What Can We Learn from the Flint Water Crisis?

Access to clean water is a human right, but who guarantees our human rights are observed? Under the terms of a recent court settlement, it will be 2020 before the old, lead-lined and galvanized steel water pipes of all the residents of Flint, Michigan are completely replaced. For a CNN timeline of the Flint water…

Don’t Drink the Water by Jay McGee of Flint, Michigan

I remember being shocked and appalled at our government’s racist and wholly inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina. It truly shook me to think that we would allow so many of our people to be ignored, mistreated and deprived of their fundamental human rights.

The Flint, Michigan story is no less shocking. Access to clean water is a universal human right, and in California it’s also required by law. Not in Michigan though.

Here’s a new tune from Jay McGee of Flint, who’s hoping to prevent the issue from being relegated to the backburner of our news cycle this election year.

Michigan Republican Party in Panic Over Flint Water Poisoning – Quick, Blame Obama!

It appears the Michigan Republican Party is beginning to realize there will be political repercussions due to the poisoning of the City of Flint’s water supply and subsequent cover up.

Read Eclecta Blog’s take on the new development.

The Facebook comments on the Michigan GOP’s attempt to divert blame for the water crisis are well worth a look.




Flint Whistleblowers Who Exposed Their Poisoned Water: We’re Just Getting Started

Long before the state declared an emergency in Flint, Michigan, a pastor, a mother, and an attorney teamed up to reveal the state’s lies about their drinking water. by Larry Gabriel. Posted Feb 02, 2016 The actions of a small group of dedicated activists in the Coalition for Clean Water led to the revelation that Flint, Michigan,…

Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Secure Safe Drinking Water in Flint

via the ACLU of Michigan.     FLINT. January 27, 2016 – A coalition of local citizens and national groups filed suit today to ask a federal court to step in and secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Michigan. Alleging violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the complaint was filed…

US authorities distorting tests to downplay lead content of water – The Guardian

The Guardian’s Oliver Milman reported today – Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show. The controversial approach to water testing is so widespread that it…