Sunday, April 21, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 21 - April 22, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 21 - April 22, 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.

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  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] A Celebration of the Earth – April 21

9] Canvass in Silver Spring for the Uncommitted Vote – April 21

10] Questions about Hamas – April 21

11] Juliana v US, aka the Youth v Gov trial – April 21

12] Vigil for Assange at White House – April 21

13] Ending the Climate and Nuclear Crises for the Next Generation – April 21

14] PDA Town Hall – April 21

15] Destroying Healthcare – April 21

16] Electoral Research Meeting – April 21

17] Protest at the Pentagon – April 22

18] Johnson v. Grants Pass – April 22

19] Earth Day Teach Out April 22

20] Protect the Squad virtual phone bank for Summer Lee April 22


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] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202, meets on Sundays, and usually there is a platform address at 10:30 AM ET.  On April 21, there will be “A Celebration of the Earth.”  Ethical Culture encourages us to harmonize with nature to bring out the best for all life. What do you do in your life to nurture this sense of interrelationship? How does the work of the South Baltimore Community Land Trust offer us opportunities to heal the wounds humanity has inflicted on the biosphere? Hugh Taft-Morales explores these questions to honor Earth Day 2024. He serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU).  This is hybrid meeting.  To receive a Zoom invitation, please email

9] – Canvass in Silver Spring for the Uncommitted Vote for Palestine on Sun., April 21 from 11 AM to 2:30 PM.  Meet in Sonny's Green/Park next to the Blair apartments, 175 High Park Lane, Silver Spring 20910. Join Montgomery and Prince George's County Branch members in door knocking for the Uncommitted Vote in Maryland's Presidential Primary by May 14th!  RSVP at

10] Helena Cobban, Just World Educational [] will speak on Sun., April 21 at 11:30  AM at the Westmoreland Church (UCC) which is right on the Westmoreland Circle in Bethesda to their Middle East Committee about Hamas.  This will be a hybrid event. Have questions about Hamas, its history, its charter, its ties throughout the Middle East?  Sign in at

11] – Drew and the crew at 198 Methods [] are holding a rally on Sun., April 21 at 1 PM ET at the White House. Email Join in person or online as the group delivers the FINAL appeal to President Biden to let the youth be heard in the Juliana v US climate trial. The brave young plaintiffs in Juliana v US, aka the Youth v Gov trial, have spent 9 years fighting 22 attempts by three Presidents who wanted their case thrown out. Tell President Biden to let the youth be heard. Rally to defend America’s climate trial, and demand justice for young people and the planet. RSVP at

12]DC Action for Assange will hold a vigil at the White House on Sun., April 21 from 4 to 5 PM. Join in to hold banners & network with other supporters. Email

13]Timmon Wallis, NuclearBan.US [] wants you to join a webinar on Sun., April 21 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET -- Ending the Climate and Nuclear Crises for the Next Generation. Register

 Hear from Wallis, Executive Director of NuclearBan.US, long-time peace and justice advocate, Erica DeKranes, councilwoman in Allentown Borough (NJ), and Kim Fraczek, director of the Sane Energy Project.

14] – Progressive Democrats of America [] on Sun., April 21 at 4 PM ET are hosting a Special Earth Day Town Hall: The Young Americans leading the fight against the climate emergency. RSVP

The Young Progressive Democrats of America (YPDA) will highlight the youth-led legal challenges designed to reverse government policy in order to protect humanity from catastrophic man-made climate destruction. This nationwide movement has come to be known as Youth v Gov.

First, hosts Hartzell Gray and William Walter will introduce speeches given earlier in the day outside the White House by the young plaintiffs in the case of Juliana v the United States, in which the plaintiffs assert that the federal government has violated their constitutional rights by causing dangerous carbon dioxide concentrations. For over eight years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has aggressively filed motions to delay or dismiss this landmark constitutional climate case. On December 29, 2023, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken ruled in favor of the Juliana 21, putting an end to the DOJ’s motions to dismiss the case, and allowing the youth plaintiffs to continue on the path to trial.

 Then hear from one of the lead attorneys representing the Juliana plaintiffs, Mat dos Santos, from Our Children's Trust. Then hear about another case from Hawaii, where young people are making similar claims, only at the State level. Marti Townsend, attorney with Earth Justice, and Joanna Ziegler, attorney with Our Children’s Trust, will speak about the constitutional climate lawsuit, Navahine F. v. Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT). 

15] – Voices from the Holy Land [] hope you will attend a webinar on Sun., April 21 at 6 PM ET -- Destroying Healthcare: Israel's War on Gaza Hospitals. Thirty-six hospitals served 2.2 million residents in Gaza on October 6, 2023.  The United Nations says that only twelve are “partially functioning” today.  Israeli bombs, missiles and artillery have destroyed the rest. Visit

Watch the videos for free at your convenience. Then join the Q&A with a panel. RSVP at

16] – The Northern Virginia DSA Branch [novabranch [at] mdcdsa [dot] org] will hold an Electoral Research Meeting on Sun., April 21 at 7 PM ET.  Discuss the strategy to research upcoming elections. RSVP at

17] – 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 22 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.

18] – On April 22, the Supreme Court will hear Johnson v. Grants Pass, the most important case about homelessness in over 40 years. At its core, this case will decide whether cities can arrest and fine people for things like sleeping outside with a pillow or blanket, even when there are no safe shelter options. At 8:30 AM ET on the day of the hearing, join national leaders, homeless activists and fellow advocates on the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC for the Housing Not Handcuffs Rally to oppose the criminalization of homelessness and advocate for real solutions to the affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Register at

19] –Get with a Sunrise American University Earth Day Teach OUT on Mon., April 22 from 10 AM to 8 PM ET at AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Demand that American University end the Fossil Fuel Era! Join the teach-OUT on the Quad at AU to tell stories about who is protesting, what it is for, and how to achieve victory. RSVP at

20] The Working Families Party [] has organized a Protect the Squad virtual phone bank for Summer Lee on Mon., April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM ET.  Make calls to voters in PA-12 to re-elect Summer Lee to Congress! Summer Lee is running a grassroots campaign and is up against big GOP money and attacks from the likes of right-wing billionaire, Jeffrey Yass and AIPAC for standing up and taking the moral stance on Gaza, all while delivering more than $1 billion in support for her district. Never made calls before? Don't worry, you'll get all of the training you need to call with confidence. All you need is a computer or internet-connected device and a phone. Sign up 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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