Friday, July 21, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 21 - 26, 2023

58] Support Union Kitchen workers July 21 & 22

59] Leaflet at screenings of OPPENHEIMER -- July 21 & 22

60] Peace vigil at the White House July 21

61] Women in Black vigil – July 21

62] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank July 21 & 26

63] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – July 22

64] Jayapal at Summer Social – July 22

65] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

66] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

68] Do you need a doctor?

69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

70] Do you need any book shelves?

71] Join the Global Zero campaign.

72] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – Union Kitchen leafleting continues at 538 3rd St. NE, WDC.  Sign up for a shift on Fri., July 21 from 8 to 10 AM & Sat., July 22 from 9 to 11 AM.  Union Kitchen Workers United are continuing their boycott campaign against Union Kitchen, a result of management’s persistent refusal to come to the table and bargain in good faith. Workers are looking for volunteers to help pass out flyers outside of Union Kitchen locations, particularly on weekends, with open slots available at various locations. View the schedule/locations and sign up at The union is planning a rally on Sat., July 22 at 11 AM in front of 1924 8th St. NW, WDC. There will be speakers and music, as well as information on ways to get involved in the fight for fair working conditions at Union Kitchen.

59] – On Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, members of Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland will be leafletting outside theatres in Baltimore screening Christopher Nolan’s film, Oppenheimer! Oppenheimer tells the story of the birth of the atomic age. The film will illustrate the history of harm imposed by nuclear weapons, the policies that drive their purpose, and the implications of their use.

 The film will be shown at these theatres: SENATOR – 12:15, 4:20 & 8:30 PM Max will leaflet on Friday around 3:15 PM; CHARLES – NOON, 4:05 & 8 PM [July 21] & 11:20 AM, 3:20 & 7:30 PM [July 22] & ROTUNDA – 11 AM, 2:40, 6:30 & 10:15 PM.  If you want to leaflet contact, email mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or Farquhar.cindy7 at Gmail dot com or bikenotbomb at Gmail dot com. Finally OPPENHEIMER will be shown at the Old Greenbelt Theater, 129 Centerway, Greenbelt 20770 – July 21 at 4:15 or 6 PM ET & July 22 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM ET. On Friday, there will be a table in the lobby for the 6 PM film. Contact Donna at Donna dot Hoffmeister at Verizon dot net.

60] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 21 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

61] – 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

62] – On Fri., July 21 & Wed., July 26 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   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 for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at  

63] – On Sat., July 22 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

64] – Jared Schablein [] is inviting you to its annual summer social on Sat., July 22 at 6:30 PM ET.  Tickets start at $25, and can be purchased at Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will be the special guest speaker. This promises to be a remarkable opportunity to hear directly from a progressive leader about vital issues and initiatives shaping our political landscape.  The event also offers a fantastic platform for networking. This is your chance to connect with like-minded progressive leaders, advocates, and notable figures from the Lower Shore and throughout our great state.  By purchasing a ticket, you are directly contributing to the building and sustaining of the Progressive Movement on the Lower Shore. Every dollar raised supports the critical work that the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus (LSPC) is doing in the community.

65]  --  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.

66] -- 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

67] – 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 . 

68] – 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.  

69] -- 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

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

71] -- 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.

72] – 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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