Indian Farmers Plan To March Into New Delhi

By Anish R., Peoples Dispatch. -

India’s protesting farmers, who have been camped on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, have warned of intensifying their agitation if their demands are not met. Farmers’ organizations announced [...]

The War Against The Postal Service

By Monique Morissey, Economic Policy Institute. -

The Postal Service is many things—among them, a public service; part of the nation’s critical infrastructure; a regulated monopoly; a good employer, especially for Black workers and military [...]

As Private Cities Advance In Honduras, Hondurans Renew Their Opposition

By Beth Geglia, Center for Economic and Policy Research. -

Efforts to develop semi-privately governed jurisdictions called Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs) in Honduras have recently emerged anew. ZEDEs, first legislated as Special [...]

Betsy DeVos’s ‘Voucherland’ Spells Disaster For Public Schools

By Peter Greene, The Progressive. -

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, sensing perhaps the need to reaffirm her stamp on education policy, recently gave a speech at an education roundtable at Hillsdale College, a private Christian [...]

Local Veterans, Workers Call Out Union Busting At VA

Local veterans and union members who staff the Minneapolis VA Hospital have been publicly calling out the Trump administration in recent months for understaffing in VA facilities and a string of [...]

Welsh Government Announces Nationalisation Of Rail Service

By The Canary. -

The Welsh government has decided to nationalise its railways following a significant drop in passenger numbers because of coronavirus (Covid-19). The country’s transport minister Ken Skates [...]

New Global Campaign – Nestle’s Troubled Waters

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Evart is taking center stage in North America’s “water wars” as local advocates demand that Nestlé Waters North America revert its claimed rights to the White Pine Springs back to the public [...]

IMF Seizes On Pandemic For Privatization In 81 Countries

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

The enormous economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the structure of society, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if using [...]

California Is Ready To Pilot A Postal Banking Solution

By Thomas M. Hanna and Jeff Olson, The Hill. -

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is under attack and at grave risk. But with that many Americans are awakening to both the value of the USPS and the manifest dangers of privatization. The crisis [...]

The MEC Saga Shows That Canada Needs More Co-operation

By Kevin Harding, The Tyee. -

The campaign to “Save MEC” — Mountain Equipment Co-op — has rallied more than 140,000 Canadians together to save a business that is being sold to an American private equity firm. But this [...]

Flint-Linked Veolia Merger Brings Water Privatization Closer To ‘Global Reality’

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Veolia, one of the world’s largest private water corporations, has just announced the acquisition of 29.9 percent of Suez Water, another of the planet’s largest multinationals, with a plan to [...]

The US Postal Service Is A National Asset

By Max B. Sawicky, CEPR. -

The financial problems of the United States Postal Service (USPS) are the result of misguided policy decisions — some of them long-standing — not declines in first-class mail, its primary source [...]

As The Veteran Suicide Crisis Persists, Washington Turns To Snake Oil And Swamp Creatures

By Jasper Craven and Suzanne Gordon, Battle Borne. -

In mid-August, former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Anthony Principi (2001-2005) worked to get a number of fellow former VA chiefs to sign on to a draft Op-Ed encouraging the House to take up a [...]

Reclaim Public Medicine For Public Health

By PublicMedicines.org. -

Far too many people have suffered and died because our medicines and medical products system was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with prompt and universal access to reliable [...]

New Report: Private Health Insurers Overpay Hospitals

By the Rand Corporation. -

Prices paid to hospitals nationally during 2018 by privately insured patients averaged 247% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND [...]