By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Occupy Wall Street: Rising up with Flint
The people of Flint have been poisoned by their
government. For two years, the water coming out of their taps and
showerheads has been laced with lead that leeched off of old pipes (see
image below) when dirty water ran through it from the polluted Flint
River. The state officials in charge of the city, which was under
“emergency management” and being starved to
the verge of bankruptcy, knew about it and didn’t tell the residents.
Instead they quietly trucked their own clean water into state buildings.
Over the past months, occupiers from Detroit, NYC and
beyond have been visiting Flint to provide mutual aid and amplify local
demands. Next month, though, we are planning an even bigger response
– but we need your help to make it happen.
The funds raised by local non-profit Detroit Workers & Builders will
go towards amplifying Flint residents' demands by hiring local
organizers from Detroit and Flint and mobilizing busloads of occupiers
from across the country for the March 5-6 weekend Democratic Presidential
Debate in Flint.
We won't leave Flint behind.
We won't let Michigan's governor get away with this and
his many disastrous urban policies that hurt poor and black people.
Flint and their mayor are in outright revolt against
poverty and extremist Tea Party Republican policies. We will rise up with
The OccupyWallStNYC Team
PS - Are you in Brooklyn? Come out and join us on
Thursday, February 25th from 6-9pm at Sugar Hill Lounge in Bed-Stuy for a Detroit-Flint benefit event.
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