Category: Protest

HOT MIC MOMENT: Millionaire Republican Rep. Trott & team plan to portray constituents as “un-American” after townhall (UPDATED x4)

HOT MIC MOMENT: Millionaire Republican Rep. Trott & team plan to portray constituents as “un-American” after townhall (UPDATED x4)

Millionaire Republican David Trott (MI-11) held a raucous townhall meeting this past weekend where upwards of one thousand of his constituents tried to attend, many of whom were left out in the cold because the venue they chose was too small to contain them all. Not by accident, of course: Solicitous staffers had taken every precaution to limit the damage, […]

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Trump in Michigan: Review of fuel economy standards needed because that “extra thimble of fuel” is killing automakers (PHOTOS)

Trump in Michigan: Review of fuel economy standards needed because that “extra thimble of fuel” is killing automakers (PHOTOS)

“There is no more beautiful sight than an American made car,” Pr*sident Trump said while he was in Michigan today, and that’s why he’s “going to fight to keep vehicle production in the United States.” “During my first week in office I brought automobile industry leaders to the White House,” Trump said. He went on to say that no president […]

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Detroit Three automakers busing UAW workers in to cheer at Trump’s visit to Ypsilanti, Michigan today

Detroit Three automakers busing UAW workers in to cheer at Trump’s visit to Ypsilanti, Michigan today

NOTE: This post has been updated HERE with photos of the protest against Trump and analysis of his comments while he was in Michigan. All three Detroit autoworkers are busing UAW members in to Pr*sident Trump’s visit to Ypsilanti, Michigan later today and all but Ford are giving the workers food and are paying them for the privilege: The Detroit […]

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Dexter Indivisible group achieves what others couldn’t: Forced Republican Tim Walberg to dialog with constituents

Dexter Indivisible group achieves what others couldn’t: Forced Republican Tim Walberg to dialog with constituents

Photos by Anne C. Savage. For the past several months, Dexter-area residents in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District have been trying in vain to get Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to hold a public townhall in their area so that they can share their views and have a direct dialog with him. Since last November’s election, he has held only tightly controlled […]

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GOP Rep. Walberg makes public “men-only” appearance during Women’s History Month, local Indivisible group to protest

GOP Rep. Walberg makes public “men-only” appearance during Women’s History Month, local Indivisible group to protest

For weeks and weeks now the Indivisible group in Dexter, Michigan (“Indivisible Dexter”) and other residents of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District have been asking Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to meet with them to answer questions and clarify his positions on repealing the Affordable Care Act, climate change, ending reimbursements for services provided by Planned Parenthood, and a host of other […]

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#RESIST by supporting a political artist’s statement against the fascism & bigotry of the Bannon/Trump administration

#RESIST by supporting a political artist’s statement against the fascism & bigotry of the Bannon/Trump administration

Regular readers of Eclectablog know that I am a big fan of the political art of socio-political artist Michael D’Antuono. His often provocative artwork forces us to confront the sinister forces of racism, exclusion, and fascism that lurk in our country. Those forces have never been more powerful than they are now with the assent of the Bannon/Trump administration. D’Antuono […]

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Note to President Bannon: There is NOTHING “impossible” about opposition & obstruction of American fascism

Note to President Bannon: There is NOTHING “impossible” about opposition & obstruction of American fascism

Last night, the White House sent out another of its amazingly odd press releases that more closely resemble a commercial for a new reality television show or a review of a new alt-right book about the merits of white supremacy in America than they do any sort of serious, professional communication about what our federal government is doing to spend […]

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Visioning a world beyond struggle: What it means to be human

Visioning a world beyond struggle: What it means to be human

This past weekend, I joined thousands at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) for the protest against Trump’s most recent inhumane decision, his temporary Muslim ban. As usual, it felt exhilarating to be among so many people with similar views on humanity. And as usual, I felt the familiar sense of deflated adrenaline when our protest came to an end after 2 hours of pre-planned […]

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Resisting the fascism of Donald Trump: Is this a sprint or a marathon?

Resisting the fascism of Donald Trump: Is this a sprint or a marathon?

The following essay was written by an Eclectablog reader who wishes to remain anonymous. Enjoy. Is this a sprint or a marathon? I recently texted a local elected official and suggested he lead a protest against the latest Trump attack on American morality, the Muslim Ban. The official responded that we had just had a massive protest against Trump and […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: >2,000 protest Pr*s. Trump and his fascist immigration/refugee policies at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: >2,000 protest Pr*s. Trump and his fascist immigration/refugee policies at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

A protest of Pr*sident Donald Trump’s fascist anti-immigrant and anti-refugee Executive Orders at Detroit Metro Airport tonight drew over 2,000 people spread out across two levels of the Macnamara Terminal and completely filling half of the baggage claim area. The permitted protest started at 4:00 p.m. and was slated to end at 6:00 p.m. However, it was well past 6:30 […]

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PHOTOS: Unlike the actions of Pr*sident Trump, the Women’s March in DC showed the world what America ACTUALLY looks like

PHOTOS: Unlike the actions of Pr*sident Trump, the Women’s March in DC showed the world what America ACTUALLY looks like

Yesterday, people around the world rose as one to say that the fascist leanings of Pr*sident Donald Trump will never be allowed to spread without a powerful, unified resistance standing in its way. Anne and I were in Washington, D.C. to observe and participate in the Women’s March while similar Marches were happening across the nation and across the globe. […]

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