Monday, November 24, 2014

We must bring human rights home #Ferguson

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We must bring human rights home

In August, Police Officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown to death. Today, a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Officer Wilson.

The community response leading up to, and likely to follow, the grand jury decision marks a pivotal moment in U.S. history — a moment of passion, frustration, and activism.

Officials in Ferguson and throughout the United States must ensure that each individual's human rights — including the right to freely express themselves in the form of peaceful protest — are respected, protected and fulfilled.

It's time to bring human rights home.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Tune in tonight; Detroit Water Brigade #occupy

Tune in tonight.

The city of Detroit is doubling down on its mass water shutoff program, and Occupy veterans in the Detroit Water Brigade are making their Comedy Central debut with a segment on the Daily Show tonight at 11pm EST on Comedy Central.

If you’re in Detroit, come out and screen the episode with us starting at 10:00pm at the Anchor Bar, 450 W Fort St, in downtown Detroit. Make sure to RSVP on Facebook here!

We think it’s insane that people in suits wake up in the morning thinking about how to shut off the water on poor families, so we’re fighting back: with humor! So come out and drink with us and laugh … so we don’t cry.


The Detroit Water Brigade

PS - We are bailing out Detroit's poorest water-debtors with a new project called the Water Affordability Fund. Learn more and pitch in here!

#DetroitWater #WageLove #Right2Water

Our mailing address is:
Detroit Water Brigade
24 Avalon St
Highland Park, MI 48203

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The @WorkingFamilies Party did itself a disservice by endorsing DINO Andrew Cuomo

The Working Families Party in New York did itself a great disservice by endorsing Andrew Cuomo. For the first time in a long time I will not be voting on the Working Families line.

Despite his horrendous, anti-social justice, even pro-Republican, track record, they endorsed him in the Governor's race based on his promise to change his stripes.

He has of course not changed his stripes, already abandoning some of his promises, and indicating that -- once elected -- he is going to backtrack on virtually all of them.

Andrew Cuomo is a Blue Dog Democrat, a Democrat in name only, whose primary modus operandi is to curry favor with large corporations.

He has no connection to progressive values whatsoever.

Andrew Cuomo is no Mario Cuomo. In this case the apple fell very far from the tree.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

World Bank ... a world class viper #WorldVsBank


Ready for Some Direct Action?

#1: Tie up the Phone Lines with Important Questions


The World Bank is a ‘development’ organization that distributes money it makes from Wall Street investments and grants from wealthy nations to less-wealthy nations. In order to get these loans, nations have to score well on the Bank’s Doing Business rankings. Scoring well usually means making their legal and economic environments as friendly as possible to multinational corporations (i.e., loosening regulations). These loans end up incentivizing unethical/environmentally-destructive policies and undermine the ability of smaller, local producers to survive. Want to join the call-in direct action? 

#2: Join us in Washington, DC this Friday, October 10th at 4pm

We will be hitting the streets after Graylan Hagler, Kymone Freeman, and The Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping have addressed the crowd. Join us on the ground on Friday!