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Water is a Human Right!

The United Nations voted overwhelmingly that water is a human right. That resolution was opposed by private development companies, such as Bechtel that want to privatize water to add another profit center.  The United States lobbied against the resolution in support of the corporations, but failed to convince an adequate number of UN members to stop approval of this measure.  Ultimately, the United States abstained and the human right to water passed overwhelmingly. In spite of this UN action, San Diego County is now threatened with privatization of its potable water – contrary to the internationally ratified resolution that access to water is a human right. Poseidon Resources Group, a for-profit corporation, is planning a Desalination Project in Carlsbad to provide a potable water supply for San Diego County.  This is a project that should be undertaken by the municipal government under a bond issue – not a corporation that can exploit this element of life to maximize their profits.  If we don’t mobilize against this frightening trend, water in San Diego County will be provided for maximum profit …