Please check out this two part series from Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines program May 14, 2009, Despair, revival in Detroit.
Journalist, Avi Lewis, interviews GM executives along with MWRO Chair, Maureen Taylor, and other local residents, activists, and workers. It’s a great overview of the automotive industry collapse where Detroit was once “Ground Zero” of the automotive world.
One portion of the report includes a tour by Maureen Taylor of low-income housing that was torn down to make way for sporting facilities and casinos: “They call it urban renewal, we call it urban removal!”
There are also great interviews with Bobbi Thompson, Grace Lee Boggs, Ralph Nader, and other local and national figures. Check it out!