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Why Is the Green Party Attempting to Privatize Berlin’s Public Transport?

If we want to reduce carbon emissions, we need to make public transport free. But the transport minister in Berlin, a member of the Green Party, is doing exactly the opposite.

Nathaniel Flakin

May 31, 2020

Cuomo: Slashing and Privatizing Education is “The New Normal”

While the working class is increasingly expected by big businesses and the government to absorb all the hardships caused by the coronavirus, the pandemic is now being used to attack one of few social services offered to working-class children in the United States — their right to an education.

Francesca Gomes

May 13, 2020

Eight Months After Harvey, People of Houston Say No To Charter Schools

Last week, the people of Houston won a partial victory in the fight to save Black and Brown schools from post-Harvey privatizers. Two Houston socialists discuss the recent fight against the charter schools strategies for fighting the underfunding of public education.

Kelly Alana

April 29, 2018

Mass mobilization, political crisis and capitalism in Eastern Europe

Many of the capitalist regimes in Eastern Europe have faced continued instability as they are challenged by mass movements from below. What is the historical background to these struggles and what are the challenges and limits of these movements?

Philippe Alcoy

February 9, 2016

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Fiscal Adjustments

Imperialism seeks to prevent another Greek scenario. In Congress, Obama requested legislative reforms to clear the way for Puerto Rico to undergo bankruptcy processes. The republicans, who currently have the majority, are staunchly opposed to the proposed package. However, both parties on Capitol Hill want the island’s people and workers to pay the costs of the crisis.

Bárbara Funes

November 7, 2015