"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.
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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] Support the Pratt Workers
9] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter
10] Ethical Society as Family
11] No First Use – June
12] Baltimore Pride in the
Park at Druid Hill Park – June 26
13] Global Town Hall – June 26
14] Canvass for District 43B
candidates Sen. Mary Washington & Delegate Cathi Forbes – June 26
15] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – June 26 - 28
16] Door Knocking for Brooke – June 26 – July 2
17] Progressive Town Hall
– June 26
Protection Phone Bank – June 26 & 28 & July 2
19] China & climate
change – June 26
at the Pentagon – June 27
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, was 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.
8] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to
organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United. Go to https://www.prattworkersunited.org/. There is a letter of support for
community members to sign at https://www.prattworkersunited.org/community-letter-support.
Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay
equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a
voice in decisions that affect our work.”
9] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A
prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and
Martin Luther King, Jr. You can call
404-290-2047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10] – 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., June 26, the platform is “Ethical
Society as Family.” Do you think of an Ethical
Society as a kind of a family? If so, have you ever wondered how far that
analogy goes and if there might be any unintended consequences of it? John
Daken will offer some perspectives on this concept, describe some problems that
can arise if we think of our clergy Leaders as “parents,“ and – drawing upon
lessons his daughter has taught him about parenting – suggest a better way to
engage one another as we work together to build a more ethical society.
(If things work out, John may be joined by a special guest.)
John Daken is a Washington Ethical
Society member. He is currently chair of the AEU’s Membership Committee and
serving on the Leadership Committee. At one time he was a Leader in Training,
serving in Baltimore. Email President@BEMOREthical.org for
ZOOM login information.
11] – Basel
Peace Office [email@example.com] wants you to know about an event on
Mon., June 27 at 10:30 AM to urge the Organization for Security and Cooperation
in Europe Parliamentary Assembly to support no-first-use. The event is called Common security, nuclear
risks and the OSCE in the wake of the Ukraine conflict. Go to http://pnnd.org/sites/default/files/i/doc/2022Events/common_security_and_the_osce_event_v3.pdf. The Parliamentary Assembly of the (OSCEPA)
will hold its Annual Session in Birmingham UK on July 2-6, 2022.
A group of parliamentary delegates to
the OSCEPA from Cyprus, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have
proposed that the Assembly, in its Birmingham Declaration: Re-affirm the
Reagan-Gorbachev dictum that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be
fought, and urge all nuclear armed and allied states to implement this through
no-first-use declarations and agreements, and by further reducing the role of
nuclear weapons in security doctrines.
The delegates also encouraged OSCE States to implement the disarmament
obligation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by ending investments in the
nuclear weapons industry, ending the production of nuclear weapons, and
committing to the global, verified elimination of nuclear weapons no later than
2045, the 75th anniversary of the NPT.
12] – The ACLU of Maryland [firstname.lastname@example.org] is promoting
on Sun., June 26 from 11 AM to 5 PM ET Baltimore Pride in the Park at Druid
Hill Park. Get more details at https://www.aclu-md.org/en/events/baltimore-pride-park?initms_aff=md&initms_chan=eml&utm_medium=eml&initms=220602_affcampaign_events_sail&utm_source=sail&utm_campaign=affcampaign&utm_content=220602_events&ms_aff=md&ms_chan=eml&ms=220602_affcampaign_events_sail.
This Pride season begins on the heels of a tumultuous time for our country, our
home state, and our communities. Now, it's more important than ever to
celebrate Pride Month because of the courageous activists who fought the good
13] – Metta Spencer [email@example.com] is
inviting you on Sun., June 26 from 2 to 4 PM ET for a Global Town Hall -
Project Save the World. Join at https://zoom.us/j/9108970203.
The group, on the last Sunday of every month, 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. Visit https://tosavetheworld.ca, https://www.facebook.com/events/444126660448613,
14] – On Sun.,
June 26 from 2 to 5 PM ET, join Brooke Lierman and the District 43B Team
(Senator Mary Washington & Delegate Cathi Forbes) to canvass the voters in
the district! Help build support for these outstanding candidates! You will
receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon
arrival. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/brookeliermanforcomptroller/event/467745/?emci=39479f0f-acea-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&emdi=085164a7-b2ea-ec11-b47a-281878b83d8a&ceid=14404480. Meet at Stoneleigh Elementary School, 900
Pemberton Road, Baltimore 21212.
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., June 26 from 2 to 3 PM, 3
to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, and 5 to 6 PM ET. On Mon., June 27 make calls from 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5
PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, 7 to 8 PM, 8 to 9 PM and 9 and 10 PM ET On Tues., June 28 from 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
16] – Do
some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Sun., June 26, Mon., June
27, Tues., June 28, Wed., June 29, Thurs., June 30, Fri., July 1 and Sat., July
2 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.
17] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend the Progressive Town Hall on Sun., June 26 at 4 PM ET. Discuss Supreme Court insanity, winning
primaries on June 28, and combating the Jan. 6th insurrectionists. Lay out the roadmap to victory in Tuesday's
primaries, how to approach the Trumpist Republicans in the House and Senate
head on, and work together to overcome the insane Supreme Court ruling on
women's rights, guns, and more that will be coming from there. To paraphrase activist Flo Kennedy, Do not
agonize! Organize! Sign up at
submit any questions to email@example.com.
18] – Join the Voter Protection Phone banks 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 phone bank. These shifts also always will include training
for first-timers before you make calls! On Sun., June 26 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., June 28 from 4 to 6 PM ET and
Fri., July 1 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
19] – China and Climate Change will take
place on Sun., June 26 at 7:30 PM EDT.
Watch “A Green Life,” video presentation (30 min.) This is a documentary on China, afforestation
and green development. Hear from Jason Wang about “China’s goals and measures
for low carbon development.” Jason is a member of the national board
of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association. This will be followed by a Q
& A. This is very suspicious as
China burns an enormous amount of coal.
Jason has served with the Chicago Climate Exchange and was managing
director of China Carbon Corporation, consulting on low carbon development
strategy. It is difficult to believe Mr.
Wang would be impartial. Nevertheless,
you can register at
20] – 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 June 27 and it is sponsored by
the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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