Category: Protest

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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I Too, Sing America

I Too, Sing America

I am a true believer in the power of poetry. After all, I have considered myself a poet since I was 7 years old. I can still recall the butterflies I felt in my stomach when my elementary school teacher had me read, and later perform Langston Hughes’s I Too, Sing America. It was a life changing experience. I grew up […]

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The First Amendment is under attack in Michigan

The First Amendment is under attack in Michigan

We all know President-Elect Donald Trump is not a big fan of the First Amendment. During the campaign, the Republican complained it has “too much protection” for free speech. He’s routinely targeted journalists at rallies and on Twitter as an intimidation tactic. After winning the election, Trump’s first tweet took aim at people protesting against him, which he whined was “unfair.” A […]

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PHOTOS: Netroots Nation attendees join #BlackLivesMatter activists in shutting down a highway in honor of Michael Brown

PHOTOS: Netroots Nation attendees join #BlackLivesMatter activists in shutting down a highway in honor of Michael Brown

You can kill a revolutionary but you can’t kill the revolution. All photos by Anne C. Savage This afternoon, as I was sitting in a Netroots Nation 2016 panel titled “Rejecting the Pale, Male and Stale Leadership Pipeline: Roadmap to Building Inclusive Orgs”. Suddenly, a group of young, mostly African American activists burst into the room carrying a spay-painted banner […]

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Anti-Trump protesters do what Republicans can’t: shut up Donald Trump for just one day

Donald Trump’s Republican opponents have tried ignoring him under the assumption that he’d flame out under the weight of his own audacious ego. It only made him stronger and more popular. They have tried attacking him during debates but, unskilled in the art of playground bullying, they fell flat, and were reduced to “I know you are but what am […]

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#FlintWaterCrisis protest rallies planned today and tomorrow in Flint & Lansing (2/18/16 and 2/19/16)

#FlintWaterCrisis protest rallies planned today and tomorrow in Flint & Lansing (2/18/16 and 2/19/16)

There are two rallies planned to protest the Snyder administration’s lack of effective response to the catastrophic poisoning of the drinking water in Flint. Today, there will be a rally starting at 11 a.m. that being organized by UlltraViolet, MoveOn.org and Democracy for America: A number of organizations are set to protest in Lansing this week in hopes of getting […]

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Manhunt ensues for #FlintWaterCrisis protester who may have irreparably damaged Michigan Capitol Building

Manhunt ensues for #FlintWaterCrisis protester who may have irreparably damaged Michigan Capitol Building

On Tuesday, protesters at the #FlintWaterCrisis protest in front of Lansing City Hall left the protest and headed over to the Capitol Building where they spent over two hours chanting and singing and and demanding action to fix the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water. After the protest, they left behind a reminder they had been there: scrawled “Arrest Snyder” and […]

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PHOTOS: #FlintWaterCrisis & Michigan State of the State protest – This is NOT what democracy looks like

PHOTOS: #FlintWaterCrisis & Michigan State of the State protest – This is NOT what democracy looks like

[All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog] As lawmakers and other political movers and shakers in Michigan gathered together in the cozy warmth of Michigan’s State Capitol Building for Governor Snyder’s 2016 State of the State Address, over 500 protesters from around the state gathered in the frigid cold outside to demand substantive action by the state government […]

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VIDEO: #FlintWaterCrisis protest takes over the State Capitol Building steps and lawn

VIDEO: #FlintWaterCrisis protest takes over the State Capitol Building steps and lawn

We’re inside now thawing out from standing in the frigid air during the protest but I thought folks would like to see a brief video of the protest. After the press conference at Lansing City Hall, at least 500 protestors moved to the steps of the State Capitol Building to cause a fuss.

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Disabled and fired from his teaching job, Baxter Jones starts hunger strike to reclaim his home

Disabled and fired from his teaching job, Baxter Jones starts hunger strike to reclaim his home

Baxter Jones was a Detroit middle school teacher and track coach in 2005 when his car was struck from behind by another vehicle. The horrendous accident left him with traumatic brain injury and he is now unable to walk or speak clearly. Five years later, while on family medical leave, he was let go from the Detroit Public School system […]

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As protesters call for Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline to be shut down, Enbridge promises NOT to do something it’s NEVER done

As protesters call for Straits of Mackinac oil pipeline to be shut down, Enbridge promises NOT to do something it’s NEVER done

This past weekend, protesters from around the state gathered at the Mackinac Bridge to call for the shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. The pipeline (actually TWO pipelines) are 62 years old and were built in a time when regulations were far more lax than they are now. Had the Great Lakes Submerged Lands Act been in place when the […]

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