Archive for ‘Austerity’

Hallelujah! Even The Telegraph Gets It!

Even the Telegraph carries a piece by Alex Proud today talking about inequality and the ‘callous’ rich, the causes and effects on society.
Response from one occupier as follows:
“These are the things we talked about at Occupy in 2011. We were, of course, demonised by the right wing press, pretty much all of it[…]

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London Occupy Economics Working Group (EWG) budget response – “a missed opportunity”

The current financial crises (Eurozone, US and UK public and private sector debt, banks’ insolvency) were precipitated by the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008 which was the culmination of a housing fuelled, economic boom in the US, UK and Europe (particularly Spain and Ireland). Rising house prices fuelled an explosion in consumer credit and private[…]

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Rebalancing Austerity – a modest alternative budget 2013 – from Occupy Birmingham

We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[…]

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