Articles by Kris Hamel

Muslim, Jewish help for torched Black churches

July 18, 2015

July 13 — Muslim and Jewish groups have been raising money to help rebuild at least six Black churches in the South hit by arsonists in a racist backlash to the unity ignited by the June 17 massacre in Charleston, S.C. This united outrage, in the footsteps of the national Black Lives Matter [...]

Detroiters demand stop to mass tax foreclosures

June 8, 2015

Demonstrators gathered outside the Wayne County Treasurer’s office in the Greektown section of downtown Detroit on June 8 to protest the tax foreclosure of more than 25,000 homes. Activists had stopped the mass foreclosures, originally slated for March 31, by previously picketing the site and [...]

Detroiters protest Chase banksters

May 21, 2015

Detroit city retiree Bill Davis speaks out against Chase, May 19.WW photo: Kris Hamel Protesters greeted banksters arriving at the JPMorgan Chase annual board of directors meeting on the morning of May 19 at downtown Detroit’s swanky Book Cadillac Hotel, where the gathering of thieves was held. [...]

Detroit fight continues against foreclosures, water shutoffs, banks

May 18, 2015

The struggle to stop mass tax foreclosures and water shutoffs continues in Detroit, along with the political struggle to place the onus of these outrageous acts squarely on the banks and the bankers. Many activists see this struggle as part of the worldwide fight against finance capital and its [...]

‘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. [...]
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