November 6th we watched the votes tally - We saw Michigan Democrats win the Senate. We saw the re-election of President Barack Obama and saw Proposal 1 come in with a NO vote. The next morning we found …
- The Emergency Manager Law had been repealed
- Detroit’s Proposal C to ensure Corporation Counsel retained independence and the ability to prosecute Mayor Bing
and what we didn’t get was a CELEBRATION in the streets. We were the ones and we thought certainly someone would start the celebration. We realize now that WE ARE THE ONES to start the celebration!!
Detroit Rally and March starts this weekend
WE ARE RALLYING IN THE STREET ON SATURDAY AT GRAND CIRCUS PARK AT NOON
WE ARE *MARCHING ON* CITY HALL MONDAY & TUESDAY MORNING AT 9AM
WE ARE *CALLING ON YOU* TO STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND PARTICIPATE – sitting through a revolution was never the way of accomplishing what is needed.
- We are NOT WAITING 30 days to claim victory.
- We are NOT WAITING for Detroit to have more services farmed out to private business that would have no responsibility to care for the public other than by terms of a contract.
- We are NOT WAITING for the State of Michigan to push through new Emergency Manager Laws to “save us” from bankruptcy court.
- We are NOT WAITING to develop a citizens plan for how our government will address a … [read more] Continue reading
National Day of Protest Against Bank of America
Wednesday – May 9, 2012 – 4:00 P.M.
500 Griswold St., Detroit
The Mayor and City Council caved in to Gov. Snyder and Wall Street by handing the City over to a Financial Advisory Board (FSA). The purpose for the FSA is to guarantee the looting of Detroit by the banks by insuring the “payment in full of the scheduled debt service requirements on all bonds, notes and municipal securities” (Public Act 4). According to Snyder’s financial review team, Detroit paid $597 million to the banks in 2010 for debt service. The City’s long-term debt to the banks is an amazing $16.9 billion ($4.9 billion is interest).
Calling all Detroit area students! Wayne State, Marygrove, CCS, UofD Mercy, WCCC, OCC, MCC, Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan Dearborn and Ann Arbor!
This is the second action in Detroit focused on canceling student debt. Students from WSU will be marching from campus to CCS to emphasize the need for cross campus solidarity in this fight.
Our universities have increased tuition and cut services with impunity. We pay more money for larger classes, less academic assistance, and to be taught by underpaid and overworked graduate assistants rather than the professors we came here for.
We are the most indebted generation in history. Now is the time to say no more! Now is the time to demand the cancellation of student debt for all current and former students! Now is the time to demand the restoration of education as a fully funded public good! Now is the time to end the usury of America’s youth! Now is the time to achieve economic justice! Our generation’s movement is upon us, we are the 99%, we are united, and we will win!
We stand in solidarity with students from London to California.
We stand in solidarity with all victims of the Great Debt Crisis who are facing foreclosures and utility shutoffs.
We stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall St and Occupations across the nation. We are the 99%!
When: Thursday, December 8 … [read more] Continue reading
This will be a fun direct action event brought to you by the Occupy Detroit Voter Registration & Education Working Group.
Meet at the corner of Warren and Woodward at 5pm. Start with a quick voter registration training and then you choose the action: go out and get people registered, or pass out candy canes and hot chocolate. Questions: OccDetVoterReg@gmail.com
Location: Warren & Woodward
When: Saturday, December 3 from 5pm-8pm
Bring: Clipboard, pens, flashlight
Here’s an article: Huffington Post article on Occupy Detroit registering voters