Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

I wonder what political party she's thinking of?!?

In this article on UAW convention responses to Ford's plan for Mexico, we read: "Wendy Thompson, the former president of UAW Local 235 in Hamtramck, cited Ford's plans to expand in Mexico as a reason to encourage more grassroots political activity among members. She said members needed to support more than just the Democratic Party."

Wendy has attended a few of the recent Detroit Green local meetings at Day House.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Water for Life, Part II Today

This series will explore water issues from a perspective of social justice and human rights. How will pollution and privatization of water further exacerbate social inequities and divisions, particularly in Detroit? We all depend on access to clean and safe water, both for recreation and survival. In a world where water is increasingly a commodity, to be bottled and sold, how do we protect and preserve water as a natural resource? How do we ensure that access to water is a human right for all, regardless of where you live or your ability to pay?"

Part II: June 13, 2006
Looking into Detroit's Past to Find Justice in the Future
What: Panel/public forum of experts on the Detroit water system
Where: Barth Hall, 4800 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Monday, June 12, 2006

Water rip offs!

Privatization is already costing the citizens of Detroit more money. This article in the Michigan Citizen details the increased costs of Water Department contracts with private companies. With little oversight by the council, Victor Mercado's Detroit Water and Sewerage Department spent over 12 times their budget. No wonder they want to ding Detroit customers for a 33% increase in sewerage rates.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Macomb County Greens meeting on Thursday.

The Macomb County Greens will be holding a meeting tomorrow. Macomb County residents are invited to kickoff the start of a Macomb County Green Party Local.

Thursday June 8, 2006 7pm-9pm
Motor City Jo's Coffee House
29200 Hoover {north of 12 mile}
Warren, MI

For more information, call
Richard {586} 264-1370

I hope to see you there!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Kevin Zeese Gets Second Party Nomination - Maryland Green Party

Kevin Zeese received the nomination of the Maryland Green Party for US Senate this last weekend. He has already received the nomination of the state Libertarian Party and expects to be nominated by the Populist Party as well. A long-time Drug Reform and Green Party activist, Zeese's strong anti-war position is finding support across the political spectrum. Please send support and donations to Kevin Zeese at

Friday, June 02, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Last night Priscilla saw the fact-filled film on global warming, 'An Inconvenient Truth'. While it may seem hard to sit through a Keynote (MacOS version of PowerPoint) presentation by Al Gore on this subject, she highly recommends seeing it. It will open at the Royal Oak Main next Friday. Who wants to go?

Here's an interview with Al Gore from NPR.