Episode

12/2 Karen Piper: The Price of Thirst

December 2, 2014

Karen Piper the author of The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos explains why the United Nations didn’t recognize water as a basic human right until 2010 and why Corporations came to support the water resolution. The South African corporate driven water crisis and the public health crisis it led to. Private water companies and why states and cities are beginning to water as money. The three reasons behind the decrease in clean water. Why the corporate sector likes water pollution and why climate change will create more salt water. California and the new strategy of “water banking”. Water “rights” and the creepy inequality of the future. Why we need to redesign modern agriculture and promote organic food to help reverse the water crisis. Did the water crisis in the Middle East lead to the creation of ISIS? And why the corporate sector is excited to make money of water shortages.

On The Fun Half: President Obama pushes for Police to wear cameras as part of a larger package of smart policing reforms and Saint Louis Police claims the Rams VP Operations apologized to them for Rams players came out with the “hands up don’t shoot” gesture and the VP denies it. Joe Scarborough makes an ass of himself talking about Michael Brown. The World Food Program is facing a sixty four million dollar shortfall in providing food vouchers for Syrian refugees, meanwhile billions were spent on Iraq’s “ghost army” that included 50,000 people that didn’t exist and your calls and IMs.

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