Water does not belong to Nestle

Corporate leaders like Nestle Chairman, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, are systematically removing our basic human rights. Do not support them.

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Water Preservation Society

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Overview

"There's that lovely old Austrian folk song, the dear cattle need water, holler, holleri, if you remember. Water is of course the most important raw material we have today in the world. It's a question of whether we should privatise the normal water supply for the population. And there are two different opinions on the matter. The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGO's who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That's an extreme solution. And the other view says that water is a foodstuff like any other and like any other foodstuff it should have a market value. Personally I believe it's better to give a foodstuff a value so we're all aware that it has its price and then one should take specific measures for the part of the population that has no access to this water, and there are many different possibilities there"  

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe - Nestle Chairman

Don't be fooled by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe's blog on Nestles website. 

Around the world Nestle has targeted many rural communities to gain control of their most precious resource. They have strong-armed small towns with limited economic means, into privatising public water supplies for economic gain. Nestle controls one-third of the U.S. market and sells 70 different brand names -- such as Arrowhead, Calistoga, Deer Park, Perrier, Poland Spring and Ice Mountain, which it draws from over 80 springs located all over the country. They are threatening local and democratic control of water around the globe and Peter Brabeck-Letmathe's blog is a blatant piece of propaganda, supported by an armada of lawyers and PR people who help make Nestle look like a good corporate citizen when it's simply not true.

Community exploited by Nestle for their water

Facts about Nestles aggressive water exploitation

Film about Nestle exploiting water supplies for botttled brands

Pledge

Supporters of this boycott have pledged to band together and take the following action.

Boycott all Nestle products until Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe officially declares his company's support for water as a free and basic human right, and stops Nestle's aggressive campaign to to gain control of the worlds water resources.

Goal and Reasons

A goal is the driving force for a project and represents the campaigner’s desired outcome. Reasons provide the justification for why this outcome is necessary.

Goal

A boycott of all Nestle products until Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe officially declares his company's support for water as a free and basic human right.

Reasons

  • Nestle has a market capitalization of $200 billion and employs over 300,000 people around the world. A company with this level of power and influence has significant ability to impact world events. While it is led by an individual who values profit over basic human rights it can do much harm if left unchecked.

Stakeholders

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    Nestlé S.A.

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    Involvement

    Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe believes access to water is not a human right. He advocates for privatising the worlds water supply.

    What they can do

    Issue an official statement that Nestlé S.A. are in support of making water a basic human right.

Facts

The following facts have been submitted by the campaigner to provide sound evidence for their position. These facts and their references have not been verified by One Big Voice.

Boycott the following Nestle products

Updates

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NESTLE TRYING TO PATENT A NATURAL CURE.

Hi all. Thanks signing the boycott and supporting our efforts to stop companies like Nestlé monopolising our natural resources. In case there was any doubt what type of organisation they are here is the latest outrage from their never-ending quest to control what rightly belongs to us all.

Nigella sativa — more commonly known as fennel flower — has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia. But now Nestlé is claiming to own it, and filing patent claims around the world to try and take control over the natural cure of the fennel flower and turn it into a costly private drug.

Read the full story here and please circulate this boycott and encourage your friends and family to sign it. The world needs to know what Nestle are up to and Nestle need to understand people will not support this type of sociopathic behaviour. 


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Nico Price
WTF! You seriously want to mess with our water supply? No more Kitty Kats on my watch. Damn...this world just ain't sane anymore.
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Lorna van der Lijn
Water does not belong to anyone - it belongs to the world and we live on this world therefore it's there for everyone's use but not the way Nestle are trying to use it. There are others who misuse water. It's got to stop.
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Rick Mantell
In Melbourne you're not allowed to collect your rainwater. Between government and corporations it's a wonder we're not being charged to breathe air. Nestle don't get a dime from me.
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Darryl Kingsly
Kiss my ass Nestle! Pure and simple.
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Lynda Ravenhawk
Nestle WILL NOT have NZ water!
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Shelley King
It's very important to send clear messages to "mortal old men with money, power, influence" that they do NOT own our world. "OUR world" I will never knowingly purchase a Nestle product again.
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Simone Maus
How can something that nature gives us all and without no one can exist on this planet belong to a few? Human rights are "commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being." We need water as human beings and we all have an equal right to it. Who decides to put a number to that and to get profit from something that belongs to everyone. If water gets exploited for profit where will it end? When this planet dies? Well you can't drink money - remember that!!
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Stephen Walls
I am not against corporations or the idea of a business making money. If you provide a good product or service there should be a fair value exchange. Richard Branson and his Virgin empire is a great example of what I am talking about. What Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is suggesting however is something I cannot support and leaders who have this much of a disconnect from humanity don't deserve to be in leadership roles. I believe every citizen, including all Nestle employees, have a duty to stand up against this type of corporate fascism. The worlds natural resources belong to us all, not corporations whose primary motivator is profit. Sort it out Nestle. Until you do you won't see another cent from me.
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