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In Flint Water Crisis, Will Manslaughter Charges Actually Lead To Prison Time? By
Last week, Michigan’s top prosecutor announced that five officials, including the state’s Health Department head Nick Lyon, will face charges of involuntary manslaughter for a death resulting from the Flint water crisis. It’s...
Untreated Sewage Could Flood Gaza As Crippling Power Outages Worsen By
GAZA — Due to the myriad of highly publicized conflicts in the Middle East – from Qatar’s current diplomatic crisis to the battle against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq – many other crises in the region have slipped under the international radar. One such crisis...
Flint Residents Struggle To Have Voices Heard As Crisis Continues & Media Moves On By
FLINT — For nearly three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, a city located just 70 miles north of Detroit, have had contaminated water running through their pipes, poisoned by lead and other dangerous metals. The crisis began when local authorities decided to...
Greece Forced To Sell Public Water Utilities Under EU-Imposed Privatization Plan By
GREECE — In May 2016, the SYRIZA-led Greek government passed a new comprehensive set of economic austerity policies in exchange for receiving new loans that are intended to keep the country’s fragile economy afloat. This represents the fourth such “memorandum”...
Colombian Gov’t Sells Out Indigenous Peoples’ Drinking Water To Western Mining Interests By
COLOMBIA— On Colombia’s arid Guajira Peninsula  – a region famed for inspiring the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García-Márquez – a quiet effort to eradicate the Wayuú people, Colombia’s largest indigenous group, has entered its sixth...
City Of Flint Threatens Residents With Home Liens Over Unpaid Bills For Undrinkable Water By
The city of Flint, where the pipes have still not been fixed and the water crisis is ongoing, is threatening to place tax liens on people’s homes for non-payment of water bills, according to a local news source. NBC affiliate 25News reported Tuesday that more than...
Toxic Chemical Spill 100 Yards From Lake Michigan Closes Beaches By
Multiple Indiana beaches have been shut down following a spill of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic chemical linked to cancer. The United States Steel company reported the leak occurred on Tuesday due to equipment failure at its Portage, Indiana...
In Effort To Save Natural Resources, El Salvador Bans All Metal Mining By
The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s...
Pepsi, Coca-Cola Facing Boycotts In India Over Water Use By
(REPORT) — Trade organizations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi amid concerns the two companies are using excessive amounts of water to produce their products. The Guardian reports that “[m]ore than a million traders in India”...
Israeli Soldiers Destroy UNICEF Drinking Water Pipeline By
Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’...