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RETIREES PICKET AFSCME FOR WITHDRAWING DETROIT BANKRUPTCY APPEAL

  “THIS is what a union looks like!” “Win or lose, we need to fight! We can’t lie down and die!” By Diane Bukowski  July 31, 2014  DETROIT – As unions and retirement systems allegedly prepared to retract their Sixth … Continue reading

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UNIONS AND RETIREMENT SYSTEMS MUST CONTINUE 6TH CIRCUIT APPEALS OF DETROIT BANKRUPTCY ELIGIBILITY; CALL YOUR REPS

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING Panel gives ultimatum: decide whether to withdraw appeals by July 31st Seven appellants have caved in to Wall Street pressure during negotiations on second step, Plan of Adjustment Garrett of Michigan AFSCME Council 25 says … Continue reading

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DETROIT BANKRUPTCY VOTE: $8.3B GAIN FOR BANKS, $4.5B LOSS FOR WORKERS, RETIREES; DISMANTLING OF CITY

 (Click on Voting claims chart to print chart; or view it in larger detail.) Retirees object, to attend 6th Circuit hearing, Cincinnati Wed. July 30; planning meeting Mon. July 28 11 a.m. N’Namdi’s Highland Park 15,624 worker ballots counted; what happened to … Continue reading

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AMBER ALERT! ROSA PARKS’ GODCHILD MAILAUNI WILLIAMS MISSING; JUDGE KATHRYN GEORGE LOOTS ESTATE, BARS MORTGAGE PAYMENTS ON HER HOME

Civil rights heroine’s godchild, who has cerebral palsy, not seen by family, friends since “guardian” Atty. Mary S. Rowan seized her June 14 Judge Kathryn George was earlier removed by state Supreme Court as Macomb Chief Probate Judge, barred from handling wills … Continue reading

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DOLL’S-GO-KART ANNUAL SING A SONG FOR A RIDE A BIG SUCCESS

Black-owned business, over 30 years old, revives tradition for the youth DJ Hydef and blues singer Priscilla Price participate By Cornell Squires  July 5, 2014 DETROIT — Mr. Ron Hereford, proprietor of Doll’s Go-Kart, re-established Sing a- Song for a … Continue reading

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DETROIT BANKRUPTCY BOMBSHELLS: WATER SHUT-OFFS, FALSE RETIREE BALLOTS; NAT’L RALLY JULY 18; COURT JULY 21

Rhodes: “City getting a bad reputation around the world” for shut-offs Ballots did not disclose that retiree annuity “clawbacks” include additional 6.75% compounded interest rate; is re-vote needed? Others cite huge health care costs, 75% reduction in retirement income By … Continue reading

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DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST REV. EDWARD PINKNEY OF BENTON HARBOR; TRIAL SET FOR JULY 21

REV. EDWARD PINKNEY SPEAKS AT JUNE 23 RALLY IN DETROIT (above) By Leona McElvene As promised below are  links to the 16 video clips that I recorded Mon. June 23, 2014 during the “Drop the Charges Against Rev. Edward Pinkney … Continue reading

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BRITAIN STRIKES FOR A DAY AGAINST LOW PAY, JOB CUTS

    BRITAIN STRIKES FOR A DAY July 11, 2014 / Sheila Cohen It’s finally happened. The rusty machinery of the British trade union movement has turned—sluggishly—to allow us a magnificent day of rank-and-file protest. Only one day of striking, … Continue reading

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PASTORS, COMMUNITY LEADERS ARRESTED BLOCKING HOMRICH GATES TO STOP DETROIT WATER SHUT-OFFS

Coalition takes direct action against city contractor 12,000 Detroiters shut off so far; assault connected to city bankruptcy Charity Hicks, first to be arrested protesting water shut-offs in her neighborhood in May, passes after weeks in coma in NYC By Diane … Continue reading

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SIGN PETITION DEMANDING NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! This petition will be delivered to: UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL – ERIC HOLDER Petition by Danette Chavis New York, NY CLICK ON http://www.change.org/petitions/national-action-against-police-brutality to sign petition INVESTIGATIONS “CASE BY CASE” HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY … Continue reading

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