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Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water / Edition 1
     

Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water / Edition 1

by Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman, Michael Fox
 

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ISBN-10: 0787984582

ISBN-13: 9780787984588

Pub. Date: 03/16/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Out of sight of most Americans, global corporations like Nestlé, Suez, and Veolia are rapidly buying up our local water sources—lakes, streams, and springs—and taking control of public water services. In their drive to privatize and commodify water, they have manipulated and bought politicians, clinched backroom deals, and subverted the democratic

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Out of sight of most Americans, global corporations like Nestlé, Suez, and Veolia are rapidly buying up our local water sources—lakes, streams, and springs—and taking control of public water services. In their drive to privatize and commodify water, they have manipulated and bought politicians, clinched backroom deals, and subverted the democratic process by trying to deny citizens a voice in fundamental decisions about their most essential public resource.

The authors' PBS documentary Thirst showed how communities around the world are resisting the privatization and commodification of water. Thirst, the book, picks up where the documentary left off, revealing the emergence of controversial new water wars in the United States and showing how communities here are fighting this battle, often against companies headquartered overseas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787984588
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/16/2007
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
926,016
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Water: Commodity or Human Right?

Battles for Water in the West.

2. Hardball vs. the High Road.

Stockton, California.

3. Small-Town Surprise for a Corporate Water Giant.

Felton, California.

Scandals in the South.

4. The Price of Incompetence.

Atlanta, Georgia.

5. The Hundred-Year War.

Lexington, Kentucky.

New England Skirmishes.

6. Keeping the Companies at Bay.

Lee, Massachusetts.

7. Cooking the Numbers.

Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Corporate Target: The Great Lakes.

8. When Nestlé Comes.

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

9. To Quench a Thirst.

Mecosta County, Michigan.

10. Whose Water, Whose World Is It?

Notes.

Resources.

Index.

The Authors.

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