Friday, July 25, 2014

Poor Shut Off From Water, Cross-Border Neighbors Truck In Supply

So you think, what, somewhere in Central America, or Africa, or East Asia where drinking water is so precious that one country with available water must rescue its neighbors from their thirst?

Nope. A violation of the human right to water is closer than you think.

Seems some kind-hearted Canadians responded with truckloads of bottled water to an unbelievable situation in Detroit, where big users can withhold their payments with impunity, but destitute everyday residents get shut off when falling behind on the water bills.

Note also that Maude Barlow, the activist who led the water convoy, made an appearance in Milwaukee last year.

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