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  1. Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st century

    20 Junio 2016
    Multi-media

    We Own It organised the conference Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st Century on 7th May, 2016 in London. A group of innovative, inspiring individuals gathered to start imagining the public ownership of the future: A vision for 2030 and a roadmap to get there. They tackled the key issues - robots, big data, power, space - and made a conscious effort to embrace the future.
     

     

  2. World Water Day Statement 2015

    23 Marzo 2015
    Article
    We commemorate World Water Day 2015 by celebrating the struggles and victories of the global water justice movements. These achievements are a testament to the strength of our ties of solidarity and the resolve of communities to protect watersheds and maintain control over water services.
  3. Remunicipalisation Tracker

    16 Septiembre 2014
    Article

    The Remunicipalisation Tracker documents more than 45 showcases of cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that need it.

  4. Remunicipalisation in Berlin after the buy-back

    Philipp Terhorst
    23 Junio 2014
    Article

    The largest Public-Private Partnership in water sector in Germany ended in 2013 after the longstanding social mobilisation. Remunicipalisation cost a high price for the city of Berlin though. Berliners have striven for new challenges.

  5. Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 Mayo 2013
    Article

    A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.

  6. Networking against Fracking

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 Abril 2013
    Article

    Global networking is key to winning battle against fracking, say activists at WSF.

  7. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 Marzo 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  8. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 Marzo 2013
    Multi-media

    An inspiring video animation about how cities are reversing water privatisation to regain public control.

  9. Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity

    13 Noviembre 2012
    Declaration

    We call for a European permanent mobilization to support the fights against the crisis and build a future for everyone in Europe and in the world.

  10. Firenze 10+10

    06 Noviembre 2012
    Article

    European Social Forum meets at time of austerity politics to strategise on how to build an effective pan-European response by Europe's social movements. 

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    Citizen-Controlled Water Supply Systems

    Ambe J. Njoh
    17 Julio 2012
    Article

    The Bonadikombo water supply project exemplifies participatory planning in action. It shows how the various aspects of participation elaborated in participatory planning theory play out in practice by using elements of enlistment, cooperation and consultation.

  12. Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 Marzo 2012
    Article

     “They can do whatever they want with us but that will be over our dead bodies”.

  13. The politics of achieving the Right to Water

    Susan George, aleksej, Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff
    28 Abril 2011
    Article

    Privatisation offers nothing to the 43 percent of Africans in cities who have no access to water. On World Water Day 2011, experts met in Cape Town to share experiences of successful public-public partnerships for equal public access.

  14. The Way Forward - Voices from the Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance

    20 Abril 2011
    Multi-media

    GWOPA brings together public water operators, trade unions, workers and civil society on a platform to discuss, learn and develop model practices for the provision of fair and equal access to public water.

  15. Open letter to UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Joan Clos, on UN funding for water justice

    Satoko Kishimoto, aleksej
    11 Abril 2011
    Article

    Recent plans to cut funds for the UN's water related work - meaning support for water operator partnership (WOP) alliances would be lost - is a major threat to the great progress which has already been achieved and threatens to undermine the provision of universal access to clean public water.

  16. UN World Water Day 2011: Reclaiming public water for our cities

    aleksej
    21 Marzo 2011
    Article

    TNI's Water Justice programme is marking this year's UN World Water Day in Cape Town at the GWOPA (Global Water Operator partnerships Alliance) Congress, in the continuing struggle to reclaim public water.

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    Video: Through the Empty Tap - Water Privatisation in Jakarta

    21 Marzo 2011
    Multi-media

    The experience of water privatisation in Jakarta (Indonesia) shows that private investments are not the answer to fulfill the human right to water.

  18. Public Community Partnerships in Peru and Uruguay

    aleksej
    21 Marzo 2011
    Article

    Citizen struggles for public water in Peru and Uruguay share many similarities and a common vision, with "public-community partnerships" bringing trade unions and water utility managers together on a shared platform.

  19. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 Febrero 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

  20. Is the water privatisation tide finally turning?

    21 Septiembre 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.

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