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Yesterday Mayor Daley told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that he recently met with consultants who presented him with options for future privatization deals.  He wouldn’t give details but said, “Nothing is off the table.”

Daley said he would not answer a question about whether he’s considering privatizing the city’s water system — a prospect raised here on Tuesday — “because it would stir up too much controversy,” as the Trib puts it.

Coincidentally, La Voz de los Abajo, a local Honduran solidarity group whose efforts were covered here in July, is showing Until the Last Drop, a new documentary about water privatization in El Salvador, tonight at 7 p.m. at Carnes Asadas, 4014 W. 26th .

Director Jason Wallach will speak.  (See Kari Lydersen’s review at In These Times’ Working blog.)  The event will raise funds to help send a local delegation of human rights observers to Honduras.

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