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BLM Leader In Court to Challenge Racist and Retaliatory Charges

A Detroit leader of the Black Lives Matter movement is set to appear in court to challenge racist and retaliatory felony charges for marching to demand the firing of a Chief of Police who called BLM protestors “subhuman” and said they belonged in “body bags”.

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.

Claire Bowman

May 13, 2022

Activists Expose Racist Detroit Police Practices: Cops Arresting Thousands of Black Motorists on Bogus Concealed Weapons Charges

A Detroit coalition of social justice organizations and public defender NGOs has exposed a police policy that has resulted in thousands of arrests and felony charges against people who’ve committed no crimes and pose no threat to anyone.

Tristan Taylor

January 31, 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.

Emma Boyhtari

October 29, 2021

“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