Friday, July 29, 2005

Newspaper Under Fire For Alleged Racist Cartoon

This WDIV coverage includes an image of the 'Alleged Racist Cartoon'. In a rather interesting piece of synchronicity, the Detroit Free Press publishes this article on the fear that not enough migrant workers will be available to pick the cherry crop due to massive migrant deportations. The cartoon states that 'Services for legal and illegal immigrants cost taxpayers over $68 billion per year.' The article doesn't state how much 'legal and illegal immigrants' contribute to the economy here in Michigan and across the US. I wonder why?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Unofficial report from Oklahoma

Here's a "completely lo-fi, diy publication" covering the recent events at the GPUS Annual National Meeting in Tulsa last week. The official press releases can be found here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

'Detroit's radios paid by suburbs' reads inflammatory headline

Here we have the City of Detroit installing and paying for a digital radio system meant to be used during a terrorist attack (how's that for inflammatory) and all the Detroit News and other reactionaries want to talk about is why the water department pays more than its fair share? Are the 'water wars' simply a cover for other forces here in the most segregated region of our country?

In a completely unrelated story...

... a recent report shows that home buyers steered separately by their race.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hendrix trumps Kilpatrick in funding

Not only is he winning according to the polls, but Freeman Hendrix is raising more money than Mayor Kilpatrick. And with elections like this: 'with less than two weeks remaining before the Aug. 2 primary, the top two candidates had already raised as much as Kilpatrick and his general election opponent, Gil Hill, spent on their entire campaigns in 2001.' - money may be more important than the polls.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Look, over there, a new Supreme Court nominee

While the counter-attack on Joe Wilson is replaced with more pressing business (congress won't in session for over a month) the paper trail begins to emerge. He leaked it, and now it's obvious he knew she was covert. Boy is it hot this summer!

Monday, July 18, 2005

When did you first hear about Joe Wilson's wife?

Naming a covert operative is what Karl Rove did. Now what happens? Is he indicted or does the whole mess blow over in the heat?

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Monday, July 11, 2005

And the people agree...

...with Nolan according to this poll

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Old enemies agree: Detroit's Kwame Kilpatrick must go

I don't often agree with Nolan Finley and I don't buy into the enemies metaphor but I do agree that Kilpatrick must go.

Ralph Nader's Open Letter to George W. Bush

In his Open Letter to Bush, he asks: "Who is doing the sacrificing on the US side besides our troops and their families and other Americans whose dire necessities and protections cannot be met due to the diversion of huge spending for the Iraq war and occupation?"

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Iraqis uneasy with Bush's handling of war

Local Iraqi Americans' attitudes to US actions in their native land is changing according to this Free Press Article. With the 67% negative rating given to Bush's handling of the war, they seem to be in total agreement with African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans and all the rest of the Americans that want the US policy in Iraq to change.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

George Corsetti: This Land is Their Land

Detroit Greens own George Corsetti has a thoughtful analysis of the recent Supreme Court decision on the use of eminent domain. In 'This Land is Their Land', George draws comparisons to Detroit's Poletown affair and points out the Michigan Supreme Courts recent reversal of its decision to allow the destruction of the east side neighborhood to build a GM plant. HIs liberal references to Ralph Nader may discomfit some Greens, but hey, deal with it.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

"the twilight of Black broker politics"

Are we seeing the "the twilight of Black broker politics" as Yoshie suggests in this post?.