We realise that there are rumours that InPower is dormant, or has even ‘gone away’, due to the seeming inactivity. This is FAR from the truth. We have been working hard to prepare for a major promotional push of the Notice of Liability (NoL) process. This preparation had to go back to starting with a proper foundation, in order to “build the house on the rock” so that WHEN the storm comes, it will stand. Last summer when we released the NoL and simultaneously did promotional pieces with Dr. Mercola and other groups, we were overwhelmed by the response. This showed that we were not prepared for what will be coming.
But in that influx of responses, some very astute and capable people joined the movement, and have stayed. We have gone through a re-structuring of the leadership of InPower Movement, in obedience to Divine order, to get the correct people into positions to build ‘the house’ so that it can accomplish all that needs to happen. To this end, we temporarily stopped all promotions and interviews, until we could get in proper order.
From the outside it may look like we’ve gone silent or gone away, but know that WE ARE HERE. Since getting in order, and without any promo, the movement is picking up momentum, like a locomotive, and groups are joining every week across North America, and now also overseas.
Water is our most essential public resource, and it is vital that it be managed by public utilities for the public interest, not private profit. The World Bank continues to promote and fund water privatisation despite the failure of this model around the globe.
For years, the World Bank has promoted a failed water privatisation project in Nagpur, India as a “success” to be repeated worldwide. And now it is backing new plans for hundreds of Indian cities to follow the privatisation model that has been disastrous in Nagpur.
The World Bank continues to promote and fund water privatisation despite the failure of this model around the globe, in cities from Nagpur to Manila, Cochabamba to Paris – advancing corporate interests at the expense of human rights, workers’ rights, public health, the planet, and democratic principles.
Water privatisation is proven not to work in poorer countries. Inevitably, the private sector doesn’t find it profitable to invest in the level of infrastructure really needed to ensure that communities have access to clean and affordable water. That is done more effectively by the public sector than by private corporations
It has had disastrous consequences for the poor in Nagpur, India; including lengthy project delays, service failures, inflated bills, labour abuses, and the shut-off of scores of connections. While problems persist for the people of Nagpur, the scheme remains lucrative for global water privatising giant Veolia.
Despite these persistent failures, the World Bank Group continues to promote Nagpur as a so-called “success story” as it supports privatisation of water systems in hundreds of other Indian cities.
Working with media, international allies, labor, and community groups in Nagpur and throughout India, Corporate Accountability International are challenging the expansion of the dangerous private water industry by exposing the World Bank and industry lies.
Furthermore, financing by the International Finance Corporation (IFC – World Bank Group), which is both investor and adviser on these projects, poses a conflict of interest. On the one hand, the IFC is advising governments to privatise the sector; on the other, it is investing in the corporations that are getting those contracts. When the IFC was established in 1956, it was expressly prohibited from purchasing corporate equity to avoid this sort of conflict, but the board amended this rule a few years later, allowing these kinds of deals.