Detroit

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.

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.

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.

Free Detroit Activist Tristan Taylor! Drop all Charges!

In April, Left Voice interviewed Tristan Taylor, a long-time activist in Detroit. Last night he was arrested with hundreds of others, and though everyone else involved was released with tickets for breaking curfew, Taylor remains in custody. He is charged with “inciting a riot.” 

The Victory of Capitalism: 62 billionaires, Flint and Detroit

To illustrate the absurdly unequal reality we currently live in, we should reflect on some facts recently made public by Forbes magazine. Sixty-two people hold as much wealth as the bottom 3.6 billion (half the world’s population). This victory for capitalism means loss for the predominantly Black residents of Flint and Detroit and for working class people around the world.