4/19/2010

Climate Change, Water Wars, Bolivia

* Jim Shultz on "Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization" * Jim Shultz, founder of the Cochabamba-based Democracy Center, gives a snapshot of Bolivia ahead of the World Peoples' Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth. Ten years ago, Shultz helped expose the role of Bechtel in the privatization of Cochabamba's water supply. Listen/Watch/Readhttp://www.democracynow.org/2010/4/19/jim_shultz_on_dignity_and_defiance

* The Cochabamba Water Wars: Marcela Olivera Reflects on the Tenth Anniversary of the Popular Uprising Against Bechtel and the Privatization of the City's Water Supply * Ten years ago this month, the Bolivian city of Cochabamba was at the center of an epic fight over one of the city's most vital natural resources: its own water. The Water Wars occurred just months after the Battle of Seattle. The uprising against Bechtel on the streets of Cochabamba was seen as the embodiment of the international struggle against corporate globalization. Over the past week, water activists from around the world gathered in Cochabamba to mark the tenth anniversary of the Water Wars. Listen/Watch/Readhttp://www.democracynow.org/2010/4/19/the_cochabamba_water_wars_marcella_olivera

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