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    Brigade profiled in the local Detroit Metro Times

    The Water Brigade was recently profiled by Detroit Metro Times’ Ryan Felton on our delegation trip to Ireland: The water shut-offs drew an enormous response worldwide, as local activists groups responded with weekly protests, calls for change to the city’s payment plan, and civil disobedience. One of those groups, the Detroit Water Brigade, formed amid DWSD’s […]

  • Brigade Volunteer Captain Appears on RT America

    Abby Martin interviews Brigade Volunteer Captain Beulah Walker and others on ‘Breaking the Set': Detroit’s Tent City, Water as a Human Right and Shut Off Human Rights for Thousands  TAKE ACTION: To support the Detroit Tent City with hot food or other donations, email Beulah at Donate to the Brigade:

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    Beating Back Austerity: Lessons from the Fighting Irish

    By Justin Wedes, Brigade Organizer The Detroit Water Brigade was honored to join the Irish Right2Water Campaign for International Human Rights Day in Dublin on December 10th. We traveled across the country to meet communities actively resisting the Irish government’s plan to privatize and commodify Ireland’s public water supply –  a plan that would drive […]

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    Detroit Water Brigade to Represent Detroit on International Human Rights Day in Dublin, Ireland

    On the heels of their national television debut on the Daily Show, group takes the international stage DETROIT –– The Detroit Water Brigade will send a delegation of four to represent the city next week at Ireland’s national People’s Assembly outside the Dail – Ireland’s parliament – on International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2014. […]

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    Upcoming events this week

    Brigadiers, the fight for affordable water rages on, and there are several exciting events coming up this week that we want to share with you. You can always keep an eye on our events page for the latest happenings: WATER: Visualizing The Invisible – Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6pm, Russell Industrial Complex Water! Art Exhibit – Friday, Dec. […]

  • M-1 of Dead Prez Says Water is a Human Right

    M-1 visited Detroit this weekend and Brigade spokeswoman AtPeace Makita caught up with him to talk about the thousands of Detroit families that are losing access to clean water, a human right established by the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dead Prez Official Website: AtPeace’s Offical Website: Detroit Water Brigade:

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    Brigade to Host Empowerment Workshop Series

    This is a solution-based roundtable workshop covering the facts & stategies concerning the global water crisis and its effect on and in Detroit. Learn more about the issues affecting our community & help create solutions to ensure every citizen has access to clean, fresh water. Knowledge is Power:-Awareness, Education & Engagement are the first steps to keeping […]