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Abby Martin – RT - Breaking the Set – Detroit

Published on Jan 5, 2015

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Detroit’s Tent City, Water as a Human Right and Shut Off Human Rights for Thousands
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EPISODE
BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features
BTS’ exclusive on-the-ground coverage from Detroit, Michigan, beginning
with a look at a tent city outside of downtown, where the crew witnessed
a cop putting out the only source of warmth for the homeless population
there with a fire extinguisher. Abby then discusses the shutoff of
water services for thousands of residents across the city and speaks
with Andrea Malone, a Detroit resident struggling to pay her water bills
about what it’s like to face having your access to this vital necessity
taken away. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Beulah Walker,
a volunteer with the Detroit Water Brigade, an organization working to
prevent water shutoffs and distribute water to residents most in need in the city.

Published on Jan 6, 2015

Abby
Martin Breaks the Set on Detroit’s Bankruptcy Dictatorship, Driving
Through Detroit’s Blight & Taking Back Foreclosed Homes.

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EPISODE
BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, features
part II of BTS’ on-the-ground coverage from Detroit. Abby starts by
interviewing Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, a prominent pastor and activist
who explains the most egregious parts of Detroit’s bankruptcy deal and
how the emergency management plan impacted the city’s residents. Abby
then goes for a ride with the reverend exploring the areas of the city
hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Abby then speaks with the founder
of The Tricycle Collective, Michele Olberholtzer, who helps families
that have been foreclosed upon buy back their houses at auction. BTS
wraps up the show with a look at what the story of Detroit means in the
bigger picture of the US’ spending priorities.

Mayor Mike Duggan admit collusion in awarding demolition contacts. Federal money is the source of funding. Bid rigging...

Posted by Eliminating Corruption in city and state government on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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