Sep 282014

Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac head Mel Watt is coming to Detroit!

Thursday, Oct. 2,
Please gather at 10:15 a.m.

at the Cass Ave. entrance, Detroit Public Library
Main Branch,
just north of Warren Ave. Detroit

Talk starts at 11 a.m.

Please allow plenty of time to find parking.

Called by Detroit Eviction Defense

Two young people with signs saying, No foreclosures, No evictions!Program needs big changes to offer real relief

A chance to tell Director Mel Watt how its foreclosures have devastated our neighborhoods

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Aug 272014

Click here to download press release: Media Release – Press Conf & Bankruptcy Ct & water – 8.27

Please note: Freedom Fridays have been suspended because of the bankruptcy trial

Press conference and Rally to demand continued Moratorium on water shutoffs

Thursday, Aug. 28, 11 am (gather at 10:45am)

Spirit of Detroit, CAYMC, Jefferson and Woodward, Detroit

Legal action filed to block water shutoffs and restore water service

Petition  Containing  Over  90,000  Signatures  to  be  Delivered  to  the  Mayor  and the Governor, via Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr

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Aug 172014

Detroit Freedom Friday 15

August 22, 2014

4:00 pm at the DWSD downtown office, 735 Randolph, Detroit

4:30 pm – March through the financial district to Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

4:45 pm arrive at Coleman A. Young Municipal Center to join religious leaders in a protest
against the water shutoffs and the attacks on City of Detroit workers’ pensions

Cancel Detroits Debt to the Banks

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Aug 122014

Detroit Freedom Friday 14

August 15, 2014

4:00 pm at the DWSD downtown office, 735 Randolph, Detroit

4:30 pm – March through the financial district to Coleman A. Young Municipal Center


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This Friday, Aug. 15, will represent the 14th week of demonstrations in downtown Detroit in opposition to emergency management and the role of the banks and corporations in the ongoing dismantling and destruction of the city. Continue reading »

Aug 112014

Please note that the date has been changed again to September 2

Demonstrate Outside Bankruptcy Court

Tuesday, September 2 – 8:30 am

231 W. Lafayette St., Detroit

Tell Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Judge Rhodes and all the banker / corporate looters. . .

“Hands Off Our Pensions!”

“Stop the Shutoffs – Turn the Water Back On!”

“NO to Privatization!”

“Make the Banks Pay!”

The final trial in Detroit’s bankruptcy has been postponed to September 2, 2014. After one year of threats, maneuvering and fixed voting, the court is going to make a final decision on the “plan of adjustment” that will make sure that the biggest banks get paid off. Retirees will have pensions cut 25% to 50% so that no banker goes hungry.

Water shutoffs have affected tens of thousands throughout Detroit in preparation to selling off the water department to private investors. This will end in higher water rates for everybody. Other city services and assets are deteriorating or being privatized.

Join us to make sure the voice of the people is heard!

Car pooling being organized: If you need a ride or can share a ride, please visit  or call 202-957-3845 and sign up by Aug. 27.

Endorsed by: Moratorium NOW Coalition, Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee, We the People of Detroit, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association, People’s Water Board

For more information, call 313-680-5508

To endorse, call 248-470-0296 or email endorsement to

Aug 062014

Detroit Freedom Friday 13

Friday August 8, 2014

4:00 pm at the DWSD downtown office, 735 Randolph, Detroit
Gather at the Bates Street entrance, around the corner

4:30 pm – March through the financial district to
the Land Bank office, JP Morgan Chase, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

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Permanent Moratorium on Water Shutoffs!

Restore Water Service Now!

Amnesty for those accused of turning on water!

Hands off the Pensions!

Make the Banks Pay!