Tag Archives: Austerity

Jeremy Corbyn, Northern Ireland & building a working class alternative

By Kevin Henry The rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest marks a very welcome political upheaval in British society. It is a clear rebuff to the idea that society has moved to the right and that the austerity agenda has mass support. Enthusiasm for anti-austerity message Over 50,000 have attended his rallies and hundreds of thousands have ...

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Corbyn challenge: A welcome upheaval in British politics

By Conor Payne The election for the next leader of the Labour Party has become the focus of a major movement against austerity and for a Left alternative in Britain. Jeremy Corbyn, standing on a clear left, anti-austerity and anti-war platform has galvanised huge support and enthusiasm, drawing huge crowds and is now poised to win the election on September ...

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Greece: New Left force launched following Tsipras’ betrayal

Interview with Andreas Payiatsos, Xekinima (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Greece), by Lucy Redler, After 43 Syriza MPs (out of 149) refused to back the third memorandum package in mid-August, Tsipras resigned as Prime Minister. His plan was to strengthen his support with fresh elections, due to the fact that many Greeks still support the government, because the ...

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Oxi!-No to austerity and Troika tyranny in Greece

Events in Greece have thrown the entire Eurozone into crisis and threaten its very existence. Greek banks were closed on Monday after the European Central Bank (ECB) stopped the liquidity lifeline that kept Greek banks afloat during months-long run on deposits. As of the time of publication, it is in the balance whether Greece’s latest debt payment due to the ...

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Burton’s shameful attack on lone parents

By Fiona O’Loughlin From July 30,000 lone parents will no longer qualify for One Parent Family Allowance with many losing up to €80 per week as they are switched to Jobseekers Allowance. Stigmatising lone parents Burton and Co are spinning this cut as some kind of charitable feminist gesture to encourage women back into the workforce .The implication being that ...

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Greece: Subordination to Troika or rupture with austerity?

Statement by Xekinima, sister organisation of the Socialist Party in Greece The Greek picture is becoming clearer and clearer. We are now in May, the fourth month of the new SYRIZA-led government’s term, and the result of the so-called “negotiations” with the Troika is zero! The position taken by the so-called “European partners” is not only unacceptable, but it’s also malicious ...

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Disgraceful attacks on the disabled

By Finghin Kelly On 1 April, with the support of Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil, the government passed the Social Welfare Bill. This legislation is no April fool’s joke; it contains serious attacks on the right of people with disabilities and the elderly to access a carer. As well as making it harder to qualify for a carer, now, instead ...

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