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6 August 2014

Capitalist crisis continues

Working class must and will play decisive role: Extracts from a keynote speech at the 2014 CWI summer school by Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, on world relations and the perspectives for capitalism and the world workers' struggle

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6 August 2014

Argentina: Another debt default

End extortion of vulture markets: Thirteen years after the biggest sovereign debt default in history, Argentina has defaulted yet again, on the same debt, writes Danny Byrne.

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4 June 2014

Them & Us

Debt collectors: Low income families, whose tax credits were incorrectly calculated by the HMRC, are being hounded for overpayments by HMRC-contracted debt collection agencies

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14 May 2014

Why I joined the Socialist Party

It's not working any more, is it? Inequality; that you can lose your job so the rich owner can shovel up another few pence; that you can work but not afford to live...

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Students on the NUS national demonstration on 12 November 2012 against the government attacks on university education, photo Paul Mattsson

26 March 2014

Defaults reveal student debt madness

Universities minister David Willetts has been forced to admit that student debt defaults are currently at about 45%

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Young people march for a future, photo Senan

22 January 2014

Stop the student debt spiral - day of action 6 February

Part of a week of action opposing student loan privatisation: The Student Loan Company (SLC) is up for sale.

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22 January 2014

"Ireland is a success story" rhetoric is based on spin

The entire 'success story' rhetoric of the Irish government, the European Commission and their hangers-on when promoting Ireland's bailout exit is based on empty spin, hyperbole and untruths

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4 December 2013

Them & Us

Robbery not recovery: When government ministers trumpet an economic recovery they must be referring to the amassed fortunes of the super-rich rather than the other 99%

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Greece: Xekinima - Socialist Internationalist Organisation, sister party of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, at the anti-government demo at Thessaloniki, September 2013, photo Xekinima

Greece: Xekinima - Socialist Internationalist Organisation, sister party of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, at the anti-government demo at Thessaloniki, September 2013, photo Xekinima

27 November 2013

Europe - centre of capitalist crisis

Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.

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What recovey? Pawnbrokers and loan sharks proliferate , photo by Photomontage The Socialist

What recovey? Pawnbrokers and loan sharks proliferate , photo by Photomontage The Socialist

14 August 2013

Beware a recovery!

The media is lauding an economic recovery. Whether there is one and whether it has substance is discussed in the articles below.

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19 June 2013

Student loans threat: Action needed on student debt mountain

'Keep calm about university fees' was the slogan of a government funded advertising campaign aimed at mitigating the effects of fee hikes on application numbers in 2011, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.

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15 May 2013

Japan's 'Abenomics'

Capitalist crisis: 'Desperate times call for desperate measures': On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection

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20 March 2013

Cypriot workers resist bank-robbing Troika

After months of 'calm' the capitalist debt crisis has resurfaced over the banking meltdown in Cyprus, sending financial markets into a spin

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20 March 2013

Alexis Tsipras in London

What way forward for Greece and the working class in Europe?: On Friday 15 March 500 people attended a public meeting organised by the London branch of Syriza, the left party in Greece. Alexis Tsipras, Syriza's leader, spoke at the meeting

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27 February 2013

Will the Tories play the benefits card?

Another bright idea that the Conservatives came up with recently is to pay people's benefits on a card that restricts what it can be spent on

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13 February 2013

Low pay + high prices = debt misery

I volunteer for an advice agency and deal with some people's debt problems. Clients from all walks of life come in because they're worried and need the free help and advice we can offer, writes Carole Wood.

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14 November 2012

Greedy capitalists threaten ship

Martin Mayer, Unite Executive Council member for Passenger Transport and chair of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Road Transport Section sent the Socialist his report of a dramatic stand-off in Ghana between a US 'vulture fund' and the Argentine government...

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Fight for our NHS, photo Senan

8 August 2012

Our health not their wealth!

Hinchingbrooke hospital is in debt due to costs incurred from a PFI scheme introduced by Labour. Now Circle Healthcare has been brought in to manage and 'save' the hospital

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PSOL on demo in Brazil

PSOL on demo in Brazil

18 July 2012

Brazil: 'Miracle' economy slows

Brazil, as part of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), has in recent years been seen as a 'hope' for the global economy, writes Marcus Kollbrunner, Liberdade Socialismo e Revolução (CWI, Brazil).

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18 July 2012

Top-up fees: £50,000 debt leads to to 50,000 less students

'Education is a right not a privilege' was one of the main slogans of the tens of thousands of students who protested in 2010, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.

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