Author Archives: Diane Bukowski

9 WHITES, 3 BLACKS ON GRAND JURY IN MIKE BROWN CASE; POLICE UNION BELIEVES NO CHARGES WILL ENSUE

Ferguson demonstrators outside police station with photo of Mike Brown’s killer, cop Darren Wilson, projected on wall Oct. 22, 2014. Photo: Scott Olsen/Getty   Where Is Ferguson Jury? Who Are They? It’s All Secret, and Vote Will Stay That Way … Continue reading

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JUDGE DENIES ALL BUT PA 436 LAWSUIT EQUAL PROTECTION CLAIM, AFTER DETROIT BANKRUPTCY OVER

Plaintiffs’ complaint was amended to exclude Detroit Judge Steeh: “. . .a law directed at temporarily reorganizing local government for the purpose of addressing a serious fiscal concern cannot be characterized as a vestige of slavery.”  Plaintiffs’ attorney Philo: “. … Continue reading

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MISSOURI GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FERGUSON

By Mariano Castillo and Dana Ford, CNN November 18, 2014  (CNN) — Ahead of a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict a police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, Missouri has both called in the National Guard and … Continue reading

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REV. EDWARD PINKNEY IN DETROIT MON. NOV. 17 @ 7PM; FACES LIFE IN PRISON ON CONVICTIONS WITH NO EVIDENCE

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DETROIT BANKRUPTCY PLAN: GENOCIDE IN USA’S LARGEST BLACK-MAJORITY CITY; RICH GET 95.9%, POOR GET 13.5%

Objector James Cole called it another Greenwood massacre Banks, corporations recover 95.9%; Detroit retirees get 13.5% City carved up for corporate profit as water shut off to 31,300 households By Diane Bukowski  November 13, 2014  DETROIT – U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven … Continue reading

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DETROIT ACTIVISTS VOW TO FIGHT “ILLEGAL, UNCONSTITUTIONAL” BANKRUPTCY PLAN

By Sarah Cwiek  MICHIGAN RADIO Having secured court approval for its bankruptcy restructuring last week, Detroit is now ready to emerge from bankruptcy. But some Detroit residents and activists say that plan sacrificed both democracy and the public interest. The … Continue reading

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MISSOURI GOV. VOWS MILITARY CRACKDOWN AFTER MICHAEL BROWN GRAND JURY DECISION, EXPECTED SOON

Missouri gov. vows to stop any violence after Ferguson decision Michael Brown’s parents meet with United Nations Killer cop Darren Wilson testifies for four hours before grand jury Protesters training in “direct action” tactics Pathologist says St. Louis Post-Dispatch misquoted … Continue reading

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ZOMBIE DEMS VS ZOMBIE REPUBS: ZOMBIE CONSENSUS WINS AGAIN

Midterm Madness! Zombie Dems VS Zombie Repubs, Zombie Consensus Wins Again!     by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon Nov. 5, 2014 “Democratic zombie theatrics are quite a lot like Republican zombie theatrics.” The day after the 2014 midterm … Continue reading

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PALESTINIAN HEROINE, TORTURE VICTIM RASMEA ODEH CONVICTED, JAILED IN DETROIT; APPEAL PLANNED

UPDATE NOV. 10, 2014: Rasmea Odeh taken to jail in handcuffs; defense to appeal Judge Gershwin Drain’s repeated refusal to allow Odeh to testify re: torture that elicited false confession key to conviction By Joe Iosbaker November 10, 2014 Detroit, … Continue reading

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ALL WHITE JURY CONVICTS REV. PINKNEY OF 5 FELONY COUNTS–PROSECUTOR WANTS LIFE SENTENCE

Above: Rev. Edward Pinkney of the Black Autonomy Network of Community Organizations speaks in Detroit at Moratorium NOW! meeting Oct. 20, 2014. Nationally-known Benton Harbor freedom fighter vows to fight on for all the people Challenges, appeal planned Election petition violations … Continue reading

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