Thursday, April 7, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 7 - 9, 2022

59] Examining Carbon Capture – April 7

60] Stand Up for Ukraine – April 8

61] White House peace vigil – April 8

62] Defend our Movements, Strengthen our Communities – April 8

63] DNC National Call Crew – April 8 & 9

64] Talking About Colombia – April 8

65] Voter Protection phone bank – April 8 & 9

66] Join a Virtual National Letter Writing shift – April 8

67] Knock on doors for Brooke Lierman in PG County – April 9

68] Friends of Logan Endow Weekly Canvass – April 9

69] Get over to the food pantry – April 9

70] Canvass for Vote4More – April 9

71] White Supremacy & Christianity – April 9

72] Community-based programs – April 9

73] Film on Paul Robeson – April 9

74] Stop an execution – April 9

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

76] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

78] Do you need a doctor?

79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

80] Do you need any book shelves?

81] Join the Global Zero campaign.

82] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


59] – Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles [] would like you to attend on Fri., April 8 at 11:30 AM ET Examining Carbon Capture through a Public Health & Environmental Justice Lens. The panel presentation and discussion will feature five presenters, including Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello, who will speak on the promises, health hazards, and costs of carbon capture & sequestration (CCS). The Science and Environmental Health Network is a co-sponsor. Register for the event at

60] – Global Citizen [] is announcing "Stand Up For Ukraine.” This is a Global Social Media Rally on Fri., April 8 to help drive billions for refugee relief. Twelve million people need assistance currently because of the war in Ukraine. More than 6.5 million are displaced internally. And in less than three weeks, over 3.5 million people have left Ukraine and fled into neighboring countries. Nearly 2 million among them are women and children. Since the conflict began, nearly every second, one child from Ukraine becomes a refugee. Join us to Stand Up for Ukraine on April 8 during the global social media rally to call on governments, corporations, and individuals to direct funding to humanitarian efforts ahead of the global pledging summit on Saturday, April 9. Learn more and take action at

61] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., April 8 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

62] – Jewish Voice for Peace [] invites you to get involved on Fri., April 8 at noon ET for Defend our Movements, Strengthen our Communities: #Drop the ADL.  This webinar will feature Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, Lara Kiswani, Emmaia Gelman, and Lesley Williams. Discuss the ways the ADL has—since its inception—undermined racial and social justice movements and communities, and how you can participate in #DroptheADL organizing in schools and communities. RSVP at

63] – 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 8 and Sat., April 9. 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. Sign up at  

64] –  Join the Alliance for Global Justice on Fri., April 8 at 3:30 PM ET Talking About Colombia, featuring the Permanent Committee for Human Rights (CPDH) with Rubiel Vargas, president, and Maria Cardona, international relations coordinator. CPDH is hosting the Electoral Mission to Colombia.  Register at

65] – Join a Voter Protection phone bank with Common Cause from Sundays through Saturdays.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in Alaska and Utah to connect them to their senators and encourage them to confirm Justice Jackson. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of anyone’s control. On Fri., April 8 from 4 to 6 PM EDT, call Alaska voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson. On Sat., April 8 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PM EDT, call Utah voters to connect them to their senators to encourage them to confirm Judge Jackson.  Sign up at

66] – 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 9. Register at

67] – Knock on doors for Brooke in Prince Georges County on Sat., April 9 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

68] -- 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

69] – On Sat., April 9 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

70] – Canvass for Vote4More with Allies for Democracy on Saturdays, April 9 and 23, from noon to 3 PM EDT at 25 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore 21212. Collect signatures on the historic Vote4More petition! Meet us at the parking lot of Woodbrook Church. All training and materials will be provided. VOTE4MORE! is a public petition effort–led by ordinary County residents, not incumbent Council members–to place a question on the 2022 General Election ballot in Baltimore County, which would give citizens an opportunity to vote to amend the County Charter by enlarging the size of the County Council from 7 elected district members to 11 elected district members, reducing district sizes from around 125,000 to 78,000. By creating more districts, VOTE4MORE! will dramatically expand opportunities to diversify the Baltimore County Council, improving the accessibility and productivity of the council and opening doors for new, diverse, young and other candidates.  Register at

71] – Rev. Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life [] is inviting you to White Supremacy and American Christianity: A Conversation with Robert P. Jones and Fr. Bryan Massingale on Sat., April 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET. RSVP at

72] – 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 from Sat., April 9 through June 18 at 1 PM ET. It takes place every other Saturday. The next workshop is on April 23. Register at

73] Tonya Histand, AFSC [] wants your attention on Sat., April 9 at 1 PM ET for Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival. This is the final installment of the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival. The screening takes place on the birthday of Black artist and activist Paul Robeson and honors his life and 200 years of his Quaker ancestors.  See the film on Zoom by going to

74] – Abe // MELISSA LUCIO CAMPAIGN [] wants you to know about an ongoing Saturday vigil at the DA's Office in Brownsville, Texas.  On Sat., March 26 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

75] – 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.

76] -- 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

77] – 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. 

78] 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.  

79] -- 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

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

81] -- 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.

82] – 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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