THIS MAY SOON BE YOU, COLORADO AND TEXAS, NEVADA AND NEW MEXICO!
THIS MAY SOON BE ALL OF US!
March , 2011
U.S. Launches Mission to Privatize Water in Indiahttp://foodandwaterwatch.org/blogs/indian-water-activists-say-no-to-u-s-trade-mission/
<<Despite the failure of private water providers to deliver expected results or improve equitable access to water, the U.S. continues to try and export the idea that private companies are best poised to deliver water in the 21st century. Its latest attempt to do so is the U.S. Water Trade Mission to India, a move that has Indian water activists seething.
In an email sent out by the group, 'Pani Haq Samiti Mumbai', the mission is a “clear plan to convert basic human need of domestic water into business product and privatize the water distribution and treatment processes presently handled by local public bodies.” The group is organizing a massive protest of the mission on March 3.
The stated objective of the trade mission is to secure the entry of U.S.-based corporations into the lucrative Indian water market, estimated at $50 billion. This mission follows on the heels of years of investment by USAID in water sector reforms that have laid the groundwork for private sector participation. These behind the scenes discussions, which involve little input from affected communities, are far removed from the principles of democracy and transparency that the U.S. Government purports to represent globally. >>
IF WE THINK WE KNOW ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GIANT CORPORATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE, WE ARE WRONG!
DID YOU KNOW THEY OWN THE PATENTS ON MANY HUMAN GENES?
DID YOU KNOW THEY OWN MORE AND MORE FRESH WATER EVERY YEAR AS THE WORLD'S SUPPLY DWINDLES?
DID YOU KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME 14th AMENDMENT RIGHTS AS YOU AND ME?
DID YOU KNOW THE FEDERAL LAW MANDATES THAT, ABOVE ALL ELSE, THEY MAKE A PROFIT?
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THEM, EVEN IF THEY CAUSE THE DEATH OR FATAL ILLNESS OF YOUR FAMILY, MAKE YOUR HOME/LAND UNINHABITABLE ARE SLIM AND NONE?
WITH THE MONEY THEY MAKE, THEY CAN DRAG YOU THROUGH COURTS FOR YEARS, BANKRUPT YOU, AND LEAVE YOU TRAMPLED BY THEIR HIGH-PRICE ATTORNEYS.
DID YOU KNOW THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER,,,,OR TO AIR?
WATCH THE VIDEO, PLEASE!
IT MAY NOT BE AROUND MUCH LONGER... IT MAY WELL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY YOU WILL EVER HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO VIEW.
WE MUST LEARN, OR PERISH!
Four dollars for a gallon of water? The dream of Monsanto and other corporations wanting to privatize water.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by: Sarka-Jonae Miller
<<Companies, brokers and billionaires are buying up groundwater rights and aquifers. Groundwater is necessary for agriculture and more water is needed to meet a growing demand for food. Many countries have already over-pumped their groundwater to feed increasing local populations. Private corporations already own 5 percent of the world's fresh water. Australia is an excellent example of a country already suffering from multiple water droughts. Farmers are selling water rights to brokers, unaware of the long-term effects.
The United States is by no means immune to these plots. Royal Dutch Shell owns groundwater rights in Colorado and oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is buying up all he can in Texas. He owns more water than any other person in the U.S. His plan is to sell the water he owns, around 65 billion gallons annually, to Dallas and other major cities affected by droughts. Pickens hopes to profit off of desperation, saying "There are people who will buy the water when they need it. And the people who have the water want to sell it. That's the blood, guts, and feathers of the thing.">>
The CEO of NESTLE, Peter Brabeck, dared to say in an interview that neither water, NOR AIR, is a human right! He sees no problem with privatizing AIR! "Those on the left backed by NGOs will say that access to air is a human right," Braback said when reached for comment. "However, oxygen is just like anything else. It's a commodity. People want it. And a market value should be ascribed to it."
The short version of that interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTqvBhFVdvE&feature=player_embedded
The U.S. patent office has granted corporations the right to claim patent rights on LIVING ORGANISMS, ON ANY LIFE FORM EXCEPT A FULL-TERM HUMAN FETUS !
HUMAN GENES ARE NOW THE PROPERTY OF CORPORATIONS!
Bacteria, viruses, genetically modified animals, insects, plants, everything that can be 'gene-manipulated' can be under patent by some corporation!
Corporations within the pharmaceutical trade can take a substance from nature, genetically modify it in an infinitesimal way, and then patent it.
These are the CORPORATIONS, entities who acquired the federally mandated "right" to be called a PERSON. A CORPORATION IS NOW A PERSON, WITH THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE, ALMOST COMPLETELY UNREGULATED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AS A HUMAN BEING!
They enjoy all the rights afforded citizens under the bill of rights, by virtue of a court’s interpretation of the 14th amendment in the late 19th century (Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Company). Unlike people, corporations, unless they go bankrupt, are "immortal", some being as old as the nation itself, and they have only one consideration influencing their behavior... profit.
Corporations grow to become monstrosities. That is what they aim for, push toward, hope to attain more than anything else...to become a "mega-corporation", and they don't seem to care who gets trampled in their climb to the top, NOR WHAT THEY HAVE TO WIPE OFF THE EARTH TO DO IT.
THE LAW SAYS THEY MUST PUT PROFITS FIRST!
They become self-feeding entities with one purpose in life, and that is to grow and survive.
By FEDERAL law, yes, BY LAW, corporations MUST put the profits of shareholders first and, in doing so, will necessarily export its problems to the public.
WARNING: Some of the images in this film are quite shocking and disturbing. Yet they demonstrate one thing; that corporations are capable of these great acts of evil, even when some people that work for them SAY they don't agree with how they run the corporation. For me, that's like saying I don't agree with standing people against a wall and blowing their heads off...WHILE I PULL THE TRIGGER ON THE RIFLE THAT KILLS THEM.
PAUL HAWKEN, THE AUTHOR OF 'THE ECOLOGY OF COMMERCE', PERHAPS DEFINED WHAT THE RESULTS OF CORPORATIONS TENDS TO BE...HE CALLED IT, "THE DEATH OF BIRTH".
I HOPE YOU WATCH THE FILM TO SEE IF YOU AGREE. MUCH OF IT IS "IN THEIR OWN WORDS"...THEY SIMPLY DON'T DENY WHAT THEY DO, JUST CHALK IT UP TO THEY HAVE TO MAKE A PROFIT...ANY WAY THEY CAN!