Sunday, August 28, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – August 28 – September 3, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – August 28 – September 3, 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] Donate for medical care for US drone victim

6] Support the Pratt Workers United

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

8] Socialism conference deadline – Aug. 28

9] Knock on doors for Brooke – Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

10] Members only workshop – Aug. 28

11] Make calls with the DNC -- Aug. 28 - 30

12] Make calls for Beto – Aug. 28, 30, Sept. 2 & 3 

13] The War in Ukraine – Aug. 28

14] PDA Town Hall -- Aug. 28

15] Internationalism Working Group -- Aug. 28 

16] Voter Protection Phone Bank – Aug. 28 & 30 

17] NoVA DSA Meeting – Aug. 28

18] Protest at the Pentagon – Aug. 29

19] Back from the Brink -- Aug. 29


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] – 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.

6] – 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.”

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

8] – In These Times [] wants you to know that the Socialism 2022 conference will be in Chicago from Fri., Sept. 2 through Mon., Sept. 5.  However, ticket sales end on Sun., Aug. 28.  This is your chance to join thousands of leftwing activists and authors in Chicago to share lessons from history, learn about socialist and abolitionist ideas and organizing, discuss current struggles and debate current issues on the Left. Register at The Socialism 2022 Conference is brought to you by Haymarket Books, along with a number of supporting organizations and publications, including In These Times.  Visit to learn more. Scholarships and/or group discounts are available on a case by case basis. Please email to inquire.  A number of sessions from the conference will also be streamed live online, so that those unable to attend in person can still join in.

9] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Aug. 28, Mon., Aug. 29, Tues, Aug. 30, Wed., Aug. 31, Thurs., Sept. 1, Fri., Sept. 2, and Sat., Sept 3.  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

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. 28, the platform is “Members-Only Workshop.”  This will be the third members-only workshop on the BES Path to an Inclusive Anti-Racist Organization Initiative. Our anti-racism consultant, Antoine Johnson, will lead us in discussions addressing the results of the anti-racism surveys and interviews.  Members are asked to complete two Implicit Association Tests (IATs) before the workshop.  You can find these tests here: Email for ZOOM login information.

11] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for up to four shifts on Sun., Aug. 28 from 2 to 6 PM ET, eight shifts on Mon., Aug. 29 from 2 to 10 PM ET, and six shifts on Tues., Aug. 30 from 2 to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

12] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Aug. 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Aug. 30 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Sept. 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 3 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

13] – Marcy Winograd [] is letting you know about an event on Sun., Aug. 28 at 3 PM ET.  CODEPINK has signed on as a co-sponsor of this DSA webinar The War in Ukraine: Impacts and Perspectives: Women, Workers and the Global South. Register at

14] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will participate on Sun., Aug. 28 at 4 PM ET in the Progressive Town Hall. Register at  Celebrate the big progressive wins on Tuesday, including Gen Z Maxwell Frost, and discuss how to keep the momentum going for the upcoming primary for congressional candidate David Segal (RI-02). David is a very accomplished progressive organizer and has been previously elected to City Council and the Rhode Island State House.

Get an update on healthcare, the student debt reduction bill, and how to defeat the Trumpists wherever they may run. There will be a debrief on the historic win for Maxwell Frost in FL-10 on Tuesday, and a discussion with featured guest David Segal whose primary is Sept. 13!

15] – Come to the monthly Internationalism Working Group meeting of the Metro DC DSA on Sun., Aug. 28 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET. The Group meets on the third or fourth Sunday of every month at 5 PM ET. Hear report-backs from our various teams, including the Cuba campaign and Palestine BDS, and to pitch ideas for new actions and campaigns.  Sign up at

16] – 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. 28 from 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

17] – There is a NoVA DSA Electoral Strategy Monthly Meeting on Sun., Aug. 28 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP. Email novabranch [at] The purpose of this meeting is to continue planning for electoral work in Northern Virginia in 2023. Discuss the various races to target and game-plan for electing socialists in NoVA in 2023.  RSVP at

18] – 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 Aug. 29 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.  

19] – You're invited to join the Central Florida chapters of Veterans For Peace and World BEYOND War for a webinar with Dr. Douglas Dransfield on "Back from the Brink of Nuclear War." He is Secretary of PSR Maine (Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine Chapter).  PSR Maine actively promotes Back from the Brink, a call to work together toward a world free of nuclear weapons and advocate for common sense nuclear weapons policies to secure a safer, more just future. The event will take place on Mon., Aug. 29 from 3 to 4 PM ET. Email Greta, Sign up

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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