When Cities Shut The Water Off

By Maureen Taylor, Inequality.org -

In 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department started its most recent egregious campaign of mass water shutoffs that targeted low-income, residential customers who were behind in payments. [...]

Shutoffs Continue As The People Of Detroit Fight For Water As A Human Right

By Simon Albaugh, Occupy.com -

Step onto downtown Detroit’s tiled sidewalks past the Kern Clock Tower and storefront restaurants and you’ll find Campus Martius. This small park at the center of the greatest comeback story in [...]

Battling The Indignities Of Detroit’s Water Shut-Offs

By Valerie Burris, Zocalopublicsquare.org -

I never considered myself a politically active type. In fact, I abhorred politics for three decades. But about 25 years ago, I realized that I couldn’t fight my personal health insurance issues [...]

Black Beekeepers Are Transforming Detroit’s Vacant Lots Into Bee Farms

By Philip Lew, Huffingtonpost.com -

A pair of Detroit natives have decided to combat neighborhood blight in a pretty sweet way — by transforming abandoned vacant lots in their city into honeybee farms.  Detroit Hives, a nonprofit [...]

40% Of Detroit Has No Internet, They Are Creating Their Own

By Kaleigh Rogers, motherboard.vice.com -

By Kaleigh Rogers for Motherboard - Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America. But even in some of America’s biggest cities, a significant [...]

‘Real Detroiters Speak Out’ To World Conference Of Mayors

By Kris Balderas-Hamel, www.workers.org -

By Kris Balderas-Hamel for Workers World - The World Conference of Mayors is convening its 33rd anniversary conference in Detroit from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26. Was Detroit picked to host this event [...]

Report On Rasmea Odeh Sentencing Hearing

By Staff, www.mailchi.mp -

By Staff of Committee to Stop FBI Repression - On Thursday, August 17th, Judge Gershwin Drain again violated the rights of Palestinian-American icon Rasmea Odeh, this time by not allowing her to [...]

Thousands Attend Free Health Care Event In Detroit

By Staff, www.wsws.org -

By Staff of WSWS - Thousands of metro Detroit residents, seeking dental and optical care, are attending a free health clinic, which started Wednesday at the Cobo Hall convention center. Hundreds [...]

50th Anniversary Of Detroit Rebellion: Celebration But Still White Supremacy

By Frank Joyce, www.alternet.org -

By Frank Joyce for AlterNet - The normal pattern in our culture is to manufacture amnesia about past unpleasantries such as slavery, Native American genocide, the Vietnam war, and other assaults [...]

Nine Activists Put Their Bodies On The Line For Water In Detroit

By Drew Philp, www.theguardian.com -

By Drew Philp for The Guardian - In 1964, while still in her early twenties, Marian Kramer sat at a lunch counter in Monroe, Louisiana, and was served a tuna fish sandwich and a glass of [...]

At Birthplace Of Auto Workers’ Sit-Down Strikes

By Dianne Feeley, www.labornotes.org -

By Dianne Feeley for Labor Notes - Last week auto workers from Chicago and Detroit made a pilgrimage to the birthplace of auto workers' sit-down strikes to lend solidarity to workers who’ve been [...]

Silent Tax Foreclosure Auction Is Missed Opportunity

By Michele Oberholtzer, www.occupy.com -

By Michele Oberholtzer for Occupy - Back in July, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree for foreclosing on owner-occupied homes in the area [...]

Will Detroit Use Funds To Restore Water or Tear Down Homes?

By Sara Jerome, www.takepart.com -

By Sara Jerome for Takepart. Detroit, MI - Aurora Harris is familiar with the way people sound when they first lose water service. “I try not to let it affect me emotionally, but there are [...]

In A Broke And Crumbling City, This Woman Is Building An Urban Paradise

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz for The Huffington Post - DETROIT — In a neighborhood that has lost its school, library, streetlights, many businesses and a huge chunk of its population, one woman is [...]

40% Of Detroit Will Be Deprived Of Life Sustaining Water

By Marsha Cole, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Marsha Cole for Black Agenda Report - The United States has no moral authority to speak of “human rights” as an American “value” when it systematically deprives Detroit’s Black poor population [...]