[P2P-F] Fwd: Nestlé's evil plan

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Mon Dec 2 02:57:11 CET 2013

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From: Francois Houtart <houtart at hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 8:41 PM
Subject: RE: Nestlé's evil plan
To: Michel Bauwens <michel at p2pfoundation.net>

Un autre réseau.

François Houtart

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Subject: Nestlé's evil plan
From: us at sumofus.org
To: houtart at hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:48:20 +0000

[image: Nestlé is privatizing our water. It's up to us to stop

*Nestlé's chairman has been caught on camera saying that water isn't a
human right*, calling this view "extreme". Instead, he wants water sold on
the open market like anything else, for those who can afford to buy it --
and his company is working harder than ever to make sure it happens.

*Its business model is clear: privatize and commodify our public
resources*-- under the leadership of a man who says a CEO's "biggest
responsibility" is to ensure corporate profits. From Pakistan to Canada,
Nestlé is busy draining millions of liters of our fresh water -- often
without paying a cent! -- in order to sell back to the public at record

Here's the thing: if* we don't stand up to Nestlé, no one will. *The
world's largest food company already has governments and regulators in its
back pocket, and has cowed others with its aggressive PR campaigns.

*They have billions in corporate profits and influence. But we are two
million people strong*, and we have the public on our side. And when people
stand together, we can win. In Canada, an ambitious lawsuit stopped Nestlé
from extracting millions more liters liters of fresh water during a
drought. And in Pakistan, Nestlé was even sponsoring fake 'public health
seminars' to tell people that non-bottled water was dangerous, until public
outrage forced them to stop.

Can you commit to stand up to Nestlé, and pledge just $1 now to stop
Nestlé's plan to commodify nature for

Together, we're powerful. *We've already shown that we can win, but the
truth is we need to do much more* if we're to seriously challenge the
agenda of Nestlé and its corporate friends. Here's some of the things our
community could do together -- if we all chip in:

   - *Fight lawsuits against Nestlé and win* -- just like the case run by
   the Council of Canadians and others that prevented Nestlé from taking even
   more water to bottle during drought conditions;
   - *Hold rallies outside key Nestlé events* to make sure that the most
   powerful executives and shareholders know that we’re watching them -- just
   like we've already done against Bayer in our campaign to save the bees;
   - Purchase advertisements that target key Nestlé customers to ask them
   to stop stocking Nestlé products -- we know the US State Department heard
   us loud and clear when we spoke out against KXL using this tactic;
   - Act quickly to *build media interest when further Nestlé misbehaviours
   come to light* -- perhaps producing viral videos that will expose their
   chairman’s claim that water is not a human right;
   - Run Facebook ads directly targeting Nestlé employees to remind
   employees that they too have the power to change Nestlé from within the

People like us have shown time and time again that when we come together,
we can defeat Nestlé. Back in the 1970s, Nestlé aggressively marketed a
breastmilk substitute that didn't provide the nutrients babies actually
need, and contributed to the suffering and deaths of thousands of babies in
poor communities around the world. But a years-long boycott over Nestlé's
campaign against breastfeeding was a historic success in corporate
campaigning -- reversing the company's policies.

Today, *Nestlé is feeling the pressure more than ever. It knows that around
the world, people are starting to see its agenda for what it is* -- and
that we're coming together like never before to stand up to them. That's
why Nestlé has invested millions in a corporate "mission control" dedicated
to protecting the company's reputation online.

We need to keep up the pressure on Nestlé -- in Pakistan, in Nigeria, in
North America and around the world, we are seeing Nestlé’s growing efforts
to commodify our natural resources only to sell them back to us. We can
stop Nestlé evil ways -- we have the community and the tools to do it --
all we need now is more resources to keep this pressure going.

Can you pledge just $1 now to stand together and stand up to Nestlé, and
keep our community strong for the fight ahead?

Thanks for all your support,
Angus, Paul, Taren, and the team at SumOfUs.org
  <http://www.sumofus.org> SumOfUs is a worldwide movement of people like
you, working together to hold corporations accountable for their actions
and forge a new, sustainable path for our global economy.

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