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Petroleum coke on the Detroit River: An eco-catastrophe waiting to happen

My latest for Socialist Worker, an article on the storage of petroleum coke (tar sands waste) on the Detroit River, went up yesterday.  I’ve posted a brief excerpt below.  If you want to find out more about petroleum coke, what’s … Continue reading

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A photo I took got published!

I took this photo at a demonstration at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum, and it was used for the cover of this book by Routledge. The book is finally out and the cover looks great! Since it’s from the UK … Continue reading

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Photos from Ambassador Bridge action, Oct. 27th, 2011

Occupy Detroit, community members and organized labor joined forces last Thursday to block freight traffic on the Ambassador Bridge, the largest point of trade between the U.S. and Canada.  Almost a quarter of all U.S.-Canadian trade crosses the Ambassador Bridge.  … Continue reading

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Detroit and Labor's Green Jobs Future

“We’re living somebody else’s vision for our city.” Donele Wilkins, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Detroit has a 22% unemployment rate. It is the poorest major city in the country and has the highest rate of segration out of every … Continue reading

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Incoming economic advisor: "Let them eat pollution."

Only twenty more days until the next administration is inaugurated! This is really exciting and we should celebrate the historic importance of this coming moment, and our role as youth in making it happen. But we can’t let our guard … Continue reading

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GM Exec to World: Global Warming is a Crock of …

Global warming is “a total crock of shit” wrote the Vice President of General Motors Corp in a company blog entry titled “Talk About a Crock.” According to Reuters, the GM Veep wrote this as a response to recent pressure … Continue reading

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(Day 1) Diving In: Flight 3482

This is dedicated to Flight 3482, for giving me the time to reflect and Marcelo an old friend.Upon arriving at the Smith Terminal of Detroit’s Metro Airport, I ran straight to the security office to return my security badge. I … Continue reading

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