Austerity

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A protester stages a food bank demonstration on Whitehall complete with tons of packaged food against the government's Universal Credit program on November 21, 2017 in London.
"It is hard to imagine a recipe better designed to exacerbate inequality and poverty and to undermine the life prospects of many millions."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Puerto Rico Army National Guard members work on clearing Highway 511 from Ponce to Jayuya in Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017.
"Over the past several years, Puerto Rico has been living with an economic...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"For too long we have allowed our schools to go underfunded while taking the...

Further

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."