Category: Water

Pete Dolack: When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right

The agony of Detroit is the logical conclusion of reducing social and economic decisions to market forces

Michael Leonardi: Don’t Drink the Water!

The aquapocalypse in Toledo, Ohio is now entering its third day

Suzanne McGee: Companies Proclaim Water the Next Oil

Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

Ellen Dannin: Water Wars and Creeping Privatization

Given the era we live in, it should come as no surprise that legislation as important – and as potentially lucrative – as the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) includes opportunities for privatization

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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’

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