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Obscure Languages

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On June 7, 2022
The Michigan prison system responds to diversity exactly like you would expect a bunch of fascists to react. Officials in prison systems across the United States have banned certain books as a way to prevent the flow of material that they say might incite violence. In Michigan, the ban has extended to several non-English language […]
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The Johnstown Flood happened in 1889 when an elite hunting club led by the vile capitalist Henry Clay Frick and frequented by other lovely people such as Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon didn’t bother maintaining a dam on their property. The dam burst and a mere 2,200 people died. The Johnstown Flood wasn’t a natural […]

Black in America

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On April 14, 2018

Our post-racial society is pretty great. A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich., to ask for directions to school. According

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Flint

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On May 8, 2017
Every time you think the Flint water crisis and the response of the state of Michigan couldn’t get any worse, you find out that it can always get worse. Melissa Mays and her family have been through a lot. They’ve been living in their four bedroom house with a big backyard in Flint, Michigan since […]

How Fascism Rises

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On December 9, 2016

Michigan Republicans are attempting to make protest illegal. Republicans in the Michigan House voted late Wednesday to make it easier for courts to shut down “mass picketing” demonstrations and fi

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Mike Lee, Family Values Republican, is a horrible human being. A bipartisan aid package to send $100 million to help the residents of Flint, Michigan deal with the widespread contamination that is still plaguing their drinking water, as well as funds for other communities that may have similar issues, is being held up by at […]

Historicizing Flint

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On February 6, 2016

If you are looking for some good long reads this Saturday, check out this forum on placing the Flint water crisis in historical context, featuring some of our leading environmental historians, as well

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