The people united: Ada Colau arrives at a municipal elections rally. She was voted in as Mayor in 2015.

Reclaiming the city

Progressive city governments in the Barcelona area have showed the world how turning back privatization is achievable at a local level. But there remain obstacles to be overcome, says Luke Stobart.

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The almighty investor

Trying to take back failing privatized public services exposes governments to the risk of being sued for gargantuan amounts by foreign corporations. Lavinia Steinfort reports.

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Displaying a traditional water jug, these women join a rally against corporate control of the water supply in Jakarta on International Water Day.

An end to Jakarta's water woes?

A court victory has rewarded civil society efforts to end water privatization in the Indonesian capital but many questions remain unanswered. Febriana Firdaus reports.

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The people strike back

With the failures of privatization all too evident when it comes to public resources and services, there is a global upsurge of interest in running things differently.

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Waiting in vain: passengers at Clapham Junction, south London. According to a 2017 Legatum Institute poll 76 per cent of British passengers want the railways in public ownership.

The efficiency myth

Heard the tale about the private sector always doing things better? Nick Dowson wonders why it still has believers.

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Unhappy 70th birthday NHS?

The British National Health Service is seen across the world as a beacon of medical provision. But, hollowed out by privatization by stealth, it needs a radical prescription to restore it, explains Youssef El-Gingihy.

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Fighting for their livelihoods: Puerto Rican teachers come out against the government’s drive to privatize public education.

The case for public ownership

After decades of denuding privatization policies, the green shoots of a public takeback are finally appearing. Dinyar Godrej on the promise and the threat.

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