Privatisation

Privatisation

Exorcising the Curse of Voodoo Economics

April 2014

Reclaiming Development, a closely-argued critique of neoliberal economic policy, is debunking development orthodoxies at its best. Republished now, ten years after its first appearance, the book has lost none of its relevance for students and those trying to re-direct economic policies away from their financialized doom-loops.

Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki

July 2013

(Press release: 24 July 2013) A large group of Greek, European and international organisations, networks and others have requested the bidders for the Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company to withdraw their bids. They want the bidders to respect the wishes of the workers and local communities who do not want their company to be run by private operators.

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE): An exceptional public enterprise in an atypical social democracy

July 2013

Despite immense pressure by corporations that have sought to undermine it, Costa Rica's public energy and telecommunications company stands out as a model in terms of its coverage, efficiency, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

The European Spring 2013 – A New Beginning?

March 2013

The European Spring's Days of Action, that targeted the EU Summit and its austerity agenda, provides important lessons on how to develop alliances between trade unions, grassroots movements and civil society organisations.

Video: For A European Spring Action

March 2013

The coalition 'For a European spring' called for de-centralized actions all over Europe on the 13th of March.

The Great European Fire Sale

March 2013

A visual overview of privatisation of public services and assets enforced on crisis countries by the European Commission and European Central Bank. And the popular resistance movements to defend public services that have emerged as a result.

Privatising Europe

Joseph Zacune
March 2013

This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

Profits and Loss in the EU crisis

March 2013

Politicians like to argue that we are 'all in it together' when it comes to austerity measures but there are definitely winners and losers in the current Euro crisis.

Putting Water Back into Public Hands

March 2013

An inspiring video animation about how cities are reversing water privatisation to regain public control.

The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

November 2012

A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.