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  1. Blunt speaking opens up important debate at water summit

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 October 2013
    Article

    Instead of an ideological obsession with illusory private sector ‘solutions’, the international community would do better to support socially ambitious public operators working together in partnership with other public utilities.

  2. Budapest Water Summit offers mirage of water for all

    Satoko Kishimoto
    15 October 2013
    Article

    It had been billed as a summit to push for universal access to water, but attending the Budapest Water Summit held last week felt like grasping at a mirage of water in a desert. The slogans and appearance were attractive, but held no prospect of delivering the human right to water for all.

  3. “Un sistema financiero sin control nos lleva al precipicio”

    Susan George
    06 August 2013

    Susan George, que lucha por regular los mercados financieros, cree que la austeridad es una patraña.

  4. Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki

    25 July 2013
    Article

    (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.

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

    11 July 2013
    Article

    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.

  6. "En América Latina no estamos partiendo del cero en la lucha por los comunes"

    Edgardo Lander
    11 July 2013

    La posibilidad de vivir una forma no capitalista no hay que inventarla: existe y forma parte de la lucha social de América Latina.

  7. The day Greece’s TVs went dark

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 June 2013
    Article

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

  8. Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2013
    Article

    A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.

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    La venta masiva de servicios públicos en Europa sirve para consolidar el neoliberalismo

    08 May 2013

    La privatización de servicios y activos públicos en Europa, sumada a las medidas de liberalización y austeridad, está demostrando ser una catástrofe para la ciudadanía, pero también están beneficiando claramente a algunos actores.

  10. Europa a precio de saldo

    15 March 2013
    Article

    Una panorámica visual de la privatización de los servicios y bienes públicos que la Comisión Europea y el Banco Central Europeo han impuesto a los países en crisis y de los movimientos populares de resistencia.

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    Ganancias y pérdidas en la crisis de la UE

    13 March 2013
    Article

    A los políticos les gusta decir que ‘todos estamos en el mismo barco’ cuando se trata de medidas de austeridad, pero lo cierto es que en la actual crisis del euro hay ganadores y perdedores.

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    Profits and Loss in the EU crisis

    09 March 2013
    Article

    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.

  13. Corrective to Dominant Discourse on Growth and Development

    Achin Vanaik
    08 January 2013
    Article

    Bookreview of Growth, Inequality and Social Development in India: Is Inclusive Growth Possible?