a huge opportunity coming up to move the needle forward. Senator Bernie Sanders is preparing to reintroduce Medicare for All legislation in the Senate soon. RSVP at

87] This Is The Time to "Tell-the-People" what Lockheed Martin really means as the world's #1 war corporation...the killing, the greed (at $54 billion a year, the very top tier of the killing floor). The very center of the war-directed economy, from Killer Drones to Nuclear Weapons. Lockheed Martin is Making A Killing!  The madness must stop. Stop Lockheed Martin on Sat., April 23 at 2 PM ET at the Lockheed Martin complex in King of Prussia, PA, 230 Mall Boulevard (main intersection of Mall & Goddard Boulevards) at the rear of King of Prussia Mall. Go to or call 215-843-4827.

88] – Melissa Lucio has spent over a decade on death row in Texas for a crime she did not commit and now faces an execution date of April 27, 2022 for the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Mariah, despite strong forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts that Mariah's death was accidental. Protective service records and recorded interviews with her children show that Ms. Lucio was not abusive with her children. At the time of her arrest, Melissa Lucio had no record of violence.

  If you are able, I urge you to watch the film, "The State of Texas Vs. Melissa," an award-winning new documentary which sheds light on the controversy of her conviction, revealing a case with no investigation, a coerced confession, an incomplete defense, and a corrupt D.A., Armando Villalobos, who is now serving a 13-year federal prison sentence for bribery and extortion and misused the case of Melissa for running his re-election. See Melissa's fate now lies in the hands of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Greg Abbott.

Please call the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (512-406-5852) and Governor Abbott (512-463-1782) and request clemency for Melissa. If you want, write a personal letter to the Texas BPP at Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Clemency Section, 8610 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78757-- Regarding the Case of Melissa Lucio-TDCJ #999537. To write a personal letter to Governor Abbott, send to Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711-2428.

89] – 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.

90] -- 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

91] – 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. 

92] 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.  

93] -- 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

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

95] -- 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.

96] – 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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