Save the Detroit Institute of Arts


This video from the USA says about itself:

Sep 22, 2013

Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager over the city of Detroit, has announced plans to sell off works of the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the city’s bankruptcy proceedings. Christie’s has already been hired to appraise the priceless works in preparation for their sale.

Auto workers at Chrysler’s truck assembly plant in the Detroit suburb of Warren expressed deep support for the arts and anger over the emergency manager’s threat to sell off the masterpieces of the Detroit Institute of Arts: here.

Polls show overwhelming popular opposition to proposals from Detroit’s Emergency Manager to cut pensions and sell off art from the Detroit Institute of Arts, potentially shutting down the museum: here.

This video says about itself:

Sep 21, 2013

In this video, students and staff at Detroit’s Wayne State University speak against the selloff of artworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The forced bankruptcy of Detroit has allowed emergency manager Kevyn Orr to consider selling the prized collection of the DIA in order pay of financial creditors.

The defense of culture and the crisis in Detroit: here.

In a move that illuminates the class character of the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings, the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, is proposing to pay off two banks before all the rest of the city’s creditors, including retired workers who are owed their pensions: here.

A secret fund established by Michigan’s multi-millionaire governor, Rick Snyder, is paying for Detroit’s Emergency Manager’s luxury condominium and other expenses: here.

7 thoughts on “Save the Detroit Institute of Arts

  1. Dear FirstName,

    In addition to undermining our voting rights with his lame duck replacement law, Governor Snyder and the Emergency Manager he appointed are seeking to slash the pensions of police officers, fire fighters and other city workers who have sacrificed long and hard for Detroit.
    I have now held or participated in three separate forums concerning the Detroit bankruptcy – two in Detroit and one in Washington, D.C. As a result of these forums, I am more concerned that the process being foisted upon us by Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder is being used to deny our citizens’ precious voting rights.

    Snyder has appointed an Emergency Manager to run Detroit in place of the duly elected Mayor and City Council. Even more troubling, the Governor did so after Michigan voters had rejected the Emergency Manager Law at the ballot box.

    In addition to undermining our voting rights with his lame duck replacement law, Governor Snyder and the Emergency Manager he appointed are seeking to slash the pensions of police officers, fire fighters and other city workers who have sacrificed long and hard for Detroit.

    Please join me in sending a message to Governor Snyder that we oppose his efforts to deny Detroit citizens their right to vote and to take away the hard earned pensions from city workers.
    I would truly appreciate it if you and as many of your friends as possible would sign the following letter so that I can deliver it to him. I am resending this email to you because due to a technical glitch, some of you may not have received the link to the petition previously.

    Thank you for your continued support,

    John [Conyers]

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