Monday, February 18, 2013

Water Day. Matt Damon Calls for Strike!




World Water Day is set for this March 22, 2013 and actor/activist Matt Damon has declared a strike. 

From Water.org :
Matt Damon protests lack of access to a toilet or basic sanitation for 2.5 billion people

Los Angeles, California. February 12, 2013. Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, held a press conference where he announced that to protest the fact that 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation, he will be going on a "toilet strike*."

Damon remained afterward to make appearances in videos by top talent on the YouTube platform designed to bring awareness and activism to the global water and sanitation crisis.

At the news conference, Damon pointed out that "780 Million people, that's twice the population of the United States, lack access to clean water." He then announced his "toilet strike," declaring: "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everyone has access to clean water and sanitation... I will not go to the bathroom."

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