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Earth Day notes

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Today Food and Water Watch [2] is celebrating the fact that bottled water sales declined for the first time ever last year– and Color Lines [3] features reports from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, with 20,000 people gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Cochabamba is the site of the water wars [4] of 2000, after the World Bank demanded that Bolivia privatize its water systems, and massive protests led to a state of emergency — and the repeal of the privatization law.