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Water, climate, and the military tomorrow on “Corporations and Democracy” radio

Nick Buxton is tomorrow’s guest on “Corporations & Democracy” radio, streaming online on KZYX.org starting at 1 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Eastern, and available after that at afdradio.org. Nick is co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed – How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world, published last year by Pluto Press. He’ll be talking about how big corporations and the military are already planning to maintain control in the face of the climate crisis. […]

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Alliance’s Ruth Caplan and Nancy Price on WBAI’s “Eco-Logic”

On Tuesday, AfD’s co-chair Nancy Price and Defending Water for Life campaign chair Ruth Caplan were guests on Eco-Logic, broadcast on WBAI in New York City. Ruth and Nancy were joined on the show by Susan Shapiro, of the Radiation and Public Health Project. You can listen to the show on WBAI’s online archive here; the conversation starts around 15 minutes in.

The show focused on the safety of our drinking water, a topic that’s gotten more media […]

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Nestle Adds Premium Brand in Still Water Arena

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By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN Published: June 9, 2013

DRINKING tap water is essentially free, but even during the economic downturn, consumers have sprung for bottled water, with sales in the United States increasing 6.7 percent in 2012, to $11.8 billion, according to the International Bottled Water Association. Americans on average drank 30.8 gallons of bottled water, 5.3 percent more than in 2011.

Ads for Resource, which are being introduced on Monday, are […]

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Just Say No to Multinationals? For Rural Communities, It’s Not Always That Simple

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00 By Alissa Bohling, Truthout

The people of economically depressed Cascade Locks, Oregon, are divided about a proposal by Nestle to go into business with the city to extract spring water from its cherished watershed, bringing jobs and sorely needed revenue.

 

Nestle Water North America’s makeshift office in Cascade Locks, Oregon, is two doors down from the post office. Most people on their way to get their mail on a […]

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Nestle Chairman says Water is Not a Human Right

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In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better.

Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water. Brabeck claims – correctly – that […]

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Eagle Point man sentenced to 90 days’ jail for three ponds

MEDFORD — A man who’s been battling Oregon water managers for more than a decade over three fishing ponds dammed up on his rural Jackson County property has been sent to jail for 90 days.

 

A judge said Monday that Gary Harrington, 65, has been flouting the law in his attempts to keep storing runoff that state law allocates to the Medford Water Commission.

“Most people, when caught in a criminal act, at least promise not to […]

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Our View: Transparency needed on transportation projects

The public has the right to know what the state and its private roadwork partners are up to.

April 3, 2013 | Portland Press Herald

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Back in 2010, the Legislature created an exemption to the state’s right-to-know law that you could drive a truck through.

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A group responds to Peter Vigue, CEO of Cianbro Corp., while he addresses more than 700 people during a public meeting at Foxcroft Academy in […]

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A New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Our Communities from Corporate Control: A Pennsylvania Judge Holds That Corporations Are Not “Persons”

Fryeburg PUC Hearing: Nestle contract? Due diligence requested.