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DISPATCH: Life is Not a Commodity
Posted on March 10, 2005 by Anita Roddick


Britain's development aid is being siphoned off for big business. Find out how taxpayers' money is funding the corporate takeover of the world's water and hear from grassroots campaigners who are fighting back. The World Development Movement is hosting a series of talks by Ghanaian activists who are resisting the privatisation of their country's water supply.

From 16 - 22 March, you will be able to come and hear campaigners from Ghana who are leading the fight against water privatisation. Speakers will include:

  • Rudolf Amenga-Etego of Ghana's National Coalition Against the Privatisation of Water
  • Shirley Nibi Hawa, a community activist

They will be touring the country to explain the impact of water privatisation on their communities and telling you how you can help.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from a local perspective about the impact of failed water schemes. We hope that our speakers will inspire even more people to join the struggle against a corporate takeover of the world's water.

Talks will take place in seven different UK locations:

Wednesday 16 March, Cardiff
Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Road
Start at 7:30pm

Thursday 17 March, Shrewsbury
The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE
Start at 7.30pm

Friday 18 March, Nottingham
Central Methodist Mission, Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 3DA
Start at 7.15pm for 7.30pm

Saturday 19 March, Edinburgh
Morningside Church Centre, Morningside Road, Edinburgh
Start 5pm

Sunday 20 March, Rochester
Friends' Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester (opposite Rochester Library and Corn Exchange)
Start 6.30pm

Monday 21 March, Cambridge
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR.
Start 7.30pm

Tuesday 22 March, London
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1
This event will be free but pre-registration is required.



Topic : Water
Posted By : Anita Roddick
Posted On : March 10, 2005

 

 

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