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 can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]
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4]Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
5] Support the Pratt Workers United
6] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis
7] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An
Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois
8] Are you joining Witness against Torture in D.C. in January?
9] Gift a Banned Book this Holiday Season– Dec. 11
10] US-Cuba Solidarity – Dec. 11
11] Zaporizhzhia -Facing
the Dangers of Nuclear Plants -- Dec. 11
12] Frida Berrigan speaks about her dad -- Dec. 11
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.
"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.” The workers voted to unionize
6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A
prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and
Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful
review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis,
reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022. Davis, a co-founder
of the Open Door Community, died in 2020. You can subscribe to the
newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
7] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the
Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both
memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church
is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was
excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice
Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was
under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.
The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity
to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy
from Amazon or by Kindle.
Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have
authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13. “If the
patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not
treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.”
– Roy Bourgeois.
8] – Witness against Torture
[email@example.com] is announcing that the annual Fast for
Justice will be in person in D.C. from January 8 through Jan. 11. Organizers need to know who is coming. SO IF
YOU'RE COMING, SEND AN EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your name, dates you will be there (Sun.
night Jan. 8, Mon Jan. 9, Tues., Jan. 10 and/or Wed. Jan. 11), and if you need
9] – 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., Dec. 11 hear about “Open Minds: Gift a Banned Book
this Holiday Season.” While book banning
has occurred throughout human history, the recent surge is troubling. During the
last full school year, over 130 school districts in 32 states announced 2,500
book bans. But thanks to both human curiosity and opposition to censorship,
banning books backfires. Book stores create banned books displays in their
windows to capitalize greater demand for this forbidden fruit. So why do folks
ban books? How should the rest of us respond? Hugh Taft-Morales suggests we
help everyone maintain open minds by purchasing, donating, sharing banned
books! Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society
and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action
Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU). Email President@BEMOREthical.org
for more information.
10] – Massachusetts Peace Action [email@example.com]
urges you to join them on Sun., Dec. 11 at 11 AM ET for Children of Our
Environments: US-Cuba Solidarity.
or watch on https://www.youtube.com/c/thecommunitychurchofbostonofficial.
Having just returned from the historic US-Cuba Youth Friendship Meeting in Havana,
speaker and MAPA Board Member Calla Walsh will discuss her experiences in Cuba
fighting the US blockade and building solidarity between US and Cuban youth, as
well as the role of the Cuban Revolution in raising her own political
consciousness to revolutionary anti-imperialism. Enjoy music by Emma’s
11] – There is a webinar entitled Zaporizhzhia -Facing the
Dangers of Nuclear Plants in War and Peace on Sun., Dec. 11 at 1 PM ET. As we
learned from Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, dangers are inherent
to the generation of nuclear power. These dangers expand exponentially in
wartime. With six reactors, Zaporizhzhia is the largest nuclear plant in
Europe. In this webinar, Russian and U.S. experts will explain the present
situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant, the dangers by the plant and others across
Ukraine, and what the international community do to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
It has been occupied by Russian military forces since early March but has
continued to be operated by its Ukrainian staff. Near the frontline of
the war, the plant has been damaged by shelling of disputed origins, and all
six reactors have been shut down. Faced with the dangers of a possible incident
that could transform the plant into a massive dirty bomb and fallout impacting
much of Europe and possibly Russia, the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) has been leading efforts to establish a safety and security zone at, and
around, the plant.
12] –The annual Pax Christi
Baltimore Advent Prayer Servicewill be held on
Sun.(the Third Sunday of Advent) Dec. 11 from 3:30 to 5 PM at St. Vincent
dePaul Parish, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore. There will be
a brief reception with the speaker to follow. This year's speaker is Frida Berrigan, the daughter of Philip Berrigan and Liz McAlister. And this year
is the 20th anniversary of Phil’s passing. Contact Chuck Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13] –Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of
America [email@example.com] hopes you will participate on Sun., Dec. 11 at 4
PM ET in the Progressive Town Hall: We Celebrate Our Victories and Organize for
More. PDA-endorsed candidate Raphael
Warnock won the Senate runoff over Herschel Walker. The very same day we
learned that Sen. Joe Manchin was unable to sneak his Dirty Deal into the
National Defense [sic] Authorization Act.
Then the House passed the historic Respect for Marriage Act! And that's
to say nothing of the incredible number of labor actions sweeping across the
country as workers are joining together to demand what is rightfully theirs! We
progressives will put our heads together and talk about next steps to grow and
strengthen our movement for the coming weeks, months, years, and decades. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
14] –The Labor & Community for an Independent Party
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is holding a forum on Sun., Dec. 11 at 4 PM ET --
Midterm Elections: Which way forward to build an independent working‑class
party. This group believes since things
remain the same for the U.S. working class as it lacks political representation
in Congress. It claims because of an
ineffective two-party electoral system – the Democratic and Republican parties
both champion the interests of big business and the proverbial one percent,
there is a need for a Labor Party with representatives in Congress that are
focused on promoting legislation and governmental practices that will ensure
the interests of the majority, the working class, are first and foremost! Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qduqorDwjGNC5eVYbUtRaiRRs1nIY33fw?_x_zm_rtaid=JedlM7UjTsm7M3g5KeJ4KQ.1670640591190.596b57545f7cf1cad29bfb8f79f65835&_x_zm_rhtaid=425.
Good luck, but there is no chance for a formation of a Labor Party.
15] –Join an Election Protection phone bank hosted by Common Cause
on Sun., Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., Dec. 13 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Thurs.,
Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 PM and Fri., Dec. 16 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Demand bold
changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not
big corporations or special interests. Register for a shift to make calls
to protect our democracy. These shifts also always will include training
for first-timers before you make calls—so if this is your first time, no
worries! Visit https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.
16] – Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted (a film
showing) can be seen on Sun., Dec. 11 from 7 to 8 PM ET organized for the
January 6 Hearings. DC photographer, film producer and social justice activist
Phil Portlock is presenting his timely 25-minute documentary. With creative use
of music, powerful images and narration by his wife Pat Sloan, the film traces
the long and often brutal struggle by African Americans to gain and maintain the
unrestricted right to be counted at the ballot box. The film is Phil’s response
to the U.S Supreme Court’s June 5, 2013 5-4 decision in the Shelby County v
Holder Voting Rights Case that declared Sections 4b and 5 of the historic 1965
Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. This decision has led to the enactment of
hundreds of voter suppression/restrictive laws that have impacted voting rights
all over the nation. This event will conclude on Jan. 1, 2023. Register at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/540465/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.
Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee [email@example.com] is hosting a
webinar on Sun., Dec. 11 at 7 PM ET -- "Ending the 'American War':
Promises, Realities and Impact of the U.S. Peace Movement." Register
at https://vnpeacecomm.blogspot.com/2022/10/webinar-ending-american-war.html. Hear a conversation with Carolyn (Rusti)
Eisenberg and Arnold (Skip) Isaacs moderated by Paul Lauter, author of
"Our Sixties." Eisenberg's new book is "Fire and Rain: Nixon
Kissinger and the Wars in Southeast Asia," and Isaacs has updated and
republished "Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia."
is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside
the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Dec. 12, and it is sponsored
by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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] –There is a Climate Webinar
hosted by the Institute for Policy Studies on Mon., Dec. 12 from noon to 1 PM ET entitled “Getting from the
Unsustainable Here to the Sustainable There: Mechanisms of Transition to a
Post-Growth Future.” Four distinguished panelists will provide a snapshot of
the ongoing rethinking of the way humanity organizes its economic activities to
move in the direction of greater sustainability and equity: Vedran Horvat is
the head of the Institute for Political Ecology in Zagreb, Croatia; Susan
Krumdieck is professor and chair in Energy Transition at Heriot-Watt University
in Edinburgh, Scotland; Simon Michaux is an associate professor of geo-metallurgy
at the Geological Survey of Finland; and Renata Nitta is a campaign strategist
for Greenpeace International based in Brazil. Register at
To be continued.
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/.
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