Emergency Manager

Emergency Manager or Emergency Financial Manager

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
Detroit Financial Dictator Uses Water as Weapon - Black Agenda Radio

The water cut-offs that could soon affect 30,000 Detroit households are “an effort on the part of the Emergency Financial Manager to intimidate people, to drive even more people out of the city – but, moreover, it is aimed at privatizing and breaking up the Detroit Water and Sewage Department,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, an organizer […]

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 302014
Just Say No! Union Leader Explains Why Retirees Should Reject 'Grand Bargain'

An interview with Cecily McClellan, City of Detroit retiree and activist. By Darrell Dawsey, Deadline Detroit, June 29, 2014 CECILY MCCLELLAN says she’s seen the fight brewing for years, decades even. A union diehard, Detroit loyalist and city pensioner, McClellan, 61, says the intensifying battle over the fate of the pensions of retired city workers is the […]

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Jun 302014
Detroit's Emergency Manager Shuts Off Water for Thousands of Homes; Is Your City Next?

Interview with Tom Stephens, a lawyer, a lifelong metro Detroit resident and an activist by Joan Braunwasser of OpEdNews.com. My guest today is Thomas Stephens, a lawyer and lifelong metro Detroit resident. Welcome to OpEdNews, Tom. Joan: The Institute for Public Policy recently sent out an email blast about the situation in Detroit [June 26, […]

Jun 282014
Wall Street mouthpiece: the water shutoff policy is a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring

Detroit’s emergency manager spokesperson, Bill Nowling, said the shutoff policy is a necessary part of Detroit’s restructuring. Keep in mind that 38% of Detroiters live in poverty. That per capita income for city residents is $14,861. That the reported unemployment rate is 14.5%. …the water department’s shutoff policy is uncompromising, making no exceptions for households […]

Jun 282014
Detroit and Iraq

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, June 25, 2014 The Race to the Bottom under global, militarized capitalism creates communities of shared misery. Increasingly, it is almost as dangerous to be inside U.S. borders as on the outside. “Iraq was invaded with soldiers, guns and bombs. Detroit was invaded by the corporate ‘suits’ who made […]

Jun 262014
Detroit's Water War: a tap shut-off that could impact 300,000 people

A right-wing state and corporate push to cut off water is economic shock therapy at its most ruthless and racist, but resistance is growing. By Martin Lukacs, the Guardian, June 25, 2014 It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks’ house. Since spring, up to 3000 Detroit households […]

Jun 202014
Detroit retirees denounce ‘Grand Theft Pension’

By David Sole, Detroit Water Department retiree and Stop Theft of Our Pensions Committee organizer June 18 — Retired city of Detroit workers continue to oppose deep cuts to their pensions in the face of enormous pressure from the bankruptcy court, politicians and the corporate media. Rank-and-file committees of retirees continue to find a lot […]

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