Thank you for joining the NextGen People’s Forum – DREM meeting TONIGHT! Dec 4th

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Peace all, Thank you all for participating in the NextGen Forum last Saturday and thanks to those who were able to gather together at the Federal Courthouse yesterday.  This morning, as I was preparing this email, I saw this quote on William Copeland’s facebook page:

“If we’re not careful we allow mobilization to become events. The struggle is never an event. It’s a process. — a continual, eternal process.” - Kwame Toure With that potent quote in mind, I’d like to encourage everyone to stay connected and hope to see many of you this evening at St Peter’s and at future gatherings. Respect and Gratitude, Gregg

DREM meeting TONIGHT!
December 4th 6-8pm St Peter’s 1950 Trumbull Street at Michigan Ave
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management will be gathering at St. Peter’s this evening from 6-8pm. The event is a potluck and, especially, based upon yesterday’s ruling, there will be a great deal to discuss.
 

Bankruptcy Ruling

As it has been broadcast around the world, yesterday Judge Rhodes ruled that our city could enter into bankruptcy and that public employee pensions are not protected in a municipal bankruptcy, even though the Michigan constitution expressly protects them. Appeals are expected to be filed straight away (see AFSCME’s below). A great deal of the local and national media have used this as an opportunity to continue the dominant narrative of corruption and dysfunction of the city and of Detroiters. some links below.


NextGen Media Gathering

We’ve been gathering photos and videos from the event and will be sharing them out as they come in through the facebook event page, that has been quite active, and the new Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management page. Also, please check out the Photoset: DREM NextGen Forum 11/30/2013 that documents the event. Please email detroit.communicator@gmail.com if you would like to share your photos and videos of the event

SAVE THE DATE!
Stop Snyder/Orr’s Giveaway to the Banks – Demonstrate Tuesday, Dec. 17, 9:00 AM
Federal Courthouse – 231 W. Lafayette St., Detroit

DREM Talking Points (also attached)

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IT IS NOT JUST ONE THING – RACE AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF POWER AND PEOPLE ARE CENTRAL TO THEIR STRATEGY – THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND PRIVATE INTEREST ARE TAKING OVER

1. OUR SCHOOLS
DPS have been under Emergency Management since 2009. The State-created separate and unequal EAA is funded by $ that are supposed to go to our children.

2. OUR LAND
DETROIT IS BUILT ON STOLEN LAND – A small group of individuals and institutions are grabbing land with private plans for development (new arenas, streetcars) supported with public funds that benefit a few and not ALL Detroiters.

3. OUR HOMES AND PENSIONS

The foreclosure crisis caused tens of thousands to loose their homes. Now the same banks that benefited from the bailout are benefiting from bankruptcy while Detroiters pensions are threatened.

4. OUR RESOURCES

The lease of Belle Isle, the battle over Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Dept. and the shift of public resources and assets, our commons, to private ownership.

5. OUR DEMOCRACY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT is ILLEGITIMATE and is being used along with other legislation, like Right to Work, to eliminate our rights and make money off the restructuring of Detroit.

Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management – d-rem.org
http://www.detroitstateofemergency.org/

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