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Nestle continues pumping California dry to sell public water for outrageous profits

Source: Natural News
Date: 14 September 2015
Author: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Drought-shaming in California – the calling out, usually via social media, of neighbors and others who break water-use rules – has become quite prevalent as the state continues to suffer through a historic drought. But not everyone is getting shamed equally.

As reported by TheAntiMedia.com, one company that is getting less than its fair share of shame is Nestle, which, though the giant company has drawn some of the public’s ire, has not received nearly enough “to have spontaneously sprouted a conscience.” Continue reading Nestle continues pumping California dry to sell public water for outrageous profits

Water Not A Human Right Says Detroit Judge!

Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective

Just in case you’re wondering about water privatisation!
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can’t afford to lose the revenue.
Rhodes’s order served as a stinging rejection of arguments made by thousands of protesters who staged rallies last summer fighting shutoffs and argued that there is a fundamental right to water service.
“There is no such right or law,” Rhodes said.
A six-month ban on water shut-offs would boost the rate of customer defaults and threaten Detroit’s revenue, the judge added.
“The last thing (Detroit) needs is this hit to its revenues,” the judge said.
Rhodes issued his ruling after two days of hearings last week and said he lacked the power to issue a water shut-off moratorium. Regardless, a lawyer for 10 residents…

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How Corporations Are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage

Occupy.com
7 July 2014
by Carl Gibson

Imagine the swift and fierce government response if Al-Qaeda took a precious resource out of a delicate environment, sold it for profit and endangered 40 million people in the process. Now compare that example to the nonexistent government response to American energy companies, golf courses and corporations like Nestlé taking 75 percent of the groundwater out of the Colorado River Basin at a time when the American West is facing a record drought.

Corporations will continue to abuse their constitutional protections as legal “persons” until fresh water has become fully privatized, or until corporate constitutional rights are eliminated with a constitutional amendment. Continue reading How Corporations Are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage