Wayne County Greens support Mayoral, Clerk, and City Council Candidates
Wayne County, Michigan
On Tuesday, June 13th, the Wayne County Green Party officially endorsed the candidacies of Detroit Mayoral candidate, Ingrid LaFleur; City Clerk candidate, D. Etta Wilcoxon; City Council candidate for the 1st District, James Eberheart Jr; City Council candidate for the 7th District, Joanna Underwood; and City Council At Large candidate Beverly Kindle-Walker.
This was my final paper in my ethics class this past semester & I just thought I’d share my thoughts on this issue.
*Note* I know this does not encompass this entire issue, it was a 6-8 page paper, and I had to write this within some guidelines.
THE ETHICS OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Jennifer V. Kurland
Water hoses being sprayed on peaceful protests was a game changer for the Civil Rights Movement when those images were broadcast to the public on TV. When similar, yet more brutal tactics were used on water protectors protesting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the media was missing in action. Native people in the United States are victims of genocide from the onset of our country’s founding, and still today struggle for the basic human rights supposedly guaranteed to all people under the Constitution. The Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction against the wishes of the Standing Rock Sioux is just one more injustice piled on to this sordid history. There is no ethical justification that would allow this pipeline to continue decimating the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s ancestral burial grounds and treaty territory.
The Flint Water Crisis is still ongoing, and is a shameful stain on our state. In January 2016, I decided to research the crisis and create a documentary for my radio show The Offensive Feminist with Jenny K. My initial thought of a 15 minute video slowly turned into just over an hour’s worth of information. Little did I realize when I started looking into this crisis the depth of public information that shows not only that our government knew Flint’s treatment plant could not properly treat water, but that it was spelled out as early as 2009 in the initial planning report of the KWA pipeline. Both Republicans and Democrats have blood on their hands in Flint. Please watch, share, and help end the misinformation still being spread and reported about the Flint Water Crisis. The people of Flint still need our help.