The actuality of a successful capitalist offensive By Richard Seymour

29 March 29, 2013 — Lenin’s Tomb

We’ve been waiting five years for a coherent left-wing response to the recession. We’ve been waiting three years for a coherent left-wing response to the cuts. Two years ago, I was asked at a talk how we could communicate the socialist solution to the crisis; I said it would be nice if we had one. It would still be a step forward today. If the extant strategies, groups or alliances were sufficient to deliver this, we would have it by now.

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There Is No American Left By Salvatore Babones

27 December 2012 — Australian Options

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Photo: Iowa Democrats / Flickr)

[Nor British for that matter. WB]

In September 2012 Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel attempted to break the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) with a bid to privatize Chicago’s public schools. The mayor’s proposal was based on a plan to subject teachers (and schools) to performance measurement based on students‘ standardized test scores.

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UK Public Sector Strike Newslinks 29-30 November 2011: 2 million strike

30 November 2011 — williambowles.info

30 November 2011
Strikers Show The Tories Who’s Boss: 2 Million Out To Save Their Pensions
Morning Star Today at 17:32
Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow today as millions of workers joined the fight against government-imposed pension cuts.

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Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

21 October 2011 — Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

Greece wakes up this morning to a new age of austerity. Parliament has passed a fresh package of pay cuts and tax hikes in attempt to stave off bankruptcy. The decision has been met with violent unrest in Athens.

­Protests in Greece have become a common occurrence, but behind the rallies is public anger at years of austerity.

For the people that has meant wage cuts many people by 30 per cent in most cases. On top of that, tax hikes, cuts to pensions and cuts to public spending.

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Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

21 October 2011 — Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

Greece wakes up this morning to a new age of austerity. Parliament has passed a fresh package of pay cuts and tax hikes in attempt to stave off bankruptcy. The decision has been met with violent unrest in Athens.

­Protests in Greece have become a common occurrence, but behind the rallies is public anger at years of austerity.

For the people that has meant wage cuts many people by 30 per cent in most cases. On top of that, tax hikes, cuts to pensions and cuts to public spending.

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European Conference Against Austerity & Privatisation: European Conference Declaration

4 October 2011 — Europe Against Austerity

After a day of intensive debate, analysis and planning for cooperation and action, the Europe against Austerity Conference heard Coalition of Resistance Secretary Andrew Burgin propose the following Declaration, on behalf of the European Preparatory Committee. The Declaration was unanimously endorsed by the Conference which was attended by over 600 people:

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Global Research: The Debt Ceiling Crisis in America Selected Articles

1 August, 2011– Global Research

The debt ceiling crisis can be averted by enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment, which mandates the government to pay its debts already incurred, including pensions.  That means Social Security, which IS an “entitlement,” in the original sense of the word.  We’re entitled to it because we’ve paid for it with taxes.   
-Ellen Brown, Bipartisan “Russian Roulette” and America’s Federal Debt

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