Friday, December 1, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 1 - 6, 2023

45] Join the Hunger Strike – Dec. 1

46] Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy – Dec. 1

47] Peace vigil at the White House -- Dec. 1

48] Women in Black vigil – Dec. 1

49] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – Dec. 1

50] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Dec. 1 & 6

51] David Trone and the African community – Dec. 1

52] Build up the progressive movement – Dec. 2

53] DC Poor People's Campaign Planning & Training – Dec. 2

54] Food pantry – Dec. 2

55] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center Dec. 2

56] March for Palestine – Dec. 2

57] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

58] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

59] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

60] Do you need a doctor?

61] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

62] Do you need any book shelves?

63] Join the Global Zero campaign.

64] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


45] – Sana Siddiq [] wants you to join a hunger strike on Fri., Dec. 1 starting at 7 AM ET. Come together to demand a full ceasefire now.  President Biden has continued to provide both the economic and political cover for the over 14,850 Gazans killed by Israel, and for the siege conditions leading to starvation and a lack of food, water, and fuel in Gaza. The hunger strike, organized by Adalah Justice Project, USCPR, JVP, Dream Defenders, DSA, IMEU, elected officials, activists and more, is to illustrate the impact of Biden’s policies on Palestinian lives and our country’s complicity in this devastation.  Take the pledge: I stand with all people of conscience in calling for a permanent and lasting ceasefire in Gaza. Knowing that starvation is being used as a weapon of war against Gaza civilians, I am joining a one day hunger strike on December 1st to say: President Biden, you are starving Gaza. We demand a permanent ceasefire now! RSVP at

46] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy on Fri., Dec. 1 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET

47] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

48] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at the corner of West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

49] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at

50] – On Fri., Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 PM and Wed., Dec. 6  from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at

51] –Africans for David Trone will happen on Fri., Dec. 1 from 8 to 11 PM ET at the EKO House, 150 Gibbs St., Rockville 20850. Join United States Senate Candidate David Trone for preliminary discussions regarding the African Community across Maryland and what he should be focused on! RSVP at

52] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are involved in an online conference on building progressive political power on Sat., Dec. 2 from 9:30 AM until 5 PM ET. RSVP at

This will be a day of Progressive Strategizing and Organizing with leaders from across the country with plenary speaker Nina Turner!  PDA is a proud co-sponsor of The Massachusetts Progressive Action Organizing Committee's "Strategies to Build Progressive Political Power."  

Focus on how progressive activists across the country can gain the power to pass vigorous meaningful legislation and initiate changes to improve the lives of all of our citizens.  PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky will anchor a discussion on the 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights, Nina Turner will inspire as always, and there will be a special message from Rep. Maxwell Frost, the dynamic young Congressperson from FL-10.

53] – The DC Poor People's Campaign [] is getting together on Sat., Dec. 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM ET for a Planning & Training.  Clinton Wright, long-time community organizer and member of the field team of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, will be in DC to lead an in-person community mapping training.  Lunch will be provided.

  Community mapping is the process of identifying like-minded people, partners, resources, assets, etc. for the purpose of bringing them together to work for a common goal.  This event will prepare us to organize a spring mobilization when the DC Campaign and state PPC campaigns will hold simultaneous rallies to kick off 40 days of action leading up to the November 2024 election. Sign at

54] – St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 101 Avon Beach Rd., Turner Station, MD 21222, holds a Food Pantry every Saturday from 10 AM to noon ET.  Please bring nonperishable items such as canned fruits & vegetables, pasta, cooking oil, mixes, etc. to the church or make out a check payable to St. Matthew UMC with "food pantry" in the memo line. Visit

55] – On Sat., Dec. 2 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

56] – There is a CITYWIDE RALLY & MARCH FOR PALESTINE starting at 2 PM on Sat., Dec. 2 at 100 Holliday Street, Baltimore 21202 hosted by the Peoples Power Assembly.  Visit

57] --  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.

58] -- 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

59] – 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 . 

60] – 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.  

61] -- 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

62] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

63] -- 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.

64] – 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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