• ‘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 […]

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    Detroit Rallies with Dublin Against Water Charges

    From Dublin to Detroit: Water is a Human Right Community activists, faith leaders and families without water to march November 1st through downtown Detroit Media Contacts: AtPeace Makita, Spokeswoman, Detroit Water Brigade Peace@DetroitWaterBrigade, Demeeko Williams, Political Director, Detroit Water Brigade Press@DetroitWaterBrigade.org, DETROIT — Detroiters will march in solidarity with the people of Ireland against water […]

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    United Nations rapporteurs to visit Detroit over water shutoff controversy

    This article was originally posted on MLive.com DETROIT, MI — Two experts who report to the United Nations on water and housing issues plan to visit Detroit on Oct. 20, according to an official from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Detroit, as part of efforts to improve revenue collection […]

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    STATEMENT ON FEDERAL COURT WATER SHUTOFF DECISION

    The Detroit Water Brigade strongly condemns the decision today by Judge Steven P. Rhodes of U.S. Bankruptcy Court to allow Detroit’s aggressive water shutoff program to continue unimpeded. Each day, hundreds of our neighbors and friends are losing access to life’s most essential ingredient for the simple fact that they are unable to pay. This […]

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    Detroit Restores Water to Church Under Public Pressure

    The photo above has gone viral on Facebook and other social networks with thousands of shares. (http://goo.gl/tMkqdA) House of Help Community Center to Host Emergency Town Hall Tonight to Confront Water Shutoff Crisis Media Contacts: Demeeko Williams, Detroit Water Brigade, (313)-279-0608 Ext. 1 Pastor Ray Anderson, House of Help Community Center, (313)-766-6440 DETROIT — The […]

  • A Call to Action from Pastor Ray

    Pastor Ray Anderson of the House of Help Community Center had his center’s water shutoff less than 24 hours after speaking out our rally against the City’s destructive water shutoff program. When we arrived to the center, a mailman was delivering the water shutoff notice itself, hours after City workers had already shut him off. The notice […]

  • Detroit Water Shutoffs On Trial This Week

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes will rule on whether or not to allow the water shutoffs to continue on Monday, Sep. 29th at 8:30am. Full story at ABC 7 Action News Detroit: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/live-blog-detroit-fights-temporary-restraining-order-over-water-shutoffs-in-bankruptcy-court

  • Community Leaders Call on Detroit Bankruptcy Judge to End Water Shut-offs

    New campaign launched to ‘Occupy the Bankruptcy’ with sustained campaign of peaceful direct action. Media Contacts: AtPeace Makita, Spokeswoman Peace@DetroitWaterBrigade.org, (313)-279-0608 Demeeko Williams, Political Director Demeeko@DetroitWaterBrigade.org, (313)-279-0608 DETROIT –– Community Leaders, activists, and residents directly affected by shutoffs will rally at the Federal Bankruptcy Court on Monday, September 22 at 8:30 a.m, 231 West Lafayette […]

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    Occupy The Bankruptcy – Our Demands

    This is a Call to Action for a sustained campaign of peaceful direct action to end the water shutoffs in Detroit First Action: JOIN US this Monday at 8:30am on the steps of the Federal Courthouse for a speak-out with families facing water shutoffs. Come share your story and DEMAND with us that US Judge […]

  • Wayne State Medical School Students to Host Water Drive Today

      The Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Wayne State University School of Medicine will host a water drive from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Sept. 11 in the school’s Parking Lot 75, located on Canfield Street in Detroit, across from Scott Hall. There are no restrictions on bottle size or quantity. Organizers hope to collect […]

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    Trouble Over The Water (VIDEO)

    Dedicated to all of our volunteers and supporters! Music: Leftist ft. Khalil Ismail (Available on iTunes) Photos: Detroit Water Brigade – DetroitWaterBrigade.org Overpass Light Brigade – OverpassLightBrigade.org/ Video: Stephen McGee Films – http://www.stephenmcgeefilms.com/