Amy Goodman on Democracy Now is broadcasting from Cochabamba, Bolivia all week, covering the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth.
A few years ago I learned about the populace uprising for water rights in Cochabamba after watching the film The Corporation. The Water Wars, I was stunned to discover that people were being beaten and arrested for saving rain water. The people shut the city down, they were beaten, shot, sprayed, and thrown into jungle jails, children were beaten and shot, for the right to drink water. Bechtel was the beastly and inhumane corporation in this drama but the World Bank also played a diabolical role, along with a government that the people were also successfully able to replace.
Cochabamba has become an international symbol for the rights of the people over the domination of globalization, and of the power of the people when they collectively unite and nonviolently refuse to cooperate.
The Corporation is a must see film for anyone who wants to manifest solutions to multinational corporate domination of resources.
If you want to learn more about what happened in Cochabamba go to www.democracynow.org , the April 19th broadcast goes deeply into the history of the Water Wars, the entire week will deal with the summit and related issues.
www.thecorporation.com Be part of the solution, purchase the film and have a viewing party!
Regardless of what unjust laws or unjust rulings claim, the corporation is Not a person, but we are, it’s up to us because our neighbors ARE ourselves.