24 March 2010
– In celebration of the global World Water Week, the advocacy group Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) today conducted a creative protest lambasting the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) for continuing to espouse and encourage the privatization of potable water services and water resources.
Dressed as Na'vi tribesmen from the recent James Cameron film, Avatar, members of FDC staged a protest demonstration in front of the ADB headquarters here where an annual three-day conference on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) is presently being held. Bearing protest signs such as “Our water is not for sale,” they spoke against the Banks' continued promotion of policies and projects that awarded control of water resources and services to corporations.
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