Economic & Social Justice

People’s Forum by Detroiters Resisting Emergency Manager

August 17th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit | Detroiters-Resisting Emergency Management

It was a very passionate day as the People’s Forum kicked into gear to end Emergency Management. It took place on Saturday, at the Samaritan Center in Detroit.  A full house was educated as the speakers informed the public on what it meant to be in “EM”. Their messages sometimes bringing the audience to tears with emotional and moving speeches. Hanging on by a thread and fighting back against bankruptcy, is not where they want to be. They had a thriving metropolis, but now the city is filled with empty decaying buildings, everything and anything that can be, is under threat of privatization and the money and corruption have a death grip on Detroit like no other city. You only have to follow the money, through the hands of the elite who take care of their friends and buy their politicians, to know this isn’t going to be good for Detroit. The people of this city have been abused by the powers that be and they’ve had enough! Now, standing together they’re fighting back and Detroit officials had better look out because these folks are mad! And rightly so. With the looming threat of bankruptcy, that would see bankers loans paid in full (another bailout) and simultaneously wipe out years of pensions for some;  the working class who took years to build a retirement fund. It’s going to be a long hard fight but I think they can do it, only If people stand together and unite!

Brandon Jessup Speaks   D-REM

Marian Kramer Speaks D-REM

Jerry Goldberg Speaks  D-REM

John Philo Speaks  D-REM

Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty – Poet at D-REM

 Shawndrica Simmons – Attorney  at D-REM

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