51] – On Fri., Dec. 9 at
noon, tune in to the Pugwash Nobel Peace Prize 27 Years On: Reflections and
Outlook. On December 10, 1995, the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World
Affairs and Sir Joseph Rotblat, the youngest original signee of the
Russell-Einstein Manifesto, received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo "for
their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international
politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms." The first Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded
to an individual and an organization, their success reflected the optimism in
post-Cold War Europe about the future of nuclear arms control and the
imperative of the need to end nuclear weapons testing.
commemorate this recognition 27 years ago, three speakers who knew Rotblat
personally will share their intimate stories of his life; from young scientist,
to influential Pugwashite, to champion of student and young Pugwash voices.
They will share rare videos and first-hand accounts from the ceremony and offer
messages of hope about the future, particularly on the role of Pugwash, the
need for dialogue across divides in times of international tension, and the
importance of engaging a new generation of scientists and arms control
advocates. Hear from John Finney, University College London; Sandra Ionno
Butcher, National Organization for FASD (UK); and Sverre Lodgaard, Former
Director of UNIDIR. Sign up at
52] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a
peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 9
at noon. Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic
Worker: 202-882-9649 or email@example.com.
54] –Get on a
Birdwatching Tour of Patterson Park on Sat., Dec. 10 from 8 to 9:30 AM. Meet at
the fountain, closest to East Lombard Street and South Patterson Park
Avenue. Over 200 bird species have
visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City!
Audubon experts will lead us in search of avian friends! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at https://patterson.audubon.org/events.
55] –The U.S. Campaign for Burma
[email@example.com] wants you at this event - "Right to Seek
Safety: Rakhine State" on Sat., Dec. 10 at 10 AM ET. A panel will discuss
the challenges and hurdles experienced by IDPs and refugees from Rakhine state,
as well as the current on the ground situation. Hear from Kyaw Hsan Hlaing,
Independent journalist and researcher, Yasmin Ullah, Independent Rohingya
activist and Rohingya Women Web Series, Shayna Bauchner, Human Rights Watch.
RSVP at tinyurl.com/RakhineSafety.
56] – Consider
coming to an Advent Retreat on Sat., Dec. 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM at The Outpost,
512 Collins Ave., Baltimore 21229. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or
at 443-690-4060. Bring something you consider beautiful. Begin with
introductions and an opening prayer. Then speak up about your example of
beauty. Enjoy scripture reflections, and walk by a stream or engage in
quietude. Bring something for a potluck
lunch. There will be a distribution of a copy of Bishop John Wester’s pastoral
letter about abolishing nuclear weapons and get an invitation about future
discussions. The gathering will end with a prayer.
57] –On Sat., Dec. 10
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.
10 from 1 to 3 PM ET, join a Vigil for Assange at the British Embassy, 3100
Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC with DC Action for
Assange on International Human Rights
Day. Call for the immediate release of Assange, and for charges against
him to be dropped.Assange has now been imprisoned in the Belmarsh
high-security prison in London for over 3-1/2 years. This follows years of
asylum inside the Embassy of Ecuador. He faces an indictment from the
United States, which could bring up to 175 years in prison if convicted, for
violation of the Espionage Act and other charges. Contact Ann Wilcox (Ann1Wilcox@gmail.com).
[email@example.com] is inviting you to its annual Write for
Rights 2022 event on Sat., Dec. 10 from 3 to 5:30 PM ET. Join Amnesty
International at 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, WDC or via Zoom. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/aiusa536/events/289834103/.
Light refreshments will be served. This year write letters on behalf of cases
from Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Cuba, France, Morocco and Western Sahara,
Paraguay, Russia and Zimbabwe. More information on the campaign and this year’s
cases can be found at https://write.amnestyusa.org/.
Also see a screening of The Facility, a documentary about immigration
detention. One of the former detainees highlighted in the documentary, Nilson
Barahona, will give an introduction to the film.
Peace Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] is holding a hybrid event on Sat., Dec.
10 at 3 to 5:30 PM ET -- Converging Crises & Collaborations to Fix
Them!Come together across movements to
build collaboration to hold power accountable and explore collective action on
the converging crises we face – from crushing inequality, to climate
collapse, endless war & nuclear Armageddon. Lay groundwork for peaceful
direct action, mass mobilization and more to help us fight for our future! RSVP
at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkceCgrjgjHdOUQdppreij0F0Yk0rPIDZ4.This will be a chance to come together across
movements to build collaboration to hold power accountable and explore
collective action on the converging crises we face – from crushing inequality,
to climate collapse, endless war & nuclear Armageddon. Come lay groundwork
for peaceful direct action, mass mobilization and more to help us fight for our
CPUSA [email@example.com] on Sat., Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 PM ET is inviting you to Margaret Baldridge’s Birthday Bash/People’s World fundraiser. The group would love for you to attend the
event atBaltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Roche Chapel, 4th Floor.
Baltimore 21202.If you can’t come, there is an
opportunity in Eventbrite to donate to the People’s World which is an important part of the project.
Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/margarets-birthday-bash-tickets-424765102857.
Check out the upsurge in working class
struggles at www.peoplesworld.org.
of Jonah House will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Philip
Berrigan at Red Emma's, 3128 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore on Sat., Dec. 10 at
7PM. Berrigan died December 6, 2002 at
Jonah House in Baltimore after a terminal cancer diagnosis at age 79. Berrigan came to prominence during the war on
Vietnam after leading two draft board raids in the Baltimore area, acts of
nonviolent resistance that earned him time in federal prison. After the war's end, he and the Jonah House community
focused their attention on the threat posed by first strike nuclear weapons,
responding with the nonviolent direct action Plowshares movement, which has
carried out over 100 disarmament actions at weapons plants and military bases
Overall, his career as a prophetic priest and peacemaker
earned him over 11 years in prison. A Maine judge termed Philip Berrigan ''a
moral giant, the conscience of a generation," in 1997. Frida Berrigan, the
daughter of Phil and Elizabeth McAlister, and other speakers will share
remembrances of him as a friend and activist. The Baltimore Nonviolence Center
is honored to be one of many co-sponsors of the commemoration.
63] –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.
64] -- 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 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 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 Spiral
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.
70] –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