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 [...]

Are Postal Service Cuts Motivated By Voter Suppression, Privatization Or Both?

By Sarah Anderson and Scott Klinger, Inequality. -

Throughout its 245-year history, the Postal Service has persevered through rain, snow, heat, the gloom of night, and even a global pandemic to serve the American people. But now this vital public [...]

US Postal Service Employees Ordered Not To Speak To Press

By Sarah K. Burris, The New Civil Rights Movement. -

While the U.S. Postal Service is under attack, everyone from letter carriers to union chairs and those working behind the doors in processing facilities has sounded the alarm about what they’re [...]

Protect The Vote And End Privatization Of The Postal Service

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

As we were warned earlier in the year, the US Postal Service is failing due to a long term effort to weaken it plus the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, recession and intentional efforts by [...]

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 [...]