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What's Gone Right With The Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has repeatedly apologized for the toxic water crisis in Flint, heads have rolled and the government has pledged million...

An American Tale From Hell

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Talk about nightmares: the children of a city, thousands of them, may have been poisoned by lead in its drinking water in a process set off by adults intent on saving a little money.

Two, Three... Many Flints

David Rosner | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
David Rosner

The price tag for replacing the lead pipes that contaminated its drinking water is now estimated at up to $1.5 billion. No one knows where that money will come from or when it will arrive. In the meantime, the cost to the children of Flint has been and will be incalculable.

Flint Water Crisis: Victims Deserve Compensation Fund

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Home equity is the primary vehicle through which many working families build wealth and save for retirement. Who would want to move to Flint today based on what's being reported in the news? We know property devaluations are likely to have a negative effect on homeowners' ability to maximize their economic security for the rest of their lives. So what's to be done?

Here's How America Could Change The Situation In Flint Overnight

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Johnny L. Ricks

The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.

More Flints to Come

Rudy Koshar | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Rudy Koshar

The Flint water crisis is one example of (I shudder to use the term) collateral damage from this push toward oligarchy. Clean water, clean air, safe food -- none of this comes naturally.

What Nobody Is Talking About in Flint

Mike Leyba | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Mike Leyba

Governor Snyder is not alone in his governing strategies. In fact, at the Federal level, the difference in tax burden as a percentage of revenue between business and individuals hasn't been as high since the trickle-down era of the Reaganomics.

Michigan GOP Whitewashes Rick Snyder's Role In Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

The Michigan Republican party would like you to know that Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has been busy trying to heal the city of Flint while the malevolent Ob...

Rick Snyder's Office Was Warned Of Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak, Did Nothing

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has said he didn't know about an uptick in deadly Legionnaires' disease around Flint until this year, but newly release...

'Green News Report' - February 4, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans keep ignoring it; FL...

Governor Says Flint Residents Should Get Discount On Toxic Water

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced a proposal Wednesday that would allocate state money to pay part of Flint residents’ water bills during the...

Stuck in the Pipeline

John Krifka | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
John Krifka

. . . lead doesn't kill people, political people kill people ...

The Flint Lesson: When the Poor Talk, We Must Listen

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

The next time citizens - even if they don't have a degree or scientific evidence - tell you that something is wrong where they live, listen to them.

Black Lives Matter in Environmental Justice

Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Ph.D.

Flint's urban renewal program turned Black homeowners into public housing tenants, and no long-term assistance was at hand to recompense their loss of wealth. Rather, they were met with a hardening of the city's color line. Like cigarettes, American state policies are hazardous to Black health. When used as directed, they cause harm.

10 Things They Won't Tell You About The Flint Water Tragedy. But I Will

Michael Moore | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Moore

Suspend democracy. Cut taxes for the rich. Make the poor drink toxic river water. And everybody's happy. Except those who were poisoned in the process. All 102,000 of them. In the richest country in the world.

Officials Warn Flint Residents That Some Areas Have Higher Lead Levels Than Filters Can Handle

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials warned Flint residents Friday that water samples from more than two dozen locations have higher lead leve...

House Investigates Flint Water Crisis, But The Governor Isn't On The Invite List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, on Feb. 3. But the list of witnesses does not...

Race Is in the Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink: The Moral Failure in Flint

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

How would you feel if you realized your children's water was being poisoned, and your government didn't seem to care? That's the story of the parents of 8,000 mostly poor and black children in Flint, Mich., that has finally hit our media front pages. The fact that most Americans realize this would never happen in affluent white Michigan suburbs (or any other white affluent communities in our country), still doesn't penetrate our very souls. This fundamental contrast between black and white experiences in Michigan, just north of my hometown of Detroit, points to the structural racism that is still the primary moral contradiction of American life.

We Are All Responsible For Flint

Clark Power | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Clark Power

The tragedy in Flint is a symptom of America's growing inequality, which segregates and marginalizes entire communities.

Lots Of Cities Have The Same Lead Pipes That Poisoned Flint

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Just how many lead pipes are there in Flint, Michigan, where the water has been undrinkable because of high lead levels? Nobody knows. "A lot of...

Do Not Send Us Bottles Of Water. Instead, Join Us In A Revolt.

Michael Moore | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Moore

If you want to help Flint, sign the petition, demand that the federal government take action, and then get involved yourself, wherever you live, so that this doesn't happen to you -- and so that the people we elect know they can no longer break the law as they rule by indifference. We deserve much better than this.

Michigan Rep:Why Is Gov. Snyder Using Dark Money To Fund PR Spin?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

We keep seeing familiar patterns when it comes to GOP governance. That even when it costs more to outsource, they still choose to outsource and privatize.

Poisoned by Policy: The Real Price of Flint's Cheaper Source of Water

Phil Phelps | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Phil Phelps

When a home lacks running water, the government can and regularly does condemn the property or deem it inhabitable. You may think that this would never happen in America, but many people in the Flint area were forced out of their homes over the last few years for this very same reason.

Two Brothers Drive From Chicago To Flint To Deliver Clean Water

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices

In the midst of the disastrous, lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, two brothers from Chicago are on a mission to make sure the city's...

Disgraced Detroit Mayor Says Michigan Lawmakers Have Long Known About Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

In a letter reportedly written from federal prison, disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick claims Michigan officials have known about c...