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]
buttons and stickers
site for info on federal legislation\
involved with NCNR
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] “Kwanzaa Celebration” – Dec. 18
10] Buena Vista Co-op
Celebration – Dec. 18
Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition rally -- Dec. 18
12] Maryland statewide DSA
meeting -- Dec. 18
13] Progressive Town Hall -- Dec. 18
14] Election Protection
phone bank – Dec. 18
15] Voting Rights, a film – Dec. 18
16] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 19
17] Mayor Scott serving at Busboys –
1] –Buttons, bumper stickers and books are
available. “God Bless the Whole World, No
Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
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. 18, however, there will be a“Kwanzaa Celebration” organized by the Brooklyn Ethical Society. Kwanzaa is an
annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26 to January 1,
culminating in a communal feast called Karamu usually on the sixth day. It was
created by activist Maulanga Karenga, based on African harvest festival
traditions from various parts of west and southeast Africa. Email
for more information.
10] – Attend
a Buena Vista Co-op Celebration Brunch on Sun.,
Dec. 18 at 11 AM ET at 3312 Sherman Ave. NW, WDC 20010. Celebrate and show your support for the purchase and
formation of the Buena Vista Tenant Co-op with the new tenant-owners! This
victory has been a long and arduous fight and a celebration of the immense
victories won by tenants is long overdue! Meet the tenants and tenant leaders
that have been fighting for their health and homes in the face of years of
landlord opposition and neglect. Now those same tenants can remain in their
homes and preserve affordable housing despite the continually skyrocketing cost
of living in the District.
The next step in this fight will be to repair and renovate
the many parts of the building that the landlord left in terrible condition,
including a broken boiler, decrepit HVAC system, and extensive water damage.
Stomp out Slumlord organizers will help host this event in the apartment lobby
and will bring food and drink but please feel free to bring something as this
will be a potluck style event.
RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/buena-vista-co-op-celebration-brunch?source=direct_link&&link_id=5&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1768142&email_subject=metro-dc-dsa-weekly-newsletter-for-dec-16-2022.
11] –The Black Lives Matter Interfaith
Coalition <BLMInterfaithCoalition@gmail.com> is holding a Black Lives
Matter rally on Sun., Dec. 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET at the Baltimore City
Public Schools headquarters at 200 E. North Ave. Visit https://blmic.org/.
12] –There is a Maryland statewide DSA meeting on Sun., Dec. 18
at 2 PM ET at the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring 20910.
Email at email@example.com.
Join Montgomery County DSA, Frederick DSA, Southern Maryland DSA, Prince
George’s County DSA and Greater Baltimore DSA for a statewide gathering and
holiday party ahead of the 2023 session of the Maryland General Assembly. All
interested DSA members and allies from across the region are invited to join if
they can. In addition to a discussion about power in Annapolis, a discussion
will include time to mingle and socialize. Feel free to bring any organizing
swag or holiday cookies to exchange with comrades! There is free parking across the street at
the Wayne Avenue Garage, 921 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, and the meeting
location is walkable from the Silver Spring Metro. Afterwards for a happy hour
at nearby Silver Branch Brewing with special guest Del. Gabriel Acevero. RSVP
13] –Dr. Bill Honigman for Progressive
Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] hopes you can attend on Sun., Dec. 18
at 4 PM ET the Progressive Town Hall: Healthcare for All and more. PDA
recognizes that COVID-19 is biological proof that our very existence on this
planet depends on the elements of nature that confront us, and on our ability
to live with those elements. No human alive can survive the ravages of
infection and infestation without the help and care of other humans. So, in any
civilized society, it’s tantamount to murder to withhold healthcare from any of
its inhabitants. Under COVID-19 the United States of America is undeniably
guilty of such societal abuse and criminal negligence. And COVID-19 has shown
us that #MedicareForAll is the solution to this inequity and immorality. Register
15] – Voting Rights: The Struggle to Be Counted (a film showing)
can be seen on Sun., Dec. 18 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.
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. 19, and it is sponsored
by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com 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.
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