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Tag Archives: SaveDetroit
Above: Performance by the “Flowtown Revue” at “Mapping the Water Crisis” book launch forum Aug. 14 Detroit residential water shut-offs skyrocket, 13,750 households from May to July–Detroit News “The destruction of our neighborhoods is not haphazard or arbitrary but deliberate … Continue reading
Teachers shut DPS May 2, 3 not only over pay threats, but dismantling of nation’s largest majority-Black school district Race a central issue—DFT President Ivy Bailey “Rise up to defend jobs, schools, children, strike to win”—Former DFT pres. Steve Conn … Continue reading
ACTIVISTS SAY WAYNE CO. TAX FORECLOSURES ILLEGAL, VIOLATION OF INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, DOMESTIC TERRORISM
March 31st was deadline day for 30,000 County families currently occupying their homes to pay property taxes or face foreclosure and auction Speakers tell Wayne County Commission March 17 that tax foreclosures illegal due to no value re-assessments; violate Indigenous Peoples rights Protest held … Continue reading
DETROIT KIDS IN DANGER: BILLS END DPS, PAY-OFF BANKS WITH STATE CONTROL, TAX LEVIES, CLOSINGS, CHARTERS
State Senate bills would eliminate Detroit Public Schools, largest Black district in U.S. July 1; create “Community District” including charters Current DPS bond debt of $2.9 billion to be paid off by new property tax levies ‘Elected’ board of ‘Community District’ will … Continue reading
Video above: DPS students from East English Village Academy, formerly the historic Finney High School, walked out Feb. 29 to protest school conditions, along with their teachers. Police maced and brutalized them, and arrested the teachers, just as they did in 2007 … Continue reading
CANCEL DPS DEBT TO THE BANKS! QUALITY EDUCATION FOR DETROIT CHILDREN; TUNE IN WHPR SAT. 2/27@10:30 AM
“I’ve been reading news reports as well viewing them on national TV, about the deplorable conditions in DPS. Please know that the 1.5 Billion [bond] I campaigned for was never intended to knock down old schools but rather to renovate … Continue reading
VIDEO ABOVE: Flint water activist collapses into coma NBC 25’s Dave Bondy talked to an emotional Sharon Moore following the congressional hearings in Washington on February 3. Moore’s son Jerome contacted Bondy on Friday, Feb. 12 telling him that Sharon … Continue reading
Posted on Theresa Ellis Youtube channel January 24, 2015 Video: Rachel Maddow interviews Michigan Radio reporter on Gov. Snyder’s refusal to comply fully with order from Environmental Protection Agency on Flint water crisis. Keith Creagh, the new Director of Michigan’s … Continue reading
Highest lead level in Flint: 13,000 parts per billion; most water nothing but “toxic waste”—Virginia Tech Snyder: “I take full responsibility to fix the problem so it will never happen again.” Snyder’s Public Act 436 coup d’etat led to Flint catastrophe; … Continue reading
Crowd stands up, presents their own report on how bankruptcy has destroyed Detroit Runs Judge Rhodes, “Mayor” Duggan, Ric-tator Snyder Out Protester shouting “Black Lives Matter” immediately ejected; racism a key issue in bankruptcy dismantling of largest Black-majority city #Detroitbankruptcy, #JudgeStevenRhodes, … Continue reading