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Brent Patterson | Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has announced a 10-point plan regarding the water shut-offs that have been happening in that city these past months, but his plan falls short.
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Meera Karunananthan | In Barcelona last week, 50 water justice activists, trade unionists, researchers and water operators from 29 countries gathered to share strategies aimed at promoting democratic public water.
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Meera Karunananthan | The Blue Planet Project is marking Earth week by raising Canada's violations of the Human right to water with member states at the UN in Geneva in advance of the country's universal periodic review.
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Mary Galvin | While five heads of states of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) met last week for the developing nations' summit, civil society organizations gathered as "brics-from-below."
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Meera Karunananthan | In March, an estimated 50,000 people flocked to Tunisia to participate in the first World Social Forum to take place in the Arab world. Organizations working on water issues gathered a day earlier.
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The roundtable conversation begins.
Brent Patterson | About 85 people from at least 23 different countries came together for a 'Roundtable on water as a human right and a commons' at the World Social Forum in Tunisia.
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Council of Canadians | Compounding an already controversial decision to pull out of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the Harper government's previous statements are raising even more questions.
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Blue Planet Project water campaigner Meera Karunananthan introduces the day.
Brent Patterson | More than 80 people from around the world gathered for a 'Water Justice Day' forum at the Université de Tunis in advance of the World Social Forum.
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Meera Karunananthan | Struggles to protect water throughout Latin America have been a powerful obstacle to the neoliberal growth model that has sought to dispossess communities of their communal lands and natural resources
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From the left: Anil Naidoo, Maude Barlow, Andrea Harden-Donahue, and Brent Patterson
Brent Patterson | A team from the Council of Canadians is now preparing to depart for the climate summit in Copenhagen.