Saturday, November 18, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 19 to 20, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 19 to 20, 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.

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  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] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis

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

7] Alan Barysh has another book

8] Restorative Justice Circles – Nov. 19


10] Gaza, Human Rights, and Apartheid -- Nov. 19

11] Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition rally – Nov. 19

12] DC Action for Assange – Nov. 19

13] Town Hall on the Israel/Gaza Crisis – Nov. 19

14] How We Win the Civil War – Nov. 19

15] Greater Baltimore DSA Candidate Panel – Nov. 19

16] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 20

17] Emergency protest – Nov. 20

18] Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection – Nov. 20


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] – 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 Nov. 19, the theme is “Restorative Justice Circles.”  Restorative Justice Circles can be used for community building as well as conflict resolution. Today practice in one or more virtual groups, with a focus on inclusion in Ethical Culture. Come and experience this addition to the “toolbox for ethical living.” Visit

9] – American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) [] is organizing a CEASEFIRE NOW: CHILDREN'S MARCH at Franklin Park, 1332 I St. NW, WDC 20005 on Nov. 19 in 11 AM ET. At least 5​,​000 Palestinian children have been murdered by Israel. ‌1,755 children have been reported missing and are presumed dead under the rubble of destroyed buildings.  Join the march to the White House to recognize the children's lives that have been taken in Gaza over the last six weeks and continue the demand for a ceasefire and end to Israel’s war crimes. This march will be family-friendly; parents are encouraged to bring their children.  You are encouraged to make your signs beforehand and carry pictures of the children who have been murdered in the last month and/or over the years.   Visit

10] – Jewish Voice for Peace – DC Metro <> is holding on Sun., Nov. 19 at 2 PM ET Gaza, Human Rights, and Apartheid: Amnesty International's Latest Findings. Hear from Elizabeth Rghebi, MENA Director at Amnesty Int'l USA.  Register at

Hear about Amnesty International’s latest investigative documentation and reporting about what is taking place in Gaza and on the border of Israel and southern Lebanon. Get the latest updates on Israel’s increasingly brutal, devastating and unrelenting assault on Gaza. She will offer Amnesty's perspective on messaging around what does and does not constitute war crimes, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other inhumane actions by the Israeli government, as well as U.S. complicity, under international law.  Rghebi co-authored the 2022 report by Al-Haq, “Israeli Apartheid: Tool of Zionist Settler Colonialism.”

11] –The Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition <> is holding a rally on Sun. Nov. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET at the Baltimore City School headquarters on North Ave., Baltimore.  Bring food for Thanksgiving baskets for families attending Baltimore City Public Schools.

12] – DC Action for Assange will be at the White House on Sun., Nov. 19 from 4 to 5 PM ET.  Call for the US to drop all charges. Contact Ann Wilcox [].

13] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend a Town Hall on Sun., Nov. 19 at 4 PM ET about the Israel/Gaza Crisis with two Palestinian American Progressive Democrats: Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Wesam Shahed. This Sunday's Town Hall will build upon a very special event hosted by PDA Arizona on Friday, a talk by Rep. Rashida Tlaib entitled "Palestine is an American Issue." Rashida Tlaib is, of course, one of the original members of the Squad, one of the most progressive members of Congress, where she represents a district in Metro Detroit, and a friend of PDA. Rashida is the only Palestinian American in Congress.  

In this moment, one of the darkest in recent history, Rashida Tlaib is a beacon of hope for millions of people. Fully committed to peace and the human rights, security, and self-determination of all people—and never failing to prioritize the sanctity of every human life—Rashida could not contrast more with the established leadership of Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.  Alan Minsky, PDA's Executive Director, will also be at the event in Arizona, offering some opening remarks and introducing Rashida. After Friday's event, Alan will choose clips from Rashida's speech to play on Sunday's Town Hall. So, Sunday's attendees will be among the first to hear Rashida's words.

Also appearing is Wesam Shahed to provide his thoughts on the Israel/Gaza crisis, its impact on Arab American communities, and their relationship with the Democratic Party.  He is a first-generation Palestinian American from Chicago, who serves as an policy advisor—Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO), the second-largest prosecutor’s office in the U.S. Wesam has not only been recognized as one of the most promising young talents in the CCSAO, but he has also been internationally recognized in the Arab American Foundation’s “30 Under 30.” RSVP at

14] – Steve Phillips [] has written a book How We Win the Civil War. On Sun., Nov. 19 at 8 PM ET, Phillips will host a weekly “Sundays with Steve” on Facebook Live to discuss contemporary issues through the prism of the ongoing Civil War. Sign up at

15] – On Sun., Nov. 19 from 9 to 10 PM ET, the Greater Baltimore DSA National Co-Chairs Candidate Panel will meet. Visit

16] – 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 Nov. 20, 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.

17] –  Sharon Black <> wants you to know about an emergency protest on Mon., Nov. 20 at 5 PM ET at City Hall, 100 Holliday St. Stand with Al-Shifa Hospital - Stop U.S. Funded Genocide. SIGN up at

Join the Campaign to demand the Baltimore Mayor & City Council call for immediate ceasefire & divest from Israel. Contact the Peoples Power Assembly to endorse or get more info by texting 301-327-4799

18] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., Nov. 20 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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