Order Partnership ALERT
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May Alert: WATER
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank are sponsoring water privatization projects with the full support of funding from governments, aid agencies and the United Nations. We call for a moratorium on all IFM/World Bank water privatization programs until a set of strict conditions can be put in place to ensure total public control over all water service projects in every country.
Send postcard to:
International Monetary Fund
or Ms. Nancy P. Jacklin, US Representative of the Executive Board
International Monetary Fund
I strongly oppose commercial water trade. Commercial export of bulk water by tanker, water bags and diversion must be banned. Water is a basic right and needs to be protected to ensure safe, publicly supplied drinking water so that citizens are not forced to pay high prices for water in bottles. The practice of selling local water supplies to large corporate bottlers disenfranchises farmers and local communities.
I urge you to stop water privatization projects.
Background for letters:
Over one billion people are being denied the access to clean water.
An ecologically sound water sustainable future will not happen if the
world’s water is put on the open market for sale to the highest
If citizens lose control of the use of water, we as citizens will lose
the ability to set the conditions according to which fresh water can be
preserved and equitably shared.
For more information:
-Inside the Bottle: An Expose’ of the Bottle Water Industry by
-Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s
Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke,
Religious Orders PartnershipPartnership for Global Justice
2006 Annual Meeting
Water: Thirsting for Justice
April 27-29, 2006
New York City
Holy Family Catholic Church and United Nations Headquarters
This meeting will gather members of the Religious Orders Partnership and Associates to bring our collective voices to the global agenda; to be a voice for the poor as the new world order emerges; to act on our vision statements and chapter enactments calling us to collaboration and action for global systemic change. In particular, this year we will focus on how we understand water as a basic human need and a primary source of life so that our voice is firmly established in our primary vowed and Christian commitments reaching out to those in need.
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