Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag: Detroit

Wash your hands? Despite pandemic, thousands still have no water in...

Despite the city announcing a moratorium on water shutoffs and a program to help thousands of residents restore service last month, people in Detroit are still reporting lack of access to water and even ongoing shutoffs.

‘We won’: Environmental activists claim victory after Detroit incinerator closes

Citing poor air quality and environmental racism, residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.

Detroit Police Commander charged with DUI after crashing into civilian

“He could be terminated certainly, he could be demoted, he could opt for retirement, the investigation is very early right now.”

Shutoffs continue as people of Detroit fight for water as a...

Michigan has meanwhile presented itself as the ground zero of water problems, as the people of Detroit worked to make themselves a model for solutions.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 30

Vietnam demands compensation from Monsanto for victims of Agent Orange, California on brink of mandating 100 percent clean energy by 2045, Sanders vs. Amazon intensifies, and more.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 9, 2018

The first ever Muslim Congresswoman, Zinke blames wildfires on environmentalists, Trump wants to open California's public lands to fracking, and more.

Detroit could soon vote in America’s first-ever Muslim congresswoman

Her progressive thinking and "fiery rhetoric" got her a win over many established Democrats, the Detroit Free Press said, who also endorsed Tlaib.

What is it like to live without running water? Detroit families...

A recent study predicts that in the next five years, more than one-third of Americans will not be able to afford their water.

Detroit Teachers Use Twitter To Raise Awareness of the Conditions of...

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This City Could Become the Next Detroit

Baltimore, Maryland is following in the footsteps of Detroit, as the city plans to shut off water to customers with overdue bills. But not before the city's residents fight back against the plan to privatize their water.

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‘History will not judge this kindly’: DNC Platform Committee votes down Medicare for All...

"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

Disease-denying propaganda spews a pandemic of pandemonium!

We'll judge Trump Medieval Madness as we do other historic low points, like McCarthyism, interning the Japanese or 250 years of slavery plus a century of Jim Crow brutality.

House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of the pandemic

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”