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In Detroit and Flint (USA), no more water for the poor

I am Justin Wedes, a co-founder of Detroit Water Brigade, a non-profit advocacy and rapid relief organization responding to the city’s aggressive water shut-off program. I work on water issues with low-income families, the homeless, and unemployed people in Detroit and Flint. In Detroit and Flint, people have been facing multiple ongoing crises that arise…

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Arrested over subway turnstile jumping

By: Gligor Tashkovich (United States) I got a text message at about 9:30 am in the morning on Thursday with the cryptic words, “She was arrested.” The message was from Jeffrey. Last October, I had finally succeeded (after months of trying) to move him and his partner Nadine off the pavement and into a temporary shelter.…

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I got one [more], one [more] problem

By Jessica Ruth Kaliski in Cape Town, South Africa A few days ago, I attended an event hosted by ATD (all together in dignity) Fourth World around violence of extreme poverty. The discussion itself was intriguing, but it also brought to mind a lot of things that I have been pondering, and worrying over. ATD’s…