10. Juli 2011
Appeal for Support of the Film Project
Your assistance is needed, so that a film criticising
the advancing privatisation of
Water, the basis of our existence, can be made!
WATER ABLAZE - The Contamination And Commercial
Of A Rare And Vital Resource, 2010
you can order the printable version of this book at:
Loewe, Ostendstrasse 106, 70188 Stuttgart / Germany,
0049 - 711 - 48 74 69, mail: email@example.com
Water - a Public Obligation
communities must be ensured the right to settle all matters
concerning the local community in the scope
of the local authority code by their
(Art.28 II Basic Law)
Provision for elementary requirements, that is to say services of common
interests, as a core component of our democracy has constitutional
It ensures by fiscal funds access for all citizens to those common
goods which we refer to as a basis for a dignified life: water, education,
health facilities, child care, public parcs, libraries and public transport.
The principle of subsidiarity designates common requirements being
satisfied by the lowest possible level of executive organs.
Those are achievements which we intend to protect as a general public
interest against unearthing dictatorship of shareholder-value lacking
As of our point of view a public water supply symbolizes local selfdetermination
in terms of provision of elementary requirements in a very specific
The way of recognizing and handling the difference between drinking
water being a human right or a human need shows the state of realization
of a global conscience, from spring to mouth, from groundwater to rain.
The question of water ranges from “global goods” (e.g.
human right to food safety incl. water) to local selfdetermination.
Above all “WasserInBuergerhand!” means accountability for
public weal - no matter if of a community operated enterprise or cooperative
society or citizens foundation.
W!B is a federal network of local initiatives protecting and enhancing
the political ideas of public weal against commercializing and expropriation
of public goods.