After Cutting Ties With Police, Minneapolis Schools Quietly Hire Private Police

By Susan Du, City Pages. -

On Sunday, more than 100 Minneapolis teachers and families rallied in the parking lot outside the Davis Center, the district headquarters, to protest the hiring – without prior warning – of what [...]

The Post Office Belongs To The Public

By Mark Dimondstein and Richard Koritz, In These Times. -

On June 15, Louis DeJoy of Greensboro, N.C., began his new job as Postmaster General of the United States. We are postal worker union activists who also hail from Greensboro (and are now [...]

‘Attempted Murder Of Your Post Office’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Postal workers and their allies in Congress are vowing to fight back after the new head of the U.S. Postal Service—a major donor to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party—moved this week [...]

Report Warns Of Unprecedented Wave Of Land Privatization

By Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute. -

Amidst a worsening climate crisis, the Oakland Institute’s new report, Driving Dispossession: The Global Push to “Unlock the Economic Potential of Land,” sounds the alarm on the unprecedented [...]

Privatization And The Pandemic

By Jacob Assa and Cecilia Calderon, Developing Economics. -

Unlike other epidemics or pandemics – such as tuberculosis, SARS, MERS or HIV/AIDS – COVID-19 has hit hardest at the world’s wealthiest countries. As of early June 2020, the 37 industrialized [...]

Neoliberalism Is In Critical Condition

By Riccardo Mastini, The Ecologist. -

Now is the moment to transition away from an economic system that thrives on exploitation. The Covid-19 pandemic is tearing the neoliberal playbook apart as politicians and citizens realise [...]

The Future Is Public

By the Transnational Institute. -

Resistance to privatisation has turned into a powerful force for change. (Re)municipalisation refers to the reclaiming of public ownership of services as well as the creation of new public [...]

Co-op Has A Plan To Democratise Large Parts Of The Internet

By Leo Sammallahti, Co-op Exchange. -

Around 5% of all websites use the .org domain, with the most popular being Wikipedia. These websites represent around 6% of the top 1000 websites and 7% of the top 100 000 domains. The domain [...]

Billionaires Are The Biggest Threat To Public Schools

By Sarah Lahm, The Progressive. -

In recent months, as schools closed to limit the spread of COVID-19, millions of students, teachers, and administrators have been forced to flip a switch and embrace distance learning. Many [...]

Group That Won School-Funding Suit Now Challenging Private School Vouchers

By Darrel Rowland, Columbus Dispatch. -

The same coalition that successfully sued the state a generation ago over an unconstitutional school-funding system now is putting together a new lawsuit challenging the legality of Ohio’s school [...]

No Sacrifices Of The Public Interest In Times Of Emergency

By Adam M. Sowards, The Revelator. -

Never one to miss an opportunity, the Trump administration has repeatedly used the COVID-19 crisis as cover to enact unwise and dangerous environmental policies against the public interest and to [...]

Some Communities Are Forced To Fight School Closures And Privatization During The Pandemic

By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism. -

Since mid-March, public school students in Minnesota have had to stay home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to the state’s governor, Tim Walz, schools will remain closed until the [...]

International Call For Anti-Imperialist May Day

By Anti-Imperialist Journal. -

It has been more than one hundred years since the first International Worker’s Day on May 1st. It is a day of struggle and celebration that historically has brought millions of people from [...]

DeVos And Charter School Movement Use Pandemic To Advance Agenda

By Jeff Bryant, Inequality.org. -

COVID-19 has shuttered public schools across the nation, state governments are threatening to slash education budgets due to the economic collapse caused by the outbreak, and emergency aid [...]

On Contact: The End Of Public Education

Chris Hedges talks to Cornell University Professor Noliwe Rooks about how America’s public education system, under successive administrations, continues to be segregated along racial lines, and [...]