FIAF – Down Twinkles Edition
Occupy Detroit plans to start today with a march and then a 60-day occupation. Let’s see … today is October 14 … that puts them into the middle of December. Good luck with that. Here are their “demands”:
“We want a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions and utility shut-offs,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, co-founder of Moratorium Now, a community group that helps the poor. “We want to stabilize the housing market, to keep people in their homes. We want a full jobs program that is funded by the federal government to employ everyone in the United States who wants a job.
“We also want universal health care. We also want the end of the wars of occupation in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Libya. Those are the top demands that we are advocating.”
Communists. They are communists.
Their plans for today:
The Occupy Detroit group — inspired by the protests on Wall Street seeking social, political and economic change — plans to meet at 4 p.m. today at the Spirit of Detroit statute on Woodward. The group will march to Grand Circus Park at 6 p.m. and then occupy the area with sit-ins, pickets and other forms of protest.
Let’s take a look at the organizer’s web site …. Housing is a right, stop all foreclosures, full employment by law, stop all wars (of course, that’s always there), free healthcare for all, open borders …oh HERE’s a goodie:
STOP ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION
FOR A PEOPLE’S TAKEOVER OF THE OIL COMPANIES
The BP catastrophe in the Gulf and the oil pipeline disaster in Michigan point out the need for a people’s takeover of the oil companies and energy monopolies to stop their destruction of the environment in their drive to maintain their obscene profits. Oil and all resources belong to the people and should be controlled by the people to provide safe energy for all.
And this one:
STOP UNION BUSTING – PASS THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT
While corporate profits increase, wages continue to decline during this “jobless recovery.” We need to reinvigorate the union movement to guarantee jobs at living wages for all.
Of course, because unionism is on the decline, and union officials have to eat too. Aimiright?
Ironically, I’ll be in Detroit this afternoon. Guess I’ll be taking my camera.