Saturday, November 25, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 26 to 28, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert – November 26 to 28, 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] 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] Indigenous Wisdom and Gratitude – Nov. 26

9] Share Thanks and Hope, Together – Nov. 26

10] How We Win the Civil War – Nov. 26

10] Gaza, Human Rights, and Apartheid -- Nov. 27

11] Protest at the Pentagon – Nov. 27

12] Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection – Nov. 27

13] Film Angel of Gaza – Nov. 27

14] Get Money out of Maryland meeting – Nov. 27

15] Immigrant youth demand a ceasefire in Gaza!  – Nov. 28


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. 26, the theme is “Indigenous Wisdom and Gratitude.”  Many of our harvest traditions have been crafted through selective adoption of aspects of Native American life. Selective appropriation from indigenous cultures frames our Thanksgiving holiday when we express gratitude, particularly for nature’s gifts. Can we go beyond superficial appropriation of indigenous wisdom? What might we learn that fundamentally changes how we see relationships, sustainability, and our place in the world? Hugh Taft-Morales explores these questions through Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweetgrass. Hugh 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

9] – Progressive Democrats of America [] hopes you will attend a Town Hall on Sun., Nov. 26 at 4 PM ET and give thanks. Share Thanks and Hope, Together.  If you had a challenging time around the Thanksgiving table as your MAGA uncle wanted to pick a fight, or if you have not yet had the opportunity to share a positive experience with like-minded friends this holiday season, then share stories about what we're genuinely thankful for as the world is struggling through some serious challenges. Share stories and testimonies about what we are thankful for, and how we build hope and move towards a world that's a better place for all.  Register and your secure codes will be emailed to you:

10] –Steve Phillips [] has written a book How We Win the Civil War. On Sun., Nov. 26 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

11] – 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. 27, 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.

12] – 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

13] – Ahmed Mansour <> hopes you will attend on Mon., Nov. 27 at 7 PM ET "Angel of Gaza," a short film screening at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring. "Angel of Gaza" is a moving story of Malek, a young Gazan girl whose name means "Angel" in Arabic. During her 7 year journey, she draws and journals to find the home and family she lost.  You can learn more and register at

14] – Charlie Cooper [] is inviting you to GMOM and For the People – a Maryland teleconference meeting on Mon., Nov. 27 at 7:30 PM ET. The agenda will focus on a bill to allow Maryland officials to remove ineligible candidates from the ballot, and maintaining the relationship with John Sarbanes. You can join by dialing 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID of 931 3066 2622, and a password of 173976. You can also join on Zoom at

15] – United We Dream [] on Tues., Nov. 28 at 2 PM ET wants you to know that immigrant youth demand a ceasefire in Gaza!  Red, white, black, and green; the colors of the Palestinian flag and also watermelon - a creative symbol of the Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation for years. When the people of Palestine were censored and forbidden from flying their flag, they brought sliced watermelon to the protest! From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go!  The “Immigrant Youth for Palestine'' Power Hour is to drive calls to Congress and jam their phone lines with the demand for a Ceasefire NOW.  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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