Saturday, September 9, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 9, 2023

44] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Sept. 9

45] World Federalism, the Doomsday Clock and the Summit of the Future – Sept. 9

46] Hope Story Circle Sept. 9

47] DSA PG County Branch meeting – Sept. 9

48] Western York County Democratic Club meeting – Sept. 9

49] US discretionary budget – Sept. 9

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


44] – On Sat., Sept. 9 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

45] – UNFOLD ZERO [] will host a discussion on Sat., Sept. 9 at noon ET -- World Federalism, the Doomsday Clock and the Summit of the Future. RSVP at

46] -- The Peace Alliance [] hopes you will join on Sat., Sept. 9 at noon ET a Hope Story Circle with special guest Captain Bill Collier. Come and hear the new ideas that Bill has to utilize just 1% of the current military funding to create peace.

47] – On Sat., Sept. 9 at 1 PM ET, get over to a DSA PG County Branch General Meeting at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt 20770. Discuss priority issues, which may include housing justice, public power, and local labor struggles. RSVP at

48] – On Sat., Sept. 9  from 1 to 3 PM ET, join the Western York County Democratic Club monthly meeting at 771 Stoverstown Road, York, PA 17408. RSVP at The agenda usually includes a speaker on a special topic, action items for Democrats looking to volunteer and the opportunity to meet and socialize with like-minded individuals. This event will continue on October 14. 

49] – The annual Congressional Discretionary Budget is the clearest expression of our nation’s policies. The development of diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines needed to protect our health depends primarily on the work of the federal National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Centers for Disease Control. The budgets of these agencies have been deeply constrained in order to finance the exorbitant $884 billion-dollar military budget. LEARN MORE on Sat., Sept. 9 from 3 to 6 PM ET at a conference Protecting the Nation's Health Doubling the NIH, NSF and CDC Budgets by Cutting Nuclear Weapons Spending. This Forum explores these budget choices.  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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