If present trends continue, by 2025 1.8 billion people will face absolute water scarcity, and almost almost half of the world’s people will face water stress.
77 million Bangladeshis are drinking arsenic-affected water. The arsenic is naturally occurring, but the failure to stop it, and the resulting health disaster, have deep social causes.
Over half of all of the fresh, surface water withdrawn from the environment in the U.S. today is used by power companies. They take the profits, and society pays the price.
At the 6th World Water Forum, Canada’s government successfully undermined the UN-recognized human right to water, and supported efforts by multinational water corporations to promote the privatization of water
Executive Summary of Fracking: The new global water crisis, published March 9, 2012 by Food and Water Watch Within the past decade, technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have enabled the oil and gas industry to extract large quantities of oil and natural gas from shale formations in the United States. However, […]
The UN says that access to water and sanitation is a human right … so why aren’t we seeing any action?
“We believe it would be suicide to follow the path of privatization and commercialization of water and public services.” Speech by Ambassador Pablo Solon, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the United Nations discussion on the right to water and indigenous peoples, May 24, 2011. +++++ Thank you very much, Madam President. […]
A new report from the Council of Canadians calls for the allocation of significant resources to protecting the Great Lakes as a Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion (more…)
Toxic contamination was such that workers had to wear full chemical hazard gear including breathing apparatus to tackle the thick red mud (more…)
These are the 41 countries that abstained in the July 28 UN General Assembly vote on Bolivia’s resolution to recognize access to water and sanitation as basic human rights. (more…)
Speech by Pablo Solon, Bolivia’s ambassador to the UN, the the General Assembly on July 28. Bolivia’s resolution passed unanimously, but 41 countries abstained. (more…)
Two aspects of contemporary barbarism … (more…)
Per capita water consumption in Palestine is far below the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization (more…)
by William Bowles From Investigating New Imperialism, August 7, 2007 I’m torn, really torn between trying to keep up with the deceptions the corporate press keep feeding us and wanting to ignore the entire sorry mess completely, but well you know how it is, almost without exception, everyday there’s a story that grabs my attention because […]