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June 2007 Issue:

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Editorial

Global water struggle is pivotal to shaping our future

The American people have been taught to think that the lack of access to clean and safe, affordable water was only a problem for the poorest people of other nations. Today we are getting a wake up call. All across the United States, municipal water systems are being privatized, bought up by global corporations, turning one of our last remaining and most vital public resources into a profit-making commodity. This is globalization coming home.

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The government is responsible to house the homeless

Homelessness continues to skyrocket in our country. It is the worst expression of the poverty being produced by a failing market economy. It is time for the government to outlaw homelessness — rather than the homeless — and take responsibility for guaranteeing that everyone has a home.

Yet the government seems to be headed in the other direction. Federal spending for public housing has fallen drastically over the past 30 years. In Atlanta, the city is planning to demolish thousands of public housing units and displace nearly 10,000 people. In Louisiana, every level of government continues to make clear it has no plans to house the poor who lost what little they had in Katrina. In Fresno, California, and elsewhere, tent cities erected by the homeless are attacked and dismantled by the police.

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Also In this Issue:

Fighting for our youth

Angry customers unite against energy company

Defend Human Rights

Hundreds take over L.A. mayor's office and City Council to protest housing crisis

Greetings to the U.S. Social Forum!

They're coming to get your water!

Demolition of housing and evictions spurs uprising in Atlanta

The human right to water and tribal land

Women can deliver a new society

An important new book by Nelson Peery

Moving Onward: From Racial Division to Class Unity

Reclaim the earth

A new antibiotic in cattle feed: Good for profits, bad for people

Chrysler plays Let's Make a Deal with the Devil

Protect our pensions

Fresno local officials refuse to investigate a crime

Whirlpool puts the nail in Benton Harbor's coffin