Aug 282012
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012
10 am

Wyandotte Public Schools Administration Building
639 Oak St., Wyandotte, MI
((six blocks west of Biddle/Jefferson south of Ford St./Northline Rd.)

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We urge you to join us on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Wyandotte Public Schools Administration Building, 639 Oak St., Wyandotte (six blocks west of Biddle/Jefferson south of Ford St./Northline Rd.) at 10 AM sharp.

African American students and white friends, at the middle school, have been victims of racial threats, bullying and intimidation for over 14 months!  This situation has repeatedly been brought to the attention of the principal, the school board, the superintendent of schools and the police who have refused to do anything.  The cops have harassed the parents who brought the complaints.  One of those who threatened the children is now in jail – only because he assaulted a cop who went to talk to him. Several others, friends of his, are continuing the threats.

The parents have called for a picket line from 10 AM to 11 AM Thursday.  Be there to stand with the students and their parents – let Wyandotte know that we won’t put up with this. For more information call 313-680-5508.

Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI.org)

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Aug 212012
 

International Call to Action:
Support the General Motors Colombia Hunger Strikers
Worldwide Protests on August 24th at GM sites, U.S. and Colombian Embassies

Detroit: GM Headquarters, 12pm

Thirteen members of ASOTRECOL, the Association of Injured and Ex-Workers of General Motors Colombia launched a hunger strike on Wednesday, August 1st outside the U.S. embassy to demand that GM justly compensate, provide medical care, and reintegrate over 200 workers that were fired after suffering work-related injuries, and recognize ASOTRECOL as a union. As proof of their commitment, the workers have sewn their mouths shut and plan to carry out the hunger strike to the death. August 24th marks the third week of the to-thedeath hunger strike and 387 days of a tent occupation in front of the U.S. embassy in Bogotá.

ASOTRECOL’s struggle reflects the failure of the 2011 Labor Action Plan to defend workers rights, a $2 million program paid for by U.S. taxpayers and a condition of the Free-Trade Agreement between the United States and Colombia. By ignoring ASOTRECOL’s demands for justice, General Motors, and the U.S. and Colombian government perpetuate the violent conditions that make Colombia the most dangerous country in the world for labor organizers. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) documented 29 trade unionist murders, 10 attempted murders, and 342 death threats in 2011. Private security firms have harassed and surveilled ASOTRECOL.

On August 24th:

Detroit:  GM Headquarters, 12pm
Washington D.C.:  GM CEO’s House
Bogotá:  U.S. Embassy
São Paulo:  Colombian Embassy
Hanover:  Colombian Embassy

Endorsed By: Witness for Peace, São José Metal Workers Union, Brazil (Sindicato dos Metalurgicos de São José dos Campos e Região); International Automotive Workers Council (Internationaler Automobilarbeiterratschlag); South East Michigan Jobs for Justice; Washtenaw Community Action Team; Graduate Employees’Organization, AFT-Michigan, Local 3550; Lecturer Employees’ Organization, AFT-Michigan, Local 6244; Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice; Moratorium Now!; U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange; Autoworkers Caravan; Organization for a Free Society

www.asotrecol.com
Contact: Diana Sierra, dcarolina1994@gmail.com
Stephen Boyce, sboyce@emich.edu

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Aug 122012
 

Auto Rally & Protest

Friday, August 17

Assembly Time: 1:30pm
Assembly/Departure Location: The City of Dearborn’s Hemlock Park (Schaefer Rd. @ Hemlock Ave.)
Departure Time: 2:30pm
Arrival/Protest Location: Hart Plaza (Woodward Ave. @ E. Jefferson Ave.)

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/445724462127879/

Event Details: Auto-Rally from Dearborn’s Hemlock Park to Hart Plaza – Downtown Detroit, and Protest at Hart Plaza.

Auto-Rally Route: Link to On-line Map
1) From Hemlock Park, head East on Hemlock Ave.
2) Make a Right on Miller Rd.
3) Make a Left on Michigan Ave., heading East towards Downtown Detroit
4) Make a Right on Washington Blvd., heading South towards W. Jefferson Ave. and Cobo Hall.
5) Make a Left on E. Jefferson Ave., heading East towards Woodward Ave.
6) Arrive at Hart Plaza (Woodward Ave. @ E. Jefferson Ave.)
7) Vehicles to park, and participants to assemble at above intersection to join protest.

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Aug 012012
 
Friday, Aug. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Rally for Jobs: “RE-TOOL FOR PEACE”
Detroit Bus Turn-Around Depot
East side of Woodward, south of West Eight Mile Road, Detroit
Bring your own signs

 

Monday, Aug. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Press Conference
Support the call to reduce nuclear weapons and use the peace dividend to rebuild our cities and towns
McNamara Building
477 Michigan Ave., Detroit

 

Monday, Aug. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Film Showing: “Victor’s Plea for Peace: An American Officer in Occupied Nagasaki.”
Followed by candlelight march through Ferndale
Ferndale Public Library
222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

click on image to download leaflet

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