Thursday, February 29, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 1 -2, 2024

58] Fridays with Steve – March 1

59] Peace vigil at the White House March 1

60] Women in Black vigil – March. 1

61] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – March 1

62] Environmental justice in permitting process – March 1

63] Vigil for a ceasefire – March 1

64] Power Half-hour for Gaza March 1

65] Meet a war resister – March 1

66] Democratic National Committee discussion March 1

67] March in D.C. to end poverty – March 2

68] Rally in Annapolis to end poverty – March 2

69] Dress for success – March 2

70] Protest at Israeli embassy March 2

71] Trone opens office in Baltimore – March 2

72] Activist is selling her home

73] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

74] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

76] Do you need a doctor?

77] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

78] Do you need any book shelves?

79] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – Steve Phillips [] hopes you will tune in on Fri., March 1 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

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

60] – 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

61] – 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

62] – The Maryland LCV [] has a priority for the 2024 session: grant the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) the authority to consider environmental justice (EJ) in its permitting process, using established tools like the MDE EJ Screen mapping tool for better-informed decisions. The group testified in support with amendments in the House Environment and Transportation committee on HB24: Environment - Impact of Environmental Permits and State Agency Actions, otherwise known as MDE Permitting Authority.

 On Fri., March 1 from noon to 12:30 PM ET, join for a discussion on the Environmental Justice Review for Agency Permitting.  RSVP at

63] – Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., March 1 (unless there is rain) at the corners of Pimlico Road and Northern Parkway (by the racetrack) as the group calls for a ceasefire and hand out leaflets.  The set-up is at 3 PM, and the demo will end at 4:45 PM ET. Banners and signs are available. The BPA gatherings are quiet and peaceful.  Contact Ronda Cooperstein []. 

64] –Jewish Voice for Peace [] is doing Power Half Hours for Gaza every day, Monday through Friday, at 3 PM ET. Sign up to take collective action toward a ceasefire alongside hundreds of other people like you. RSVP at  If the Zoom room is full, go to

  There are no words to describe the devastating pain of the last four months, in which the Israeli military has killed over 29,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 11,500 children. The highest court in the world has named Israel’s actions as plausibly a genocide. And the U.S. government is actively supporting the Israeli military as it wreaks devastation on the over 2 million Palestinians in Gaza. 

65] – Kathy Boylan [] wants you to attend on Fri., March 1 at 7:30 PM a Clarification of Thought gathering at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, WDC 20010.  The theme is a Courageous Journey in Resisting War.  The war resister Josie Guibeau served 17 years as an intelligence officer.  Motivated by her convictions, she resigned from the military and now protests and lobbies in Washington, D.C. Hear from Josie, and then participate in a lively discussion. Call 202-882-9649.

66] – On Fri., March 1 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details:

67] – Join the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly on Sat., March 2 at 10 AM at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW, WDC 20005. From there march to 13th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW. This is a resurrection, not an insurrection. Email

  On Saturday, March 2, in DC and states all across the nation the Poor People's Campaign will bring its demands to Main Street. March to lift up the issues of poor and low wealth people. Center the demands, and mobilize poor and low-income people and low wage workers to the polls.  Refuse to accept poverty as the fourth leading cause of death in America, and declare that our votes are power to demand living wages, voting rights and other policies to save lives, and save this democracy.  Visit

 68] – Maryland Poor People's Campaign (MD PPC) [] wants to see you in Annapolis for the MASS POOR PEOPLE'S & LOW-WAGE WORKERS' MORAL MARCH TO STATE HOUSE ASSEMBLIES, starting at 11 AM on Sat., March 2 followed by an assembly at noon. You can park at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis 21401. Shuttle buses will be available from 9:45 to 11:45 AM to take you to Lawyers Mall, the location of the assembly. The return shuttle trip will depart at 2:25 PM.

 Buses will transport you to Annapolis. Bus riders must wear masks. Masks will be available as you board. Consider donating $50 at to cover the cost if you can; or accept a free seat! Free seats are available if needed, but they are limited to 2 free per booking.  Buses will travel from two areas: Montgomery/PG: Rockville/Silver Spring/Greenbelt/Bowie -- or Baltimore/AA: Rosedale/Baltimore City/Windsor Mill/Glen Burnie --  These buses are scheduled to depart after the event at 2:25 PM.

69] –The Immigration Outreach Service Center [] indicates that on Sat., March 2 from 10 AM to noon ET, there will be a Dress for Success event. This will allow men and women in the community to come and browse clothes meant for professional interviews! You will be asked for a donation on a pay-as-you-can basis but no one will be turned away! Come to the IOSC dining room, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239 to participate in the clothing market. Contact

70] – The ANSWER Coalition [] is encouraging you to attend on Sat., March 2 a Hands off Rafah Global Day of Action! Rally at 2 PM ET at Baltimore’s City Hall and at 1 PM at the Israeli Embassy, 3514 International Drive NW, WDC. Email at to find other rallies, go to

71] – Malcolm Bates [] wants you to know of an office opening on Sat., March 2 from 6 to 8 PM for David Trone, candidate for US Senate. Join in to celebrate at City House Baltimore, 1001 N. Charles St.  Enjoy music and food from a local caterer Taste This. RSVP at

72] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

73] -- 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.

74] -- 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

75] – 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.

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

76] – 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.  

77] -- 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

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

79] – 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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