This coming week is a busy week in Detriot. Below is info on five important events: 1) Monday, March 28, 7 PM, Special Moratorium Now / MECAWI Meeting with reports from Wisconsin and on the upcoming student actions against education funding cuts. . 2) Tueday, March 1, 2 PM, Defend Vanessa Fluker - Pack the Courtroom, Wayne County Circuit Court – 11th Floor – Judge Robert Colombo’s courtroom 3) Wednesday, March 2, 12 Noon, WSU rally and march against cuts. 4) Thursday, March 3, 4 PM, Rally Against Education Cuts, at Wayne State 5) Friday, March 4, 7 PM-1 PM, Bradley Manning Fundraiser Plus Michigan tour schedule for Larry Hales, National Defend Public Education Leader. ********************************** Monday, February 28, 2011, 7:00 pm Moratorium Now / MECAWI Meeting 5920 Second Ave., Detroit MI 48202 (at Antoinette – just north of Wayne State University) Hear Larry Hales, National Organizer of Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST) Larry will report on plans for the upcoming month of Student protests scheduled for March against the massive cuts in education funding and racist attacks on education at all levels Also Hear Brian Pfeiffer – staff organizer for the Union of Part-Time Faculty at WSU Brian just spent a week and a half in Madison, Wisconsin, and will report on the tremendous struggle against union-busting being waged in Wisconsin and growing across the US ______________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 2:00 pm Wayne County Circuit Court – 11th Floor – Judge Robert Colombo’s courtroom Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave., Detroit Mi 48226 PACK THE COURTROOM Judge Colombo is threatening to sanction people’s lawyer Vanessa Fluker for her determined advocacy on behalf of homeowners against the banks. Vanessa Fluker, who tirelessly fights on behalf of the people, now needs your support. Be there March 1 at 2:00 pm to show your solidarity. Rally to Defend Public Education & in solidarity with WI students-workers Gullen Mall, Wayne State University 12 NOON, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – Followed by march at 1 p.m. toward downtown – Rally Against Education Cuts Thursday, March 3, 4 p.m. Gullen Mall at Wayne State University A group of students at Wayne State will protest education cuts and other attacks upon students and their loved ones Thursday, March 3 beginning at 4 p.m. at Gullen Mall. The flier to promote the rally reads: “Education is not a budget item to be cut or removed. Education is not a business. Education is a right. You cannot repossess our education. We will not spend a life in debt for four years in college. We will not pay more for jobs that pay less. We will not sit down while our tuition goes up. Education is a right not a privilege!” The students and their supporters will also have messages of support for their sisters and brothers, students and workers, in Madison, Wisconsin who have been rising up in the tens of thousands to oppose union-busting and other attacks on working families in that state. Fundraiser for Whistle Blower Bradley Manning Friday, March 4 at 7:00pm - March 5 at 1:00am The Trumbullplex,4210 Trumbull Ave Detroit, MI Created By Michael Shallal More Info Bradley Manning is currently in prison for an indefinite amount of time for the documents he leaked to WikiLeaks. Along with video footage (Collateral Murder)of innocent Iraqi Civilians and Journalists being killed by American soldiers. This fundraiser is to raise consciousness and legal defense funds for Bradley Manning. Read more about Bradley Manning's story at the bottom of the event page. Along with music there will be a gallery of enlarged WikiLeaks Cables for people to read and review first hand. This is NOT a B.Y.O.B event, There will be beer/liquor available for a requested donation for those that are 21+ Event hosted by: Organization for a Free Society (OFS) www.afreesociety.org Co-sponsored by: Courage to Resist and Iraq Veterans Against the War more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187562997944366 ALSO: National Defend Public Education Leader Mr. Larry Hales in Michigan Feb. 28 to March 1 **Sunday, Feb. 27: 5 p.m., Snyder-Phillips Hall, C203, Michigan State University, East Lansing Info: 616-589-4302 **Monday, Feb. 28: 7 p.m. 5920 Second Avenue (near WSU), Detroit / Info: 313-671-3715 **Mr. Hales will be at WSU to meet students Feb. 28 and March 1 as well Info: 313-559-7074 http://defendpubliceducation.org/ For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________________________ The Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs, is a coalition of grassroots activists and organizations, union and religious leaders, farmers, politicians, and concerned people from across Michigan that formed in the spring of 2007 to fight for the passage of a Michigan Senate bill, which would stop all mortgage foreclosures and evictions for two years. Some of our most committed activists have themselves been foreclosed and evicted from their homes and farms. Sign the petition for a NATIONAL MORATORIUM ON FORECLOSURES at http://www.bailoutpeople.org/moratoriumpetition.shtml The coalition is open to all those who want to fight for the passage of a moratorium on foreclosures, evictions, layoffs, and utility shutoffs. We meet every Monday, 7 PM, at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit. www.moratorium-mi.org ________________________________________ Anyone can subscribe. Send an email request to email@example.com
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Right 2 Survive is a group of homeless or formerly homeless people that advocates 4 the homeless. We r bringing u a different kind of radio that goes beyond what regular radios and televisions shows give u. we go from coast 2 coast, back yard to bushes and of course the streets, so we can give you the gory details of homelessness to stop those grecian myths that separate social status from the truth. On this show we interviewed people from every aspect of life ,may they be native detroiters or visitors, about a city that has fallen on hard times
Listen this Wednesday, July 14th on KBOO 90.7 in Portland or kboo.fm on the web.