Austerity

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A procession of demonstrators marched in front of the statue of the Republic with trade union flags and banners calling for struggle on December 19, 2019, the fifteenth day of a national strike.
The French president's approach has generated a resistance movement with protesters blockading streets and engaging in a general strike.
Jon Queally, staff writer
"If we measure the wrong thing," warns Joseph Stiglitz, "we will do the wrong...
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."

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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."