Baltimore, Alive In Protest

Baltimore, Alive In Protest

Saturday, July 20 rally to “end the senseless violence, to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, to focus on healing, to honor the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King and to seek a brighter tomorrow.”  Photo by Bill Hughes.
Saturday, July 20 rally to “end the senseless violence, to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, to focus on healing, to honor the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King and to seek a brighter tomorrow.” Photo by Bill Hughes.

"March For Justice" With Larry Young At Federal Court House

On Saturday, July 20, 2013, at noon, there was a “March for Justice” held at the Federal Court House (Gartmatz Building), in Baltimore. It was led by former State Senator and popular Talk Radio show host, (WOLB-1010 am), Larry Young. The purpose of the rally was to “end the senseless violence, to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, to focus on healing, to honor the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King and to seek a brighter tomorrow.”

Workers Demand Fair Development in Inner Harbor

A demonstration was held in front of the City Hall, in Baltimore, on late Wed. afternoon, July 17, 2013 from 4-5 pm. It was called by activists supporting the “Fair Development Campaign.” They are protesting the proposed “$107 million TIF for the Harbor Point Project.” It is currently under consideration by a committee of the Baltimore City Council, which was to convened at 5 pm. The activists underscored how over $2.5 billion taxpayer dollars has been spent on development since the late 1970s, in the area of the Inner Harbor, yet 19 percent of workers in the city still live below the “poverty line.” The trickle down theory of wealth simply doesn’t work, they claim. The event was co-sponsored by UNITE HERE Local 7 and the United Workers.

 

Environmentalists Stage Protest At Penn Station

Activists opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline project; a new incinerator for Baltimore’s Curtis Bay; and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) joined forces to hold a demonstration in Baltimore. The protest took place in front of the Penn Station, on late Tuesday afternoon, July 16, 2013. Opponents of the TPP, which is a proposed trade agreement, claim it’s “a gift to the oil and gas industry.” As for the proposed incinerator in Curtis Bay, environmentalists insist that it will “spew carcinogens into working class neighborhoods.” With respect to the Keystone XL Pipeline, if completed, it will carry “toxic tar sands from under Canada’s Boreal forest 2000 miles [south] to the Gulf of Mexico,” according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.