Flint and the Myth of American Exceptionalism
“I remember when they built cars in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico” – Flint resident The reality is setting in that
Michigan Governor Snyder and Nestle Announce Partnership to Keep Flint Pipes in the Ground
Part 2 in a Series. Read Part 1 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, struggling to regain public trust after admitting ultimate responsibility for the
First Lesson from Flint: Repeal Emergency Management
As the calls grow for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s resignation – last night he was heckled out of a bar in his hometown of Ann Arbor –
The Flint Crisis is Not Just About the Water. It’s About Poverty.
The Detroit News ran an editorial this week titled ‘Cooperate for Flint’s Future’, in which the board makes the case that Michigan and the
The Last Days of the Water Wars
This fictional story takes place in the not-so-distant future in Donbartville™, Michigan. This thriving downtown core of the failed city of
A Dangerous Game: FREE Screening at Cinema Detroit
I’m feeling the Bern. As the grassroots surge continues around Bernie Sanders for President, I’m excited to announce that I’ll
Why I’m Starting a Union in Detroit
There is no power in the world that can stop the forward march of free men and women when they are joined in the solidarity of human brotherhood.
Dispatch from Detroit: Turn Back on the Power
Last week, my good friend Pastor Ray Anderson of the House of Help Community Center in hard-hit northwest Detroit called me with some bad news:
Dispatch from Detroit: Phones in the Hands of the Homeless
It’s difficult for me to stomach the news that Facebook is building a ‘Facebookville’ futuristic city in California. Why?
This Year, Let’s Not Let Detroit Shut Off the Water
As the ground thaws, a now-familiar scene is beginning to re-enact itself on the streets of Detroit’s poorest neighborhoods. Those despised