Investment not cuts

29th November 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

Falling real wages, record youth unemployment and collapsing living standards are not by-products but the aim of Tory economic strategy.

Photo by: Wheelzwheeler

Occupy London: highlighting capitalism’s offensive against the 99 per cent

10th November 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Andrew Williams

Occupy London Stock Exchange (Occupy LSX), in just three weeks, has demonstrated it is an effective dynamic new movement, driving forward a progressive campaign opposing the current assault on the population’s living standards.

Several hundred people are participating and have set up tents for a continuous vigil at the heart of Britain’s principal financial centre. They are taking inspiration from the global movement that has been occupying public spaces in over 900 cities since the Wall Street protest started seven weeks ago.

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It is cuts and deprivation that caused the riots

11th August 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The Tories have spent the days after the inner city riots tore through London and other cities desperately trying to ward off any responsibility that might attach to their government’s policies for these uprisings. Their mantra to the media has been simple: any attempt to consider the reasons for the riots is in and of itself an excuse for criminality and constitutes a refusal to wholeheartedly condemn the violence.

Murdoch: cheerleader of the neo-liberal right brought low

14th July 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

It is entirely good news to see the convulsions shaking the British end of Murdoch’s global media empire and to bid farewell to the unlamented News of the World. Murdoch has of course created a stable of publications and news channels that are cheerleaders for an extremely right-wing politics, both in the Britain and the US.