Monthly Archives: August 2013

Baltimore protests a war in Syria

It all started at 3:45 on a sweltering day. Throughout the morning, I had been researching for my article about Syria [which I’ve now finished] and in the time leading up to my departure from my parent’s house in the … Continue reading

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Joseph Thompson: Workingmen’s Party Candidate for Mayor

One result of the railroad strike in Baltimore was the formation of a Workingmen’s party that spoke to the interests of working people and waged a fall electoral campaign challenging local politicians and businessmen. Meeting on July 30 in Rechabite … Continue reading

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Business-friendly means favoring big corporations

Maryland legislation not in the interest of communities An editorial by Burkely Hermann, Maryland Green Party (originally posted on Green Pages). On April 9th 2013, The Daily Record, a conservative tabloid owned by The Dolan Company declared that “the 2013 … Continue reading

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A Beattyocracy: Rushing through corporate welfare like its nobody’s business UPDATED

Developer Michael Beatty, who manages Harbor Point Development Holdings, LLC (Harbor Point) and also works for Harbor East. The bill which recently passed the City Council of Baltimore, gave the “luxury waterfront development,” Harbor Point, over $125 million in taxpayer … Continue reading

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The Baltimore Sun engages in Snowden and Manning bashing UPDATED

This is two letters I wrote to the Baltimore Sun which they didn’t publish because I exposed them for their Snowden and Manning bashing, saying it was outrageous that they would take such a stand. Letter #1: An Unbalanced Verdict … Continue reading

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City budget helps the rich, hurts the middle class

The recent Sun editorial regarding Baltimore’s budget sounded like it was written at City Hall—the story of the heartfelt push by the city government to reform itself into a positive middle-class builder (“Building a middle class,” June 19). It’s really … Continue reading

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