Thirst

Thirst

Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water

Book - 2007
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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.

Read a review...http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/18/RVGS9OHPKT1.DTL

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780787984588
0787984582
Branch Call Number: 333.9100973
Characteristics: xv, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fox, Michael 1955-
Kaufmann, Deborah 1955-

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Apr 24, 2017

Thought provoking subject, but a tedious read.

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