The Battle for Paradise: Fighting Against Privatization of Water in El Salvador and for Publicly-Owned Utilities in California

In the US and El Salvador, private interests and profits are prioritized over the needs of the people. This has disastrous consequences for working class people, such as forced displacement, criminalization and death.

Join DSA LA and CISPES LA Saturday, December 7 for a discussion on how the Salvadoran social movements and Californians are resisting privatization efforts and fighting for publicly-owned services. And learn how you can take action to support these efforts!

Context: Since 2007, water defenders in Tacuba, El Salvador have been fighting against a right-wing government to regain community control of their water system. The water war in Tacuba is reflective of the larger struggle across the country to resist water privatization and pass a General Water Law that would declare access to water a human right. 

In the aftermath of PG&E's complicity in CA's wildfires, Californians are organizing to transfer control over utilities from profiteers to people. Both in El Salvador and in California, people are rising up to put a stop to privatization. It is important to learn from these struggles and take action to support their valuable work!

  • December 07, 2019 at 3pm to 5pm
  • UTLA
    3303 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States
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