Topic: Austerity

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Greek Pensioners Demonstrate Against Inhumane Austerity Demands

45% of Greek pensioners already live in poverty due to previous austerity measures but now the troika is demanding more cuts to their pensions, says Dimitri Las...   [ continue reading...]



Guess which party's election manifesto had the weakest anti-poverty policies

Clue: it's the party that is now governing us. Flickr/Number 10. Some rights reserved. The battle lines have been drawn. On 9 May, with a...   [ continue reading...]



Fermenting unnecessary alarmism (or why the scenarios of a “civil war” in Greece are unfounded)

Claims that the situation in Greece may escalate into a 'civil war' misunderstand the nature of modern Greek society. A pro euro rally he...   [ continue reading...]



How to fix UK political party finance

The reform of political party finance is essential to address public mistrust. It could also benefit parties themselves and help refresh democracy. ...   [ continue reading...]



Britain’s recovery industry: profiting from austerity?

While government spending cuts continue to grab headlines, private companies are quietly making money from the psychological hardships generated by austerity....   [ continue reading...]



From the squares to power in four years, 10 days

How Spain’s skilful activists have transformed politics during the crisis years and how the full effects of 15-M are still emerging. So...   [ continue reading...]



Why the UK really needs wealth creators and hardworking people

The two phrases, so beloved of politicians, stem from a fundamental shift in the role of the worker in post-industrial Britain. David Cam...   [ continue reading...]



“The EU is a first step”: an interview with Federico Campagna

Jamie Mackay talks to the writer and philosopher about the UK election result, the forthcoming referendum on EU membership and historic ideas of Europe that are...   [ continue reading...]



The people united: on the populism of the Mediterranean purple wave

The populist discourse of Podemos and Syriza is the attempt to cope with a post-industrial and crisis-ridden economy in which traditional class identifications...   [ continue reading...]



What Greece's creditors should know

Syriza cannot and will not default on its people by stopping paying wages and pensions. If matters come to a head, it will default on its creditors because demo...   [ continue reading...]



Ten Years Later: What I Got Right - and Wrong

(Image: CORAX; Serbia/CartoonArts International/The New York Times Syndicate)While cleaning out my office at Princeton recently, I became all too aware of the e...   [ continue reading...]



Marching Against Austerity: London, June 20, 2015

It was to be expected, and nothing more clearly illustrated the gap between the uncaring rich and the 99 per cent. On the day when many thousands of people from...   [ continue reading...]



The Destruction of Jamaica’s Economy Through Austerity

So disastrous has austerity been for Jamaica that its per capita gross domestic product is lower than it was 20 years ago   [ continue reading...]



Why Chicago Won’t Go Bankrupt—And Detroit Didn’t Have To

When Detroit became the largest city in the history of the United States to file bankruptcy in 2013, a question quickly emerged: Which city would be n...   [ continue reading...]



Is Chicago the Next Detroit?

When Detroit became the largest city in the history of the United States to file bankruptcy in 2013, a question quickly emerged: Which city would be next? Bec...   [ continue reading...]



Straightening Europe’s crooked timber into a democratic eurozone

Opposition to the direction of the Eurozone can be expressed through national democracies, for example through the election of Syriza, but this is now an inadeq...   [ continue reading...]



Through Feints and Provocations, the Greek Debt Drama Will Continue

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (Virginia Mayo / AP) “There has been nothing but ba...   [ continue reading...]



Lies, damned lies, and austerity

Even IMF research now warns against imposing austerity on the UK, yet our political mainstream and the media agree it is necessary. Why is this?   [ continue reading...]



This is only the beginning

The massive End Austerity Now demonstration must be a springboard for more activity, locally and nationally   [ continue reading...]



As the School Year Ends, Public Education is in Doubt

Ruth Conniff   H Photo by Basheer Tome School is out for the summer, and kids are overjoyed. But across the country, the future of public edu...   [ continue reading...]

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