“Solidarity is not an act of charity but an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains towards the same objectives.” –Samora Machel
At the heart of this Zine is the defining and redefining of solidarity. We understand Veolia as a microcosm for tracing the intersections of our struggles locally and globally, for the potential and the need for solidarity and for what that community of joint-struggle might look like.
Veolia, the largest privatizer of water globally, the largest privatizer of transportation in North America, formerly 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. Skip around, 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.
What could happen if our communities were truly in the habit of working together? We look forward to meeting you inside this discussion and, more importantly, this practice.
You should be able to scroll through the Zine in the embedded Scribd link below. Here’s a direct link to the Stop Veolia Seattle Zine if that’s not working. Let us know what you think!