By now you have likely heard about the gathering of a couple hundred self-proclaimed “patriot” protesters who stormed the Capitol Building in Lansing, Michigan yesterday to demand that our Governor loosen restrictions further and earlier than she already has. The restrictions require non-essential workers to stay home and for those who must go out in public to wear masks to […]Read more ›
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#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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
The GOP’s #FlintWaterCrisis blame game continues as Republicans freak out over protest rally planned for today
Republicans across the state and even across the country are working diligently to make sure that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder doesn’t take the fall for his administration’s role in the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water. Michelle Malkin and the Hot Air blog are both of examples of conservative, corporatist water-carriers who want the country to blame the U.S. EPA for […]Read more ›
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 ›
No, we are NOT letting this go
Tomorrow night is Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Given his track record over the past year, particularly in the past two months, there’s no reason why any of us should believe a word he says. He spent $144,000 to run a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal, bragging about crushing our labor unions by making Michigan the 24th Right to Work for Less state, something he claimed he was not interested in doing. He’s made it harder for Michigan women to obtain legal abortions. He’s raised taxes on over half of Michigan residents, hitting those hurting worst the hardest. He’s basically done everything possible to make Michigan hostile to workers and a low-wage Mecca for businesses with a little far-right conservative ideology thrown in for good measure.
Meanwhile, Republicans voted a known perpetrator of election fraud, Jase Bolger, as the Speaker of the House again.
If you are in the Lansing area tomorrow afternoon/evening, consider joining the AFL-CIO and others from around the state to protest what Governor Snyder and his drunk-with-power ideologically-driven Republican colleagues have done and continue to do to our state.
Details are after the jump.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.
All the rally goodness after the jump.Read more ›
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 ›