Republicans poisoned Flint’s children: Someone should go to jail

BY:Joe Sims| January 27, 2016
Republicans poisoned Flint’s children: Someone should go to jail

Outrageous. Criminal. That’s the only way one can describe the Flint water crisis – a crisis that’s the result of GOP Governor Snyder’s emergency manager policies towards predominately African American communities. By prioritizing corporate profits and paying bondholders, in the financially troubled cities the Republicans sacrificed the health of Flint’s citizens, particularly its children.

Someone ought to go to jail. 

Michael Moore, the filmmaker and activist is circulating a petition asking the Justice Department to arrest and prosecute Rick Snyder. has been on the ground covering the story:

Recently, Flint residents demonstrated at the state capitol demanding action.

The following day Peoplesworld’s reporters covered the organizing and relief efforts at a local church.

An outstanding video was also produced telling of the tragedy and Flint’s citizen’s response.

We urge use to share these stories widely.

Outraged at the cause and consequence of the crisis? Do something! Sign and shares the petition and stories.

If Flint proves anything it’s that there’s a lot at stake in the upcoming elections. There will be many Flint’s to come unless the GOP and its backers are defeated.


Comments (4)

ben | March 02, 2016 at 6:40 PM

There hasn’t been a Republican in office in Detroit since 1954. Detroit has gone from 3 million population to 700,000 in the last 60 years. Yep….Socialism is fantastic

Danny | February 14, 2016 at 12:32 AM

You can’t just blame all republicans for one republican’s actions.

John Overman | February 11, 2016 at 9:43 PM

And what evidence you have to back this up besides bullshit

E.E. W. Clay | February 04, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Thanks Joe for this publication-it is a badly needed response to an impending and current crisis in capitalism in the United States of America.
Thanks too, to Michael Moore, for helping to expose one colossus, in the many, many devastating crimes of capitalism.
While depraved local, city, state and federal governments, all to often beholden to capitalism annihilate masses of citizenry, as in this case, even larger crises threaten-like that of the almost total collapse of the U. S. dollar.
The famous Marxist-Leninist Fidel Castro Ruz has, in an article by Jose Abreu, revealed that “…he doesn’t believe that anyone has the right to: destroy cities; kill children; pulverize houses; and plant hunger, terror and death everywhere.” But yet, that’s precisely what Governor Synder, the GOP and the policies of prioritizing bondholders’ and corporate profits has done in Flint. This is also the practice in virtually every metro area east of the Mississippi River.
Capitalism is crime, in all its manifestations, from water poisoning to pulverizing homes and the peoples in them, from Chicago to Kharkiv.
We have to explain, explain, explain how these disastrous policies affect the whole gamut of life conditions for workers throughout the world, and through its currency and monetary policies, will affect and cripple life in our country as we know it.
Fidel, in the referenced article, also explains that the United Nations, at inception (eewc-with Communist W.E.B. Du Bois as founder) was hailed as capable of ending global war. But Fidel goes on to write that the world was tricked by the U. N., and now NATO’s dominance there makes global annihilation a threat with every new war.
As recently played out and now being played out in the Ukraine, NATO’s Nazi policies are practiced brazenly to back the coveted privileges of billionaires and to destroy any hint of democracy or peace.
The policies of systematically murdering children and democracy, and printing money out of thin air to correct economic exchange problems, will result in the Yankee dollar becoming rubbish and the end of U. S. empire in the history of the world(unfortunately, many innocent urban children of color will perish in its wake).
Tragically, these policies are showing in our urban areas in the United States, where peoples of color abound-and we must-like this publication is doing, arm them with the truth of what capitalism is doing and help them to move toward a change in approach to revolutionize government before it is too late.
The focus of our urban centers governments must be the dramatic improvement of the peoples with jobs, income, health, housing and education; and no more billions for billionaires and millionaires.
Without massive jobs and income, our city centers are dead-so are our people, economy, dollar and country-and especially our children.

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