Monthly Archives: July 2012

Michigan Law Would Make Sustainable Development Illegal

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Michigan Tea Party lawmaker, and former TV weatherman, Rep. Greg MacMaster (105th) has introduced legislation that would make it illegal for any governmental unit to promote or support sustainable development. Patterned after a … Continue reading

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Progressive’s Guide to Talking to Tea Party Zealots –Part 2

(Another in our series on how to talk to a Tea Party zealot about issues of home rule — Part Two: The Zoning Edition!) The Classic Tea Party Argument for “Property Rights”: We’ve all heard it — that old hue and … Continue reading

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Detroit Federation of Teachers Joins in Fight Against Emergency Manager Law

An Important message from Stand Up for Democracy: DFT TEACHERS TO JOIN COALITION PROTEST DEMANDING E.M. REPEAL BE PLACED ON BALLOT NOW Public School teachers and employees anger fueled by management chaos, salary cuts, layoffs   Who: Detroit Federation of … Continue reading

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A Progressive’s Guide to Talking to Tea Partiers, Part 1

WRITER’S NOTE:  It’s an election year (no shit, really?) and we’re all being bombarded with the constant media drumbeat from either the left or the right, and precious little of value in between. Anyone reading this who has not made up their mind as to how … Continue reading

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