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European Commission fails to take real steps towards the recognition of the Human Right to Water

The European Commission (EC) made public today the communication on the European Citizen’s Initiative on the Right to Water.

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First Successful European Citizen’s Initiative on Right2Water presents demands to EU Institutions

The first ever successful European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) met with Maros Sefcovic and the European Commission services today to discuss the application of the ECI within European legislation.

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Organizations denounce Nestlé’s new human rights impact assessment as a public relations stunt

Nestlé’s new human rights assessment, launched at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights last week, is full of holes say labour and civil society organizations, including the Blue Planet Project, FIVAS, Food & Water Watch, and Public Services International.

“The analysis is fundamentally flawed because it is a selective examination of corporate policy rather than corporate practice,” says Maude Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project and chairperson of the Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch.

Nestlé’s “Creating Shared Value” program is touted in the report as a strategy to address the needs of impacted communities, yet as Barlow notes in her newly released book, Blue Future, there are significant discrepancies between Nestlé’s so-called values and its actual practice.

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1.8 million Europeans Demand the Right to Water and Sanitation

Today on Human Rights Day, the European Water Movement welcomes the submission of 1.8 million signatures to the European Commission, demanding it to “implement the human right to water and sanitation”.

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European Groups Applaud Bern for Becoming First Blue Community in Europe

Social justice, environmental, and labour organizations in Europe are applauding the city of Bern for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons.

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Civil Society Groups and MEPs call on Companies to Drop Bid for Public Water Company in Greece

Over 130 civil society organisations, trade unions and individuals from Greece, Europe and around the world have teamed up with 50 members of the European Parliament to send a letter to the bidders of the public water company in Thessaloniki urging them to drop their bid.

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Ban Fracking Rally at Sen. Golden’s Office

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLbb_0oDJjk "… Yet the representative from this district is taking a stand with financial interests above the people in his district. He is representing the interests of people who have money and stand to make a lot of money off this practice, even when they know that there’s a very powerful and strong chance that […]

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Don’t Frack Colorado’s Future

Meet Rod Brueske. Like thousands of Coloradans, his family and property is being threatened by fracking. Watch the video, and then join Food & Water Watch’s campaign to ban fracking now in Colorado: www.foodandwatereurope.org Category: Nonprofits & ActivismUploaded by: GoodFoodnH2OHosted: youtube

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Wenonah Hauter on the World Water Forum

Private water companies want to profit on people’s suffering due to lack of water. This year’s World Water Forum — sponsored by those water companies — is sparsely attended while the global water justice movement has organized an alternative gathering with over 2,000 registered participants. The real solutions will be found at this alternative event […]

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The Biggest Farm Bill Loser

America, it’s your responsibility to decide who will emerge victorious from this battle of the bulge. Let’s meet the contestants — the American consumer, the independent farm and the corporate fat cat. Watch now: Food & Water Watch’s The Biggest Farm Bill Loser and find out Category: Nonprofits & ActivismUploaded by: GoodFoodnH2OHosted: youtube