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  1. Blunt speaking opens up important debate at water summit

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 Octubre 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 Octubre 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. Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki

    25 Julio 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.

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

    11 Julio 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.

  5. The day Greece’s TVs went dark

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 Junio 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.

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

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 Mayo 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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    Video: For A European Spring Action

    21 Marzo 2013
    Multi-media

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

  8. The Great European Fire Sale

    19 Marzo 2013
    Infograph
  9. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 Marzo 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.

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    Profits and Loss in the EU crisis

    09 Marzo 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.

  11. EU crisis infographics

    09 Marzo 2013
    Report

    Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

  12. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 Marzo 2013
    Multi-media

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

  13. Participatory alternatives to privatisation

    • Hilary Wainwright
    05 Marzo 2013
    Paper

    Experience worldwide shows that EC-imposed privatisation on crisis countries will not work. The alternative is not reinforcing the status quo, but using citizen power and labour to reinvigorate public services and democratically transform the state.

     
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    "The Big Blackout: Debunking the Myths of Power Privatisation

    Satya Sivaraman
    21 Febrero 2013
    Multi-media

    A video documentary on the impacts of neo-libaral power reforms worldwide and the search for democratic and sustainable energy policies. TNI/Living Films, December 2003

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    Intersectoral approaches to health

    09 Enero 2013 - Evento
  16. Corrective to Dominant Discourse on Growth and Development

    Achin Vanaik
    08 Enero 2013
    Article

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