Friday, April 21, 2023

Join us on Earth Day/Sign on to a subpoena to JHU president

   The Baltimore Nonviolence Center will rally on Earth Day at 1 PM at 33rd & North Charles Streets to challenge Johns Hopkins University which the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [ICAN] declared the #1 School of Mass Destruction.  The ICAN report pointed out that JHU had received more tax dollars to perform research on nuclear weapons than any other university. The school also has many other research projects on non-nuclear weapons contracts. 

 Around 1:30 PM ET, the group will march onto the JHU campus to gather at the home of Ronald J. Daniels, university president.  Once there, there will be an attempt to deliver a subpoena on behalf of the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal (MDWCT) which will take place in November.  Consider joining and/or signing on as a witness to the subpoena.  

The Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal

The Baltimore Nonviolence Center – Plaintiff


The Johns Hopkins University – Defendant

This is a subpoena for Ronald J. Daniels, president, to testify and to provide a summary of the weapons contracts for Fiscal Year 2023.  This subpoena will be served by representatives of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on April 22, 2023:

YOU ARE REQUESTED to appear before the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal in November in order to testify as to the culpability of the University in performing research on weapons systems which were used in the commission of war crimes.  For example, did the University engage in research on weapons used in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq?  Regarding the University’s research on killer drones,  were these weapons used in military operations where noncombatants were attacked, including in secret operations?

YOUR TESTIMONY will be conducted virtually via an online platform which will be sent to you.

YOUR AFFIRMATIVE RESPONSE to this Subpoena must be sent electronically to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Details on joining the virtual hearing will be shared upon receipt of your response.

 Witnessed and Signed by the following:

Max Obuszewski, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center

Janice Sevre-Duszynska, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center

The National Science Foundation report on higher education research and development indicated that the expenditures for Johns Hopkins University includes funding for the Applied Physics Laboratory, which totaled $1.909 billion in FY2020. An estimated 90 % of this funding is weapons-related.

 According to a report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [ICAN], in 2020 the nine nuclear-armed states spent $72.6 billion on nuclear weapons, with the U.S. leading at $37.4 billion, or $70,881 per minute.  ICAN published a report that indicated JHU is the #1 School of Mass Destruction because of its nuclear weapons research. 

  At the time of the report, the University received more than twice as much funding from the Department of Defense [sic] than any other university due to the work of its Applied Physics Laboratory; in 2019 the funding ceiling for its ongoing contract was extended beyond $7 billion. This work includes research for the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons systems, despite the fact that the university’s mission statement includes the call “to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.”

 In violation of United States disarmament obligations under the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the U.S. is pursuing a nuclear weapons build-up which was launched by the Obama-Biden administration that is expected to cost at least $1.7 trillion by 2046. This includes large spending increases on a controversial low-yield smaller nuclear warhead, the total replacement of the intercontinental ballistic missile force, new B-21 strategic bombers, B-52 upgrades, and more destructive nuclear warheads.

 In 2021, JHU was awarded a $530,000,000 contract in support of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent [sic] weapon system.

 In 2022, the JHU-APL received a potential 10-year, $10.6 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to perform research, development, test and evaluation work for the Department of Defense [sic].  Under the contract, the APL will support department programs in various competency areas such as space science and engineering, submarine security and survivability, and combat systems and guided missiles.

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

"The 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



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