‘All Eyes On Nestlé’ Campaign Draws Attention To The Commodification Of Water

By Doreen Nicoll, Rabble.ca -

Ontario's environment minister, Jeff Yurek, plans to announce the provincial government's decision on water bottling permits by mid-December. The announcement comes after the government's [...]

False And Diversionary Charter School Dichotomies

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

There is no shortage of articles, books, reports, blogs, and websites that continually detail the perpetually scandalous and troubled nature of charter schools. Not a day goes by without a report [...]

GEO Group Runs Out Of Banks As 100% Of Banking Partners Say ‘No’ To The Private Prison Sector

By Morgan Simon, Forbes.com -

All of the existing banking partners to private prison leader GEO Group have now officially committed to ending ties with the private prison and immigrant detention industry. These banks are [...]

Charter School Advocates Grow More Belligerent

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

Steadily mounting opposition to privately-operated nonprofit and for-profit charter schools is inevitable and becoming a bigger thorn in the side of nervous neoliberals, privatizers, and [...]

Ending The Privatization Of Money: Money For The People

By Mary Mellor, Greattransition.org -

Local initiatives can lead to modest gains in sustainability, but not the large-scale transformation we need. Meeting that challenge will require, among other critical factors, substantial [...]

Charter Schools Cannot Be Prettified

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

A July 2019 “study” funded by the pro-privatization Walton Family Foundation, “Charter School Effects on School Segregation,” reports that charter schools intensify racial and ethnic segregation, [...]

How Teach For America Evolved Into An Arm Of The Charter School Movement

By Annie Waldman, Propublica.org -

When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did [...]

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram, Independent Media Institute -

In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation. When I talk to friends, [...]

Thousands Of Charter Schools Perform Poorly

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Performance-based accountability” is a hackneyed, Skinnerian, neoliberal buzz-phrase often repeated dogmatically by charter school promoters in order to falsely claim that privately-operated [...]

Charter School Support Slipping Among Democrats

By Jeff Bryant, Blackagendareport.com -

The politics of charter schools have changed, and bipartisan support for these publicly funded, privately controlled schools has reached a turning point. A sure sign of the change came from [...]

Citing School Officials’ Campaign Contributions To Pugh, Hopkins Students Protest Private Police Plan

By Fern Shen, Baltimorebrew.com -

Occupying a campus building for nearly a week, protesters say plan is tainted by its ties to a “pay-to-play” mayor. They chant every hour, often choosing “No justice. No peace. No private [...]

Berlin Activists March To Demand City Seize Housing From Landlords

By Caroline Copley, Reuters.com -

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big [...]

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why.

By Jeremy Mohler, Inthesetimes.com -

One key feature of the Trump era is a renewed public focus on the issue of democracy. Last year’s congressional elections had the highest midterm voter turnout since 1966. Americans across the [...]

The VA Is Privatizing Veterans’ Health Care While Launching A Campaign To Deny It

By Suzanne Gordon, Prospect.org -

Acutely aware that its privatization plan has little support among veterans, the VA has launched a PR blitz to obscure what it's doing. The Trump administration’s multipronged effort to privatize [...]

West Virginia Teachers Strike Over Retaliatory Privatization

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgancountyusa.org -

This year, to retaliate for that embarrassment, those same legislative leaders want to privatize state teacher jobs with charter schools and push public schools teachers to the brink. “Charter [...]