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Applauding Warren's Rejection of Privatized Water Systems, Group Calls On All 2020 Hopefuls to Follow Suit

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/09/applauding-warrens-rejection-privatized-water-systems-group-calls-all-2020-hopefuls

From the article’s 9th paragraph:

“Another Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has previously spoken out against water privatization: Sen. Bernie Sanders (V-Vt.).”

Buried the lede again?

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Wars over water are on the way. Let’s hope we can overthrow Nestle and all the corporate water thieves.

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As usual Bernie Sanders leads on issue after issue! As usual his leadership and great integrity has not been acknowledged by the MSM corporate street-walkers and sometimes marginalized by progressive news and opinion sources.
The for-profit world must have strict limits! All aspects of the Natural World, critical to life on Earth, must be recognized as Human Rights, and not for sale! Same with certain sectors of public service that are now privatized, but should be nationalized for the benefit and access all!
Like wise pollution and poisoning the Earth and its air, fresh water, oceans, and soils must be treated like the crimes they are and offenders prosecuted to the fullest, with the polluters forced to pay-for and clean-up (if even possible) any and all contamination and cease such crimes against the people and planet!

“In February, Bernie Sanders [introduced] the WATER Act, which would help municipalities or state agencies bring treatment works back into public ownership. And the Green New Deal plan the Sanders campaign put forth in August calls for passage of that legislation.”
“Months earlier, in November 2018, Sanders gave a forceful rejection of privately controlled water after voters in Baltimore easily passed Question E, which bans the privatization of the municipal water and sewer systems.”
"Congratulations to Baltimore for not only becoming the first major U.S. city to ban water privatization," Sanders said, and added, "but also for setting an example to the rest of the country that clean water is an unalienable right, not a commodity that can be sold off for profit."

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Well, goodie for Warren. Bernie goes bigger and better: All utilities are PUBLIC. Gas,water,electric.
Bernie has better plans but let’s just bring up the useless bought out warren. After all she is going to take big corporate bucks when Hillary arranges for her to get the nomination. I bet Liz drops the whole thing after Nestle gives her a campaign contribution.
Bernie 2020

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Yeah, I noticed that too. F$$k them.

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Hi Daviccarson:
I think you might have to overflow the Forest Service— I read that the Forest Service gave NESTLE a deal. $500 all the water they wanted out of that area of the forest in San Bernadino

As a child of the 50’s I grew up knowing where to find water when away from home on my bicycle. Back then, there were natural springs in places where folks would come and fill up jugs for use at home. The water was crystal clear and came up and was captured usually in a large round ceramic barrel set into the ground. A wooden lid hinged over the barrel.

The taste was amazing, free of anything except for the natural minerals it acquired from it’s natural occurring process.

This water was free to anyone who wished to enjoy it’s natural wonders.

The corporation’s greed, enabled by our political parties in Washington will someday get control of this natural resource.

Just remember, if you will, how every two or four years, you walked into a voting booth and chose to enable one of those political parties to take from you what nature intended to be yours.

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Prior to the Enron crash a Wall Street Journal article noted that after plundering the electrical power industry Enron planned to buy up publicly owned water rights in the US and abroad. Although the Enron crash stopped that plan, all of those Enron players are out there working toward the same goal utilizing a more dispersed strategy.

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AGREE This article leads with the focus on Warren relegating BERNIE SANDERS to the 9th paragraph! That’s SHAMEFUL** on CD’s part! Warren didn’t even release ‘her’ plan until Wednesday of THIS week !!!

Andrea Germanos, staff writer, SHOULD have started by stating BERNIE SANDERS was the FIRST candidate to speak out about these concerns in November 2018 rather than "Another Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has previously spoken out against water privatization: Sen. Bernie Sanders (V-Vt.) THEN followed with "In February, Sanders introduced the WATER Act, which would help municipalities or state agencies bring treatment works back into public ownership. And the Green New Deal plan the Sanders campaign put forth in August calls for passage of that legislation.

Months earlier, in November 2018, Sanders gave a forceful rejection of privately controlled water after voters in Baltimore easily passed Question E, which bans the privatization of the municipal water and sewer systems.

‘Congratulations to Baltimore for not only becoming the first major U.S. city to ban water privatization," said Sanders, "but also for setting an example to the rest of the country that clean water is an unalienable right, not a commodity that can be sold off for profit.’"

VERY DISAPPOINTING COMMON DREAMS!

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This article leads with the focus on Warren relegating BERNIE SANDERS to the 9th paragraph! That’s SHAMEFUL** on CD’s part! Warren didn’t even release ‘her’ plan until Wednesday of THIS week !!!

Andrea Germanos, staff writer, SHOULD have started by stating BERNIE SANDERS was the FIRST candidate to speak out about these concerns in November 2018 rather than "Another Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has previously spoken out against water privatization: Sen. Bernie Sanders (V-Vt.) THEN followed with "In February, Sanders introduced the WATER Act, which would help municipalities or state agencies bring treatment works back into public ownership. And the Green New Deal plan the Sanders campaign put forth in August calls for passage of that legislation.

Months earlier, in November 2018, Sanders gave a forceful rejection of privately controlled water after voters in Baltimore easily passed Question E, which bans the privatization of the municipal water and sewer systems.

‘Congratulations to Baltimore for not only becoming the first major U.S. city to ban water privatization," said Sanders, “but also for setting an example to the rest of the country that clean water is an unalienable right, not a commodity that can be sold off for profit.’”

VERY DISAPPOINTING COMMON DREAMS!

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