Israeli Soldiers Destroy an Internationally-Funded Drinking Water Pipeline

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’ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said many Israeli army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the area, during early morning hours, and destroyed a drinking water pipeline, providing water to Palestinian communities along the al-Hadeediyya and ar-Ras al-Ahmar areas.

— source imemc.org

Racism was a big factor in the Flint water crisis

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission — a governor-appointed board established in 1963 to investigate and prevent discrimination — released a 138-page report on the Flint situation on Friday, and it’s damning.

Based on a year-long study, the report details how government failed Flint’s black residents for decades. Implicit bias and systemic racism ingrained in housing, education, infrastructure, and emergency management all perpetuated discrimination and eventually led to toxic lead levels in Flint’s water.

— source grist.org

Poisoned for two years

Keri Webber’s family has been poisoned with lead in their tap water over the almost two years that the city of Flint, Michigan drew its drinking water from the polluted Flint River. Both her husband and two daughters suffered serious medical effects not only from lead poisoning, but also from the outbreak of legionella bacteria in the city’s water supply.

Protesters Win Repeal of Water Privatization in Mexico

A privatizing water law in the Mexican state of Baja California was repealed Tuesday following mass demonstrations against further privatization. The state’s Governor Francisco Vega issued the decree Tuesday but would not answer press questions, only stating that the decision will benefit the people of Baja California. protesters are blocking state facilities in the state capital to demand the resignation of the local president and the deputies who voted in favor of the water law. They also demanded the state eliminate the gas tax and immediately pay salaries and benefits kept from state employees.

— source telesurtv.net