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Conclusions & proposals – Workshop Marseilles – March 16th 2012. Against fracking and shale gas, let’s build an European and international movement! Gathered in Marseilles on Friday March 16 during the Alternative World Water forum FAME, we, activists and campaigners engaged in the struggle against shale gas in Bulgaria, Poland,   Read More ...

Workshop on Rio+20 – Marseille March 16th – Summary of the discussions. It is necessary to develop a unified / common strategy to strengthen the fight against the privatisation, commercialisation and financialisation of life.  That is the common point of our struggles. The “green economy” is a way to promote   Read More ...

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We, African organizations at the Alternative World Water Forum, in Marseille from 14 to 17 March 2012, Given the growing pressures of the multinational corporations on the water resources in Africa, Given the privatization of the public water supply sector and that of the water distribution companies in Africa, Given   Read More ...

For those who will not be in Marseille, they can follow sessions and some workshops live by video streaming:  14 March 18h00 – 21h00 Opening plenary Thursday 15 March 10H00 – 12H30 Water and sanitation in big cities in Niger and Burkina Faso  Thursday 15 March 13H00 – 15H30 The   Read More ...

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Water and Extractivism: from North to South, one model, many movements. Mines, oil and gas wells, industrial plantations or animal farms, gigantic hydroelectric dams… Every day, more land is transformed into sacrificial zones that are meant to provide raw materials and energy. Large-scale exploitation of nature and its resources is   Read More ...

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The UN’s recognition that the right to water is a fundamental human right is an explosive victory, and this was achieved by different movements all over the world that have called for this for many years. For example, we are thinking of the water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia and many   Read More ...

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Earth, water, air and fire (what we would call, in contemporary terms, energy) have, for thousands of years, been considered primary elements and the common base materials of life, ever since the dawn of Western philosophical thought in ancient Greece. In the Metamorphosis by Ovid – a classic of Latin   Read More ...

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On July 28, 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized that safe and clean water is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. However the depth and content of this right are problematic. The definition of the right to water and sanitation made   Read More ...

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