Privatization
March for Home Care - Spain Home care workers in Spain call for better wages and end of subcontracting

The committee of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) in Andalusia has demanded recognition and adequate pay for home care workers and an end to privatization and subcontracting of services

Amid backlash World Economic Forum launches “Global Center for Urban Transformation” in Detroit

Activists say city is “model for urban destruction” thanks to big banks and billionaire capitalists like those who attend the WEF

LARCO Workers Protest- Greece In Greece, LARCO workers intensify protest against government’s privatization bid

Workers of the state-owned General Mining and Metallurgical Company SA (LARCO) in Greece have been resisting the government’s bid to privatize the company for the past 22 months 

UN WFP warns of severe hunger crisis across Afghanistan and other stories

Today we look at protests in Afghanistan and reports of widespread hunger, the rescue efforts in Haiti, protests against Jair Bolsonaro by Indigenous communities and workers in Brazil, and more

Hundreds of Palestinians injured in Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa mosque and other stories

Today we look at the violent raid by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, the armed attack on an Indigenous minga in Colombia, and more

Protest for health-Spain Progressives mobilize across Spain to protest privatization of healthcare

The protesters demanded strengthening of the public health sector through increased investments and the repeal of laws allowing privatization of health care 

Bolsonaro introduces Eletrobras bill: “Privatization agenda continues in full swing”

The measure took its first steps in congress and Arthur Lira promises to discuss matter “very quickly.” The debate begins next week

Hundreds of thousands of workers set to take part in general strike in South Africa on February 24

The South African Federation of Trade Unions, which has called for the strike, has put forward demands for a radical change in policy, including measures such as the nationalization of all strategic monopoly industries and a living minimum wage of at least R12,500 (USD $854)

India faces grim jobs crisis: 17 million jobs lost in past year

In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt

2020 Nobel for Economics: A prize for privatization

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Economics for their work in auction theory. However, the development of this theory is inextricably linked to the project of neoliberalism and privatization

BPCL workers strike India Thousands of state-owned refinery workers demand pay settlement in India

Employees of state-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) are fighting against a wage settlement meant to fast-track its privatization and are demanding benefits at par with other public sector oil companies

Kerala rejects handing over of airport to Adani Group

August 23 marked the launch of a fresh campaign against the leasing of the Thiruvananthapuram airport in India to the controversial Adani Group for 50 years

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