People are ADDICTED to hopscotch's recipes!
This story is of vital importance to the earth and all humanity. The finite sources of freshwate r (less than one half of one per cent of the world’s total water stock) are being diverted, depleted, and polluted so fast that, by the year 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in a state of serious water deprivation.
Yet governments are handing responsibility of this precious resource over to giant transnational corporations who, in collusion with the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, seek to commodify and privatize the world’s water and put it on the open market for sale to the highest bidder.
Millions of the world’s citizens are being deprived of this fundamental human right, and vast ecological damage is being wrought as massive industry claims water once used to sustain communities and replenish nature.
Recently, a civil society movement has been created to wrest control of water back from profit-making forces and claim it for people and nature. Called the Blue Planet Project, this movement is an alliance of farmers, environmentalists, Indigenous Peoples, public sector workers, and urban activists who forced the issue of water as a human right at the March 2000 World Water Forum in the Hague.
The Project is holding the first global citizens’ summit on water in Vancouver in July 2001. One major project has been support of the water activists in Cochabamba, Bolivia, who, led by union leader Oscar Olivera, forced the giant engineering company Bechtel to leave the country and stopped a World Bank-imposed privatization scheme that more than doubled the price of water to the local people.
The mainstream press has been reluctant to tell this story. Our fight in Canada started with concern over the potential of bulk water exports sought by some politicians and corporations. Water is included in both NAFTA and the WTO as a tradable good; once the tap is turned on, corporate rights to water are immediately established. But our mainstream press generally supports economic globalization and these trade agreements and will permit only selective reporting on opposition positions.
(Please accept my apologies, but having friends wreaks havoc as I am bombarded with so many recipes as they are created. Thusly, I relinquish the notion of "Accepting Friends" - just can't take it, sorry.)
Today, July 18, 2010 Tangerines are at $6.99/pound (sad).
Do you have your TWO YEAR FOOD SUPPLY stocked up? United States and it's allies plans to STARVE THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY, includes Americans.
Did you know our FOOD SUPPLY WORLD WIDE, were destroyed, and set in motion several years ago? Read more
My Latest Recipes 493
Boysenberry Almond Layer Cake from hopscotch in CA.
In my youth, the world seem such a wondeful and a good place. However, in my maturity, I found this to be NOT True. The world we...
Cherry Banana Macadamian Bread Recipe from hopscotch in CA.
Time takes into consideration that your new to baking. It's not that your slow poke, it's just that it takes awhile to figure out...
Apple-date Fritters With Lemon Curd Cream And Candied Ginger from hopscotch in CA.
My 500 mark (either in the bookmarks or recipes) has arrived. I will upload my final three recipes, and move on. If your passi...
Rice Puddings With Caramel Gala Apples from hopscotch in CA.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you just have to see the photo to understand the pickle that I am in. Caramel heaven with rice pudding, wha...
Pecan Lace Sandwich Cookies With Orange Buttercream from hopscotch in CA.
This is just too elegant. Like florentine sandwiched with a Orange Buttercream - it's just too much of a cookie! Chef states i...
S'mores Dark Chocolate Puddings from hopscotch in CA.
Long gone is the sweet caress of a smooth creamy pudding, and this with chocolates and marsmallow with hints of whisky - it's hom...