Tenants Call For Public Housing Boss To Be Bounced

By Zion DeCoteau, The Indypendent. -

New York City - “Get Russ out!” public-housing tenants from around the city chanted outside the New York City Housing Authority headquarters in Lower Manhattan June 9, demanding the ouster of [...]

Puerto Rican Workers: No Peace If Energy Is Privatized

By  Worker's World. -

Union organizations today warned Governor Pedro Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board that they will paralyze the country if the LUMA Energy contract — that increases rates, [...]

Puerto Rican Unions To Hold Biggest National Strike Since 2019

By Maryam Alaniz, Left Voice. -

Workers in Puerto Rico are planning a national strike and demonstrations today in response to the recent privatization of the island’s power system. These are the biggest strikes on the island [...]

New York City: Closed Door Negotiations Could Privatize Workers’ Medicare

By Paul Becker, Portside. -

A hush-hush operation between New York City and the Municipal Labor Council (MLC) to essentially privatize the health care coverage for thousands of retirees has exploded into public view in the [...]

The Self Determination Of Native Americans Hinges On This Supreme Court Case

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

A case brought before the United States Supreme Court by three Native American women, who have been representing themselves, may decide the future of the 1975 Indian Self Determination Act. [...]

Chicago Eliminates Another Arne Duncan Initiative

By Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch's Blog. -

While Arne Duncan was superintendent of schools in Chicago, he received over $10 million from the Gates Foundation to begin “turning around” low-performing schools. He supported the creation of [...]

I’m Still Here, Though My Country’s Gone West

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

A full generation has elapsed since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed in late 1991. Two years earlier, in 1989, the communist states of Eastern Europe dissolved, with the [...]

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 [...]