Farmers Block Expressway In Indian State Of Haryana To Protest Against Farm Laws

By Priya Yadav, Sputnik News. -

Hundreds of farmers from across India have been camping out Delhi's borders for the past four months to protest against newly introduced agricultural laws by the federal government. While the [...]

All Health Is Public Health

By Tinashe Goronga, Dana Brown and Siddhartha Mehta, Progressive International. -

For decades, we have been sold a myth of private health. It is a myth that our health is largely a product of individual choices and personal responsibilities. It is a myth that our healthcare is [...]

Charter Schools Invaded Our Neighborhoods Without Public Input

By Carl J. Petersen, Medium. -

East Los Angeles is a community rich in culture and a strong history of activism. Our youth led the student walkouts in the ’60s fought against the Vietnam war during the Chicano Moratorium and [...]

The New Water Wars

By Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center. -

Weed, California is a small timber-dependent city in rural, far-northern California. In 2016, Roseburg Forest Products (RFP), using legal bullying and exploiting a lack of clarity around water [...]

Ajit Pai’s Broadband Legacy: Haste And Waste

By S. Derek Turner, Free Press. -

As we documented in our previous three posts, the $9.2-billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s supposed crowning achievement toward closing the broadband digital [...]

Indian Farmers Plan To March Into New Delhi

By Anish R., Peoples Dispatch. -

India’s protesting farmers, who have been camped on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, have warned of intensifying their agitation if their demands are not met. Farmers’ organizations announced [...]

The War Against The Postal Service

By Monique Morissey, Economic Policy Institute. -

The Postal Service is many things—among them, a public service; part of the nation’s critical infrastructure; a regulated monopoly; a good employer, especially for Black workers and military [...]

As Private Cities Advance In Honduras, Hondurans Renew Their Opposition

By Beth Geglia, Center for Economic and Policy Research. -

Efforts to develop semi-privately governed jurisdictions called Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs) in Honduras have recently emerged anew. ZEDEs, first legislated as Special [...]

Betsy DeVos’s ‘Voucherland’ Spells Disaster For Public Schools

By Peter Greene, The Progressive. -

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, sensing perhaps the need to reaffirm her stamp on education policy, recently gave a speech at an education roundtable at Hillsdale College, a private Christian [...]

Local Veterans, Workers Call Out Union Busting At VA

Local veterans and union members who staff the Minneapolis VA Hospital have been publicly calling out the Trump administration in recent months for understaffing in VA facilities and a string of [...]

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 [...]