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Michigan

Drawing Boundaries: Histories of Segregation and Profit-Making in Detroit

May 8, 2018 - 11:38pm
Drawing Boundaries: Histories of Segregation and Profit-Making in Detroit

In this final installment of our segment on land, we distill two centuries of history into a brief look at how city boundaries in the region are shaped, by whom and for what purpose. It's part of an ongoing story of deeply flawed infrastructure and the people who find a way not only to survive in it, but also to support each other and thrive.Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation.

When They Couldn't Afford Internet Service, They Built Their Own

April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

Dwight Roston is drilling on the roof of a home in Detroit's Islandview neighborhood on the city's east side. Roston is part of a team that is setting up a wireless internet connection. The home is just one of 150 designated households in the city to receive free internet service by the end of the year.

Auto Alliance Pushed Climate Denial to Get Trump Admin to Abandon Obama Fuel Efficiency Standards

April 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
Auto Alliance Pushed Climate Denial to Get Trump Admin to Abandon Obama Fuel Efficiency Standards

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The Trump administration officially announced Monday that it will scrap fuel economy and emissions targets for cars and light-duty trucks sold in the United States and set new weaker standards, effectively undermining one of the federal government's most effective policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership

March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership

Once again, the debate over an individual's right to bear arms has been framed as yet another partisan conflict. But the reality is more nuanced, with people on both sides of the aisle crossing party lines on the issue. In particular, many people of color say they have good reason to be protective of their right to bear arms.Two members of the Black Panther Party are met on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967, by Police Lt.

The Bid: Will the City That Houses Amazon's Second Headquarters Really Benefit?

February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Bid: Will the City That Houses Amazon's Second Headquarters Really Benefit?

With its 142 square miles of largely empty land, and a sweet package of tax incentives, Detroit looked like a shoo-in for setting up Amazon's second headquarters, but it didn't make the cut. A closer look at Amazon's criteria, however, makes one wonder if the deal would have benefited anyone other than CEO Jeff Bezos.Stories like this are more important than ever! To make sure Truthout can keep publishing them, please give a tax-deductible donation today.

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