Nestlé backed up that statement with this ruthless move at the World Water Forum.
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!
“… because of course we’re all prejudiced … but racism is about the power of a group and in America it’s white folks who have that power. How? Well, white folks don’t get treated like shit in upper-class African-American communities and white folks don’t get denied bank loans or mortgages precisely because they are white and black juries don’t give white criminals worse sentences than black criminals for the same crime and black police officers don’t stop white folk for driving while white and black companies don’t choose not to hire somebody because their name sounds white and black teachers don’t tell white kids they’re not smart enough to e doctors and black politicians don’t try some tricks to reduce the voting power of white folks through gerrymandering and advertising agencies don’t say they can’t use white models to advertise glamorous products because they are not considered ‘aspirational’ by the ‘mainstream.’”—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah, explaining racism and white privilege so well that even white people (myself included) can understand it (via akmarik)
“You don’t detect any traps on the chest. In fact, you’re not even sure what a chest is anymore. You think maybe the whole chest is just one big bear trap? You are terrified of the chest.”—(via outofcontextdnd)
Ever play a 5 player star battle? Its the only time a player gets great board advantage and some of the other players say, "not my problem", in fact that might be a good summary or catch phrase for star battles.
The school all the mods for this blog go to has a pretty big Magic fanbase so this is a pretty common line of thought. Of course “I have a field wipe on hand” also became a necessity because of how often big games occur.
No! I found a way to get more easily obtain transparent planeswalker images but I’m so tired I completely fucked up Tezzeret’s. Like it’s a mess of spelling errors and template disasters. I thought I was done! But Bolas keeps pulling me back in!