Wasserprivatisierung in Thessaloniki. Rein ins kalte Wasser
Im griechischen Thessaloniki wehren sich Bürger gegen die Veräußerung der Wasserwerke an Konzerne. Sie wollen sie kurzerhand selbst kaufen. Und zwar mit Hilfe von Bill Gates.
Der Berliner Wassertisch unterstützt die Bürgerinitiative SAVEGREEKWATER!
Zum bevorstehenden Referendum in Thessaloniki schreibt Right2Water:
„Citizens of Thessaloniki prepare for referendum on water“
(8 May 2014) On May 18th, coinciding with the first round of the local elections, the citizens of Thessaloniki have organized themselves a popular referendum to give the chance to the people to express their opinion on the sale of the local publicly owned water company EYATH.
The campaign SOS te Nero, in which the local water union plays a key role, has been mobilizing for this referendum since it was decided on February 17 in an Assembly as the European Parliament was debating the ECI right2water.
The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) is helping to build an international delegation to observe the referendum as well as supporting actions of some of its affiliates that are already organizing actions on May 15 which will be a European day of action in solidarity with the water referendum.“
See the call for a protest in Paris (pdf):