Last week, filmmaker Michael Moore made an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” to discuss the human rights crisis ongoing in Flint, Michigan, concerning the toxic levels of lead in water that has flowed through the town for two years.

Moore, who has been outspoken about the crisis occurring in his home town, told Maher that what happened in Flint was not an error, but a hate crime acted deliberately by a Republican governor upon a low-income town.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at