Tag: protest

Guest photoblog from Anne Savage: Benton Harbor parade protest

Guest photoblog from Anne Savage: Benton Harbor parade protest

This blog entry was written by my wife, Anne. Anne is a fantastic photographer (as I frequently mention) and runs two blogs. Her first is The Savage Feast, a blog about food, gardening, eating & drinking, and enjoying the “foodie” lifestyle. Her most recent project is the Anne Savage Photography Politics in Pictures blog. This is where her political photography […]

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Anti-Snyder rally at Univ of Mich commencement this Saturday – DETAILS

Anti-Snyder rally at Univ of Mich commencement this Saturday – DETAILS

This Saturday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will be the commencement speaker at the University of Michigan, quite a departure from last year when President Obama was the speaker. A massive protest is being organized that involves a rally as well as action by the students themselves. The protest rally is being organized by the Washtenaw Community Action Team, Working Michigan, […]

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Tea partiers outnumbered 10-to-1 by labor ralliers once again

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, […]

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82 Detroit bus drivers called in sick to join the protest rally in Lansing today

Over 80 bus drivers in Detroit got the “flu” today so they could join the We Are the People protest rally happening at the Capitol building in Lansing. Extra delays of 30 minutes or more for city bus riders will be the norm today after more than 80 Detroit Department of Transportation drivers called in sick to join protests in […]

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We Are the People Rally at Michigan Capitol Building tomorrow (4/13/2011)

I’m a little late getting these details out but here is the information I have on the We Are the People rally tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the State Capitol Building. WE ARE THE PEOPLE RALLY AT STATE CAPITOLA broad coalition of students, seniors, workers to protest Gov. Snyder’s budget plan WHAT: Rally to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget […]

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Teachers to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s appearance in Jackson this Monday

From the Jackson County Educational Association (JCEA): Governor Rick Snyder is scheduled to be in Jackson on Monday, March 21. He will be the keynote speaker at the Jackson County Republican dinner, which will be held at the Commonwealth Commerce Center (209 E. Washington Ave., corner of Washington Ave. and Francis St.) beginning at 6:00 pm. We are inviting public […]

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Liveblogging of the protest rally at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing

Liveblogging of the protest rally at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing

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 […]

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Live from the protest at the Michigan Capitol!

Shot live at 3:40 pm, March 16, 2011. They are chanting, “What’s disgusting? UNION BUSTING!” I’m just sayin…

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Anti-Snyder/Republican protest rallies scheduled for Michigan this week

Cross-posted at Blogging for Michigan and Public News Forum. NOTE: Please check back regularly as I will update this post as new information becomes available. There are two big rallies scheduled in Lansing this week at the Capitol building to protest Governor Rick Snyder’s rights-stripping Emergency Financial Manager law and his budget. His budget, as you probably already know, transfers […]

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Tea partiers holding “counter-protest” at Mich. Capitol tomorrow

Yesterday, I wrote about a state budget protest and Lobby Day being organized for tomorrow (Tuesday February 22, 2011). Turna out the “Southwest Michigan Tea Party Patriots” and the “Tea Party of Western Michigan” are holding a “Suppport the Budget Cuts” counter-protest at the same time. We will gather along Walnut on the West side of the Capitol. There seems […]

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