Daily Archives: June 25, 2004

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New Film: Privatization Prices Water Out of Reach of the World’s Poor

[ When Bolivia auctioned off the water system of Cochabamba, its third-largest city, “to U.S.-based Bechtel Corporation in 1999, residents experience water price hikes of 30-300%”… –BL ] The New Blue Gold June 23, 2004 | AlterNet.org by Silja J.A. Talvi There are untold profits to be made from controlling the simplest and most vital ingredient of our survival: water. The only question, from a profit standpoint, is why it has taken this long. “You can’t do anything without water,” says Alan Snitow, co-producer and co-director of Thirst, a groundbreaking and provocative new film about the rush to privatize what the […]