Public Services & Democracy Articles & Videos
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.
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The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE): An exceptional public enterprise in an atypical social democracy
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.
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.
Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down, and the situation now.
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.
A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.
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.
He was called a "socialist showman" and "elected autocrat", derided as a blind hater of the United States, and ridiculed as a demagogue who splurged his country's great oil wealth on ill-conceived populist schemes, distributed largesse to undeserving regimes in the neighbourhood, ran the nation's economy into the ground, and sharply polarised its society.
Hugo Chavez died on March 5. Heads of state came to his funeral and sent condolences to his family – except for the U.S. president. Even in death the White House maintained a resentful tone toward a man we had named as an enemy. But what did Chavez do to us?
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