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Austerity

Chile’s General Strike: Over a Million Reject Piñera’s Crumbs. There Is a Will to Fight for More.

The national leader of the Partido de Trabajadores Revolucionarios, a revolutionary left party in Chile, calls for a continuation of the protests until Piñera is overthrown. There are enough forces to win and to impose a free, sovereign Constituent Assembly, to discuss the urgent social problems of the day, and to do away with the legacies of Pinochet’s dictatorship.

Pablo Torres

October 24, 2019

People Before Profit: Interview with TD Bríd Smith

The following is an interview with Bríd Smith, a TD in the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas). A TD (Teachta Dála) is the equivalent of a "Member of Parliament” — a member of the lower house (Dáil Éireann). Brid Smith is a member of People Before Profit, an important force in the Irish political landscape that demands and fights for a left anti-austerity government.

Left Voice

February 20, 2018

A Party for the Battles to Come

With thousands of people in the U.S. embracing socialist ideas the question of how to build a party becomes a critical one. While important lessons can be drawn from the biggest socialist parties of the 20th century, we should also keep an eye on the present struggles of the working class.

Nicolás Daneri

January 23, 2018

Argentina’s Rude Awakening

In Argentina, a shifting terrain. Macri takes office in an anti-worker tour de force. Layoffs and economic austerity policies, championed as solutions of “urgent necessity.” Disparate displays of worker resistance.

Tre Kwon

January 16, 2016

The Mockery of “National Dialogue” and an Austerity Plan by Decree

On December 10, Argentina’s President-elect Mauricio Macri assumed his position in the Casa Rosada. Already within the first few days, he began to apply an austerity agenda.

Gloria Grinberg

December 22, 2015

Puerto Rico’s Catastrophic Fiscal Adjustments

Imperialism seeks to prevent another Greek scenario. In Congress, Obama requested legislative reforms to clear the way for Puerto Rico to undergo bankruptcy processes. The republicans, who currently have the majority, are staunchly opposed to the proposed package. However, both parties on Capitol Hill want the island’s people and workers to pay the costs of the crisis.

Bárbara Funes

November 7, 2015

March against austerity

On October 4, more than 60,000 took to the streets in an anti-austerity protest outside the Conservative party's annual conference in Manchester, sending a strong message to the government against the harmful cuts and the Trade Union Bill's attack on the rights of working people and their unions.

Alejandra Ríos

October 7, 2015

Budget Cuts and the PT’s New Political Position

President Dilma of the Worker’s Party (PT) has been barely holding onto the Presidency amidst threats of impeachment, the Petrobras scandal, and huge dissatisfaction among Brazilians due to government austerity plans. However, the Brazilian political parties are beginning to show signs of reorganizing themselves to assure government cuts and political stability, making the threat of impeachment less likely.

Iuri Tonelo

August 24, 2015

Interview with Nikos Tsibidas: public broadcaster ERT under workers’ control during two years

After the government shut down Greek Radio-Television (ERT) in 2013, the workers resisted and took ERT into collective self management and continued broadcasting for 2 years.

Alejandra Ríos

August 6, 2015