Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 17 to 23, 2023

39] Brady Organizing Team Aug. 17

40] Support the UAW Aug. 17

41] Peace vigil at the White House Aug. 18

42] Women in Black vigil – Aug. 18

43] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Aug. 18 & 23

44] Town Hall with Angela Alsobrooks Aug. 18

45] Fossil Fuel Fighter Festival – Aug. 19

46] Volunteer at the Vegan SoulFest Aug. 19 - 20

47] DSA picnic – Aug. 19

48] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Aug. 19

49] Author will discuss Julian Assange case – Aug. 19

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


39] – On Thurs., Aug. 17 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.

40] –  The Climate Hawks Vote [] want you to know that the United Auto Workers are spearheading the fight for a just transition and unionized electric vehicle jobs in their ongoing union contract negotiations with the Big 3 Auto companies (Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors). Right now, Big 3 Auto is raking in billions in profit from EV subsidies while auto workers and their communities are being left behind. Their fight is our fight for a just clean energy future!

  Join climate movement allies from across the country on Thurs., Aug, 17 at 7:30 PM ET to learn how UAW’s contract demands lay the groundwork for a just transition, and how climate hawks can take action to support workers who are building the renewable energy future. Register at

41] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 18 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] – On Fri., Aug. 18 & Wed., Aug. 23 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  

44] – Jared Schablein [] wants you to know about a hybrid Town Hall with Senate Candidate Angela Alsobrooks on Fri., Aug 18 from 7 to 8 PM.  To attend in person, come to the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines 21811.  To attend virtually, go to  The event is organized by the Lower Shore Progressive Caucus.

45] – The Metro DC DSA [] is telling you that there is a Fossil Fuel Fighter Festival on Sat., Aug. 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM ET in Malcolm X Park NW, WDC.  The Earth Day 2023 collective will hold a youth-led, but open to all Festival to bring together organizations and individuals from across movements. Get ready to learn, build community, play games, make art and more. The Fossil Fuel Fighter Festival will also help prepare for the September 17 March to End Fossil Fuels in NYC.  RSVP at

46] – Vegan SoulFest is a two-day national, cultural vegan food and music festival that’s bringing together individuals from around the world to celebrate delicious plant-based food, amazing music, and a soulfully diverse community. Help reduce waste at Vegan SoulFest -- and educate attendees on sustainability and waste reduction! Sign up to volunteer with Energy Justice at the waste sorting stations to help attendees separate their trash, recycling, compost into bins for trash, recycling, and compost. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours minimum. Check out the lineup of music, speakers, and vendors at  You can sign up for one or two days for an unlimited amount of shifts. Volunteering must participate in a training over Zoom or on-site. You will be notified about training dates and times after you sign up. Go to The schedule is as follows: Saturday, August 19 from noon to 8 PM and Sunday, August 20 from noon to 7 PM ET.

47] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] hope you can attend a meeting on Sat., Aug. 19  at 2 PM ET to DEFUND the Northern Virginia Police Change of Seasons picnic at Quincy Park, 1021 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201.  Say some fond farewells and warm welcomes to celebrate the work of the past year!  Come through and hang out and enjoy some good times!  RSVP at

48] – On Sat., Aug. 19 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]  -- Kevin Gosztola presents "Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange" on Sat., Aug. 19 at 7 PM ET at RED EMMA'S, 3128 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218. From an acclaimed independent journalist, this carefully-documented analysis of the government’s case against Julian Assange and its implications for press freedom acts as a crucial, compelling guidebook to Assange’s upcoming trial. The legal action against Julian Assange is poised to culminate in a trial in the United States in 2023, and this book will help the public understand the proceedings. The establishment media’s coverage of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition case has focused on his deteriorating health and what CBS News called his “secret family,” but most of this coverage failed to detail the complex issues at stake against Assange. Guilty of Journalism outlines how WikiLeaks exposed the reality of American wars, the United States government’s unprecedented indictment against Assange as a publisher, and the media’s role in persuading the public to “shoot the messenger.”  RSVP 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

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