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Zimbabwe eyewitness - ‘The government has declared war on its citizens’

Zimbabwe eyewitness - ‘The government has declared war on its citizens’ Workers and the poor rose up against the government, and they face bitter repression

Revolt in Zimbabwe against austerity and dictatorship

Revolt in Zimbabwe against austerity and dictatorship Workers and the poor are staying away from work, demonstrating and fighting the police

Amber Rudd in hot water after humiliating Universal Credit legal defeat

Amber Rudd in hot water after humiliating Universal Credit legal defeat Four women workers won a high court challenge to the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) scheme on Friday.

Universal Credit claimants forced to beg online to get by

Universal Credit claimants forced to beg online to get by Hundreds of people have been forced to beg for money online because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight

Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight Wages are still worth a third less in some parts of Britain than a decade ago

The Troublemaker—MPs hide how £3 billion gets spent on spooks in Britain

The Troublemaker—MPs hide how £3 billion gets   spent on spooks in Britain Matthew Hedges said in the UAE last week he was a spy, and this week said he wasn’t.

Tory austerity destroys lives for ideological reasons, says UN official

16 November 2018
"What I saw is a lot of misery. A lot of people feel the system is failing them. They feel the system is there just to punish them,” said the UN's Philip Alston

Meagre ‘handouts’ and more cuts—why Philip Hammond’s budget isn’t the end of austerity

29 October 2018
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget on Monday confirmed that austerity is not over.

Benefit sanctions leave people "suicidal", scared and homeless, finds study

14 October 2018
Benefit sanctions are “life threatening” for some disabled claimants, according to a new study. And the constant threat of sanctions leaves many “living in a state of constant anxiety”.

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’

14 October 2018
The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson why it should be scrapped

Woman on benefits says—‘Tory benefit cuts forced me to starve’

09 October 2018
The Universal Credit benefits regime has to be scrapped

Barnet Tory council’s latest privatising fraud revealed 

29 September 2018
Outsourcing has been rife at Barnet council in north London. A new report shows how corruption developed in privatised services, reports Sarah Bates

Strikers lead anti-Tory march in Birmingham

29 September 2018
Chants of “Tory scum, get out of Brum” rang out in Birmingham on Saturday as around 1,200 people joined a march ahead of the Tory party conference.

Ten years from Lehman Brothers—The day the system nearly collapsed

08 September 2018
When US banking giant Lehman Brothers collapsed a decade ago, it marked the beginning of a gigantic crash that bosses still want us to pay for today.

Deregulation led to Grenfell Tower fire, argues new firefighters’ union report

06 September 2018
Firefighters were not responsible for people dying in the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the propaganda campaign being mounted against them.

Tory cuts to blame for child hunger in summer

28 August 2018
Almost a decade of austerity has left millions of children at risk of hunger, says Sarah Bates

Falling budget deficit means little to those at the bottom

27 August 2018
Sarah Bates argues that Tory boasting about reducing the deficit does not tell the real human cost behind austerity

Council care fails children

21 August 2018
Children looked after by local authorities are facing a “silent crisis”, new research by the Social Market Foundation thinktank indicates.

Syriza signs up for decades more austerity as final bailout deal ends in Greece

20 August 2018
Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.

Campaigners protest as Northamptonshire council votes through brutal cuts plan

10 August 2018
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) voted through swingeing cuts on Wednesday. Council services are set to be completely decimated.

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