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El Salvador Social Movements Resist Water Privatization

Salvadoran social movement organizations have unified across sectors in an urgent response to the right-wing’s most recent efforts to privatize the country’s scarce water resources. Joined by academic and...Read more

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Protesters Rally In Major Irish Cities Over Tap Water Charges

After Ireland began charging for tap water this fall, protests have broken out across the country.Protesters staged rallies in cities nationwide, including Galway, Cork, Limerick and…Read more

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Water Privatization Will Ruin Ecosystem, ERA/FoEN Tells Nigerian Government.

As the world marks 2018 world water day, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Nigerian government to prioritize the protection of nature over profits in the pursuit ofRead more

 

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Several hurt in Brazil protests against water privatization

Privatizing Cedae is part of a package of austerity measures put forward by the state government after declaring a situation of “financial calamity” last July, just weeks before this city hosted...Read more

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Baltimore, Detroit threaten thousands with water shut-off

Baltimore is giving residents just 10 days notice before cutting service. Julie Gouldener, an organizer for Food and Water Watch, said the advocacy group has spoken to parents “really scared” they will lose not only their water but...Read more

 

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Protesters anti-water charges in Dublin

Fianna Fáil to vote against motion on water charges Party to reject proposal to permanently scrap levies despite saying it favoured move...Read more

 

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Standing Rock activists: Don’t call us protesters. We’re water protectors.

More than 140 people were arrested on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, last week. It’s just the latest in a series of standoffs between the people camped near the Missouri River and...Read more

 

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Demonstrators protest the lack of water in front of a police barricade in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Most people consider access to water a basic human right; in the age of climate change, economic planners are struggling to balance that concept with the laws of supply and…Read more

 

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#CapeWaterGate

Residents representing their various communities took turns standing on the back of a white bakkie in front of the crowd and shared their stories, anger and concerns, during a protest organised by the Cape Town Water Crisis Coalition at the Cape Town Civic Centre on...Read more