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most of this water is not drinkable we have to drink it as this is the only water available once we drink this water we get different stomach diseases. the water is too dirty you have to boil it filter it. out and then drink it. if you have a meal you have to rush to the toilet because the water can't be digested when you're out there along the water warms inside the body they are moving inside we don't show this water to the children otherwise they won't drink it and everything will be a mess. this is a pure life just a safe alternative delivered directly to. the surface for the well to do. we film at the home distribution station in the market area is gone but. i introduced
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myself to the station manager and asked for permission to film. what is the problem . you get on. your life what you put up with what you said it's ok you did really really out. so. the university of management sciences in lahore and this elite institution hardly anyone drinks tap water and if your life is a success story. i think part of the success of your life is nestle's marketing. that was good it was targeted to words but income people because assuming that you can always get water fleet who would pay a premium for it so most probably the poor people will not. in any case they can't
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afford the prices so it is you know the class of pakistan or upper middle class and leslie brodsky and the skin was because of their marketing and i see their distribution muscle you know they had ads were very interesting lot of emphasis on quality and a model that you can trust. for a lot of beauty. it was fashionable to be walking around with build life in hand. you know it was making a statement about themselves also so it was not just functional benefits it was position on that. that if you are you know a modern person if you are. you know person who's health conscious. in some sense the jetset as a pikestaff. i think honestly and forty water companies have been able
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to fifty of the appeal to a part of the pakistani psyche that. likes things like it's appeal to a lifestyle. i read somewhere recently that a lot of the cola manufacturers decided to go into making bottled water because they knew that the market for cooler was limited because it's so clearly unhealthy for you but the market fall drinking water is unlimited it's a constant supply so it's just a question of being able to effectively commodified drinking water and i mean i've seen it happen before my eyes in the last twenty years and it's not necessarily was not this is within the realm of your conspiracy theory i'm short some level this is part of a business plan put forward by a company that look here's a market where there's nobody drinking bottled water if we go in and do this this this all of the sudden we have ten million consumers how is that. really.
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about forty kilometers from the business nice cheap computer factory. when the company introduced pure life to pakistan ten years ago it was not from here. right next to the factory. deal one village. most of the village population cannot recall show. the arrival of nestle brought extra employment but the factories also blamed for the biggest problem in the village. is a lack of clean drinking water. are other go in our opinion nestlé has taken our water from us nestlé puts its own tube
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well in the factory now the water has become very dirty. all of the way the water level used to be one hundred feet now the level is down to three hundred to four hundred feet. we worry a lot. of. the wells used by the population to reach deep enough. around the factory several wells from trying. to. do. a lot of the relating to groundwater is unclear it's unclear who owns the groundwater who has a right to it whether the state has a right to regulate groundwater where the people who own land over the groundwater have a right to the resource or whether a company can come and be for the rights of groundwater these issues haven't been
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thrashed through legally economically or on any sort of policy for of yet and it remains to be done. because nestlings booming business with pure life the company has been pumping water out of the ground. but what effect is this having on the ground. and on the quality of the more to a drunk by the people of the village. i asked nestle party stone about to start a countdown. but got no reply. to. what. medical people tell us the water is not safe. for kids shouldn't drink it this girl is always sick bonnie's monday if you keep on giving water to the kids they keep on going to the toilet. if they can't digest the water. they tell us to boil the water first and to kill the germs johnny. yes you cannot would you but we are
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poor people we can't afford to boil all the time money. here in the deal while nestle has no good neighbor policy but the villages have sent a petition to the company they too would like to have access to the clean water deep down under their village. has turned their request. we've asked them for to boil. least they should provide us with a small pipe with an outlet of water through the wall be able to go to them. with such a solution we the villagers could fetch water this way with cans in the flooded about the little nothing of what they could show us a little juster of respect destiny in the end is really stealing the local water sources from people and that's their life their livelihood and the livelihoods and
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lives of their children don't forget that border is relatively small businesses are open. so we had a fake or that was. selling it counts force here zero point sera sera sera ninety percent or so freshwater being used to i mean it's not even a troubling do. to what they should do a sixth international human rights forum opened this morning in the cern although the event is usually a peaceful affair but this year is different because of the participation of nestle's chairman peter brough back next week to members of the swiss workers' union say that nestle itself violates human rights and has no place in such a forum you could catch people have to buy expensive bottled water but poor people cannot afford it this is not a body human rights. have to face the main thing is to simply say
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the border is a human right is perhaps not enough in reality it is not a matter of whether water is a human right because quite clearly it is it's more a question of how we can implement the human rights. we shouldn't reflects so much from whether water is a human right but rather reflect on how to ensure a permanent access to water in daily life. that says there are also a few other basic problems which need solving. the most important point without question the more must be invested in. water infrastructure that's right and secondly there should be no subsidies for the owners of swimming pools and golf courses and for biofuels produced from plants cultivated specifically for this purpose. but there should be subsidies for water for the purposed and for nature.
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lagos is the biggest city in africa here there is no such thing as free water everybody has to buy it. the poor rely on the sachet water locally produced it all from the g.o.p.'s point to. the city where the public water supply has failed is an opportunity for those who want to sell. videos and multinationals and invest into what's up i mislead them to how political that is producing if i want to a many of us it's a muscle a fund so you see. these. mountain nationals. understand the importance of what they know that in one jimmy what i saw is still it's you
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know if i'm biased age inside the government has already taken hold of providing enough what awful the nationals on for the citizens industry is indeed profiting and exploiting the weakness of the. time. it's the the present is loaded the wrong end of the stick is the other not a citizen who is helpless that's left to live above the law is expensive and he barely many nigerians. here's mitt romney trying to figure out the name of that thing that we americans call a dollar. i'm sorry i'm just
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a guy who cares an awful lot about my country music stars are a fool you know what kind of mind their terrorist cells in your neighborhood all want to give us a feature is a monkey on limbaugh and the christian jews can steal it. but. you know the corporate media distracts us from what you and i should care about because they're profit driven industry that sells of sensationalistic garbage because that breaking news i'm having martin and we're going to break this that. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harkin welcome to the big picture.
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free risk free studio time free. download free blog template videos for your media projects a free media dog party dot com. plane flew. science technology innovation all the list of elements from around russia we've got the future covered. located in the goodness of lagos is a cocoa it's a slum neighborhood built on stilts. here the human rights to water is nothing but a phrase. the slum dwellers have to buy their drinking water from businessmen who have set up water stations in the slums.
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like. this no it's not easy to fetch water. that's it's a long way to the water stations. doing sometimes the pumps don't work because there's no petrol. then you have to go to another station that is even further away. and there are only four stations around . for a family of twelve the daily budget is six dollars half of that we used to buy water. in the marketplace empty pet bottles all sold pure life a cocoa style. the slum continues to grow on its own
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rotting garbage. the reality in the global south is so powerful now it is such a life and death issue i mean more children die every day from dirty water than from a child the more traffic accidents and malaria put together it's the number one killer and so when you have that kind of life and death situation and then a company like nasty comes in and says oh we've got the answer to your life the c.e.o.'s are more going to sell you water that we're going to take from your very own aquifers when there are no public taps and when you turn the water on half the time nothing comes out the. other half when it does it's polluted and you would lose it then they're there you know then i i have to go beyond saying that is irresponsible to say that this is almost a criminal act. new york city has one of the best public water supplies in the you list. it still. is on the rides in this town.
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live. from untouched nature direct to the downtown the puppet's poland spring has become the top selling spring. with its population of eight million new york is the biggest beverage market on the american east coast. every year in the usa alone the beverage industry uses up more than eight hundred cells and tons of plastic. out of five bottles in the u.s. end up as garbage along roadsides in the city. the shelves in the shopping
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centers of today are piled high with the garbage of tomorrow. new yorkers drink bottled water when they have access to the cleanest best water in the world it comes from the catskills it is the cleanest safest water you could possibly drink it's just marketing it suddenly became cool and they connected it to health and they even told us we needed a classes a day which by the way is not true and they and they told us that we had to always have it on our little hydrating tool that we had to have it on us at all times so i talk to kids now and they'll say ok i'm trying to understand what you're saying but . how would i get from my house to my school without water i mean this is brilliant marketing and you know they've made tons of money telling us basically a lie. from new york. i need to know the latest on the legal wrangling the pumping stations.
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environmental and social justice. community control nestle the world's largest food and beverage company. extracting from the state with intentions to expand. objecting to the sale of their water in positions of limited recourse with. a process. in the town of friedberg. the second pumping station went up to the highest court in the state of maine. lost. the company will be loading up its tankers with the spring. legally.
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the right to limit the number of trips. is limited to six thousand. this is sad sad tragic commentary on. what's legal. and what's theft you know is it legal to steal is it ethically morally it. was legal and what's ethical and moral are two different things. you don't betray people you know it's like the courts that are supposed to defend you betrayed and you feel you feel betrayed. they're orchestrating the process so that they will eventually went with their wind because people are beat down and they're they're tired of the fight or they don't
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even have the money to pay for the lawyers. now as lee has unlimited funds you know we don't have the legal funds we don't have the the p.r. machines behind us but if you look at their message in freiburg they're good neighbor policy and you look at their message throughout the country they're all very self-serving they have a project called project wet for water education in the community school systems well all cheek they did a pilot program in freiburg isn't that interesting and then they can say look we did a pilot program for project wet for water education look we're helping the community well you're helping the community conserve water while you're taking one hundred fifty million gallons out of the community.
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in the wildlife because of the storm we had another ending here nestle has been defeated. the company must remove its test wells from the protected area the towns of shapley and new fields have to plant over water in their territories to be a fundamental right. belongs to nature and may be used by the local residents. long scale
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pump. and commercialization of the is no longer permitted. both happily and you still have signed to the right to local self-determination. a right which is anchored in the constitution of the usa. all of us had the same passion and once we found out that we couldn't you know work under the regulatory approach we had to find something in order to keep them out and that's how we found that were the right space and we want to round again to educate the people about the right space and we pretty much said if you want nestle in our community then go with the regulatory approach that will regulate them if they come in fill out the permit cross or ts dot their i's you can not say no to this large company and god forbid if you ever want to regulate anything stricter with them once they're ran because
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you will never win in court as freiburg now you have to as an instrument which is quite new described ordinance is something. new and stating here this is where shopping is board of selectmen since meetings in fact the board had opposed the local women's demand to carry that fight to constitutional level so we wanted to get the right space ordinance on the town warrant where everybody would vote it well the selectmen again said no we're not going to do it and you know this is a majority of citizens there who elected these people so they said no we're not going to do it so they refuse the citizens petition they refused to allow the citizens to the order that they gave to their own select right so there's a loophole in the law which laurie about where we can call our own town meeting all right votes went out to show you our rights all the government good idea what at
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this time although think they were about to go weren't so indicate by raising your reality with one. hundred and fourteen votes to sixty six the women won the day for water as a fundamental right and against nestle. shapley neighboring newfield voted likewise. the wildlife preserve will remain untouched. but oh everybody the reason why we're here today is to celebrate our victory our awesome victory in the new field in chapter six. i think it really was a whole grassroots activity and if it's i think it's just unbelievable because many of us were never activists and it's all thanks to you when i just want to say that i'm very humble having that experience and i think of all of you as as friends and again thank you very much. i.
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stared at her. for through her right. for. her. it's a small victory achieved by two small towns in the hinterland of maine. but who can resist in countries where there is little democracy and even less water in pakistan or in nigeria. clean drinking water is becoming increasingly precious some can afford the luxury of bottled water. but the island's. does the planet.
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i would rather ask questions to people in positions of power instead of speaking on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on r.t. question more. news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images go girl has
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