In a Win for Reproductive Justice, Michigan Voters Reject Abortion Ban
Michigan’s Proposal 3 restores some of Roe’s protections in a mass repudiation of the undemocratic Supreme Court. This is a win for abortion rights, but the movement for reproductive justice must demand more than what Michigan had under Roe.
Lisa YoungsNovember 9, 2022
Comrades in Coffee Fight to Certify Union in Detroit
Comrades in Coffee, a group of striking Detroit baristas, continue their picket of Great Lakes Coffee for over 130 days as they await the result of a long, convoluted NLRB hearing.
Lisa YoungsJuly 15, 2022
University of Michigan Nurses Prepare to Fight for a Fair Contract
The Michigan Nurses Association’s contract ended on June 30th. Despite being lauded as "essential workers" and "healthcare heroes" for the past two years, nurses are facing cuts that seriously impact working conditions and ethical quality of care.
Lisa YoungsJuly 13, 2022
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 YoungsMay 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 YoungsFebruary 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 YoungsOctober 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 YoungsOctober 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 YoungsOctober 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 YoungsSeptember 4, 2021