- 2015-07-14 US: Access to water as a growing Human Rights issue
First it was Detroit, where the UN sent observers to the US (probably a first of its kind event) and concluded that denial of access to water was a violation of Human Rights of the people of the US by its own government.
Now - Pittsburgh.
Under the Robber Baron Revival Era in the United States, access to water is a growing Human Rights concern.
As a reminder, prior to its collapse, Enron also tried to initiate a scam relative to privatization of Brazilian water supply in Rio...
And the World Bank advocates such policies.
Residents Fight Back Against Pittsburgh's Privatized Water Authority
Aaron Miguel Cantú, Truthout: Residents in Pittsburgh have seen their water bills climb as high as 600 percent, and after the city began shutting off water-bill delinquent homes, some filed a class-action lawsuit. In the process, they discovered the private water corporation that's really pulling the strings.
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Residents have filed suit against their municipal water authority as well as the corporation that pulls its strings.truth-out.org|By Aaron Miguel Cantú