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Image Credit: photo from Nurses United March for water in Detroit

Jon Stewart Nails Detroit Water Crisis: ‘There’s A Lot Of Ways To Make A City Unlivable’ (VIDEO)

“When it comes to laying siege to a city, we all have our favorite methods. You may be a starve ’em out guy, I’m a catapult guy…”

by Randa Morris· · News
Is The Mass Detroit Water Shut Off The First Shot In The Coming Water Wars?

Is The Mass Detroit Water Shut Off The First Shot In The Coming Water Wars?

I don’t just see a city struggling with crushing poverty. I see a legal and constitutional precedent being set where corporations can deprive millions of fresh water unless they pay extortionist prices.

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Detroit Activists Reclaim Water From Mayor’s City Owned Mansion And Distribute It To Residents Without Water

“Denying tens of thousands of people the right to water ought to be criminal, doing it while living in a publicly funded, city-owned mansion is just despicable.”

by Joe Fletcher· · News
81-year-old Gloria Johnson went without water for weeks (Image via ABC7)

‘It’s Part Of Our Faith To Help’: Muslim Groups Give $100k To Detroit Citizens Without Water

Muslims step in to help deal with extreme Capitalists.

by Kerry-Anne· · Current Issues, News
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The GOP’s Third World America: Detroit Faces Humanitarian Water Crisis Of Epic Proportions (VIDEO)

Detroit protester: ‘You’re going to close the water off for a woman with a $400 bill who’s pregnant and a two-year-old? Shame on you!’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
PETA Will Pay Water Bills Of Struggling Detroit Families If They Give Up Meat

PETA Will Pay Water Bills Of Struggling Detroit Families If They Give Up Meat

The city of Detroit has been steadily cutting off the water of residents who cannot pay their water bills at around 1,500-3,000 people per week. It is estimated that about half of the city is behind on bills. In the words of one resident, “when half of the city can’t do something, it […]

by Vera· · News
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Detroit Residents Have “No Right To Free Water” As Shut-off Continues

As Detroit shuts off water service for tens of thousands of Detroit residents, scenes of mothers, children, the sick and low-income workers deprived of water have provoked outrage and generated national and international attention. Since 2013, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has been turning off water on customers that have fallen […]

by Vera· · News
More Than 150,000 Low-Income Families To Lose Water In Detroit (VIDEO)

More Than 150,000 Low-Income Families To Lose Water In Detroit (VIDEO)

Detroit residents who fall behind on their water bill are now facing a humanitarian crisis as the city proceeds to cut off more than one hundred thousand of residents’ water access.

by Salvatore Aversa· · News
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17:  Gov. Rick Snyder, (R-MI), listens to members comments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, on Capitol Hill March 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. The committee is examining how lead ended up in the public drinking water in Flint, Michigan.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Michigan Republicans Strip Flint Of Their Power To Sue The State Over Poisoned Water

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is nothing more than a petty tyrant.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
When Asked If Trump Learned Anything In Detroit Ben Carson LITERALLY Runs Away (VIDEO)

When Asked If Trump Learned Anything In Detroit Ben Carson LITERALLY Runs Away (VIDEO)

Ben Carson was asked a tough question about Trump, so he ran away and pretended he forgot his luggage.

by John Prager· · News
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 26: New Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivers his first State of the City address at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center February 26, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  Duggan, the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years, addressed the issue of urban blight and announced an additional $20 million would be used to demolish fire-damaged abandoned buildings in the city. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

City Of Detroit Begins Punishing Poor People For Being Poor In The Most Inhumane Way (VIDEO)

The city of Detroit is punishing people who live in extreme poverty and it is pretty f*cking horrible.

by Shannon Argueta· · News
Finally, Somebody Is Getting ARRESTED For Lead Poisoning In Flint’s Water

Finally, Somebody Is Getting ARRESTED For Lead Poisoning In Flint’s Water

Someone is finally going to be arrested for the Flint Water crisis. It’s about damn time.

by Oliver Willis· · News
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WATCH: Democrat Takes Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder To The Woodshed For Poisoned Flint Water

Michigan Governor Rick ‘Poison’ Snyder got his ass handed to him by Rep. Elijah Cummings for ignoring the Flint water crisis.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Could Face Manslaughter Charges Over Flint Water Poisoning

The people of Flint, Michigan are suffering from a man-made disaster, and someone should pay the consequences for it.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
Look How Nestle Profits By Taking Michigan Water For Free As Flint Pays A FORTUNE For Poison (IMAGE/VIDEO)

Look How Nestle Profits By Taking Michigan Water For Free As Flint Pays A FORTUNE For Poison (IMAGE/VIDEO)

It’s absolutely disgusting that Michigan Republicans allow this to continue.

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Ten Lessons We Should Learn From The Flint Water Crisis (VIDEO)

If we can just learn these ten lessons, and really take them to heart, our society will be so much better off.

by Randa Morris· · News
FBI Joins Investigation Of Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Over Flint Water Crisis

FBI Joins Investigation Of Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Over Flint Water Crisis

This is good news for all those calling for the arrest of Rick Snyder. #ArrestSnyder

by Joe Fletcher· · News
Michigan Silently Gave Clean Water To State Employees For Months Before Flint Crisis Broke

Michigan Silently Gave Clean Water To State Employees For Months Before Flint Crisis Broke

This leaked document shows the state of Michigan knew water was unfit a year ago, yet they kept forcing citizens to keep using it.

This One Image Reveals The Right-Wing Racism That Fueled Flint’s Water Crisis (IMAGES)

This One Image Reveals The Right-Wing Racism That Fueled Flint’s Water Crisis (IMAGES)

This political cartoon says it all.

by Vera· · News
You Won’t Believe What GOP Lead Poisoning Truthers Just Said About The Flint Water Crisis (VIDEO)

You Won’t Believe What GOP Lead Poisoning Truthers Just Said About The Flint Water Crisis (VIDEO)

Republicans are just plain crazy.

by Marcus Aurelius· · Current Issues, News