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Articles by Kris Hamel

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. [...]

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 [...]
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