…natural resources, their (foreign) ownership, and abuse – just one example…

…other examples abound – one, salvadoran activists, now in canada…

Informative stuff. One name here, Bechtel. One success, for the time being. From teleSURtv we get, Fifteen Years of Community Controlled Water in Bolivia

This year marks fifteen years of the victory of the communities of Bolivia over private water corporations. Not only did popular power reverse the plan to privatize the water, but the many hundreds of communities surrounding Cochabamba managed to keep their water as a common good, controlled and managed by the community directly and democratically.

Potable water, simple sounding – until there is that thing called thirst, or cooking. And, if there is water, the question: safe to drink, potable? And assuming the existence of families: the young, the old, the infirm, and few functional health care facilities, among other things. For such communities, the word ISDS (ICSID of the World Bank) may be utterly foreign, but they are forced to live and, even indigent, pay for, the consequences of its existence.

…once victims are not of the west, and not in astounding numbers (or property damaged), for the corporate MSM, then, celebrities must be celebrated, corporate sports ‘sported’…

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