Icelanders Vote to Include Commons in Their Constitution

Cross-posted from On the Commons.

By Jessica Conrad
November 2012

81 percent want resources not privately owned to be declared national property

In late October, Icelanders voted in an advisory referendum on whether their country should adopt a draft Constitution that would replace principles established in 1944. The ballot included six yes-or-no questions on a range of policy changes, but one question in particular caught our attention:

In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property?


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Shutting the Spigot on Private Water: The Case for the World Bank to Divest

Shutting the spigot on private water corporate accountability internationalCheck out this groundbreaking report from Corporate Accountability International!

 

“Shutting the Spigot on Private Water” is a landmark report that documents how the World Bank is driving global water privatization at a chilling human cost. With original financial analysis and powerful case studies, it demonstrates how the World Bank must divest from private water projects to align its actions with its stated mission of alleviating poverty and supporting sustainable development.

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