Made in Detroit, owned by the Koch Brothers and burned in Michigan. Much has been written recently about the mysterious black piles that appeared in one day in November 2012 on the banks of the Detroit River, not far from the Motor City’s downtown district, right next to the Ambassador Bridge – the busiest international [...]
About 200 supporters from We Are Michigan, a coalition of faith, labor and community based groups protested outside Cobo Center in Detroit today where the Michigan Economic Summit took place. Meanwhile, inside Michigan Governor Snyder addressed an audience who paid $150 each to hear him speak during the summit. We Are Michigan demonstrated in opposition to [...]
This story has come full circle. In February 2012, I covered the heartbreaking struggle of Century Aluminum retirees in Ravenswood, West Virginia as they fought for the return of healthcare benefits – paid for through decades of wage deductions while with the company. A month later that year, they struck a deal with Century and [...]
Billed as the largest climate rally in history by 350.org and the Sierra Club who both sponsored the event, tens of thousands marched on the White House in Washington DC to demand that president Obama not approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Michael Brune, the director of the Sierra Club told the crowd, ”Obama holds in his hand [...]
Supporters of Idle No More held a round dance and prayers at Hart Plaza on the banks of the Detroit river January 20, 2013, “To bring awareness of the need of community and environmental healing”. The group assembled in honor and support of Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat, who is in her 40th day of a [...]
On August 18th, 2012 more than a million people and tens of thousands of classic cars are expected to descend on Woodward Avenue in Detroit to take part in the 17th annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Here are a selection of images from last year’s Dream Cruise. The Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan is the [...]
Occupy Flint supporters set up tents on the lawn at Flint City Hall along Saginaw St. downtown, were the 52nd precinct polling station is located. Planning to occupy the space for 24 hours and “stand up for the right of Americans to freely assemble and voice their grievances,” they talked with voters and passed out [...]
It was a day to be remembered. More than than 10,000 people, with some estimates as high as 100,000, packed the streets of downtown Oakland in response to the Occupy movement’s call for a general strike to shut the city down. Many union members and city workers joined the protest, which at times, took on [...]
The movement returned to the Frank H Ogawa Plaza/Oscar Grant Park in front of Oakland City Hall after police forcibly evicted and razed their encampment earlier in the week. Click here to see the full gallery of images
October 29th, several hundred Occupy Oakland supporters took to the streets to speak out against the police state they feel has developed in Oakland, California. Clashes with the police earlier in the week saw OPD and officers from other districts shooting tear gas and firing rubber bullets into crowds of demonstrators. During those clashes, on [...]
Nearly 200 Occupy Detroit protesters marched to the Bank of America branch in the Guardian Building a few blocks away from their camp at Grand Circus Park where they joined members of the UAW to demand an end to home foreclosures by the bank. In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been [...]
Close to 300 Occupy Lansing supporters gathered around the Michigan Capital Building steps for the movement’s General Assembly Saturday, Oct 15th. Although this was their first large GA in Lansing, some protesters have been camped out, occupying Reutter Park a couple blocks away since Oct 9th. People with many political views and interests came from [...]
In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been going on in the financial district of Manhattan since Sept. 17th and others that have sprung up around the world, Occupy Detroit supporters gathered at the Spirit of Detroit statue located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown. Close to 2,000 protesters [...]
Occupy Grand Rapids, MI, is one of over 1,000 cities across the US to follow the lead of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. The group plans to camp out and occupy Ah-Nab-Awen park in front of the Gerald R. Ford Museum along the Grand River, with daily marches into the downtown [...]
Over 700 people arrested during march across Brooklyn Bridge. Photographs of the march onto Brooklyn Bridge and the mass arrests on it by the NYPD Oct 1st. Click here to see the full gallery Protestors are blocked from crossing the Brooklyn Bridge by the NYPD during an Originally planning to march across the bridge to [...]
Photographs of daily life in Liberty Square during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Sept. 27th – Oct 1st. Click here to see the full gallery A protestor dances to the drum group playing in Liberty Square during the Occupy Wall Street protests. A protestor gets some sleep in Liberty Square during the Occupy Wall Street [...]
Photos from Sept. 27th-30th. Daily life in Liberty Square and marches into the financial district in Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street. Click here to view the full gallery of images. March to the NYPD headquarters in protest of police brutality, Friday Sept. 30th. March to the New York Stock Exchange.
These images originally accompanied a story I shot back in March 2011 for The Daily titled: Fighting Back: A tough Detroit principal battles poverty and gangs to turn around America’s worst school. “A lot of the students confide in me,” says Thornton. “Because I look so young to them, they see me as a person closer [...]
Click on photo to view gallery On April 15th and 16th protestors rallied in Michigan’s capitol against HB 4214 – the Emergency Financial Manager Bill. People from all over the region came together on those two days in Lansing: welders, teachers, electricians, students, legislators, actors, writers, retirees, and many who have lost their jobs to [...]
In a protest led by the Michigan AFL-CIO, over 1,000 union workers, teachers and other supporters rallied outside the Capitol Building in Lansing to speak out against new the budget plan put forth by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that would cut state funds to cites and education as well as, proposed legislation that would give [...]
Photos from the protest. US Uncut, an organization that is taking action against what they view as unnecessary and unfair cuts to public services across the US, today, launched a nationwide protest targeting Bank of America branches to protest against what they claim is BOA’s tax-cheating. Click on the photo to view the gallery
Speaking out against the proposed privatization of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, protestors gathered on the steps of Michigan’s State Capital Building Wednesday February 23rd in Lansing. Click on photo to view all the images from the protest.
General Motors shows off its all-new Chevrolet Volt to journalists at its OnStar media event held at the GM technology Center in Warren, MI. Take a look at this revolutionary new automobile close-up.
Creative Arts Center – Pontiac, MI – Sept. 25th. As the exhibition comes to a close, I would like to say thanks to all of you who came out to support the combined exhibition of Beyond the Velvet (Revolution): post-communist Europe in photographs and The Imagine Photo Club: The Way We See It. The work from [...]