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Jul 072014
Detroit bankruptcy bills top $75M so far

City now looks to be costliest Ch. 9 By Chad Halcom, Crain’s Detroit Business, July 6, 2014 Related post: Detroit bankruptcy bills, payments Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, which was already the nation’s largest by debt, population affected and number of creditors, now appears to have become its costliest in legal and professional fees after just one […]

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Jun 262014
EFF to Jones Day: Don’t Be A Trademark Bully

In response to a “cease and desist” letter from Jones Day law firm sent to the website, the Electronic Frontier Foundation steps in to defend the right to free speech. The Electronic Frontier Foundation represents the site’s owner, who created this site for parody and political criticism directed at Detroit’s emergency manager and various […]

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May 042014

This segment of Let it Rip includes comments from several participants of the 2014 May Day Rally and March at Hart Plaza, Detroit Fox 2 News Headlines

Mar 052014
Detroit's big maybe.

by ACLU of Michigan on Feb 25, 2014   By Curt Guyette, Investigative Reporter What can be said with absolute certainty about the so-called plan of adjustment Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr released last week? Almost nothing. It is a plan built on a mountain of ifs.According to a summary of the plan, “police and […]

Feb 282014
Detroit in Bankruptcy—The Next Greenwood?

Note: Greenwood is a reference to Greenwood Avenue, the main thoroughfare in what was known as the Black Wall Street, located in the African American section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the early 1900s, Black Wall Street was very prosperous and was one of the most affluent all-Black communities in the U.S.  The 36 block business […]

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Jan 112014
EM Kevyn Orr cuts Detroit's 2014 budget by $95 million to pay "consultants"

EM Kevyn Orr needs to pay his “dumb, lazy, happy, and rich” consultants from Jones Day and Wall Street, so in late October, 2013, he cuts $95 million for his previously approved City of Detroit’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014.  These cuts include very substantial cuts to Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection, and other Public […]

Jan 052014

by Jean Vortkamp, January 3, 2014 Just came back from a little looksy at the bankruptcy trial. If you haven’t gone, you should. Detroiters are paying this bizarre circus of wealthy lawyers from Jones Day to spin yarns and tell tall tales. Why not go watch the storytelling festival? The lawyers for the union and […]

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Dec 222013
Detroit Barclays Deal Should Be Thrown Out by Bankruptcy Court

By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire This is one of the most outrageous deals involved in the Detroit economic crisis. Why should tax dollars from income and casino revenue be pledged to pay Bank of America and UBS, two crooked financial institutions that have done nothing but create blight and misery for the people […]

Dec 092013
Detroit Decision: Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Banks and Political Dictatorship

Despite failure to negotiate in “good faith” Rhodes says state was justified in filing for bankruptcy By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that a state-imposed emergency manager was acting legally when bankruptcy was filed over and above the objections of the people of Detroit. The […]

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