Privatization

‘Worst Possible Person’: 300+ Groups Demand Senate Reject Trump’s Pick to Manage US Public Lands

Over 300 groups on Monday called on the Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s pick to manage nation’s public lands, pointing to William Perry Pendley’s decades-long public record of extremist views and actions as evidence he is “abjectly unfit” to hold the office. The demand from the civil rights, environmental, tribal, and immigrant advocacy groups came …

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‘Attempted Murder of Your Post Office’: Outrage as Trump Crony Now Heading USPS Moves to Slow Mail Delivery

Postal workers and their allies in Congress are vowing to fight back after the new head of the U.S. Postal Service—a major donor to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party—moved this week to impose sweeping changes to the popular government agency as it faces a financial crisis manufactured by lawmakers and exacerbated by the …

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US Corporations a Driving Force Behind ‘Unprecedented Wave’ of Global Land Privatization: Report

A study released Tuesday by the Oakland Institute details an “unprecedented wave of privatization of natural resources that is underway around the world”—one that is largely being driven by the United States and its allies. According to the progressive think tank’s report (pdf), “Driving Dispossession: The Global Push to Unlock the Economic Potential of Land,” governments around the world—particularly in …

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As Covid-19 Takes Toll, DeVos Denounced for New ‘Craven’ Public School Privatization Scheme

With the Trump administration planning to demand that Congress devote a large chunk of the state and local education funding in the next Covid-19 relief package to a new grant program for private and religious schools, the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers on Thursday accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of attempting to exploit the …

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‘A Right of the People’: Leader of Postal Workers Union Demands USPS Funding in Next Stimulus Bill

The president of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union is calling on Congress to make emergency funding for the Postal Service a necessary condition in negotiations with the Trump White House over the next coronavirus stimulus package as the prized government insitution faces the possibility of imminent collapse. Mark Dimondstein, who has served as president …

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