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Wall Street wants in on public school construction, and that’s scary

We’ve long heard the same false claims about using public-private partnerships to build infrastructure like toll roads, but not public schools. Until now. Private equity firms and Wall Street banks say public-private partnerships are cheaper, which is flat-out wrong. State and local governments can borrow money using low-cost municipal bonds. Why should they pay extra to make private investors rich?

Source: In the Public Interest

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Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier

Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier, aims to provide the foundations for a critical study into Elsevier’s business model and practices. The study also aims at contributing to developing policy objectives relating to open public access to research and educational materials, academic freedom, researcher autonomy, and the scholarly communication system. This research will form a key part of Education International’s Global Response campaign on the commercialisation and marketisation in and of education aimed specifically at the further and higher education and research sector.

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History RePPPeated - How public private partnerships are failing

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly being promoted as the solution to the shortfall in financing needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Economic infrastructure, such as railways, roads, airports and ports, but also key services such as health, education, water and electricity are being delivered through PPPs in both the global north and south. This report gives an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of the impact of 10 PPP projects that have taken place across four continents, in both developed and developing countries. These case studies build on research conducted by civil society experts in recent years and have been written by the people who often work with and around the communities affected by these projects.

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Victory for public healthcare

Public service unions have won the battle to keep five New South Wales hospitals from being privatized thanks to the tireless efforts of the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association, Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation of NSW, the Health Services Union NSW and local residents of Shellharbour, Maitland, Bowral, Wyong & Goulburn. The Power of the people kept NSW In A Healthy State!

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Qué son los "paraísos fiscales" y cómo podemos combatirlos? (subtítulos en español)

El nuevo estudio de la ISP, en asociación con la Fundación FES y Latindadd, investiga los avanzos en la aplicación de acuerdos internacionales más rígidos al combate de la evasión fiscal por parte de los países latinoamericanos. Al contrario do que mucha gente piensa, los paraísos fiscales no son utilizados en su mayoría por políticos corruptos y organizaciones criminales. En la realidad, se estima que 88% del dinero alojado en esas regiones son provenientes de multinacionales que las utilizan para burlar tributos y aumentar sus ganancias, así como fue presentado Panamá Papers y otras filtraciones. Empresas como Nike, Mc Donalds, Starbucks, Apple, Amazon ya fueron denunciadas por ese tipo de práctica especialmente en los Estados Unidos y Europa. En esa investigación, formada por un reporte y un vídeo, la Internacional de Servicios Públicos junto con el Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil, FES y Latindadd develan el obscuro universo contable de las grandes corporaciones: explicando los mecanismos utilizados para la fuga del pago de impuestos, los impactos de esa practica en la sociedad - especialmente en los países más pobres - y cuáles son las propuestas para cambiar el juego. Haga download del estudio aquí: http://bit.ly/Transparencia_Fiscal

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