austerity

Aug 102014
 
Firefighters in England and Wales begin series of strikes in a long-running pensions fight

Firefighters in England and Wales start a new period of strike action in a long-running pensions fight with the government. Where is Detroit’s???????? Pension attacks are happening around the world. Banks have wrecked governments with swaps and in the US with mortgages. They should pay not pensioners. These greedy pigs have no right to seize […]

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Aug 052014
 
Wringing Detroit Dry

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us. John Nichols, July 30, 2014   |    This article appeared in the August 18-25, 2014 edition of The Nation. American austerity rarely receives the same kind of attention paid to Europe’s evisceration of its social programs in the name of balancing budgets. But American austerity is […]

Aug 012014
 
British Firefighters to strike over pensions for eight days in August

Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike over eight consecutive days in an ongoing row with the government, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says. BBC News, July 30, 2014 The latest action, from 9 August, will be held over three hours each day during the eight-day period, it said. The union has said “unsafe […]

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Jun 302014
 
Detroit's Emergency Manager Shuts Off Water for Thousands of Homes; Is Your City Next?

Interview with Tom Stephens, a lawyer, a lifelong metro Detroit resident and an activist by Joan Braunwasser of OpEdNews.com. My guest today is Thomas Stephens, a lawyer and lifelong metro Detroit resident. Welcome to OpEdNews, Tom. Joan: The Institute for Public Policy recently sent out an email blast about the situation in Detroit [June 26, […]

Jun 282014
 
Detroit and Iraq

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report, June 25, 2014 The Race to the Bottom under global, militarized capitalism creates communities of shared misery. Increasingly, it is almost as dangerous to be inside U.S. borders as on the outside. “Iraq was invaded with soldiers, guns and bombs. Detroit was invaded by the corporate ‘suits’ who made […]

Jun 262014
 
Detroit's Water War: a tap shut-off that could impact 300,000 people

A right-wing state and corporate push to cut off water is economic shock therapy at its most ruthless and racist, but resistance is growing. By Martin Lukacs, the Guardian, June 25, 2014 It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks’ house. Since spring, up to 3000 Detroit households […]

May 092014
 

By G. Dunkel, workers.org, May 7, 2014 In addition to May Day marches in the U.S., millions of workers all over the world protested and marched on May 1, raising a range of issues important to them — from establishing a minimum wage in Germany to demanding the execution of a factory owner in Bangladesh who had […]

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