Category: Water

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Marina Sitrin: Direct Action to Survive in Detroit

So, while the government of the US goes along with policies that mirror Israel at war with an entire people, We, the people of the United States, led by Detroit, are joining our sisters and brothers from Greece and Spain, creating real democracy and showing that real power is from below

Ahmed Hadi: Israel Bombs Water Infrastructure

To either prepare for a ground invasion or to simply to make life for Gazans harsher than it already is, Israel decided to bomb the wells that provide tens of thousands of people in Gaza with water

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Suren Moodliar: Can the US Keep the Water Flowing?

Looking more closely at the problem and relating Detroit’s experience to an altogether “successful” American city—Boston—suggests that the world has cause for concern about water in the United States

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Sarah Lazare: ‘Escalating Resistance’ in Detroit

‘The issue of whether water should be a commodity or part of the commons raises the question of what kind of future we want.’

Theodoros Karyotis: Thessaloniki’s Water Referendum: One No, Many Yeses

As economic governance gets more and more removed from the interests of the population that it claims to represent, the task now lies with the citizens to claim their basic rights

Suzanne Goldenberg: Water Shortages Pose Threat Of Terror And War

US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is ‘standing on a precipice’

Jon Queally: Fracking’s Water Usage Trends Spell Disaster

New study shows that fracking boom is happening in places that can least afford to lose precious water supplies

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George Monbiot: Dredging Rivers Won’t Stop Floods. It Will Make Them Worse

You can increase the flow of a river by dredging, but that is likely to cause faster and more dangerous floods downstream

Haya El Nasser: North California Drought Threatens Farmers, Ag Workers, Cities – And You

California is entering the third year of a drought

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William deBuys: Field Notes from a Drying West

Several miles from Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon, Arizona, April 2013 — Down here, at the bottom of the continent’s most spectacular canyon, the Colorado River growls past our sandy beach in a wet monotone. Our group of 24 is one week into a 225-mile, 18-day voyage on inflatable rafts from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek. Read more…

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