water shutoffs

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 […]

Aug 052014
 
Wringing Detroit Dry

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us. John Nichols, July 30, 2014   |    This article appeared in the August 18-25, 2014 edition of The Nation. American austerity rarely receives the same kind of attention paid to Europe’s evisceration of its social programs in the name of balancing budgets. But American austerity is […]

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 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 […]