Friday, November 7, 2008

Maude Barlow: What Obama Should Do About Water | Your Bank May Own Your Water

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November 7th, 2008
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Why Big Banks May End up Buying Your City's Public Water System  

Why Big Banks May End up Buying Your City's Public Water System
By Jo-Shing Yang, AlterNet
In uncertain economic and environmental times, big banks and financial groups are buying public water systems as safe investments. Read more »

 

President-Elect Obama has a lot on his plate already, but one of the major things will be the environment, and along with that, our water resources. We've got a piece this week that takes a look at what Obama should about some of the most pressing problems facing our country and Maude Barlow has offered her thoughts on how he should handle our water future.

We've also got several other great pieces, including an extremely important piece by Jo-Shing Yang that looks at how the privatization effort is morphing. We are not simply facing big corporate giants like Nestle or show-men like Boone Pickens, the whole financial sector is jumping into the water privatization business and it's not pretty.

Thanks for reading,

Tara Lohan, Managing Editor

 

What Obama's Next Steps Should Be on Health Care, Transportation, Iraq and More  

What Obama's Next Steps Should Be on Health Care, Transportation, Iraq and More

Sara Robinson, Margy Waller, David Morris, J. Goodrich, Geoff Millard and Maude Barlow on where Obama should go from here. Read more »

Wanna Save Water? Try Carpooling.  

Wanna Save Water? Try Carpooling.

More water will be needed to refine oil, produce biofuels, or cool power plants that will be needed to meet the demand for more electric vehicles. Read more »

Can a Novel Change the World?  

Can a Novel Change the World?

Here's one that looks at the global water crisis and what we can do about it. Read more »

Voters Reject Water Privatization  

Voters Reject Water Privatization

The people of Akron came up big against corporate control of the commons. Read more »

Europe Seeks Moratorium to Protect Public Water from Privatization Push  

Europe Seeks Moratorium to Protect Public Water from Privatization Push

Despite pressure for public control of water, the European Commission seems intent on privatization. Read more »

 

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