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Baltimore to evict Camp 83

Several homeless people set up an encampment under an interstate overpass not far from Baltimore’s Housing Resource Center (HRC), the city’s biggest shelter. The city announced that it will evict Camp 83, as it’s known, on Friday, March 8 and arrest those who refuse to leave. by Rob Brune I visited Camp 83 for the…

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DC-area strike supporters meet swift reaction by Walmart

Management at eight Walmart stores in the DC metropolitan area acted quickly to squash leafleting to support striking workers. Activists from a coalition of local organizations visited Walmart stores in Alexandria, Germantown, Laurel, Bowie, Landover and Catonsville on October 10 to pass out fliers and petitions to customers and employees about the retailer’s alleged efforts…

Coordinated protests thwart business as usual at Bank of America branches in DC

Simultaneous protests targeting Bank of America branches throughout the District of Columbia delayed openings and drew attention to the financial giant’s foreclosure practices. Occupy Our Homes DC coordinated the “reverse foreclosure” at eleven Bank of America locations on Saturday morning. They’ve taken up the case of Rev. Michael Vanzant, whom Bank of America is threatening to…

Taxes hitting Romney hard–really, really hard

Mitt Romney estimates his federal income tax rate to be 15%, and here’s a point of comparison with the rest of us, the so-called 47%. As the chart shows, federal income taxes include individual income tax rate, payroll tax, corporate tax and estate tax–not just taxed salaries and wages, and capital gains. (Hard to know…