Freedom Fridays

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 012014
 
DWSD Shutoffs on Belgian radio

Click on the image above to hear Moratorium NOW organizer Abayomi Azikiwe on Belgian radio, Redactie Radio Centraal, or click here. Detroit: straks honderdduizenden zonder water Verschillende organisaties en burgerinitiatieven in Detroit ageren momenteel heftig tegen een minstens even heftige evolutie: zo’n 300.000 gezinnen worden, aan het tempo van een paar duizend per week, droogweg […]

Jun 202014
 
‘Make the banks pay, not retirees!’

By Kris Hamel, June 20, 2014 After picketing the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building on June 13 to demand the end of water shutoffs to thousands of Detroit households behind in their bills, “Detroit Freedom Friday 6” participants boldly marched through downtown to Bank of America. Chanting, “Make the banks pay, not the retirees!” […]

Jun 142014
 
Detroiters say, ‘End water shutoffs!’

By Kris Hamel, June 13, 2014 Detroit Freedom Friday 5 gathered in front of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building on June 6. Activists opposing rule by the banks and their Emergency Manager, plus city retirees facing steep cuts to their pensions, environmental advocates and other concerned people, demanded an immediate end to mass […]

May 292014
 
Water is a right

Detroiters fight shutoffs By Kris Hamel, May 26, 2014 May 26 — The city of Detroit recently began to cut off water to residents behind in their bill. The measure — in effect telling the people to “Go thirsty, dirty and sewerless!” — was part of banker and emergency-manager-imposed austerity. It aroused a rapid protest. […]