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Privatization news and analysis from The Nation
September 6, 2022
It’s Time for Democrats to Stop Undermining Teachers’ Unions
Unions are key to building multi-racial solidarity and fighting divisive far-right politics.
August 23, 2022
How to Kill a Rural Hospital
In Gallup, New Mexico, doctors and community members are rallying to save Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.
August 8, 2022
The War Over Public Water in Pennsylvania
Residents are uniting across political lines to battle corporations attempting to privatize their water systems.
February 9, 2022
Why Prisons Are Banning Letters
The loss of paper mail and the shift to private electronic communications platforms can isolate incarcerated individuals.
March 24, 2021
Fire Louis DeJoy!
Removing the postmaster general is necessary to save the Postal Service, and Biden has the authority to begin the process.
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March 23, 2021
What Salvadoran Activists Can Teach Us About Building Coalitions
The water defenders recognized the fight was less a contest of right versus left than right versus wrong.
December 1, 2020
Privatizing Puerto Rico
The rushed sell-off of the territory’s electrical utility is part of a larger move to gut public goods for private profit.
October 23, 2020
Corporate Consultants Set Their Targets on American Universities
The administration of The New School has sought the services of a firm founded by alumni of Enron-affiliated Arthur Andersen.
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January 15, 2020
Why Raytheon Sponsors Math Contests for Kids
Weapons manufacturers have figured out an early recruitment strategy.
April 30, 2019
How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits
In recent years, corporations have privatized almost every part of the public prison system. Now, PE firms are swooping in, seeking lavish returns for investors.