Thursday, March 16, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 17 - 23, 2023

64] Peace vigil at the White House March 17

65] Women in Black vigil – March 17

66] Support Palestinian prisoners – March 17

67] Election Protection phone bank – March 17, 19, 21 & 23

68] Text Party Fridays – March 17

69] Get over to the food pantry – March 18

70] Walking Tour of Plutocratic DC – March 18

71] Human Rights dinner -- March 18

72] Film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" -- March 18  

73] Rumi Night-A Journey of Sufi Music and Rumi Poetry March 18

74] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

75] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

77] Do you need a doctor?

78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

79] Do you need any book shelves?

80] Join the Global Zero campaign.

81] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


64] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 17 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

65] – 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

66] – The Samidoun Network [] is hosting a webinar on Fri., March 17 at 1 PM ET as part of the International Campaign to observe the bodies on the ground as spring arrives.  This online seminar will focus on From one cell to another – the martyrs of the prisoners’ movement.  Sign up at  The Meeting ID is 850 0574 2322 with a passcode of 805836.

67] – On Fri., March 17 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., March 19 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., March 21 from 4 to 6 PM & Thurs., March 23 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.

68] – On Fri., March 17 at 6 PM ET, join Text Party Fridays with Progressive Prince George's.  The County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks, is refusing to let the community into the process of recruitment and hiring of the new PGCPS CEO. All stakeholders deserve a seat at this decision making table. Reach out to the community via text to raise awareness for this and other very important issues and encourage neighbors to take action to lift up the voice of the community and strengthen Prince George's County schools.  This event will take place virtually every Friday night from 6 to 7:30 PM ET through April 21. Please register for more than one outreach opportunity and feel free to share the link with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Register to receive the Zoom link:

69] – On Sat., March 18 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

70] – Sign up for a Walking Tour of Plutocratic DC: Power and Capitalism on Sat., March 18 at 1 PM ET. The Tour will explore how institutions such as the Carlyle Group, Pepco, and City Center DC create and maintain extreme wealth in the District -and how they reshape DC’s skyline and public spaces to make the city safe for the 1%. The Walking Tour will be led by Metro DC DSA Chapter members, who will use original research on private equity, public utilities, and luxury real estate in DC to document how they exploit rentier capitalism and political connections to earn money at the expense of the 99%. Explore what your electric bill, Taylor Swift’s original recordings, and luxury handbag stores have in common -and how to take power back from local plutocrats. Connect attendees with ongoing campaigns to democratize DC and its power grid led by Metro DC DSA and We Power DC.

 The tour will visit 3 sites in Downtown DC after meeting at The Park at City Center, 1098 New York Ave. NW, WDC. It will adjourn at 2:45 PM at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW after just under a mile of walking. Then there will be an optional happy hour afterward at outdoor tables at the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern. Contact Taylor W at RSVP at

71] – United Workers [] wants you to attend the Human Rights Dinner on Sat., March 18 at 6 PM ET at  2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Help celebrate 20 years of movement building, led by the poor in Maryland. RSVP at . Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased after registration or at the door. Guests in groups of four or more are invited to sponsor a table for their organization, family, or friends. All proceeds will go to support the mission of ending poverty and securing human rights for everyone, everywhere.

72] – On Sat., March 18 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET, the film festival features "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," which chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Armed only with white t-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. The panel discussion will include: Vaiba Kebeh Flomo, who is featured in the film and was instrumental in bringing an end to Liberia’s 14-year civil war through advocacy, protests, and political organizing; and Abigail E. Disney, the film's producer. Get tickets at

73] – Mehmet Saracoglu [] hopes you are interested in an event on Sat., March 18 at 6 PM ET == Rumi Night-A Journey of Sufi Music and Rumi Poetry  at the Church of the Holy City, 1611 16 St. NW, WDC 20009.  RSVP at  Get more info at

74] --  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.

75] -- 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

76] – 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 . 

77] – 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.  

78] -- 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

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

80] -- 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.

81] – 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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