Trump Infrastructure Plan: Pay Tolls And Privatized Highways

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday, pay close attention to his next big priority—an infrastructure plan—which, over time, could eclipse the [...]

Carillion Catastrophe & Limits Of Privatized Government

By Derek Royden, -

To say that British Prime Minister Theresa May has been having a rough time since rolling the dice on an early election and losing her party’s parliamentary majority in June, is probably a bit of [...]

Inside The Deadly World Of Private Garbage Collection

By Kiera Feldman, -

In New York City overall, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in 2017. By contrast, city municipal sanitation trucks haven’t caused a fatality since 2014. Pedestrians aren’t the only [...]

Puerto Fears School Privatization After Hurricane

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen, -

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen for the Intercept. As Hurricane Maria departed Puerto Rico, leaving utter ruin in its wake, one community in Vieques picked itself out of the wreckage by [...]

Puerto Rican Teachers Occupy Education Secretary’s Office

By Staff, -

By Fight Back News. San Juan, Puerto Rico - In an escalation in their fight to stop the government from closing or privatizing public schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican [...]

Co-opted Language: Decoding Ed Reform’s Sales Pitch

By Wrench in the Gears, -

By Wrench In The Gears. The words used to promote “future ready” public education do not mean to reformers what they mean to you. This post is intended to pull back the curtain and expose the [...]

Privatization Is Spooky, Say DC Streetcar Workers

By Faiz Siddiqui, -

By Faiz Siddiqui for The Washington Post - The Save Our System campaign of the nonprofit Americans for Transit announced Tuesday it has formed a 35-member roundtable of business leaders who say [...]

Trump Advisers Propose Privatizing Native American Reservations

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By Staff of The Indigenous American - Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal [...]

A US Charity Is Helping Big Business Take Indigenous Peoples’ Water In Mexico

By Tamara Pearson, -

By Tamara Pearson for OpenDemocracy - The town of Puebla is a miniature version of the world's inhumane water inequalities. Here, people living in the wealthy part of town get all the water they [...]

#WeChoose Equity In Education Campaign

By Staff, -

By Popular Resistance. Launched just after Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss was appointed in February, 2017, the #WeChoose campaign is fighting for equity in education. They write: "We are not [...]

Stephen Hawking Blames Tory Politicians For Damaging NHS

By Denis Campbell, -

By Denis Campbell for The Guardian - Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the [...]

Newsletter: Fight For Health Care Begins

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were stalled again this week, due in large part to public pressure including courageous and [...]

European Cities Are Reclaiming Public Services From The Private Sector

By Alexis Chemblette, -

By Alexis Chemblette for VIce - In the '80s a neoliberal tide swept across the West with the idea that welfares states had become too expensive and that privatizing public goods was better for [...]

Battle To Oppose Water Privatization Returns Greece To Frontlines Of E.U. Crisis

By Maria Paradia, -

By Maria Paradia for Occupy - In late September 2016, the Syriza administration laid the groundwork to begin Greece's water privatization, achieving a majority of 152 parliamentary votes and [...]

How A Federal Program Is Destroying Public Housing

By Taya Graham, -

By Taya Graham for The Real News. Taya Graham: If there's a single issue that illustrates Baltimore's economic divide, it's housing. While developers continue to reap generous tax breaks to build [...]