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Austerity


‘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”.

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”.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Defy Tory rule—don’t let Cameron's victory stop you fighting back

12 May 2015
The general election result was a bitter blow. The rich cheered and the jubilant Tories are gearing up fast for a new class war. While being honest about our weaknesses, socialists have to see that our enemy is not all powerful. The next few years may not be plain sailing for the Tories. They want a class war—let’s give it to them.

No mandate for cuts in Scotland

12 May 2015
Hundreds of thousands of voters in Scotland last week took their revenge on the Labour Party for years of betrayals and its alliance with the Tories in September’s independence referendum. 

Bromley Council strikers can beat Tory cuts and privatisation plan

12 May 2015
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London are resisting a vicious programme of cuts and privatisation that could cut the council workforce from 4,000 to 300. 

Manchester city square campers call for homes for homeless

12 May 2015
Around 200 people rallied in central Manchester last Saturday in solidarity with homeless people and supporters camped out in the town square.

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