Tag: water privatization
"Allowing a corporation to bottle our water just to sell it back to us is hardly an 'essential service.'"
It was 1985 and privatization, deregulation and free trade were in the air. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald Reagan...
Michigan has meanwhile presented itself as the ground zero of water problems, as the people of Detroit worked to make themselves a model for solutions.
The global movement to stop privatization deals and expand public ownership just scored a huge victory in Baltimore, as residents voted overwhelmingly to ban putting their water in private hands.
"Access to clean and affordable water should be looked at as a basic human right."
Residents are building a movement across the state – writing letter, holding town meetings and going door-to-door – to "protect their most important local resource."