This year will mark the seventh annual MLK Day Rally & March in downtown Detroit. The event will honor the peace and social justice legacy of the martyred civil rights leader who would have been 81 years old. The theme for 2010 is: "Join the Struggle for Jobs, Peace and Economic Justice" and will enjoy the participation of many activists from throughout the metropolitan area.
To friends and supporters of Detroit MLK Day Rally & March,
First of all, the Detroit MLK Day Committee wishes everyone a happy and better New Year, with jobs or income, health care, housing and utilities for all.
The 2010 Detroit MLK Day March and Rally will take place on Monday, January 18, from noon to about 4:30 PM. Please see the flyer and details below.
In order to make this year's Detroit MLK Day March and Rally as successful as the MLK Day celebrations in previous years, we need volunteers to assist in various phases of the rally and march.
Information contact: (330) 503-1407
Ohio Green Party's candidate for Governor Dennis Spisak would clean up Ohio's water and air! Lessen our dependence on dirty coal plants, unlike current Governor Ted "Dirty Coal" Strickland. Dennis Spisak would also bring in renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal energy.
Dennis Spisak and the Ohio Green Party would also look into:
Investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy is key to sustainability. Just as ecological materials management is governed by the concept of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" (in priority order), ecological energy management must be governed by the principle of Conservation, Efficiency, and clean renewables. Of highest importance is to use less, then to use wisely, and to have clean production of what is used.
Green Party leaders: US negotiators at the Copenhagen summit helped kill necessary measures against global warming, replacing them with vague vows on greenhouse gas emissions.
US Green Party leaders expressed their dismay with the failure of the UN summit in Copenhagen to reach an agreement on international action to curb climate change.
Greens have been especially critical of the grossly inadequate emissions reduction proposals that the US and other rich countries brought to Copenhagen, the lockout of NGOs from the Bella Center while oil company executives were welcomed, the brutal treatment of protesters in Copenhagen, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement by that concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would be replaced by vows of transparency and good intentions.
Overturn Bukowski’s guilty verdict; Justice for Willingham, Frazier families
Attorneys John Royal and Sharon McPhail will represent reporter Diane Bukowski at an evidentiary hearing on incompetent assistance of counsel, and motions for a new trial Wed. Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. before Judge Michael Hathaway, Rm. #501, Frank Murphy Hall, 1441 St. Antoine at Gratiot.
Bukowski was reporting for The Michigan Citizen on a fatal high-speed chase by state troopers Nov. 4, 2008 when she was arrested. She was convicted of two felonies May 1 and sentenced to one year probation and a $4,000 fine. Supporters of Bukowski, police victims James Willingham and Jeffery Frazier, and press freedom are asked to pack the court.
Friends of the Earth International
December 19, 2009
UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE CLOSES WITHOUT ADOPTING 'COPENHAGEN ACCORD'
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, December 19, 2009 - On the day that the UN Climate
talks officially closed, Friends of the Earth International warned against
the false conclusion that the UN Climate Conference has adopted the
The Copenhagen Accord announced on December 18 by U.S. President Barack
Obama was not adopted by delegates to the United Nations climate
conference here. Instead, delegates merely 'noted' the agreement's
“The political statement agreed to with much fanfare in Copenhagen at the 15th Conference of the Parties is not what was needed,” says Elizabeth May, the Green Party of Canada Leader. “With clear warnings from science that greenhouse gas emissions must halt their global rise and begin a steep decline no later than 2015, the leaders gathered in Copenhagen have issued a compromise statement that should never have been written.”
2009-12-17 Copenhagen, Denmark -- As the Copenhagen COP enters its second week, the Global Greens today called for an honest climate agreement, based on science not tricky accounting.
The Global Greens are concerned that rich nations are building loopholes into the agreement to give the appearance of strong targets without the reality.
Join the US Social Forum process for transformative social change! We hope you will make an end of the year donation to the success of the 2010 US Social Forum. Please click this link to donate: https://community.ussf2010.org/donate
From June 22-26, 2010, the USSF will gather at Cobo Hall and Hart Plaza in Detroit, providing an open space for people and groups to blend their ideas and energy. The USSF 2010 in Detroit is expected to be twice the size of the 2007 forum in Atlanta. That's twice as many young people. Twice as many participating groups. Twice as many experiences of what the alternatives to corporate power look like.