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  1. Blue Gold 
    The battle against corporate theft of the world's water

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002   Published: 2003
    International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions.This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, which is to recognize access to water as a fundamental human right, not dependent on ability to pay.
  2. Blue Gold: World Water Wars 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2008
    A documentary, based on the book Blue Gold, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, which examines environmental and political implications of the planet's dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water. The film also highlights some success stories of water activists around the world and makes a strong case for community action.
  3. Citizens Mobilize Against Corporate Water Grabs
    A Human Right, Not a Commodity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.
  4. Citizens worldwide mobilize against corporate water grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US and other governments are pushing a failed model of water privatization, but water is a human right, not just a commodity to be traded for profit or monopolized by corporations. Citizens and communities are fighting back to reclaim their water commons.
  5. The Cochabamba Water War of 2000 in 2014
    Today's Betrayers Will Not Erase Our Memory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Today's betrayers will not erase our memory: Fourteen years ago we won, today it seems like we lost, but we have to rise again to win, and we already know how to do it. From April 4 to 14 in the year 2000 the so-called "Final Battle" was waged in Cochabamba, Bolivia to prevent the privatization of our water. It was part of a strategy designed by the people of Cochabamba in the "Water War" that started on November 12, 1999. Today, after fourteen years of this historic struggle, the people's demands are still the same: democracy, transparency, participation and an economic model that allows us all to enjoy the riches that our Mother Earth generously provides for the benefit of all.
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  7. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  8. Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
  9. Farmers vs Coca-Cola in Water Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    As India faces its worst drought in four decades, a dispute over water resources between farmers in the Kala Dera area of western Rajasthan state and a Coca-Cola bottling plant located there has sharpened.
  10. For the Reconstitution of the Movements from Below: Autonomy and Independence
    A Reflection almost Ten Years After the Water War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Within the grassroots there are mixed feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness and anger. The demand of re-appropriating the commons and natural resources like gas, petrol, minerals and water has fundamentally not been met. Transnational corporations continue to exploit and extract these resources, and the government manages them in a private, sectarian, inefficient and in many cases corrupt manner.
  11. The History Behind the Organizer of the Water War 
    Oscar Olivera remembers how the Bolivian people took back their land and their power

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Many know Oscar Olivera as the voice and the organizer of the water war in Cochabamba in 2000. Others remember his experience as a factory worker.
  12. How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, "Mekorot", decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages around Nablus, among other regions. Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians.
  13. Is Israel an Apartheid State? 
    Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
  14. Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Demand for water is outstripping supply at an accelerating rate. Nestlé’s goal is to shift government policy away from providing public municipal water supplies to people, and toward a dependency on bottled water to provide basic drinking water.
  15. Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?
    A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
  16. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
    Libertarian Socialism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
  17. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2014
    Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magdoff and Foster's "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism." In addition to articles on climate change, there are articles on Ebola, corporate tax evasion, and state terrorism, as well as a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
  18. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
  19. Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian water, usurped from West Bank aquifers. While Israelis, including illegal West Bank settlements, use the vast majority of it, Palestinians are sold their own water back at high prices.
  20. Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Syria and Iraq are at odds with Turkey over the Tigris-Euphrates. Egypt's relations with Sudan and Ethiopia over the Nile are tense. Jordan and the Palestinians accuse Israel of plundering river water to irrigate the Negev Desert and hogging most of the three aquifers that underlie the occupied West Bank. According to satellites that monitor climate, the Tigris-Euphrates basin, embracing Turkey, Syria, Iraq and western Iran, is losing water faster than any other area in the world, with the exception of Northern India.
  21. Rivers of Empire
    Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A history of the agribusinessmen and engineers who financed and built the system of damns, reservoirs, and canals which transformed the American West from a sparsely inhabited dry region to the site of massive farms and sprawling cities. Worster argues that control of scarce water resources gave rise to a capitalist/bureaucratic elite and to a modern day empire. This elite established and perpetuated itself on the backs of impoverished wage labourers. He criticizes the waste of water for swimming pools, casino fountains, and ill-suited crops like alfalfa, the depletion of aquifers, and the salinization of rivers. Worster points out the vengeance of nature in the form of the sedimentation and collapse of dozens of dams.
  22. Tear Down the Dam; Restore the Commons
    Temacapulin Fights for Its Survival

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Over 47,000 large dams around the world have displaced some 40,000,000 people. The World Bank has invested more than $60 billion in 600 dams.
  23. Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to water resources theoretically allows for equal consumption.
  24. Understanding Power
    The Indispensable Chomsky

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2002
    In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. As he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change.
  25. Water as a Form of Social Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Whether in Palestine or Detroit, restricting access to water is a tactic used to deprive populations of personal and social agency with dire consequences to health.
  26. 'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water prize.
  27. Water War in Bolivia
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    ¡Cochabamba! is a window on the potential for liberation, and on the strategic challenges, of our times. Oscar Olivera, one of the key leaders of the struggle, and Tom Lewis, a member of the editorial board of International Socialist Review (U.S.), have done a tremendous service in writing this book. Although some basics of the Cochabamba story and considerations on strategy are recounted here, you can only get the Full Monty by reading the book.
  28. We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
  29. We Must Support Detroit's Fight for the Right to Water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Detroit is shutting off water to 40% of residents to prepare the water system for a corporate buyout. Residents are organizing to resist the water shuttoffs, anti-democratic rule and the demands of Wall Street - but they need our help.
  30. When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right
    The Agony of Detroit

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit residents, the proposed privatization of the water system and the diversion of the system’s revenue to banks are possible because the most basic human requirement, water, is becoming nothing more than a commodity.

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