Austerity

20.12.2014

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

Athens, Paris, 18 December 2014 Austerity measures adopted in response to the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, such as the rights to work and health, and curtailed fundamental freedoms in Greece, denounce FIDH and its member organisation the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) in a report… »

12.08.2014

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

In this column, Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Directory of the Oakland Institute and co-author of the report ‘Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict’, argues that IMF and World Bank aid packages contingent on austerity reforms will have a devastating impact on Ukrainians’… »

14.07.2014

In UK, big-labor strikes and low-wage struggles jockey for future

In UK, big-labor strikes and low-wage struggles jockey for future

Decca Muldowney,  July 12, 2014 for Waging Nonviolence On July 10, 2014, hundreds of thousands of public sector workers across the United Kingdom — including firefighters, teachers, civil servants, National Health Service staff and local government workers — went on strike against pay freezes… »

27.06.2014

UK: Estimated 50,000 march in London against ConDems’s austerity

UK: Estimated 50,000 march in London against ConDems’s austerity

There were an estimated 50,000 people who made the march today [June 21, 2014], starting from Portland Place, The BBC headquarters, but nothing was known whether the BBC News would deign to report upon the demonstration against the ConDem [Coalition in Government] Cuts on our services. Perhaps they preferred to… »

28.04.2014

UK – The Shooting Party

UK – The Shooting Party

As the food queues lengthen, the government is giving our money to the super-rich. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th April 2014 So now you might have to buy your own crutches, but you’ll get your shotgun subsidised by the state. A few days after False… »

25.02.2014

UK Law: CPS witness care staff cut by 57%

By Maeve McClenaghan and Oli Wright  for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism The Crown Prosecution Service has cut the number of staff it employs to look after witnesses, some of whom are victims of crime, by more than half in just three years,… »

19.02.2014

Troika Becomes the Villain in a Greek Tragedy

Troika Becomes the Villain in a Greek Tragedy

ATHENS, Feb 19 2014 (IPS) – A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Greece and other recession-hit European countries as they undergo harsh austerity measures in exchange for a bailout. At the heart of it is the Troika, say trade unions, civil society and rights activists. The Troika – as the… »

21.01.2014

Austerity Generates Gigantic Costs

Austerity Generates Gigantic Costs

By Jutta Wolf | IDN-InDepth News Analysis BERLIN (IDN) – Austerity policies in several countries around the world are denying work to millions of people and leaving vast production opportunities unused, says a new study by the German-based World Future Council (WFC), which places the value of lost… »

09.11.2013

It’s France’s turn. Again: Who the hell are Standard and Poor!?

It’s France’s turn. Again: Who the hell are Standard and Poor!?

A couple of years ago I published an Article in Pressenza about Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs). In the week that Standard and Poor decided to downgrade France it is worth repeating what was said then, because nothing has changed (for the better, at least). At that time the target was… »

06.11.2013

Remember Remember the 5th of November…

Remember Remember the 5th of November…

Anti-austerity events were organised by different groups in London in front of Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Parliament square and Westminster bridge, to coincide with similar actions in many countries around the world. In the UK it was bonfire night, that commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes… »

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