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Water rights

While Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced speedy plans to create a regional authority to take over the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, global leaders were meeting in Budapest at the World Water Summit. The summit was called because of international concerns about the use of water as an instrument of power. These concerns have been framed by such far-thinking theorist as Vanda Shiva, whose 2002 book ...

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Royal Oak Township joins list of Black communities under EM

Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to subject another Black community to emergency management, making it the eighth city under total state control, if Highland Park is also taken. Cities under emergency management comprise nine percent of the state’s population and half of the Black population. The subjection of Highland Park and Royal Oak will bump up those percentages. ...

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