Thursday, February 8, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 9 - 15, 2024

50] See documentary NUKED – through Feb. 13

51] Fridays with Steve -- Feb. 9

52] Peace vigil at the White House -- Feb. 9

53] Women in Black vigil – Feb. 9

54] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – Feb. 9

55] Update the EmPower Act Feb. 9

56] Banner drop Ceasefire Now – Feb. 9

57] Election Protection phone bank – Feb. 9 

58] Bystander Intervention to Stop Hate and Harassment on Campus Training – Feb. 9

59] Food pantry – Feb. 10

60] Polar Bear Plunge Feb. 10

61] Progressive Maryland 2024 Power Summit – Feb. 10

62] Meet David Trone – Feb. 10

63] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center Feb. 10

64] Green New Deal in D.C. – Feb. 10

65] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

66] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

68] Do you need a doctor?

69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

70] Do you need any book shelves?

71] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


50] – Mandy Kane [] wants you to see an online screening of NUKED, the timely new feature documentary that examines what happens after the bombs are dropped through the eyes and voices of the displaced residents of Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. You can WATCH THE FILM online through February 13. Go to this link: NUKED DOCUMENTARY and enter the code: SayNoToNukes

 Contact Mandy to host a screening of your own. Get involved with Take Action Films Inc., 867 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, M6H 2X4. Visit 

51] – Steve Phillips [] hopes you will tune in on Fri., Feb. 9 at noon ET to Fridays with Steve. He will share three reasons to stay optimistic about Democrats’ chances to hold the White House and win back Congress. RSVP at

52] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 9 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

53] – 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

54] – 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

55] – Maryland LCV [] is holding a webinar on Fri., Feb. 9 at noon ET -- “Empower” Your Home and Community with Energy Efficiency. Discover How the EmPOWER Program Can Transform Maryland's Energy Efficiency.  The fastest and most affordable way to lower our energy usage is to make our homes, businesses, and communities more energy efficient. Maryland has a program in place, EmPOWER, that helps Marylanders increase the efficiency of buildings and decrease the amount of energy used. Since its implementation in 2008, it has saved Maryland $4 billion on energy bills and reduced Maryland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 9.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. EmPOWER must be updated.   

  We’re dedicated to shaping Maryland’s climate future, and your involvement is key to our shared success.  RSVP at

56] – Ronda Cooperstein <> wants you to know that BALTIMORE PEACE ACTION will gather on Fri., Feb. 9 at 3:30 PM ET on the pedestrian bridge over West Northern Parkway for a banner drop calling for a CEASEFIRE NOW in Gaza and an end to state-supported settler violence in the West Bank. Please join us if you are able.  Parking on the street by Springwell Retirement Community, 2211 West Rogers Avenue leads to the pedestrian bridge, approximately a five-minute walk. 

57] – On Fri., Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Feb. 13  from 4 to 6 PM & Thurs., Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 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

58] – CREDO Mobile [] invites you on Fri., Feb. 9 from 6 to 7 PM ET to a virtual Black History Month event: Bystander Intervention to Stop Hate and Harassment on Campus Training. Sign up at

Everyone deserves to live free of harm, and Right to Be believes in promoting acts of humanity, kindness, and care during challenging times. The organization is dedicated to fostering safer college campuses by empowering individuals to intervene effectively in the face of hate and harassment. Join Right to Be in this 60-minute interactive workshop, designed to empower students (staff and faculty too) with the essential tools to navigate challenging moments and make a difference for someone experiencing harm.

59] – 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

60] – CCAN [] wants you to do a Polar Bear Plunge on Sat., Feb. 10 starting at 10 AM ET.  The Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s (CCAN) 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge to “Keep Winter Cold” is at the National Harbor on the Potomac River near Washington, DC – or virtually wherever you live. Your fundraising makes a HUGE difference, bringing in one third of CCAN’s donations raised from individuals! All plungers get pizza and beer. Sign up at

61] – On Sat., Feb. 10 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM ET at the Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis 21401 attend the Progressive Maryland 2024 Power Summit.  This is the annual in-person Member Assembly taking place on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30am-2:30pm at the Parish Hall 199 Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. The event will feature addresses from progressive state leaders, updates from our leaders about the 2024 legislative agenda, and organizing plans. There will be an action to close out the event within walking distance of the Parish Hall.  RSVP at

62] – On Sat., Feb. 10 from 11 AM to 1 PM ET, meet David Trone running for US Senate at Ironworkers Local 5, 9301 Peppercorn Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. This is an opportunity to meet with David, learn about his campaign for Senate, and discuss important issues happening in your community. RSVP at

63] – On Sat., Feb. 10 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

64] – Want to be a part of the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C.? Join a We Power DC Movement Meeting on Sat., Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 PM ET. Learn about the fight to win a publicly owned utility that guarantees union jobs, runs on clean energy and puts people before profits. Organizers will discuss the campaign’s work and facilitate group discussion on labor, public power and the Green New Deal. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP to the

 Energy bills too high? Concerned about climate change and pollution in DC? Tired of unlimited spending for police and luxury high-rises but only pennies for public transit, low-cost housing, education, and other priorities?  Come join the organizers of We Power DC for an overview of the public power campaign. We Power DC organizers will give an overview of the campaign, some recent updates, and will lead some (optional) skills-building sessions.

 Then join the We Power DC Happy Hour on Sat., Feb. 10 at 5 PM ET at Sonny's Pizza, 3120 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010. Enjoy drinks, pizza, and eco-socialist chats! Be sure to get COVID vaccines and tests prior to attending to keep everyone safe. RSVP at

 65] -- 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.

66] -- 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

 67] – 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 been in Mercy Hospital since December 15, but is expected to be released on February 2.

 He 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 printed 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 be- 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

 68] – 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.  

69] -- 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

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

71] – 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, and 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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