Donations can be sent to BNC at Max Obuszewski, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212 . Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast [dot] net.
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
Peace and Commons Rent -- Dec. 17
54] Grassroots Legislative
Leadership Day – Dec. 17
canvassing – Dec. 17
56] Get over to the food pantry –
57]Empathy Circle – Dec. 17
58]Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine
59]Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts
Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a
61]Do you need a doctor?
books, videos, DVDs and records
you need any book shelves?
64]Join the Global Zero
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations.
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 [email@example.com] 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n8HShJTXTxqI9sKAqG0fDw. 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.
– Alanna Hartzok [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6042408152. The Meeting ID is 604 240 8152. Alanna is one of the speakers.
–The ACLU of Maryland [email@example.com] 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
–The Metro DC DSA
[firstname.lastname@example.org] 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 https://actionnetwork.org/events/sos-anti-eviction-canvas-2?source=direct_link&&link_id=24&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1755740&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-dec-2-2022.
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 https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.
–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 email@example.com with any questions. Join
the Zoom link
58] –If you are able
to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern
Ukraine, please email Brendan.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.
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
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 email@example.com. 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
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.
started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit.It is called
East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website
is EastWestMD.com. 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.
you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table
cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.
you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at
an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration.
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
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/.
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