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Lisa Youngs

What’s Next for the Abortion Rights Movement in Michigan?

Participants in the struggle for abortion rights write about the political conditions and challenges that face the movement in Michigan, and what the movement needs to tackle in order to move forward.

Lisa Youngs

May 13, 2022

The Case of H. Rap Brown, U.S. Political Prisoner

Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, better known as the SNCC and Black Panther Party leader H. Rap Brown, has been a political prisoner since 2002. His story is one of repressive tactics employed by the federal government to abuse and ultimately incarcerate him. We demand his release — and freedom for all political prisoners!

Lisa Youngs

February 5, 2022

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.

Lisa Youngs

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.

Lisa Youngs

October 28, 2021

“They Have the Money. We Have the Truth and the Numbers”: Hundreds March for Abortion Rights in Detroit

Last weekend, 400 people in Detroit, Michigan protested the recent anti-abortion legislation passed in Texas. To defend abortion rights, we can’t rely on Democrats — we need to march in the streets with the power of the working class, unions, and oppressed.

Lisa Youngs

October 8, 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.

Lisa Youngs

September 4, 2021