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“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy”. Alex Carey On Thursday April 6th Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, 72 years old, attended for   Read More ...

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After a 12-year struggle, Salvadoran lawmakers voted to ban mining for metals. The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El   Read More ...

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Pepsi Under Attack for Water Abuses from All Quarters Palakkad, India, March 9, 2017 US based PepsiCo has been forced to cease operations at its bottling plant in Kanjikode, in the south Indian state of Kerala because of water shortages, the India Resource Center can confirm. A team led by   Read More ...

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Water is a natural asset and a fundamental right. It is essential for life and a basic condition for access to other rights such as the right to health, to food, and the general wellbeing of the people. The water crisis that is happening in Bolivia’s national territory at the   Read More ...

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Here is the summary factsheet of the report “Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector” released by ERA/FoEN, Corporate Accountability International, Transnational Institute, Public Services International Research Unit, Public Services International, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE). ROOTS OF THE CRISIS   Read More ...

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Building water infrastructure such as dams contributes to economic development, food, and energy security depending on their objective.  In developing countries it is often seen as the most cost effective way to increase electricity production and irrigated agriculture. However, reaching these national objectives can often come at a cost to   Read More ...

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Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign – October 28, 2016 The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign have released a report on the impact of the Daryan Dam on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Daryan Dam is a large dam currently under construction on   Read More ...

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A proposed rate hike will be felt the hardest by low-income residents and seniors. Baltimore provides a good illustration of the challenges facing many city water systems across the country. Here, every thunderstorm seems to bring another sewer overflow, with sewage backups flooding basements and water main breaks creating traffic   Read More ...

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