Detroit 100 Days Victory March moving through downtown chanting militant slogans in opposition to racism and capitalism
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Press conference on police brutality featured Darryl Jordan of EMEAC
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40 Detroit Organizations Demand Resignation of Police Chief

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff Various community based organizations are demanding change and an end to state repression. They held a press conference on September 3 on Detroit’s eastside. Several speakers drew the connection between […]

Bystander beaten and arrested by Detroit plice on Aug. 22, 2020
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What’s Behind the August 22 Police Riot in Detroit?

Above: Detroit police brutalized a bystander who lives on Woodward Avenue and opened his front door to provide respite to demonstrators as they dispersed. Multiple officers seized him, held him down, punched him in the […]

Detroit police attack demonstrators on Aug. 22, 2020
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Detroit Police brutally attack demonstrators without warning

The following is a guest contribution to Fighting Words from a Detroit activist. By Jessica Nadeau I am an independent photographer who has been following Detroit Will Breathe as the group holds marches and sit-ins […]

Reinstate a Moratorium on Evictions picket line outside 36th District Court
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Detroiters Protest Looming Mass Evictions

The following is a programmatic leaflet issued by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Evictions, Foreclosures & Utility Shutoffs in Detroit distributed at a demonstration outside 36th District Court on August 17, 2020. By Moratorium […]

Reinstate a Moratorium on Evictions in Michigan
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Reinstate the Moratorium on Evictions!

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff A demonstration was held outside the 36th District Court in Detroit on Mon. August 17, 2020 protesting the lifting of the moratorium on evictions imposed by both Gov. Gretchen Whitmer […]

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Cities Need Bailouts Not More Usurious Bond Deals

By Abayomi Azikiwe On August 14, the final abandoned home was demolished with the more than $265 million in Hardest Hit Homeowners Funds initially designed to preserve neighborhoods as opposed to their destruction in the […]

Indian Village Detroit
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Detroit: Native People Campaign for Neighborhood Name Change

Native people have begun a campaign to change the name of a Detroit eastside neighborhood called “Indian Village” and its community newsletter “Smoke Signals.” Below is a letter delivered to the neighborhood association by a […]

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Detroit Factory Target of “Black Workers’ Lives Matter”

By Unite All Workers for  Democracy, Autoworkers Caravan and Moratorium Now Flex-N-Gate Detroit, a parts supplier for Ford, was built off the backs of Black community members on Detroit’s east side.  Many lost their property […]

Asar Amen-Ra, uncle of Hakim Littleton addresses media
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Detroit: July 23 Community Press Conference Demands Justice for Hakim Littleton

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff The Coalition for Police Transparency and Accountability, composed of 17 Detroit-based organizations formed after the killing of Hakim Littleton by Detroit Police, held a press briefing on the necessity of […]