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DetroitSocialist83

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So can we all remember to support Senator Merkley

In his next election or for higher office? I feel like his endorsement of Bernie and progressive agenda has not gotten enough attention. I feel like he is guy we all need to take a good look at for the future.
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 11:41 PM (9 replies)

A Huge Win For Workers, Thank You President Obama

I am so happy that activists who pushed for this are victorious.

http://gawker.com/your-pay-is-about-to-go-up-1772937935
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:17 PM (3 replies)

Political Persecution Of Rev. Pinkney in Michigan

I am not Sure how well known this is here on DU, but he is getting another hearing in court.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28050-whirlpool-corporation-sentences-edward-pinkney-to-prison-with-no-evidence

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Rev. Edward Pinkney and his lawyer Tat Parish (Photo: John Madill)
"Here, Whirlpool controls not only Benton Harbor and the residents, but also the court system itself. They will do anything to crush you if you stand up to them. That's why it's so important to fight this. I'm going to fight them until the end. This is not just an attack on Rev. Pinkney. It's an attack on every single person that lives in Benton Harbor, in the state and around the country." - Rev. Edward Pinkney

On December 15, Rev. Edward Pinkney, a leader in the struggle for social and economic justice for the residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan, was sentenced to serve up to 10 years in prison, on the basis of thin circumstantial evidence that a few dates had been altered on a recall petition against the city's mayor, James Hightower. The recall was prompted by the mayor's continued support for tax evasion by the Whirlpool Corporation, the Fortune 500 company and $19 billion global appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Benton Harbor.

As we wrote last week in depth, the politically motivated prosecution against Pinkney killed the petition to recall Hightower, who many believe would have been ousted due to his ongoing protection of Whirlpool's interests at the expense of impoverished Benton Harbor, which is over 90 percent African-American.
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Sun Apr 24, 2016, 01:37 PM (3 replies)

May Day Detroit 2016

https://www.facebook.com/events/536648026507192/

Just wanted to share this information for anyone in the Detroit area who may be interested!
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Sat Apr 23, 2016, 06:59 PM (0 replies)

It's over Gandalf, We Must Unite Behind Saruman

http://caucus99percent.com/content/its-over-gandalf-we-need-unite-behind-saruman-save-middle-earth-sauron

Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 06:56 AM (4 replies)

Here is to hoping this party goes national

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/working-families-party/422949/
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:12 PM (3 replies)

Our chances on 4/26

So realistically, with how demographics have skewed through this campaign. What states on 4/26 do we have an actual shot at? Rhode Island and maybe Pennsylvania? I'd love to see Conneticut come over, but the polling only a week out looks glum.
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:36 PM (14 replies)

Universal Basic Income (A Break From the Primaries)

What do DUers think about the proposal of a guaranteed basic income? It is being experimented with in Europe, Canada, Africa, and India. Notable economists support it. Could this be a way to simplify the state, and also provide income as automation begins to take over more of the economy? I could also see this as a way to empower traditionally oppressed people. What say you?

http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6122e62da2e8b09f297411ccf&id=f35428a463
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:01 AM (36 replies)

This just cracked me up.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Sun Apr 17, 2016, 10:46 AM (2 replies)

The ignore function

The past two days have been great for this. I've rid my life of just about all of the Hillbulllies on this site.
Posted by DetroitSocialist83 | Thu Apr 7, 2016, 12:38 PM (7 replies)
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