Thursday, May 30, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 31 - June 1, 2024

41] Peace vigil at the White House May 31

42] Friday Power Lunch May 31

43] Women in Black vigil May 31

44] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – May 31

45] Family art show May 31

46] Organizing for Action May 31

58] Clean up Patterson Park June 1

48] Art and Peacebuilding Class June 1

49] Baltimore activist selling her home

50] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

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

52] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

53] Do you need a doctor?

54] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

55] Do you need any book shelves?

56] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


41] – There is a weekly vigil at the White House on Fridays from noon to 1 PM sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649. 

42] – On Fri., May 24 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

43] – 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

44] – 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

45] –  Ronda Cooperstein [] wants you to attend on Fri., May 31 from 6 to 9 PM  for a family art show We Will Be What We Want to Be from Baltimore to Palestine at Area 405, 405 East Oliver St. It is curated by Quentin Gibeau, and will be on display through June 29. See work by Zahi Khamis, Kim Jensen, Ahlam Khamis and Besan Khamis.

46] – On Fri., May 31 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:

47] Please join Habitat Team Volunteers in Patterson Park on Sat., June 1 from 8 until 9:30 AM. Help build bird habitat in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park! Volunteers 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. RSVP at

48]Melvin Hardy <> informs us that on Sat., June 1 at 10 AM, Joyce J. Scott will hold an Art and Peacebuilding Class at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Cecilia Wichmann, Associate Curator of the Joyce J. Scott exhibition "Walk a Mile in My Dreams" will present a tour of the exhibition and moderate a conversation between longtime friends Joyce J. Scott and fellow Artist Helen Frederick.  With thanks to the facilitation of Ms. Scott's attendance by Amy Raehse of Goya Contemporary of Baltimore, get a better understanding of the arc of the Baltimore native and MacArthur Genius Awardee's life through Frederick's skillful and sensitive lines of inquiry in the examination of Scott's 50-year Retrospective of her work.  We will also witness a "tours-de-force" of curatorial practice through the lens of Wichmann in this important presentation at the BMA. RSVP to Ms. Julianna Donahue at

49] – 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. 

50] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-70 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.

51] – 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

52] -- 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

53] – 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.  

54] -- 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

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

56] – 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


Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 30, 2024

30] Understanding Hamas – May 30

31] State of Democracy phone banks – May 30

32] CISPES press conference – May 30

33] Let migrants work – May 30

34] DSA Labor Working Group meeting – May 30

35] Gun Violence in Latino Communities – May 30

36] Medicare for All discussion – May 30

37] All eyes on Rafah – May 30

38] Local Peace Economy – May 30

39] Summer of Heat Mass Action Call – May 30

40] Campaign to Victory Call May 30


30] Just World Ed [] wants you to attend Understanding Hamas, & Why that Matters on Thurs., May 30 at noon ET. This webinar will be a conversation with Dr. Azzam Tamimi, a British-Palestinian author and analyst on Islamic political thought and West Asian politics. He will be questioned by Rami Khouri and Helena Cobban. Register at

31] On Thurs., May 30 from noon to 2 PM & 4 to 6 PM ET, get involved with State of Democracy, a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   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. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at

32] CISPES [] wants you to know about a virtual press conference on Thurs., May 30 at 1 PM ET. Leaders of civil society organizations in El Salvador are raising concerns about the second term of Nayib Bukele.   On June 1, he will be sworn in for a second five-year mandate in El Salvador, despite explicit constitutional prohibitions on consecutive terms. In a marked difference from the start of his first term in 2019, Bukele will now oversee a virtual one-party state, having dealt severe blows to opposition parties and independent institutions. His party now is poised to single-handedly re-write the constitution in ways that may severely circumscribe the struggle for genuine democracy.

 Join the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), the Institute for Policy Studies, and International Allies against Mining in El Salvador for a press conference with leaders of grassroots and civil society organizations in El Salvador working to challenge the continued erosion of the democratic state and the rule of law. Speakers also will share their perspectives on how the international community should respond to indications that Bukele will increase attacks against his perceived political enemies, formalize the police state that has emerged after two years of suspended civil rights, and pursue an extractivist economic agenda at the expense hard-earned environmental gains.  Register at

33] – Rebekah Wolf [] wants you to tune in on Thurs., May 30 at 2 PM ET for “Work Authorization for Newcomers: Everyone Wins.” Migrants want to work. Businesses have job openings to fill. And state and local governments are struggling to support newcomers who aren’t allowed to support themselves. What are the barriers to work authorization for people who are newly arriving in the United States? How could we make the system work better for everyone involved?    Register for the webinar at

34] –The DSA Labor Working Group meeting takes place on Thurs., May 30 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at the Zoom Link:  Email Info:  Join a discussion of business, labor happenings, and future plans.

35] –Netroots Nation [] on Thurs., May 30 at 6 PM ET wants you to hear about Ni Uno Mas: The Impact of Gun Violence in Latino Communities, presented in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety. This will be a discussion about the myriad ways gun violence shows up in Latino communities and the work that leaders are doing to keep their comunidades safe. RSVP at

36] –Join a virtual Town Hall – Medicare for All discussion with Congressperson Kweisi Mfume on Thurs., May 30 at 6:30 PM. Chesapeake PSR is a co-sponsor of the event to educate the public on the “Medicare for All Act” in Congress. Rep. Mfume, a co-sponsor, will be speaking about the significance and impact of this important healthcare reform. Engage with activists, municipal officials, and healthcare specialists in an interactive session where you can ask questions and share your thoughts. RSVP at

37] – All Eyes on Rafah is happening on Thurs., May 30 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET at Lafayette Square, 16th St. NW, WDC 20001. Israel dropped 2,000-pound bombs on displaced Palestinians sheltering in tents in Rafah over the weekend.  They murdered over 45 people, the majority children, women, and elderly people.  The U.S. produced these bombs. Join IfNotNow DC <> in mourning, grief, and rage through a collective mourner's Kaddish in front of the White House to tell Biden: No Money for Massacres.

Sign up at   If you're able to hold a support role, please fill out this form:

38] –The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security [] on Thurs., May 30 at 7 PM is holding a webinar Intro to U.S.-China Relations. Amidst escalating U.S.-Chinese tensions and military confrontations in the aftermath of Taiwan’s recent election and the South China/West Philippine Sea where Chinese, Philippine, and U.S. ships are engaged in dangerous shows of force, Joseph Gerson will provide an illustrated introduction to U.S.-Chinese relations. It will be an easy way to play catch up on background and Common Security alternatives to the dangerous competition to shape the global disorder for the 21st century. Register at

39] –Stop the Money Pipeline [] wants you to join the Summer of Heat Mass Action Call on Thurs., May 30 at 7:30 PM ET. Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, Citibank has been the world’s largest funder of fossil fuel expansion. It’s going to be a long, hot, disobedient summer in New York City. RSVP at

40] –Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to join in on Thurs., May 30 at 9 PM ET for the Campaign to Victory Call.  RSVP at

 We have several vital elections coming up, and we need a full team effort nationwide to bring home these crucial victories. Many primaries are quickly approaching. Squad Member Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) is right in the crosshairs of AIPAC and other dark money players because of his principled progressive stands. Bonnie Watson-Coleman has been endorsed several times, and she's been a stalwart Progressive Caucus Member and champion for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, Peace, and all of our other issues.  John Padora (CO-04) is a future Squad Member, and an inspiring voice for addressing additional issues, such as economic justice.

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 29, 2024

20] Discussion on Antisemitism – May 29

21] Latinos, Elections & Misinformation – May 29

22] Trump NYC trial – May 29

23] Call on JHU to divest – May 29

24] Build a strong community on social media – May 29

25] Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program – May 29

26] Baltimore Climate Action Team meetup – May 29

27] Bonnie Raitt in Baltimore – May 29

28] Annie Jacobsen on "Nuclear War" – May 29

29] Letter-Writing with Swing Left Baltimore – May 29


20] – Friends of Sabeel North America [] on Wed., May 29 at 1 PM ET presents a Discussion on Antisemitism, covering the history of antisemitism, the experience of antisemitism by Jews who are vocal about advocating for Palestine, and strategies for combating antisemitism within our movements.  Speakers will be Rabbi Faryn Borella, Hadar Cohen, Sabeel Director Omar Haramy, and Father David Neuhaus. Register at

21] – [] wants you to know about Latinos, Elections & Misinformation on Wed., May 29 at 3 PM ET. RSVP at

22] –Join a virtual Movement Call on the Trump NYC Trial with Norm Eisen, Christian F. Nunes, Rep. Holtzman & Ruth Ben-Ghiat, hosted by Not Above the Law on Wed., May 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM ET.  As with Trump’s other alleged crimes and attempts at election interference, Trump must be held accountable, otherwise he will continue upending the rule of law until he is held accountable for his crimes. RSVP at

23] –Baltimore Peace Action is calling on Johns Hopkins University to listen to the students and divest from weapons research, mass murder contracts, companies complicit with genocide in the Gaza Strip and corporations complicit in the destruction of Mother Earth.  The group will hold a demonstration on Wed., May 29 from 4 to 5 PM outside JHU at 34th and N. Charles St.  Contact Louis Curran []

24] –Netroots Nation [] on Wed., May 29 at 5 PM ET wants you to hear from trusted influencers around how they’ve built their audience, what best practices they’ve used that organizations can apply to their own work, and how to build a strong community on social media. RSVP at

25] -- Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including May 29, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. It will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at

26] – CCAN [] wants you to join the Baltimore Climate Action Team meetup at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church! You'll get to see how your favorite climate solutions will impact the world, then learn how to make that happen on Wed., May 29 at 7 PM ET.  What do pizza and climate models have in common? Find out Wednesday!  RSVP at

27] –  Dr. Gwen DuBois [] wants you to know that Bonnie Raitt will be in concert at Baltimore’s Lyric Theater on Wed., May 29 at 8 PM ET. Get tickets at

Bonnie Raitt has chosen Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility as one of two organizations to be recognized from the stage. The CPSR steering committee members will be available at an information table in the lobby. If you are a fan and would like to attend, be sure to purchase your tickets soon before they sell out. Please stop by and say hello!

28] –Join a virtual conversation with Annie Jacobsen on Wed., May 29 at 8 PM ET.  She is the author of the acclaimed novel "Nuclear War." This book, grounded in extensive research, draws the reader into the scenario of the “handful of minutes after a nuclear missile launch.” Like the famous TV movie “The Day After” this could be very impactful on the American public especially as we have been told there may be a movie version in the near future. CPSR is a cosponsor of the event and invites you to participate in this conversation with the author.  RSVP at

29] – On Wed., May 29 from 8 to 8:30 PM ET, join Swing Left for a volunteer orientation. This orientation will continue on June 12 at 8 PM ET. Take on MAGA extremism—and win—in 2024, and beyond! During the 30-minute orientation, share the most effective volunteer options. Extremism has taken root and is now thriving in the Republican Party. This emboldened GOP is attacking democracy itself—designing extreme legislative gerrymanders, rigging the courts, attempting to subvert election results, and stripping away the democratic voice of the people—in order to lock in permanent minority rule.   Swing Left has the tools, programs, and community infrastructure to help you get involved strategically in whatever way you can, no matter where you are on your civic engagement journey. 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

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 26 - 28, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 26 - 28, 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] Do you need a fax machine?  

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] “Aging Gracefully” – May 26

9] Rent Stabilization canvass – May 26

10] PDA Town Hall – May 26

11] Protest at the Pentagon – May 27

12] Social Media Joint Action – May 27

13] Memorial service – May 27

14] TRBA organizing call – May 27

15] Election Protection Zoom – May 27

16] Letter-Writing with Swing Left – May 28

17] Russia out of Ukraine – May 28

18] Targeting Public Utility Commissions – May 28

19] Meet with Rep. Jamaal Bowman – May 28


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 moving his archives out of a garage, which he must leave.  Does anyone want a fax machine?  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 making available “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.

 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 May 26, the platform address will be by Zoom --   “Aging Gracefully.” Too often, our youth-centric culture treats aging as something to avoid, hide, or belittle. Yet, every one of us—if we are lucky—will grow old. Hugh Taft-Morales urges us to embrace this journey, so as to nurture greater meaning and gratitude. And he introduces the concept of “intentional eldering,” which allows us to live more fully and mentor future generations. Hugh asks, can we move from “aging” to “sage-ing?”  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).  To receive a Zoom invitation, please email

9] –Join a Rockville Rent Stabilization Canvass on Sun., May 26 at 12:30 PM.  Be at the Bainbridge Shady Grove Metro, 15807 Frederick Road, Rockville 20855. Email

The Rockville City Council is currently considering adopting its own rent stabilization law, since the City of Rockville is not covered by county-wide rent stabilization. Join Montgomery County DSA to talk to tenants about rent stabilization and building conditions, and urge the Rockville City Council to pass rent stabilization! This building location is adjacent to the Shady Grove Metro. Meet at the Wendy's at 15807 Frederick Road and then walk over to the Bainbridge Shady Grove. RSVP at

10] – Progressive Democrats of America [] on Sun., May 26 at 4 PM ET will do its weekly Town Hall -- How Progressives can win the 2024 Election. RSVP at

 Join Prof. Harvey J Kaye and the leadership team of Young Progressive Democrats of America (YPDA) for a discussion on how Progressives can impact the 2024 election by presenting their positive vision for America. In 2016 and 2020, progressive politics captured the imagination of the American people, thanks to Bernie Sanders successive presidential campaigns, sparked by PDA drafting Bernie to run as a Democrat. Last spring, PDA Executive Director Alan Minsky noted that the 2024 election cycle would represent a challenge for progressives. Minsky asked, "How will our electoral movement, which has grown in each successive cycle since 2016, fare in a presidential election year when there was no high-profile progressive standard bearer running for President? We have to anticipate that the political establishment will exploit this circumstance to re-marginalize progressives."

11] – 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 May 27 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.

12] –On Mon., May 27 at on 8:15 AM, Crisis Action wants you join a Social Media Joint Action around the Monday May 27 Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels. Come together collectively with humanitarian and human rights organizations at the start of EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting to ask the EU: "how many more red lines will be crossed before the EU decides to act to stop the impunity and protect civilians, humanitarians, and medical staff in Gaza?"

 In reference to Rafah being called a ‘red line’ by many member states it can be shown that too many red lines have already been crossed such as the number of civilians killed, number of hospitals and school destroyed, journalists, medical and aid personnel attacked and killed, no aid getting in… Together we are calling on EU leaders to go further than words and take action on Gaza. These messages have been prepared to highlight the need for EU leaders and states to take action on what is unfolding in Gaza. Send the messages at

13] –United Workers [] is organizing a Poverty is a Violation of our right to health launch on Mon., May 27 at 2 PM ET.  The memorial service will take place in-doors at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where the dinner will be held.  Go to the church at 915 Liberty Road, Sykesville 21784.  Afterwards there will be a car caravan to the gravesite after the memorial for those who would like to lay flowers and mementos, so bring your umbrella if you wish to participate. Reach out to Todd at (410)340-2838 or

14] –The Metro Democratic Socialists of America are holding a Trans Rights & Bodily Autonomy Campaign Biweekly Meeting  on Mon., May 27 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Email

A link to this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at

15] – Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., May 27 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

16] – Letter-Writing with Swing Left Baltimore will happen on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 PM ET.  This will take place from May 28 through June 25.  Meet the organizer on his/her porch in Roland Park to make a difference in the upcoming election. Flip the House and re-elect President Biden. Write letters using an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections. Never written letters before? Hop on to and make an account; and download twenty letters.  RSVP at Get over to a Mobile Bike Shop on Tues., May 28 from 4 to 7 PM at Lake Montebello, Whitman Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. RSVP at

17] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., May 28 from 5 to 5:30 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

18] – Taylor Smith-Hams, [] thinks you will be interested in an event on Tues., May 28 at 7 PM ET -- Targeting Public Utility Commissions.   RSVP at

Join every Tuesday at 7 PM ET to dive deep into utility campaigning! Each session will feature different guest speakers who will share their expertise and then lead attendees in interactive breakout sessions through July 16.

19] – Peace Action [] is meeting with Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Tues., May 28 at 7:30 PM ET.  AIPAC is coming after him, and other pro-war Super PACS. The most closely watched, and potentially tightest, primary election race in the nation also involves one of Peace Action’s strongest allies in Congress. On June 25, Rep. Jamaal Bowman is facing off in a primary election against an opponent backed by millions in pro-war Super PAC money. Join the conversation to talk about his historic race and to answer your questions about building a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy. Register at

To be continued.

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"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