Stop Violence, Save Social Security

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Stop Violence, Save Social Security

Photo by Bill Hughes.
Photo by Bill Hughes.

300 Men March In Baltimore, "Stop the Violence!"

A march against violence, called the "300 Men-March," was held on Friday night, July 5, 2013, in Baltimore. With the temperature striking close to 90 degrees, approximately 500 men from Baltimore City and beyond paraded along North Avenue to help deter “violent crime” in the city. I caught up with the marchers at North Avenue and Charles Street--close to the finish line for the event. Speaking on camera are activist Duane “Shorty” Davis and the Rev. Ryan Preston Palmer, the pastor of the Seventh Baptist Church, which is located at North Avenue and  St. Paul Street.

 
Fred D. Mason: “Stop Any Cuts to Social Security Benefits!”
 
A demonstration was held at noon, on Tuesday, July 2nd, at the Social Security Headquarters at Woodlawn, in Baltimore County, MD. Activists were scheduled to form a “human chain” outside parts of the complex to say “no” to a scheme entitled, “Chained CPI.” It has been put on the table by the Obama-Biden administration to please, some suspect, Wall Street. It will surely hurt folks on Social Security and aid the notoriously greedy 1% Gang. Its purpose is to cut Social Security benefits by “letting inflation eat into annual cost-of-living increases.” 
 
One of the speakers at the rally was Fred D. Mason. He’s President of the Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO. Mason said that people in this country are getting fed-up with politics that places unfair burdens on working class people and the retirees. The Chained CPI scheme, he claimed, will take “$300 billion or more” out of Social Security. Mason added: “I’m mad as hell...The people are getting mad as hell, too, and they aren’t going to take it anymore...It’s time to stand-up and fight back.” The rally was sponsored by the “Alliance for Retired Americans.”