Armed Robbery of Water

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If you can, follow the thread of this story. Iíll reveal the ending straight away: theyíve stolen our water. In 1992 the Galli law started off the privatization of water. 92 companies with mixed capital were set up: public and private. These companies have a single objective: profit. Some are quoted on the Stock Exchange. The more the price of water increases, the greater the value of their shares and the bigger the dividends.
Everyone knows that this centuryís oil is called water. Compared to oil, it has an important quality: itís not needed to move about, but to live. Water is life and every year 30,000 people in the world die for lack of water. What better speculation on human life?
The privatization of water is more than a shame. Itís disgusting. Itís up to you to find the words. Acea that provides water to the people of Rome has increased its profits last year by 30% and most of this was distributed to the shareholders. ďThanks Rome who makes us cry and hugs us againÖĒ
The annual turnover of the water mafia is 5,000,000,000 Euro. This is not capitalism. Itís the economy of abduction that makes profits from the rain. Water cannot be a dividend. It cannot produce profits. It should be removed from the companies with shareholders. In the future there will always be less and less water. Itís a public good. In fact, itís the main public good. The government should do something before the public takes action alone.
Listen to Piero Riccaís interview with Giuseppe Altamore of Famiglia Cristiana and with Riccardo Petrella of the Catholic University of Leuven.

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"The United States multinationals now own 90 factories in India: Coca-Cola 52 and Pepsi 38. They describe these as bottling plants; actually they are pumping stations, each of which extracts up to 1.5m litres of water a day from the ground. It takes nine litres of clean water to manufacture a litre of Coke." Read the rest of the article here
http://www.mindfully.org/Water/2005/India-Coca-Cola-Pepsi14mar05.htm
Can you imagine converting indispensable drinking water into these shitty beverages that the farmers don't need and couldn't even afford if they liked them? And this water not being made available to irrigate fields in cultivation for thousands of years? Like Beppe would say: "Ma questi sono teste di cazzo!!!!!!!"

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | March 8, 2007 04:30 AM


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