Friday, January 20, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 20 - 26, 2023

55] Extinguish fossil fuels – Jan. 20

56] Peace vigil at the White House Jan. 20

57] Women in Black vigil -- Jan. 20

58] A new governor Jan. 20

59] Open Government policy summit – Jan. 20

60] Training for Change – Jan. 20

61] Belmarsh Tribunal -- Jan. 20

62] Remember January 6 – Jan. 20, 22, 24 & 26

63] Birdwatching at Druid Hill Park – Jan. 21

64] Wreath pick up – Jan. 21

65] Get over to the food pantry – Jan. 21

66] Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War Conference Jan. 21

67] Empathy circles -- Jan. 21

68] Capitalism must go -- Jan. 21

69] Celebrate Baltimore’s Nuclear Free Zone -- Jan. 22

70] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

71] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

73] Do you need a doctor?

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Do you need any book shelves?

76] Join the Global Zero campaign.

77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – Morgan Brings Plenty [] issued a call to action for Fri., Jan. 20 at 8 AM at Murrow Park, 1872 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20006 to Extinguish Fossil Fuels.  RSVP at Demand Biden stop fossil fuels, honor Indigenous Rights, and declare a climate emergency!

56] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 20 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

57] –Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at the corner of West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

58] –  The Maryland League of Conservation Voters [] on Fri., Jan. 20 from noon to 12:30 PM ET will do a Zoom to talk about what to expect under a new Governor, administration, and leadership in Maryland’s top elected positions. We’ll also reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how we can all advance environmental justice as part of the larger civil rights agenda. Register at

59] – Common Cause Maryland [] is holding an Open Government policy summit on Fri., Jan. 20 from 1 to 6 PM ET. RSVP at  Learn how to get involved in the collective efforts to ensure transparency in government and build a healthy, strong, and truly inclusive democracy. For those who can’t join in person at Governor's Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis 21401, this event will be live-streamed via the Facebook page.

60] – Training for Change [] is holding a workshop WHITE PEOPLE CONFRONTING RACISM from Fri., Jan. 20 through Sun., Jan. 22 from 1 to 6 PM ET. Go to

61] – Defending Rights & Dissent [] wants you to attend the Belmarsh Tribunal on Fri., Jan. 20 at 2 PM ET.  Join in-person at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW or online. Hear from distinguished speakers from across the globe about our government’s war on Julian Assange, and why this case is pivotal for press freedom.  Register now to attend in-person or online:

62] – On Fri., Jan. 20 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun. Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Jan. 24 from 4 to 6 PM ET and Thurs., Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 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.

63] – On Sat., Jan. 21 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET, get on a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented here, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead us in search of avian friends! No experience necessary. If you would like to borrow binoculars, please check the box on the registration form or email us at Register at

64] – On Sat., Jan. 21 from 9 AM to noon, the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. will do a Wreath Pick Up with Wreaths Across America.  Sign up at  Come to the Soldiers Home Cemetery, 21 Harewood Road NW, WDC 20011. The Club with Wreaths across America invites you, your family, and friends to help with the respectful retirement, removal, and recycling of wreaths at US Soldiers' & Airmen's Home National Cemetery. This event is scheduled at 9 AM weather permitting.  This is a family-friendly project and much more relaxed than placing the wreaths, as there is no ceremony involved - just common respect for our military members interred there. Please consider bringing yard work gloves and a rake or length of PVC pipe, as this will help you carry multiple wreaths to be recycled.  Equipment will be on-site and ready to help with recycling.

65] – On Sat., Jan. 21 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

66] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting on Sat., Jan.21 from 1 to 6 PM ET -- Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War Conference. Register at  There are Social and Economic Costs of the Current Nuclear Weapons Buildup.  At 4 PM, the Keynote Addresses will be delivered first by Archbishop of Santa Fe John C. Wester and second by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA). 

67] – Check out Empathy Circles for Peacebuilders on Sat., Jan. 21 at 4 PM ET.  Join in for 90 minutes of listening and empathy to heal the soul, facilitated by a trained facilitator from within The Peace Alliance family on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Empathy Circles was developed by Lou Zweier who has studied NVC along with Edwin Rutch and Bill Filler. Register at

68] – Speak Out Now at an Online Town Hall on Sat., Jan. 21 at 7 PM ET with Richard Wolff -- 2023: A Coming Economic Crisis? Who Will Pay?  We face the effects of global corporations’ competition and profit maximization which has led to economic warfare pitting the U.S. and the E.U. against Russia and China. The Covid pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine have impacted the lives of working people everywhere. The majority of people continue to face soaring inflation, rising interest rates and declining living and working conditions. In response, efforts to organize unions, as well as protests and strikes by workers and the poor have exploded around the world. To fight back we need to understand the capitalist system we confront today.  Richard D. Wolff will be discussing these important issues, followed by a Q & A and discussion. He is a professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. You can attend in person at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  You must wear a mask.  Or you can join in by Zoom:

69] – ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVISTS TO CELEBRATE BALTIMORE IS A NUCLEAR FREE ZONE on Sun., Jan. 22 at 5 PM ET at York Road and Gittings Avenue, Baltimore. The rally will take place by a Baltimore City sign announcing the Nuclear Free Zone. We have selected this day as on January 22, 2021 the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) took place.  This historic treaty was voted on by 122 nations, and eventually became international law which comprehensively bans nuclear weapons in the same manner as biological and chemical weapons.

 We will use the rally as a teaching moment.  Speakers will address various issues, including nuclear free zones, Back from the Brink, the TPNW, a Congressional resolution to support the Treaty, the DOOMSDAY CLOCK and the announcement on January 24 by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists as to how close we are to nuclear midnight, the campaign to remove US nuclear weapons from five countries in Europe, and a Pastoral Letter by the Most Reverend John C. Wester, archbishop of Santa Fe.  The rally has been organized by the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Baltimore Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter Veterans for Peace, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maryland Peace Action, Maryland CPUSA & Pax Christi Baltimore.  Call 410-323-1607 or email mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

70] – 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.

71] -- 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

72] – 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.  

  Dave just printed 50 new 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. Will send free if need b- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check: or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at . 

73] – 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.  

74] -- 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

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

76] -- 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.

77] – 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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