Privatization
Greeks demand justice on first anniversary of Tempi train collision

A deadly train collision in Tempi, Larissa, last year, killed 57 people. People’s movements have blamed criminal negligence, underfunding, and privatization of the railways by the government for the accident

Not one step back: National general strike in Argentina against Milei’s attacks on workers

Across Argentina millions are participating in a national general strike to protest the Milei government’s widespread attacks on people’s rights

The rich get richer while global poverty deepens in “decade of division”

Wealth accumulation by the rich has risen to the point that the world could see its first trillionaire within a decade. Meanwhile, it will take more than 200 years to end global poverty, a report by Oxfam International has found.

On day of historic strike in São Paulo, thousands rally against privatization

The crowd protested outside Alesp, while deputies discussed Sabesp’s concession plan to the private sector

Privatization or cuts to pensions? What’s next for Argentina with Milei

Milei anticipated that there will be a very hard six months in the country, but did not explain which sectors of society will be most affected. Is the public sector the only thing that the government is going to cut?

One year after mass uprising, Sri Lanka’s political and economic crisis festers

Ahilan Kadirgamar, Senior Lecturer at the University of Jaffna, talks about the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, one year after the uprising that overthrew President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He explains how the Ranil Wickremesinghe regime has combined repression with anti-people economic policies

India ineuqality The trajectory of inequality in India

In 1981, India’s government under Indira Gandhi approached the IMF for a loan. The conditionalities that were part of the loan set the stage for decades of ‘reform’ which would lead to a massive rise in inequality

The struggle for environmental justice in Africa

Reflections from Nigerian environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey on the global ecological crisis and its impact on the African continent

MKSS famers workers rally India Indian workers and farmers unite against Modi government’s ‘Corporate-Sectarian Nexus’

On April 5, 100,000 workers, farmers, and agricultural workers held a unity rally in Delhi in rejection of the pro-corporate, anti-poor policies and sectarian politics of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

5-04 Greek Protests Greek workers intensify protests against further privatization of water utilities

On March 21, the Greek parliament passed a bill to revamp the Energy Regulatory Authority as the Waste, Energy, and Water Regulatory Authority, and expand its scope to include water and urban services. Unions and the communist party say that this will pave the way for further privatization

Sri Lanka privatization Workers launch strike against privatization of Sri Lanka’s state-run petrol corporation

The government’s program to divest from state-run enterprises like the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) are parts of managing state expenditure as per the IMF’s conditions

Philippines constitutional convention Progressives in the Philippines reject move to overhaul 1987 Constitution

Progressive minority bloc lawmakers voted against the proposal that will seek to form a constitutional convention through elections by October