Friday, May 29, 2009

Hope springs: Views of a better Detroit arising from capitalism’s ruins

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:14 PM

One of our readers, after seeing a recent News Hits item that mentioned 94-year-old activist and political philosopher Grace Lee Boggs, has sent us a few links I thought worth passing along. They share a common theme: Detroit, as Ground Zero of the economic meltdown, is uniquely positioned to show...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Ride the rush

Posted By on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Bike to Work Day participants take a break on the way in. Two wheels good: Cyclists ride together to make a point. As he thought about his late afternoon appointment today, Michael Beaton had a big decision to make: Should he take his bicycle along on his sales call...

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Policy summit at Cobo: Buck up, buckaroos

Posted By on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Dean Baker will be among the speakers at Saturday's event. Sometimes it takes hitting bottom before people are motivated to initiate the kinds of changes they should have made all along. Which is why, despite the bleak economic news that just keeps coming and coming, there’s also reason to...

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ribbon-cutting for Dequindre Cut

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Dignitaries cut the ribbon opening the greenway. A marching band is among the first to "legally" walk the track. We weren’t around for the opening of the world’s first mile of concrete road on Woodward in 1909. But we figure that the hoopla couldn’t have exceeded Thursday morning’s ribbon-cuttiing...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Matty the squatter

Posted on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Imagine for a moment you or I decided we wanted to set up camp over at Detroit’s Riverside Park. Just went down there, put up a tent and started living at the site. How long do you think it’d be before the cops showed up and put a stop to...

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