Economic & Social Justice

Will the “Pet Coke” hazard waste remain in Detroit?

July 31st, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit | Petco & EMT - (Comments Off on Will the “Pet Coke” hazard waste remain in Detroit?)

A few us gathered at a very important meeting in Detroit today.  It was the “Land Use Hearing” for Detroit Bulk Storage, a company who decided to allow Pet coke (nasty-hazardous by-product of Petroleum)” to be stored on their land along the waterfront (Detroit River) without a permit. This case is being closely followed by those who live in the area and all the activists who are paying attention. This black dust, greasy film is landing peoples cars, homes, furniture and then travels across the Detroit river (going into the fresh waterways) to Windsor residents who have also been complaining about this soot that lands in their apartments & homes on the riverfront.   (more…)

Occupy Detroit

June 4th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit - (Comments Off on Occupy Detroit)

June 4th

We spent a couple more days in Detroit on our way back from Kalamazoo. The team here are awesome. They ran power to the “V” which was parked on the adjacent lot. They have a beautiful garden on the property which is owned by the Grocer across the road. We had a bonfire at night and got to know a little about Detroit.

From the time we arrived, John and Joe (owners of Gigante-grocery store) were absolutely supportive and told us we could park on the empty lot or in their grocery parking lot. We got really good service too. I’m in admiration of the things that are going well in Detroit. Some very dedicated and hard working people take care of things at 5900 Michigan Ave. where Occupy was invited as a tenant in lieu of fixing things. They have done an amazing job. Repairs and building are all being volunteered. Our hats go off to Detroit for making a difference in their community. (more…)

Occupy Detroit

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit - (Comments Off on Occupy Detroit)

OTR is now sitting in front of 5900 Michigan St. with the occupiers. Just after arriving I interviewed Shontrese and Aliyah who were out in the parking lot of the local grocery store getting petitions signed for home healthcare. Happy to report they are now part of the occupy movement. Both just went into the building to see what they can do to help. This is what it’s all about. Finding more like minded people who get it! A nice touch since about 1/2 hr ago we got kicked out of Walmart who called the cops on us because we didn’t leave fast enough. I found it rather entertaining but Tino wasn’t impressed with me continuing my conversation with a wonderful lady Lee who was asking lots of questions. She gets it and was very impressed with what we’re doing. So in less than a couple hours we have 3 more occupiers and 9 signatures for support of Bradley Manning! (more…)