Feb 172016

Friday, February 19

11 am

Assemble at the Metropolitan Baptist Church at 10am

930 E. Myrtle Avenue, Flint, MI

Carpooling from Detroit:

Gather at 9am at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit (2 blocks north of WSU). Cars will depart for Flint at 9:30am. There is no guarantee of a ride.

Also, the Detroit Light Brigade and the Social Bustice are going back to Flint to stand with the residents to demand justice! They will be leaving Detroit at 8:15 am. The march starts at 11am! There is space for 9 people. Please call 313-704-5150 if you want to go.


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 February 17, 2016  Posted by at 8:38 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Feb 072016

General Motors is Guilty in Flint!

Demand GM, which made $9.7 billion in 2015, immediately contribute $4 billion to rebuild Flint’s water infrastructure, housing and schools, and provide quality, lifetime healthcare and services for Flint’s youth!


Working people across the U.S. and even many celebrities have made significant contributions to aid the people of Flint, who are experiencing the devastating effects of the Water Lead Poisoning Scandal. One entity, however, has been notably silent: General Motors Corporation. This is despite the fact that it was the actions of GM that are responsible for the financial destruction of Flint, which led to the city being placed under racist Emergency Management with the disastrous consequences that followed.

  • GM eliminated 72,000 union auto worker jobs in the Flint from 1970 to the present, driving out half of the population, and turning Flint from one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S. to the poorest. GM moved operations all over the globe seeking low wages and replaced workers with robots in its drive for super-profits.
  • When GM became aware of the toxic nature of Flint’s water supply in October 2014, it didn’t alert the public or call for the end of its use in family water taps. No, it negotiated an exemption for itself to get water from Lake Huron so its parts would not be corroded, the people be damned.
  • GM is the single greatest polluter of the toxic Flint River, using it to dump industrial waste for years.
  • GM promoted lead-based gasoline for 60 years to make its engines more efficient at the least cost, knowing full well the poisonous effects of lead.
  • GM got a bailout from the federal government in 2009 which cost taxpayers $11 billion. The State of Michigan, under governors Granholm and Snyder, gave GM $4 billion in tax credits through 2030, meaning every year GM is profitable it pays ZERO state taxes.
  • GM pocketed $9.7 billion in profits in 2015. It’s time for GM to pay its debt to the people of Flint.

For more info: 313-680-5508




 February 7, 2016  Posted by at 11:23 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Jan 032016

13th Detroit Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March

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Central United Methodist Church

Mon. Jan. 18, 2016

Noon to 5:30 pm

Sponsored by the Detroit MLK Day Committee

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 January 3, 2016  Posted by at 1:21 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Dec 072015

Protest Gov. Snyder,  Mayor Duggan and retired U.S. Judge Rhodes

Return stolen Detroit municipal pensions to city workers!

Stop the water shutoffs!

Reverse the layoffs in the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department!

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5pm

Wayne State University
Community Arts Auditorium
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit , MI 48202

Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Mike Duggan and retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes will be featured on a panel discussing the the recently concluded bankruptcy of the City of Detroit. The event begins at 6pm.  After the protest, you are encouraged to go into the auditorium for the panel discussion.  You will need to obtain free tickets  at

 December 7, 2015  Posted by at 9:58 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Nov 292015
Re. Edward Pinkney speaking in Detroit in October 2014

Re. Edward Pinkney speaking in Detroit in October 2014

Emergency Conference to Save Rev. Edward Pinkney

Saturday – December 12, 2015 – Noon to 5 pm

St. Matthew-St. Joseph Episcopal Church
8850 Woodward Ave. (at King St.)
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan political prisoner, the Reverend Edward Pinkney, fears for his life. With phone access denied, he is isolated in the far north Marquette Branch Prison, 500 miles from his wife, attorney and supporters. He recently wrote:

“I was transferred to Marquette Prison, shackled, mistreated, and intimidated. I was forced to strip on five different occasions. I am forced into overcrowding, inadequate exercise, lack of clean clothing, and inadequate medical care.

“I believe that [they] have put a hit on me, inside the prison system. I believe they are trying to force me to die in prison. If I do not survive this, you will know the reason why.

“The blatantly unconstitutional conduct by Judge Sterling Schrock, Prosecutor Mike Sepic, Sheriff Bailey, and the all-white jury have placed my life in danger.
“I need you to stand with me against the corrupt, broken system, a criminal enterprise operating in Berrien County and across the country–a lynch mob in black robes and three-piece suits.”

Rev. Pinkney’s family and supporters agree that his life is in danger. Racist guards are whipping up hostility among the 80% white prisoners against Rev. Pinkney. He lacks clean clothes, decent food, adequate medical care and exercise. Rev. Pinkney turned 67 at the end of October. We need to come together to put this critical situation before the whole nation and the entire world.

For more information and to endorse, please call 313-680-5508 or email mecawi@mecawi.org.

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Initial Endorsers: Mrs. Dorothy Pinkney; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (mecawi.org); Observers in the Court; Pan African News Wire (panafricannews.blogspot.com); Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association (DAREA); Detroit Green Party; Detroit School Board (in exile); Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures (moratorium-mi.org); Workers World Party

For more information regarding Rev. Edward Pinkney, please visit bhbanco.org

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 November 29, 2015  Posted by at 9:22 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Nov 052015

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A National Day of Action on November 12th

We Demand:

Tuition-Free Public College
Cancellation of All Student Debt
A $15 Minimum Wage for All Campus Workers

The United States is the richest country in the world, yet students have to take on crippling debt in order to get a college education. We need change, and change starts in the streets when the people demand it. With students, college graduates, and workers united we can build a movement capable of winning debt-free college for all and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers!

At University of Michigan – Dearborn campus:

On Thursday, November 12th at 12pm, students, professors, and community members at UMD will be joining the national movement to demand free public higher education, an alleviation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all university employees! The action is a march on UM-Dearborn’s campus, 4901 Evergreen Rd Dearborn, MI and we’ll be meeting at the University Center building!


National website: #MillionStudentMarch (studentmarch.org)

 November 5, 2015  Posted by at 8:04 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 282015

Protest and Press Conference Against Mistreatment of Political Prisoner, the Rev. Edward Pinkney

Michigan Department of Corrections, 206 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI

Monday, November 2, 2015, at 12 Noon


Activists from across Michigan will be protesting outside the Michigan Department of Corrections offices to demand that Director Heidi Washington immediately restore phone privileges to political prisoner, the Reverend Edward Pinkney. The demonstrators will also be demanding that Director Washington reverse the punitive transfer of Rev. Pinkney to Marquette Branch Prison (483 miles away from his wife and attorney) and return him to the Lower Peninsula while his appeal proceeds.

Rev. Pinkney was targeted for his political activism in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Leading an effort to recall Mayor Hightower brought a SWAT team to his door in 2014 with charges that five dates on the recall petitions had been altered. Rev. Pinkney was charged with five counts of felony forgery, brought to trial before an all-white jury and convicted with absolutely NO EVIDENCE of his altering anything on the petitions. The prosecutor and judge collaborated in this frame-up, telling the jury that “you don’t need evidence to convict Pinkney.” The fact that Rev. Pinkney chaired protest meetings and spoke at press conferences was introduced to “prove” that he must be guilty! Rev. Pinkney was sentenced to 2.5 to 10 years.

This outrageous frame up is being appealed to the Michigan Court of Appeals by his attorney as well as the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Lawyers Guild, who have filed amicus briefs in the case.

Rev. Pinkney has been targeted since his imprisonment on Dec. 14, 2014, most recently by his politically motivated transfer to Marquette Branch Prison from the Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan. For several weeks he was housed in a moldy cell, causing him dizziness and difficulty breathing. On October 23 Marquette Prison officials revoked Rev. Pinkney’s telephone privileges, effectively silencing and isolating this political prisoner.

Friends and supporters of Rev. Pinkney fear for his health and his life in the racist atmosphere of Marquette Prison, cut off from any contact with the outside world. On October 27th Rev. Pinkney turned 67 years old.

Supporters of Rev. Pinkney have been flooding the MDOC Directors office with protest phone calls since his transfer and his denial of phone access.

Sponsored by:

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice
5920 Second Avenue, Detroit MI 48202

 October 28, 2015  Posted by at 10:23 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 082015

Protest the Jones Day looters
as they wine and dine at the DIA

Tuesday, October 13, 4:30 PM

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The Jones Day law firm, that took $53 million from the people of Detroit to manipulate the phony “bankruptcy,” will be hosting judges, lawyers, bankers and millionaires at a gala event. They are celebrating the opening of their Detroit office and their great success in stealing almost $7 BILLION from City of Detroit retirees’ medical care and pensions.

Jones Day and their partner, Kevyn Orr, gave away the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, and began the massive water shutoffs that continue to this day. They also ceded City control of Belle Isle and the DIA.

In the meantime, they made sure that their banking clients were not held responsible for the destruction they caused in Detroit and fought to make sure the banks received tens of millions of dollars in termination fees on interest rate swindles.

Join us in denouncing these Wall Street criminals as they add insult to injury.

Let them know they are not welcome in Detroit!


 October 8, 2015  Posted by at 9:17 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Sep 292015

Please join Moratorium Now! Coalition in welcoming back to Detroit

Jorge Parra

Fired injured GM autoworker leader of the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of GM Colombia—ASOTRECOL

7 PM, Monday, Oct. 5

5920 Second Ave., Detroit (near Antoinette)

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 September 29, 2015  Posted by at 9:36 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Sep 092015

Stop the Auction – Stop Foreclosures

Wayne County Treasurer’s Office

400 Monroe, Greektown, Detroit

Tuesday, September 15, Noon – 2 PM


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Thousands of Detroiters and other Wayne County residents will be evicted from their homes in the next month, as the Wayne County Treasurer auctions their homes to investors following tax foreclosure. The first auction begins September 11 and goes until September 17.

This disaster is entirely avoidable! The State of Michigan is sitting on $200 million in federal Helping Hardest Hit Funds that can be used to pay delinquent property tax bills for occupied homes. But instead of using these funds for their stated purpose, to keep families in their homes, the State and Federal governments are using these funds to tear down homes and turning them over to the “blight taskforce” led by Dan Gilbert.

A recent Detroit News report documented how the banks along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are responsible for the destruction of Detroit’s neighborhoods, through their massive foreclosures on predatory, sub-prime mortgage loans, and then giving away the properties to “investors” who never paid the property taxes. Of the 84,000 properties on the city’s blight list, 76% are foreclosures. The banks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and lenders like Quicken Loan must be made to pay for the blight they caused through their massive foreclosures in Detroit and all of Wayne County!


  • Moratorium to Stop Tax Foreclosures and Auctions of Occupied Homes
  • Use Federal Helping Hardest Hit Funds to Pay Delinquent Property Tax Bills
  • Make the Banks Pay for the Blight They Caused


 September 9, 2015  Posted by at 9:27 pm Uncategorized No Responses »