Category Archives: corporations

Two Dutch “justice has been served” Ruppersburger letters you don’t wanna miss

*The title refers to the statement made by Congressman Ruppersburger (officially as a statement of the committee he leads) that the conviction of whistleblower Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning: “Justice has been served today. PFC Manning harmed our national security, violated … 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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Artscape has lost its soul: a sea of hyper-commercialization UPDATED

Today I went down to the country’s largest art festival in Baltimore. It was deathly hot, meaning my cold water turned all warm. Everyone seemed to be selling something. There was police presence just about everywhere. This even included a … Continue reading

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