“The Tea Party governor in Michigan and his city manger are likely using the wat…

“The Tea Party governor in Michigan and his city manger are likely using the water shutoffs in Detroit as a way to inflict crisis so as to make people accept a water privatization deal.”, explains Mark Karlin. The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt www.truth-out.org The privatization of municipal water services is a potential looming reality in Detroit.

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The water shut offs have been halted, btw

The water shut offs have been halted, btw Timeline Photos Military device used on Detroit protest against Water Shutoffs Learn more >> {Jb of www.fb.com/policethepoliceacp}

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p Facing mass protests, Detroit halts water shutoffs Detroit is temporarily…

p Facing mass protests, Detroit halts water shutoffs Detroit is temporarily suspending its policy of cutting off water for low-income residents who are delinquent on their bills. In March, the city sent out 45,000 shutoff notices and began turning off water for thousands of citizens. After a public backlash, rallies against the policy and even calls to the UN for humanitarian assistance, the bankrupt city decided it may need to reevaluate how it is handling the situation

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Detroit’s Fight for Water Rights Is Showing How to Battle (and Beat) Austerity

The austerity agenda as it plays out on the ground in American cities is often so relentless in demanding cuts in public services that it is easy to imagine that it cannot be upended. And that goes double for Detroit, where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has given his appointed “ emergency manager ” — rather than local elected officials — control over critical decisions regarding city operations. But that does not mean that austerity always wins.

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Until we live in a world where access to basic human needs is a priority, we can…

Until we live in a world where access to basic human needs is a priority, we can go here to help the people of Detroit pay their water bills: You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online www.washingtonpost.com Two women in other parts of the country wanted to pay an overdue bill for someone in Detroit. This is their project.

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[427] Detroit Fights for Water While Nestle Extracts it During Drought

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Pro-Israel Media, Detroit’s fight for the right to water, Nestle’s theft of water in drought, and international spying networks. LIKE Breaking the Set @ FOLLOW Abby Martin @ EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin breaks down recent developments in Gaza, including the targeted shooting of Al Jazeera’s office in the violence stricken Gaza Strip. She also comments on the mysterious case of two Americans who have died during Operation Protective Edge while serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, highlighting how their case as foreign nationals fighting for Israel is not unique considering at least 5,500 “lone” soldiers serve in the IDF

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Detroit water shutoffs will end, for now.

Detroit water shutoffs will end, for now. Detroit will stop shutting off people’s water — for now grist.org The Detroit Water and Sewerage District is pausing the controversial water shut-offs for 15 days.

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Canada is sending water to Detroit.

Canada is sending water to Detroit.

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Thirsty for justice: Detroit protesters flood streets over water shutdown

Hundreds of demonstrators paraded through Detroit, protesting the city’s decision to terminate water supplies to thousands of residents with delinquent accounts. “Fight, fight; water is a human right,” the protesters chanted as they marched the city on Friday. Media estimated their number at 300-1,000 people

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Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs

In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs.

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