Seattle campaign group publishes Stop Veolia Zine
The Stop Veolia campaign in Seattle launched a 101-page Zine documenting Veolia’s criminal anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-poor practices, alongside popular victories against Veolia in Paris and Palestine.
Veolia, the largest privatizer of water globally, the largest privatizer of transportation in North America, until recently one of the main profiteers of Israeli apartheid and a company that can be traced back to Napoleon, helps us to trace the roots of today’s neoliberalism in earlier manifestations of Western imperialism and exploitation.
This Zine is both an archive of these grapplings as well as a kind of “biography” of Veolia and its crimes globally. You can read about Veolia in Asia, Chile, Detroit, Palestine or Seattle first. Or enter thematically via the right to transportation, freedom of movement or disability justice. Check out the table of contents and choose your own adventure.
Earlier this year Veolia divested its business from Israel after a high-profile international campaign by the Palestinian-led BDS movement that saw the company lose over $20 billion in contracts. The company however is yet to pay reparations to Palestinians for the material support it has provided to Israeli war crimes.
If you would like to print the Zine for distribution in your communities:
1. You will need the print version** of the file (which is different than the web view uploaded to Scribd.)
2. Set Adobe Reader print options to legal size 8″x14″ and to booklet setting. This guide will walk you through.
Write to Stop Veolia-Seattle to receive the file directly: