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Brent Patterson | There have been ongoing concerns that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department could be privatized. Brent Patterson surveys media reports to get some answers.
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Brent Patterson | Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has announced a 10-point plan regarding the water shut-offs that have been happening in that city these past months, but his plan falls short.
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Emma Lui | Detroit has drawn international attention in recent weeks for cutting off water to low-income residents. The Council of Canadians led a convoy to shed light and show solidarity with those affected.
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Redeye Collective | At least 300 demonstrators marched through Detroit streets today, protesting a move by the city’s water department to force thousands of customers to pay their bills or face a cutoff in service.
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Maude Barlow | Every day, thousands of people in Detroit, in a city that is situated right by a body of water carrying one fifth of the world's water supply, are having their ‎water ruthlessly cut off.
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Redeye Collective | When the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy in July, the emergency manager blamed the costs of pensions for city employees. Richard Wolff says it's a lot more complex than that.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions.
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James Laxer | Thanks to Rob, we're an internal combustion city again, a city of the Great Lakes, up there with Buffalo and Cleveland, humming on the wheels of motor town, twinned with Detroit, our inner Detroit.
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David J. Climenhaga | The U.S. embargo hurts Cubans alright -- but it hurts Americans and Canadians too.
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Sarah Laskow | American industries and consumers are steadily polluting U.S. water systems.
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Is the U.S. Social Forum primarily an arena for movements to propose a diversity of alternatives or is it a political agent of the left that pulls movements together into a counter-hegemonic program? Photo: Sasha Y. Kimel/Flickr
Thomas Ponniah | Is the U.S. Social Forum an arena for movements to propose a diversity of alternatives or is it a political agent of the left that pulls movements together?
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Mark Engler | The U.S. Social Forum thrives in smaller moments, free of grand pretense.