Wednesday, October 4, 2023


LawMovements & Organizing

NLG Files Lawsuit Against the Detroit Police

Attorney David A. Robinson and Detroit representatives of the National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG) held a press conference today in downtown

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Movements & Organizing

Detroit City Council Votes To Sue Black Lives Matter Protesters

The 5-4 vote marks a growing strain between the Duggan Administration and advocates for social and economic justice in a majority black city.

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Movements & OrganizingPolitics

Yesterday Proves That Americans Value The State More Than The People

That the President rallied his supporters to commit a violent act of sedition and insurrection was apparently a bridge too far even for most of his staunchest supporters. What’s a bit less clear is the nostalgic affinity for the US Capitol as a metaphor, given how this administration had already gleefully shredded so many strong and respected American traditions before yesterday.

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Movements & OrganizingPolitics

Michigan’s Election Plunges Headfirst Down A Weird Rabbit Hole

A crowd of pro-Trump protesters, partially incited by a Tea Party Super PAC, came down to the TCF Center in downtown Detroit to demand that the ballot count be stopped as the tally of mail-in ballots indicated that Joe Biden was pulling ahead by a larger margin.

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Business & EconomicsGun ControlMovements & OrganizingPublic Safety

Blood on the Louis Vuitton: Is Looting In Chicago A Referendum On The Zeitgeist?

As Chicago struggles with an epidemic of gun violence, one Gold Coast resident is worried that a looting spree last night on the Magnificent Mile will be used as a pretext for violent crackdowns on the Black Lives Matter movement. This is clearly unrelated to Black Lives Matter. But are not both the looting and the civil rights movement loud referenda on the current state of class relations in America?

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Movements & OrganizingPublic HealthPublic Safety

A Tale Of Two Protests

A screaming couple brandished guns at St. Louis protesters walking past their mansion, while in Detroit, a bootstrapped protest roused a multiethnic, LGBTx crowd to bike around Southwest Detroit.

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Gun ControlMovements & OrganizingPublic Safety

Black Guns Matter: Firearm Culture and the Protest Movement

Guns in protest movements have a long, colorful history. Do they have a place in the modern movement against police brutality and militarization? Nat speaks with Ontario-based firearms enthusiast and scholar AJ Somerset.

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DetroitPublic Safety

No Tear Gas at Sixth Night of Protests in Detroit; Journalists Again Assaulted

While last night’s protest ended relatively peacefully, with no tear gas or rubber bullets, assaults of journalists continued in a troubling trend.

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