Ecuadorians Protest Neo-liberal Austerity And Win

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

President Lenin Moreno restored neo-liberalism to Ecuador, accepting a $4.2 billion dollar loan from the US-dominated International Monetary Fund that required measures call 'structural [...]

Ecuador: Moreno’s Government Sacrifices The Poor To Satisfy The IMF

By Wilma Salgado, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has been cutting government spending since signing an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February of this year. [...]

Drop The Term “Austerity” – It’s The Race To The Bottom

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Let’s get straight to the point. The striking General Motors workers are locked in an epochal struggle against the global corporate drive to reduce the entirety of the world’s working class to a [...]

Puerto Rico Revolts Against Corruption And Austerity

By José Hernandez, Marx21us.org -

As of this writing, the people of Puerto Rico have been protesting for seven days straight on the streets of San Juan, and in ever growing numbers. The fury unleashed by the scandals exposing the [...]

Budget Proposals Highlight Priorities Of Rich And Shameless

By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout. -

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal was a genuine masterpiece of cruelty. “President Trump’s 2018 budget contains the largest dollar cuts to programs for low- and moderate-income [...]

How Ending Austerity Built Economic Growth In Portugal

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead, Occupy.com. -

Since Britain voted to leave the E.U. in 2016, the country has witnessed an alarming spike in rightwing hate crime. Many are now warning that the “febrile” atmosphere escalating around Brexit as [...]

Unions Bring Argentina to a Standstill As Macri Meets Bankers

By Telesur. -

On Tuesday at midnight, Argentina’s General Confederation of Workers (CGT) began its 24-hour general strike against Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies. On Monday, the Argentine Workers’ Central [...]

The Evidence Is In, And Austerity Is Declared A Loser

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

In 2014, Portugal stood on the brink. Its economy had collapsed amid Europe’s debt crisis, and unemployment had doubled. As part of a bailout program with the International Monetary Fund, which [...]

Greece At A Stand Still As Thousands Strike Against Austerity

By Patrick Strickland, Aljazeera.com -

Athens, Greece - Flags and banners fluttered above a steady stream of protesters, who chanted anti-austerity slogans as they marched through the streets of the Greek capital. On Wednesday, [...]

Police Unleash ‘Brutal Attacks’ On Austerity Protesters In Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to shut down May Day protests as thousands of people took to the streets of the U.S. territory, which is still battling the [...]

Teachers Walk Out At DC’s Anacostia High School

By Perry Stein, Washington Post. -

Washington, DC - Frustration at Anacostia High boiled over Wednesday, with the entire teaching staff walking out of class midmorning to protest building conditions — conditions teachers say city [...]

Real Goal Of “Russiagate” Is To Prepare For Endless Austerity Fnd War

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Robert Mueller, the former head of the national political police (FBI), has indicted 13 Russian nationals for the crime of sowing “discord in the U.S. political system” and encouraging “U.S. [...]

Athens Rally Moment Of Truth For Greeks Under Thumb Of EU-Imposed Austerity

By Michael Nevradakis, Mintpressnews.com -

ATHENS, GREECE (Analysis) – Hundreds of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, on Sunday, January 21, in a mass rally opposing a compromise on the [...]

Mass Protests Against Austerity, Unemployment Shake Tunisia

By Bill Van Auken, Wsws.org -

Tunisia has erupted over the past three days in demonstrations and violent clashes with security forces. Workers and youth have taken to the streets in at least 18 different towns in protest [...]