Remunicipalisation as a Response to Privatisation’s Failures

Even where corporate power is entrenched people can reclaim and improve services.  Remunicipalisation is an acknowledgement of the falsity that private is best or most efficient (except possibly in the support of hoarding wealth), and thus moves to return services to the public sphere.  This aims to make the services accountable to more than a motive to increase profit/power, emphasizing the needs of the community rather than the wealth of a few. This enables a focus on supporting the needs of all members of  the public, the environment and engagement with other similar projects in a reinforcement of solidarity:

 

https://www.tni.org/en/publication/here-to-stay-water-remunicipalisation-as-a-global-trend

http://www.municipalservicesproject.org/

http://www.remunicipalisation.org/

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Why The Railways Should Be Returned To The Public

Here’s an article explaining the failure of the privatisation of a public asset, and some good reasons as to why we should “take back control” of the railways to improve services and cut prices rather than using them to increase inequality, and fund other countries publicly owned rail services:

http://neweconomics.org/2017/01/railways-failed-next/

Initiative 136

In Thessaloniki, Greece there is a movement to stop the privatisation of the water provision, or as they put it: “Privatisation of the profits, socialisation of the loss”.  The currently profitable public water system, with low prices for users, has been set to be sold, but there has been massive public opposition, and it was calculated that for 136 euros each the user could purchase the system and maintain its independence from profit seeking corruption:

http://www.136.gr/article/what-initiative-136