In Detroit, safety is a privilege enjoyed by the white and wealthy. In the city's Black neighborhoods, public safety has been sacrificed to the gods of austerity.
Real solidarity will help to mobilize forces everywhere that are coming to realize the deepening costs and injustices of accepting capitalism's continuation.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, founder of 350.org, and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book, just out in paperback, is "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet."