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Here is a video of the work we are doing with GroundWorks Portland.

Groundwork Portland is a non-profit organization that brings about sustainable, community-led improvement of the physical environment in low-income areas, while advancing environmental and social justice.

Groundwork Portland is an affiliate of Groundwork USA. Groundwork USA works with communities to improve their environment, economy and quality of life through local action by getting local residents, businesses, government and other organizations involved in practical projects.

Over the last year we have been working with Groundworks to improve relationships with EPA and local community. Voice our concerns about the Superfund site, to educate the houseless community living alongside the river of the pollutants and danger of the river. Include a multi-language campaign.

We will continue outreach to the houseless community living alongside the river at least twice a month. Voicing concerns at EPA meetings,while building Groundworks Portland solidarity and support with local coalition members will prompt development of safer solutions for the environment. By reaching at least three different ethnic groups to develop appropriate language materials. More immigrants using the river to supplement their diets will know the long term harm of eating the polluted fish.

If you or your organization would like to get involved let us know. or visit or

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

Plus Michigan tour schedule for Larry Hales,
National Defend Public Education Leader.


Monday, February 28, 2011, 7:00
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


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

Rally to Defend Public Education & in
solidarity with WI students-workers
Gullen Mall, Wayne State
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.
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

Trumbullplex,4210 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI
Created By
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)
Co-sponsored by: Courage to Resist and Iraq
Veterans Against the War

more info:


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:

**Mr. Hales will be at WSU to meet students Feb. 28 and March 1 as
Info: 313-559-7074
For more information email:

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


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.

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