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TATM’s Carly Hammond breaks down the Karegnondi Water Authority and its role in the Flint water crisis.

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  1. Hello,

    Trade agreements, the same ones that are making our healthcare and education problems so difficult, are also behind the privatization of water. There is an information blockade preventing people in the US from seeing information about it in US media. But there is a lot of info about it in the civilized countries media.

    Stealing our Water: Implications of GATS for Global Water Resources
    https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/gats_stealing_water.pdf

    http://www.wateraid.org/~/media/Publications/wto-gats-trade-water-services.pdf

    https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/1626.pdf

    http://www.ciel.org/Publications/GATS_WaterEnv_Nov03.pdf

    Note that US NGOs with a few exceptions, (older pubs by Public Citizen – citizen.org notably) never mention GATS. Thats because the US is in a very real sense the belly of the beast, we are the country pushing for the most radical trade deal privatizations of essential services. Now, frustrated with the slow pace of GATS privatizations we are pushing an even more radical services deal called TISA which will block public services completely unless they are completely noncommercial or carved out in advance.

    More links-

    Transnational Institute (TNI.org) has some interesting pubs on water remunicipalization

    https://www.tni.org/en/work-area/water-justice
    https://www.tni.org/en/publication/here-to-stay-water-remunicipalisation-as-a-global-trend

    The human right to water – see page 166

    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=383051168X

    Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1595586237

    How TiSA strolls off with our services | Transnational Institute
    https://www.tni.org/en/article/how-tisa-strolls-off-with-our-services

    Trading Away Public Water: Trade Negotiations and Water Services
    https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/factsheet/trading-away-public-water-trade-negotiations-and-water-services/

    What’s wrong with the WTO? You must deregulate and privatize public services
    http://users.speakeasy.net/~peterc/wtow/wto-gats.htm
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    Could people reading this just make a short comment so I can see how many people actually read my comment? Just please make a short comment- anything- “I see it” I am trying to map out the extent of “network problems” I have been having.

  2. Your comment was like looking at this issue with a wide angle lens. There are a lot of threats to water including the trade agreements our “leaders” have entered into. Any municipality that allows the privatization of their water or water delivery allows profits to be made off the backs of the residents. Corporations (corpses-the walking dead) are siphoning off what are part of “the Commons” for profit and We the People lose. TATM and people like Chris are helping us to fight.

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