Suited Vandals Pillage Detroit

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20074

On the pillaging of Detroit.



The pillaging of Detroit by vandals in business suits and judicial robes is underway. The city's "creditors," including retired city workers who stand to lose their pension benefits, received a few days' public notice that any objections to the bankruptcy proceedings had to be filed in federal court by Monday, August 19. Any actions in state courts against the bankruptcy or the Emergency Manager have been frozen.

Although the Michigan legislature has no constitutional authority over state public employees, the appeals court ruled they are covered under "right to work" legislation rammed through by the rightwing lawmakers last year.
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