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‘Extend tax foreclosure moratorium!’

April 24, 2015

Activists in Detroit picketed the Michigan state building on April 16 to demand a permanent moratorium on tax foreclosures and a reassessment of all homes located in Detroit and Wayne County, needed to reduce grossly inflated tax bills. They demanded the Michigan State Housing Development Authority [...]

Detroit protesters stand with Greece

March 6, 2015

Some of the protesters outside Chase Bank, Feb. 27.WW photo: Kris Hamel Detroit —  Activists with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition demonstrated in bitterly cold weather in front of Chase Bank here to show Detroiters’ solidarity with the people of Greece. The protesters demanded: “From [...]

Trans lives matter!

March 5, 2015

Taja DeJesus In the first two months of 2015, at least eight transgender women have been murdered in North America, including one trans woman in Canada. This killing spree, mired in hate and bigotry, doesn’t make the national corporate-owned news media. There is no mass outrage over the killings [...]

Protesters tell Detroit mayor: End shutoffs, foreclosures

February 19, 2015

The first major protest against Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan took place outside the Redford Theater the evening of Feb. 10 as Duggan delivered his second annual “State of the City” address. Duggan is the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years and a political cohort of right-wing Gov. Rick [...]

Protest to fight austerity from Detroit to Greece

February 19, 2015

Activists here with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs have announced a demonstration for Feb. 27 in solidarity with the people of Greece, who are resisting austerity and economic strangulation at the behest of the banks and financial institutions. [...]

Workers World forums link Malcolm X to Black Lives Matter

February 12, 2015

Boston protest against racist police terror, Dec. 4.WW photo: Liz Green With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X on Feb. 21, activists worldwide are taking time to remember this African-American revolutionary icon and his legacy of struggle “by any means necessary.” In the [...]

Michigan corporations get billions in tax credits while masses suffer

February 10, 2015

Detroit —  The capitalists and their servants have no shame when it comes to taking from the poorest and giving to the rich. Michigan has been devastated for decades by factory closings, massive unemployment and ever-deepening poverty. Like in other states and nationally, the economic crisis [...]

Resist killer cops in 2015

January 5, 2015

Mall of America, Dec. 20.Photo: Fight Back! News The end-of-the-year holiday season in the United States did not slow down the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations demanding justice for the victims of racist police brutality and killings. Since the exonerations of cop Darren Wilson, killer of [...]

Protests against police brutality continue coast to coast

December 21, 2014

Demonstrations to protest racist police killings and to assert “Black Lives Matter” have continued strong throughout the United States since the Dec. 13 national march in Washington, D.C., and the massive march in New York the same day. Protests have taken place in many other cities and towns, [...]
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