What’s Behind the Emergency Management and Forced Bankruptcy of Detroit?
Continuing our coverage of Detroit’s mammoth bankruptcy saga, Leid Stories provides a primer on the hidden motives behind the appointment by Gov. Rick Snyder of an emergency manager to take charge of the city’s fiscal and related operational decisions while choreographing its forced descent into bankruptcy.
A special presentation is given by Abayomi Azikiwe, who regularly contributes reports to Leid Stories on the battles in bankruptcy court and on the growing tide of opposition among Detroiters, who see themselves as victims of political machinations that in effect have placed them under autocratic rule. A Q&A follows his presentation.
Azikiwe is the editor of the Pan-African Newswire, a Detroit organizer for the Workers World Party, and an organizer-activist with Moratorium Now!, a grassroots group that has been seeking a halt to foreclosures, evictions and utility cutoffs for struggling Detroiters.