Tag archive for ‘Michigan’
The AES coal-fired power plant in Guayamas, Puerto Rico. Hilda Llorens, Author provided
By nsnbc On Friday, December 9th, 2016

In Puerto Rico, environmental injustice and racism inflame protests over coal ash

Hilda Lloréns (TC) : For scholars like me who study environmental justice, it has been encouraging to see residents in Flint, Michigan and the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota organize against threats to their More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, May 30th, 2016

Political Prisoner, Lifelong Civil Rights Leader Never Gives Up

Polly Hughes (nsnbc) : Political prisoner Reverend Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan, is an inmate at Marquette Branch Prison located in the Upper Peninsula. Marquette is almost 500 miles away from his home More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, May 9th, 2016

Rev. Pinkney was right: Emergency Financial Management is comin’ to your City next!

Polly Hughes (nsnbc) : What do Michigan emergency managers, water rights, illegal corporate land acquisitions, and gentrification have to do with political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney? Rev. Pinkney has been fighting More...

Up until the 1940s, as much as half of U.S. water piping from main lines was made of lead. Thomashawk/flickr, CC BY-NC
By nsnbc On Monday, January 25th, 2016

Piping as poison: the Flint water crisis and America’s toxic infrastructure

Chris Sellers (TC) : As the crisis over the water in Flint, Michigan, rolls on, we’re learning more and more about the irresponsibility and callousness of officials and politicians in charge. Up until the 1940s, More...

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By Shamus Cooke On Monday, March 2nd, 2015

U.S. Union Busting: Who’s Scarier, Scott Walker or ‘Jihadi John’?

Shamus Cooke (nsnbc) : When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker compared labor unions to ISIS his audience cheered. At the end of the speech he got a standing ovation, reported FOX News in an article entitled “Walker More...

By nsnbc On Friday, December 26th, 2014

Cameras on American cops: the jury’s still out

Sutherland & Ariel (TC) : The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior. We know this through decades of research on CCTV demonstrating that video monitoring has little to no effect More...

By nsnbc On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Police Use Xmas Video PR Stunt to Boost Trust in Law Enforcement

Susanne Posel (OC) : The Lowell Police Department (LPD) in Michigan have created a viral video out of a public relations stunt aimed at boosting public confidence in law enforcement and the timing could not have More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Police Draw Loaded Guns on Students During Active Shooter Drill

Susanne Posel (OC) : Jewett Middle Academy (JMA) was the scene of an “active shooter” drill that was so realistic, one student to the press: “We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and More...