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Fighting for water and democracy against the neoliberal flood.


Water should have become a public good, managed by public entities with input from public citizens - that's what the referendum was about. To not respond to this very basic demand of the people... I don't even know what to say. It's illegal and illegitimate.

Anthropologist Andrea Muehlebach finds water and democracy at odds in Italy, where political elites subverted the will of 95% of voters to set in motion plans to privatize water, and explains how national governments have placed the demands (and profits) of the financial sector above the safety and human rights of its citizens, from Campania to Flint, Michigan.

Andrea wrote the ROAR Mag article How to kill the demos: the water struggle in Italy.

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Andrea Muehlebach

Andrea Muehlebach is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto


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