Water Justice News: Detroit


July 4, 2014 – 8:00am

Photo: Barlow on CBC National news.
CBC National news reports, “Nearly half of Detroit’s water customers are in arrears so the city is disconnecting service at an unprecedented pace. 12,500 in the last 90 days though some have…


The following letter was sent on July 2, 2014 to mediators in Detroit who are discussing the future of the water and sewerage utility. The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, the Peoples Water Board, the Blue Planet Project, Food & Water Watch and FLOW (For Love of Water) are calling on mediators to respect the Human Right to Water and Sanitation and the public trust doctrine.

Jun 302014

Huffington Post, June 26 – by Rep. John Conyers Imagine a week without running water. Imagine not only the physical thirst but also the inability to bathe, to cook, or to clean. Imagine the hardships this scenario would present for a family with children in diapers and the public health risks it would impose on […]


June 27, 2014 – 7:30pm Maureen Taylor of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization was just on CBC Radio’s As It Happens.
She was being interviewed about the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department shutting off water services to city residents who are beh…


The Guardian, June 25 – by Martin Lukacs. 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.

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