Sunday, April 19, 2015

YES WE CAN: Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/14/booting-corporate-power-communities-are-taking-back-control-their-water

In the last fifteen years, the researchers note there have been 235 cases of such public take-back spanning 37 countries. A recent notable example happened just last month in Jakarta, Indonesia, where, the researchers write, a citizen lawsuit brought the privatization of the city's water systems to a end, as the private control "was deemed negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta's residents."

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