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Alice Embree :
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By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2014 On the edge of memory The slogan echoes “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” U.S. weapons for Right-wing death squads Yield peasant massacres And refugees In recent memory President … finish reading Alice Embree :
VERSE | Beyond Borders

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Marilyn Katz : Detroit and the Myth of Black Misleadership

Pedestrian walks past graffiti in downtown Detroit. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images. Image from Minnesota Public Radio. Detroit’s downfall:Beyond the myth of black misleadership How federal policy and Big Auto drove black blight and white flight. By Marilyn … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Detroit and the Myth of Black Misleadership

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Corey Hill : A Cultural Revolution in Struggling Detroit?

D-Town Farm in Detroit. Image from Hello Ms.Detroit.Reimagining Detroit:Urban gardens and green economymark seismic cultural shift By Corey Hill / AlterNet / March 22, 2011 DETROIT — On February 16, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a sweeping emergency … finish reading Corey Hill : A Cultural Revolution in Struggling Detroit?

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Sustainability : Transforming Detroit

Photographer: Fabrizio Costantini/Bloomberg News. Hazel Williams picks green tomatoes at an Urban Farm off Linwood Avenue in Detroit, on Sept. 22, 2008. Photo by Fabrizio Costantini / Bloomberg.Detroit: City of HopeBuilding a sustainable economy out of the ashes of industry. … finish reading Sustainability : Transforming Detroit

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A Lesson From Canada (and Detroit) : Single Payer Health Care is Way to Go

‘Canada pays LESS for health care per person than the US — with far better results in terms of general wellness of the population.’By Tommie Sue Montgomery / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2008 See ‘If G.M. Were a … finish reading A Lesson From Canada (and Detroit) : Single Payer Health Care is Way to Go

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Michael Moore : Saving the Big 3 for You and Me

‘Congress must save the industrial infrastructure that these companies control and the jobs they create. And it must save the world from the internal combustion engine.’By Michael Moore / December 3, 2008 I drive an American car. It’s a Chrysler. … finish reading Michael Moore : Saving the Big 3 for You and Me

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Bailout : Idiots in Detroit Can’t Even Get an Electric Car Right

Electric Edsel? GM unveils the Volt.‘At this point, since the Democrats in Congress and the White House are congenitally incapable of imagining a state-owned or partially state-owned enterprise, it would be better to just let GM go under.’By Dave Lindorff … finish reading Bailout : Idiots in Detroit Can’t Even Get an Electric Car Right

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Detroit Bailout : We Can Save Capitalism But We Can’t Tell it to Behave

Streetcar in Portland: Detroit killed the streetcar system. Photo by Steven Nehl / The Oregonian.‘We need government to chain down capitalism and set up rules that force it to start using its innovative powers for the public benefit.’By Roger Baker … finish reading Detroit Bailout : We Can Save Capitalism But We Can’t Tell it to Behave

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