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Leid Stories—Pastor-Activist Revs Up Fight to Save Michigan City from Illegal Corporate/Gov’t Takeover—08.01.17

Leid Stories updates the story of the Rev. Edward Pinkney, who years ago took on a battle to save the predominantly black and poor city of Benton Harbor from a corporate/government conspiracy to rid the city of its “undesirable” population by hiking taxes, and give the vacated land to Whirlpool corporation for a golf course and related amenities. Download this …

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The Great Lakes Water Wars Have Begun After U.S. Officials Approve Drawing 30 Million Litres Per Day

A group of eight U.S. officials have voted to allow a Wisconsin-based region to begin drawing 30 million litres of water a day from lake Michigan for drinking water. A Canadian Mayor has spoken out on the recently-approved plan calling the recent decision “the end of the Great Lakes as we know them.” Last year, the city of Waukesha in …

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Rory Fanning – The Wars in Our Schools

Early each New Year’s Day I head for Lake Michigan with a handful of friends. We look for a quiet stretch of what, only six months earlier, was warm Chicago beach. Then we trudge through knee-deep snow in bathing suits and boots, fighting wind gusts and hangovers. Sooner or later, we arrive where the snowpack meets the shore and boot …