Tag: economics

Cat’s Credit Crunching: Has Grexit been averted?

Thoughtful Thanos asks: Has a Grexit been averted? Dear Thanos, When Tsipras caved in to Troika pressures and accepted the implementation of austerity measures, the impression...

Five books you should read on China

Charlie Hore offers some suggestions to help understand what is happening in the world's largest country China has hardly been out of the headlines in...

Manchester “Time to Act” conference connects climate and social justice campaigning

Rick Lighten reports Over 200 people came together for a conference on tackling climate change on Saturday 10 October. The conference, titled "It's Time to...

Cat’s Credit Crunching: What is quantitative easing?

Regular Robin asks: What is quantitative easing? Dear Robin, Quantitative easing is an economic policy measure used in recessions.  It stems from the belief that the...

Bubbles, bounces and soft landings – China’s stock-market implodes

Charlie Hore discusses the dramatic recent crash on the Chinese stock market  Even by Chinese standards, the figures are eye-watering – from a...
Workers' Memorial Day banner and speakers

Remember the dead, fight for the living!

Ian Allinson reports from the Workers' Memorial Day event in Manchester. About 150-200 people gathered in stormy weather in Manchester's Albert Square to mark Workers'...

Low inflation, deflation and pay – The Magpie

In the second instalment of their column, The Magpie explores how to argue for a pay rise when in the face of deflation or...

The Budget: four reflections and a rule of thumb

by Michael Rosen 1. In the post-Budget fog, there are occasional dissident voices that say something along the lines that obsessing about small differences in "the...

The spectre of social unrest is haunting Putin’s Russia

The Russian economy is in serious trouble. Gabriel Levy analyses the roots of the problem and what this means for ordinary Russians, Ukrainians, and...

Groundhog day for the eurozone?

Estelle Cooch looks at whether the economic optimism pushed by politicians lives up to the headlines. First published in the autumn 2014 edition of...

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Giant banner across bridge reads "reclaim your future. Vote the Tories out"

Get the Tories Out!

After weeks of frenetic campaigning, election day is finally here. Today is a chance to shape the terrain we fight on. Everyone can help with the final push to get out the vote - turnout could be decisive. Whatever the result, relationships, skills and experiences from the campaign will be vital in the coming months.
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Workers’ and union rights in #GE2019

The Labour and Tory manifestos could hardly be more different when it comes to workers’ individual and collective rights, but there are also important implications for what happens after the election - whatever the result.

Labour’s plans on education are a step in the right direction

Vygotsky, who is a teacher in a school for pupils with special educational needs, reflects on Labour's proposed changes to the education system and on her experiences canvassing.

Winning the Revenge Election

After decades of betrayal, we need to make class arguments not only for redistribution but also for retribution.
Trixie Smith

Music of the people: The Blues

Mitch Mitchell is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of The Blues

Report: Cambridge protests Erdoğan’s visit

Zareen Taj reports on the protest in Cambridge against Erdoğan's visit.
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revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
Picket line conversation

Picket line conversations

A Unison member reflects on conversations on the picket-lines that offered a different vision about how universities could and should be run.
French firefighters on strike

The biggest strike for a decade in France

Kleanthis Antoniou explains today's strike in France.

Erdoğan is not welcome in Cambridge

President Erdoğan of Turkey is planning to visit Cambridge to open a new mosque. Cambridge Muslims and other residents are planning to make it clear he is not welcome.

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What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.
Kick Boris Out

The long Conservative decline

Labour still has a long way to go to win this election. But the Tory crisis won't go away either, regardless of who wins on 12 December, argues Duncan Thomas.

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.

Fight for a Labour government

We call for everyone to mobilise energetically against the Conservative Party and for the election of a Corbyn government