Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Protesters against TTIP take to the streets of Prague

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of the Czech capital Prague in protest of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during a Global Day of Action against trade and investment deals April 18, 2015. The TTIP is a controversial free trade agreement proposal between the European Union and the United States that is […]


Czechs protest US Military Convoy

Hundreds of demonstrators protested on Wenceslas Square in the Czech capital Prague against a US military convoy due to arrive in the country Sunday, March 29th. The convoy, dubbed ‘Dragoon Ride’ will see more than 500 troops and 120 military vehicles, travel through six countries en route to their home station in Vilseck, Germany as […]


Pro-Kurdish solidarity protest in Prague

  More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Prague, Czech Republic to protest and march in solidarity with Syrian Kurds in Kobani (also referred to as Ayn al-Arab or Kobane) near the Turkish-Syrian border who are threatened by ISIS forces. After a short rally near Dejvicka metro station, the group marched to the Turkish embassy chanting, “ISIS – […]


Detroit retirees and city workers push back as Kevyn Orr cuts deeper

More than 400 retirees and supporters rallied in front of the Theodore Levin Federal Courthouse in downtown Detroit Tuesday, April 1, against deep cuts to pensions and healthcare set out in Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s bankruptcy restructuring plan. Orr’s ‘Plan of Adjustment’ for Detroit’s bankruptcy cuts the General Retirement System pension up to 34% and the Police and Fire […]


Jobs, Peace and Justice: Detroiters rally and march in 11th annual MLK Day celebration

In commemoration of the Freedom Summer of 1964, and in honor of the work and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, citizens from Detroit and the surrounding Metro area gathered at Central United Methodist Church in the city’s downtown for the 11th annual MLK Day Rally and March, Jan. 20. “During the summer of 1964, nearly […]


Citizens demand economic ‘People’s Recovery’ outside Detroit Auto Show

As Automakers prepare to trumpet record profits and reveal new car models at the 25th annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit, dozens of union members, supporters and concerned citizens turned up to demonstrate outside the venue Sunday, Jan. 12 for a ‘People’s Recovery’. Organized by Autoworker Caravan and joined by […]


In Pictures: Faces, Families and stories from the Motor City

Amid the largest bankruptcy filing ever for an American city, Detroiters carry on, speak up, organize and help one other. Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, once a marvel of industrialization and worker prowess, made history on July 18, 2013 when it became the largest American city in history to file for bankruptcy. The […]


Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility trial begins: Moratorium Now, Unions, and Occupy protest

In a sign of solidarity against Detroit’s Emergency Manager and possible bankruptcy for the city, hundreds of supporters from Moratorium Now, Occupy Detroit, Occupy Wall Street, UAW, AFSCME, SEIU, Rosa Parks Institute and the National Action Network, marched around the courthouse and rallied in front as the first day of Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy eligibility […]


Nationwide march against Monsanto: Detroiters join in.

Detroiters joined thousands across the U.S. who held rallies against GMOs (genetically modified organisms) as part of the Nationwide March Against Monsanto Saturday, October 12, 2013. Starting out at Grand Circus Park, demonstrators marched through downtown with signs and bullhorns, taking their message to the streets and the office of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. While the […]


Detroiters protest possible sell-off of DIA art to pay city’s bills.

More than 200 protesters gathered in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to protest the possible sell-off of the museum’s collection to help settle the city’s debt during bankruptcy proceedings. The Motor City filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in July 2013, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history and as […]


ALEC convention draws protest of thousands in Chicago

Thousands protested in the streets Thursday, August 8, 2013  in downtown Chicago outside the Palmer House Hilton Hotel where The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held their 40th anniversary convention. A coalition of concerned citizens, community and action groups joined union members and supporters to voice their concern about what they feel is the influence […]


Detroiters Rally: Justice for Trayvon Martin

Detroiters gathered downtown for the “Justice for Trayvon” action vigil, put on by the Detroit Chapter of the National Action Network. The national day of action was held in more than 100 cities across the US to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman who shot him. Detroit, Michigan July […]


Dozens block petroleum coke trucks in Detroit

Supporters and members of Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (DCATS) blocked a truck hauling petroleum coke to the controversial storage facility and docks along the Detroit River Monday June 24, 2013. With Detroit police and Homeland Security officers standing by, the group held the truck for nearly three hours before agreeing to allow it to […]


School for disabled slated to shut says DPS Emergency Manager, parents and students protest

Students, parents and supporters protest the planned closing of  Oakman Elementary Orthopedic School which specializes in teaching children with disabilities, outside the headquarters of Detroit Public Schools Thursday, May 23, 2013. Last month, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced he will shut Oakman Elementary Orthopedic School. One of four DPS schools listed to be closed, […]


More than 100 arrested at Chicago schools protest

An estimated 5,000 parents, students, teachers, public school employees and community residents rallied in Chicago Wednesday, March 27, 2013, against an announcement by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public School Board to close 54 public schools in the city next year. The closings will affect more than 30,000 students, primarily in low-income black and Latino areas […]


Detroit Youth March Against School to Prison Pipeline

A group of about 150 students, parents and supporters of Detroit Youth Takedown marched from Cass Park in downtown Detroit to the Wayne County Jail to protest the school to prison pipeline Saturday, March 23, 2013. During the 1.5 mile trek through downtown marchers chanted, “Stand up for education and say no to incarceration!” They […]


First Nations ‘Idle No More’ gather in Detroit

Supporters of Idle No More held a round dance and prayers at Hart Plaza on the banks of the Detroit river January 20, 2013, “To bring awareness of the need of community and environmental healing”. The group assembled in honor and support of Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat, who is in her 40th day of a […]


Protest Against Right-to-Work at Michigan State Capitol

Union supporters and labor groups gathered in and around the Michigan state capitol building Dec 6, 2012 to speak out against right-to-work legislation that was being rushed through the lame duck session of the legislature. A large group of supporters gathered outside the senate chamber doors and a few pushed by a security guard toward […]


War Veterans March Against NATO – Give Back Service Medals.

Veterans from the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lead a march of thousands against NATO in Chicago – May 20, 2012 The main day of protest had arrived. People from across the country came in busses to Chicago’s Grant Park where the start of the main march and protest against NATO was being staged. There, at […]


Protest against emergency financial manager legislation in Lansing, Mi.

In a protest led by the Michigan AFL-CIO, over 1,000 union workers, teachers and other supporters rallied outside the Capitol Building in Lansing to speak out against new the budget plan put forth by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that would cut state funds to cites and education as well as, proposed legislation that would give […]