Italian-Canadians Can Help Stop Water Privatization
June 3, 2011, 8:45 AM EST
Italian expatriates in Canada and around the world are encouraged to vote in an important referendum to block a water privatization plan in Italy. The multi-question referendum is scheduled for June 12 and 13.
Water is a fundamental natural resource for life on earth, which supports healthy eco-systems and healthy communities. Civil society organizations around the world, including labour unions, have long fought to maintain public control over water resources against commercial, for-profit, interests. The situation in Italy is the latest corporate-backed effort to strip water out of the public's hands.
For more information on the referendum vote visit: http://www.referendumacqua.it/ or the Canadian Union of Public Employees campaign website: http://cupe.ca/privatization/calling-italians-expatriates-urged-vote