USSF fundraiser Sun, Jan 17--please join us!

Hi folks,

Please join MWRO and other local organizations as we fund raise for the U.S. Social Forum on Sunday, January 17, 2010.

What: Detroit Repertory Theater play, "A Song for Coretta"
Where: The Detroit Repertory Theater, 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI 48223
When: Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 7pm
Cost: $25

Buy tickets in advance from: Diana Copeland, 313-399-4065, diana@emeac.org (Executive Director, East Michigan Environmental Action Council)

More about the play...

Stop the killing of our innocent sisters and brothers! Outlaw utility shut-offs now!

In the week that ushered in the New Year, at least eight people died in four Detroit fires.

Why does this happen every winter in Detroit, over and over again?

“Detroit is a city with poor people often unable to pay their utilities. If they get behind in their payments; it’s pretty difficult to get caught up. So when water or gas or electricity is turned off, they have a choice of doing without or rigging something up. This kind of access to power leads to fires every winter,” stated Detroit Green Party spokesperson Derek Grigsby. “DTE should be prevented from shutting-off electricity in the middle of winter. We should put the needs of ordinary people before the profits of a wealthy few.”

2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March to Call for Jobs, Peace & Justice



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.

Volunteers Needed-MLK Day March & Rally, Jan. 18, 2010, Noon, Detroit

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.

What a Green Party Governor Would Mean For Ohio's Environment

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 in Copenhagen summit helped kill necessary steps against global warming


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.

more at: http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=276

Pack court to overturn reporter Bukowski's guilty verdict Wed. Dec. 23

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 - Statement on Copenhagen

MEDIA ADVISORY

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
'Copenhagen Accord'.

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

Green Party of Canada calls Copenhagen "Climage Betrayal"

“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.”

Global Greens call for honest, scientifically sound climate agreement

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.

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