austerity

A Doctor In Italy Shares Lessons Learned Battling COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Italian doctors and labor organizers learned painful lessons from the global coronavirus pandemic.

200,000 Canadian Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

January 24, 2020

Ontario teachers have joined the front lines in the worldwide battle against austerity. Public school workers organized rolling strikes against the conservative provincial government’s budget and job cuts.

How to Save the World from Financialization

December 20, 2019

Labour Party advisor and author Grace Blakeley discusses her just released book, Stolen: How to Save the world from Financialization.

Chile: 1 Million Protest Extreme Inequality in Latin America’s Richest Country

October 31, 2019

Chile pulls out of two major international summits amid mounting protests against austerity and the privatization of virtually every public good.

Massive Anti-Austerity Protests, Curfew, Repression in Chile

October 21, 2019

A wave of anti-austerity protests swept through Chile over the weekend, with right-wing President Piñera ordering troops into the streets and imposing a curfew. Shortly after this story was filed, Piñera announced a retraction of the subway fare increase, one of the main issues that brought people into the streets.

Ecuador’s Strike is a Class Struggle, Not an Endorsement of Previous Government

October 9, 2019

On the second week of massive protests in Ecuador, thousands of indigenous protesters paralyzed the country and thousands more arrived in the capital of Quito, where they marched and eventually faced martial law. They reject President Moreno’s Neo-liberal reforms, but also emphasize their opposition to former President Rafael Correa, whom Moreno is blaming for the…

Ecuadorian Protests Intensify as President Flees Capital, Blames Venezuela

October 9, 2019

Shortly after the government of President Lenin Moreno announced new IMF-imposed austerity measures and price increases, protests against the government, uniting workers, students, and indigenous movement escalated in the capital of Quito this week.

Haiti: Four Killed as Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests

October 2, 2019

The Miami Herald’s Jacqueline Charles says ordinary Haitians continue to suffer as the country is gripped by protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

Ecuador Takes Harmful IMF Loan, Even Though it Doesn't Need it

Ecuador Takes Harmful IMF Loan, Even Though it Doesn’t Need it

July 22, 2019

According to an analysis of the Center for Economic and Policy Analysis, Ecuador’s recent IMF loan of $4.2 billion comes with strings that will hurt economic growth. Ecuador doesn’t even need the loan, says the report’s co-author, Andrés Arauz

Greece Heads Towards New Election – Can Syriza Survive?

June 24, 2019

Founding member and EU parliamentary candidate Michalis Spourdalakis analyzes Syriza’s recent loss in the EU election and evaluates Syriza’s chances for staging a comeback