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Austerity


We deserve better - so let's vote for it

28 April 2015
Britain’s political terrain is shifting. Neither of the two main parties can be sure of gaining enough support to win the general election outright.

Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity

28 April 2015
The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.

NHS staff at Unison health conference say, fight the cuts

14 April 2015
Health workers met in Liverpool this week as a new survey revealed the severe crisis gripping the NHS. 

Social work conference inspires a radical vision of care

14 April 2015
Some 450 people attended the Social Work Action Network (Swan) conference in Paisley last weekend.

The left needs to fight Syriza's compromises

31 March 2015
Satisfying the workers’ demands and breaking with the EU blackmail means a revolutionary strategy, writes Panos Garganas

Teachers at NUT conference must prepare for resistance to education assault

31 March 2015
Delegates will gather in Harrogate this weekend for the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Student occupations spread to more London campuses

31 March 2015
Student occupations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Arts London (UAL) have continued into the Easter break.

Osborne's budget is nothing to feel good about

24 March 2015
The Tories gloated when the final budget before the election was announced. But they have failed even by their own standards—and the only winners are the rich.

Election froth can’t hide crisis in politics

24 March 2015
The general election campaign has officially begun—though in reality it has already been going for more than a year.

Fighting in unity makes our class stronger

17 March 2015
The head of the National Audit Office attacked the scale of the Tories’ cuts as Tory chancellor George Osborne prepared the government’s last budget.

Cuts fall on poor while rich see resources rise

17 March 2015
The poor have suffered disproportionately higher levels of cuts in the last three years.

Green Party spring conference calls for an end to Tory austerity

10 March 2015
Some 1,300 people attended the Green Party spring conference in Liverpool last weekend. It was the largest conference the Greens have ever held.

Make the rich pay

03 March 2015
There's no need for austerity - and we have the numbers to prove it

Europe’s rulers try to force Greece's left government into a climbdown

17 February 2015
The European Union’s (EU) rulers and the bosses are determined to make sure last month’s Greek election counts for nothing.

Workers tell Syriza, 'Don't go back'

17 February 2015
A wave of protests swept Greece last Sunday. The biggest was outside the Greek parliament in Athens’ Syntagma Square—and the shift in mood was clear.

SNP slams ‘crude’ cuts—and slashes council jobs

17 February 2015
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon called on the Labour Party to abandon austerity in a speech in London last week.

Bankers pile pressure on Greece as Syriza challenges European Union

10 February 2015
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras laid out his government’s policy on Sunday of last week, as parliament opened for the first time since the elections.

Tory bankers—hypocrites and thieves

10 February 2015
How does privileged prime minister David Cameron have the nerve to tell company directors that “put simply—it’s time Britain had a pay rise”?

As Greece rejects austerity - we can do it here

27 January 2015
The Greek election result is an inspiring boost to everyone fighting the warped priorities of the bosses and the Tories. 

Greece - from hope to real change?

27 January 2015
Dave Sewell reports from Athens on people’s hopes for change after the election of the anti-austerity party Syriza

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