May 292014
Water is a right

Detroiters fight shutoffs By Kris Hamel, May 26, 2014 May 26 — The city of Detroit recently began to cut off water to residents behind in their bill. The measure — in effect telling the people to “Go thirsty, dirty and sewerless!” — was part of banker and emergency-manager-imposed austerity. It aroused a rapid protest. […]

May 242014

By Jerry Goldberg, May 22, 2014 A new report documents how millions of people across the U.S. continue to suffer the effects of the housing crisis that began around 2005. Published in early May by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, the detailed study is entitled […]

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May 202014
Detroiters: ‘No cuts to our pensions!’

By Kris Hamel, May 19, 2014 Ballots will be sent the week of May 12 to tens of thousands of city of Detroit retirees to vote “yes” or “no” to pension cuts being imposed by the state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. These cuts are part of the municipal bankruptcy forced onto the city by Orr […]

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May 112014
No Housing Recovery in Detroit, says Haas Institute report

Foreclosures and underwater homes still a crisis in Detroit The report entitled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing Recovery is Bypassing Many Communities”,  released by the Haas Institute on Thursday, May 8, clearly shows that the foreclosure crisis continues to ravish communities of color and that Detroit continues to be amongst the hardest-hit cities.  The […]

May 092014

By G. Dunkel,, May 7, 2014 In addition to May Day marches in the U.S., millions of workers all over the world protested and marched on May 1, raising a range of issues important to them — from establishing a minimum wage in Germany to demanding the execution of a factory owner in Bangladesh who had […]

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May 082014

By Kathy Durkin,, May 7, 2014 May Day — International Workers’ Day — was commemorated across the country with calls for workers’ rights, a $15 minimum wage and full rights for all undocumented immigrants. Some 250 activists, students and workers marched through Center City Philadelphia under the banner, “Unite to Fight the 1%.” The […]

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May 082014
 Voices of oppressed ring out in New York’s Union Square

By Deirdre Griswold,, May 7, 2014 Union Square, New York City — Since a migrant upsurge in 2006 revived May Day in the United States, Union Square in this city has attracted those most unequivocally in defense of worker and immigrant rights — who call not merely for immigration reform but for legalization of […]

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May 082014
Detroit May Day: ‘Make the banks pay!’

By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 7, 2014 May Day in Detroit focused around the ongoing struggle against emergency management, the forced city bankruptcy and the role of the banks in the economic crisis. A coalition of 35 organizations, including the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, the local chapter of National Action Network, the Rosa […]