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Austerity


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.

‘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

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”.

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.

'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

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

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.

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