Tag: austerity

University picket lines – a place of learning

Footage from Goldsmiths college picket line where staff and students talk about their experience of striking so far.

Video: Charlton Park Academy picket line 17th October 2017

Tony Aldis and Colin Revolting speak to GMB members at Charlton Park Academy on strike defending equal sick pay for all staff.

Video: Charlton Park School strike public meeting

Watch a short extract of a public meeting to explain the strike action and to organise support for these workers under attack.

Living with depression under capitalism

Kate Bradley looks at her experience of depression, the interplay of austerity and mental health problems, and the ambivalent role of state services

After the May 4 elections: time to shift the terrain

The May 4 local election results contain a lesson for activists in the run-up to the June General Election.

Is a People’s Brexit possible?

How do we respond to the right wing chorus over Brexit and the threat of Farage to organise a 100,000 strong march? Should we line up with the pro-EU centre of British  politics that...

revolutionary reflections | ‘The movement as a whole’ – Waves and Crisis of The...

Colin Barker provides a framework for revolutionaries to think about their engagement in the politics of social movements.

“I Daniel Blake” – Dissecting the DWP

Adam DC reviews Ken Loach's latest film. Ken Loach's Palme d'Or award winning film "I Daniel Blake" exposes the reality of 'Benefits Britain'. Written by his long time collaborator Paul Laverty, the film is a...

Review: The Ministry of Nostalgia

Amy Gilligan reviews Owen Hatherley's book The Ministry of Nostalgia: Consuming Austerity (Verso, 2015) The Ministry of Nostalgia is an exploration of the way a particular version of the past, particularly the austerity of the...

500 march in Wellington, Shropshire to defend the NHS

Pete Gillard reports 500 people braved torrential rain on Saturday to march through Wellington, Shropshire in defence of the NHS. Local health bosses have long wanted to close one of Shropshire's two A&Es and an acute...