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Short Documentary 'Pieces of Madrid' on Spanish social crisis

Madrid - In this short documentary, we learn about the ongoing resistance by the Spanish people to the economic and social crisis, the effects of budget cuts and austerity measures and how people are self-organizing to survive.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Thousands march in Spain against austerity

Madrid - Tens of thousands of people marched in dozens of Spanish cities on Thursday against austerity measures enacted by the government, which is under pressure from the EU to reduce its public deficit.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Will Hungary prove austerity wrong?

Budapest - Enough is enough! As the number of Europeans taking to the streets to protest the economic dictates of Brussels' Eurocrats increases, Hungary is one country that seems to be straightforwardly ignoring the troika's austere policy prescriptions.
In the Media by Matthew Turner

Op-Ed: Hungary’s easy money an alternative to German austerity?

Budapest - 2013 has been a good year for Hungary. After officially ending its recession in May, the country surpassed all expectations, achieving an impressive growth rate of 3.7 percent in the fourth quarter.
In the Media by Matthew Turner - 1 comment

Around 60 percent of Spanish population is worse off from 2013

Madrid - Spain's center-right newspaper, El Mundo, published the results of a survey on Tuesday, showing that despite Prime Minister Rajoy's assurances that things are better, 60 percent of the Spanish population has less money coming in than they did a year ago.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Austerity — What Austerity?

Fancy a game of high stakes poker, the holiday of a lifetime, or a nearly new Rolex watch? If you can only dream of such things, others live the dream.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Video: The chilling physical effects of poverty in 30 seconds

The stress of poverty can literally change our appearance. "Manos Unidas" (joined hands), a Catholic organization providing aid to Third World countries, has produced a campaign highlighting just how poverty can etch itself into our faces.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Student austerity and free laptops

Why is it that American colleges can offer free laptops while in the UK and Europe generally the only thing on offer for students is yet more austerity?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: UK MPs set for 11% pay rise, but more austerity for Brits

London - Members of Parliament in the UK are set for a bumper 11 percent pay rise. Releasing this news in the same week Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement will be a slap in the face for Brits feeling the financial pinch.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 19 comments

Public meeting on zero hours contracts

Zero hours contracts have been in the news a lot recently. Next week there is a public meeting in London to lobby against them.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment
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