Flint, USA water bills for poisoned water

This video from Michigan in the USA says about itself:

Flint Poisons Citizens’ Water, Then Threatens Eviction For Water Bills

28 December 2016

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton spoke with Nayirrah Shariff, a Flint resident and director of Flint Rising, about the shutoff notices spreading around Flint for unpaid water bills.

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) sent letters on December 19 notifying parents that it will retest all 1,520 occupied public school buildings for lead in the drinking water. The testing period was delineated as running from the winter until June 16: here.

In a report issued this week, the Reuters news agency said it found nearly 3,000 areas in the United States with recently-recorded lead poisoning rates that are at least double those found in Flint, Michigan during the height of the lead poisoning crisis in that city caused by tainted water: here.

‘WATER COULD SOON BE UNAFFORDABLE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS’ “Researchers found that monthly water bills could reach a national average of nearly $170 [in the next five years], a rate they estimate would be unaffordable, by the EPA’s definition, to nearly 41 million households.” [HuffPost]

February 11 marked the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Flint sit-down strike. The 44-day battle by autoworkers lasted from December 29, 1936 to February 11, 1937. It forced General Motors, then the largest industrial enterprise on the planet, to recognize the recently founded United Auto Workers union: here.

Flint, USA poisoned water scandal continuing

This video from Michigan in the USA says about itself:

Flint mother speaks on lack of services for poisoned residents

16 May 2016

Keri Webber’s family has been poisoned with lead in their tap water over the almost two years that Flint was forced to change its water source to the polluted Flint River.

Both her husband and two daughters suffered serious medical effects not only from lead poisoning, but also from the outbreak of legionella bacteria in the city’s water supply.

In this video, Webber speaks on the real situation facing the 100,000 residents of the city and contrasts it to the “lies and spin” coming from public officials.

The appointment of BP’s former spokesperson as Michigan’s new environmental director highlights the official cover-up in the Flint water crisis: here.

The latest flashpoint in America’s lead poisoning crisis has emerged in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On Wednesday, the city’s mayor, Tom Barrett, publicly stated that all residents living in homes built before 1950-51 should install filters certified to remove lead on all faucets that provide water for drinking and cooking: here.

Activist who Filed Lawsuit in Flint, USA Water Crisis Murdered


Demonstration against poisoned water in Flint, USA

This photo shows as demonstration against poisoned water in Flint, USA.

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Daily Mail
April 23 2016


Woman, 19, who filed first Flint lawsuit against government is MURDERED just days after suspicious death of foreman at city’s water treatment plant

  • Sasha Avonna Bell, 19, sued government officials and six companies for allegedly causing her toddler to suffer from lead poisoning
  • She was found dead along with another woman on April 19 in a Flint home
  • A young child was found alive in the home but has not been identified
  • Her death came days after Flint water plant foreman was found dead    

sasha bell flint Sasha Avonna Bell was found dead on Tuesday.  She filed a lawsuit on behalf of her son, pictured here with her

A woman who was among the first to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint, Michigan water crisis was identified as one of two victims of a fatal shooting that happened earlier this week.

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Flint, USA, poisoned water scandal still continues

This video from the USA says about itself:

Flint residents speak after attending a meeting by Water Defense, a non-profit which performs water testing within Flint homes.

By Buster Haycook in the USA:

20 April 2016

Tens of thousands of people in Flint, Michigan have been exposed to toxic drinking water as a result of the city’s 2014 decision to switch its water source to the contaminated Flint River.

In this video, Flint residents speak to WSWS reporters after an April 9th meeting called by the nonprofit organization Water Defense.

Good Kirtland’s warbler news from the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

This includes over 14 minutes of the Kirtland’s Warbler taken in Michigan in May 2012.

From Associated Press in the USA:

Officials celebrate recovery of tiny Kirtland’s warbler

2:52 p.m. EDT March 31, 2016

Grayling — Officials say a long battle to save a Michigan songbird from extinction has succeeded.

A team that has supported recovery of the Kirtland’s warbler for decades held a final meeting this week in Grayling. It included officials with state and federal agencies, researchers and private groups.

Deputy assistant secretary Michael Bean of the U.S. Department of Interior says a recommendation could come as early as next year to remove the warbler from the endangered species list. A 2015 census estimated the population at 2,366 breeding pairs. That’s up from a low of 167 pairs in 1974.

Flint, USA poisoned water update

This video from the USA says about itself:

Flint Residents: “We Need a Public Health Disaster Declaration from President Obama”

18 March 2016

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 and Flint’s former emergency manager, Darnell Earley, who refused to appear at last month’s hearing despite a subpoena from the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

We play highlights from the hearing and speak with two Flint residents who attended. Melissa Mays is an activist and founder of Water You Fighting For?, a Flint, Michigan-based research and advocacy organization founded around the city’s water crisis. She and her three children suffer from long-term exposure to heavy metals because of the water supply. Nayyirah Shariff is a coordinator with the Flint Democracy Defense League.

This video from the USA says about itself:

On World Water Day, See Our Extended Interview with Flint Activists Nayyirah Shariff & Melissa Mays

24 March 2016

As communities mark World Water Day, we turn to Part 2 of our extended conversation with Flint water activists Nayyirah Shariff and Melissa Mays.

A five-member task force on the lead poisoning of Flint water appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released its 116-page final report at a press conference held in Flint on Wednesday. With utmost cynicism, Snyder—who bears immense personal responsibility for the disaster—introduced the event, assuming the garb of a newly transfigured public health proponent who wanted to make sure such a catastrophe “could never happen again”: here.

Angry residents packed an auditorium in Flint and signed up for an opportunity to testify before Michigan legislators at a hearing held Tuesday. Even though the proceedings lasted a total of nine hours, people waited until the last part to speak, where residents were allowed three minutes each to speak: here.

Thousands of Detroit children exposed to lead or copper contaminated water: here.