Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water

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Earthscan, Aug 29, 2003 - Globalization - 296 pages
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International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions. The policy recipe pursued by the West, and imposed on governments elsewhere, is to pass control over water to private interests, which simply accelerates the cycle of inequality and deprivation. California, as well as China, South Africa, Mexico and countries on every continent already face a crisis. 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.
  

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Review: Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

The book is a thorough and detailed look at 1. the world's limited freshwater resources, 2. how they are being reduced, and 3. how the remaining supplies and their delivery systems are being ... Read full review

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Contents

Red Alert
3
Endangered Planet
26
Dying of Thirst
51
Everything for Sale
79
Global Water Lords
101
Emergent Water Lords
129
Global Nexus
154
Fightback
183
The Standpoint
205
The Way Forward
229
Notes
251
Index
267
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About the author (2003)

Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and the bestselling author of twelve other books. She is a director of the International Forum on Globalization and co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, a global citizens' movement to protect water.Tony Clarke is the director of the Polaris Institute on corporations for the International Forum of Globalization. He is also the author of 'Silent Coup: Confronting the Big Business Takeover of Canada'. Together, Barlow and Clarke have co-authored three books on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, and were the Canadian leaders in the successful struggle to scuttle that deal.

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