Demonstrate Outside Bankruptcy Court
Monday, September 2 – 8:30 am
231 W. Lafayette St., Detroit
The final trial in Detroit’s bankruptcy has been postponed to September 2, 2014. After one year of threats, maneuvering and fixed voting, the court is going to make a final decision on the “plan of adjustment” that will make sure that the biggest banks get paid off. Retirees will have pensions cut 25% to 50% so that no banker goes hungry.
Water shutoffs have affected tens of thousands throughout Detroit in preparation to selling off the water department to private investors. This will end in higher water rates for everybody. Other city services and assets are deteriorating or being privatized.
Join us to make sure the voice of the people is heard!
Article from Abayomi Azikiwe of the Pan African Newswire: http://tinyurl.com/lpw3tyr
Only the mass organization and mobilization of the African American people in conjunction with other oppressed nations and their class allies will provide any hope for the end to racist state-sanctioned violence. The capitalist system has historically relied on racism, utilizing mechanism of coercion and control along with the division of the working class along racial lines, to maintain the exploitative system. Consequently, the struggle to end racism takes on a class dimension in undermining the material basis for national oppression and for the construction of a socialist society.”
SIGN PETITION: http://tinyurl.com/n77cqvx
Two days after the raid his children spoke at a rally in front of ICE demanding his release. On June 19, Manuel’s brother Ruben, his niece Amari, and his daughter Briana participated in civil disobedience at the ICE office in Milwaukee.
Manny’s family is organizing to stay together. Join them by taking a moment to call the Chicago ICE office asking them to release Manny from detention and reunite him with his family.
These detentions happen routinely in Milwaukee. Your support for Manny and his family helps us fight the effects of these detentions in our communities. If you haven’t made a call, please consider taking another minute to support:
1. Call the Sylvia Bonaccorsi-Manno, Chicago Assistant Field Office Director, 312-347-2474.
2. Call the Chicago Field Office Director Ricardo A. Wong, 312.347.2221.
Sample script: “I am calling to ask that Immigration and Customs Enforcement release Manuel Lopez, A#070-542-039. Mr. Lopez is a Legal Permanent Resident who has lived in the United States since 1989, and he is the caring father five young U.S. citizen children. He has lived here since he was 8 years old. He is an important member of the Apostolic Missionary Church in Milwaukee, a trusted maintenance worker at Harbor Pointe Apartments, and his family has been deeply involved in the immigrants’ rights movement in Milwaukee.