Reversing The Tide: Cities And Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, And Winning By Tom Lawson

22 September, 2015 — Occupy.com

Reversing The Tide: Cities And Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, And Winning By Tom Lawson

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Private companies have been working to make a profit from water since the 1600s, when the first water companies were established in England and Wales. The first wave of water privatization occurred in the 1800s, and by the mid- to late-19th century, privately owned water utilities were common in Europe, the United States and Latin America, and began to appear in Africa and Asia.

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Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right By Joachim Hagopian

20 April 2014 — Global Research

There is no greater natural resource on this earth than water. As the sustenance of all life, water keeps every living and breathing organism, every plant, every animal and every human being on this planet alive. In the same way that without air to breathe, without water we humans cannot sustain life for more than a few days.

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GMO and Monsanto Roundup: Glyphosate Weedkiller in our Food and Water? By Colin Todhunter

16 June 2013 — Global Research

“Historians may look back and write about how willing we are to sacrifice our children and jeopardize future generations with a massive experiment that is based on false promises and flawed science just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise.” 

So said Don Huber in referring to the use of glyphosate and genetically modified crops. Huber was speaking at Organic Connections conference in Regina, Canada, late 2012.

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The Global Water Grab: Meet the “New Water Barons” By Shiney Varghese

8 February, 2013 — IATP.org

Writing in National Geographic in December 2012 about “small-scale irrigation techniques with simple buckets, affordable pumps, drip lines, and other equipment” that “are enabling farm families to weather dry seasons, raise yields, diversify their crops, and lift themselves out of poverty” water expert Sandra Postel of the Global Water Policy Project cautioned against reckless class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>land and water-related investments in class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa. “[U]nless African governments and foreign interests lend support to these farmer-driven initiatives, rather than undermine them through class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>land and water deals that benefit large-scale, commercial schemes, the best opportunity in decades for societal advancement in the region will be squandered.”

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 3-9 February 2013: Suyria / Turkey / CIA-Paraguay / USA-Russia / IMF / Israel / Cuba / UK-EU / Water

9 February 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

OIC Summit at Cairo and the Syrian Crisis

09.02.2013 | 11:03 | Aurobinda MAHAPATRA

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit at Cairo indicates that the 57-member Islamic body has endeavored to evolve a dialogue format to resolve the crisis in Syria. Continue reading this...

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Fracking Industry Goes After Promised Land Film by Meher Ahmad

18 January, 2013PRWatch

[Don’t how many readers are aware of PRWatch yet another excellent resource, US-based of course. Here’s a taster. WB]

Before Gus Van Sant’s latest film Promised Land even premiered, the energy industry was up in arms, gearing up to counter the film’s apparent anti-fracking stance with a barrage of “community” responses (read: thinly veiled corporate PR). James Schamus, chief executive of Focus Features the distributor of the film, expressed shock about the attacks on Promised Land: “We’ve been surprised at the emergence of what looks like a concerted campaign targeting the film even before anyone’s seen it.” Continue reading this...

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Gaza News Coverage 16 November 2012

16 November 2012 Countercurrents

Day Two Of Israeli Assault On Gaza: At Least 15 Killed Including 4 Children, Over 150 Injured; 3 Israelis Killed Near Ashkelon
By Alex Kane & Adam Horowitz
http://www.countercurrents.org/kane161112.htm
Medics say 15 have died and 150 were injured in the 24 hours since Israel began a major escalation in the Gaza Strip and assassinated a senior Hamas military commander. Three Israelis were killed when a rocket hit their home in Kiryat Malakhi, a town about 10 miles from Ashkelon

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