Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water

Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water by Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman, Michael Fox epub pdf fb2

Title: Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water
Author: Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman, Michael Fox
ISBN10: 0787984582
ISBN13: 978-0787984588
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (March 16, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Engineering
Size PDF: 1293 kb
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Pages: 304 pages
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Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water by Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman, Michael Fox


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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.

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