Cochabamba!: Water War in Bolivia

Cochabamba!: Water War in Bolivia



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780896087033
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Oscar Olivera is the executive secretary of the Cochabamba Federation of Factory Workers and spokesperson for the Coalition in Defense of Water and Life, known as La Coordinadora, that led demands for the water system to stay under local public control. A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.

Table of Contents

Water Democracyix
About This Bookxiii
Of Prefaces, Spaces, and Written Voices1
The Water War
Perspectives on the Water War and the Cooridinadora
The Coordinadora: One Year After the Water War by Raquel Gutierrez-Aguilar53
The "Multitude" by Alvaro Garcia Linera65
Directing SEMAPA: An Interview with Luis Sanchez-Gomez87
SEMAPA: Globalizing Solidarity95
Our Reality and Our Dreams
The New World of Labor105
A Political Thesis117
For a Constituent Assembly: Creating Public Spaces129
Toward a National and Continental Rebellion141
The Gas War
Petroleum and Natural Gas: Reconquering Our Collective Patrimony153
The Legacy of the Coordinadora by Tom Lewis161
The Significance of the Gas War175
Afterword: They Can't Privatize Our Dreams187
About the Authors201

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