Trihalomethane. Sound scary? Well, it might be in your water.

Trihalomethane. Sound scary? Well, it might be in your water.

By Chief Akata


Missouri—Black Hammer Missouri Chapter is in the process of getting toxicology results in our neighborhoods after reading local reports of deadly contaminants in the water. H pylori, a parasite found in sewage, was reported in Missouri tap water, as well as 80 times the safe levels of a chemical called trihalomethane, which is known to cause cancer.

Poison was always the plan

The main goal of colonialism is to kill off the people whose lands colonizers have stolen. The governments which oppress all Colonized people evolved their tactics to become as subtle as they can be for us, not even to be aware of our demise, much less revolt against it. Waving around half measures, they “fix” problems created by their intentional neglect because, for them, it’s a financial burden to actually help people, much less the Colonized people they’re trying to erase.

They use corporations as an “in our face” monster who poisons the resources we use to live while being funded by those same corporations to look the other way. 

A mexican girl in Chiapas, Mexico, drinks a can of soda
For example, Coca Cola regularly steals vital ground water from colonized countries and sells it back to us as soda, as seen here in Chiapas, Mexico.

Not only do corporations commit crimes against poor working class Colonized persons without any concern for repercussions, they also make the basic necessities for life expensive while keeping our wages low so we can’t afford to be self-sufficient. This power structure forces us to depend on the system, all the while cutting corners to make a profit, with the consequences falling on us.

For a case in point, we can look back to the history the miseducation system never taught us.

There was a town founded in 1925, just outside of Eureka, Missouri, which was used as a resort for residents in St. Louis. It was called Times Beach, MO. During the Dust Bowl, the amerikkkan government used a mixture of oil and a chemical waste byproduct to control the dust on the roads, spraying it all over the ground. This toxic byproduct, dioxin, came from the Northeastern Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company, Inc. (a company that produced agent orange for the Vietnam War). This toxic mixture was actually sold to people that ran farms, horse stables, churches and much more.

After many illnesses, miscarriages, and animal deaths, the soil was tested. The soil tested at 100 parts per billion for dioxin (1 rate per billion is considered toxic),the town was evacuated, bulldozed down to the ground and burned. But no one thought about what that did to the water underneath. The same water we drink goes through the soil and gathers as groundwater that gets returned to the surface through streams that we access through rivers.

Our water is the most precious resource that the Earth provides, and Colonialism allows it to be turned into a commodity. Whether it’s chocking the oceans with crude oil, or the plastic made from that same oil, Colonialism is threatening the water supply of the entire world.

A floating island of trash chokes the waters off Honduras.

Companies aren’t trying to protect the environment or us, they are just looking for their own profits. Most companies, such as Coca Cola (the producer of Dasani water) have not only admitted that they use tap water to sell back to us, but also that their water contains micro-plastics; it’s not just them, but multiple big and growing water companies have admitted this. We need clean fresh water, free of chemicals and plastics that we are being poisoned with.

Call to Action!

Join science and tech

Black Hammer is working hard to return self-determination back to our people, but as a collective movement, we want to work with you.

The way to get involved, and to do what we need to help our people get the supplies they need, is through donations and joining Black Hammer. We’re tired of waiting for someone to fix what we see while our situation gets worse every year, every day.

Our investigation of the local water supply is just the beginning. Black Hammer is going to build and provide water filters for our people through our amazing Sci/Tech Committee to protect colonized people from this colonial poison placed in our water.

We’re doing something about it and could use your help. You can join us, or donate to our cashapp: $BHMissouri.

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