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Sat May 11, 2013, 04:02 PM

Happening NOW! The 41-mile Poor People's March from Baltimore to DC kicks off!

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#ppcmarch2dc




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Reply Happening NOW! The 41-mile Poor People's March from Baltimore to DC kicks off! (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 OP
cui bono May 2013 #1
limpyhobbler May 2013 #2
Iliyah May 2013 #3
TalkingDog May 2013 #4
RainDog May 2013 #5
LeftInTX May 2013 #6
People Power May 2013 #15
starroute May 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #12
People Power May 2013 #17
WillyT May 2013 #8
malaise May 2013 #9
moondust May 2013 #10
WhaTHellsgoingonhere May 2013 #11
Scuba May 2013 #13
socialist_n_TN May 2013 #14
KoKo May 2013 #16
People Power May 2013 #18
People Power May 2013 #19
veness May 2013 #20

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. Good for them! What day do they expect to arrive? n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 05:45 PM

2. k/r

I love it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. Corporate media won't cover this

because of Beenngghhhaazziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, ya'know the witch hunt perpetrated by yours truly the e-van-evil-ical so called-christians.

Cool tho, hopefully twitter, intragrams, youtube, facebook, et al., can go viral.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 06:15 PM

4. Kick for the 98%

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 06:32 PM

5. k&r n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 06:42 PM

6. Kick -- this event needs exposure

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:55 AM

15. and food!

 


How do we get a pizza party going like in Wisconsin?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 06:44 PM

7. Here's some info

http://peoplespowerassemblies.org/emails/poor-peoples-march-weekend-schedule/

SATURDAY, MAY 11 — 10 A.M. The Poor People’s Campaign March rally begins. ...

SUNDAY, MAY 12 — 10 A.M. Our final leg of the March will begin. ...

We expect to arrive at Freedom Plaza at 3 P.M. where we will be greeted by Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. C.T. Vivian, who helped lead the original Poor People’s Campaign. We will also hear greetings from local community and labor representatives and Occupy D.C. from the Peace House.

We will then get snacks and food and proceed to a 5 P.M. People’s Power Assembly where we will hear people’s testimony on the many issues and important proposals about where we should go from there.

8 P.M. to 9 P.M. We will show videos and have teach-ins. During this period, we will hold a meeting of those who will remain in D.C. to decide what we do on Monday and in the future.

http://www.workers.org/2013/04/01/poor-peoples-march-to-revive-martin-luther-kings-revolutionary-heritage/

Forty-five years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stunned the nation when he called for a poor people’s campaign and march on Washington, D.C. The Poor People’s Campaign was part of the second phase of the Civil Rights movement.

On May 11, Dr. Martin Luther King’s campaign for economic justice will be renewed in Baltimore. On that day, a large coalition of Civil Rights activists, labor unions and progressive community organizations will begin a 41-mile walk from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., to demand immediate change for poor and working people. ...

Organizers want to renew Dr. King’s call for “Jobs or income now” and demand that the federal government: 1) bail out the people, not the banks; 2) provide a massive Works Projects Administration-type program to put the people back to work; and 3) through executive order, place a moratorium on home foreclosures.

They also oppose any and all austerity measures, whether they come in the form of cuts to Social Security, Medicare, unemployment or food stamps.

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Response to starroute (Reply #7)

Sat May 11, 2013, 09:26 PM

12. Big thank you!!!! for that info.

I usually follow Twitter and Breaking News sites for what is happening, sometimes can't follow up.

Thanks....

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Response to starroute (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:19 PM

17. Duers got the party going at Camp Casey, Duers got the pizza party going in Wisconsin

 


How do we get a food/pizza/party movement going to help this group know they are loved and appreciated?

No gas money needed here, but people still need food and it might just motivate many people to join in...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 07:07 PM

8. K & R !!!

 






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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 07:12 PM

9. K & R

All change comes from below

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 08:03 PM

10. K/R

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2013, 08:19 PM

11. Awesome!!

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 07:14 AM

13. Thank you protesters!!!

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:54 AM

14. Kick for solidarity..........

and exposure.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 11:57 AM

16. Recommend...!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #16)

Sun May 12, 2013, 12:31 PM

18. To the top of the greatest!!

 


There is no better news than this today folks!

Martin Luther King Jr is right there marching with them, and we all need to be supporting this.

Finally something we can be proud of!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:01 PM

19. love this

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2013, 01:26 PM

20. K & R! n/t

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