Thursday, December 15, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 16 - 17, 2022

48] Peace vigil at the White House Dec. 16

49] Legislative Preview – Dec. 16

50] Election Protection phone bank – Dec. 16

51] Kiwanis Club needs volunteers Dec. 16

52] Don't Contaminate the Oceans with Radioactivity – Dec. 16

53] War, Peace and Commons Rent -- Dec. 17

54] Grassroots Legislative Leadership Day Dec. 17

55] Anti-eviction canvassing – Dec. 17

56] Get over to the food pantry – Dec. 17

57] Empathy Circle – Dec. 17

58] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

59] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

61] Do you need a doctor?

62] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

63] Do you need any book shelves?

64] Join the Global Zero campaign.

65] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


48] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 16 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

49] –The Maryland League of Conservation Voters will hold a 2023 LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW on Fri., Dec. 16 from 12 to 12:30 PM ET.  Talk about environmental priorities for the coming legislative session, and learn how you can get involved. This will be Maryland's 445th session, which convenes January 11 with 47 Senators and 141 Delegates.  They will gather in Annapolis to propose, consider, and enact new laws during the 90-day session. Register at

50] – On Fri., Dec. 16 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

51] – On Fri., Dec. 16 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. is holding an Annual Holiday Party.  Register at There is a need for volunteers to help set up the decor, help with the meals, facilitate the activities, and engage in clean up. The location selection is in progress. The programming and event timing is subject to change.

52] –  Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World [] is doing a virtual International Forum on Fri., Dec. 16 at 8 PM ET -- "Don't Contaminate the Oceans with Radioactivity!"  Oppose Japan and TEPCO's dumping plan. Register at  One of the speakers is Arjun Makhijani. The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) are preparing to release “ALPS-treated” contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean despite strong opposition from both within and outside of Japan.

53] – Alanna Hartzok [] wants you to know that on Sat., Dec. 17 at 9 AM there is a webinar War, Peace and Commons Rent.  It will show connections between war and peace and the land value tax for the Baltimore implementation project. Hear from presenters from the UK, Philippines, and the US who will explore the connection between war and the forceful taking of natural resources and highlight approaches that enable fair share rights to earth. Join the Zoom Meeting at The Meeting ID is 604 240 8152. Alanna is one of the speakers.

54] – The ACLU of Maryland [] will hold its 5th annual Grassroots Legislative Leadership Day  on Sat., Dec. 17 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. Get involved in key advocacy work for the 2023 legislative session. RSVP ‌at  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌

55] – The Metro DC DSA [] hopes you would be interested in canvassing on Sat., Dec. 17 at 1:30 PM.  Get involved with Stomp out Slumlords.  This is an anti-eviction canvassing with DSA’s tenant organizing project.  SOS will be informing tenants facing eviction about their rights in court and how to get a lawyer, as well as provide resources for building organizing. Tenants SOS speaks to are twice as likely to go to court and fight their eviction, so every volunteer can make a big impact. Sign up at SOS will be meeting at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station near the D Street exit between 6th and 7th, above the escalators (if the weather is bad, the meeting spot will be downstairs just before the turnstiles). 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, the group will meet at Sonny’s in Park View to socialize and debrief.

56] – On Sat., Dec. 17 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

57] – On Sat., Dec. 17 at 1 PM ET, consider joining an Empathy Circle for Peacebuilders, co-hosted by The Peace Alliance and Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding, and Security (CoPeSe). The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy is hosting a series of Empathy Cafes to bring Peacebuilding Communities together using the Empathy Cafe as a platform to foster dialogue and build relationships within and across organizations. No skills are required to co-host. We have skilled facilitators to facilitate the Empathy Cafes. Please contact with any questions. Join the Zoom link at

58] – 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.

59] -- 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

60] – 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 50 copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added.  The books are signed, and the price remains $25.  If you want one, the  price will go up after Dave dies!!!! Send 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. 

61] 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.  

62] -- 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

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

64] -- 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.

65] – 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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