“You’d never build a pipeline like this today.” This recent statement by For the Love of Water’s executive director Liz Kirkwood reflects the consensus among Great Lakes environmentalists. For years they’ve been condemning the ancient twin Embridge Line 5 petroleum pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac between the upper and lower peninsulas of… Continue reading Yes, Michigan Has the Authority to Kill Line 5. Here’s How.
In Flint, you can’t drink the water. In Detroit, you can’t turn on the water. Thousands of Detroiters have had their tap water cut by the city for late bills in what the United Nations considers a humanitarian crime. At the same time as water won’t flow from the tap, hundreds – if not thousands – of the city’s fire… Continue reading Detroit’s Arson Crisis: ‘We Don’t Need No Water, Let the Motherfucker Burn’
When urban geographer David Harvey published Rebel Cities in 2012 he proposed, “The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city, [to] exercise collective power to reshape the processes of urbanization.” Today, groups like the Right to the City Coalition focus mainly on housing justice… Continue reading Gov. Snyder Delivers State of the State Surrounded by Thousands Demanding His Arrest
In the Siege of Detroit, upon provocation Major General Isaac Brock’s British forces captured and held the midwest fort and city, heralding the War of 1812‘s start in July of that year. Detroit holds the unique distinction of being the only American city to fall and be occupied by a foreign military – for over a year… Continue reading Battle Royale In the Arena of Detroit’s Commons