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Theresa May's legacy could use a face-lift or revisionism because it was awful -- more awful than #brexit itself. Can #greenwashing by May undo her #austerity damage and assault on #nhs (privatised rapidly, I see this at work all the time!)?
 
#us #greenparty VP candidate:
"No Dare Call It #Austerity [...] continuing imposition of neoliberal policies in the U.S. even though the “A” word for austerity is almost never used to describe those policies."
No Dare Call It Austerity
 
#tories #austerity disguised using #brexit (some #eu shaming works better for these demagogues who invite the #orangenazi for 'royal' visits)
 
The UK's #austerity policies have left thousands without enough food, #HRW says https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/20/uk/uk-food-poverty-hrw-report-gbr-intl/ #brexit helps #tories shift blame to #eu and "Remainers"
 
#brexit made us a one-issue (almost) nation. Distracts from #austerity etc.
 
Deaths of despair, once an American phenomenon, now haunt Britain https://www.economist.com/britain/2019/05/14/deaths-of-despair-once-an-american-phenomenon-now-haunt-britain #austerity and #brexit that distracts from it. @glynmoody
 
Retail has become so volatile all around our town. So many closures, fewer openings, many businesses passed from hand to hand. I blame #austerity and economic policy, which #brexit helps distract the public from. #manchester #uk
 
Here in the #uk #brexit has constantly been used for 3 years to distract from issues like #austerity
The Brexit Problem
 
Media too too overburdened with russia'gates' to speak about legitimate criticism of #trump

'Social' media too overburdened to deal with death threats

Society too overburdened with #brexit debates to speak about #austerity and tax evasion etc. Who benefits?
 


This is kind of old news. He died back in November. But I'm rarely on Twitter and I didn't hear anything about it. So I just found out when checking in on his account.

A good time to finally read his book that's been gathering dust on my shelf for almost a year now...

"Rest easy old soldier, we'll take it from here" - what a wonderful epitaph.

#harryslaststand #austerity #politics #nhs #social #justice
 
There is no solution within the rules of the current financial monetary system - Austerity does not Work






the sneaky part about capitalism: it only tells you half of the story – probably not even i have all of the story… but here is a puzzle piece:

money is kept scarce at the “bottom le... Show more...
 
There is no solution within the rules of the current financial monetary system - Austerity does not Work






the sneaky part about capitalism: it only tells you half of the story – probably not even i have all of the story… but here is a puzzle piece:

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My European friends are likely familiar with this, but I wasn't. Fits -- Portugal leads the way out of the dark days of the drug war, then doubles back to produce a beacon to beat back austerity...

https://kontrast.at/portugal-economy-right-wing/amp/

#Portugal #austerity #Merkel #Europe #socialism
 
My European friends are likely familiar with this, but I wasn't. Fits -- Portugal leads the way out of the dark days of the drug war, then doubles back to produce a beacon to beat back austerity...

https://kontrast.at/portugal-economy-right-wing/amp/

#Portugal #austerity #Merkel #Europe #socialism
 
#NYTimes Provides Cover for #Austerity Cranks https://fair.org/home/new-york-times-provides-cover-for-austerity-cranks/ "in the wake of the Great Recession, was reasonable policy"
New York Times Provides Cover for Austerity Cranks
 
#UN committee finds #austerity measures implemented in #SouthAfrica https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-02-19-un-committee-finds-austerity-measures-implemented-in-sa-may-further-worsen-inequalities/ a worldwide trend as oligarchs stole all the capital, replaced human workers with volunteers
UN committee finds austerity measures implemented in SA ‘may further worsen inequalities’
 

UN attacks President Macron over police brutality against Yellow Vests

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts – https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1032741





The #demonstrations were sparked nearly three months ago by #President #EmmanuelMacron’s introduction of #... Show more...
 
Patrick Cockburn: A Plague of Rats: How Years of #Austerity Prompted Many Britons to Vote for #Brexit https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02/05/a-plague-of-rats-how-years-of-austerity-prompted-many-britons-to-vote-for-brexit/ cc @glynmoody
A Plague of Rats: How Years of Austerity Prompted Many Britons to Vote for Brexit
 
Our favourite gelato place has just shut down. Many places, esp. dining and groceries, seem to be shutting down all around us. What a waste of resources, investment. Not sure if #brexit the culprit or just #austerity (connected)
 
"Austerity is not really a policy at all, but a recognition that late stage capitalism is incapable of investing in productive enterprises that create good jobs for masses of people, or to provide security and adequate social services for the rearing of healthy, happy families."

https://www.blackagendareport.com/bernie-sanders-vs-kamala-jailer-and-her-corporate-backers

#2020 KamalaHarris #BernieSanders #Democrats #austerity #Justice
 
#TacosForTeachers: crowdfunding to feed LA's teachers as they strike against #privatization and #austerity https://boingboing.net/2019/01/15/strike-rations.html #California
#TacosForTeachers: crowdfunding to feed LA's teachers as they strike against privatization and austerity
 
Kumhof - banking theory fundamentally wrong - Financing by money creation not intermediation



Kumhof – financing through money creation – Recent model intermediateion of loanable funds theory misrepresents how credit is created in the real world

loans -> deposits -> reserves

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Episode 25: "Showdown Shutdown"


Episode Info:
This week we cover give you an update on the conditions in the migrant camps, the showdown over the government shutdown, the effects of global austerity, and update on Rojava, plus more! Listen: Soundcloud

Hosts: Faolan (@kitsuneflame@mastodon.social), Hemms (@hemmsfox@twitter.com).
Show notes: http://simp.ly/p/wXQN9j

#Podcast #Communism #Socialism #ICE #BorderPatrol #Immigration #GovernmentShutdown #Austerity #Syria #Rojava

SoundCloud: Episode 25: "Showdown Shutdown" (The Spartacast League)

 
Denouncing Focus on Violence, Women March in #France to Reclaim Anti- #Austerity Message of 'Yellow Vest' Movement
 
#DailyFail distracts from #Austerity and damage from #Brexit (which it promoted to the point of putting people's lives at risk) by #russophobia
 
Doctors Strike in #Zimbabwe as Government Imposes #Austerity to Attract More Chinese Investment https://inequality.org/research/zimbabwe-austerity-chinese-investment/ #Mnangagwa #africa #china
Doctors Strike in Zimbabwe as Government Imposes Austerity to Attract More Chinese Investment
 
Kumhof - banking theory fundamentally wrong - Financing by money creation not intermediation



Kumhof – financing through money creation – Recent model intermediateion of loanable funds theory misrepresents how credit is created in the real world

loans -> deposits -> reserves

... Show more...
 

Why are the #Tories still seen as strong on the #economy?


The record of the last few years shows clearly that they are not. It's only inertia that keeps this opinion alive.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/17/tories-strong-economy-brexit-austerity-theresa-may-corbyn

#StrongAndStable #Brexit #Austerity #Conservatives
#Corbyn #Labour
 

Comment on renewing the internationalist left-wing


The International Monetary Fund, created to help struggling governments stay solvent, morphed into the enforcer of harsh austerity upon the weakest. By the end of the 1990s, to the people of Africa, eastern Europe and south-east Asia, the acronym IMF had become synonymous with ruinous cuts in public education, public health and social security. More recently – and against the better judgment of its own staff – the IMF assisted the European Union in extending Greece’s insolvency while dismantling protections for the neediest.

#Neoliberalism - Neoliberalism everywhere

#Capitalism #CapitalismKills #Greece #Europe #Varoufakis #YanisVaroufakis #Adler #DavidAdler #Comment #Politics #IMF #InternationalMonetaryFund #Austerity #Leftwing #Left #Leftist
 

#Macron's reaction to the riots during the «gilets jaunes»-movement


"No cause justifies that authorities are attacked, that businesses are plundered, that passers-by or journalists are threatened or that the Arc de Triomphe is defiled," he said.

First of all, not all of the protesters of this movement are chaos-seekers, not all of them participate in looting shops and torching cars. What you do is focusing on a violent minority, who even doesn't act in full futility and blind anger. You rid your country into an austere lethargy. You were supposed to help the middle and the lower classes, but instead, you only helped the market and the richest of your country. There are good reasons why those people riot, although you should have an eye on the peaceful protesters who create themselves a voice too. You are supposed to respond to them, but instead, you only badmouth them. You simply repeat what those people hate about you. There are reasons why your popular... Show more...
 

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the head of the leftwing France Insoumise party, described the protests as “a process of citizens’ revolution"


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/01/paris-france-protests-yellow-vests-gilets-jaunes-champs-elysees
#austerity
#civilprotest
 
Sam Tracy - less than a minute ago
"The renewal is visible just about everywhere. Hotels, restaurants and shops have opened in droves, fueled by a tourism surge that has helped cut unemployment in half. In the Beato district of Lisbon, a mega-campus for start-ups rises from the rubble of a derelict military factory. "

Of course, probably helps to decriminalize drugs first:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/business/portugal-economy-austerity.html

#austerity #Portugal #courage #Europe #IMF
 

When council leaders petition No 10 to end #austerity, things are bad


A very clear explanation of how the Tory government is playing politics to disproportionately disadvantage Labour-run councils, at the expense of cutting the budget available to support the people who need it most.
As it tries to save Tory county councils, Forbes says, the government is debating ways to shift more funds towards its own: it wants “rurality” to attract more financial weighting than deprivation – which would be another shocking redistribution away from places of greatest need.

That’s the cumulative effect of poverty, causing mental illness, domestic violence, family breakdown.

With £16bn ripped out of council budgets, he says children’s services and social care are now collapsing. With 60p in every pound gone, far worse is to come. By 2020 all councils will lose every penny of their grant from government, left to rely just on council tax and busi
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Argentina Workers on Third General Strike Against Macri's Austerity

Argentina’s most important workers’ unions paralyzed the country Monday in the third general strike to protest President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies and to reject an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Argentina Workers on Third General Strike Against Macri's Austerity | News | teleSUR English
#Argentina #generalstrike #workers #austerity #IMF #InternationalMonetaryFund #MauricioMacri #Macri
 
If Brussels doesn’t budge, calamity beckons for Italy – and the EU | Owen Jones
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/01/brussels-change-calamity-italy-eu-austerity
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews #EuropeanUnion #Austerity #Euro #FiveStarMovement
 
sharing. likely not able to watch all way through, having nearly fallen prey to the cull. #nomoredeathsfrombenefitscuts among other means. " #austerity "

#averybrittishcull
 

Are we blaming the wrong people for our current troubles?


“The pattern of a #global #financial #crash, followed by #austerity in #Europe and the #UK, led in [the 1930s] to the rise of #populism, #authoritarianism and ultimately #fascism. The scale of #economic and #political failures and missteps led in turn to a catastrophic #world #war.”
 
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