"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.
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.
buttons and stickers
site for info on federal legislation
involved with NCNR
4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
5] House cleaner needed
friend needs a house or an apartment to rent
Donate for medical care for US drone
8] Free Daniel Hale – May 29
9] Watch Colombia Election Coverage! -- May 29
10] Join the Friends of
Logan Endow Canvass -- May 29 – 31
Remembrance Day -- May 29
12] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – May 29 - 31
13] Door Knocking for Brooke – May 29 – 31
Progressive Town Hall: How Do We Combat Gun
Violence? – May 29
15] Voter Protection phone banks – May 29 and 31 and June 3
Town Hall -- May 29
at the Pentagon – May 30
Election Protection webinar – May 30
19] Greenpeace Reclaim your data – May 31 – June 2
20] Promote the rally on June 18. –
21] Tell Putin stop the killing – May 31
22] Texting Tuesdays – May 31
23] Text for Brooke Lierman – May 31
24] Our Revolution phone bank – May 31 &
June 1 and 2
25] Join a text bank for
June 18 – May 31
26] Latin America's
Progressive Wave – May 31
Move the Money (Now More than Ever). -- May 31
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
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
7] – Here is the Go Fund Me link through which you can
help Adel Al Manthari get the medical attention that he desperately needs: https://gofund.me/1a5fac07. Please contribute as soon as possible because he will not be able to
get treatment until $10,000 is raised. BanKillerDrones.org is
raising funds to help him. WESPAC Foundation is the fiscal agent
for BanKillerDrones.org. In March 2018 Adel Al Manthari was grievously injured in a U.S.
drone attack in Yemen that killed four of his cousins. The five men were
driving to the village of al-Aqla to witness a land transfer. They never made
it. Tens of thousands have been killed and maimed by U.S. drone attacks.
Adel survived, but now his health is in jeopardy because he can’t afford
the medical care he needs.
Canvass voters in Baltimore County with Allies for Democracy on Sat., May 21 from 10 AM
to 3 PM ET. Meet at the Woodbrook Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Towson 21212.
Support local progressive candidates in Baltimore County by talking to voters,
which is the most effective way to mobilize people to participate in our
democracy. Training, carpools, buddies, and camaraderie are always included!
This canvass will be for Robbie Leonard for Baltimore County State's Attorney.
Find out about the candidates to support at http://www.alliesfordemocracy.com.
8] – Defending Rights & Dissent
[email@example.com] wants you on Memorial Day to help free drone
whistleblower Daniel Hale! Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge
them to free drone whistleblower Daniel Hale. Hale acted courageously and out of conscience.
He feels deep remorse for the role he played while serving as an intelligence
analyst in Afghanistan. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Daniel has recently
completed the first year of a 45-month prison sentence for exposing the
realities of U.S drone warfare. He should never have been prosecuted.
military documents that demonstrated the high rate of civilian casualties
inflicted by the US drone program. At times, 90% of drone strikes hit
unintended targets or innocent bystanders. His truth-telling also exposed the
guidelines for the US terror watch list. Although this information was
unclassified, it was kept from the public. This disclosure enabled individuals
to successfully challenge their placement on the notorious No Fly List. Not a single day in prison would be just, but
Daniel’s incarceration is a particularly pointed move by the federal government
to silence him even further; he was placed in a “CMU” or communications
management unit at USP Marion, where his communications with friends and family
are monitored, surveilled and severely restricted. Stand with Daniel Hale by asking your members
of Congress to support efforts to pardon him and to call for his immediate
9] – AFGJ's
Colombia Watch [James@Afgj.org] wants you to know that on Sun., May 29 from 9
AM to 6 PM ET you can watch Colombia Election Coverage! Colombia is preparing
for elections that are truly unprecedented! Your solidarity is more important
than ever! Then there will be a Wrap-Up Broadcast from 8 to
10 PM ET. Click here to join election coverage: https://afgj.salsalabs.org/22colombialivestream/index.html.
preparing for truly unprecedented elections. It could result in the first Center-Left
government in Colombian history, and a renewed commitment to the 2016 Peace
Accord and the 2019 and 2021 National Strikes demands. Unfortunately, the
elections could also lead to new levels of political violence and repression,
deepening a humanitarian crisis that has forcibly displaced millions of people
and producing a high rate of politically motivated killings at one victim per
day. The direction Colombia takes will not only affect the daily lives of
Colombians but will have profound implications across the hemisphere and
Unfortunately, the electoral season has been marked by
massive fraud in March's congressional and primary elections. Worse, electoral
violence has been at its highest level since 2010. Front-running presidential
and vice-presidential candidates for the Pacto Histórico (Historic
Pact), Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez, have been threatened repeatedly with
assassination. In fact, at their campaign's closing rally in the Plaza Bolívar,
in Bogotá, Marquez was rushed off stage when she was targeted by a laser from a
building approximately 400 yards away. There have been a series of
irregularities in the season so far, including that, in direct contravention of
the law, the commander in chief of the Colombian Armed Forces publicly
denounced Petro's candidacy.
Despite the violence, polls show that Petro has a
strong lead against his two rivals: Federico "Fico" Gutierrez,
candidate for the extreme Right Equipo por Colombia party (Team for
Colombia), and Sergio Fajardo, from the Center-Right Coalición Centro
Esperanza (Center Hope Coalition). Many Pacto Historico supporters are
confident Petro will win in the first round of elections on May 29. However,
most polls indicate that his expected victory will not be enough to prevent a
second round on June 19. If a second round is necessary, it could be a much
more difficult path to the presidency.
10] – Get with a Friends of
Logan Endow Weekly Canvass through May 31. On Sun., May 29 from 10 AM to noon,
noon to 2 PM, 2 to 4 PM, 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Mon., May 30, and Tues.,
May 31 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM, do the canvass hosted by Progressive
Maryland - New Era Project. Election season is here!! Canvassers will be
trained before going out. For more details, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/449919/.
11] – 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., May 29, the platform is “Remembrance Day.” In the traditional Remembrance Day celebration together, take time
to think and share about those who are no longer with us but whose lives made a
difference in ours. You may choose to remember someone you knew personally or
someone whose words, art, or other work made a difference in your life. Also
spend some time focusing on our “Ethical ancestors” – those who started the
Ethical Culture movement and our Society. Email President@BEMOREthical.org
for ZOOM login information.
Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through Thursday, June 30. Call
voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please
Sign up for calls on Sun., May 29 from 2 to 3 PM, 3
to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. On Mon., May 30 and Tues., May 31 makes calls
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 ET. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/388091/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_most_popular_virtual.
13] – Do
some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., May 29, Mon., May
30 and Tues., May 31 from 2 to 4 PM ET! This event’s address is private. Sign up for the details: https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/449990/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
Canvass in your community and
share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every
Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO
USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team
will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials,
a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training.
14] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America
[email@example.com] wants you to get involved on Sun., May 29 at 4 PM ET for
the Progressive Town Hall. How Do We Combat Gun Violence? Elect More
Progressive Champions! Nineteen Texas school children and two adults were
murdered in yet another senseless mass shooting. And the same cadre of
so-called "pro-life" politicians offer bloated platitudes and wring
their hands at the idea that any action to curb gun violence might actually
pass. Rep. Ruben Gallego was right on point in a tweet issued after Sen. Ted
Cruz whined about protecting the "constitutional rights of law abiding
citizens": "You care about a fetus but you will let our children get
slaughtered." No more thoughts and prayers. We must have real action to
curb the gun slaughter now!
In the first hour hear from PDA-endorsed
congressional candidate Maxwell Alejandro Frost (FL-10), who is
gaining recognition as a national leader in the movement for sane gun
laws. And then hear from PDA activists across the country, What is to be Done? Also,
joining in are two PDA-endorsed candidates from California, Ruth Luevanos
(CA-27) and Mike Ortega (CA-46). This
week's Sunday Progressive Town Hall will be featuring two of the endorsed
candidates. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
15] –Join the Voter
Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause to 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 New Hampshire to connect them with Gov. Sununu and
encourage him to veto SB 418 and voters in Michigan to recruit them for events
happening around their state. These phone banks are subject to change based on
variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full).
On Sundays, call voters
in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On
Tuesdays (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire
voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418. On Fridays, there will be the Our Democracy
phonebank. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers
before you make calls! On Sun., May 29
from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., May 31 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., June 3 from 4 to 6
PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
16] – Metta Spencer [firstname.lastname@example.org] has an
invitation for you on Sun., May 29 from 2 to 4 PM ET a Global Town Hall. Join in at https://zoom.us/j/9108970203. Project Save the
World Invites You to its Next Monthly Global Town Hall. On the last Sunday of
every month, it holds an open meeting on Zoom for activists worldwide who are
addressing issues of militarism (especially nuclear weapons), global warming,
famine, pandemics, radioactive contamination, and/or cyber risks. Talk for two
hours with the video cameras on (not just audio, please), edit the recording,
and put it on YouTube, Facebook, and the website is https://tosavetheworld.ca. The Facebook Event Page is https://www.facebook.com/events/598720901273747.
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 May 30 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] – The Emergency
Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., May 31. Please
submit any questions to: Solartopia@gmail.com. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp. Progressive Democrats of America are part of the
19] – Greenpeace [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to join a
virtual collaboration from Tues., May 31 through Thurs., June 2. Reclaim your data and become a data justice
activist! How can we use the power of
information to combat the climate crisis? How does data impact you and
marginalized communities? To answer these questions and more, GPUS is excited
to invite you to our second annual Greenpeace Data Activist Co-Op. SIGN UP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC83W1f3fLJA8Hys5pWaqCBsrIEEFQCdWzKSByK0Zw4-JBjg/viewform?emci=65d22210-fdcb-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&emdi=fd90e250-98cc-ec11-997e-281878b83d8a&ceid=1705696.
The Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is
engaged in canvassing until June 13 to promote the rally on June 18. On Tues., May 31 from 11 AM to 3 PM, meet at Goodacre Apartments,
8619 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring. Continue to prepare for June
18 by distributing flyers while knocking on hundreds of doors in Montgomery
County. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckz4vUWVHE7jvVWg0dQi_pA3sypX2Muz8dnKuhUTrccGqfKw/viewform.
21] – Join the Baltimore
Nonviolence Center on Tues., May 31 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for joining the
CODEPINK call for support demonstrations for the people of Ukraine. Gather at 33rd and
N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war
extending throughout Europe. Putin has
destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons. Russian soldiers were sent into the area
around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. People who believe in peace and justice should
come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at
Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.
22] – Get involved virtually with Texting Tuesdays from 6 to
8 PM EDT through June 28. Join
Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters
across the state! The election is
getting closer, so it is imperative to get the word out about these candidates
that want radical change in favor of working people and our families! Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/progressivemarylandneweraproject/event/437643/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
You can text for Brooke from 6 to 8 PM ET
on Tuesdays, May 31 and June 7. Join in to text the community and share Brooke
Lierman's vision to be the people’s advocate and ensure the Comptroller's
office works for every Marylander. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/444772/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
24] – Our Revolution [email@example.com] would like you
to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET.
There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as
progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of
government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our
Revolution phone bank force at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/440081/?akid=2556.8252965.t1Ai8m&rd=1&t=11.
Phone on May 31 and June 1 and 2.
25] -- The Maryland Poor People's Campaign
[firstname.lastname@example.org] will phone and text to Mobilize for June 18!
Join a text bank on Tues., May 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Don't worry if you've
never phone or text banked before! Sign up for an upcoming phone or text bank
session at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIU79mwih4PK6vnjS07O2R_EhOB6tydFCpCU-N90Bk_vVm1Q/viewform?&link_id=9&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-md-ppc-weekly-update-get-on-the-bus-for-june-18-4&email_referrer=email_1547305&email_subject=md-ppc-weekly-update-get-on-the-bus-for-june-18.
26] – Marcy, CODEPINK [email@example.com] wants you to join
the Capitol Calling Party on Tues., May 31 from 8 PM ET -- Latin America's
Progressive Wave. Chat with peacemakers
and experts. As Chair of the Ninth
Summit of the Americas, the United States refuses to allow Cuba, Venezuela or
Nicaragua to participate in the June meeting in Los Angeles. In response,
Mexico says it won't participate either. Sounds like the summit - a huddle of
arms buyers & free market cheerleaders - could be a bust. Enter the People's
Summit, a grassroots alternative, slated for June 8-10th, also in LA. The
People's Summit will include discussions of the changing landscape in Latin
America, where progressives in Chile and Honduras are winning elections to
challenge neoliberalism, militarism and privatization. Join the CODEPINK
Congress for a discussion with special guests Manolo de los Santos of The
People's Forum and Francesca Emanuele of the Center for Economic and Policy
Research. This call will also be hosted by Leonardo Flores, who is a Latin
America campaign coordinator with CODEPINK. Go to
27] – Ken [firstname.lastname@example.org] thinks you want to know what
is happening on Tues., May 31 at 8 PM ET -- a War Industry Resisters Network
webinar: Move the Money (Now More than Ever). Here is the link for
registration: https://masspeaceaction.org/event/move-the-money-now-more-than-ever/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f2ca1fa7-b181-4263-874c-8eff7593d956. The war corporations make a killing off of
killing while people struggle just to have housing, jobs, food, medical care,
and education. The climate emergency and nuclear war threaten our very existence
on this planet. And yet the money goes to more and more destruction rather than
to a just transition into a healthier and saner world. It’s time to move the
money! This webinar will examine our national priorities as they are now
playing out and describe how we need to change those priorities. Hear from The
Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A
National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
Also hear from Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director of the National Priorities
Project, and a part of the Institute for Policy Studies.
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