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"Human beings don't have a right to water."

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Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!

 
 
 

 
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

holy fuck

this is a huge deal in latin america especially and i need some more people to be aware of this and care

the same here in southeast asia

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when i find myself in times of trouble

terry pratchett comes to me

whispering sam vimes once arrested a motherfucking dragon

you are capable of literally anything

Sam Vimes once arrested two opposing armies to end a war.

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Sam Vimes fought an ancient mind-controlling spirit and won. Sam Vimes killed a werewolf with his bare hands. Sam Vimes happily wears the awful lumpy itchy socks his wife knits him. Sam Vimes causes traffic jams in order to be home in time to read his baby a bedtime story. Sam Vimes fought at the barricades— twice. Sam Vimes waited until his interviewee had left and then put his coat over his head so no one could hear him laughing hysterically at her silly name. Sam Vimes is my hero.

Sam Vimes overcame a crippling alcohol dependency. Sam Vimes examines and confronts his internal prejudices. Sam Vimes lived in poverty because he was giving his salary to the widows and orphans of fellow officers. Sam Vimes cleaned up a corrupt police force and made it inclusive of the different ethnicities in his city.

Sam Vimes is my hero too.

He turned to leave, then seemed to have a thought. “Sergeant Dorfl!” he said, turning back. “D’you think you’ll believe in gods now?”

Every eye in the Watch House turned to the golem sergeant. “Not Gods, Yet.” said Sergeant Dorfl. “But Always Sam Vimes.”

- Mister Vimes’d Go Spare

do it for the vimes

If Historical Figures did the Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Historical Figure:

    Andrew Jackson

  • Do they do the challenge:

    OFC

  • Who films it:

    John Calhoun

  • Who dumps the water:

    Andy

  • Their reaction:

  • • "eh."

  • Who they nominate:

    John Q. Adams

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    George III

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yeah

  • Who films it:

    William Pitt (the younger)

  • Who dumps the water:

    Some royal servant

  • Their reaction:

  • • "Holy Lord Almighty"

  • • *small shriek*

  • • "Yes yes damn it's cold- cold cold, very cold"

  • Who they nominate:

    The Colonies- the damn damn colonies

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    George Washington

  • Do they do the challenge:

    Hell yessss

  • Who films it:

    Lafayette

  • Who dumps the water:

    George Washington, himself

  • Their reaction:

  • • *eyes widen*

  • • afterwords, "wow that was cold"

  • Who they nominate:

    Alexander Hamilton

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yeeeeessss

  • Who films it:

    Jamey Madison

  • Who dumps the water:

    one of tom's slaves

  • Their reaction:

  • • *sucks in air*

  • • *winces*

  • • After words, "that was incredibly pointless and not beneficial to the human mind"

  • Who they nominate:

    John Adams

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Marquis de Lafayette

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yes :3

  • Who films it:

    Alexander Hamilton

  • Who dumps the water:

    G-Wash

  • Their reaction:

  • • *screams something in French*

  • • *epic facial expression*

  • • "Damn that was cold"

  • Who they nominate:

    Louis XVI

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Louis XVI

  • Do they do the challenge:

    sorta

  • Who films it:

    Marie Antoinette

  • Who dumps the water:

    Louis himself (is supposed to)

  • Their reaction:

  • [Marie kinda teases him so he 'playfully' dumps the water on her]

  • • *Marie starts wrestle Louis and they totally get of topic*

  • • *Both end up laughing on the ground until a Lafayette sneaks up behind the two and drenches them with ice cold water*

  • • *They both give the stink eye to Laf, but 'twas all in good fun*

  • Who they nominate:

    Robespierre

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Sam Adams

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yes.

  • Who films it:

    John Hancock

  • Who dumps the water:

    Sam Adams

  • Their reaction:

  • • "holy f*cking sh*t"

  • • *crazy facial expression*

  • • *curses King George aloud*

  • Who they nominate:

    King George III

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Alexander Hamilton

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yes

  • Who films it:

    Aaron Burr

  • Who dumps the water:

    Alexander Hamilton

  • Their reaction:

  • [Aaron Burr tries to play a prank on Hamilton, by switching the cold water for scolding hot water. Hamilton recognizes what Burr had done, so he just dumps the scolding bucket on Burr]

  • *after he refills the bucket with the appropriate temp. of water (and ice)*

  • • *lets out a short high pitched scream*

  • • then says nonchalantly, "It might have been cold, but I'm still HOT"

  • • *makes a flirtatious face*

  • Who they nominate:

    Thomas Jefferson

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Banastre Tarleton

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yes

  • Who films it:

    George Hanger

  • Who dumps the water:

    George Hanger's monkey

  • Their reaction:

  • Does it topless and watched by the belles of the local plantation. Shouts *fuck Francis Marion* as it happens

  • Who they nominate:

    Earl Cornwallis (he declines)

  • -

  • Historical Figure:

    Charles O'Hara

  • Do they do the challenge:

    yes, of course

  • Who films it:

    Earl Cornwallis

  • Who dumps the water:

    Benjamin Lincoln

  • Their reaction:

  • ...

  • "oh"

  • ...

  • *charming smile*

  • Who they nominate:

    George III

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