Monday, April 28, 2008

Cynthia McKinney to visit Detroit May 3-5

Cynthia McKinney who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, will be appearing here in Detroit this weekend.

On Saturday, she'll sit on the Truth Commission on Water Rights, hosted by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. (flyer)

That evening from 7 - 9 pm, Cynthia will be at a public event to be held at Friends School in Detroit, 1100 St. Aubin Street Detroit, MI 48207-2896

On Sunday afternoon, a fundraising event will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 23 East Adams at Woodward Ave. (flyer)

Stay tuned for more details and events as they are scheduled.

In the meantime, visit

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Green Party of MI selects Convention Delegates

McKinney Wins 13 of 19 Statewide Votes for 1st Ballot at GPUS Convention July 10-13 in Chicago; 3 for Nader; 1 Each for Mesplay, Swift, Uncommitted; Locals Will Pick, Instruct 5 More Delegates

Party Starting Drives to Boost Membership, Recruit Record Number of Candidates; Will Post "Announced" Candidates List Online by May 13 to Help Groups Considering Endorsements

more here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 18th rally to support AAM strikers

Click here to view the rally flyer

UAW members and supporters will rally at 11:30 am on April 18th at Detroit’s Hart Plaza to support striking workers at American Axle.

More than 3,500 UAW members from UAW Locals 235, 262 and 2093 in Michigan and UAW Locals 424 and 826 in New York have been on strike since February 26 to protest unfair labor practices.

“The support our members have received during this strike is overwhelming,” said UAW President Ron Gettelfinger. “We’ve heard from members of the clergy, from local businesses, from community leaders - and of course from UAW members and the entire labor movement.”

“Our rally on April 18th will be a great time to show solidarity with American Axle strikers, and to demonstrate support for keeping manufacturing jobs here in the United States,” said Gettelfinger.

“Even business publications, like the Automotive News, can’t understand how American Axle can justify giving pay raises to executives while demanding pay cuts from workers,” said UAW Vice President James Settles Jr., who directs the union’s American Axle Department.

“In addition to their unjustified economic demands,” said Settles, “AAM has refused to provide us the information we need for bargaining, and has illegally cut off disability payments and health care for injured workers, as well as compensation — including health care– for laid off workers. That’s why this is an unfair labor practices strike.”

“Our members at American Axle are standing up for what’s right - and we’re inviting our entire community to stand with us on April 18th at Hart Plaza.”

Click Here
for more information about the rally from the U.A.W.’s Main Site

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Film Showing: The Water Front

THE WATER FRONT is a newly released documentary with a gripping plot following a post industrial community in their struggle against water privatization. The sound track includes the soulful tunes of Detroit bluesman Joe L. Carter’s and resonates with anyone who uses their water tap and takes pride in their home.

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Date: Wednesday April 9th, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 (film) Panel following 7:30 – 8:30
Admission: FREE
Location: 1500 SSB (Social Science Bldg), University of Michigan-Dearborn
UM-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI,

Panel: Marian Kramer & Maureen Taylor of Welfare Rights, Diana Seales of East Michigan Environmental Action Council,director Liz Miller, film producer and urban planner Curtis D. Smith, Detroit bluesman Joe L. Carter

Contact: Bruce Pietrykowski 313-593-5096 Liz Miller – 860.922.3995
Curtis D. Smith 313.590.6317

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Shut it down!

If for no other reason than the increased rates of asthma and other respiratory diseases in the area, the Detroit incinerator must be shut down.

If for no other reason than the over 1 Billion dollars of Detroit taxpayers money that has literally gone up in smoke, the Detroit incinerator must be shut down.

If for no other reason than it consumes much of the valuable waste that would otherwise feed the recycling stream, the Detroit incinerator must be shut down.

Shut it down!

The big burn (Metro Times Detroit)