Category: BAM-N

BAM-N Launches Organizing Drive in DC

Thought this was interesting. As usual, the issues they talk about are very important. Their usual tactics are another question; hopefully the DC organizers will be more democratic and civil than the Detroit group. Dear DC Public School Advocates, Iíve had the privilege of working with many of you in the DC Full Funding Campaign, […]

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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Trotskyites

Affirmative Action “victim” from the Gratz v. Bollinger case, Jennifer Gratz is accusing BAMN/Revolutionary Works League organizer Luke Massie with threatening her with a knife. Having failed in the courts, Gratz is currently heading an effort to ban affirmative action through a ballot initiative. Whether or not there’s any truth to the story, it underscores […]

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Trotskyites On the March

According to media reports, leaders of the Trotskyite organization the Revolutionary Workers League (RWL) have been active in Lansing, Michigan, organizing a counter-protest to a Nazi rally there over the weekend. The Lansing State Journal reported about 100 counter-protestors turned up at the peaceful April 22 rally. I found one local blogger, historymike, who posted […]

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Affirmative Action Off 2006 Michigan Ballot?

One United Michigan is reporting in an email that the Michigan Board of Canvassers voted not to add a controversial ballot initiative to the 2006 ballot that would eliminate affirmative action by the government, including at public universities. The board cited concerns about the validity of the signatures collected. Like in many BAM-N controversies, it’s […]

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BAM-N Disrupts Board of Canvassers

This, thanks to the Gongwer News Service, a news company that covers Michigan politics. One of the many reasons mainstream groups should not work with them: Special Update, Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 1:07 pm PROTEST STOPS CANVASSERS MEETING What was expected to a be a pro forma meeting of the Board of State Canvassers to […]

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My Papers Indexed

It looks like the collection of papers about the University of Michigan I donated to the Bentley Historical Library is now listed in Mirlyn. The small collection includes a variety of papers I collected doing activism, writing for the Michigan Daily, conducting private FOIAs, and in the process of writing my thesis. I’ve also uploaded […]

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BAM-N Looking for Trouble in Toledo

The Revolutionary Workers League, a tiny opportunistic Trotskyite organization in Detroit that I first reported on as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan has revived an old organizational facade to apparently attempt to instigate confrontation in Toledo. A number of white supremacists held rally in Toledo this past Saturday, which remained peaceful largely as […]

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