Thursday, August 31, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 1 - 6, 2023

41] Peace vigil at the White House Sept. 1

42] Women in Black vigil – Sept. 1

43] Climate conversation Sept. 1

44] Tabling with Progressive Harford Sept. 1

45] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Sept. 1 & 6

46] Defuse Nuclear War – Sept. 2

47] Communities United meeting Sept. 2

48] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Sept. 2

49] International Court of Justice – Sept. 3

50] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

51] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

53] Do you need a doctor?

54] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

55] Do you need any book shelves?

56] Join the Global Zero campaign.

57] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


41] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

42] – 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

43] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] wants you to join her in conversation on Fri., Sept. 1 at 2 PM ET with two outstanding climate champions — Representative Rashida Tlaib and former mayor of San Luis Obispo, CA, Heidi Harmon. They will discuss what it takes to demonstrate true climate leadership and how we can (and must) get more leaders to step up. The Climate Ambition Summit in New York City will bring thousands together to hold our elected leaders accountable in taking bold action to safeguard the future of our planet and its people. The United Nations is calling on world leaders to take real steps in leading us away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. As individuals and communities, we must also demand this immediate action.

As a Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib has fought relentlessly for vulnerable communities around the country, fighting against corporate greed; advocating for clean air and water, social justice, ending poverty, strengthening public education; and more. A Detroit native of Palestinian heritage, she built a career as a public interest attorney, challenging corporate abuses and protecting our civil rights. In 2022, she founded the Get the Lead out Caucus to fight to ensure that every lead pipe in America is replaced, so that everyone has safe, clean drinking water.

 Heidi Harmon served three terms as mayor of the City of San Luis Obispo, CA, where she, along with other climate mayors across the country, committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement after President Trump abdicated responsibility. She led the city to adopt the most ambitious carbon neutrality goal in the United States, divested from fossil fuels, and banned toxic methane gas in new buildings. Heidi is a mother of two, and a social, environmental, and gender justice leader committed to creating an equitable and regenerative world for all.  RSVP at or

44] – Progressive Harford County is tabling at Havre de Grace First Fridays. This is a great opportunity to connect with the community and build membership. Progressive Harford needs members to cover shifts at its table. This includes telling visitors about Progressive Harford and handing out literature about the chapter. On Fri., Sept. 1, sign up for a shift – 4 to 5:30 PM, 5:30 to 7 PM and 7 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at

45] – On Fri., Sept. 1 & Wed., Sept. 6 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  

46] – The Brandywine Peace Community is holding a Labor Day Weekend "REACH-OUT" to Abolish Nuclear Weapons & DEFUSE NUCLEAR WAR on Sat., Sept. 2 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM ET at Germantown Avenue & Cresheim Lane, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. RSVP at Visit and WWW.DEFUSENUCLEARWAR.ORG.  

47] – Jess Ahart [] wants you to know that there is Communities United meeting on Sat., Sept. 2 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM ET at Baltimore Unity Hall, 2nd Floor, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217.  Call 410-417-7409. Go to

48] – On Sat., Sept. 2 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

49] -- The Basel Peace Office [] is hosting a discussion on Sun., Sept. 3 from 10 to 11:30 AM ET -- The International Court of Justice, climate change and the Rights of Future Generations. The world is burning. Climate chaos is happening. Governments, corporations, the military and other emitters of greenhouse gases are not doing enough to cut emissions and address the impacts of climate change.

Basel Peace Office and Normandy Chair for Peace have supported World's Youth for Climate Justice, Vanuatu and other like-minded states in taking the issue of climate change to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in order to clarify and apply international law requiring protection of ecosystems - in particular the climate - for current and future generations. This case is currently being considered by the ICJ - while a related case on climate change is being considered by the International Tribunal of the Convention of the Law of the Sea (ITCLOS).  Register at

50]  --  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.

51] -- 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

52] – 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 . 

53] – 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.  

54] -- 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

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

56] -- 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.

57] – 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

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 31 -- September 1, 2023

34] Democracy Campaign – Aug. 31

35] Phone bank for a climate champion – Aug. 31

36] Brady Organizing Team Aug. 31

37] Eco socialism – Aug. 31

38] Digital Democracy Activists meeting Aug. 31

39] Bike Breakfast/Bike Jam – Sept. 1

40] DNC podcast – Sept. 1


34] – Public Citizen [] will discuss the Democracy Campaign on Thurs., Aug. 31 from 4 to 5 PM ET.  Go to  10 years later: How Has the Gutting of the VRA Impacted Social Rights?  Join the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Declaration for American Democracy, Public Citizen, and more for a teach-in and call to action on the important need to restore the voting rights act and pass sweeping federal democracy reform. The Voting Rights Act (VRA) is one of the most consequential pieces of legislation of the last century - passed 58 years ago. It cemented equal constitutional rights for all and that is the bedrock of our democracy. This year marked 10 years since the Supreme Court gutted the voting rights act in Shelby v Holder, and the impact has been felt in communities across the country. 

35] – Climate Hawks Vote [] needs your help to support Aaron Regunberg in the Rhode Island special election for RI-01. Can you join a phone bank on Thurs., Aug. 31 from 5 to 7:15 PM ET?  Special elections are all about turnout and with 11 Democrats in the race a few dozen votes can separate one winner from 10 losers. Sign up at

36] – On Thurs., Aug. 31 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21.

37] –Alliance for Global Justice [] is holding a webinar on Thurs., Aug. 31 at 7 PM ET -- Intro to Eco socialism & Report-Back from the Second Encounter of the First Eco socialist International in Venezuela. Register at Join us to learn about the philosophy of Eco socialism and the practice of the Eco socialist International from people who were involved in its founding in 2017 and re-convened in 2023 in Veroes in a National Meeting of Watershed Schools.   ‌ ‌ ‌ 

38] – On Thurs., Aug. 31 from 8 to 9 PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a Digital Democracy Activists meeting.  Do you believe that accessible internet, local journalism, online privacy, and responsible social media platforms are essential to a functioning democracy? If so, you should become a Digital Democracy Activist (DDA)! Learn about the fight for Digital Democracy and take action with a community of digital democracy activists. All volunteer experience/ technology comfort levels are welcome! RSVP at   

39] – Bikemore [] is hosting Bike Breakfast on Fri., Sept. 1 from 7:30 to 9 AM ET in the Fadensonnen Courtyard, 3 W. 23rd St., Baltimore behind Sophomore Coffee.  Bike Breakfast is a space for people who like to bike to get together for an informal coffee and snack once a month. Drop in for some coffee and light snacks and talk biking in Baltimore! Click here to RSVP at

Bikemore [] is also participating in Bike Jam on Fri., Sept. 1 from 3:30 to 6 PM ET in Patterson Park near the Pulaski monument. Be there with Black People Ride Bikes sharing upcoming programming, fixing flats, and more. Visit

40] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast on Fri., Sept. 1 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET.

To be continued.

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

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Eve Tetaz, stalwart human-rights activist, dies at 91


  I had the great honor to be arrested with Eve Tetaz on several occasions.  The obit, however. does not do her enough justice. She recognized that US imperialism was a crime against humanity, and refused to be silent.  I was once in her affinity group as several groups were carrying coffins to the U.S. Capitol symbolizing all of the death and destruction caused by the war machine.  A Capitol police officer knocked her to the ground, but that did not dissuade her from continuing the protest.  Another time she was engaged with a judge in D.C. Superior Court, and just would not co-operate.  The judge did not want to send her to the D.C. jail, but Eve was a persistent protester. Just as happened with her protest at the Supreme Court mentioned below, she went to jail.  And she became the Grande Dame of the D.C. Jail.

 She will be greatly missed.  Eve Tetaz, presente!.  Kagiso, Max

Eve Tetaz, stalwart human-rights activist, dies at 91

The retired Washington educator was arrested so often that police and judges knew her by her first name

By Louie Estrada


June 10, 2023 at 6:39 p.m. EDT



Eve Tetaz is led away after being arrested by U.S. Park Police during a demonstration at the northwest gate of the White House in 2006. (Robert A. Reeder/The Washington Post)


Eve Tetaz, a retired Washington educator who joined rights groups at demonstrations into her 80s, facing arrest about 20 times while protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the detentions at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, died June 7 at an assisted-living center in Washington. She was 91.


Ms. Tetaz had dementia, her sister Ann Barnet said.


Ms. Tetaz was taken into custody so often — once while wearing an orange prison jumpsuit in front of the White House — that police and judges came to know her by her first name. With her crown of white hair, she was a distinctive presence at many protests and marches in the District.


Ms. Tetaz said she was drawn to religious traditions emphasizing social justice, which inspired generations of protesters, including antiwar marches beginning in the Vietnam era. In an article in the bulletin of Washington’s Church of the Saviour, she wrote that she felt a deep empathy for society’s outcasts, even as a small child.


“I believe that nonviolent protest against government policies will continue to be the only authentic form of individual political action,” Ms. Tetaz read from a statement during a sentencing hearing in D.C. Superior Court in 2010.

As the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq dragged on, Ms. Tetaz joined organizations including the women’s group Code Pink, the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance and Witness Against Torture.


She joined rallies calling for an end to the wars and decrying the treatment of detainees at Guantánamo Bay. She also took part in demonstrations denouncing the death penalty and U.S. military policies.

She participated in nonviolent civil resistance demonstrations on Capitol Hill and in front of the Supreme Court and White House from 2006 to 2013.


After most arrests, she received probation, a fine and other penalties. But in 2012, when she was 80, she was arrested at the Supreme Court for holding a protest banner marking the 35th anniversary of the execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, who was killed by firing squad in January 1977 in Utah. Gilmore was the first inmate put to death after the Supreme Court struck down a ban on capital punishment.


After declining prosecutors’ recommendation of a fine and probation, Ms. Tetaz was sentenced to 60 days in jail. It is unlawful to parade, stand or move in processions or assemblages in the Supreme Court Building or grounds.

Behind bars, Ms. Tetaz tutored inmates, who called her “Grandma,” her sister said. Ms. Tetaz was released early on medical grounds.


In April 2009, she traveled to the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada to protest the use of remote-controlled drones in military missions and was one of 14 protesters arrested for trespassing. She told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she had gone to Creech “to express deep sorrow and outrage that our country was engaged in what I believe are acts of terrorism. I cannot remain silent.”


Later that year, she was one of four activists who clandestinely attended a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing and interrupted the proceedings by throwing handfuls of money stained with their own blood.


Ms. Tetaz taught English at the District’s Roosevelt High School in the 1980s and later served on the faculty of the Armstrong Adult Education Center, where she helped students attain their high school equivalency degree.


“Eve would always say, ‘I’m the perfect person for this because I have no responsibilities, no children, no grandchildren,’” her sister said. “‘Who better than I to do this.’”


Eve Leona Birnbaum was born on Sept. 6, 1931, in Elmhurst, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Her father was a Romanian immigrant of Jewish heritage who converted to Christianity and became a Presbyterian minister. Her mother was a homemaker.

The family moved to Brooklyn when she was 8 years old. She received a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and earned a master’s degree in religious studies from New York Theological Seminary. She taught at a junior high school in Harlem and spent a summer as a reading specialist in Orleans, France.


In the 1960s and 1970s, she taught English in Iran, Thailand, France and Ghana.


She married Rene Tetaz in 1972, and the couple lived in Africa and Asia while he worked on assignment with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He died in 1995. Survivors include her sister.


“She was always searching for a deeper engagement,” said Marja Hilfiker, who met Ms. Tetaz at the Church of the Saviour, “and she found that in protesting all the wrongs in the world.”



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



Monday, August 28, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 29 - September 1, 2023

22] International Day against Nuclear Tests – Aug. 29

23] Fair Farm Bill Teach-in – Aug. 29

24] JustFaith Ministries program Aug. 29

25] Russia Out of Ukraine Aug. 29

26] Community Solar webinar Aug. 30

27] Bystander Intervention to Stop Online Harassment – Aug. 30

28] Free Assange – Aug. 30

29] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Aug. 30 & Sept. 1

30] Food in Jails Should Heal Not Harm Aug. 30

31] Supermajority New Member orientation Aug. 30

32] Join DSA – Aug. 30

33] Climate Emergency Team's Organizing Call Aug. 30


22] – UNFOLD ZERO [] wants you to know that Tues., August 29 is International Day against Nuclear Tests. This day was established in 2009 to increase awareness “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” The day was proposed by the Republic of Kazakhstan, which continues to suffer from the 456 nuclear test explosions conducted by the Soviet government at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site in Eastern Kazakhstan. 29 August is the day when Kazakhstan closed down the test site in1991.

23] – Food & Water Action [] wants you to join the final session in the Fair Farm Bill Teach-in Series on Tues., Aug. 29 at 2 PM ET.  The massive Farm Bill is set to be reauthorized this fall, and with 12 titles that dictate our food and farming policies in the U.S — there's a lot to know. This session is In the Weeds on Commodities on Zoom. RSVP at

24] – For nearly 20 years, JustFaith Ministries programs have inspired individuals/small groups to participate in the transformation of the world. Join author and JustFaith Ministries Founder, Jack Jezreel, M.Div., and his colleague Leila Oakley, M.T.S. on either Tues., Aug. 29th at 3:30 PM ET or August 30rd at 7:30 PM E, as they introduce the programs of JustFaith Ministries and share how they can be used as a “tool for transformation” for congregations, organizations, or communities. RSVP at

25] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Aug. 29 from 4:30 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

26] -- The Maryland League of Conservation Voters [] wants you to think about solar on Wed., Aug. 30 at noon ET. This Community Solar webinar will be an opportunity to learn how to power your home with clean energy, no solar panels required. Take action and ditch dirty fossil fuels. Community Solar is like a shared garden, where instead of sowing seeds and harvesting crops, you receive a portion of electricity from a local solar farm. This opportunity allows you to power your home with renewable energy and cut your electricity bill by 5-30%. And the best part? There are no solar panels required on your property, no costs for joining or canceling, and your utility company remains the same.  Sign up for the webinar at

27] -- Get involved with Bystander Intervention to Stop Online Harassment: How to Be an Ally When You Witness Abuse Online on Wed., Aug. 30 at 1 PM ET. As more of our personal and professional lives go digital, online hate and harassment are on the rise. Abusive trolls join forces to disproportionately target BIPOCs, women, and LGBTQ+ folks to intimidate, discredit, and silence. Each and every one of us can be an ally. In this free, one-hour, interactive training, we’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively in online abuse using the 5D’s of bystander intervention. Register at

28] -- DC Action for Assange indicates that there is a VIGIL at the US Department of Justice entrance at Constitution Ave. NW, between 9th and 10th Sts. NW on Wed., Aug. 30 from 1 to 2 PM ET with Randy Credico and others.  This vigil will also take place on Wednesdays, Sept 6 and 13 from 1 to 2 PM ET.  At the Sept. 13 vigil, former Scottish diplomat & author Craig Murray will be there. Email

29] – Join a virtual Common Cause 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. Make calls from 4 to 6 PM ET on Wed., Aug. 30 and Fri. Sept. 1. These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! This will continue through August 28, 2024. Sign up at

30] -- The PG Change Makers are organizing a discussion Food in Jails Should Heal Not Harm: Community Conversations on Wed., Aug. 30 from 6 to 7 PM ET.  Sign up to join a virtual community conversation about food in the Prince George’s County jail at

31] – On Wed., Aug. 30 from 7 to 8 PM ET, get with Superwomen Wednesday hosted by Supermajority.  RSVP to get Zoom info at . Join to learn about the impact of gun violence on young people, and get new poll results from Everytown for Gun Safety that map the path forward for young people advocating for gun violence prevention. It will continue from 7 to 8 PM on Wednesdays, Sept. 6 and 20. Get out the vote on September 6th with co-hosts Colleen Kennedy and Chief Impact Officer Jara Butler. Take a deep dive into the critical races happening in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Superwomen Wednesday is a place for the Supermajority community to come together to learn and take action. It is an entry point for anyone new to volunteering and also a place for seasoned volunteers to take meaningful action on a consistent basis.

32] – Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation which will happen on Wed., Aug. 30 at 8 PM ET. Email info [at] Curious about DSA? If so, this event is for you! You'll learn about DSA, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. You will find out about chapter's structure and campaigns, branches, and caucuses. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland. RSVP for Zoom link at

33] – Progressive Democrats of America [] on Tues., August 29 at 8:30 PM ET is holding a Climate Emergency Team's Organizing Call. U.N. Secretary General António Guterres is holding a Climate Ambition Summit this September. He has challenged world leaders to commit to an all-hands-on-deck Acceleration Agenda at the Ambition Summit in advance of the upcoming 28th Conference of Parties in Dubai, UAE this coming November/December.  Discuss how PDA will be organizing to help the massive march in New York City on September 17, and supporting events across the country, as well as educating federal and local officials regarding the Climate Emergency and the need to #EndFossilFuels NOW!  Register and the machine will email you your secure codes:

To be continued.

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

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 28, 2023

18] Election and Climate Protection Zoom – Aug. 28

19] Swing Left meeting – August 28

20] Hear from the Women Aug. 28

21] Patients over Profit pledge – Aug. 28


18] – Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join the Election and Climate Protection Zoom on Mon., Aug. 28 at 5 PM ET.  There are attacks on our democracy, and climate chaos threatens us. Since its founding in 2004, PDA has mobilized for open, clean, and fair elections and for stopping global warming. Register at

19] – On Mon., Aug. 28 and Mon., Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 PM ET, Swing Left is holding virtual Blue Victory 2024 War Rooms!  Visit Join Blue Victory 2024 for a discussion of democratic news, events, actions and resources! There was a preview presentation from CEO Shion Deysarkar who is launching a new organizer app called "Unified" in 2023. Watch the recording here:  You can sign up for the waitlist here: https://www.joinunified.usCheck out

20] – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II [] wants you to hear from the women on Mon., Aug. 28 at 6 PM ET at a Moral Monday online Assembly.  Stand with women across the country to demand economic justice, voting rights, and more. In 1963, numerous brave and brilliant women––including Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Diane Nash, Dorothy Height, and Mahalia Jackson––were central voices behind the March on Washington, many of them were not given the chance to speak.  On the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, honor those women who helped ignite the movement and raise demands for economic justice that our nation’s leaders still have yet to deliver. RSVP at

21] – Alex Newell Taylor [] wants you to know that the Nurses Campaign started the Patients over Profits pledge because we know that private insurers, pharmaceutical corporations, and for-profit hospitals are spending millions of dollars each year in direct campaign contributions to influence our elected officials. It’s time that our leaders put Patients over Profits and reject these contributions, so we can move toward guaranteed health care for all.  Join the campaign update call on Mon., Aug. 28 at 8 PM ET to hear the latest updates, trade tips and tricks with each other, and have plenty of time for questions. RSVP at

To be continued.

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