Baltimore PPA

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We Deserve Better Workers Assembly & Baltimore PPA

-Monthly organizing meeting; 1st Wed of every month; 7 pm; 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore; 410-218-4835 /  Facebook best way to keep updatedSee FB Balt PPA “I Can’t Breathe!” / .  See our FB for latest actions & other activities.

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**Get our “Know your rights; cop watch campaign” hand cards. Click here


**July 9, 2017: Public Meeting: Build a Workers Defense Committee. FB Event.

Also see: Baltimore Antifascist Community Defense

 

**May 22, 2017: Court support for four arrestees at the ICE office. FB Event.


 -Baltimore May Day Global Strike –

Make May Day Resist Trump Day 

Mon, May 1: 3pm – 9pm

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Mar 23, 2017: Night of the SpokenWord  

 

***PLAN NOW: Wed, March 18, 2017:
WOMEN UNITE TO FIGHT BACK! International Women’s Day STRIKE & MARCH – March 8th STRIKE! Call out sick, don’t go to school, don’t shop. FB Event.

 

***EMERGENCY ACTION: Fri, Feb 3: FIGHT THE BAN. Demand MD Attorney General Frosh Challenge Trump’s Muslim Ban. FB Event

 


**Sat, Dec 17, 2016: Plan for Week of Resistance. See BaltOrgforJ20. 

**Jan 14 – 20, 2017: Week of Resistance: FB Event

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**Sat 12/3/16: Baltimore & MD Organizing for the Counter-Inaugural Protests. FB Event.

 

Nov 10, 2016: Trump is not our president. TAKE ACTION NOW! FB Event.

 

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OCT4, 2016: Baltimore Solidarity Action for Charlotte Uprising! FB Event.

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Take Action Now! Sat Sept 24, 2016; protest Keith Lamont Scott murder:  Balt FB /McKeldin Sq / 4pm / More Details / Bond Fund for Charlotte protesters / NYC FB

 

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Sept 9, 2016: Baltimore Solidarity with Prisoners Strike & Attica Uprising: FB Event

 

***AUG 27, 2016: Justice March for Korryn Gaines: Say Her Name. FB Event.

 

***Aug 2016:  Justice for Aaron Winston: FB Event: (Be sure to read details!) 
FLASH: After a two day trial a jury found Aaron Winston, a 24 year old longshore worker, not guilty on all counts of assault on police. Balt PPA took this case up many months ago. 

 

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Fri, July 8, 2016: Justice for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, & All Victims of Police Terror- Black Lives Matter! FB Event.

Come out to demand justice for Alton Sterling and for all victims of police terror from Baton Rogue to Baltimore. We want to express our solidarity with the Black community in Baton Rouge over the senseless killing of another Black person by the hands of the police. In Baltimore we are all too familiar with police terror and killings from Anthony Anderson Jr., Tyrone West, and Freddie Gray just to name a few. We want to hold a vigil and rally and to remind the powers to be that Black Lives Do Matter!

 

**Monday June 6, 2016: Justice for Aaron Winston. FB Event for details on case.

Don’t forget important protest this Monday 8:30 a.m. Stand with Aaron Winston’s family and join hands in calling for justice for Freddie Gray as the next round of trials start — all at the same location 100 N. Calvert St. Come for just a half hour in the morning before work. Every minute counts.

*April, 2016Emergency protest of shooting of 13-yr old

 

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**April 16, 2016, 2pm: On the Freddie Gray Anniversary

Regional March against Racism, Capitalism and Police Terror . FB Event.

Freddie Gray was arrested on April 12, 2015 & died on April 19, touching off protests, marches, & ultimately an uprising by all those who were fed up with racism & police terror. With the rise of the Trump & right-wing movement — virulent racism, anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ & anti-worker sentiment & policies have only intensified. We must stay in the streets to continue our call for justice for Freddie Gray & all victims of police killings & abuse; we must unite against racism & bigotry & we need to call out capitalist neglect & demand jobs, housing, education & an end to crushing poverty everywhere. The Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly is calling on people from New York City to North Carolina & everywhere in between to join us on Saturday & to mark this week & the month of April with protests, walk-outs & direct action.

 

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*****April 2, 2016: Citywide Tribunal – Housing is a Human Right! FB Event.Get the flier.

 

^^^Jan 24-25, 2016: URGENT FLASH: Join the PPA Peoples Emergency Snow Brigades. FB Event.
***Jan 2016: Protests at Freddie Gray trials: FB Event. Plz keep updated.
***Jan 16, 2016 – 1pm:Commemorate Dr. King Birthday Weekend on the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement to end slum housing; FB Event

 

 

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All victims of police terror!

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DEC 15-17, 2015: Justice 4 Freddie Gray Emergency Response Protest at police trial. FB event.

Emergency response protest on the day that a verdict will be determined for the first police on trial We are monitoring the trial when it seems likely that a verdict will be reached we will gather both in the A.M. at 8:30 — protest thru the day — and gather again at 5:30 P.M. for those who cannot be there in the morning. Please stay tuned as we do not know the exact day at this time. Please sign up so that you get notified. We will change the dates as necessary. The judge has estimated that the case will finish on December 17th — but that is only an estimate — it could be a little sooner or a little later.

NOV 30, 2015: Protest at the police trial in Freddie Gray case. FB Event.

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-Nov 26: Baltimore Stands with Day of Mourning. Click pic to enlarge.
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Stand with Minneapolis & Chicago!

Say NO to racism, war & facism!

Sat, Nov 28, 2015. 2pm
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***Save the Date: Nov 20, 2015:

National Trans March of Resilience

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual day of observance to honor those who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence, bigotry and suicide. Traditionally on this day, community members, orgs and groups host vigils, while reading the names of trans individuals who have lost their lives that year. This year members of the trans community, as well as allies, are ALSO choosing to march in the honor of lives lost, as well as their own. Led by trans people of color, the National Trans March of Resilience is set to take place on November 20, 2015 in numerous cities across the nation.


**Alert: Wed, Sept 2: Protest at the Freddie Gray court hearings. Demand that the officers be indicted, convicted, and jailed! No change of venue! FB Event or Balt PPA.  
 
***Court support for: Freddie Gray protesters: Tues Sept 8, 2015: FB Event /
– Tues, Sept 15: Support Stephanie, Drop the Charges – FB Event

 

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Aug. 8 Ferguson & Mike Brown Anniversary – March & Community Event – Nat’l Days of Protest, Resistance & Commemoration. FB Event.

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 Baltimore: Stand With The Greek Workers! Say OXI (NO) to Austerity, At Home and Abroad!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015: 5:00pm in EDT; Mckeldin Square in Baltimore, Maryland. FB Event. See our statement.

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July 4, 2015: Burn the Confederate Flag:
The Peoples Power Assembly, SCLC, and our friends and allies – are standing together on this 4th of July to dedicate this day to the unfinished revolution – eloquently captured in the slogan – #Black Lives Matter.

Chattel slavery as we know it has been abolished in this country, but that page in history has not been fully and completely turned. The fight to end racist oppression continues, whether its police terror, the new Jim Crow, the failure to pay reparations to Black America, the recent horrific massacre of 9 people in Charleston, South Carolina, or the burning of Black churches

Nothing could illustrate this more clearly than the many vestiges of slavery that continue today from confederate flags to statues and monuments glorifying confederate generals. We ask where the statues are honoring Harriet Tubman and all of the many other Tubman’s.

In Germany all such monuments, including the Nazi swastika and flags have been removed and are banned. But even in a city such as Baltimore, which is close to 70% Black, nine monuments to confederate generals and soldiers abound.

We dedicate today to calling for an end to the war on Black America!

Before we set this confederate flag on fire – we will be reading Maryland’s heroic son, Frederick Douglas’s famous speech:
“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?”

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Thurs, July 23, 2015 – 8am; Court support for Freddie Grey Protesters. FB Event.

 

***FLASH: Emergency protest of horrific Charleston massacre: Fri June 19, 2015 – 6 pm; Mckeldin Square. FB Event:

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Wed, June 24, 2015 – 5pm; Speak out for a Moritorium on Water Shut-offs at City Council Hearing. FB event.

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June 20-21, 2015: #BLACK WOMENANDGIRLSLIVES MATTER:

Join us Saturday, June 20, 2015 (3pm)  AND Sunday, June 21 for a protest against state sanctioned violence committed against black women and girls across the world AND [outdoor celebration] of the beauty, resilience, and power of black women and girls. FacebookEvent.

 

***FLASH June 2015: Organizer’s car shot up: FB

**STAND WITH BALTIMORE: WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW! Click here.

 

Tribunal Reportback. See also FB Event.

Some of the proposals that we discussed and voted to support: 1. Mobilize & organize to keep up the pressure on the 6 officers that were charged in the Freddie Gray case; 2. Support the call to make August 8 & 9 (the anniversary of Mike Brown being brutally murdered by police officer Darin Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri) a national day of protest against police terror; 3. Support the effort to add a charter amendment calling for community control of the police and a referendum to raise the minimal wage to $15 dollars an hour; 4. Call for the city to allow citizens to witness the destruction of drugs & guns that are seized by the police to ensure that the drugs & guns are recycled back into the community; & 5. lastly, we also, announced the official beginning of the Know Your Rights/Cop Watch initiative.

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***April 30, 2015: STAND WITH THE BALTIMORE REBELLION – Emergency Appeal from Baltimore PPA: Take Action NOW to Demand Amnesty for arrestees, Justice for Freddie Grey. Stop demonizing our Black working-class youth! To Donate, get Background, click here.
***National Day of Action: SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY ON MAY DAY:  THE CALLFB EventFerguson Response Network. <<<Balt FB Event>>> 5pm Fri. May 1; McKeldin Square

ALSO: Sat May 2; 1 pm Rally.

 

***Emergency protest to demand release of demonstrators.

WHEN: Sunday, April 26, 2015 6 P.M.
WHERE:  At Central Booking/ City Jail, corner Fallsway & Madison Streets
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The Peoples Power Assembly and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are holding an emergency picket line today at Central Booking to demand the release of approximately 34 arrestees at yesterday’s protests both downtown at the Western District.
We are calling for amnesty for all arrested youth.  Both organizations are organizing legal and political support for all those arrested.  A special hotline has been set up by attorneys and legal workers who were active in Ferguson.
Sharon Black, a spokesperson for the PPA and SCLC, stated, “We want immediate amnesty for the 34 arrestees.  These youth are being scapegoated for the justified frustration and anger they feel.”

****FLASH: Baltimore: Justice 4 Freddie Grey Citywide Protest – No Business as Usual!

Saturday, April 25. 1pm. Riggs & Mount Sts., Balt.  FB Event.

Please use button below to donate to support this action (making fliers, posters, publicizing).

Nationwide actions called for May 2, 2015. For Background/what happened click here.

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2015: April 15 Fight for $15; FB Event

Wed, April 15, 5pm; McKeldin Square; Light & Pratt

On Wed. April 15, (Four $15) tens of thousands of low wage workers and their supporters will be marching, striking, and taking part in actions both on and off the job across the country. Workers in the fast food stores like McDonalds will be joining hands with Walmart and retail workers. Those in the community fighting against police terror and racism will be joining hands with students who are planning walk outs in a number of cities. Baltimore let’s not be left out! The Peoples Power Assembly, We Deserve Better Workers Assembly, Southern Christian Leadership Conference are calling for a major protest at 5 P.M. The Baltimore Metropolitan AFL-CIO Labor Council has endorsed and will sending out information to all of their affiliates. For more info. call 410-218-4835.  FB Event.

***URGENT: Water is a Human Right; Protest shutoff to 25,000 people. Monday, March 30, 2015; 5pmCity Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218; FB Event.

**March 8, 2015: Baltimore International Women’s Day March: Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves!

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-3 PM: March, dinner & rally. Baltimore IWD March to the women’s detention center. Gather 3 pm 421 Fallsway (corner of Hillen & Fallsway near Healthcare for the Homeless). At 3:30 pm we will march to the women’s detention center at Fallsway & Eager Sts & then to the Unitarian Church Hall. We will conclude the day with an amazing dinner & rally where we will pay homage to women from the past & activists of the present. Lots of music, song and poetry. The March will be led by women. All are invited. If you would like to be involved please contact us at 410-218-4835.  See Facebook Event. 

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February 2015:

**URGENT: Sunday Feb 15: 4-5 pm. Vigil to honor the lives of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha. Stand against racism and Islamophobia. McKeldin Square, Light & Pratt Streets, downtown Baltimore  Sponsored by Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, FIST Youth Group and many other groups and individuals. FB Event.
Get leaflet/Placard>>>

 

Sat, Feb 14: 1 pm; Black History Month Children and Youth Book Collective. Baltimore Solidarity Center. FB Event (log in to get).

 

-Sat, Feb 7. FaceBook. Message to all women interested in building the Baltimore International Women’s Day 2015 March to the women’s jail — there will be a committee/planning meeting this Sat. Feb 7, 3 P.M. at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Phone: 410-218-4835.(Women only) Free Our Sisters; Free Our Selves! Through unity we can win liberation.
Brothers are welcome to support this action which will be led by women. Men in the PPA and IWW are organizing support and cooking dinner. Brothers please call Steven if you are interested in helping at 443-221-3775.

 

**January, 2015:
**Another outrage: Activist targeted & arrested by Baltimore police. See Article
-Jan 21, 2015: 6pm; Protest an Hogan’s Inaugural Ball, Pratt & Howard Sts, Balt. FB Event.

 

**Build for Jan 15 SHUT IT DOWN! Jan 15, STRIKE AGAINST RACISM – FB

Thursday, January 15 at 4:00 6:00pm; Mckeldin Square, Light & Pratt Sts., Downtown Balt.
No business as usual – Shut It down!
Let’s organize student strikes, community strikes, workers strikes and March. If Dr. King were alive today he would be in the streets with the youth. We will be announcing a definite location and March and time very soon following consultations. We are encouraging people to own this day in a variety of ways — walk outs, sick outs, boycotts, and shutdowns. Focus groups and committees are being formed including: Youth & students, community, labor, faith based groups and civil rights. We are also forming #BlackLivesMatter2Labor. Please call 442-221-3775 or post to this event if you would like to be part of a committee.

 

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Saturday, December 13, 2:00 PM FB

McKeldin Square: Light & Pratt, downtown Balt

Next Step — Baltimore is joining with the National Day of Anger — Millions March — taking place in cities across the country. Following the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and NYC in the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases — activists in both cities have called for widespread protests on Sat Dec 13. For more information call: 443-221-3775 or 410-500-2168.

December 2014: TWO Actions Thurs Dec 4, 2014:

-Dec 4:  Hands Up! Give workers $15 & a union – Solidarity Day with Low Wage Workers. See FB Details.We will gather at 12 noon, across from Lexington Market, Eutaw & Lexington Sts and march to various low wage work places.
Fast food workers around the country will strike again on Dec. 4, to demand $15 an hour and the right to a union. From Ferguson to Baltimore – It’s the same struggle – It’s about respect & justice. Hands up – give workers $15 & a union. We need decent wages and work conditions, not police terror and racism. Action sponsored by a variety of groups including Peoples Power Assembly, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Jimmy Johns workers, Balto chapter, FIST youth, We, the People Movement, “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly. For more info. call 443-221-3775. If you can only come for part of the event on your lunch break please come out.
-Dec 4: 5pm: McKeldin Sq. Light & Pratt
Outrage over Garner non-indict.  FB 
The Grand Jury in NYC just announced that there will be no charges against the police who murdered Eric Garner. The Ferguson National Response Network and the Eric Garner forces have called for day after (Thursday) the grand jury decision protests. We will gather at McKeldin Sq. Light & Pratt St and March. #ThisStopsToday #JusticeforEricGarner For more info call: 443-221-3775 Dress warmly tomorrow — we March again!
-Dec 1: “Water is a Human Right” Protest: FB Event
November 2014: 
-Nov 28 through Dec 4/5: FB Event: Week of  Solidarity with Low Wage Workers
-Nov 10 (tentative): Emergency Response Protest to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
There will be an immediate response protest when the Ferguson Grand Jury makes its decision whether to indict Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown. Please note that the date on this event may not be the day that the Grand Jury comes out with a decision. Sign up and stay tuned. (FB does not allow a TBA date). Get this event and info. to family & friends. Spread the word: Indict Darren Wilson — End Police Terror from Baltimore to Ferguson. FB EventTentative: Monday, November 10 at 4:00pm; Mckeldin Square, Light & Pratt Sts., downtown Baltimore
-Wed, Nov 5: PPA & WA Organizing Meeting – Privatization of Water, Ferguson Update – Low Wage Workers Struggle from Walmart to McDonalds ; 7 pm; 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

October 2014

-Wed, Oct 22:  Report Back from Ferguson & Next Steps in the Fight Against Police Terror. FB Event.
-Fri, Oct 10; 9;15: Rally & Send Off for Baltimore Caravan to Ferguson; 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md 21218.  Click for Emergency Help needed for Baltimore caravan to Ferguson convergence on Oct 10 – 13. Community, union & civil rights activists, students & youth will be traveling to Ferguson to demand justice for Michael Brown and all victims of racism and police terror.
Help is needed to help pay for gas, van rental and housing.
-Sept 8, 2014: Baltimore’s Moral Monday for Michael Brown & all victims of Police Terror – Monday 5 – 6 PM; Lexington Market, Eutaw & Lexington Street. Join Baltimore’s Moral Monday’s as we take these issues and many related issues to the community and hold speak-outs and assemblies. Initiated by the Peoples Power Assembly, Rev CD Witherspoon, Balto Pres. SCLC, FIST youth group and many others. If you like to sign on or endorse please contact 443-221-3775.
– Sept 4, 2014:  Baltimore Support Action for National Fast Food Workers Strike and Civil Disobedience! Join with the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly and others this Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at the McDonald’s at North Ave & Maryland Ave.
– August 25:  Moral Monday for Michael Brown and the People of Ferguson
– July 29: No Youth Curfew! Protest 2nd Pro-Curfew Forum – FB.  6 PM; University of Baltimore Law Center Moot Court. 1401 N Charles Street (entrance on Mt. Royal)
– July 26:  Support SuperShuttle Workers Solidarity Caravan – FB. 8 AM – 2 PM; 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 ; The SuperShuttle drivers at BWI, Reagan & Dulles airports are continuing their fight for justice against slave like work conditions. Despite firings — the workers have continued to demand their rights including the right to join UFCW Local 1994. A

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