Saturday, June 25, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 26 – 28, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 26 – 28, 2022

"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.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

  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]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation

3] Get involved with NCNR   

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] House cleaner needed

6] A friend needs a house or an apartment to rent

7] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

8] Support the Pratt Workers United

9] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter

10] Ethical Society as Family – June 26

11] No First Use – June 26

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

18] Voter Protection Phone Bank – June 26 & 28 & July 2

19] China & climate change – June 26

20] Protest 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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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 net.

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 net.

7] – Here is the Go Fund Me link through which you can help Adel Al Manthari get the medical attention that he desperately needs: Please contribute as soon as possible because he will not be able to get treatment until $10,000 is raised. is raising funds to help him. WESPAC Foundation is the fiscal agent for 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 There is a letter of support for community members to sign at

"Pratt 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

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 for ZOOM login information.

11] – Basel Peace Office [] 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  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 [] 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 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 fight.

13] – Metta Spencer [] is inviting you on Sun., June 26 from 2 to 4 PM ET for a Global Town Hall - Project Save the World. Join at 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,, and

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  Meet at Stoneleigh Elementary School, 900 Pemberton Road, Baltimore 21212.

15] – Make 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 email 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: 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 [] 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 Please submit any questions to 

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

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 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] Go to

"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

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