True Activist – by Sophie McAdam
Campaign group The Story Of Stuff Project have just announced they will be pursuing legal action against Nestlé for illegally extracting groundwater in California for its Arrowhead brand, which has been a key contributor to the State’s drought crisis.
Thanks to generous donations from a huge number of furious citizens, The Story Of Stuff Project was able to raise enough money to film a mini-documentary called ‘This land is our land’. It tells the story of Nestlé’s removal of millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino National Forest- and it details evidence of criminal activity by one of the world’s most unethical corporations.
The Story Of Stuff Project reports:
“While filming in southern California our team uncovered hard evidence that Nestlé has been operating outside the bounds of the law. When Nestlé’s permit to remove water expired 27 years ago, the U.S. Forest Service should have turned off the spigot. But instead, it has allowed Nestlé to continue operating unabated, in violation of the terms of its own permit.
“So to defend the public resources at stake we’ve joined with two great partners—Courage Campaign and the Center for Biological Diversity—to turn up the heat on Nestlé by filing a federal lawsuit challenging the company’s illegal occupation of these public lands.”
This is great news for campaigners and terrible news for Nestlé’s CEO, who is insane enough to believe that water is not a human right and should be privatized. Activists have already shut down a plant in California, and this is the next step in the fight against greed and corporate ecocide. Please share this (very moving) video to support the campaign, and if you are still buying bottled water, please stop!
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4 thoughts on “Fantastic News: Nestlé To Be Sued For Californian Drought Crimes!”
It’s not all that “fantastic” just yet. It’s only the beginning of the legal process which may take a decade, which passes while Nestle pumps every last drop of water out of California. They only moved the crime of a corrupt corporation into a corrupt court, which Nestle probably owns.
The legal system has been proven to be non-functional too many times for anyone to start cheering yet. The failure of the legal system, and the corrupt judges that ruined it, has brought us to the brink of a revolution, so this case may only throw another example of corruption onto the growing pile.
“….evidence of criminal activity by one of the world’s most unethical corporations.”
Where’s the “ethical” corporation? If you’re going to rank them on some imaginary ethics scale, please provide reference points we can point to for comparison purposes. As far as I’ve seen, EVERY corporation is only concerned with how much money they can grab, regardless of the consequences of their greed. NO corporation I’m aware of has ever done anything decent, moral, or beneficial to society, but instead they exist like whores on a street corner to remind us how far we’ve fallen as a society.
I guess it’s “Crunch” time for these vampires.
Nestles crunch…” For the kid in you”..and water too!
Until Nestle’ loses in maybe the most corrupt court system on Earth…as if the TPP can possibly make it any worse…this is just another dog and pony show, IMHO. And yes, this will take many years. But it isn’t just Nestle’. The minions of Satan, called by some the Illuminati, have been planning to destroy California–and the whole US–for many, many years. To blame the entire drought on Nestle’, as if US Army Corp of Engineers’ chemtrails and dumping toxins in water by other corporations has nothing to do with it, is delusional. And what US court system will give a crap about an expired permit? All Nestle’ has to do is buy the judge….name me one judge who cannot be bought!
If no one buys Nestle bottled water, they will eventually have to dump it. Monsanto is feeling the pinch so they are going out to buy Syngenta, their competitor, and will eventually change their corporate name, thinking everyone is too stupid to connect the dots. Nestle is doing the same thing in Lake Michigan, where there has been a multi-year drought also.