Friday, April 5, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 5 - 11, 2024

46] Peace vigil at the White House April 5

47] Friday Power Lunch April 5

48] Women in Black vigil – April 5

49] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – April 5

50] Vigil for a ceasefire – April 5

51] Power Half-hour for Gaza April 5

52] Common Cause phone bank – April 5, 7, 9 & 11

53] Metro DC DSA First Friday April 5

54] Remaining awake during a Great Revolution – April 5

55] Fourth Branch Action discussion April 5

56] Habitat protection at Paterson Park April 6

57] Community Wealth Building Fund April 6

58] White Supremacy and American Christianity April 6

59] Power Mapping – April 6

60] African Diaspora rally – April 6

61] Fascism, Liberalism, and the Assault on Gaza -- April 6

62] Support Summer Lee – April 6

63] Activist is selling her home

62] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

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

64] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

65] Do you need a doctor?

66] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

67] Do you need any book shelves?

68] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


46] – 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 25 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.

47] – On Fri., April 5 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

48] – 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

49] – 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

50] –Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., April 5 (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 []. 

51] –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.

52] Join a Common Cause virtual phone bank to 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. Join a call on Fri., April 5 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., April 7 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., April 9 from 4 to 6 PM and Thurs., April 11 from 5 to 7 PM ET. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! These calls will continue through Sun., April 28 from 6 to 8 PM ET. RSVP at

53] The Metro DC DSA [] is announcing First Fridays.  On Fri., April 5 from 5:30 to 8 PM ET at the Metrobar, 640 Rhode Island Ave. NE, WDC 20002 come to a happy hour. RSVP at

54] – Kathy Boylan [] wants you to attend on Fri., April 5 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 Remaining Awake during a Great Revolution with candidate Kymone Freeman, candidate for Congress.  Hear from Kymone, and then participate in a lively discussion. Call 202-882-9649.

55] – On Fri., April 5 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:

56]  Join the Habitat Team Volunteers in Patterson Park at the Wetlands Garden in Baltimore on Sat., April 6 from 8 AM to 9:30 AM ET. Help build bird habitat in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park! Make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park’s birds and butterflies, as well as safe spaces for learning and exploring. Come to weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending the morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. We’re happy to sign community service hours for helpful students. For questions, email

Meet at the wetland garden, uphill & northwest of the boat lake in Patterson Park. Please note, there is no driving in the park. Free street parking is available around the perimeter of the park. All ages welcome! Water, gloves, and tools provided. Register at  Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon and Baltimore Bird Club experts will lead a search of avian friends! No experience necessary. 

57] – On Sat., April 6 at 10 AM ET, there is a WuFu Canvass starting at 611 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Register at Join 1199 SEIU and members of the WUFU Coalition to collect signatures for a ballot initiative that will create a people powered Community Wealth Building Fund! Visit Reach out to Loraine Arikat at

58] –The NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice" <> wants you, this Lent, to show mercy through your politics.  Register for NETWORK’s upcoming conversation, White Supremacy and American Christianity: Moving towards Beloved Community on Sat., April 6 at noon ET at

Meet with Fr. Bryan Massingale, Dr. Robert P. Jones, and NETWORK’s own Joan F. Neal to learn how we can engage in the 2024 election to overcome the wickedness of racism and white Christian nationalism, and build a society rooted in mercy. The suggested donation is $5.

59] –On Sat., April 6 at 2 PM ET, the South Prince George's County People's Committee will hold a Power Mapping meeting at Southlawn Neighborhood Park, 600 Carson Ave., Oxon Hill 20745. The bills are too high and schools need support!  Come to the meeting to make your voice heard and decide the next steps for the campaign.  RSVP at

60] – There is an African Diaspora rally on Sat., April 6 at 3 PM ET at 3563 Russett Green E., Laurel 20724. Join several organizations in support of David Trone, candidate for 2024 U.S. Senate. Come meet him and ask questions that you care about. RSVP at

61] – The keynote presentations on Gaza by Phyllis Bennis and Michel Moushabeck can be viewed on Zoom.   MAPA [] is holding its annual general meeting on Sat., April 6 from noon to 5 PM ET -- "Fascism, Liberalism, and the Assault on Gaza."  There is a Zoom/online option available. The keynote address Gaza, Genocide, Occupation and U.S. Politics presented by scholar-activist Phyllis Bennis, will be live streamed at 1:10 PM ET. Then Michel Moushabeck, publisher of Interlink Books, will respond. If you plan to attend that portion of the meeting by Zoom, please check off virtual.      RSVP at

62] – Progressive Democrats of America [] are hosting an endorsement event of Squad member Summer Lee on Sat., April 6 at 5 PM ET.  RSVP at Given her background as a community organizer and state house rep who burst onto the scene by doubling turnout in that race, she had one of the most impressive, dynamic, and aggressive grassroots operations in the country in 2022, that effectively fought off attacks from AIPAC and secured her seat as a fresh member of Congress. She has taken the kind of solid stands for peace, healthcare, good paying jobs, and social, economic, racial, and environmental justice while in office to earn her Squad cred. Because of this, AIPAC has targeted her for an insane amount of negative ads.

63] – 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. 

64] -- 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.

65] – 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

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] – 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.  

68] -- 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

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

70] – 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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