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 BowmanMay 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 TaylorJanuary 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 BoyhtariOctober 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 SimpsonOctober 19, 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 ProzinskiOctober 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 ProzinskiSeptember 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 BoyhtariJuly 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 LewisMarch 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 LewisFebruary 12, 2021