BREAKING: The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is suspending its water shutoffs for 15 days. We will keep up the pressure until they stop the shutoffs permanently!
Statement from the Detroit Water Brigade: http://bit.ly/1sFfDgg
Without struggle, there is no progress
This is really important, but I can’t emphasize enough to tradtional AND social media—this is NOT. OVER. At a recent community meeting, the water dept said:
In a community meeting with the Rosedale Park residents July 17, DWSD representatives told residents there would not be a moratorium on foreclosures. DWSD sub-contractor Charlie Fleetham also told residents there would not be an implementation of an affordability plan because it was against the law.
What that means is that people can still lose their homes AND that any type of affordability plan is *ILLEGAL*. do you understand that? *JUSTICE IS ILLEGAL*.
This also means that when the 15 days are up? If there already was a holy reign of media terror against the people who can’t pay their bills, it will be even WORSE after the 15 days and people still can’t afford to pay their bills. Who can solve poverty in 15 days? I know I can’t. But there will be *relentless* “WE GAVE YOU EXTRA TIME, WHAT IS UR PROBLEM??????” narrative spewing and an even more aggressive call to shut off than what there already is.
Folks in the media MUST stay vigilant!