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Why Is the US Getting in the Way of International Efforts to Make Clean Water a Basic Human Right?


Environment  (tags: water, UN, human rights, world, protection, environment, ecosystems, politics )

Cal
- 522 days ago - alternet.org
The United States is the only country marring the good works of a UN resolution on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation.



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Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 7:11 pm
Thank you for helping to expose the awful news. We have to stop our government. Now we need to fight this with petitions. (n, p, t)
 

Anne F. (17)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 9:15 pm
Safe drinking water is essential
 

Michael A. (28)
Monday December 16, 2013, 12:50 am
Noted
 

Alfred Donovan (47)
Monday December 16, 2013, 1:10 am
The US has once again caved into the demands of their friends in the fracking business and oil companies.They have no conscience when it comes to peoples health.They would rather have people risk their health by drinking polluted water than take the risk of losing a quick buck.
 

Frances Darcy (227)
Monday December 16, 2013, 1:19 am
Noted
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday December 16, 2013, 1:36 am
Noted. The US can't easily allow privatization of water to Nestlé and other Corporations if it decides water is a basic human right. And Fracking is a huge problem to fresh water.
 

. (4)
Monday December 16, 2013, 2:37 am
Notée
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday December 16, 2013, 3:27 am
noted
 

Fi T. (18)
Monday December 16, 2013, 3:50 am
No life can survive without water; treasure it
 

Lis T. (0)
Monday December 16, 2013, 6:08 am
Thanks for this important news article.
 

. (0)
Monday December 16, 2013, 6:23 am
Because they don't know any better. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Winn Adams (213)
Monday December 16, 2013, 7:13 am
Thanks for this important information.
 

Michael Kirkby (90)
Monday December 16, 2013, 9:39 am
Nestle's???
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Monday December 16, 2013, 12:56 pm
Michael, Nestlé's is internationally trying to corner water in order to sell at a profit.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/328/443/296/stop-nestles-free-extraction-of-bc-water/
http://www.care2.com/causes/nestle-allowed-to-siphon-thousands-of-gallons-from-arkansas-river.html
http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3074922
http://www.care2.com/news/member/516095512/3589850
https://www.care2.com/news/member/752401167/3602249
At least one of those is kind of old, but that just substantiates that this has been going on for a while.

And speaking of old, there is the old Latin proverb "Aqua optimum est." It doesn't just mean "Water is best" - if it did, it would be "optima," not "optimum." It means "Water is THE BEST THING."
 

Dave C. (234)
Monday December 16, 2013, 1:27 pm
stunningly and sadly noted.
 

divergent revolution (327)
Tuesday December 17, 2013, 9:58 am
Nestles has graveyards full of babies that they were responsible for the deaths of
I put NOTHING PAST THEM, my last journalism article was about their fraudulent and dangerous activities
thanks Cal
 

gabriele jefferson (149)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:31 am
noted,signed,shared on fb, twitter, google
 
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