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“A Fifty-Year Project of Theft”: Detroit Stands Up to the World Economic Forum

Detroit-based coalition People Against Corporate Theft will hold a public speak-out on October 25 against the World Economic Forum’s plans to set up a “Global Center for Urban Transformation” in the city. Here, we republish their statement.

Lloyd Simpson

October 19, 2021

Detroit Pharmacy Technicians are Unionizing

The Teamsters are organizing pharmacy technicians at a Detroit-area company as unionization efforts expand in the United States.

Kyle Thibodeau

October 9, 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.

Jessica Prozinski

October 8, 2021

Detroit Activists Smash Former Police Chief’s Press Conference

Detroit activists shut down the former police chief's press conference. James Craig was slated to launch his campaign for governor, but instead activists spoke out against police violence and for Black lives while Craig was forced to leave.

Jessica Prozinski

September 21, 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

Detroit City Council Uses Taxpayer Money to Fund a Conspiracy Counterclaim Against Detroit Will Breathe

Detroit City Council votes 5:4 to use $200,000 of taxpayer money to fund a counterclaim against Detroit Will Breathe despite many activists and Detroit residents calling into public comment asking City Council to deny the contract.

Sammie Lewis

March 3, 2021

New Michigan Prosecutor Supports Jim Crow-Style Policing

A new racist prosecutor in Macomb County, Michigan has charged six BLM protesters with misdemeanors three months after a march in October. Activists organized in Detroit Will Breathe and SHIFT in Michigan are fighting to have all charges dropped.

Sammie Lewis

February 12, 2021

Detroit Activists Threatened with Intimidating Texts

Two dozen Detroit activists received threatening text messages last night and this morning. The movement against racism will not be intimidated by such tactics. Left Voice stands with the activists against intimidation and repression.

Tristan Taylor

November 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter Protesters In Detroit Attacked by Police

As part of our coverage of the ongoing anti-racist rebellion happeming across the country and the world, we are encouraging submissions from the front lines of struggle. Independent photographer @Nadeau Jessica has sent in photos from Detroit, where protesters have been demonstrating against “Operation Legend.” Over the weekend, the Detroit Police Department violently repressed a peaceful protest.

Jessica Nadeau

August 25, 2020