Maude Barlow in Portland, 22-March-2006

Maude Barlow, author of Blue Gold and much more, spoke tonight in Portland, OR as the third event in the Illahee Oil + Water series.  She’s a very good speaker!  Just in from Mexico City where she and others were essentially protesting the World Water Council‘s meeting (where she said the levels of security were incredible).

Her general message is pretty simple: water should not be a commodity sold for profit; it’s a common heritage of all species, present and future.  I found the case pretty compelling, amidst the stories of privatization and exploitation of water around the world.  Also:  stop buying and drinking bottled water!

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