Tag: Privatization

The railway has its defenders
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The railway has its defenders

  On Wednesday July 24th, at Wimbledon station, Action For Rail has planned a protest against the privatization of the railways in the UK.   In October 2002, the management of railway infrastructure in Britain became privately controlled in order to improve safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. Since […]

November: United against austerity
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November: United against austerity

Unions and activists are calling for action against cut-based measures undertaken in the UK with potential for a general strike. The event will take place on March 16th. The austerity decisions reached by various European countries have resulted in a number of protests across the continent. The general strike which […]

The fight for water on film
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The fight for water on film

The film “Even the Rain” by Spanish director Iciar Bollaín is being shown at a special preview in London. In the Bolivia’s Water War of 2000, the natives of the country’s third largest city, Cochabamba, fought against the government and the multinational corporation Bechtel to stop the privatization of the […]

The festival of dangerous ideas
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The festival of dangerous ideas

On 17th March a multimedia event will be held, at which some ‘dangerous ideas’ will be put forward, given the failure of the ones in place at the moment, such as the free market economy or privatization. “On the sixth day of the Syrian army offensive against the city of […]