Category: Water

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: The Flint Chess Game: The Politics of the Battlefield

Thousands of Flint citizens were poisoned with hundreds of children facing a life-time of medical and intellectual challenges

José Adán Silva: Climate Change Dries Up Nicaragua

Nicaragua has lost 60 percent of its surface water sources and up to 50 percent of its underground sources, which either dried up or have been polluted

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: Flint Water Oversight: Sacred Cows & Sacrificial Lambs

Hundreds of Flint residents came to Washington on Thursday seeking pounds of flesh to be exacted from their governor

Melissa Mays: “We Need a Public Health Disaster Declaration”

This week Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder testified for the first time before Congress about lead poisoning in the water supply of Flint, Michigan, which began after he appointed an unelected emergency manager who switched the source of the city’s drinking water to the corrosive Flint River. Snyder testified along with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Read more…

Frank Joyce: The Big Lesson From Flint: Resistance Is NOT Futile

Few topics in recent memory have generated as much attention from the mainstream and alternative media as Flint’s water crisis.  Not surprisingly, the right wing press has barely covered it at all. Is there anything about the water crisis that hasn’t already been said?  I think so. Our daily selection of the problems and crises Read more…

Sean Crawford: The Flint Water Crisis From the Ground Up

More than anything, Flint and our whole nation desperately need a revitalized movement to ensure that public health decisions—and indeed all decisions of public concern—are made with full democratic scrutiny by those who will be affected

Amy Goodman: Michigan’s Water Wars

In October 2014, General Motors recognized the Flint water was corroding its engines. They got permission from the city’s unelected emergency manager—who was appointed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder—to disconnect from Flint’s water and go back to Detroit water. It would be another year before the people of Flint were finally allowed to disconnect from Read more…

David Rosner: Two, Three… Many Flints

America’s Coast-to-Coast Toxic Crisis

Mumia Abu Jamal: Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital

In Michigan’s prisons, there ain’t a single prisoner who committed a more vicious crime than the Governor of that state

Gregory Button: The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History

Much of the uncertainty and harm of the present day disaster in Flint could have been averted if officials were aware of the pitfalls of their predecessors

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