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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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    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: http://deadprezblog.wordpress.com/ AtPeace’s Offical Website: http://atpeacemakita.com/ Detroit Water Brigade: http://detroitwaterbrigade.org/

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    We’re going to be on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

    The Detroit Water Brigade and Water Warriors from across Detroit are making their Comedy Central debut with a segment on the Daily Show! Tune in to Comedy Central on cable this Monday night, Nov. 17 at 11pm to catch us! (Timing subject to change by the cable network…) If you’re in Detroit, come out and […]

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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 […]

  • Are Detroit’s water shutoffs over?

    A strange thing happened this morning when we set out to follow Homrich water shutoff contractor trucks to houses. After tailing one truck all the way across the city at high speed, the driver suddenly stopped and parked in front of a vacant lot in the Brightmoor neighborhood. He looked at as us quizzically, perhaps […]

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    Detroit Water Brigade to attend December 10th People’s Assembly

    Right2Water and Detroit Water Brigade issue joint statement in advance of major event In a joint statement issued today (Thursday 6th November), the Right2Water campaign and the Detroit Water Brigade reaffirmed their belief that water is a human right, and pointed out that the commodification of water has already plunged thousands of Detroit families into […]

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    Trick or Treat? We Pranked the Mayor

    Last night, the Brigade was proud to participate in Angel’s Night at the Artist Village at Grand River and Lasher. We found ourselves face-to-face with Mayor Mike Duggan. And we couldn’t resist. So we scribbled a pretty little sign: “WATER SHUTOFFS ARE OVER!” and posed with the Mayor for a picture in front of the festive […]

  • ‘Hayrides in the Hood’ at Avalon Apple Orchard!

    Come celebrate the harvest and Halloween with the Detroit Water Brigade as we host our 1st Annual Avalon Apple Orchard! This daytime event is intended to unite surrounding communities for the charitable purpose of universal clean water rights. There will be many games for the youth along with diverse vendors networking with community members to help […]

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    UN: Detroit’s water shut-offs target the poor, vulnerable and African Americans

    Originally posted on the website of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights   DETROIT / NEW YORK (20 October 2014) – The unprecedented scale of water shut-offs taking place in Detroit is disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and poorest, most of whom are African American, two United Nations human rights experts have […]