Economic & Social Justice

Detroit stands up to Obama’s Administration at UofM

September 27th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit | Detroiters-Resisting Emergency Management | West Hollywood | West Palm Beach - (Comments Off on Detroit stands up to Obama’s Administration at UofM)

The Obama administration is in Detroit today to discuss the restoring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to the City of Detroit to alleviate the financial crisis facing the city. This will not be the case if Obama’s officials choose to meet with and listen to Governor Snyder, EM Orr, Mayor Bing and other officials who have deliberately withheld federal funds from Detroit to further their agenda of privatization, union busting and subsidies for the banks.Here is a list of concrete ways the Obama administration can funnel needed funds to Detroit.

All of these can be done by executive action and do not require approval of the reactionary Republican House of Representatives. The Obama administration can order the release of hundreds of millions of dollars of CSBG funds to the City of Detroit, under the auspices of the City and administered by City workers. In October 2011, State DHS head Moira Corrigan illegally withheld these funds from Detroit in an (more…)

Occupy Venice + West Hollywood

December 21st, 2011 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps | Venice | West Hollywood - (Comments Off on Occupy Venice + West Hollywood)

We participated in Occupy Venice GA last night, where there was lots of networking on behalf of the movement. It’s amazing how much talent there is in each camp. One of our missions is working toward gaining more public access so that we can continue to spread word to the masses! It was really great to hear the Venice is working on producing 30 and 60 second spots to do exactly this.

OTR will be working with Todd (West Hollywood) and others to build an “Occupy Portal” – a place where all the Occupy’s can find each other, connect to individual Occupy websites, blog, ask questions, share videos and pictures. You’ll be able to see a “what’s happening” in each city with their calendars along with an area for sharing documents. We’re looking for anyone who would like to help build this site. Please send a message us with your contact information to if you have tech knowledge and we’ll set you up with Todd (L.A.) to start building :).