Water Justice News

Updates from around the world about the global water crisis, and the struggle for water justice.

 

October 29, 2014 – 8:51am
On October 11, as many as 100,000 people marched in Dublin, Ireland against austerity and water charges. An even larger protest is expected across the country on November 1. The Irish Examiner reports, “A mass wave of water p…

 

October 27, 2014 – 8:15am The Council of Canadians has long opposed the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in ‘free trade’ agreements like NAFTA (where it is more commonly referred to as Chapter 11) and the yet-to-be-ratified Canada-Eur…

 

October 24, 2014 – 11:59am

Farha and de Albuquerque in Detroit. Photo by AP.
On June 18, the Blue Planet Project and its allies submitted a report to Catarina de Albuquerque, the United Nations special rapporteur on the human right to drinking wat…

 

October 20, 2014 – 3:07pm

Photo by MiningWatch Romania.
Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold, the company behind the open pit Skouries gold-copper mine set to open next year in the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece, is pursuing a destructive mine in …

 

October 20, 2014 – 1:30pm

UN experts tour Detroit neighbourhoods on Sunday. Photo by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.
On June 18, the Blue Planet Project, the Detroit People’s Water Board, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and Food &a…

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