Listen to this 4 minute clip from this week’s Ralph Nader Radio Hour Podcast by Professor Ugo Mattei, lawyer and activist who masterminded the Italian campaign against the privatization of water.
Professor Mattei illuminates that not only was social media not helpful, it was a hinderance.
Here’s a preview of the clip. I’ll post the full transcript when it’s up on Ralph’s site.
“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.”
“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’s complete rhetoric and narrative that social media are crucial for the success of these kinds of battles.”
They’ll be coming after our water too, people. Posting about it on social media won’t stop them.