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  2. Public Services Research Unit (PSIRU)

    Profile

    PSIRU researches privatization and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare.

  3. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013
    Paper

    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.

  4. Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity

    13 November 2012
    Declaration

    We call for a European permanent mobilization to support the fights against the crisis and build a future for everyone in Europe and in the world.

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    Por um modelo público de água

    • Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto, Belén Balanyá
    24 July 2007
    Book

    Estão reunidos na obra experiências de resistência contra a privatização e mercantilização e casos exemplares de gestão pública da água.

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  7. UN declares water and sanitation a human right

    28 July 2010
    Article

    In an historic victory for social movements, the UN declared water and sanitation a human right despite opposition from countries like the US, UK and Canada.

  8. Reclaiming Public Water (Chinese edition)

    • Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto, Belén Balanyám
    14 March 2007
    Book

    Chinese version of Reclaiming Public Water with additional chapters.

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    Successful Experiences in Municipal Public Water and Sanitation Services from Brazil

    • Silvano Silvéiro da Costa, Leo Heller, Luiz Roberto Santos Moraes, Patrícia Campos Borja, Carlos Henrique de Melo, Denise Sacco
    09 January 2007
    Report

    The book presents twenty examples of successful public water delivery in large and small, wealthy and poor municipalities across Brazil.

  10. Global Water Justice Movement challenges World Bank’s attempt to promote privatization of water through UN SDG Agenda

    Meera Karunananthan
    21 April 2016
    Opinion

    A letter was sent today to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by water justice organizations from around the world expressing deep concerns about a new “high-level” panel convened by the World Bank at the United Nations focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation. 

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    L'acqua torna al sindaco

    Marina Forti
    26 June 2008
    In the media

    Il sindaco di Parigi, Bertrand Delanoë, ha annunciato che la municipalità non ha intenzione di rinnovare i suoi contratti con Suez e Veolia, le due aziende private che gestiscono i servizi idrici della capitale.

  12. Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 March 2012
    Article

     “They can do whatever they want with us but that will be over our dead bodies”.

  13. Firenze 10+10

    06 November 2012
    Article

    European Social Forum meets at time of austerity politics to strategise on how to build an effective pan-European response by Europe's social movements. 

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    Beyond the Market: The Future of Public Services

    15 March 2007
    Book

    This yearbook proves that privatisation is not inevitable; that we can and must react to protect, preserve and reclaim our public service inheritance. It is clear that without extensive, universally distributed public services, there is no way the world can realise the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals.

  15. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 March 2013
    Multi-media

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

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    Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

    Andrea Germanos
    20 April 2015
    In the media

    Common Dreams - New research puts spotlight on 'story that's crying to be told.'

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    Public Management Success in Rio Grande do Sul

    Dieter Wartchow
    01 May 2002
    Article

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