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Submitted by jennorins on
While there are certainly examples of the power of collective action at the local level to protect shared resources (like in Plachimada India where communities effectively protested the presence of a major Coca-Cola plant that was depleting groundwater supplies, and causing major pollution to surrounding areas), there are many cases where local efforts to protect the commons have been trampled on by powerful multinational corporations. How do we create a shift in the thinking of such corporations that often presume that everything can be commodified, privatized, or exploited?