Tag: protest

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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LAME DUCK ALERT: Michigan GOP-led House passes voter suppression bill and bill to punish labor protesters & unions

LAME DUCK ALERT: Michigan GOP-led House passes voter suppression bill and bill to punish labor protesters & unions

The worst of the worst during Michigan’s lame duck – or as I like to call it: inflamed duck – sessions and this year is no exception. Last night, House Republicans rammed through two particularly heinous packages bills. The first is one I have talked about before HERE and HERE. This three-bill package – House Bills 6066, 6067, and 6068 […]

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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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#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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Walmart using the FBI and Lockheed Martin to monitor employees – Join the Black Friday protest in Dearborn tomorrow!

Walmart using the FBI and Lockheed Martin to monitor employees – Join the Black Friday protest in Dearborn tomorrow!

A shocking bit of terrific journalism by Bloomberg Business published this week shows just how far Walmart is willing to go to crush any chance for its employees – called “associates” – to unionize. The piece, titled “How Walmart Keeps an Eye on Its Massive Workforce”, reveals that they hired defense contractor Lockheed Martin to spy on their employees in […]

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