Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit mayor

Thousands forced to live without water in Detroit

By James Brewer, 17 December 2015

Detroit's policy of mass water shutoffs has been called a human rights violation by the United Nations.

Metro Detroit residents sell plasma to support families

By Kathleen Martin, 17 December 2015

With 40 percent of residents living in poverty, many Detroit workers are forced to find alternative ways to make money, including selling their plasma.

Michigan governor names 4th emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools

By Nancy Hanover, 19 January 2015

New Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has pledged further cuts to impoverished Detroit schools.

Mass abstention in Detroit mayoral primary election

By Eric London, 8 August 2013

Less than 18 percent of eligible voters turned out in Tuesday’s Detroit mayoral primary.

Former CEO and county sheriff winners of Detroit mayoral primary, boycotted by large majority of voters

By our reporter, 7 August 2013

Mass alienation from the entire political system dominated Detroit’s mayoral primary election, with an estimated 17 percent of registered voters going to the polls.

Vote for D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit mayor!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

6 August 2013

The Socialist Equality Party calls on all workers in Detroit to cast a vote for SEP candidate D’Artagnan Collier in today’s mayoral election.

SEP holds election rally capping Detroit mayoral campaign

By Shannon Jones, 5 August 2013

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier outlined the party’s socialist program before an audience including firefighters, teachers, students and retirees at Wayne State University

Detroit workers at SEP election meeting speak to WSWS

By our reporters, 5 August 2013

Workers spoke with reporters from the World Socialist Web Site on the need to mobilize the working class against the bankruptcy of Detroit.

Build Detroit area workers committees to oppose bankruptcy

5 August 2013

This resolution was passed unanimously at the Socialist Equality Party election meeting.

D’Artagnan Collier holds rally at Detroit-area Chrysler plant

By a WSWS reporting team, 3 August 2013

Auto workers at a Detroit Chrysler plant gave a warm reception to D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit.

D’Artagnan Collier speaks on Detroit radio

By Nick Barrickman, 2 August 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, was interviewed on WCHB-AM 1200, Detroit’s Urban Newstalk radio station, about social conditions facing Detroiters.

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier in televised debate

By Shannon Jones, 1 August 2013

In the course of the live forum involving 13 candidates, Collier advanced a socialist program to defend the working class.

Growing anger among Detroit workers against attack on pensions, services

By Usman Clemens, 27 July 2013

Opposition is mounting among Detroit workers to the drive by the city’s emergency manager Kevyn Orr and Michigan governor Rick Snyder to use the city’s bankruptcy to slash social services and rip up workers’ pensions.

Oppose the Detroit bankruptcy!

Statement by D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit mayor

24 July 2013

The SEP is calling on workers and youth to distribute this statement as widely as possible and build the August 4 campaign meeting at Wayne State University.

D’Artagnan Collier end-of-election meeting in Detroit

No to bankruptcy! Mobilize the working class against the bankers dictatorship!

20 July 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, will speak at 2 p.m. on August 4 at Wayne State University.

Tenants facing eviction attend SEP meeting on crisis in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 17 July 2013

SEP mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier addressed the meeting, which was called to discuss a socialist program for the revitalization of the city.

Collier says the real source of crime is inequality and poverty at Detroit mayoral forum

By Bryan Dyne, 15 July 2013

Collier denounced layoffs, foreclosures and other “social crimes” and presented a program for the working class in Detroit to fight social inequality.

Detroit’s Henry Street apartment evictions placed on hold

By Lawrence Porter, 13 July 2013

After facing the threat of eviction, residents of the Berwin Apartments in Detroit, Michigan were informed by the owner that the sale of the property had fallen through.

Public meeting Monday, July 15

A socialist program for the revitalization of Detroit

13 July 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, will speak at 7pm at the Unitarian-Universalist Church.

Emergency manager moves Detroit closer to bankruptcy

By Bryan Dyne, 12 July 2013

Kevyn Orr is moving towards a bankruptcy filing in order to gut pension funds and secure the interests of Detroit’s biggest bondholders.

Workers must support the Griswold residents’ fight against eviction

Statement by D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit

10 July 2013

The residents of the Griswold Apartments in downtown Detroit have called on working people to support their fight against evictions and the “rebuilding” of the city for the benefit of the rich.

SEP mayoral campaign wins support in Detroit

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2013

Supporters of Socialist Equality Party mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier won support from workers and youth over the weekend in downtown Detroit.

Detroit seniors appeal for support to fight evictions

By Zac Corrigan, 8 July 2013

Tenants facing eviction have written an open letter to workers in Detroit to support their struggle.

Detroit pension cuts looming

By Bryan Dyne, 4 July 2013

Using a few dozen high-paying pensions as a pretext, Detroit’s emergency manager is preparing to gut retirements of city workers.

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier speaks at candidate forum

By Matthew MacEgan, 2 July 2013

On Sunday, Collier participated in a forum held at the Second Baptist Church in downtown Detroit that gave residents an opportunity to question candidates running in the upcoming Detroit primary election

Downtown Detroit tenants hold meeting to fight back against evictions

By Zac Corrigan and Justin Knowels, 1 July 2013

Detroit residents facing eviction are organizing to fight back.

“I’m prepared to go to jail to have my rights”

Griswold tenants speak out on threatened eviction

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 July 2013

Tenants facing eviction from the Griswold Apartments in Detroit spoke to the WSWS.

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier rejects claim “there is no money” at forum

By Bryan Dyne, 27 June 2013

Collier speaking at the Dexter Elmhurst Community Center called on workers to reject the claims of Detroit’s emergency manager and to fight for their own independent interests.

D’Artagnan Collier calls for “rebuilding Detroit in the interests of workers” at mayoral forum

By E.P. Bannon, 22 June 2013

Collier spoke at a Detroit Historic Neighborhoods Coalition forum where he put forth a program for the working class to fight for its own interests against the emergency manager.

Throw out the emergency manager!

Video: D’Artagnan Collier responds to Kevyn Orr’s plan to slash workers’ retirement benefits

19 June 2013

In this video, D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit mayor, replies to the proposal by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to slash the pensions and health care benefits of city workers.

SEP candidate in Detroit speaks with workers about attack on pensions

By Bryan Dyne, 19 June 2013

Workers in Detroit spoke with D’Artagnan Collier about emergency manager Kevyn Orr’s plans to gut pensions and sell off city assets.

Collier speaks with Detroiters opposing high school privatization plan

By our team of reporters, 18 June 2013

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier spoke with protestors at Northwestern High School to discuss the nature of so-called “self-governing” schools

Social counterrevolution in Detroit

By Andre Damon, 17 June 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced a plan Friday to wipe out the pensions and health benefits of current and retired city workers, condemning nearly 20,000 retirees and their families to poverty and poor health.

D'Artagnan Collier, David Walsh speak in defense of the DIA and culture as a social right

By Bryan Dyne, 15 June 2013

Collier and Walsh discussed the defense of culture as part of a program and perspective for the working class.

What the WSWS said about the Detroit Institute of Arts millage

15 June 2013

We are reposting below a statement originally published by the WSWS last August opposing a property tax promoted by the political and corporate establishment of Detroit and Michigan for the ostensible purpose of “saving” the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Detroit workers and youth speak out against attacks by emergency manager

By our reporters, 13 June 2013

The threats to sell off city assets, particularly the Detroit Institute of Arts, has provoked widespread opposition across the city.

No to Orr and the bankers’ dictatorship! For a working class and socialist alternative to the looting of Detroit!

Statement of D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor

12 June 2013

This statement was distributed Monday, June 10 at the first public meeting of the Detroit emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.

Detroit emergency manager holds stage-managed “public” meeting

By Bryan Dyne, 12 June 2013

Kevyn Orr held his required public meeting Monday night where he presented his plans for austerity.

Interview with artist Jef Bourgeau about the threat to the Detroit Institute of Arts

“Art shapes the way you see the world”

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 12 June 2013

We recently spoke to Detroit-area artist Jef Bourgeau about the threat to sell off major works of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and related matters.

SEP mayoral candidate speaks at two Detroit election forums

By Bryan Dyne, 11 June 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit Mayor, spoke at candidate forums Friday and Saturday, calling for a mass movement of the working class to oppose the financial manager.

David Walsh to speak at June 13 Detroit campaign meeting

11 June 2013

David Walsh will speak in defense of the DIA and culture in Detroit.

Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns against Detroit Institute of Arts selloff

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013

D’Artagnan Collier spoke to workers and youth about threats to sell off the DIA’s art to pay off Detroit’s bondholders.

Bankers to gather in Detroit to plot asset-stripping

By Nancy Hanover, 10 June 2013

Municipal bankruptcy would facilitate the abrogation of labor contracts, pave the way for large-scale layoffs and put pensions at risk.

Socialist Equality Party continues campaign against Detroit evictions

By Tom Hall, 7 June 2013

Tenants threatened with eviction from the Henry Street apartment complex and students from nearby Cass Tech high school spoke with supporters of SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier.

Hamtramck latest Michigan city declared in “financial emergency”

By Bryan Dyne, 6 June 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder took the first step in installing an emergency manager for Hamtramck, the small enclave surrounded by Detroit.

SEP campaign to hold June 13 meeting in Detroit: Hands off the DIA

The defense of culture and the crisis in Detroit

5 June 2013

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D'Artagnan Collier will speak in defense of the DIA and culture in Detroit.

Detroit plans to sell off closed fire stations

By Bryan Dyne, 5 June 2013

Seven fire stations and the former firehouse headquarters are being sold by the city in order to pay part of Detroit's long-term debt.

Detroit emergency manager threatens sale of all cultural treasures

By Bryan Dyne, 4 June 2013

In line with his earlier appraisal of the value of the works at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Kevyn Orr is now determining whether the city should sell off every other public asset.

Mackinac business conference sets anti-working class agenda for Detroit

By Bryan Dyne, 3 June 2013

The Detroit Regional Chamber last week hosted the annual Mackinac Policy Conference in northern Michigan.

D'Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit mayor, speaks on the social crisis in Detroit

By Bryan Dyne, 1 June 2013

D'Artagnan Collier advanced a program and perspective for the working class of Detroit to fight back against the cuts and privatizations happening in the city.

Defend the DIA! Culture is a social right!

By D’Artagnan Collier—SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit, 30 May 2013

The following statement was issued by SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier in opposition to plans to sell off the masterpieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Workers, students speak on plans to sell Detroit Institute of Art masterpieces

By a WSWS reporting team, 27 May 2013

A World Socialist Web Site reporting team spoke to workers and young people visiting the DIA about the proposal to sell the museum’s art collection.

Emergency manager considers selling off Detroit Institute of Arts collection

By Bryan Dyne, 25 May 2013

The DIA, one of the leading fine arts museums in the US, is being considered as an asset Detroit could sell off to help pay the city’s debt.

SEP campaigners oppose Detroit home evictions

By a campaign team, 24 May 2013

Supporters of Socialist Equality Party Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier spoke this week to residents facing eviction at the Henry Street apartments.

Emergency manager to decide on Detroit bankruptcy within six weeks

By Bryan Dyne, 23 May 2013

Detroit’s emergency manager is using the threat of bankruptcy to extract massive cuts from city workers.

Emergency Meeting: A workers program to answer the crisis in Detroit

By D’Artagnan Collier—Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, 22 May 2013

A call for workers and youth to attend an emergency meeting on the crisis in Detroit.

Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier campaigns at Eastern Market

By Thomas Gaist, 20 May 2013

Collier spoke to workers and youth about his mayoral campaign, the fight against the emergency manager and the conditions facing Detroiters.

Workers must reject emergency manager’s plan for Detroit

By D’Artagnan Collier—Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, 20 May 2013

The Socialist Equality Party candidate for mayor of Detroit is calling on the city’s working class to reject the economic plan put forward by the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.

SEP mayoral candidate outlines socialist program at Detroit election forum

By Thomas Gaist, 18 May 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit mayor, spoke at a mayoral forum on the emergency manager, the social crisis in Detroit and the way forward for the working class.

SEP candidate D’Artagnan Collier on ballot for Detroit mayor race

By Jerry White, 16 May 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for mayor of Detroit, will be on the ballot for the August 6 primary election.

Detroit’s emergency manager throws down the gauntlet

By Joseph Kishore, 15 May 2013

Detroit is on the front lines of a national and international strategy of the corporate and financial elite, in which increasingly dictatorial methods are being employed to force through deeply unpopular measures.

SEP Detroit mayoral campaign wins support from workers

By Shannon Jones, 13 May 2013

D’Artagnan Collier joined an SEP campaign team Saturday at Detroit’s Eastern Market.

D’Artagnan Collier turns in petitions for Detroit mayoral campaign

By Thomas Gaist and Bryan Dyne, 11 May 2013

The SEP submitted one thousand signatures to gain ballot status for the August primary.

Detroit’s emergency manager prepares anti-working class financial plan

By Bryan Dyne, 10 May 2013

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will submit a report Monday that will be the pretext for an accelerated offensive against the working class in Detroit.

Campaign teams for D’Artagnan Collier exceed signature goal in Detroit mayoral race

By an SEP campaign team, 6 May 2013

Campaigners for D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality candidate for mayor of Detroit, have exceeded their signature goal to put Collier on the ballot.

Stop the mass evictions in Detroit!

By D’Artagnan Collier—Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, 3 May 2013

The following statement was issued by SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier to oppose the eviction of 300 tenants of the Henry Street apartments in Cass Corridor.

Campaigners for D’Artagnan Collier near signature goal in Detroit mayoral race

By an SEP campaign team, 29 April 2013

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party have collected close to the 1,000 signature goal to place Collier on the ballot for Detroit mayor.

SEP campaigns to put D’Artagnan Collier on the ballot for Detroit mayor

By an SEP campaign team, 27 April 2013

SEP supporters campaigned throughout the week to put D’Artagnan Collier on the Detroit mayoral ballot, collecting petition signatures at many locations around Detroit.

SEP mayoral campaign in Detroit wins strong support in first week

By Lawrence Porter, 24 April 2013

The campaign to place D’Artagnan Collier, a city worker and member of the Socialist Equality Party, on the ballot for mayor of Detroit has gotten off to a strong start.

Support D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for mayor of Detroit!

Throw out the emergency manager! End the bankers’ dictatorship in Detroit!

By Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 April 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running D’Artagnan Collier as its candidate for mayor of Detroit. The following is his statement announcing the campaign.

D’Artagnan Collier speaks at United Way Detroit mayoral forum

By Zac Corrigan, 12 July 2012

D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit, put forward a socialist program in a forum which was streamed live on video via the Internet.

Utilities must be a social right!

By of D’Artagnan Collier and Socialist Equality Party candidate for Michigan legislature, 2 October 2010

This statement has been issued by D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Michigan House of Representatives (9th District) and a founding member of the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs.

Detroit fires: Timeline of a disaster

By Tom Eley, 17 September 2010

A review of the events leading up to the Detroit fires of September 7 reveals that they were not a “natural disaster,” but the outcome of DTE’s neglect of the power grid and budget cutbacks for fire protection.

Detroit residents protest cuts in bus service

By Tim Tower and Debra Watson, 2 September 2009

Thousands of Detroit residents attended public meetings called by the city to present its proposals for slashing bus service.

Detroit city workers oppose concessions, layoffs

21 August 2009

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party distributed statements to Detroit city workers rallying in opposition to concessions and layoffs. D’Artagnan Collier, who ran as the SEP’s mayoral candidate in the August primaries, addressed workers.

For a united movement of Detroit workers! Form rank-and-file committees to oppose concessions!

By Socialist Equality Party, 19 August 2009

The following statement is being distributed to Detroit city workers at a rally protesting layoffs and concessions demanded by Detroit Mayor David Bing.

Mass abstention in Detroit mayoral elections

SEP candidate wins significant vote

By Jack Cody and Jerry White, 6 August 2009

Less than 17 percent of eligible voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election in Detroit in a sign of popular disaffection with the political system. The only mayoral candidate addressing the needs of the working class, Socialist Equality Party candidate D’Artagnan Collier, won a significant vote.

The political lessons of the Detroit mayoral elections

By D’Artagnan Collier and SEP candidate for Detroit Mayor, 6 August 2009

D’Artagnan Collier reviews the political basis of his campaign for Detroit mayor and discusses the significance of Tuesday’s primary elections.

Vote for D’Artagnan Collier, SEP Candidate for Detroit Mayor

1 August 2009

SEP Detroit Mayoral Candidate D’Artagnan Collier explains why he is asking city residents to vote for him, and workers around the world to support the Socialist Equality Party.

Interview with SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier

How I became a socialist

By Nancy Hanover, 31 July 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for mayor of Detroit, has deep roots in the city’s working class population. In the following interview, he discusses the experiences that shaped his political views.

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate speaks at forum on youth and education

By Jack Cody, 30 July 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate in the upcoming Detroit mayoral election, spoke Tuesday at a mayoral forum held at a youth development center in Detroit’s New Center Area, in which candidates presented their positions on education and youth development.

SEP candidate participates in televised debate

30 July 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit mayor, participated in a televised debate, which was aired Sunday in metro Detroit.

SEP holds conference in Detroit

By Jack Cody, 28 July 2009

The Socialist Equality Party conference was called to review the first six months of the Obama administration and discuss a new political perspective for the working class.

End all utility shutoffs! For a socialist response to the economic crisis

By D’Artagnan Collier and SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit, 24 July 2009

This statement is in response to the tragic death of four Detroit residents from carbon monoxide poisoning. The fumes came from a generator installed after the family’s electricity had been shut off.

Detroit: D’Artagnan Collier speaks to protesting city workers

By Tom Eley and Jack Cody, 24 July 2009

The SEP mayoral candidate for Detroit, D’Artagnan Collier, spoke Wednesday to city workers who had gathered downtown to protest new concessions demanded by Mayor David Bing.

Socialist Equality Party conference in Detroit

A new political perspective for the working class

2 July 2009

The SEP is holding this critical conference in Detroit on July 25 to discuss a new political perspective for the working class to defend jobs and living standards.

Southwest Detroit residents speak to D’Artagnan Collier campaign

By Jack Cody, 30 June 2009

Campaigners for D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for mayor of Detroit, built for an upcoming meeting in southwest Detroit this Saturday. Residents spoke to the campaign about the conditions they face in this impoverished community.

Election meeting in Southwest Detroit

Stop the shutdown of Detroit! A socialist response to the economic crisis

25 June 2009

The Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, D’Artagnan Collier, will speak at an election meeting on Wednesday, July 1, on the socialist response to the economic crisis.

Striking city workers hold rally in Windsor, Ontario

By Joe Kishore, 15 June 2009

Striking city workers in Windsor, Ontario held a rally last week. D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor in nearby Detroit, Michigan, visited the strikers, calling for the unity of the Canadian and American working class.

Detroit election meeting

Stop the shutdown of Detroit! A socialist response to the economic crisis

10 June 2009

Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor D’Artagnan Collier will speak at an election meeting June 16.