Saturday, October 14, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 15 to 16, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – October 15 to 16, 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] “Annual Fall Family Festival” – Oct. 15

10] BLM demonstration in Dundalk – Oct. 15

11] Power Half-Hours for Gaza – Oct. 15 - 18

12] Working for Peace, Strengthening the Progressive Movement – Oct. 15

13] Free Assange rally at White House – Oct. 15

14] Turn Virginia blue – Oct. 15

15] Protest at the Pentagon – Oct. 16

16] American Jews Say Ceasefire Now! – Oct. 16

17] Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection – Oct. 16


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] – 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

6] – 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.

7] – 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.

8] – Alan Barysh has another book, and is asking you to google The Tria According To Alan Barysh and vote for this book. The royalties will be divided between the Tyrone West campaign, Revolution Books and the get Alan a Good Printer cause. Once he gets a new printer, he will take a ten percent cut and give the rest of the royalties to the other causes. His opinion is being an author or an artist is just as valued if not more valued than being a community organizer!

9] – 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 Oct. 15, however, enjoy the “Annual Fall Family Festival.” The air is cooler, the trees more colorful, and the BES-ers are gathering together to feel thankful for hopefully a whole lot of things – but, for sure, we’ll be thankful to be gathered together to celebrate the autumn and our families – not the least of which is the wonderful BES extended family. Visit

10] – Join the Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition on Sun., Oct. 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET at 1400 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk, MD. It's only 1 hour to stand with our Black brothers and sisters and proclaim "Black Lives Matter!" Visit

11] – Jewish Voice for Peace [] on Sun., Oct.  15 at 3 PM ET is continuing its Power Half-Hours for Gaza and going every day until Wed., Oct. 18. Come to channel grief and fear into action to stop the bloodshed. All are welcome. All are needed. RSVP at

12] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend a Progressive Town Hall on Sun., Oct. 15 at 4 PM ET.  The Town Hall is entitled Working for Peace, Strengthening the Progressive Movement.  There is a need to build a powerful Peace Movement and a strong Progressive Left in the United States. PDA exists to achieve both of these goals, and you will hear how on Sunday. RSVP at

  Both the Peace Movement and the American Progressive Left need to be strong enough not only to be heard, but to influence events. The goals to be achieved will be address during the Town Hall.

13] –  Ann Wilcox [] on behalf of DC Action for Assange wants you to know about a vigil on Sun., Oct. 15 from 4 to 5 PM at the White House, 1600 Penn Ave. NW.  The vigils will continue on each 1st and 3rd Sunday.  Call Ann Wilcox (202-441-3265).

14] –  On Sun., Oct. 15 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.

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 Oct. 16, 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.

16] – American Jews Say Ceasefire Now! Meet at Farragut Square at noon on Mon., Oct. 16 and say Stop Genocide of Palestinians.  RSVP at Visit Mourn for the dead, and fight for the living–both Israelis and Palestinians.  This is a Jewish-led action, sponsored by IfNotNow and Jewish Voice for Peace. Non-Jewish allies are welcome.

17] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., Oct. 16 at 5 PM ET. Hear from leading activists, elected officials, and others committed to union organizing as well as cleaning up our elections and the environment, and other critically important issues. RSVP at

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

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