Austerity

Jon Queally, staff writer
"If we measure the wrong thing," warns Joseph Stiglitz, "we will do the wrong thing."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
People march during a nationwide strike called by students, unions and indigenous groups to protest against the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque in Medellin, Colombia, on November 21, 2019.
"What happened in Chile sent a forceful message."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
A Lebanese protester waves a national flag as he marches with others during a demonstration along the Fuad Chehab avenue in the capital Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests.
"This is in response to the will and demand of the thousands of Lebanese...

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In a citizens’ "act of defiance" to rescue the homeless from Dublin's cold streets, a radical coalition of homeless people, trade unionists, activists and hundreds of volunteers have claimed an empty building and turned it into housing for 40 people. Organizers say the direct action reflects a re-awakened sense of social justice in a country battered by austerity and inequality - one in which, "People are leading where the Government has failed."