FROM BEHIND PRISON BARS: REVEREND PINKNEY OF BENTON HARBOR RUNS FOR U.S. CONGRESS
by Andrea Egypt
Due to the great outpouring of support in Michigan, Reverend Edward Pinkney has become the Green Party candidate in the 6th District Congressional race. He is running against the incumbent U.S. Congressman, Fred Upton, a political heir to Whirlpool Corporation-Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment Inc.
Meet the Green Party Candidates, Saturday October 11, 2:30pm
Zussman Park on Davison at Dexter, Detroit
map at: http://bit.ly/2hYO1A
Come and meet and hear from Green Party candidates who oppose the bailout for
bankers, want to stop foreclosures and save our neighborhoods. Meet Clyde
Shabazz running for US Congress, 14th, Derek Grigsby, running for State
Representative, 7th and other Green Party candidates.
DEMAND A FEDERAL MORATORIUM ON ALL FORECLOSURES AND EVICTIONS
DETROIT DEMONSTRATION -- Friday, October 3, 2008 ~ 12 Noon
McNamara Federal Building (Michigan Avenue at Cass, downtown)
Let Senators Levin and Stabenow and all Michigan members of Congress know that we expect them to fight for the interests of homeowners, taxpayers, workers, seniors and the poor. A moratorium on foreclosures and evictions won’t cost a penny!
by Cynthia McKinney
September 25, 2008
Last week, I posted ten points (that were by no means exhaustive) for Congressional action immediately in the wake of the financial crisis now gripping our country. At that time, the Democratic leadership of Congress was prepared to adjourn the current legislative Session to campaign, without taking any action at all to put policies in place that protect U.S. taxpayers and the global community that has accepted U.S. financial leadership. Those ten points, to be taken in conjunction with the Power to the People Committee's platform available on the campaign website at (http://votetruth08.com/index.php/resources/campaignplatform), are as follows:
1. Enactment of a foreclosure moratorium now before the next phase of ARM interest rate increases take effect;
2. elimination of all ARM mortgages and their renegotiation into 30- or 40-year loans;
3. establishment of new mortgage lending practices to end predatory and discriminatory practices;
4. establishment of criteria and construction goals for affordable housing;
5. redefinition of credit and regulation of the credit industry so that discriminatory practices are completely eliminated;
6. full funding for initiatives that eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in home ownership;
7. recognition of shelter as a right according to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights to which the U.S. is a signatory so that no one sleeps on U.S. streets;
8. full funding of a fund designed to cushion the job loss and provide for retraining of those at the bottom of the income scale as the economy transitions;
9. close all tax loopholes and repeal of the Bush tax cuts for the top 1% of income earners; and
10. fairly tax corporations, denying federal subsidies to those who relocate jobs overseas repeal NAFTA.
For Immediate Release
Event: Protest Bankers' Bailout, Thurs. Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Gather at the Spirit of Detroit on Woodward
March Through the Financial District Downtown
Contact: Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures
and Evictions, CUM Church, 23 East Adams, 4th
Tel. 313.319.0870, 313.887.4344 or 313.671.3715
Web site: http://www.moratorium-mi.org
I Cordially Invite You To The Tour Launch Film Screening of
THE WATER FRONT
as Part of The Great Lakes Tour
at Marygrove College on Friday, September 26th at 6:30 PM
Madame Cadillac Dining Room, 8425 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221
The Water Front is an award winning documentary film chronicling how Highland Park residents organized and mobilized to prevent the privatization of their municipal water system. The film includes a soundtrack written and sung by Detroit bluesman, Joe L. Carter, best known for his 1968 hit recording, Please Mr. Foreman......Slow down your assembly line. I don't mind working, but I do mind dying....
The Water Front embarks on a tour of 40 Universities and Colleges in 30 Cities across the Great Lakes region to bring awareness on the importance of public water systems remaining under public domain.
Join the Great Lakes Tour! Bring yourself, your family and your friends to see this acclaimed documentary that has been screened around the world. Admission is FREE.
September 19, 2008
We the people must now seize the time! We have always had the capability of determining our own destiny, but for various reasons, the people failed to elect the leaders who provided the correct political will. There was always some corporate or private special interest that stood in the way of the public good. And they always seemed to have the power of the purse to throw around and influence public opinion or our elected officials. The very foundation of the U.S. economy is crumbling underneath our feet. This represents a unique moment in U.S. history and we must now seize the time for self-determination--for health care, education, ecological wisdom, justice, and all the policies that will make a difference in the lives of the people including an end to all wars, including the drug war!
The crisis was staved off for a time for some of our major finance engines when they were able to obtain bridge funding from certain sovereign wealth funds. That option grows increasingly dim as The Federal Reserve is becoming the lender of last resort. This means that the people are becoming the owners of the primary instruments of U.S. capital and finance. This now means that the people have a say in how these instruments are to be used and what their priorities ought to be. The people should now have more say in how their tax dollars are spent and what the priorities of government and the public sector must be. We the people must now set our demands to ensure and promote the public good.
Thursday, Sep 18th
Detroit, Michigan Detroit, MI 48202
Just north of Wayne State University Campus.
Enter door at left of building, meeting room at the top of the stairs
For Immediate Release
Event: Moratorium Now! at State Capital, Sept. 17, 1100am
March on Lansing to Demand Hearing on SB 1306!
Contact: Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures &
Evictions; CUM Church, 23 East Adams, 4th Floor
Amid Collapse of Lehmans Bros., Merrill-Lynch and AIG, Moratorium Now! Coalition Will March on State Capital Sept. 17 to Demand Hearings on SB 1306--Bill Would Impose a Two Year Halt to Home Foreclosures and Evictions
Organizers for the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions will be taking people to Lansing on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to hold a public hearing demanding the immediate passage of Senate Bill 1306, which would impose a halt to foreclosures for two years in the state of Michigan.
The demand for a moratorium on foreclosures becomes more urgent everyday amid the collapse of Lehman Bros., the selling of Merrill-Lynch and the failure of AIG. Such turmoil on Wall Street stemming from the bursting of the housing bubble, makes the demand for a moratorium on foreclosures
the only real solution to the immediate crisis.