RT America -- June 25, 2014
The UN is considering providing assistance to Detroit residents who are having their water turned off by the bankrupt city. This spring, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department sent 45,000 shut-off notices to customers with unpaid bills. The department has only stopped service to a few thousand of the residents, but human rights groups are outraged at the situation many residents are being forced into. Ameera David discusses the issue with RT’s Meghan Lopez, who is in Detroit and spoke to city representatives.
Agriculture industry trade groups are defending themselves in courts across the country from journalists and activists who believe their First Amendment rights are being violated. Animal rights activists, environmentalists and journalists who make secret video recordings to expose cases of animal cruelty on farms face the possibility of criminal prosecution due to restrictive laws passed with the support of big agriculture. RT’s Ameera David speaks with Will Potter to learn more about his own battle to protect not only the rights of animals, but of journalists as well.