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Portugal and the Troika three years on 

By Catarina Oliveira Three years ago the Portuguese Government called in the Troika. “Save wages and pensions,” was the pretext but that did not happen. Today the dramatic social consequences of the entry of the Troika in Portugal are easy to analyse. A look at the figures shows the spiral of impoverishment in which the country is … Continue reading

Inside the Greek laboratory

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / MEMOIRE DES LUTTES A new book publishing the views of Greek scholars and professionals on the impact of Troika policies has helped Bernard Cassen understand better the criminal nature of market fundamentalism pursued by Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin You have to be very naive to believe that the fury of the “troika” against Greece … Continue reading

Spain in 2014: Not a Prosperous New Year

By Esther Vivas We have entered 2014 a little poorer. For those of us with a job, our salaries have been frozen, or even cut; only a few can expect a rise in the New Year.  Furthermore, the price of electricity, public transport and water are increasing. 2013 ended with the controversy over a threatened … Continue reading

7 reasons why Greece is going on strike this week

Greek workers will hold a 24-hour strike this week to protest against austerity measures and public sector layoffs demanded by the country’s international lenders, led by the IMF-ECB-EU ‘Troika’. Greece’s public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, November 6th 2013. Here’s seven reasons why they will … Continue reading

Hunger knocks at Spain’s door

By Esther Vivas It’s summer, school is ending, and Spanish families’ increasing concern is no longer ‘what are the kids going to do during the holidays,’ but ‘what will they eat’. In Spain, according to UNICEF, 20% of children now live below the poverty line. Hunger is no longer an issue for the global south, … Continue reading

Is there a future for the German Left?

Die Linke’s Congress last weekend was an important one. It is election year, with Federal polls due in the autumn. And it has been facing pressure over its position on Europe, with a minority challenging the party’s strong support for the Single Currency. A six-year old fusion of eastern and western German radicals, Die Linke, … Continue reading

Italy’s centre left bounces back, but will it last?

Italy’s Grand Coalition is paying dividends for the centre-left Democratic Party. But will it last? Analysis of last weekend’s local elections by Tom Gill in the Morning Star 

Poverty scares us, but inequality outrages us

By Edmundo Fayanas Escuer Spanish Caritas has just published a new report (FOESSA) with data for 2012. The outlook is bleak and should mark a turning point for us all to do something to end this social disaster caused by these neoliberal policies imposed by the European Union and which here in Spain are executed … Continue reading

Everything you wanted to know…about Austerity in the EU

Poverty, unemployment, wages, the economy, public services, tax dodging, wealth and gender inequality – check out the latest facts and figures in the Europe of the bankers and austerity. http://wp.me/P1bMfw-oA

How Austerity is Hurting Women in Europe – In Numbers

Women are disproportionally affected by austerity cuts because they are society’s main carers, and the main users of public services and welfare recipients, where there have been heavy reductions in budgets; they predominate in low paid, insecure employment, which is expanding, facilitated by labour counter-reforms; because they are heavily employed in the public sector where … Continue reading

Lies, Damn Lies and Eurostatistics…

Deficit reduction programmes imposed on many EU countries by Brussels and Berlin with an iron hand is leading to a severe deterioration of poverty and social exclusion. Is the EU’s official statistics agency trying to hide these uncomfortable facts?  The European Sting

A salute to Portugal’s striking workers

The Troika did not come to pay salaries, it came to rescue banks, every penny taken from workers will profit the financial markets. So here’s to  all the workers who have been on strike. They are the voice of the country that is not enslaved. The last few weeks have been marked by a series … Continue reading

How Rajoy is failing – in ten economic indicators

A year after Mariano Rajoy’s landslide election victory on the night of 20 November the Spanish economy is in a much worse state. Which is not what the right-wing Popular Party (PP) leader leader promised the electorate on the campaign trail. Mariano Rajoy made the economic crisis his springboard to the Moncloa Palace. Although during the election … Continue reading

Austerity leaves 27% of Spaniards in poverty

Twenty-seven percent of the Spanish population are living in poverty thanks to a toxic combination of regressive welfare and labour reforms, rising unemployment, cuts to living standards and public services, and privatisation. The country has a growing army of working poor, according to a new study by Fundación Primero de Mayo, the think tank of … Continue reading

Poverty on the increase in Europe as austerity bites, new study shows

Despite the promises of the European Commission to tackle unemployment and the social consequences of the crisis, poverty has increased by 2 million since 2010 as the focus on austerity undermines benefits and public services, according to a new study by the European Anti-Poverty Network. More 

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WAGES SLIDE

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Italy’s Healthcare Crisis

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SANTA DRAGHI’S COMING

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POPULAR FIGHTBACK

Workers and citizens stand up for themselves

FLORENCE’S BUS LUMACA

Workers are on a go-slow over privatisation

Massive Spanish protest

Half a million take to the streets over labour market deregulation

FRENCH FACTORY OCCUPATION

Hundreds of workers occupied the factory of ArcelorMittal in Florange in the north of France

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