[Marxism] Detroit activism

Charles Brown cbrown at michiganlegal.org
Sun Apr 23 10:29:08 MDT 2006

Hey all! Here's some new information on the latest happenings. We've also
attached a flyer from Michigan Welfar Rights Organization about the May 5th
All City Grassroots Crisis Summit--more info below, please join us! 

Coming Soon!

A World Without Water, a new film from Truevision TV in London about the
international poor peoples' fight for water, including Detroit. Click here
(or see MWRO website) to view the trailer. 

Sunday, 4/23/06.

Call'em-Out!!! Picket at Detroit City Council Member Martha Reeve's Home,
2:00-3:30pm. Meet at the apartment complex on E. Lafayette, just west of
Lafayette Central Park in Detroit (between Rivard St and Orleans St, see
Yahoo! Map). Council member Reeves recently voted to increase water rates
for Detroiters. Let her know we need a Water Affordability Program for
low-income residents. For more info Call'em-Out!!! (313) 874-2792 

Monday, 5/1/06.

Nationwide General Immigrant Strike & The Great American Boycott 2006. 

National organizers are calling for supporters to wear a white t-shirt, not
to purchase anything on this day, and to attend a local protest or picket
around symbols of economic trade in your area (e.g., anti-immigrant
companies, stock exchanges). Keep posted for information on local events. 

Friday, 5/5/06.

All City Grassroots Crisis Summit, 6:00-9:00pm, Central United Methodist
Church, 23 E. Adams (corner of Woodward and Grand Circus Park, in front of
Comerica Park). Detroit is in deep trouble...we want to organize a campaign
to make ALL utilities affordable--meaning water, lights, and heat. It is
time to construct an Affordable Utilities Plan, which will be supported by
resident all over the city...If you live Detroit, if you can take a moment
away from your other important battles long enough to unite around THIS
front also, please consider our offer. Organized by Michigan Welfare Rights
Organization. RSVP (313) 964-2500, bring a dollar for snacks. All City
Summit Flyer (Word). 

Tuesday, 5/9/06.

Documentary screening of "Thirst," with discussion facilitation by Jack
Lessenberry, 6:00-8:30pm, Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen
(halfway between 10 Mile and 11 Mile). Thirst examines community resistance
to water privatization and the corporate rush to control it as the new 'blue
gold.' Jack Lessenberry is known from his Metro Times column, and as a
Senior Political Analyst with Michigan Public Radio. This event is organized
by the East Michigan Environmental Action Council. For more information,
call (248) 258-5188. 

Wednesday, 5/10/06.

A Call to Action meeting focusing on the Detroit Wayne County Health
Authority's initiatives to improve access to healthcare for the medically
uninsured, 8:30-11:00am, Fellowship Chapel, Village Banquet Center, 7707 W. 

Outer Drive, Detroit (between Greenfield and the Southfield Expressway). 

Reservations required, call (313) 874-7443 or register online by 4/14/06: 

www.dwcha.org/ctuw <outbind://23/www.dwcha.org/ctuw> . In conjunction with
Cover the Uninsured Week, May 1-7, 2006. 

Saturday, 5/20/06.

Hands Off Venezuela & Cuba! Washington, DC. A broad group of national and
local organizations have called for a national march on Washington to demand
an end to the U.S. government's campaign of lies, threats, and sanctions
against Venezuela and Cuba. For more information, contact mecawi.org at

(313) 680-5508 or Justice for Cuba Colaition (313) 561-8330; also,
www.may20coalition.org <outbind://23/www.may20coalition.org>  Hands Off
Poster (pdf) 


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