Water privatization

Did you know that more than one billion people do not have access to clean water, that over 40 percent of the world’s population lives in places under water stress and that bottled water companies get checked just once every six years?

"I believe it should be fundamentally illegal to privatize basic human needs," said Oppenheim, a Northampton resident and former journalism professor who became suspicious of "public-private" partnerships in the ’70s. "Privatization is taxation without representation."

"When you get a whiff of privatization, you should immediately mobilize," said Oppenheim. "Privatization runs counter to democratic values in this country."

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