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Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:45 AM

Actor/Activist Mark Ruffalo attends the Detroit Water Shutoffs Protest - 7.18.14

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Actor and Activist Mark Ruffalo attended the Detroit Water Shutoffs Protests at Netroots Nation on July 18, 2014. Upwards to 3,000 Detroit Residents per week with an inability to pay water bills due to a 40% average poverty rate in the city, have been subject to shutoffs.

Protest was organized by National Nurses United, Robin Hood Tax USA with the support of the National Writers Union.

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Reply Actor/Activist Mark Ruffalo attends the Detroit Water Shutoffs Protest - 7.18.14 (Original post)
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 OP
yeoman6987 Jul 2014 #1
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #8
yeoman6987 Jul 2014 #9
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #10
Cha Jul 2014 #2
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #7
klook Jul 2014 #3
Bluenorthwest Jul 2014 #4
Omaha Steve Jul 2014 #5
madfloridian Jul 2014 #6
Enthusiast Jul 2014 #11
LovingA2andMI Jul 2014 #12

Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:00 AM

1. Thank you Mark

 

now break out the checkbook and start writing checks. He could at least keep the water on for those who are having it turned off. That would really be incredible.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 12:55 PM

8. We think he did.....

Can't prove it, but it is suspected the "Wage Love" quote was a shout out to Charity Hicks - A Detroit Based Environmental Activist who was credited for starting the Detroit Water Brigade, that recently died in a Hit and Run accident in NYC.

An online fundraiser is being held on behalf of her family and associated burial costs -- and Mr. Ruffalo did donate to the fundraiser in her honor. In addition, he Tweeted about Ms. Hicks untimely death which caused more attention to the efforts of the DWB and The People's Water Board - Detroit, receiving national and international news focus.

More on Charity Hicks is located here:

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:58 PM

9. Cool!

 

Thank you for the info in your post too.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 02:56 PM

10. No problem!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:35 AM

2. K!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 12:47 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:58 AM

3. Good work, Mark

He was great in Begin Again, by the way -- very good movie.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:59 AM

4. Ruffalo recently starred in one of the best films about political activism ever made in America

 

The Normal Heart. But most people on DU will never see it because of their own personal bigotry toward gay people, the story being about a gay activist. Too bad for the small minds of DU, it's a great film. Maybe after it wins a bunch of Emmy awards the straights will bother to watch it.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:30 AM

5. Marta and I will catch it



We enjoyed MILK so much we bought it, even though it can be hard to take the end. Ed Wood had issues.....

HBO’s ‘Normal Heart’ Draws Nearly 1 Million Viewers in First Airing Sunday: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/hbos-normal-heart-draws-nearly-1-million-viewers-in-first-airing-sunday-1201193686/




Rick Kissell @ratesrick

“The Normal Heart” premiered Sunday to above-average numbers for an original HBO movie, drawing nearly 1 million viewers for its initial telecast, according to Nielsen estimates.

The adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic also drew about 435,000 viewers for a repeat later that night, bringing its total to about 1.4 million. That places it fifth in viewership among the 17 HBO Films that premiered on the network since 2010.

The recent ratings champ for an HBO Film was last year’s “Behind the Candelabra,” whose 2.39 million viewers on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend made it the premium cabler’s most watched original film in nine years. In 2012, “Game Change” drew 2.12 million.

“Normal Heart” was directed by Ryan Murphy and starred Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts.


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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:39 AM

6. I posted about it then in GD , and it was mostly ignored.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 04:08 PM

11. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 02:30 PM

12. Thanks!

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