Opinion

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Progressive cinema: Spotlight on Detroit

Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.

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Michigan's John Conyers: Tireless champion for jobs and voting rights

What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.

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Michigan warning: Republican extremism goes too far

The attack on workers rights and democracy in Michigan is a warning for the nation.

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Wall Street wants to “occupy” Detroit’s finances

Given the revenue streams that go straight to Wall Street from Detroit, it is not far off to characterize any emergency financial manager as a Wall Street financial dictator.

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Snyder budget means more pain for Michigan workers

The budget reduces business taxes by $1.8 billion. This deficit-creating proposal is made up for by increasing taxes on seniors and families by $1.7 billion.

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Fighting to be reborn

It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.

A dramatic reawakening of a people’s movement

DETROIT - Two significant things happened in this beleaguered city recently that show the possibility of turning our country's problems around.

Detroit is Haiti: unforgivably Black

Time Magazine has decided to zero in on Detroit; here's a reaction from one lifelong Detroiter.