Category: Water

Andrea Germanos: Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

In communities across the world, people are taking back their water. Cases of remunicipalization—getting what were privatized water and sanitation services back under public control—is the focus of a new book by the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute (TNI), and offers welcome respite from tales of the ever-encroaching reach of corporate power. The trend of remunicipalization is Read more…

Shepherd Bliss: Water or Wine?

California’s Drought & Water Competition

Nadia Prupis: In Dry California, Thirsty Oil and Big-Ag Industries Exempt from Water Regulations

Rather than focusing on urban usage, Brown should go after the industries which contributed the most to the drought

Ragina Johnson: California Is Burning

Why water supplies are drying up in the state that is home to one in eight Americans–and what needs to be done to press for an alternative

Guardian staff: Tens of thousands march through Dublin

Irish government’s austerity measure has sparked widespread public anger, with Saturday’s street protest the fourth since October

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Sarah Lazare: Tens of Thousands Flood Dublin Demanding Abolition of Austerity Tax On Water

‘We refuse to be bullied and intimidated into acquiescence’

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Yesenia Barragan: From Ireland to Detroit: The Global Struggle Over Water

Ireland and Detroit have emerged as the latest battlefields in this global struggle

Pete Dolack: Clean Water as an Impediment to Corporate Profits

An Australian mining company insists its “right” to a guaranteed profit is superior to the right of El Salvador to clean drinking 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

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