Saturday, March 2, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 3 - 4, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – March 3 to 4, 2024

"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 A Bag of Stones

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

7] Baltimore activist selling her home

8] House cleaner needed  

9] Free the Trees – March 3

10] Lunch with Senate candidate David Trone – March 3

11] Crash course in union organizing – March 3

12] D.C. Action for Assange – March 3

13] Metro DC DSA branch meeting – March 3

14] Pre-Super Tuesday Town Hall – March 3

14] Electoral Working Group meeting – March 3

15] Protest at the Pentagon – March 4

16] Election Protection March 4


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 410-323-1607 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] – Barry Lee Burnside, a gaggle of great writers and copy editors are finishing up “A Bag of Snakes: Selected Writings on Prisons and the Death Penalty by Murphy Davis and Eduard Loring. Edited by Barry Lee Burnside.” Ed indicates the book will be available for sale on April 13, and is asking you to pre-order your copy. Your donation will provide a needed financial boost for the printing costs. The suggested donation is $20 for one copy; and $30 for your copy and an additional copy for a prisoner or someone in need. Any donation is appreciated. More or less you will receive the book.  Barry and the team have spent over two years putting this book together. It begins with outlines and notes found in the boxes of materials Murphy left when she ascended. The work is a work of love, and all involved are proud of the fruit borne by seeds nourished in good soil.

  A Bag of Snakes will be available at a gathering at First Iconium Baptist Church. Celebrate the life of Murphy Davis and The Open Door Community along with presenting the book. Also enjoy an Open Door Supper—vegetarian chili, Willie Dee Wimberly cornbread, salad and chocolate chip cookies.

  To order by postal mail, make your check to Open Door Community.  Send it to Open Door Community, PO Box 10980, Baltimore 21234For any questions, contact David Payne at 404-290-2047 or

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] – 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. 

8]Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. 

9] Sarah Morse <> is seeking volunteers to Free the Trees on Sun., March 3 from 1 to 3 PM ET with the Little Falls Watershed Alliance on the Capital Crescent Trail at the Brookeway Entrance in Bethesda. Remove non-native vines and shrubs which are killing the native trees.  Gloves and tools will be distributed.  The entrance to the Capital Crescent Trail is via a path at the end of the cul-de-sac of Brookeway Drive.  Walk up the path to the first bench, where people will meet. Visit to register and get more details.

 10] – On Sun., March 3 at 1 PM ET, check out a talk Investing in Jobs and the Economy and enjoy lunch with Senate candidate David Trone at the IBEW Local 24, 2701 W. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore 21230. Savor Pizza John's pizza and dessert, then take in an expert panel discussion on job training, job creation, and future investments in the Baltimore economy. RSVP at

11] – Join the Metro DC DSA Labor Work Group and veteran union organizer Chris Townsend for a Labor Organizing School crash course in union organizing on Sun., March 3 from 2 to 5 PM ET at the Labor Federal Hall, 4536 John Marr Dr., Annandale, VA 22003. Contact John Sherman at

 Chris Townsend is a retired Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and United Electrical Workers (UE) organizer. With over 30 years of experience in union organizing, his knowledge proves invaluable for experienced and aspiring organizers alike. If you are looking to get into organizing, have been organizing for a while, or are just curious about labor join in at

12] – DC Action for Assange will do a vigil for Assange on Sun., March 3 from 4 to 5 PM ET at the home of US Attorney General Merrick Garland in the 5000 block of Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda, two blocks from the Metro. Email Martha Allen Visit An additional vigil for US political prisoner Leonard Peltier precedes the Assange vigil, from 3 to 4 PM ET.

13]The Metro DC DSA [] is holding a branch meeting on Sun., Mar. 3 from 2 to 3 PM ET. This meeting will be fully virtual! Go over updates from our rent stabilization, Decriminalize MoCo, and Palestine solidarity campaigns. If you have any questions, email  RSVP at

14] – Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to attend on Sun., March 3 at 4 PM ET for a pre-Super Tuesday Town Hall with PDA-endorsed candidates Angelica Duenas (CA-29) and Ahmed Mostafa (CA-16), and advocates for the Vote Ceasefire/Uncommitted campaigns in 16 states with presidential primaries, plus a surprise cameo or two! Moreover, progressives are ascendant following the spectacular result of over 100,000 MIchiganders voting "Uncommitted" to demand President Biden support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Duenas will give an update on her race in the San Fernando Valley, and remind us why her unwavering drive not just to advocate for progressive policies, but to demand they be put into practice, serves the hard-working people of CA-29. Mostafa joins in from another valley in California, the one that rules our world more than any other region on planet Earth, Silicon Valley, to give us the low-down on his race in CA-16.  Also get updates on Barbara Lee's campaign for the U.S. Senate in California, and from one of last week's guests, David Mandel, who is running to unseat moderate (i.e.,. conservative) Democrat Doris Matsui in CA-7.  RSVP at

15] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] will hold an Electoral Working Group meeting on Sun., March 3 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at

  The meeting will focus on getting ready for the work in 2024! Fill out an interest form at Reach out to @Alex Yarkosky on slack with any questions about electoral work.

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 March 4, 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. 

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] – Progressive Democrats of America [] want you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., March 4 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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