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

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