SOAS

Who Benefits from Austerity?

January 26, 2014
John Weeks: The UK announces tens of billions of dollars of cuts to social programs despite a poor economic recovery

EU Panel Requests Testimony of NSA Whistleblower Snowden

January 13, 2014

John Weeks: European Parliament’s invitation for Snowden to testify highlights the impact he’s made unveiling the national surveillance state

US Government Shutdown

October 16, 2013
Democrats must transform debt limit deal into a victory for progressives

Gov’t Crackdown on Golden Dawn Won’t Defeat Greek Fascism

October 1, 2013

Costas Lapavitsas: The only way to defeat the Golden Dawn and Greek fascism is through popular mobilization that persuades Greek working people and the middle class that democracy and social change can create a just economy

Instead of Recovery British Economy Shows Signs of Stagnation

August 11, 2013

John Weeks: “British Press tries to vindicate austerity and budget cuts as “signs of economic recovery.”

Thousands Strike Greek Gov’t Pulling the Plug on State TV

June 14, 2013

Costas Lapavitsas: State TV shutdown affront to democracy, time is ripe for Left to gain power

US Economy Contracts – More Cuts Will Mean Even Less Growth

January 31, 2013

John Weeks: The idea that smaller government leads to more private sector investment is a fairy tale

Most Greeks Look to Left for Solutions, but Far Right Gaining Strength

December 11, 2012
Costas Lapavitsas: There is an impression that the crisis has been handled by ECB but economies are deteriorating quickly

John Weeks on Economics and Austerity

August 30, 2012
John Weeks: European right-wing governments prefer Obama for pragmatic reasons, but are closer to Romney in ideology