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Video on remunicipalisation: putting water back into public hands

A motion design documentary shows examples of cities reversing water privatization to regain public control. This video explores water 'remunicipalisation' in Buenos Aires and Paris, looking at the challenges and benefits of reclaiming public water. It calls on citizens worldwide to mobilize around this option. Remunicipalisation Works!

Find more case studies on the transition from private to public water provision (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Hamilton, Canada; and a national-level experiment in Malaysia) in the book available for free download at:
You can follow Municipal Services Project (MSP) on Twitter @MSPAlternatives and on Facebook!
Also visit CEO and TNI's Remunicipalisation Tracker at
This video was commissioned by MSP, CEO and TNI.



Submitted by Art Cohen (not verified) on

Great work, CEO, TNI, and MSP! This is a powerful way to communicate about a complicated subject. I will try to spread it around. We are facing privatisation efforts all over the US. This animation can serve as well to prevent privatisation as to encourage remunicipalisation.

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LEt’s kick Big Oil and Gas out of EU and UN climate policy. sign the petition now!

As world leaders prepare for COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, this November, the oil and gas industry retains a firm grip on the UN climate talks and climate policy in general. It’s time to break free and reclaim power over climate policy.
The EU-Canada trade deal CETA continues to draw heavy criticism. Behind the PR attempts to sell it as a progressive agreement - including a recent declaration hammered out by Brussels and Ottawa - CETA remains what it always has been: an attack on democracy, workers, and the environment.
Corporations like Monsanto have limitless resources to buy political power through lobbying. This short guide, published at the occasion of the International Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, exposes some of Monsanto’s key lobbying strategies and tools, illustrated with examples from different parts of the world.
How the agribusiness lobby has weakened the new EU air quality directive with serious consequences for health. An article written by Vincent Harmsen en Berna van Vilsteren and translated by Iris Maher.
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