Saturday, September 3, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – September 3 - 10, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert – September 3 - 10, 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] Stop Machin’s dirty deal  

9] Baltimore by Baltimore Festival – Sept. 3

10] Get rid of slumlords – Sept. 3

11] The Singing Revolution – Sept. 4 - 10

12] Knock on doors for Brooke – Sept. 4 - 10

13] Who is Malachi Mills? – Sept. 4

14] Make calls MD Dems – Sept. 4 - 6

15] Good Trouble writing group – Sept. 4

16] Make calls for Beto – Sept. 4, 6, 9 & 10 

17] Write letters for Beto --Sept. 4, 6 & 9   

18] PDA Town Hall -- Sept. 4

19] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 5

20] War Abolisher Awards -- Sept. 5


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] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] is very upset with Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer for cutting a very dirty deal in the Inflation Reduction Act. There is a lot in this bill that shows us the fossil fuel industry still has a stranglehold in Congress. The Dirty Deal would fast track oil and gas projects that our planet cannot afford. However, we have a real shot at stopping this Dirty Deal. Our members of Congress work for us and they don’t owe Senator Manchin ANYTHING. They owe us clean air and a livable planet. Here’s how YOU can hold their feet to the fire: Call 1-888-593-5407 to tell your representative to vocally oppose Manchin’s Dirty Deal that fast tracks oil and gas projects across America. And then visit to sign up to drop-by in person to deliver a message to your representative:

9] – Joby Taylor [] is reminding us that on Sat., Sept. 3 from noon to 8 PM ET you can attend the Baltimore By Baltimore festival. It is happening at the main corner of the Harbor (Pratt and Light Streets).  Come see a fabulous line-up of homegrown Baltimore talent!  UMBC’s Choice Flying Fruit kiosk will be open too, so you can have a delicious smoothie as you walk the festival.  This month’s event will center on young creatives and the talents and energy they bring to our City. The idea is to Reimagine Baltimore!  

10] – Metro DC DSA [] wants you to be involved on Sat., Sept. 3 at 1:30 PM ET in an anti-eviction canvass with Stomp out Slumlords. Come out and inform tenants facing eviction about their rights in court, how to get a lawyer and to see if they’re interested in organizing their building. Meet at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, 650 D St. SW, WDC 20024, near the D Street exit between 6th and 7th, above the escalators,  Sign up at If you have a car, please drive it down to the meeting spot, as cars are helpful for getting canvassers to metro-inaccessible areas. After canvassing, meet at Sonny’s in Park View to socialize and debrief!

11] – World BEYOND War [] wants you to know about the film The Singing Revolution [How Estonians Sang the Soviet Union Out].  You can access the film between Sun., Sept. 4 and Sat., Sept. 10.  On Sept. 10 at 2 PM, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers. Go to Email The Singing Revolution shares how, between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. While violence and bloodshed was the unfortunate end result in other occupied nations of the USSR, the revolutionary songs of the Estonians anchored their struggle for freedom, which was ultimately accomplished without the loss of a single life.

12] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood, hosted by Brooke Lierman for Comptroller.  Sign up for Sun., Sept. 4 through Sat., Sept 10.  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

13] – 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., Sept. 4, the platform is “Who is Malachi Mills and Why Should He Have a Museum?” In the United States, there are only a handful of historical museums dedicated to ordinary working class people. Here in Baltimore, the Irish Shrine Museum celebrates the Feely family, an immigrant Irish family representing the thousands of workers who built the tracks that became the railroad network today.

Plans are underway for a second museum to preserve the only wooden house left on the 1500 block of West Baltimore St. It may have been built by carpenter Malachi Mills, a possible mixed race American born on the Eastern Shore, who came to Baltimore to make a living for himself. In this talk, explore the life of Malachi Mills, why his life sheds valuable insight into our past, and how seemingly ordinary lives are truly extraordinary. Email for ZOOM login information.

14] – 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 Sun., Sept. 4 from 1 to 4 PM & 4 to 7 PM, Mon., Sept. 5 and Tues., Sept. 6 from 10 AM to 1 PM & 1 to 4 PM and 4 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up at

15] – On Sun., Sept. 4 from 2 to 3 PM ET join a Good Trouble writing group for writing letters, postcards, etc. You can be a veteran writer or a first-timer: this is an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections. Register at Go to and make an account. Download twenty letters and send them to underrepresented

16] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for a shift on Sun., Sept. 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Tues., Sept. 6 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Fri., Sept. 9 from 6 to 7:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 10 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

17] – Sign up to join a Beto for Texas Letter Writing Party on Sun., Sept. 4 from 3:30 to 5 PM or on Tues., Sept. 6 from 7 to 8 PM or Fri., Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 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

18] – Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend on Sun., Sept. 4 at 4 PM ET the Progressive Town Hall: Healthcare and pandemic update plus winning with progressive candidates. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) continue to discuss the pressing issues of our time, and since the beginning of this election season, has featured outstanding candidates running for public office in our weekly Sunday Online Town Hall meetings. Place attention once again to Healthcare Human Rights with discussion of the status of the pandemic, the now-more-than-ever need for #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll, and other #HealthcareJustice issues like abortion care, mental health care, drug addiction, and overdose prevention care. And all of this while honoring the workers of America, on this Labor Day weekend, both in the helping professions, as well as the myriad other services needed for this nation to thrive. Hear from the Democratic nominee and candidate for Governor of Vermont Brenda Siegel, whose advocacy for drug addiction and overdose prevention care in particular far exceeds the borders of her home state, and other invited labor leaders who are very much with us in the struggle. Register at

19] – 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 Sept. 5 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.  

20] – Join the presentation of the World Beyond War 2022 War Abolisher Awards on Mon., Sept. 5 at 2 PM ET. At the event, recognize the work of an environmental organization that has prevented military operations in state parks in Washington State, a filmmaker from New Zealand who has documented the power of unarmed peacemaking, Italian dock workers who have blocked the shipment of weapons of war, and British peace activist and Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn who has taken a consistent stand for peace despite intense pressure.  Sign up at

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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