Fighting for Water

Ralph welcomes lawyer and advocate, Ugo Mattei, who tells us how he started a movement that successfully stopped Italy from privatizing its water supply. Plus, listener questions!

          <p></p> <p><b><a href="https://www.uchastings.edu/people/ugo-mattei/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Professor Ugo Mattei</a></b> is Distinguished Professor of International and Comparative Law at University of California, Hastings and at the University of Turin, Italy. He is a widely published scholar in economic and political aspects of law and his work has been translated into many languages.&nbsp;He masterminded, as lawyer and an activist, the Italian campaign against the privatization of water, which was successfully completed in June 2011 with a national referendum endorsing Professor Mattei&rsquo;s plan to recognize water as a common. He is the co-author with Laura Nader of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Plunder%3A+When+the+Rule+of+Law+is+Illegal-p-9781405178952" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><b><i>Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal</i></b>,</a> and also authored&nbsp;<a href="https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-turning-point-in-private-law" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><i>The Turning Point in Private Law</i>.</a></p> &ldquo;People understand how important it is not to leave water in corporate hands. Giving water to corporations is putting ourselves literally and physically at the mercy of those monsters.&rdquo; Ugo Mattei, lawyer and activist who masterminded the&nbsp;Italian campaign against the privatization of water &ldquo;People today after ten years of neo-liberalism and social media are not able to understand physical struggles. The social media are against social movements. It&rsquo;s complete rhetoric and narrative that social media are crucial for the success of these kinds of battles.&rdquo; Ugo Mattei, lawyer and activist who masterminded the&nbsp;Italian campaign against the privatization of water               <a href="https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/RALPH-NADER-RADIO-HOUR-EP-290-TRANSCRIPT.pdf"> RALPH NADER RADIO HOUR EP 290 TRANSCRIPT</a> (Right click to download)
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