Moratorium NOW! Coalition

Jul 012014
Detroit Financial Dictator Uses Water as Weapon - Black Agenda Radio

The water cut-offs that could soon affect 30,000 Detroit households are “an effort on the part of the Emergency Financial Manager to intimidate people, to drive even more people out of the city – but, moreover, it is aimed at privatizing and breaking up the Detroit Water and Sewage Department,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, an organizer […]

May 112014
No Housing Recovery in Detroit, says Haas Institute report

Foreclosures and underwater homes still a crisis in Detroit The report entitled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing Recovery is Bypassing Many Communities”,  released by the Haas Institute on Thursday, May 8, clearly shows that the foreclosure crisis continues to ravish communities of color and that Detroit continues to be amongst the hardest-hit cities.  The […]

Oct 102013
Make the Banks Pay for Destroying Detroit - presentation

Presentation made to the International People’s Assembly on Oct. 6, 2013. Click image below for the PowerPoint presentation or click here for a PDF version.

Sep 272013

PRESIDENT OBAMA – LISTEN TO THE WORKERS AND COMMUNITY, NOT SNYDER, ORR AND BING Be There When Obama Administration Officials Meet with Snyder and Orr in Detroit Friday, September 27, 10:00 am Wayne State University – McGregor Conference Center Palmer between Cass and Second Ave, Detroit The visit of Obama administration to Detroit this Friday […]

Jul 262013
 Detroit bankruptcy: WAR ON PENSIONS!

By Jerry Goldberg, Workers World newspaper, July 24, 2013 City of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, the figurehead named by reactionary Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to run Detroit and usurp its elected political officials, filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy on July 18, the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Orr claims that the city […]

Jun 302013
Mass march commemorates ‘Great Walk to Freedom’

By Abayomi Azikiwe,, June 28, 2013 June 22 represented a highpoint in Detroit when tens of thousands of people gathered on Woodward Avenue in midtown and marched downtown to Hart Plaza. The demonstration marked the 50th anniversary of the “Great Walk to Freedom” on June 23, 1963, when hundreds of thousands made a profound […]

Jun 212013
Only solution to Detroit’s crisis: CANCEL THE DEBT

By Abayomi Azikiwe, Workers World, June 19, 2013 Detroit — A new restructuring plan has been issued for Detroit with no real input by the people of the city. Kevyn Orr, the state-appointed emergency manager, held a closed meeting on June 14 with creditors and some labor leaders at the Westin Hotel in the main terminal […]

Jun 212013
Detroit's Debt Crisis: Everything Must Go

The city just suspended its payments to Wall Street. But is this the beginning of a resurrection for the city – or an organ sale? By Laura Gottesdiener, Rolling Stone, June 20, 2013 Diego Rivera is under attack in Detroit. It’s not the first threat to the late Mexican artist’s famed murals, which depict the […]

Jun 132013
Protest outside Detroit Emergency Manager’s private meeting with City creditors - Friday, June 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m.

ANTI-EM DEMONSTRATION Protest outside Detroit Emergency Manager’s private meeting with City creditors FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m. Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport 2501 Worldgateway Place (at McNamara Terminal, next to Delta departures) Gather to car pool at 7:30 am at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 (at Antoinette, just above Wayne State University) Driving from […]

Jun 132013
Corporate Media Continues Its Defense of the Banks Which Destroyed Detroit

more pictures PANW Editor’s Note: This column published in the Detroit News is a clear reflection of the role of the corporate media in the city which has acted as a cheerleader for the banks and corporations in their ongoing destruction of Detroit. This columnist, with no substance, attempts to ridicule the idea that the […]