Black People : Jesse Jackson: P.U.S.H. To Help Aid Detroit Recovery Efforts-!

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    UAW, Rainbow PUSH join for ‘Jobs, Justice and Peace’

    Rev. Jesse Jackson
    National march in Detroit August 28 to kick off campaign
    By Diane Bukowski
    Michigan Citizen

    DETROIT — A rising tide of hope for the future hit Detroit July 12. Rainbow PUSH leader Jesse Jackson and prominent union, church and community representatives kicked off a campaign to rebuild the nation’s cities, provide jobs and education, enact a moratorium on foreclosures, and end the wars in the Middle East.

    United Auto Workers President Bob King and Jackson are the key leaders of the Jobs, Justice and Peace campaign, which was unveiled at a press conference in UAW Solidarity House on E. Jefferson. They announced that a march in Detroit on Aug. 28, the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 march on Washington, D.C., will kick it off. King hosted a Freedom Walk of 125,000 in Detroit that June, where he first gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

    Jackson said Detroit is again “ground zero” for the crisis faced by the nation’s cities. In addition to the march in Detroit, Jackson said the coalition is calling on people across the nation to march at their local unemployment offices.

    “It’s a good day to be alive in Detroit,” Rev. David Bullock said. Bullock, pastor of St. Matthews Church, is a Rainbow PUSH leader and also heads the Highland Park branch of the NAACP. He and King helped lead a march on Chase Bank sponsored by the U.S. Social Forum in June.

    “I represent the Facebook, Twitter and hip hop generation, which sometimes says marches are out of style,” said Bullock. “But marches won civil rights laws and created the benefits we have in our world now. It is time to demand good-paying jobs, an end to seniors being held in bondage to the pharmaceutical companies and an end to people deciding whether to turn their lights on or eat. People must come out of their churches, union halls and homes to take the streets again.”

    Speakers targeted the nation’s banks, corporations and war as the culprits responsible for the misery of its people.

    “The government bailed out the banks with our tax dollars, but the banks never reinvested in our country,” Jackson said. “Instead, they say to urban American ‘austerity and deficit reduction,’ and have foreclosed four million more homes this year.

    “The public sector is under attack, public education and public housing are being cut, but Congress just voted $6 billion more for the war in Afghanistan.

    “The U.S. bailed out GM, but they are closing plants at home and shifting them overseas.

    “Detroit has an unemployment rate of 35 percent and up. We need an urban policy, an economic recovery, reconstruction from the bottom up. We have millions of talented workers ready to rebuild our national infrastructure.”

    King said, “We stand strongly with the local and national movements for moratoriums on foreclosures. We cannot stand by while people are thrown out of their homes because of the global economic situation created by the U.S., while bankers get billions of dollars in bonuses.”

    Attorney Jerome Goldberg is a leader of Michigan’s Moratorium NOW! Coalition against Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shut-offs.

    “It was exciting to hear the president of the UAW support a moratorium on foreclosures,” he said after the press conference. “Taxpayers have given the banks $400 billion to pay off the full cost of foreclosed mortgages through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This campaign represents a fundamental change in the stance of the UAW, initiated by the election of leaders like Bob King and Cindy Estrada. This is a great time to begin as 400,000 unemployed people nationally are about to lose their unemployment benefits because Congress refused to extend them.”

    King also expressed support for the public sector.

    “How is America to be competitive if we lay off teachers and public workers?” King asked. “The UAW, AFSCME, SEIU, the Steelworkers and the Teamsters, all workers must come together to demand their First Amendment rights to organize into strong unions, which are the greatest anti-poverty tool of all.”

    Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, which represents 60,000 state, county, and city workers, beamed during the press conference about the call for solidarity.

    “The public workforce in Detroit and across Michigan has been decimated by this economy,” Garrett said. “But the silence has been deafening. We are elated to see the UAW and Rainbow Coalition recognize our plight. We pledge all our resources to make this campaign happen.”

    For further information on the Jobs, Justice and Peace campaign, contact Michele Martin at UAW Solidarity House, 313.926.5292, or the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at 773.373.3366.

















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    Conspiracy Theorist and Futurologist Steve Cokely, had this to say: "Anywhere there are prominent professional Blacks, chances are they're in the Boule". Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson are reported to have been Boule members, among many other high profile, successful and moneyed Blacks such as Barack Obama, Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton and Thurgood Marshall.See this:

    It's all to common and highly on conspiracy
     
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    This 'boule' stuff is not just new and news to me:

    It is also on the level of judging a person guilty until proven innocent...

    Conspiracy theorists are for X Files groupies...

    Etc.

    Jesse intends to help my ailing adopted city too?

    Thank you, Rev. Jackson...

    How about you posters?

    Holla holla...

    :fyi:
     
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    P.U.S.H is moving forward with hope .......stay tune
     
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    But isn't it a little bit too late? It's going to take someone with money like Warren Buffet or Bill Gates to help that city. And I thought they were destroying abandoned neighborhoods for farmland?
     
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    Yes. Democracy now had a program about Detroit not too long ago.

    Detroit Urban Agriculture Movement Looks to Reclaim Motor City
    In Detroit, demolition crews are planning to tear down 10,000 residential buildings over the next four years that the city has deemed dangerous. But as old structures are coming down, the city is redefining itself in other ways. An estimated 20 to 30 percent of the city’s lots are vacant, and there is a growing urban agriculture movement that community groups are using to reclaim the city. Malik Yakini, chairman of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, gives us a tour of D-Town Farm, one of the biggest urban farms in Detroit. [includes rush transcript


    AMY GOODMAN: We are on the road in Detroit. Demolition crews here are planning to tear down 10,000 residential buildings over the next four years that the city has deemed dangerous. But as old structures are coming down, the city is redefining itself in other ways. An estimated 20 to 30 percent of the city’s lots are vacant. There’s a growing urban agriculture movement that community groups are using to reclaim Detroit. Several farms currently exist within the city, and there are hundreds more community, school and family gardens.


    D-Town Farm is one of the biggest urban farms in Detroit. It was founded by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, a coalition of organizations and individuals working to build food security in Detroit’s black community. Malik Yakini is the chair of the group. He gave us a tour of D-Town Farm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfyCnI-4COs
    MALIK YAKINI: Welcome to D-Town Farm. D-Town Farm is a community self-determination project operated by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. And this is a two-acre site inside of a city-owned park. This is inside of Rouge Park, which is the largest park in the city of Detroit. And so, we have obtained a ten-year license agreement to create a model organic farm here in the city of Detroit. And so, what we’re doing is we’re showing how unused and underutilized land in the city of Detroit can be put to productive use both to create greater access to fresh produce, also to mobilize people to work on their own behalf, and also to, again, demonstrate to people how land in the city—and we have an abundance of land which is either not being used or being underutilized—how that land can be put to productive use.
     
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    I know ya'll not trying to disrespect Steve Coakley are you??? A man who has put his life on the line exposing who the players are behind the players and stepping to them in person, causing people like Time Warner and the Rockafeller's to slow their roll and think 2 or 3 times before implementing programs against our communities! Even had them running and hiding from him. Jesse and Sharpton are scared to death of him and avoid him at all costs. He also exposed Jesse's (whom you just applauded) roll in the ________ ___________________!

    - please don't do it to yourself!


    While ya'll play the "conspiracy theorist" card.....Tell me one sincere thing Jesse Jackson has done!

    EVER!!


    don't worry, I'll wait -------
     
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    - Do you or chuck: even know what that Rainbow (the symbol of P.U.S.H.) represents??

    HOPE is right!

    and no HOPE is not what the symbol represents, just to be clear or clearer....
     
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    This Boule "stuff" you refer to, are the very group of people that control and dictate your life, my life, and what does and does not happen in the black community. Before we make any inch of progress this elite black society has to be exposed for what it is and that's what Steve Cokely was doing. So you can continue to throw around the "conspiracy theory" and "X-file" fanatic insults, but I'm going to present my research and put people on to the hard work Steve Cokely did to expose shills such as Jesse Jackson.
     
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