Tag Archives: Rick Snyder

Recreating Detroit

A different Detroit is struggling to be realized in the minds and hearts of its citizens: individuals (unrecognized thousands of whom routinely maintain nearby abandoned property) as well as organizations—from churches and small businesses to youth and athletic programs, block clubs and neighborhood associations, and social and environmental justice organizations. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2013, Part 2

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY When the Green Movement started in Iran over the 2009 election, the so-called leaders were part of the government who were against Ahmadinejad. The growth of … Continue reading

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Undoing Michigan election

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Undoing Michigan election With lightning swiftness a super-majority of Michigan lame-duck Republicans passed a series of oppressive bills at the end of December. Defying voters’ expressed views, they passed … Continue reading

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Vetoing city elections: Benton Harbor and Michigan’s “emergency financial manager law”

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: Vetoing city elections Flint, Mich.– Michigan has a new emergency financial manager law that threatens the very existence of local governments and of collective bargaining agreements. This law, effective March … Continue reading

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Michigan support rally

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Michigan support rally Lansing, Mich.–It was a dreary, overcast, cold day at the Capitol building here on Feb. 26 when over 2,000 came from all over the state to show solidarity … Continue reading

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