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National Conference to Reclaim Our Cities

8. November 2005 • Jason Voss
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Detroit will host the National Conference to Reclaim Our Cities November 12, under the theme “Money to Rebuild New Orleans and all U.S. Cities, Not for War.”

Expected to attend and address the conference are Curtis Muhammad of the New Orleans-based Community Labor United, which is mobilizing support for a people’s reconstruction of that city, Clarence Thomas of the Million Workers March movement, Nellie Bailey of the Harlem Tenants Council, Larry Holmes of the Troops Out Now Coalition, Detroit City Council write-in candidate Maureen Taylor, and many others.

Dave Sole, president of United Auto Workers Local 2334 in Detroit and conference organizer said. “Our leaders need to be mobilizing people against the war, because the Detroit city deficit could be wiped out with one or two days of spending on the war in Iraq.”

Plenaries at the conference will deal with rebuilding New Orleans, the crisis affecting all U.S. cities, and the anti-war struggle, the Michigan Citizen reports. There will also be workshops on topics such as utility shutoffs, police brutality and immigrant rights.

The main session of the National Conference to Reclaim Our Cities will take place this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom on the Wayne State University campus. For more information, call 313-680-5508.

(from Black Box Radio local headlines 11-08-2005)



  1. >> Dave Sole, president of United Auto Workers Local 2334 in Detroit and conference organizer said. “Our leaders need to be mobilizing people against the war, because the Detroit city deficit could be wiped out with one or two days of spending on the war in Iraq.”
       —Noah Count    Nov. 10 '05 - 06:50PM    #