Canadian activist on Stern Magazine's alternative G8 list

    OTTAWA, June 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the
Council of Canadians, is featured in the popular German news magazine Stern's
"guten achte" or "good eight" list along with Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner
Wangaari Mathai and founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunnus.
    On newsstands today to coincide with the meeting of G8 countries taking
place in Berlin this week, the issue features prominent international figures
known for their human rights achievements or philanthropic work.
    A leader in the global movement for social justice, Maude Barlow was
chosen for her pioneering work to promote the global right to water. The
Canadian activist is working to mobilize international support for a UN
convention on the right to water from governments and organizations around the
    She is the best-selling author of 15 books including the upcoming Blue
Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Right to Water. She has received
honorary doctorates from six Canadian universities for her social justice
work. In 2005, she was given the prestigious "Right Livelihood Award" by the
Swedish Parliament.

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