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    A new trade unionism in the making?

    11 October 2010
    Paper

    A trade unionism able to facilitate and express the practical knowledge of its members, as workers and as citizens, is critical to the renewal of public services and for confronting a global politics of austerity.

  2. Is the water privatisation tide finally turning?

    21 September 2010
    Article

    The EU's announced fund of 40 million Euros to support “non-profit partnerships” of water and sanitation utilities in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific is the latest evidence that the corporate push for water privatisation has been forced on to the back foot.

  3. EU awards €40 million to support water partnership projects in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific

    28 August 2010
    Article

    PSIRU at the University of Greenwich has created the www.acp-eu-waterpartnerships.org website help water utilities, local authorities and civil society organisations access and use EU aid to build not-for-profit ACP-EU water partnerships.

  4. Paris: local authorities regain control of water management

    Anne Le Strat
    24 August 2010
    Article

    The President of Paris' remunicipalised water utility tells the inspiring story of how water was taken back into public hands, and why this has prompted a major expansion in reinvestment, public participation, and international solidarity cooperation.

  5. UN declares water and sanitation a human right

    28 July 2010
    Article

    In an historic victory for social movements, the UN declared water and sanitation a human right despite opposition from countries like the US, UK and Canada.

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    Urgent action: Support the Human Right to Water

    27 July 2010
    Multi-media

    On Wednesday 28 July, the UN will vote on an historic resolution affirming the human right to water. But a powerful group of countries are trying to undermine the resolution.

  7. From GDPism to genuine equity

    Praful Bidwai
    19 July 2010
    Article

    India's story starkly illustrates the disconnect between GDP and social progress, and the need for radically new economics developed from the bottom up.

  8. Madrid 2010: The Peoples' Alternative Summit - Enlazando Alternativas 4

    13 May 2010
    Article

    This year's Madrid summit marks a key milestone in the ongoing development of the Enlazando Alternativas network for both highlighting EU complicity with human rights and environmental abuses and highlighting the real alternatives offered by social movements of integration and development that respect the rights of people, communities, and protect the environment. 

  9. Press Release: Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, Putting European corporations on trial

    12 May 2010
    Press release

    The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) will convene in Madrid (14-17 May 2010) as part of the Fourth Peoples' Alternatives Summit - Enlazandos Alternativas 4 (EA4) - in parallel to the EU's trade negotiations with Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations.

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    Turkish Mayor Acquitted on Misconduct Charges...

    Jennifer Hattam
    15 April 2010
    In the media

    The mayor of a Turkish town has escaped charges of "misconduct" and "abuse of power" stemming from his decision to provide up to 10 tons of water free of charge to district residents.

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    Open letter to the EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

    22 March 2010
    Article

    An open letter by around 30 civil society organisations and trade unions calls on the European Commission to assess how public-public partnerships can become a cross-cutting priority in all EU development aid programs for the water sector.

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    Water justice, like water, travels in networks: notes on reclaiming public water

    Jeff Conant
    22 March 2010
    Article

    An international seminar of the Reclaiming Public Water Network brought together participants from more than 30 countries, who shared knowledge and experiences about how to improve water provision through the democratization of water management.

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    Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War' (short version)

    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    Inspiring and informative video debate amongst global social movement leaders as they assess progress and challenges in the dynamic international movement to reclaim Public Water.

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    Alternatives to water privatisation in the Philippines

    Victor G. Chiong
    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    The Alliance of Government Workers in the Water Sector (AGWWAS) is leading workers to fight against water privatisation in the Philippines and construct viable alternatives.

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    Failure of water privatisation in Tanzania

    Mussa Billegeya
    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    After the failure of water privatisation in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam water services have been reclaimed back in to public hands.

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    The struggle for water in China

    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    Ge Yun outlines the struggle for water in China and the challenges being confronted there.

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    Message from Tamil Nadu

    Vibhu Nayar
    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    The video shows the journey that the Change Management Group (CMG) of Water and Food sector officials and local communities have taken to democratise the water sector and work towards collaborative community water management. Today, their work continues, involving more and more actors and participants.

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    Water provision in Tamil Nadu

    S.Manoharan
    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    The Change Management Group works with community members to restore traditional water sources and improve water provisions in many villages in Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War'

    22 February 2010
    Multi-media

    Inspiring and informative video debate amongst global social movement leaders as they assess progress and challenges in the dynamic international movement to reclaim Public Water.

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