Articles Tagged ‘Austerity’

  • Bursting at the Seams

    Human Rights

    This video had it’s premiere outside the building where Toronto’s Mayor John Tory lives in somewhat better circumstances. News coverage by NOW, and pictures. See “Ontario’s Austerity Government Sets Basic Income Trap” and living wage news. Created by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), Sanctuary and a group of activists and filmmakers.

  • Young workers: An “entitled” generation without entitlements

    Labour

    Now more than ever, we have the material wealth to virtually end poverty, unemployment and social injustice, and yet consistently choose to intensify inequality within and between generations. Ultimately, the branding of millennials as lazy and entitled is essential to justify the intensified destruction of the postwar social contract.

  • Getting Ready for the Tory Storm in Manitoba

    Canadian Politics

    People who recognize what the Tories have in mind for Manitoba should set ourselves the goal of building active opposition to their attacks. Just waiting for the next election will mean not even trying to repel Tory attacks. Just waiting will also demoralize people hurt by the Tories, making them less likely to bother to vote in the next election.

  • The French Stand Up

    Europe

    This intellectual revolution has only just begun, and it is likely to have a long-term effect on consciousness. Meanwhile, the French are not only debout talking all night, they are also standing up for themselves and for all of us in the streets and on the picket lines – standing up against the 1%’s relentless attacks on our living standards and on our lives. Maybe there is an alternative.

  • The Austerity Agenda in Sheep’s Clothing

    Canadian Politics

    In 2016, the possibility opens up that the pace and scale of austerity will make the balancing act that such regimes rely on impossible to sustain. In such a situation, we could break the grip of the fake consensus, increase the scale of the fight against austerity and poverty and win some significant victories.

  • Spring 2015 Anti-Austerity Movement in Quebec: A Critical Retrospective of the Organizing

    Education

    A wet snow fell in Montreal, Quebec, on March 21, 2015. Thousands of people walked in a demonstration through the streets that afternoon and 38 000 students went on strike two days later, March 23rd, launching a much-anticipated movement, Printemps 2015 (Spring 2015). Spring 2015 was to be a mass mobilization in Quebec against austerity and fossil fuels.

  • Deficit discussion overshadows economic debate Canada needs

    Canadian Politics

    Today’s economic debate will likely stay in a rut well worn by decades of right-wing austerity and its victory in the sphere of ideas. At the same time, inequality and stagnation have created fertile ground to spark new ideas. Who will ignite them?

  • Podemos Looks To An Uncertain Future After Tsipras Resignation

    Europe

    While the party’s future is uncertain, Podemos leaders and political experts have both said they believe the party changed the discourse of mainstream Spanish politics and gave citizens a public voice to express their dissent.

  • The Greek Debacle

    Economic Crisis

    The Greek crisis has provoked a predictable mixture of indignation and self-satisfaction in Europe, alternatively lamenting the harshness of the settlement imposed on Athens or celebrating the last-minute retention of Greece within the European family, or both at once.

  • Syriza, Podemos, Left Bloc, and the Left

    Europe

    The opening plenary focused on anti-austerity politics, alliances, and national and international political potentials and challenges emerging in Europe and impacting the world; revolutionary dimensions of these developments - in the context of a mass-based political, economic, cultural, ecological, race and gender - of electoral, left, and social movement organizing.

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