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Emma Boyhtari

Police Violently Evict Kalamazoo Houseless from Encampment

On October 16, a rally was held in Kalamazoo, Michigan to protest a recent houseless sweep, and show support for the houseless against the repressive policies of the city.

Emma Boyhtari

October 29, 2021

Kellogg Strike in Battle Creek, Michigan: A Report from the Picket Line

Kellogg’s workers at the company’s flagship facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, have been on strike since early October against the greedy multinational’s two-tier system and exploitative working conditions. Left Voice supporters from Detroit paid a solidarity visit to the picket line.

Emma Boyhtari

October 28, 2021

Faculty Strike at Oakland University in Michigan

Faculty at Oakland University in the suburbs of Detroit went on strike September 2 against administration efforts to increase healthcare costs, slash retirement benefits, and cut compensation. Some students joined the picket line. A tentative agreement was announced today.

Emma Boyhtari

September 4, 2021

“They Just Don’t Care”: Environmental Racism and Detroit

The Boynton neighborhood, where activist Emma Lockridge resides, is located within Detroit 48217, known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. For the past eight years, Emma and her community have been fighting to force Marathon Petroleum to buy out their homes.

Emma Boyhtari

July 14, 2021