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
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 TaylorNovember 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 NadeauAugust 25, 2020
Marches, Assemblies, and a Public Tribunal: How Detroit Activists Are Building Power
On June 20, Detroit protesters staged a Public Tribunal Against Police Brutality. This was only the latest action in a series of growing militant activity in the Motor City. What powers the movement? Daily assemblies and marches.
Ioan GeorgJune 25, 2020
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.”
Left VoiceJune 3, 2020
“Success Isn’t Guaranteed, but Defeat is if we Don’t Do Anything.” Interview With Socialists Stopping Evictions in Detroit
Detroit was hit hard by COVID-19. But mass displacement and racist austerity measures have been a scourge in the city for decades. Left Voice sat down with Detroit revolutionary socialist Tristan Taylor to discuss evictions, and how to fight them.
Left VoiceApril 16, 2020
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 5, 2016