Topic: Austerity

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Five Months After Maria, San Juan Mayor Decries 'Disaster Capitalism' & Privatization in Puerto Rico

25% of the island is without power, and the Trump administration does nothing. As this week marks five months since Hurricane Maria battered the island of...   [ continue reading...]

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Tunisia’s Next Revolution

Protests are once again shaking Tunisia. A new finance law, which imposes drastic austerity measures on the country’s workers, has sparked a wave of resis...   [ continue reading...]

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The Fate of the Revolution

In the first half of January, a wave of protests spread across Tunisia. Most observers say that the new finance law, implemented at the beginning of the year, s...   [ continue reading...]

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The Far Right Is a Growing Threat in Greece

Yiannis Baboulias This is what happens when the ruling leftist party accepts austerity: polarization, fear, and “Trumpism on the Mediterranean.” Th...   [ continue reading...]

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Why a Government Run by Oligarchs Is Very Deadly

Donald Trump is driving America toward tyranny. Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothi...   [ continue reading...]

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Socialists back Sudanese anti-austerity movement

Issue 1169February 15, 2018WorldSocialist Allianceinternational solidaritySudanLarge numbers of people have taken to the streets across Sudan in opposition...   [ continue reading...]

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How Progressives Can Criticize Trump's $7 Trillion Deficit Without Preaching Austerity

Protesters demonstrate near the full Senate budget committee markup of the tax reform legislation on Capital Hill November 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo:...   [ continue reading...]

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Tunisia: protesting austerity, demanding sovereignty

The recent protests show that Tunisia is still a cauldron of popular resistance against neoliberal and neo-colonial attacks on the country’s sovereignty.R...   [ continue reading...]

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Morally Bankrupt Budget: After $1.5 Trillion Gift to Rich, Trump Demands $1.7 Trillion in Safety Net Cuts

A congressional staff member delivers copies of President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2019 government budget at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Was...   [ continue reading...]

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The Deficit Hawks Have It Wrong

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/via AP Images House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conduct a news conference  Questi...   [ continue reading...]

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The Great Fiscal Experiment: Let's See How Low the Unemployment Rate Can Go

(Photo: TBIT; Edited: LW / TO) The new budget agreement crafted by Congress is projected to raise budget deficits by $150 billion annually over the next two ye...   [ continue reading...]

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An unhealthy environment – the DUP, environmental policies, and Brexit

Few in Britain have taken a serious look at the DUP’s environmental record. Tommy Greene examines what it co...   [ continue reading...]

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Radical happiness: moments of collective joy

True happiness is produced by cultivating our ties to one another: a review of Lynne Segal’s new book....   [ continue reading...]

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Is Your Pension Fund Plundering Puerto Rico?

Thanks to hedge fund investments, public employees from Oregon to Wisconsin to California find themselves pitted against Puerto Rico’s retirees. Whi...   [ continue reading...]

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“From the revolution, we learned to be united”: leaving politics behind. An interview with Mahienour el-Massry

On the occasion of the anniversary of the eighteen days’ occupation of Tahrir Square, beginning 25 January 2...   [ continue reading...]

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Britain: Mass rallies to defend the NHS

The NHS in Crisis: Fix it Now demonstrations, which took place on February 3 in 55 cities and towns, were organised by the People’s Assembly Against Auste...   [ continue reading...]

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Sudan: Anti-austerity protests spark regime crackdown

Students have been at the forefront of the protests against a recent doubling of the price of bread.Chris JenkinsFebruary 8, 2018A wave of street demonstrations...   [ continue reading...]

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Foreign Policy for Sale: Greece’s Dangerous Alliance with Israel

For a brief historical moment, Alexis Tsipras and his political party, Syriza, ignited hope that Greece could resurrect a long-dormant Leftist tide in Europe. A...   [ continue reading...]

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State Theft and Police Militarization: Cops and Prosecutors Routinely Steal Cash from Poor People Accused of Crimes

It's called civil asset forfeiture. In 2015, $5 billion was taken "without basis." In 2000, I did a survey of all police departments in Kentucky. One sm...   [ continue reading...]

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The return of ‘class and social justice’ in Iran and Tunisia

The new dimension of these social upheavals was a coalition between young educated people who think they have no f...   [ continue reading...]

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