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Austerity


Election winners and losers—and why we need to step up the fight against austerity

10 May 2016
The 5 May elections underline the need for a stronger anti-austerity challenge to the Tories. We don’t need Labour to move to the “middle ground” as the party’s right-wing claims, 

Greek workers to strike for 48 hours in battle against EU's pension cuts

05 May 2016
Workers across Greece are set to walk out on a 48 hour general strike starting tomorrow, Friday, called at the last minute today. The government has just announced that parliament will vote on a hated attack on pensions on Sunday.

European Union and bankers demand more pain in Greece

03 May 2016
The European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are demanding yet more austerity in Greece.

Jeremy Hunt in trouble as junior doctors ‘full walkout’ gets huge support—now let’s finish him off

26 April 2016
Junior doctors walked out across England today, Tuesday, against the imposition of a dangerous new contract.

People's Assembly march for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education

17 April 2016
Video from the People's Assembly national demonstration

Protesters head for London to join People's Assembly march against austerity

16 April 2016
Around 40 coaches from across Britain are on their way to London this morning, Saturday, for the People’s Assembly demonstration.

Anti-austerity campaigner Louise Harrison denounces Tory on Question Time

15 April 2016
Anti-austerity campaigner Louise Harrison tore a strip off Tory MEP Daniel Hannan on BBC’s Question Time yesterday, Thursday.

Rage at David Cameron and Tory hypocrisy bursts onto the streets

12 April 2016
Anger at David Cameron spilled onto the streets last Saturday. In central London over 1,000 people laid siege to the Tories outside Downing Street and the Conservative Party’s spring conference.

The Tories’ crisis demands more than making speeches - we need serious resistance

12 April 2016
The Tories are on the rocks. How can we smash them? Even more is at stake than David Cameron’s profits from offshore funds, his avoidance of £70,000 inheritance tax or his mysterious share dealings.

Private matters: How capitalism hides its filthy hoard

12 April 2016
There is an exclusive luxury ocean liner with tens of thousands of cabins. The “Panama papers” leak provides a porthole into just one of those cabins.

Cuts provoke a walkout in Greece

12 April 2016
Greece’s creditors were in Athens this week negotiating more austerity.

'We don't believe a word they say' - Lambeth residents take on Labour over cuts

12 April 2016
Top Labour party politicians avoided angry campaigners fighting to save their libraries at a party fundraiser in south London last night, Monday.

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

Over 1,000 on protest in London demanding David Cameron's resignation

09 April 2016
A protest demanding David Cameron's resignation laid siege to the Tories in central London today, Saturday. 

People's Assembly protest on 16 April can give anti-austerity resistance a boost

05 April 2016
Campaigners are finding enthusiasm for a planned national protest against austerity, reports Nick Clark

Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in the austerity Labour Party in Lambeth

05 April 2016
The Labour Party in Lambeth, South London, is in crisis after being caught off guard by the scale and determination of opposition to its council's library cuts. Councillors face strikes, protests and an occupation – while big chunks of their own party's membership are also attacking them.

DWP workers' pay rise should not have strings attached

30 March 2016
PCS union members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be offered an above inflation pay offer for the first time in years.

Six myths about the European Union

30 March 2016
Left wing supporters of the European Union (EU) predict disaster if Britain votes to Leave. They say workers’ lives would get harder and racism would rise. But what would really happen? Socialist Worker looks behind six myths

French unions join resistance

30 March 2016
Major strikes in France against a new employment law were planned for Thursday of this week.

South London libraries fight gathers support from other council workers

30 March 2016
The fight to save Lambeth libraries from south London Labour council’s cuts stepped up a notch last week.

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