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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:33 AM

Pay Rent or Drink Water: The Human Rights Crisis in Detroit Escalates

Friday, October 31, 2014 1:28 PM

Volunteer Canvassing Saturday November 1@ 12:30PM

We are canvassing on Saturday November 1, meeting at 12:30 PM at the McDonalds located at 15501 Plymouth, Detroit, MI 48227 (Cross streets Winthrop & Greenfield).  We will deploy from McDonalds at 1 PMfor canvassing until about 3:30 PM.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:46 PM

Mayor Duggan VS the UN

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:00 PM

Detroit on the Brink

By Peter J. Hammer and Michael Shank

Congress Blog

The Hill's Forum for Lawmakers and Policy Professionals

The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising.  The crisis results from the convergent forces of fiscal austerity and structural racism in a region defined by its extreme segregation of race, wealth and opportunity.
The people of Detroit desperately need our help.  If one thought it was bad after the financial crisis when big banks foreclosed on 100,000 homes by the year 2012, an unscrupulous act that facilitated the exodus of hundreds of thousands of people and reduced the city’s real estate value by one-third, think again. 

Detroit on the Brink

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:35 PM

U.N. rapporteurs visit Detroit

After a three-day fact-finding mission in the city of Detroit from Oct. 18-20, two U.N. Special Rapporteurs issued a scathing indictment of all levels of government for violations of international human rights in allowing massive water shut-offs to take place in the city of Detroit.

The report by Catarina de Albuquerque, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and Leilani Farha, U.N. Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, stated: “Detroit is undergoing large-scale water disconnections.

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