Tomorrow, Thursday, May 19th, our friends at Clean Water Action are holding a Lobby Day and rally in Lansing demanding that state legislators FIX FLINT! Here’s their plans for the day: In the next few weeks, legislators in Lansing will decide how much money will be allocated to Flint to address the water crisis, deciding whether or not to move […]Read more ›
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A few things to remember about a day to never forget: the day the birthplace of the labor movement became right to work
Never, ever forget Eclectagraphic by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog A year ago today, Michigan, the birthplace of the modern labor movement, became the country’s 24th right to work state. Though it has failed to kill the labor movement in the way its corporatist proponents had hoped it would, neither has it done anything that could even remotely be […]Read more ›
Curiouser and curiouser… The destruction of the two Americans for Prosperity tents on the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol building during Tuesday’s anti-Right to Work for Less rally has stirred interest nationally. Those on the right portray it as a violent upheaval of “union thugs” and “union goons” who acted as predicted: with violence and mayhem and racism and […]Read more ›
THIS is what democracy looks like
This post will be updated continuously throughout the day. My Eclectacorrespondents Anne (my wife) and Abby (my friend) will be sending in reports, photos and videos throughout the day. I will join them this afternoon when I get out of work. Anne has a camera set-up that sends her high-res digital images straight to her iPhone so we should have some great photos throughout the day.
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Don’t get punk’d
On March 16 of 2011, there was a huge rally at the Capitol Building in Lansing, Michigan. I liveblogged it HERE. One of the things that I uncovered while I was there was an anti-union guy trying to make unions look very bad. This is him:
This guy was an imposter. Click through for details.Read more ›
You wouldn’t understand — It’s a solidarity thing.
When opponents of the drive to make Michigan a Right to Work for Less state rally at the State Capitol Building on Tuesday, they will be joined by some of their brothers and sisters from Wisconsin.
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Be there or … hell with that, just BE THERE!
There will be a HUGE rally at the State Capitol Building in Lansing on Tuesday, November 11. Labor groups, progressive allies and Planned Parenthood are teaming up to demonstrate a show of solidarity unlike any we’ve seen yet.
Details and more after the jump.Read more ›
It’s beginning to become a bit of trend here in Michigan: tea partiers have a rally that is dwarfed by a liberal/Democratic/labor rally. This week was no exception. Yesterday, the biggest protest rally yet by union members on the steps of the State Capitol building drew an estimated 4,500 attendees. Thousands rally at Capitol against Michigan budget, cuts to education, […]Read more ›
This is positively brilliant and happened just this morning: Hundreds of protesting high school students face disciplinary action Lansing School District officials have confirmed that more 300 students face possible suspension for skipping school today to protest education cuts at the Capitol. “According to the Lansing schools code of conduct, participation in (the protest) is a non-excused absence, which does […]Read more ›
Liveblogging from the Michigan Capitol protest rally in Lansing today… 1:15pm – This guy is a teabagger. I overheard him tell the guy next to him, “Well, I’m going to try to get some recognition for this sign and get it plastered all over the fucking place.” He stopped to pose for me no fewer than three times and he […]Read more ›