November 15, 2020
From IWW Detroit (USA)

PROTEST THE AUTO SHOW PROM! RALLY JAN 18th: Seize The Plant, Save the Planet: Make Detroit the engine for a Green New Deal!

NOTE: we will be OUTSIDE Cobo, dress warm!

37 years ago, the City of Detroit invoked eminent domain to gift the entire historic Poletown neighborhood in Hamtramck to GM, wiping out an entire community so the company could build the factory it intends to shutter.

Just 10 years ago, the people rescued GM from the brink of collapse with a $51 billion bailout.

Now, we are being “rewarded” with thousands of worker layoffs, yet another cruel slap in the faces of auto workers who have made vital contributions to the very survival and subsequent success of General Motors.

And while the company is ending production of the Volt and other smaller-sized sedans, it will be reinvesting in gas-guzzling pickup trucks and SUVs. In short, GM has abdicated even the most basic of commitments to the well-being of our society and the planet.

It is time that we as a community stand up to these reckless, corporate bullies and demand our elected leaders take the bold and decisive action we need in order to survive as a species.

Join us on Friday, January 18th at 5:30 pm in front of Cobo Hall to demand our local government—Mayor Duggan and Detroit City Council, and Mayor Majewski and Hamtramck City Council— respond to this outrage by immediately taking control of the Poletown plant and converting it to public use to create thousands of green union jobs.

We need bold action today if we are going to avert climate catastrophe and rehabilitate the Rust Belt. Let’s start that green revolution right here, by making Detroit the engine of a Green New Deal!!!

Signed on by:
Autoworkers Caravan
Boggs Center
Breathe Free Detroit
Detroit Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Detroit Eviction Defense
Detroit Jews for Justice
Detroit League of Revolutionaries for a New America
East Ferry/Warren Community Association
East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC)
Sunrise Lansing
Unifor Local 222 Political Action Committee (Canada)
Unifor Local 222 Retired Workers’ Chapter
We the People, Michigan
Detroit IWW GMB Solidarity Committee
… so far

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