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]Donate for medical care for US drone
6] Support the Pratt Workers
7] Get a copy of HOSPITALITY, the Open Door newsletter
8] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 14- 20
9] Canvass voters in Baltimore County with Allies
for Democracy –
10] High speed rail -- Aug. 14
11] Virtual letter writing – Aug. 14
12] Make calls with the DNC -- Aug. 14 - 16
13] Get out the Vote Phone Banking for Beto
– Aug. 14, 16, 19 & 20
Town Hall -- Aug. 14
Protection Phone Bank – Aug. 14, 16, 19
16] Hear from a Palestinian-American – Aug. 14
at the Pentagon – Aug. 15
18]A report on famine caused by a nuclear bomb. -- Aug.
1] –Buttons, bumperstickers and books are
available. “God Bless the Whole World, No
Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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] – 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.
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.”
7] – 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.
8] –Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood,
hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.
Sign up for Sun., Aug. 14, Mon., Aug. 15, Tues, Aug. 16, Wed., Aug 17,
Thurs., Aug. 18, Fri., Aug. 19, and Sat., Aug 20. The door knocking takes place from 10 AM to 8
PM ET. 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. Once you sign up, the team will follow up with everything you will need
to knock doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training.
Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/484676/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_custom_marketing.
9] –Canvass voters in Baltimore County with Allies for Democracy on Sun., Aug. 14 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 Paul Henderson
for Baltimore County Council District 3. Find out about the candidates to
support at http://www.alliesfordemocracy.com. Sign
up at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/456088/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest.
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., Aug. 14, the platform is “The Present and Future of High Speed Rail in the US.”
Dozens of countries around the world have constructed thousands of miles of
High-Speed Rail (HSR) over the previous six decades. The US was an early
adopter of the technology, but deployment stalled following the construction of
the interstate highway network in the 60’s. Things are changing, however. This
talk will cover the benefits of HSR, the history of HSR in the United States,
and HSR systems or projects under consideration, under construction, or
currently operating. . Email President@BEMOREthical.org
for ZOOM login information.
11] –Join a Virtual Letter
Writing program on Sun., Aug. 14 from 2 to 3 PM ET hosted by Vote Forward.
Join the band of Good Trouble to write letters and postcards to reach potential
voters in these important upcoming elections! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/483329/?followup_modal_context=newsletter. Go to votefwd.org and make an
account; download twenty letters; and you will be shown how to write them at
the event! Letters to underrepresented voters are a fun, easy, and highly
effective way to strengthening our democracy by encouraging citizens from
underrepresented communities to vote.
13] –Beto for Texas
[email@example.com] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new
governor in Texas. Sign up for a shift
on Sun., Aug. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Aug. 16 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri.,
Aug. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Aug. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Help make
direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from
anywhere. Sign up at
14] – Alan Minsky for Progressive
Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend on Sun., Aug. 14
at 4 PM ET a PDA Strategy Session: The Midterms and Beyond. RSVP at
Now that Democrats have passed
major legislation, the stage is set for the midterm elections. Discuss how
PDA will help defeat Republicans and win victories for progressives. The last
two times a Democratic President was elected the Party held majorities in both
Houses of Congress, just like today. Then, 1994 and 2010,
Democrats suffered historic defeats in the midterms. How can we as
progressives help prevent similar results? This problem will be the subject of
Sunday's Progressive Town Hall.
One thing that is different in 2022
than 1994 and 2010 is the presence of a strong Progressive movement inside the
Democratic Party. In fact, our wing of the Party is so sizable that
Democrats will fail to maintain their majorities in Congress without a strong
progressive turnout. Sadly, the Party leadership is centrist and will not be
promoting a strong progressive agenda. Therefore, it'll be up to organizations like
PDA and all of our activists to motivate progressives to vote.
15] –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., Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., Aug. 16
from 4 to 6 PM ET and Fri., Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.
16] –The next JEWISH-ISLAMIC DIALOGUE
Coffeehouse is on Sun., Aug. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM ET. This event will
feature JIDS Intern and Yale University undergraduate Yasmeen Abed. A
Palestinian-American who is double majoring in Political Science and Modern
Middle Eastern Studies with an Arabic certificate. Yasmeen will be talking
about her recent trip to Israel and the West Bank and what has led her to
embrace peacemaking and interfaith dialogue. This will be a face-to-face
gathering that is open to a limited number of people on a first-come,
first-served basis. When you RSVP, you will be given the location. Again,
please RSVP to JIDS.Washington@gmail.com.
is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside
the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Aug. 15 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.
Physicians for Social Responsibility [firstname.lastname@example.org] announced a press
conference on Mon., Aug. 15 at 1 PM ET. Hear about a report on worldwide famine
that could be caused by a nuclear bomb. The
report assesses new modeling of the catastrophic famine that would follow a
nuclear war, and includes projections on the number of victims globally and in
each country. This report has enormous implications for nuclear weapons policy
and should be a very powerful tool in our work to help people understand the
enormity of the threat posed by these weapons and the urgency of eliminating
them. The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have
organized a virtual press conference with the principal authors of the report
Lili Xia and Alan Robock. Here is the
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