To: Detroit Workers' Voice mailing list
May 24, 2016
RE: Environmental events this Thursday, May 26
From the leaflet for the demonstration, which is being organized by a wide coalition of environmental groups including Detroit Workers' Voice:
We have a problem in Detroit and Wayne County. It's called US Ecology (USE), an unlikely name for a company that brags about transporting, treating, and disposing of radioactive, chemical, hazardous and PCB waste. They want to bring ten times the amount of deadly chemicals to their factory on Georgia Street in Detroit, a mere bike ride from Hamtramck. MDEQ [the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which rubberstamps just about anything the corporate polluters want - DWV] sees no problem with bringing all these poisons into Detroit. They have stated that they plan to approve the expansion.
What will this mean for residents of Southeast Michigan?
How do we stop the poisoning of Detroit?
[The leaflet is signed:]
Coalition to Oppose the Expansion of US Ecology
FB: Coalition to Oppose the Expansion of US Ecology
There will be a free showing of This Changes Everything
at the Detroit Institute of Art's Detroit Film
5200 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202
Entrance to DFT on John R
Thursday, May 26th, at 7pm.
The doors open at 6 pm, and there will be networking with the various environmental organizations that are sponsoring this showing.
This film is inspired by Naomi Klein's important book This Changes Everything. A review of this book from a previous item on the Detroit Workers' Voice list can be found at http://www.communistvoice.org/DWV-141008.html.
From the description by DFT of this film:
"Filmed in nine countries and
five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic
attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. ... the
film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front
lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from
the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these
stories is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air
with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein
builds to her most exciting idea: that we can seize the existential
crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into
something radically better."
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