Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tag: Detroit

‘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...

Please help support Detroit Public School Teachers. Share this article, spread the word. #SupportDPSteachers

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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Bernie Sanders calls for ‘boldest legislation in history’ to halt spiraling COVID-19 catastrophe

"Senator Sanders' economic rescue principles speak to the bold, fast action needed to protect and support people and prevent corporations from consolidating economic and political power amidst a crisis."

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Why is Monsanto losing lawsuits over roundup?

Agrochemical corporation Monsanto created Roundup in the 1970s to help farmers more effectively kill the weeds that harmed their crops. Today, Roundup...
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I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this any more

I don't know what more there is to say: Bernie has lost because of cheating. Coronavirus is rampant. We've experience the biggest monthly job loss in our history. Trump is probably going to win, and even if he doesn't, is Biden going to solve out problems? Climate change is looming.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.