Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 1: Protest at PNC Bank to Save Jerome Jackson’s Home

Demand PNC Bank and Fannie Mae
Stop the Foreclosure & Eviction of Jerome Jackson

12 Noon
Dec. 1, 2012
South University and East University
Ann Arbor, MI

Jerome Jackson, a paraplegic since the age of 14, is facing eviction from a specially modified, wheelchair-accessible home that he has lived in since 2004.  CLS, funded by Wayne County, urged Jerome to move into the home, with a promise to pay the bulk of the mortgage payment, since he was on a fixed income.  Then in 2009, CLS reneged on their agreement, causing the foreclosure and threatened eviction.

PNC Bank, and now Fannie Mae (which insured the loan and bought the home at Sheriff’s auction), have refused to work with Mr. Jackson.  Join us in demanding that PNC Bank reduce the principal to current market value and keep Jerome in his home at a monthly payment that he can afford.

PNC Bank received bailout money in 2008 and other forms of public assistance from the Federal government. Fannie Mae, taken over by the US government in 2008, is owned by the taxpayers and voters.  President Obama has the power to issue an executive order to stop all Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac foreclosures and evictions!  He does it for “natural” disasters – he can surely do it for this economic disaster caused by the banks, and keep millions of families in their homes.

Initiated by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Occupy Detroit Eviction Defense, Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense                                     734-707-1933                          248-470-0296

Sign the online petition at


Help Give Sly the Mic

From the United Steelworkers:

Sisters and brothers,

In today’s corporate-controlled world, you know how important it is to have workers’ voices, views and issues covered in the media. That’s why we are asking you to take a moment to demand that progressive talk show host John “Sly” Sylvester gets back on the air.

Sly, and the entire staff at Madison, Wisconsin-based WTDY, was fired over the Thanksgiving holiday with no notice.  You can help by calling 92.1 The Mic at 608-274-5450 and tell them that you want Sly in the Morning back on the air.

You can also sign a petition that will be delivered to the management team at Clear Channel by clicking here. Or send Clear Channel and email by clicking here.

Finally, give Sly some support on his Facebook page here, and pass the word.

Progressive shows support working families and we can’t afford to have our voices silenced. Please help today.

Thanks for all you do.



Milwaukee, Nov. 28: African Kora & Drum Concert & Drum Circle w/ Keba Diabate

THE CLEARING : Center for Well Being, 9141 West Lisbon Avenue, 8-9:30 p.m.

First, a concert w/ Keba Diabate (kora), Yaya Kumbaye (drum), Glenn Asche (violin) and Carl Nichols (guitar) begins at 8pm.

Keba Diabate was born into a griot family of African Storytellers and Historians whose primary work involved dance, music, and storytelling and passed through oral tradition from one generation to the next. Keba, master of drum and Kora (African Harp), learned the traditional rhythms, dances, songs and stories from family members. He has life long experiences learning and participatin

g in the artistic activities of his uncles, aunts, parents and grandparents.Second we join in and play traditional African rhythms. New students can learn basic patterns to accompany ! 8:00-9:30 pm.Our studio is on the lower level. Your cash donation supports these fine musicians. We suggest $18 per person.

In this drum circle, you can stay and play an African drum (Let us know if you need a drum!) or come to listen and dance. Come One. Come All. (414) 215 9141.


Support the Rosenberg Fund For Children

The Rosenberg Fund for Children was started by Robert Meeropol, who was orphaned at age six when his parents, Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, were executed at the height of the McCarthy Era.

In 1990 Robert figured out how he could repay the progressive community that helped him survive.  He founded the RFC to help children of targeted activists in the U.S. today- children who are experiencing the same nightmare he and his brother endured as youngsters.

Since then, the RFC has awarded millions of dollars to benefit hundreds of children in the U.S. whose parents have been targeted because of their involvement in progressive movements including the struggles to preserve civil liberties, wage peace, safeguard the environment, combat racism and homophobia , and organize on behalf of workers, prisoners, immigrants and others whose human rights are under threat.