This action is just one of many creative responses. Watch carefully what Detroit's people are doing in the face of the corporate takeover of their city, because they are pioneering survival techniques that many of us can and will utilize when oligarchy comes to our communities. From the water brigades to urban gardening, and hand-crafted solar systems, Detroiters are fighting for their community and building it up as they go along. They are finding ways to address their own needs and to take care of each other despite the hardships created by our corporate masters.
It is truly shameful in this fantastically wealthy nation, that the people of the city of Detroit, which has contributed so much to the prosperity of this nation, are allowed to go without the basic human right to water. See: Detroit’s water shutoffs and the aristocratic principle
It was rich. white, predominantly male corporatists that brought us NAFTA (Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress), which caused Detroit to fail through the loss of the automobile industry and the cascading effect it had. What was once a proud city led by black people was destroyed by design.