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No privatization of the people's post office!

Postal workers across the country staged a national day of action to oppose the Trump/Republican plan to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. Private sector workers, e.g. the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, have weighed in to support the public postal workers. “U.S. Postal Service mail & packages fly on our planes. The routes we fly to communities across the country depend on a strong, public USPS. No privatization of the people's post office!”

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Buying Influence. How Private Prison Companies Expand Their Control of America’s Criminal Justice System

"In the Public Interest" has published a comprehensive report on how private prison companies are buying influence to expand their control of the U.S. criminal justice system. This report explores the ways corrections companies influence public officials. It is divided into three sections, each of which studies a separate avenue of influence: campaign contributions, lobbying, and professional corrections associations.

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Unholy Alliance: California Courts’ Use of Private Debt Collectors

A new report by the California Reinvestment Coalition reveals that the privatized system of public debt collection is pervaded with systematic racism. This research showed that the collection of fines and fees is a regressive form of income generation for municipalities. Private debt collectors profit from fines and fees assessed on poor people, facilitated by the state of California. However, the revenue to counties from collecting these fines and fees is miniscule; this system only benefits the private debt collectors.

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