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Austerity


The real cost of the Tories’ war on welfare reveals the truth behind it

16 August 2016
David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits.

Corbyn—we’ll win by offering an alternative

09 August 2016
An obsession with ‘credibility’ goes to the heart of the divisions in the Labour Party, writes Nick Clark

Turn the radical mood into a mass movement against Tory austerity

09 August 2016
One thing the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn shows is that working class people are seething with anger against politicians and the bosses.

Labour right has no clue on beating the Tories

02 August 2016
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics inside the Labour Party have perfected missing the point.

Owen Smith puts on left face to launch his Labour leadership challenge

27 July 2016
Owen Smith, who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership, officially launched his campaign today, Wednesday. He made a concerted effort to present himself as a left winger.

Voices of the marchers in London against the Tories, racism and austerity

16 July 2016
Thousands of people are marching in central London today, Saturday, against austerity and racism

George Osborne’s reign of austerity is over—at least for fat cat bosses

05 July 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne revealed on Monday his response to Brexit—a tax giveaway for the bosses.

Tory thieves fall out in chaotic leadership campaign

05 July 2016
Divisions in the Tories have made their race to select a new leader chaotic.

Teachers' walkout over Tory education cuts has a big impact across England

05 July 2016
Teachers across England are out on strike today, Tuesday, in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts.

Social change never comes without turmoil—we have to seize the time

28 June 2016
Britain’s rulers face seismic political questions after the Leave vote—and none have any answer.

Bosses will use Brexit as excuse for more austerity and cuts - if we let them

28 June 2016
The global rich claim that last week’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will cause economic catastrophe.

Workers are right to reject Cameron’s EU

14 June 2016
David Cameron has handed his fate to the Labour Party. According to the Financial Times newspaper, he is “passing the baton to Labour’s leading figures to try to lure back working class voters veering towards Brexit”.

‘We’ve fire in our bellies’ say Durham teaching assistants

14 June 2016
School staff in Durham are taking on a Labour-run council over cuts, report Simon Hall and Raymie Kiernan

'Labour has stabbed us in the back'—Durham teaching assistants resist cuts

07 June 2016
Teaching assistants face vicious attacks at the hands of Labour councils. Raymie Kiernan talks to workers who are refusing to take it lying down

Fuel on the fire - striking Le Havre oil workers speak out against bosses' Work Law

07 June 2016
Striking oil workers against the Labour-type government’s proposed Work Law have cut off crucial fuel supplies at a key choke point for French capitalism.

Don’t bail out warring Tories - go on the offensive against them

31 May 2016
With deep divisions in the Tory party over Europe, the left must go on the offensive against Cameron’s weakened government instead of arguing for Remain, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Workers’ resolve forces Glasgow Labour council bosses to back off

24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.

French workers escalate resistance to Work Law with mass strikes

17 May 2016
Road blocks and picket lines went up around ports, oil refineries, industrial estates and distribution centres across France on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Tories are in trouble—strike to get them out

10 May 2016
The polling stations had hardly closed last week when the Tories’ bitter feuding reached new heights. Their splits and weakness should be a signal to step up our resistance.

Strikes hit Greece as Syriza sinks to a new low

10 May 2016
Big strikes show the potential for workers to smash Syriza’s pensions attack, writes Panos Garganas

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