Cost of living crisis
Interview - Comac Belgium 1 Sander Claessens: ‘We defend a socialist society where people and the planet come first’

The president of the Comac student movement in Belgium spoke to Peoples Dispatch about organizing students and youth to fight against oppression and injustice

Protests in Morocco Thousands march in Morocco to protest worsening economic conditions and oppression

Thousands marched on December 4 in Rabat against soaring prices of basic goods including food and fuel. The protest also drew attention to the attacks on freedom of expression, public services, and labor rights

NHS Scotland NHS unions to vote on new pay deal proposed by Scottish government

Health workers across the UK are mobilizing for industrial action starting with a strike by nurses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland on December 15 and 20

NHS Protest - UK UK’s NHS workers gear up for massive action demanding fair wages

The National Health Service (NHS) and its workers, already overworked due to the COVID-19 crisis, are up in arms against austerity amid the ongoing cost of living crisis 

Greek Protests Greek workers protest government’s anti-labor policies and inaction on inflation

The Greek working class has been facing persecution by the employers amid an acute cost of living crisis, marked by soaring energy and food prices

UK Protests #BritainIsBroken: Trade unions and social movements rally against Tory government

The ongoing cost of living crisis marked by soaring inflation and the political crisis with back-to-back resignations of Tory prime ministers have left Britain reeling

Workers Protest - Spain Spanish workers demand rise in wages to combat soaring inflation

Trade unions in Spain have alleged that “employers and their organizations are making a reckless and suicidal bet on devaluation and wage freezes”

Danish Elections Social democrats maintain lead in Danish elections

While Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen can now form a government with the support of the red bloc parties, it has been reported that she may also seek – as stated before the elections – support from centrist and right-wing parties

Rishi Sunak UK Under Rishi Sunak, Britishers are set to face more austerity, fewer rights

The former chancellor from the ruling Conservative Party is the UK’s third prime minister this year. Sunak’s policy history and present cabinet appointments have raised fears of even more austerity and a drastic curtailing of basic rights

Mapping Faultlines: The rise and (very rapid) fall of Liz Truss

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the resignation of Liz Truss, the crisis of capitalism in Europe, and how the Ukraine war is accelerating such trends

French Budget 2023 Neo-liberal Macron government in France pushes 2023 budget without parliamentary vote 

The austerity-ridden budget was approved without a vote on after the government involved a controversial provision of the constitution. Earlier, left-wing MPs had passed several amendments to the government’s proposals

Liz Truss is gone

Truss’s resignation follows days after she sacked chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng amid severe criticism of their pro-rich “mini-Budget” unveiled in September. With a new Tory leadership election to be held next week, calls have emerged for a general election