Saturday, September 23, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – September 24 to 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – September 24 to 25, 2023

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to

  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers

2] Web site for info on federal legislation\

3] Need help in archiving activist material    

4] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

5] Support the Pratt Workers United

6] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis

7] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois

8] Alan Barysh has an audio book

9] Defuse Nuclear War – Sept. 24 - 30

10] Embodied Peace – Sept. 24

11] Nuclear War/Nuclear Power – bad – Sept. 24

12] Turn Virginia blue – Sept. 24

13] Food & Water Action meeting – Sept. 24

14] Zero Waste Practices Sept. 24

15] Protest at the Pentagon – Sept. 25


1] – Buttons, bumper stickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] –  Janice Sevre-Duszynska needs some assistance in archiving her activist material.  If you are interested in this project, contact Max at 410-32301607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

4] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – The workers at the Enoch Pratt Free Library have started a drive to organize a union calling themselves Pratt Workers United.  Go to There is a letter of support for community members to sign at

"Pratt Library workers are forming a union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that affect our work.” The workers voted to unionize

6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis, reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022.  Davis, a co-founder of the Open Door Community, died in 2020.   You can subscribe to the newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing

7] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy from Amazon or by Kindle.

  Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13.  “If the patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.” – Roy Bourgeois.

8] – Alan Barysh  [] hopes that you will purchase his audio book -- Shipyard Days and Nights and Other Baltimore Stories (Mostly true).  It's on Should this book hit the big time, Mr. Barysh says he will donate money to the Shipyard Retirees Association.

9] – The RootsAction Team [] wants you to know about the ‌ Defuse Nuclear War Week of Actions from Sun., Sept. 24 through Sat., Sept. 30.  Organize protests, vigils, demonstrations, and other actions for an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; for disarming ICBMs; and reinstating ABM, INF and Open Skies treaties.  Visit

10] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and usually there is a platform address at 10:30 AM ET.  On Sept. 24, the discussion will focus on “Embodied Peace.”  Peace, both in ourselves and in the world, sometimes is portrayed as an elusive, spiritual goal. In fact, it is rooted not in the intangible spirit but in the grounded body. Hugh Taft-Morales explores how we can build embodied peace from the inside out. To do so, we must more fully embrace our physical natures, from awareness of our breathing to acceptance of our mortality. Hugh will discuss how, by striving for inner peace, we might better achieve global peace and social justice that protects all bodies. He serves as leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  Visit

11] – Allan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] thinks you will be interested in attending on Sun., Sept. 24 at 4  PM ET the weekly Town Hall. This Town Hall will focus on Defuse Nuclear War and Decommission Nuclear Power.  Hear about the alleged escalated threat of nuclear Armageddon and a week of action to oppose this madness. Then get an update on efforts to shut down Nuclear Power plants across the country and replace them with renewable energy. RSVP at

Emma Claire Foley from RootsAction will talk about a possible nuclear threat and Defuse Nuclear War. Harvey Wasserman and Linda Seeley, Vice-President of Mothers for Peace, will provide updates on the on-going efforts to shut down Nuclear Power plants in California, across the country and the world.  They will also share promising news about the growth of renewable energy, and how our activism is essential if we're going to overcome the greed of the toxic energy industries and do the right thing for the people and the planet.

12] – On Sun., Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee is organizing VIRTUAL PHONE BANKS FOR THE VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES- TO TURN VA BLUE! RSVP at This event will continue on Sundays from 6 to 8 PM ET THROUGH November 5.  Call voters in Virginia to get them out to vote in the November election. NO EXPERIENCE is NECESSARY. Get TRAINING and hear from COACHES TO HELP ALL ALONG THE WAY.

13] – On Sun., Sept. 24 from 6 to 6:30 PM ET, · Food & Water Action is holding a virtual Team Maryland Meeting.  RSVP at

  Share important updates on key campaigns and look ahead to the events and actions planned for the month of October! Go over a few highlights from the month of September, including the March to End Fossil Fuels which may have drawn a crowd of 75,000!  Then get a training on how to talk to elected officials about renewable energy. As Governor Wes Moore and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) continue to work on their forthcoming climate package, folks need the tools to speak at the MDE's last listening session and let them know that only real renewables should be included in their climate plan.

14] –   The Energy Justice Network is hosting Combat Climate Change With Zero Waste Practices on Mon., Sept. 25 from 6 to 7 PM ET at the Enoch Pratt Library, Central Library, Room M804, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore.  Baltimore organizer Stephanie Compton will talk about the BYO-Baltimore Reduces campaign. Call 443-253-2581 or email  Visit

15] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Sept. 25, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  This vigil will honor the visit to the area of the anti-nuclear ship the Golden Rule.

 By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

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

No comments: