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Austerity


People's Assembly demonstrations show something is changing

23 June 2015
Up to a quarter of a million people came out on the streets last Saturday to show the new Tory government they are not prepared to put up with austerity. Socialist Worker journalists were with them on the protests

Wave of rage against Tory austerity fills the streets of London

20 June 2015
The streets of central London were alive with resistance as tens of thousands joined the End Austerity Now demonstration today, Saturday. The People’s Assembly organisers said that up to 250,000 had taken part. 

Osborne toasts bankers with more austerity for us

16 June 2015
Tory chancellor George Osborne showered bankers and fat cats with giveaways last week, announcing big selloffs at low prices.

‘We’ll be part of a movement rising against the government’

16 June 2015
Resistance to austerity is growing. Tens of thousands who want to take the fight to the Tories were set to march through central London this Saturday. 

Council workers tell union leaders, 'we need more resistance to stop Tory cuts'

16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference

Patience is running out on both sides of Greek crisis

16 June 2015
Greece’s creditors and the institutions that represent them keep sending one message, “Patience is running out”.

Demand more than this Labour leadership contest

02 June 2015
Millions of workers look for relief from the Tories’ latest onslaught. But activists looking at the Labour Party’s leadership election will despair.

Tory queen’s speech sees new attacks on the poor

02 June 2015
The Tories have unveiled plans to push up poverty, increase evictions and sell off more public services—and that’s only the start of their assault.

Take on the Tories - disabled mother made homeless by the cuts speaks out

02 June 2015
Tory austerity is wrecking working class lives across Britain—and their latest assault will only make things worse.

Furious Filipino nurses take on the Daily Mail's racist smear

02 June 2015
Up to 600 Filipino health workers and supporters rallied outside the Daily Mail’s west London offices last Saturday, to defiant chants of “End racism now”.

Anger against austerity inspires mood of protest

26 May 2015
People across Britain have already started to resist the Tories before they launched their latest attacks in this week’s queen’s speech. 

New parties break into Spanish mainstream

26 May 2015
Women from the radical left were expected to become mayors of the Spanish state’s two biggest cities after last weekend’s local and regional elections. 

Strikes in Greece keep up the pressure from below against austerity

26 May 2015
Hospital workers walked out across Greece on Wednesday of last week, in the biggest strike since the election of radical left party Syriza in January.

Don't despair at more cuts - defy the scum

19 May 2015
The vibrant protests and mass meetings against the Tories during the last week should inspire us all.

FBU union conference discusses how to fight back

19 May 2015
Delegates to the firefighters’ FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union. 

'Protests show that we can resist Tory austerity'

19 May 2015
A wave of defiance against Tory austerity is punching through the shock of David Cameron’s victory.

Workers keep the struggle live as Greek state broadcaster ERT is reinstated

19 May 2015
Greece’s state broadcaster ERT is set to officially return on Monday of next week—two years after its closure. This is a victory for workers who occupied ERT and operated it under workers’ control.

After five years attacking the poor, the Tories are back for more

19 May 2015
The new Tory minister for disabled people is against protecting benefits for cancer patients and disabled children.

Thousands join Bristol Against Austerity march

14 May 2015
There was a carnival atmosphere as some 4,000 people joined a vibrant anti-austerity protest through Bristol city centre yesterday, Wednesday, finishing at Castle Park.

Glasgow City Council has head in sand as homeless caseworkers' dispute gets stronger

12 May 2015
The all-out strike at Labour-run Glasgow City Council by homelessness caseworkers entered its seventh week on Tuesday of this week.

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