"Human beings don't have a right to water."

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stfueverything:

Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits! 

Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

holy fuck

this is a huge deal in latin america especially and i need some more people to be aware of this and care

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generativewhimsy:

Precious Adams performing Aurora act 3 variation
2014 Prix de Lausanne
(she won a scholarship + the contemporary dance prize!)

generativewhimsy:

Precious Adams performing Aurora act 3 variation

2014 Prix de Lausanne

(she won a scholarship + the contemporary dance prize!)

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youngblackandvegan:

you have no obligation to hang out with bitter and angry people

yes, you should be there when people are going through things

but you do not have to sacrifice your happiness and joy so that you can be their punching bag

dealing with angry and bitter people can be toxic

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Invitation to an Area night club party. The capsule was placed in water and the invitation appeared. Area was open from 1983 to 1987.

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featherloom:

Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky, in 1877.  At the age of 15, he moved to Ohio looking for work.  He started a small business and founded a newspaper that would later merge into the Cleveland Call & Post.  He’s better known for his inventions, which included a hair straightening cream and an early traffic signal. 
Most importantly, Morgan is the inventor of the “safety hood,” which was the predecessor to the World War I gas mask.  In fact, Morgan’s invention is now often referred to as a gas mask.  Morgan was inspired to patent the fire hood when he heard about the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. Firefighters were often unable to enter burning structures because of smoke and toxic fumes.  Morgan marketed his invention all around the country, but it gained much of its fame from Morgan’s own act of heroism. 
An explosion in Cleveland’s Lake Erie Tunnel in 1916 left 11 men dead and others trapped in an enclosed space rapidly overtaken by leaking natural gas. By the time Morgan and his fire hood arrived on the scene at the request of Cleveland police, ten would-be rescuers had already succumbed to the gas inside the tunnel. This didn’t deter Morgan, who, along with two other volunteers, rushed into the tunnel wearing only, according to some reports, his fire hood and pajamas. The fire hood can be seen in the photo above slung across the back of Morgan’s shoulders. Morgan and his cohorts saved up to 20 men and retrieved several bodies from the tunnel using the fire hood.
While some newspapers failed to give Morgan proper credit for his bravery, citizens’ and firefighter groups did honor him with medals and honorary membership, respectively, and he was nominated for a Carnegie Medal. After this daring rescue, requests for Morgan’s invention rushed in from all over the nation. So the man in the above photograph is only the first of many lives that Garrett Morgan saved.

featherloom:

Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky, in 1877.  At the age of 15, he moved to Ohio looking for work.  He started a small business and founded a newspaper that would later merge into the Cleveland Call & Post.  He’s better known for his inventions, which included a hair straightening cream and an early traffic signal. 

Most importantly, Morgan is the inventor of the “safety hood,” which was the predecessor to the World War I gas mask.  In fact, Morgan’s invention is now often referred to as a gas mask.  Morgan was inspired to patent the fire hood when he heard about the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911. Firefighters were often unable to enter burning structures because of smoke and toxic fumes.  Morgan marketed his invention all around the country, but it gained much of its fame from Morgan’s own act of heroism. 

An explosion in Cleveland’s Lake Erie Tunnel in 1916 left 11 men dead and others trapped in an enclosed space rapidly overtaken by leaking natural gas. By the time Morgan and his fire hood arrived on the scene at the request of Cleveland police, ten would-be rescuers had already succumbed to the gas inside the tunnel. This didn’t deter Morgan, who, along with two other volunteers, rushed into the tunnel wearing only, according to some reports, his fire hood and pajamas. The fire hood can be seen in the photo above slung across the back of Morgan’s shoulders. Morgan and his cohorts saved up to 20 men and retrieved several bodies from the tunnel using the fire hood.

While some newspapers failed to give Morgan proper credit for his bravery, citizens’ and firefighter groups did honor him with medals and honorary membership, respectively, and he was nominated for a Carnegie Medal. After this daring rescue, requests for Morgan’s invention rushed in from all over the nation. So the man in the above photograph is only the first of many lives that Garrett Morgan saved.

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nefermaathotep:

Pick up the Living Legend, Mr. Ezra Hill, Sr. book, The Black Red Tail Angels… got a signed copy for the family… #TheBlackRedTailAngels #TuskegeeAirman

nefermaathotep:

Pick up the Living Legend, Mr. Ezra Hill, Sr. book, The Black Red Tail Angels… got a signed copy for the family… #TheBlackRedTailAngels #TuskegeeAirman

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curvellas:

it just pisses me off as a big girl that the small selection of clothes really limits your looks like you’re either neon spandex dance hall queen bodycon dress hope your girdle don’t roll down as you get out the car OR animal print fringe fantasy am i wearing enough rhinestones yet OR serving church usher auntie realness yea my jacket still got shoulder pads in it idgaf. like that’s your only three looks.

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theillogicalmindofmissnyy:

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tobycelery:

Great Dane puppy voices his displeasure at being forced to get up early

GOD

i am this dog

Lmao aww

this is sooooooooooooooooooo me

Did he do the Caesar NO at 1:58?

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ohsosupreme:

I don’t normally do this but uh…
I’ll always post stuff like this. Shoutout to @aye.yanna for this.

ohsosupreme:

I don’t normally do this but uh…
I’ll always post stuff like this. Shoutout to @aye.yanna for this.

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