Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized
…well, if you are interested to know who is so, hmmm, arrogant and said this:
Thousands march in Detroit as “heartless” water shut-offs continue
By Sarah Lazare | Common Dreams
As crisis deepens, so does local resistance, say organizers
Thousands of people are expected to march through Detroit’s streets Friday afternoon to demand a moratorium on the city’s mass shut-offs of water to households, which they say has unleashed a public health emergency.
Dozens of local, national, and international organizations and unions are backing the rally, which is calling for an immediate renewal of water services to thousands of residences that have already been disconnected, with tens of thousands more slated to be next. “The more attention we can bring to this moment, the more likely we are to get action to alleviate a crisis that doesn’t have to happen,” Shea Howell of the communications working group for Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management and the People’s Water Board told Common Dreams.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced last month it is implementing a plan to escalate the disconnection of water to households that have fallen behind on their bills to 3,000 a month. Nearly half of all residents are behind on their water payments—a pool that is likely to expand further as the city continues to increase its water rates and cut public services, including welfare and public pensions.