Why "Our Communities, Our Water"?
Twenty years from now (if not already) wars will be fought somewhere
in this world over the issue of water. This is how important this issue
is on the world stage and this is why we must begin putting the issue of
globalization and control of water on the front burner for both social
justice and good government activists all over the country.
Many of us believe that "water is a basic human need, and therefore a
right, and should not be treated as a commodity'. Corporations and those
who believe in the corporate model deny this and will do whatever it
takes to move the issue of control over water into the market forces
that worship one basic principle that those who have money will always
be making decisions for those without.
Defending Communities in Massachusetts
part of our effort to defend our communities from corporations wishing
to privatise public water supplies and services, MGA is undertaking a
comprehensive survey of Massachusetts communities in association with
local activists and water workers.
The results of our research are updated regularly and
available for review online. We have generated an interactive map of
Massachusetts local governments that allows site visitors to determine
the status of their local water supplies.
To access the survey results, click on the map (right).
You will need to have "Flash-enabled" web browser (like Internet
Explorer, Netscape, Opera or Mozilla). Most browsers will have this
feature installed already. If not, please visit the MacroMedia website
for a free download of the Flash viewer.
Support for the Project
Upcoming OCOW Events
September 22-24, 2006
Communities, Our Water: Connecting the Local and the Global.