Our new publication, The Michigan Socialist Webzine, is now online at http://themichigansocialistwebzine.org/. Focusing on news and analysis on the class war in Michigan, we plan to post original content several times a week. If you would like to become a contributor to the webzine, please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workers of Michigan, Read!
The Socialist Party has now expanded the “Locals” page of the SPMI website to additionally include a list of officially designated local/regional organizing committees and contacts for various sections of the state. While seeking to facilitate greater coordination and communication among SPMI members living in areas in which no SPMI local is presently chartered, the primary goal of this new list is to facilitate the development of new locals in each of the areas where contacts are regional organizing committees are presently listed.
In addition to the SPMI’s presently chartered Detroit Socialist Party local, whose jurisdiction encompasses the three Metro Detroit counties of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland, the SPMI’s new “Local Branches & Contacts” page presently includes contact information for local organizing committees and volunteer local coordinating contacts for the state’s, as well as the greater Ingham, Monroe, and Washtenaw County areas, as well as the state’s southwest Michigan and western upper peninsula regions. We are also currently in contact with SPMI members residing in the state’s Flint/Tri-Cities, Eastern Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula, and Thumb regions, with the corresponding aim of establishing and listing local organizing committees and contacts for each of those regions very soon. The SPMI ‘Chartered Locals & Regional Contacts’ page can be found under the “About Us” heading within the SPMI website’s left-hand sidebar, or by clicking here
…The 2010 Elections
…What Really Happened?
…Saturday, December 11, 2010
…6:30 – 9:00 PM
…Central United Methodist Church, 4th Floor
…23 E. Adams Ave.…Detroit, MI 48226
…(Woodward and Adams)
The Democrats’ 2010 “shellacking”
A Conversation Introduced by:
James Arnoldi, 2010 Socialist Party candidate for WSU Bd of Governors
Dianne Feeley, Solidarity
Derick Grigsby, Detroit Greens
Dan LaBotz, 2010 OH Socialist Party Candidate for U.S. Senate
; Buckeye Socialists Network
Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
John Williams, League of Revolutionaries for a New America
On Saturday November 6th, the Socialist Party of Michigan and Detroit Socialist Party will be hosting a public ‘Post-Election Reflection’ pasta dinner fundraiser to salute the Socialist and Green candidates who provided an anti-corporatist political alternative in this year’s election, discuss the November election results, and help recuperate funds spent during the 2010 campaign season.
The event will be held at 4:00PM at the Socialist Party’s newly established state/local office in Detroit and will feature open discussion on the elections over vegetarian pasta, beverages, and snacks, as well as open mic speaking opportunities for all individuals and groups attending. A suggested minimum donation of $5 to $10 is requested at the door (no one turned away if unable to pay). Dinner is included with the suggested donation.
In recognition of the Green Party of MIchigan’s essential contribution to the ballot access efforts of our own dual SP candidates, and corresponding commitment to providing political alternatives to the corporate party candidates more broadly, we are additionally contributing one-third of all revenue raised at this event to the Green Party of Michigan.
The Socialist Party’s state/local office is located on the first floor of the Northend Studios building at 2937 E. Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202 (approximately three blocks east of Woodward Ave.) In addition to being the tallest building in the area, the nine-story building is also made easy to spot by the 100x125ft rainbow mural spanning the building’s west-facing side toward Woodward.
We most cordially invite all red, green, and/or pasta-hungry members of the community to join us for dinner and discussion this Saturday as we look back on the most recent elections and prepare to mount continued grassroots challenges in the coming elections ahead.
For the third year in a row, the Socialist Party of Michigan is holding an information booth, packed with SP literature, statements, and merchandise, in the Non-Profits Section of the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair Non-Profits section is located on Liberty St. between 5th Ave. and Division St. The Socialist Party booth is Non-Profits section booth number 58, composed of a Green gazebo displaying a Socialist Party USA banner across the front, and located directly across the street from the Seva restaurant.
Ann Arbor Art Fair/SPMI Booth Hours:
Wednesday July 21st: 10AM – 9PM
Thursday July 22nd: 10AM – 9PM
Friday July 23rd: 10AM – 9PM
Saturday July 24th: 10AM – 6PM