Thursday, April 11, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 12 - 13, 2024

53] Florida’s wildlife under attack – April 12

54] Peace vigil at the White House April 12

55] Friday Power Lunch April 12

56] Women in Black vigil – April 12

57] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – April 12

58] Vigil for a ceasefire – April 12

59] Power Half-hour for Gaza April 12

60] Art of Resistance and Solidarity AUCTION – April 12

61] Fourth Branch Action discussion April 12

62] Community Wealth Building Fund April 13

63] The funeral mass for Bishop Tom Gumbleton April 13

64] Vote uncommitted – April 13

65] Freedom to vote -- April 13

66] Activist is selling her home

67] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

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

69] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

70] Do you need a doctor?

71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

72] Do you need any book shelves?

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


53] – Defenders of Wildlife [] are holding a webinar about Florida’s wildlife which is in trouble on Fri., April 12 at 11:30 AM ET.  Defenders will present its “Florida in Focus” edition of this series. Join in to Learn about the Drivers of the Nation’s Biodiversity Crisis!  Florida’s wildlife and wild places are in grave danger. Florida has the unfortunate distinction of being the state that faces the most severe biodiversity threats. But at the same time, meaningful actions are occurring in Florida to address some of the leading drivers of biodiversity decline. RSVP at

 54] – 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 April 12 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.

55] – On Fri., April 12 at noon ET, join the Friday Power Lunch, a weekly show amplifying the voices of the Virginia Grassroots on politics, culture, and making change with the BADASS women of Network NOVA. RSVP at

56] – 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 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

57] – 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

58] –Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., April 12 (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 []. 

59] –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.

60] – The Baltimore Club, CPUSA [] is hosting an exciting “Art of Resistance and Solidarity” AUCTION on Fri., April 12 from 7 to 9 PM on Zoom to support the 2024 People’s World national fund drive.  And you are invited!

Go to the webpage to see the items and the opening bids. Consider what items you want to bid on from the collection. Then on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 9 PM win your picks on Zoom: and pay with PayPal or alternative arrangement. Your item(s) will be shipped to you within two weeks after payment, or you can arrange a pick-up.

See the People’s World at  Protect voting rights to defeat Trump in November!  See this update on the collapse of the Key Bridge in Baltimore:

61] – On Fri., April 12 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:

62] – On Sat., April 13 at 11 AM to 2 PM ET, there is a WuFu Canvass starting at 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217. Register at

 This Saturday, the WUFU coalition will be collecting signatures at the following events: Housing and Community Development Candidate Forum, Baltimore Unity Hall, 12-3 BRED Co-Op Jumpstart, Impact Hub, 10-4 Farmers Markets. You can pick up material from Baltimore Unity Hall from 11 AM!

63] – The funeral mass for Bishop Tom Gumbleton will be on Sat.,  April 13 at noon ET at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.  The Mass will be livestreamed on the Cathedral's Facebook page here:  Find all the funeral information at this link

64] –Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Sat., April 13 from 2 to 3 PM ET. RSVP at

65] – On Sat., April 13 at 8 PM ET, Common Cause is hosting a virtual Letter to the Editor Party: Freedom to Vote. This party will continue on Mon., May 13, Thurs., June 13 and Sat., July 13 from 8 to 9 PM ET. In America, we value our freedom. The freedom to have a say in decisions that impact our lives - from curbing the pandemic to creating jobs. In July of 2023, the Freedom to Vote Act was reintroduced in the Senate. The Freedom to Vote Act is an extremely necessary reform. This important legislation will protect our right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, counter undemocratic and dangerous election sabotage efforts, and help eliminate the undue influence of dark money in our elections.

The last time the Freedom to Vote Act was introduced, all 50 Senate Democrats twice voted to advance major voting rights legislation, and all Senate Republicans twice voted against even allowing public debate on the bill, causing a filibuster.  We again have the opportunity to pass the most transformative voting rights act since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Write a letter to your local paper and make your voice heard on the urgent need to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Learn how to use our easy-to-use tool to draft a short letter and automatically send it to your local papers and make your voice heard! RSVP at

66] – 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. 

67] -- 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.

68] – 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

69] -- 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

70] – 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.  

71] -- 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

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

73] – 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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