Bolivia’s New US-Backed Interim Gov’t Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy

By Alan Macleod, -

It has been barely one month since the administration of Jeanine Añez seized power in a military coup in Bolivia, but it has wasted no time in attempting to transform the economy and society. Its [...]

Michigan Court Strikes Blow To Nestle

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Michigan Court of Appeals Reverses Circuit Court Decision favoring Nestle and Upholds Township Zoning Ordinance that Denies Nestle Booster Station. Today the citizens of Osceola township in [...]

Striking Workers Sound The Alarm On Privatizing D.C. Public Transit

By Negin Owliaei, -

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority board meeting was supposed to start at 10 A.M. on November 21, nearly a month after workers at the Cinder Bed Road garage began their strike. 10:30 [...]

The Killing Fields Of American Health Care

By David Penner, Dissident Voice. -

American health care is being crushed under the iron heel of a cabal of ruthless and merciless robber barons. Indeed, this primitive and backward system continues to be a source of horrendous [...]

Ukraine, The Land Of Quid Pro Quos

By Frederic Mousseau, -

The withholding of US$391 million in military aid to force the Ukrainian government to investigate the business dealings of political rival Joe Biden’s son has triggered an impeachment inquiry [...]

‘All Eyes On Nestlé’ Campaign Draws Attention To The Commodification Of Water

By Doreen Nicoll, -

Ontario's environment minister, Jeff Yurek, plans to announce the provincial government's decision on water bottling permits by mid-December. The announcement comes after the government's [...]

False And Diversionary Charter School Dichotomies

By Shawgi Tell, -

There is no shortage of articles, books, reports, blogs, and websites that continually detail the perpetually scandalous and troubled nature of charter schools. Not a day goes by without a report [...]

GEO Group Runs Out Of Banks As 100% Of Banking Partners Say ‘No’ To The Private Prison Sector

By Morgan Simon, -

All of the existing banking partners to private prison leader GEO Group have now officially committed to ending ties with the private prison and immigrant detention industry. These banks are [...]

Charter School Advocates Grow More Belligerent

By Shawgi Tell, -

Steadily mounting opposition to privately-operated nonprofit and for-profit charter schools is inevitable and becoming a bigger thorn in the side of nervous neoliberals, privatizers, and [...]

Ending The Privatization Of Money: Money For The People

By Mary Mellor, -

Local initiatives can lead to modest gains in sustainability, but not the large-scale transformation we need. Meeting that challenge will require, among other critical factors, substantial [...]

Charter Schools Cannot Be Prettified

By Shawgi Tell, -

A July 2019 “study” funded by the pro-privatization Walton Family Foundation, “Charter School Effects on School Segregation,” reports that charter schools intensify racial and ethnic segregation, [...]

How Teach For America Evolved Into An Arm Of The Charter School Movement

By Annie Waldman, -

When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did [...]

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram, Independent Media Institute -

In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation. When I talk to friends, [...]

Thousands Of Charter Schools Perform Poorly

By Shawgi Tell, -

“Performance-based accountability” is a hackneyed, Skinnerian, neoliberal buzz-phrase often repeated dogmatically by charter school promoters in order to falsely claim that privately-operated [...]

Charter School Support Slipping Among Democrats

By Jeff Bryant, -

The politics of charter schools have changed, and bipartisan support for these publicly funded, privately controlled schools has reached a turning point. A sure sign of the change came from [...]