Friday, November 11, 2022

Baltimore Actiist Alert -- November 11 - 15, 2022

80] Armistice Day – Nov. 11

81] Reclaim Armistice Day – Nov. 11

82] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Nov. 11

83] DSA Fall Book Exchange Nov. 11

84] Fire Drill Friday – Nov. 11

85] Our Democracy phone banks – Nov. 11, 13 & 15

86] Michael Doyle’s funeral Nov. 12

87] Rent Stabilization Canvass – Nov. 12

88] Get over to the food pantry – Nov. 12

89] Annual Meeting of Maryland Peace Action -- Nov. 12

90] Tour of a slave cemetery – Nov. 12

91] Celebrate Eddie Smith – Nov. 12

92] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

93] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

95] Do you need a doctor?

96] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

97] Do you need any book shelves?

98] Join the Global Zero campaign.

99 Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


80] – This Armistice Day, meet at 11 AM on Nov 11 at Triangle Park, E. St. and Virginia Ave. NW.   Veterans for Peace is doing a nonviolent direct action at the State Department to call out Stop War, Save Climate! You can join in without risking arrest. This November, when world leaders convene in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), veterans in the United States plan to take bold action across the United States to challenge the role of the US military in the climate crisis. 

  Not only is the US military the largest single institutional emitter of greenhouse gasses, the US military has long been deployed in wars for oil, natural gas, and other resources. The US military is a key player in the climate crisis and simply put, the United States cannot meaningfully address the ongoing climate crisis without ending its ongoing addiction to war and militarism.  Thus Veterans for Peace and allies will convene at the US State Department Headquarters to call on the US Government to live up to its rhetoric by disclosing the carbon impacts of military operations and taking meaningful action to address the climate crisis. 

81] – RECLAIM “ARMISTICE DAY” - NO-WAR -- DEFUSE NUCLEAR WAR is organized by the Brandywine Peace Community,  It will take place in Philadelphia at 6th & Market Sts. on Fri., Nov. 11 at 10 AM. Be at the FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, ACROSS FROM LIBERTY BELL AND INDEPENDENCE HALL.  BELL-TOLLING at 11AM will mark the treaty ending World War I in 1918. As Kurt Vonnegut wrote, "millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one another." This call was initiated by Veterans for Peace & World beyond War: or

82] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 12 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

83] – Get with the Metro DC DSA Fall Book Exchange on Sat., Nov. 12 from noon to 3 PM ET at Alethia Tanner Park, 227 Harry Thomas Way NE, WDC 20002. Bring your books, pick up some free swag and learn about getting access to library resources in D.C. and surrounding areas.  RSVP at

84] – Jane Fonda [] needs you for a Fire Drill Friday, Nov. 11 at 2 PM ET. Fire Drill Fridays invites both life-long environmentalists and new climate advocates to engage with the climate justice movement and take action for a cleaner, greener, healthier world.  Did Climate Win the Election? In this FDF Short, Jane welcomes Alice Madden, Policy and Political Director for Greenpeace USA, for an in-depth look at what happened in the midterm elections as it relates to climate. Go to

85] – Join the Our Democracy phone banks, hosted by Common Cause, on Fri., Nov. 11 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 PM and Tues., Nov. 15 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in critical states.  The idea is to protect democracy.  Sign up at We’re so excited 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. These shifts also always will include training for first-timers before you make calls—so if this is your first time, no worries!  The phone banking will continue through November 27.

86] –  Msgr. Michael Doyle, pastor, peace activist, poet, and advocate for Camden and its people will be remembered at his funeral on Sat., Nov. 12 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Camden, New Jersey.  The service is also being live-streamed at

87] – Help with a Rent Stabilization Canvass on Sat., Nov. 12 at 1 PM ET.  Meet at the Silver Spring Giant Food parking lot, 1280 East-West Highway, Silver Spring 20910.  Email With the election of a more progressive County Council, rent stabilization is a real possibility in Montgomery County with public pressure. Rent stabilization would limit rent increases and prevent huge rent increases, which are forcing Montgomery County tenants out of their homes and the county. Join Montgomery County DSA to canvass tenants in downtown Silver Spring to build public support for rent stabilization. The launch spot is near the Silver Spring Metro. RSVP at

88] – On Sat., Nov. 12 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

89] – The Annual Meeting of Maryland Peace Action will be Sat., Nov. 12 from noon to 4 PM at 17715 Meeting House Road, Sandy Spring (Montgomery County). All attendees are asked to wear a mask! Register at You can also participate by Zoom. Register at

Join the discussion to determine Maryland Peace Action’s key issue for the coming year. Find out more about what MD Peace Action has been doing, and see how you can do more to help us achieve peace.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, will discuss her new book, War in Ukraine, Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict. Be inspired by MD2Palestine, the honoree for Maryland peace organization of the year.

The luncheon will be catered by Shababi, serving delicious and authentic Palestinian food.  The cost of the luncheon is $25 (or $15 for low income/student).  There will be vegan options and a great selection of Middle Eastern dishes.  If you want to pay at the door, email  

90] – The Fairfax County chapter of the NAACP is arranging a tour of the Bull Run Regional Park Slave Cemetery on Sat., Nov. 12 from 1 to 2:30 PM ET.  The graves of 91 formerly enslaved have recently been discovered there. Bull Run Regional Park is located at 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA. The tour begins at the Atlantis Waterpark, which will be about an 8 min drive down the main road. The Bull Run Church and Harris Cemetery is a 10 min walk on a dirt trail, which will most likely be slightly muddy. Remember to bring a water bottle. RSVP at,

91] – Edwin Lee Smith passed away on October 3, 2022 in Baltimore, after a 5-year illness at the age of 65. He was an avid bird watcher and was a participating member in the Baltimore Bird Club of the Maryland Ornithological Society.  He loved gardening and helped start the community garden on Boyd Street in southwest Baltimore. He was also a scholar of history and an activist for justice and protested against weapons contracts at Northrop Grumman and Johns Hopkins University and the National Security Agency’s illegal spying.

 Mr. Smith was a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Contributions may be made in his memory to Friends Meeting at or to the Maryland Ornithological Society,

A hybrid memorial gathering will be held at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St. on Sat., Nov. 12 at 4 PM. Masks will be optional for those attending in person. You can also participate by Zoom. If attending in person, RSVP by text to 443-846-6638 or by email to The Zoom link is  The meeting ID is 810 2986 3263 with a passcode: 654320.

92] – 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.

93] -- 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

94] – 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. 

95] 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.  

96] -- 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

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

98] -- 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.

99] – 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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