Water Privatization

The Bolivian Example: How WILPF Can Work for Water and a Clean Earth

Dignity and Defiance, Co-Editors: Jim Shultz and Melissa Crane Draper. Published by The Democracy Center

By Nancy Price and Theta Pavis

The First People’s World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth recently took place in Bolivia. Yet this historic conference was also a reminder that the work for a healthy planet, and clean drinking water for everyone, is far from over.

During the gathering in Bolivia, activists also held a water conference, Feria Internacional del Aqua, which featured an outdoor fair where villagers showcased the work of local water councils. The fair included food, information about water-related organizations and a number of workshops.

People's Water Forum Declaration

March 22, 2009

Instanbul, Turkey

On World Water Day, the People’s Water Forum Declaration was released declaring water a human right and a central component of the global commons. The statement continues: we reject all forms of privatization and declare that the management and control of water must be public, social, cooperative, participatory, equitable, and not for profit.

Download and distribute the declaration.

Stop the Mining of Sacred Tribal Land!

Stop the Mining of Sacred Tribal Land!

We need your immediate support to stop the proposed copper mining that would irreversibly desecrate lands sacred to Apache and other tribes and devastate the environment and health of the people in Superior, Arizona, and many other neighboring Arizona communities.

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