Bert Johnson: The people of Detroit will fight back

Senator Bert Johnson on the Senate floor November 1, 2011.

Today we are talking to Senator Bert Johnson about two topics: minimum wage, and the situation in Detroit with Snyder and EM Kevyn Orr. Here’s the podcast: We talk about: Minimum wage efforts gotten attention of people all across country Occupy + attack on workers +++ has created a different plateau on which to stand […]

Hightower on EM/ALEC in Michigan: Dictatorial Coup of Emergency Managers (PA4) (Koch, Snyder, Mackinac)


Jim Hightower outlines in a well-researched piece the dictatorial nature of the Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s Emergency Manager Law (PA 4) to be challenged on the 2012 Michigan Ballot Proposal #1 in November and its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and implications to both Michigan and other US States. UPDATE: Vote […]

The People’s News 7/29/11

Here are today's top stories –  FLINT JOURNAL: Group gathers to rally against emergency financial manager law – The group Stand Up For Democracy gathered panelists at a church on Thursday to speak against the state's emergency financial manager law in a townhall meeting. About 80 people gathered at Woodside Church on East Court Street […]

The People’s News 7/19/2011

Here are today's top stories –   Detroit News: Final chapter for Borders; 10,700 workers to lose jobs – Borders Group Inc., the Ann Arbor-based bookselling chain whose success helped shut the doors of many independent bookstores, said it will soon go out of business, deciding Monday to ask a bankruptcy court to approve its […]

Financial Martial Law (P.A. 4) repeal gets a jump start in Ann Arbor

The effort to repeal Public Act 4, the Financial Martial Law Act, in Michigan got a great jump start yesterday when nearly 100 local activists, concerned citizens and organizers got together for an informational townhall meeting. The event was put on by the Washtenaw Community Action Team, a group that describes itself as “a coalition […]