Monday, March 31, 2008

Why we are standing

Well, here's one reason:

"The number of people in "water poverty" will rise, says the water consumer watchdog for England and Wales.

"The Consumer Council for Water uses the term for people whose water bills cost more than 3% of their income after tax.

"It estimates a third of people living in the South West will fit this criteria by 2010."

A resource that's free from the sky and ground, and thousands of people in the UK - fourth wealthiest economy in the world, they keep telling us, will be struggling to pay.

This is the kind of insanity we think the concerted co-operation of working folk could end. The capacity and capability is there to ensure security for all in the basic necessities of life once we are freed from the constraints that the market system is clearly imposing on us.

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