Public Services & Democracy Articles & Videos

Forced Privatizations in Greece

1 April 2014
Olivier Petitjean

The Greek government and its creditors seem bent on imposing policy whose economic merits and democratic legitimacy seem rather dubious. A French company is especially active among the candidates for privatizing water in Athens and Thessaloniki: Suez Environnement.

The spirit of Stuart Hall

21 February 2014

"After spending several evenings this week immersed in inspiring tributes to Stuart, I’ve been pondering on what it was that was distinctively special about him — all the tributes confirm one’s instinct that we have lost someone with a special spirit that we must try to carry inside us"

How rising inequality threatens our democracy

11 February 2014
How rising inequality threatens our democracy

India is becoming an increasingly inequitable, “rich-take-all”, pathological, society marked by exclusion and immobility, where an individual’s circumstances of birth, and class and caste privileges, matter more than his/her effort.

Global public water alliance must not be allowed to evaporate

7 January 2014
David McDonald

A UN-founded organisation devoted to defending public water services needs to resolve internal tensions if it is to stay afloat

Re-claiming and Re-imagining Public Services in the Global South

12 November 2013

Representatives from people’s movements, trade unions, academia and civil society organisations met in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru from 24-25 October 2013 to discuss varied experiences of the assault on public services, especially health, water and energy, and to build solidarity around the growing movements to reclaim public services.

Activities 2012 Public Services & Democracy

31 August 2013

Public Services and Democracy in 2012


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

11 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.

Alter Summit: A People's Manifesto

20 June 2013

TNI was one of the participating organisations at the Alter Summit and signatories to the Manifesto: Our urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe.

The day Greece’s TVs went dark

17 June 2013

Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down, and the situation now.

TNI at the Alter Summit

10 June 2013

The Alter Summit is taking place one week after the big mobilization against the Troika in 100 European cities and the blockade of the ECB led Blockupy.