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Tribunal de Quiebras aborda cortes de agua en Detroit

July 23, 2014

Por la Oficina WW/MO Detroit El espectáculo de circo del Tribunal de Quiebras de Estados Unidos en el proceso de bancarrota municipal de Detroit tomó un giro inesperado el 15 de julio cuando la activista de la Coalición ¡Moratoria Ahora! (CMA) Kris Hamel, quien también es una de las editoras [...]

Bankruptcy court addresses Detroit water shutoffs

July 17, 2014

At march in solidarity with Palestine, July 13.>br />WW photo: Kris Hamel July 16 — A dog and pony show put on by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy proceedings took an unexpected turn on July 15 when Moratorium NOW! Coalition activist Kris Hamel, who is also a WW [...]

‘Threat to health of region’

July 4, 2014

Dear Friends: Yesterday in my neighborhood, I saw a house with at least six kids on the porch with their water shut off. Then I watched a pregnant woman with a toddler plead with the man doing the shut-offs to not shut off her water for her $400 bill. It is inhumane to shut off people’s water and [...]

Detroit declara guerra contra jubiladas/os

March 4, 2014

25 de febrero de 2014 Oficina WW/MO en Detroit El “Plan de Ajuste ” del administrador de emergencias Kevyn Orr, es una declaración de guerra contra las/os 20.000 jubilados de la ciudad de Detroit y sus pensiones. El plan, presentado el 21 de febrero en el caso de bancarrota de la [...]

Detroit declares war on pensioners

February 25, 2014

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s “Plan of Adjustment” is a declaration of war on the city of Detroit’s 20,000 retirees and their pensions. The plan, filed Feb. 21 in the city’s bankruptcy case, calls for a 34 percent cut in monthly pension payments to non-uniformed retirees. At a Feb. 22 [...]

Detroit retirees fight pension theft

August 29, 2013

Chicago unionists join Detroit activists to protest the banks.WW photo: Abayomi Azikiwe On Aug.19, the largest turnout yet protested Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings. More than 200 retirees and their supporters protested outside the federal courthouse for hours while motions were being presented [...]

Protests decry anti-Islam film

October 3, 2012

Fifteen hundred people packed the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Mich., for a rally on Sept. 28 against Islamophobia. The largely Arab-American crowd was joined by representatives of community organizations, other religious groups and elected officials. Delegations from five [...]