Friday, September 23, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 23 - 30, 2022

78] Knock on doors with MD Dems – Sept. 23 & 24

79] Phone Bank for Brooke Sept. 23 - 24

80] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sep. 23 – 24

81] Beyond the Nuclear Canon -- Sept. 23

82] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Sept. 23

83] Baltimore Climate Strike – Sept. 23

84] Public health effects of the Inflation Reduction Act – Sept. 23

85] Fire Drill Friday Sept. 23

86] Our Democracy phone bank – Sept. 23 & 27

87] Phone Bank for Beto Sept. 23, 24, 25, 27 & 30

88] Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party Sept. 23, 25, 27 & 30

89] Bird watching tour in Patterson Park – Sept. 24

90] Day of Action – Sept. 24

91] Wicomico County Canvassing – Sept. 24

92] Peasant Feminism Sept. 24

93] Get over to the food pantry – Sept. 24

94] Get out the Vote – Sept. 24

95] Text Banking – Sept. 24

96] Training to Make Calls with the DNC -- Sept. 24, 26, 28 & 29

97] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

98] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

99] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

100] Do you need a doctor?

101] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

102] Do you need any book shelves?

103] Join the Global Zero campaign. \

104] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


78] – Baltimore City - Knock on doors with the MD Dems Coordinated Campaign, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party through Fri., Sept. 30.  Meet at 415 N. Howard St., Suite G-1, Baltimore 21201.  Knock on doors and talk to our neighbors to make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Wes Moore, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Brooke Lierman, Anthony Brown, and the rest of the democratic slate. The canvassing shifts are on Fri., Sept. 23 and Tues., Sept. 24 from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at

79] – On Fri., Sept. 23 and Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET, phone bank for Brooke Lierman for comptroller.  Can you spare a few hours to phone bank for Brooke? You can do it from your home and you will be sent a list and a script!  Once you sign up, an organizer will reach out directly to you and get you your phone book and a training if you need it! Register at

80] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Fri., Sept. 23 through Sat., Sept 24.  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

81] – On Fri., Sept. 23 at 10 AM ET, check out Beyond the Nuclear Canon: Teaching the Bomb in the 21st Century. Over the past several decades, the nuclear field has developed a classical canon of seemingly sacred texts. These works are likely to be assigned in university-level courses on nuclear policy across the United States and the globe. Over the past few years, however, the nuclear field – just as affected by hierarchies and injustices as other social milieus – has been shaken by calls to critically rethink the global nuclear predicament and engage with more diverse voices and perspectives. This must involve interrogating the transmitter of nuclear knowledge: the academic syllabus. It is imperative to revisit how nuclear courses are taught, what questions are raised, and what texts are assigned. Accordingly, MTA brings together a group of exceptional scholars and long-time teachers of nuclear history and politics to discuss challenges, discoveries, frustrations, and the importance of teaching the bomb in the 21st century.  The event is sponsored by the Belfer Center Project on Managing the Atom, and the speakers are Anne Harrington, Cardiff University; Rebecca Davis Gibbons, University of Southern Maine; David Holloway, Stanford University and Karthika Sasikumar, San Jose State University. Register at

82] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 23 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

83] – Anne at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] is urging us to join the Baltimore Climate Strike on Fri., Sept. 23 at 1 PM ET in front of City Hall. We need transformational change that matches the scope and scale of the crisis and measures up to what science and justice demand. Join in as Baltimore students are striking for climate action. Follow @bmoreclimatewalkout on Instagram for updates. Go to for more info on actions worldwide. RSVP at

84] – Jake Assael, PSR [] thinks you may be interested in a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 PM ET about the Public Health Impacts of the "Inflation Reduction Act." The webinar will center on what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to improve public health and how implementation can ensure that Congress and President Biden build on its successes while addressing its shortcomings. Register at

85] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] hopes you will join in on Fri., Sept. 23 at 2 PM ET to talk to kids about fossil fuels. In this week’s short video, you will get answer to questions about fossil fuels from some of the youngest firefighters out there.  Watch and share this important back-to-basics video explainer (perfect for kids), drilling down on fossil fuels and guiding how we talk to others about fighting for a cleaner, greener, healthier world. Join in on  

86] – Join the Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause on Fri., Sept. 23 & Tues., Sept 27 from 4 to 6 PM EDT. The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at

87] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., Sept. 23 & Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 PM, Sat., Sept. 24 & Sun., Sept. 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM and Tues., Sept. 27 from 7 to 9:30 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

88] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Fri., Sept. 23 & 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET, Sun., Sept. 25 from 3:30 to 5 PM and Tues., Sept. 27 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Letter writing parties are a great opportunity to meet other Beto for Texas volunteers and get trained on the letter writing process. After a brief training, write letters together! Register at

89] – Get with the Birdwatching Tour of Patterson Park on Sat., Sept. 24 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET. Meet at the fountain, closest to East Lombard St. and South Patterson Park Ave. Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon experts will lead us in the search of avian friends! No experience necessary. If you would like to borrow binoculars, please check the box on the registration form or email Sign up at

90] – Day of Action - Knock on doors with Brooke and the statewide coordinated campaign on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 AM to 1 PM ET in Prince George's County!  Meet at 1101 Mercantile Lane, Suite 100, Upper Marlboro 20774.  You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival. Sign up at

91] – Do some Wicomico County Canvassing on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 AM to noon ET.  Meet at the Dems office, 306 W. Main St., Salisbury, MD 21804. Join Progressive Candidates and Lower Shore Progressive Caucus members to work to elect Progressive Candidates up and down the ballot in 2022.   

92] – Tune in to Peasant Feminism as a Seed for Revolution on Sat., Sept. 24 at noon ET. Casa Benjamin Linder and the Alliance for Global Justice, in close collaboration with the Friends of the ATC, are inviting you to sing up for the webinar at Hear from the experiences of Christian Guzmán from Fundación Entre Mujeres - Nicaragua, and Yolanda Áreas Blas, from the Rural Women's Movement.

93] – On Sat., Sept. 24 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See

94] – The Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] needs your help on Sat., Sept. 24. Help register voters at the Kunte Kinte Festival, Susan Campbell Park at the Annapolis City Dock. Help encourage voting by providing information about checking registration status, getting registered to vote, and promote MD Poor People's Campaign. Sign up for a shift from 10 AM to 1 PM, 1 from 4 PM or 4 to 7 PM.  Sign up here:

95] – Claire Bohlen [] needs you on Sat., Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 PM ET to do texting. This is Get out the Vote Text Banking. Work to elect Progressive Candidates up and down the ballot in 2022.  Make sure voters are engaged and excited to vote for Lower Shore Progressive Caucus endorsed candidates. Text banking will continue every Saturday through Nov. 5. Go to

96] – Do a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew organized by The Democratic National Committee on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states. The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training you will be taught how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. The first half of the session we'll be getting you set up to call and join our online community, and the second half we'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. On Sat., Sept. 24 from 4 to 5 PM, Mon., Sept. 26 and Wed., Sept. 28 from 7 to 8 PM and Thurs., Sept. 29 from 3 to 4 PM ET, do the training. Sign up at

97] – If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

98] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

99] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

   The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017. ”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page. While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

100] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

101] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

102] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

103] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

104] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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