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  • Big Players Promote Water Privatization

    By Ellen Dannin, Truthout | News Analysis

    2014 801 wat swSpeaker John Boehner signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), May 29th, 2014. (Photo: Official Speaker of the House Photo / Flickr)Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private sector is willing to be ruthless in denying access to the most basic needs of living beings, and we also know that even those who have the least resources can also have power - if they are organized.

    Knowing these facts can prepare us all for the current fight over the privatization of water. Here are the basic facts as to the players and the events that are leading us to this water war.

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  • Rent or Tuition? The Growing Student Dilemma

    Rent or Tuition? The Growing Student Dilemma

    By Chris Wegemer, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Skyrocketing university costs are forcing a growing number of students to choose between paying for rent or tuition. Nationwide, homeless students are institutionally overlooked and universities are failing to meet the needs of marginalized students. Increasingly, economic pressures are forcing some to choose between paying for rent or tuition.

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  • Fighting Bad Science in the Senate

    Fighting Bad Science in the Senate

    By Andrea Flynn, Next New Deal | Op-Ed

    The propensity of anti-choice advocates to eulogize false science was on full display on Tuesday's Senate hearing on the Women's Health Protection Act. That bill is a bold measure that would counter the relentless barrage of anti-choice legislation that has made abortion – a constitutionally protected medical procedure – all together inaccessible for many U.S. women.

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