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...

By Susanne Posel On Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Police Depts in 3 States Shelve Body Cameras Because of Costs

Susanne Posel (OC) : Police departments in Indiana and Connecticut have pulled body cameras and are shelving them, citing new law that increased costs due to storage of videos. Clarksville, Indiana has terminated More...

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By Susanne Posel On Monday, July 4th, 2016

Michigan Inmates Fight to Keep Bottled Water as Supplies Dwindle

Susanne Posel (OC) : According to local reports out of Michigan, a lawsuit filed June 30th has resulted in an agreement between Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell and attorney Daniel Manville to keep inmates More...

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By Susanne Posel On Sunday, June 26th, 2016

More Proof Flint Water Crisis Caused Lead Spikes in Children

Susanne Posel (OC) : According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lead levels in children of Flint, Michigan have been dropping since the city’s water supply was taken off the toxic Flint 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...

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By Susanne Posel On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Living in Poverty: Flint is Just a Symptom of a Much Bigger Problem

Susanne Posel (OC) : The Michigan Kids Count (MKC) and the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) are releasing a report about poverty in the state, with a special focus on children. Gilda Z. Jacobs, president 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...

By Susanne Posel On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Flint Officials Hold Secret Meeting to Deal with Lead Contaminated Water

Susanne Posel (OC) : Flint, Michigan has high levels of lead in their tap water which is an issue for children, according to governmental health officials and doctors. The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) 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...