Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 4 - 6, 2023

42] Peace vigil at the White House Aug. 4

43] Women in Black vigil – Aug. 4

44] Fire Drill Friday – Aug. 4

45] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Aug. 4 & 6

46] Vote NO in Ohio Aug. 5

47] US troops in Peru – Aug. 5

48] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Aug. 5

49] Speaking Truth with Care Aug. 5

50] Communities United meeting – Aug. 5

51] Healthcare Justice Campaign Aug. 5

52] Justice Jam – Aug. 5

53] Truth storytelling – Aug. 5

54] Hiroshima Day – Aug. 5

55] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

56] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

58] Do you need a doctor?

59] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

60] Do you need any book shelves?

61] Join the Global Zero campaign.

62] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


42] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 4 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

43] – 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

44] – Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] is concerned about the future of our climate.  Does it lie with California? Did you know California has a law banning the sale of new gas-powered cars after 2035? Now, more than 17 other states are considering similar moves. And this is just one example of environmental and social policies that have started in California and spread beyond. So how did the Golden State become a trendsetter for the rest of the nation? On Fri., Aug. 4 at 2 PM ET, ‌‌ join me for a lively and enlightening conversation with Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California, Manuel Pastor, Ph.D., and Co-Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Christine Cordero, on why the future of our climate — and politics — may lie with California.  RSVP at

45] – On Fri., Aug. 4 & Wed., Aug. 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] – There is a Vote NO Campaign virtual phone bank and training, hosted by Ohio Democratic Party. Join other pro-democracy callers on phone banks run by the Ohio Democratic Party to help ensure that the 60% threshold to pass a citizen-led constitutional amendment never, ever becomes Ohio law. Call as many voters throughout Ohio as humanly possible to turn them out to vote. At the outset of a phone bank, you will be trained on how to make phone calls using a dialer! After you attend a training and the phone bank afterwards, you'll be equipped to make calls anytime that works for your schedule in the future.  The phone bank times are as follows on Sat., Aug. 5 from 10 AM to noon ET, from 1 to 3 PM, and from 5 to 7 PM ET. Sign up at

47] –World BEYOND War [] is holding a webinar Peru: facing the failure of democracy on Sat., Aug. 5 at 11 AM. Why are U.S. troops in Peru?  Last month, the U.S. military deployed 1,200 troops with weapons of war to Peru to participate in joint military exercises with the Peruvian armed forces. Understand the context of the current situation in Peru and the U.S. military's role in the country.  Learn more about the recent mobilizations in Peru, in which protesters have been demanding the restoration of democracy in the country, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Peruvian territory, and respect for human rights of the entire population, including those in rural areas and indigenous peoples. RSVP at  I have no idea who named this webinar.  But I would argue that there is no failure of democracy. But the blame is on certain forces who overthrew democracy.  There was a coup against the democratically elected president of Niger.  It was not democracy that failed, but it was the coup-plotters avarice that overthrew democracy. 

48] – On Sat., Aug. 5 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] – Nancy Merritt [] thinks you will be interested in a Department of Peacebuilding. On Sat., Aug. 5 from noon to 4:30 PM ET, The Peace Alliance is doing a workshop Speaking Truth with Care, a nonviolent communications training. .  Learn how to apply this to your life and to peacebuilding advocacy work. RSVP at Nonviolent Communication Training SPEAKING TRUTH WITH CARE: How to listen and speak in a way that lets others know they matter, even when we do not agree with them.

50] – Jess Ahart [] of Communities United is holding a Unity Meeting at Baltimore Unity Hall - 2nd Floor, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217.  This is All about Housing Justice, and it will take place on Sat., Aug. 5 from noon to 2 PM.

51] – The Healthcare Justice Campaign celebrated Medicare’s and Medicaid’s Birthday! These indispensable public programs have been effectively delivering health coverage to tens of millions of Americans for fifty eight years! We must protect and rescue them from greedy private health insurers and their allies in Congress who are allowing traditional Medicare funds to be drained at our expense–all to increase the soaring profits of insurance companies. Medicare recipients and care providers are being harmed by this shift to insurance company controlled Medicare (dis) Advantage programs. You can join the fight on Capitol Hill and around the country with the Care over Cost campaign. Help us sound the alarm on this issue!  Knock on doors in Baltimore on Sat., Aug. 5 from 2 to 4:15 PM ET.  RSVP at

52] – The United Workers [] is continuing its series of Justice Jams across the state! Join in for these special Summer BBQ Justice Jams and share our stories and information about how we can file appeals to food stamp cuts, prepare ourselves for Medicaid cuts, and unite in the fight for our basic human rights! On Sat., Aug. 5 from 4 to 7 PM ET, come to 625 N. Carey St., Baltimore 21217-2410.  RSVP at Contact Terrel Askew at 443-509-3328 or Michael Coleman at 445-560-2810.

53] – The Peace Alliance [] is holding Truth storytelling with special guest Phyo Su Moe on Sat., Aug. 5 at 4 PM ET. Truth Storytelling engages with grassroots efforts to enact a cabinet level US Department of Peacebuilding and is part of the worldwide movement to bring peace and positive purpose to all living beings and the earth. Each month, on the first Saturday, participants are invited to discuss topics related to peace and truth. RSVP at

54]  --  John Steinbach [] is inviting  on Sat., Aug. 5 from 4 to 7 PM ET to a celebration of the life of Rick Tingling Clemmons, an activist who turns 80 this August. To mark the occasion, Rick & Michele will renew their vows August 5 at All Souls Church, Pierce Hall, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC 20009 in a ceremony officiated by Rev. Graylan Hagler. If you plan to attend, RSVP to <>. Enter at the 16th and Harvard St. entrance. A light lunch will be served. August 5 is also the 78th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Following Rick’s birthday gathering, gather outside the church for a short ceremony commemorating Hiroshima and demanding nuclear disarmament.

55]  --  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.

56] -- 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

57] – 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 . 

58] – 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.  

59] -- 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

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

61] -- 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.

62] – 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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