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 [...]

Trump: Postal Workers Don’t Deserve A Financial Lifeline

By Sarah Anderson, Inequality.org. -

The financially strapped United States Postal Service wound up with crumbs in the $2.2 trillion stimulus deal, despite playing a vital role in our nation’s public health and economic stability at [...]

Russia Slams US Order To Privatize Outer Space

By Deutsche Welle, DW.com. -

Russian officials on Tuesday criticized a US executive order paving the way for the exploitation of off-earth resources. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it would be "unacceptable" for the [...]

Four Reasons The Ruling Elite Love This Crisis

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Leviathan monumental shocks currently pound citizens around the world. Shocks to our lives. Shocks to the economy. Shocks to our reality. Shocks to our families, our careers, what we used to view [...]

Are We About To Lose The US Postal Service?

By A Grand Alliance To Save The Postal Service, Popular Resistance. -

The Postal Service is under an unprecedented strain from the Coronavirus pandemic and we all need to act.  The crisis is straining every part of the Postal Service. It is putting new obligations [...]

As States Battle Over Medical Supplies, One State Seizes Private Resources

By Marina Villeneuve, John Leicester and Aritz Parra, Associated Press. -

With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them, [...]

The National Security State Left Us Defenseless Against Coronavirus

By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone. -

Donald Trump’s failure to act decisively to control the coronavirus pandemic has likely made the Covid-19 pandemic far more lethal than it should have been. But the reasons behind failure to get [...]