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 Building Bridges 
 
 Weekly Program
 Sean Crawford, a Flint resident and auto worker whose great grandfather was Vice Chair of the Flint sit-down strike and. Claire McClinton, Member of Flint Democracy Defense League
 Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg  
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The Flint Water Crisis from the Ground Up
with
. Sean Crawford, a Flint resident and auto worker whose great grandfather was Vice Chair of the Flint sit-down strike
. Claire McClinton, Member of Flint Democracy Defense League

It's like living in "some sort of a dystopian novel," Sean Crawford writes, "to find National Guard troops going door to door delivering drinking water on his street. To skimp on water costs, the governor and dictatorial emergency manager exposed the whole city to lead poisoning. My hometown of Flint has been known for many things through its history. First as the birthplace of General Motors, and subsequently as the battleground of the Flint Sit-Down Strike that formed the United Auto Workers. That gave rise to a wave of union organizing across the country, and to the middle class.

The quality of life that Flint residents struggled for was once the envy of the world. More recently, Flint became famous as ground zero for the disastrous consequences of corporate globalization chronic unemployment and under-employment,increasing wealth inequality, and the violence & the destabilization that can happen in a community in which companies are allowed to destroy people s livelihoods. Whether it was out of fear of political or financial reprisal, anyone who knowingly allowed the violation of Flint citizens health and safety
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
please notify us if you plan to broadcast this program - knash@igc.org

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