Veterans Affairs

David Shulkin did not hold back in this op-ed blasting Trump

"It should not be this hard to serve your country," he wrote.
Alexa Liautaud

Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community

A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
Becky Ferreira

Corporations are Privatizing Power in Puerto Rico as Trump Administration Relief Aid Continues to Stumble

A toxic combination of incompetency, greed and vulnerability after Hurricane Maria make the island ripe for a dangerous move toward privatization of major utilities.
Alice Rowsome
Rise Up

European Cities Are Reclaiming Public Services From the Private Sector

The US has a lot to learn from people powered movements.
Alexis Chemblette

The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law

'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
Mark Harris

Trump wants to privatize U.S. air traffic control

Trump wants to hand over one of the largest and safest air traffic control systems in the world to the private sector.
Alex Lubben
Impact Water

How Public Is Your Water?

The power struggle is on.
Molly Bangs
Impact Water

Water Rights are Civil Rights and Civil Rights are Human Rights

The lack of accountability for privatized water companies leaves room for significant environmental damage.
Molly Bangs
Hunters FTW

That Was Quick: Hunters Stopped a Bill to Privatize Over 3 Million Acres of Public Land

A Republican congressman introduced the bill, then withdrew it in just one week.
Kaleigh Rogers

The Number of US Households That Can’t Afford Water Could Triple in Five Years

Water access is becoming a battleground.
Kate Lunau
Jail food

What It's Like to Eat Some of the Worst Prison Food in America

During my seven-month stay in a county jail, I experienced a culinary horror show at the hands of Aramark, a private contractor that has been slammed with accusations of serving rotten and maggot-infested food in prisons across the US.
Stephen Katz

US Prison Boss Who Oversaw the Accidental Early Release of 3,200 Inmates Is Now Running Probation Program in the UK

Privatization of probation in the UK means ex-convicts will be in the hands of companies with some pretty questionable records.
Solomon Hughes