Saturday, May 18, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 19 - 20, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert – May 19 - 20, 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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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] “Baltimore Slave Markets” – May 19

9] Spring Book Exchange – May 19

10] Nicaragua's Solidarity with Palestine – May 19

11] Metro DC DSA meeting – May 19

12] What happened on Oct. 7? – May 19

13] Action for Assange vigil – May 19

14] Hear from Dennis Kucinich – May 19

15] Protest at the Pentagon – May 20

16] Support Assange at DoJ – May 20

17] Election Protection Zoom – May 20


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 19, the platform address will be by Zoom -- “Baltimore Slave Markets.”  Richard Messick has been a volunteer with Baltimore Heritage since 2014. In that capacity, he has delved into much of Baltimore’s history, including the once thriving market of buying and selling people in the early 19th century. During Mr. Messick’s presentation, he will explain how informal transactions grew into a major business during the 19th century and reveal the many forgotten locations where these transactions took place.

 Messick, a self-described Baltimore enthusiast, is a native Baltimorean who has enjoyed researching and sharing our city’s history. His primary outlet is with Baltimore Heritage, a nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization, for which he gives tours of Green Mount Cemetery and the Lexington Market area. He is also a docent at Evergreen Museum and Library, the Garrett family estate on North Charles Street.  To receive a Zoom invitation, please email

9] –Get over to the Metro DC DSA Political Education Spring Book Exchange on Sun., May 19 from 11 AM to 3 PM ET at Alethia Tanner Park, 227 Harry Thomas Way NE, WDC 20002.  Bring a book, take a book (or two or three) and learn how to get involved in chapter initiatives. This event is open to the community and welcomes chapter members and supporters to share books, pick up free swag, meet comrades and learn about chapter campaigns from the Metro DC DSA Street Team. RSVP at

10] – The Maryland CPUSA [] is promoting a webinar on Sun., May 19 at 3 PM ET -- Nicaragua's Historic & Ongoing Solidarity with Palestine. Register at      Hear from the following: Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, the Executive Director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), Yoav Elinevsky, a peace activist, a native of Jerusalem and a community college professor emeritus of mathematics from Massachusetts, and Coleen Littlejohn, a Managua resident since 1980 and an international development economist.  This event is hosted by Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition, which has a new website:

11] –On Sun., May 19 from 3 to 5 PM Et at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Decatur Place NW, WDC 20008, the Metro DC DSA will hold a hybrid general body meeting. Hear updates from your fellow members.  RSVP to receive Zoom and address details: 157&email_referrer=email_2315327&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events  Gather at The Admiral, 1 Dupont Circle NW, WDC for a happy hour after!

12] – Voices from the Holy Land are calling your attention to October 7: Behind US and Israeli Headlines on Sun., May 19 at 3 PM ET.  This is an invitation to an online Film Salon. In the hours, days, and weeks after the attack by Hamas, Israeli sources fed bogus claims to Western mainstream media, claims which were then echoed by high officials, including the U.S. president. This salon asks critical questions: Have news bureaus been reporting propaganda as facts? Have Israeli and Western politicians been using fictional war atrocities to justify a six-month “War on Gaza?” And what does video footage taken on October 7 reveal about what actually happened on that day? The panelists including Adam Horowitz of will review and discuss three recent video reports that present the evidence and offer critical analysis. Watch the videos for free at your convenience. Then join the Q&A discussion.

 You must register to join the discussion & receive access to the film at Once you register, you will get a confirmation email from Zoom with a link to the meeting and a link with to watch the film. 

13] – DC Action for Assange will hold a vigil at the White House on Sun., May 19 from 4 to 5 PM. Join in to hold banners & network with other supporters. Email

14] – Alan Minsky for Progressive Democrats of America [] urges you to attend on May 19 at 4 PM ET the Sunday Town Hall. The Man who inspired the Founding of PDA, Dennis Kucinich, will talk about his latest campaign and the State of the World. Kucinich is running for office again in the 7th Congressional district of Ohio. This means one of the most acute minds in American politics is fully locked in, and Dennis is ready to share his analysis with us. Now, since Dennis is running as an independent—and since there will be a Democrat on the ballot in the fall—PDA is in the strange position of not being able to officially endorse the man who led the presidential campaign that PDA emerged from. That doesn't mean we have to deprive ourselves of his wisdom and understanding.  Also take a look back and celebrate PDA's 20th birthday. Remember one of the most inspirationally pro-peace campaigns in U.S. history, Dennis' run for President in 2004. RSVP at

15] – 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 20 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.

16] –Ann Wilcox [] wants you to know that DC Assange supporters will hold banners outside the US Department of Justice on Mon., May 20 from 4 to 5 PM EST.  Gather on the 900 block of Constitution Ave/ NW (opposite the Natural History Museum).  Please join in to publicize a message of "Free Assange" to commuters. Ann Wilcox [] wants you to know that DC Assange supporters will hold banners outside the US Department of Justice on Mon., May 20 from 4 to 5 PM EST.  Gather on the 900 block of Constitution Ave/ NW (opposite the Natural History Museum).  Please join in to publicize a message of "Free Assange" to commuters.  On May 20, the Royal Court of Justice in London will issue its final ruling on the appeal of Julian Assange, contesting his extradition to the US. 

17] – Progressive Democrats of America [] wants you to participate with the Green Grassroots Emergency Environment and Election Protection (GREEP) Zoom on Mon., May 20 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, and 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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