Jul 162014
 
Testimony by Kristen A. Hamel, Detroit resident and homeowner

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, In re: City of Detroit, Debtor Objection to “Plan of Adjustment” Testimony by Kristen A. Hamel, Detroit resident and homeowner July 15, 2014 In recent weeks, Detroiters have been experiencing the inhuman austerity agenda of Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Dictator Kevyn Orr. Thousands of families have had their water cut off, […]

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Jul 032014
 
Appeal to United Nations to Halt Racial Discrimination and Acts of Genocide Against the People of Detroit

Appeal to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights A Call for Assistance in the Efforts to Halt Racism, Racial Discrimination and Acts of Genocide Directed Towards the People of the City of Detroit in the United States of America The following draft appeal was submitted and accepted by the United States Human Rights […]

Jul 132014
 
RNs to Declare Public Health Emergency

  Lay the blame for the manufactured crisis at the feet of those responsible: Wall Street Speculators, Gov. Rick Snyder, and Kevyn Orr Join Registered Nurses as they declare a public health emergency and demand a moratorium on the unprecedented water shutoffs. Nurses, Detroit residents, clergy, labor, environmentalists, Netroots Nation opinion leaders, and others will […]

Jul 072014
 
Detroit bankruptcy bills top $75M so far

City now looks to be costliest Ch. 9 By Chad Halcom, Crain’s Detroit Business, July 6, 2014 Related post: Detroit bankruptcy bills, payments Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, which was already the nation’s largest by debt, population affected and number of creditors, now appears to have become its costliest in legal and professional fees after just one […]

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Jul 062014
 
Ethiopia to give Djibouti underground water for free

In contrast to Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Governor Rick Snyder, and the Wall Street banks, who are shutting off  water to tens of thousands of Detroiters!.   By Beyene Geda, The Africa Report, July 4, 2014 Ethiopian legislators have ratified an agreement that will see neighbouring Djibouti drawing underground water from the country’s territory […]

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Jul 052014
 
U.N. officials condemn Detroit water shutoffs

By David Sole, July 4, 2014 The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit homes has become national and international news. An appeal to the United Nations by activists about the inhuman, profit-driven shutoffs has resulted in condemnation of these actions by U.N. officials involved in water and sanitation issues. “Disconnection of water services because […]

Jul 042014
 
Going Without Water in Detroit

But cutting water to homes risks a public health crisis. Instead, the water department should more aggressively target delinquent commercial customers who carry a large share of the unpaid bills. It should enact a comprehensive plan to fix leaking pipes; flooded streets are common here, and water customers — whether the state or ordinary residents […]

Jul 042014
 

Illinois pensions, like Michigan’s, are constitutionally protected. Carla K. Johnson,  Associated Press, July 3, 2014 CHICAGO • The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally-protected retirement benefit, a ruling that could portend trouble for landmark legislation aimed at fixing the worst funded state pension […]

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