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... increases announced by the cash-strapped Tunisian government on January 1 clashed with police in two neighborhoods of the capital, and in the city of Feriana on the Algerian border. Protesters hurled rocks and other projectiles, set off fireworks and set rubbish and tires on fire as anti-austerity protests, ...
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. airlines also warn of cancellations and delays. Athens strike: empty metro station (Getty Images/AFP/A. Messinis). Athens faced major traffic jams ...
While those numbers are something to celebrate, having the cost-cutting effort being hobbled by austerity policies is "a little crazy," said Coun. Shane Keating, who sits on the committee. "If there's a vacant position, we leave it vacant because of cost-cutting unless the positions are absolutely necessary," he ...
austerity is like the belief that draining blood from the patient will boost his recovery. This practice has fortunately been abandoned by the medical profession, but austerity continues in the economics profession. Among the side effects is the outward emigration that has aggravated already pronounced ...
Tunisians marked the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising with a peaceful rally against austerity measures on Sunday, capping a week of sometimes violent protests triggered by tax and price hikes. The North African country is seen as having enjoyed a relatively smooth democratic transition ...

Clashes erupted between protesters and police in front of the parliament in Athens on Friday as demonstrators attempted to occupy steps leading to the building in opposition to a fresh raft of austerity measures due to be voted on next week. police officers deployed tear gas in order to disperse the ...
Thousands in Argentina protested Thursday against state repression, austerity measures and demanding the release of all political prisoners. The massive demonstration was called by the coordinator group Memory, Truth and Justice Encounter, which includes 300 human rights, social, political and labor ...
The Tunisian government may increase aid for poor families in a bid to defuse tensions following anti-austerity protests that saw hundreds arrested and left at least one man dead. Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia''s president, hosted emergency talks with trade unions, employers associations, and political parties ...
In a gloomy dusk even the desire to cross Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis on the day after the Ben Ali regime fell was something of an act of faith. A caretaker administration was gingerly attempting to oversee the transfer of power. There was an evening curfew and it was holding with few challenges. soldiers ...
The austerity bill, to be voted late Monday, is considered to be potentially the last major package of cuts before Greece heads toward the end of the bailout program in August. Giorgos Perros, a senior member of the Greek Communist Party and a lead organizer of Friday's rally, promised to intensify protests ...
After eight years of austerity, the argument that cuts are the responsibility of central government is wearing thin with the electorate. Following the enthusiasm with which the public embraced Labour's redistributive 2017 manifesto, now is the time to start translating that ethos into Labour in local government.
Public demonstrations and opposition arising once again in Greece, as the Troika (European Commission, European central bank, IMF) demand still more austerity measures (pension cuts, privatizations, tax hikes) as part of the latest maneuvering by the Troika and its Syriza Greek government ally in ...
HMRC, the British tax authority, is 'struggling to deal with fallout of Paradise Papers leak,' according to Parliament's public accounts committee, whose new report describes an already understaffed agency whose workload has been increased by the preparations for Brexit. HMRC is also the way that the ...
police fired tear gas in brief clashes with protesters and strikes halted ferries and disrupted public transport Friday, as unions stepped up protests against a new austerity bill that will limit the right to strike and speed up property foreclosures. More than 8,000 protesters joined a demonstration in central ...
One person has died and more than 200 people have been arrested in two nights of widespread and violent protests across Tunisia, driven by anger over steep price rises resulting from austerity measures. Clashes erupted in more than 20 towns and cities late on Tuesday, including the southern city of ...
More than 300 people have been arrested in Tunisia overnight, as anger over the government's austerity measures spilled into the streets once more. police used tear gas against large crowds demonstrating against price rises affecting basic goods. The army was deployed into towns across the country to ...

During his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne liked to say "we are all in this together". But until now it has been difficult to assess the distributional effects of the tax and welfare policies of the 2010-15 coalition government and the current Conservative government. The government has ...
Athens, Greece - Anti-austerity protesters in Greece have reached the entrance of the prime minister's official residence, as demonstrations intensify against a new austerity bill due to be voted in parliament next Monday. Continue Reading Below. police said one officer was hospitalized with light injuries ...
But the idea that single payer necessarily means people sleeping in hospital corridors, or that the cause of overburdened care is government involvement and not the exact kind of austerity and under-funding that conservatives worship in American government, is absurd. It belongs in the bin. Get in the bin, ...
ATTACKS on front-line council staff are only likely to worsen as austerity continues to bite, unions have warned. The Yorkshire Post has revealed that there were more than 7,250 incidents of assaults on council employees in 2016 and 2017, ranging from verbal abuse to punching, breaks and even sexual ...
Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for holding a protest at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh. The group were angered by the government's decision to stop paying the water and energy bills of royals. Those involved have not been named. The government is currently attempting a major economic ...
A state of emergency (SoE) was imposed by the Sudanese government in North Kordofan and Kassala states on 30 December 2017. The SoE provides the National intelligence and Security Services (NISS) with punitive powers that prohibit political assembly and legitimises arbitrary detention. President ...
The austerity program was introduced by the Conservatives under then Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010, as a response to the 2008 financial crisis and a burgeoning government deficit. NHS and education funding were supposed to be protected from the worst of the cuts, but this has just acted as a ...
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte feels he is having to cope with an "austerity programme" at the club, as the Italian continues to be frustrated by a lack of backing from the board in the transfer market. Conte's Chelsea drew 2-2 with Arsenal on Wednesday night, a match which could have been won by the ...
Now, almost 20 years later, Kirchnerismo's attempts to rebuild the country through national development based agriculture and exports have been unsuccessful. The austerity policies that accompanied Kirchnerismo's populist appeals continue to erode the quality of life for Argentines. Meanwhile, CFK has ...
In austerity baby (Manchester University Press, £20), a memoir by Janet Wolff, Professor Emeritus of English, American Studies and Creative Writing, at Manchester University, the author confesses to "the strong antipathy I have long had towards the chronological, coherent account of a life." So, instead of a ...
An anti-austerity protest in London on November 21, 2017. Photo: PA. Buried deep in a note towards the end of a recent bulletin published by the British government's statistical agency was a startling revelation. On average, people in the UK are now projected to live shorter lives than previously thought.
"But choosing years of austerity immediately after a very tough period of sanctions is bound to test people's patience." At a cabinet meeting Sunday, Rouhani said government bodies must provide "space for criticism", but also warned protesters that violence was unacceptable. As the protests have gathered ...
Srinagar--A government order issued by the finance department recently has asked all the departments and Corporations to avoid luxurious travel and rather travel in budget airlines. The government has asked the bureaucrats to use the latest technology and instead of travelling to the place, facility of ...
Tehran: Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran 's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at economic austerity that has roiled many countries. Two people have been killed and hundreds arrested in protests that began in second city ...
Tehran, Iran - Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at economic austerity that has roiled many countries. Two people have been killed and hundreds arrested in protests that began in second city ...
Protesters against rising prices, rampant inflation, living conditions and economic corruptions took to the streets in several cities in Iran. The first major wave of demonstrations across the country since 2009 have raised concerns among the Islamic Republic's authorities who have threatened the protesters ...
Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his right-wing Cambiemos coalition in both the House of Deputies and Senate have already been working this past year to implement the IMF austerity measures far ahead of the official publication released yesterday. In line with IMF recommendations, Argentine ...
austerity has hit parks departments particularly hard. As a non-statutory service, parks have been in the frontline of the cuts since 2010, with budgets falling on average by 40% - and in some cases by far more. Newcastle upon Tyne has seen a 90% fall, resulting in unprecedented plans to transfer the city's ...
The main opposition conservative New democracy party said the budget was "bleeding dry" the Greek People with 1.9 billion euros' worth of new austerity measures. Greece's latest international bailout officially ends in August, more than eight years after the country first began receiving emergency loans ...
Laxmidas says Costa seemed "unable to capitalize on the mass frustration with the center-right and right-wing parties," which had saddled Portugal with harsh austerity measures to mollify the nation's "troika" lenders (the European Commission, the European central bank and the International Monetary ...
Removing austerity cuts to the state's formula in providing funding to public schools was one of a number of issues brought before Floyd County legislators during a joint meeting ... Hufstetler said the legislature certainly hasn't reached fully funding schools, but he would like to see austerity done away with.
Before you commit to four or more decades living under budgetary austerity, run a reality check. Scrutinize your household spending and project how the numbers might change over time. "Use your budget to identify what your lifestyle is and think of how it will change in retirement," Seibert said. "If you don't ...
If you want to get your message across to young people about austerity measures in your country, what do you do? In China, media outlets operate under tight Communist Party control, but the Party is turning to social media - over which it has less direct control - to launch its latest mobile-friendly campaign ...
The 'Stop the Cuts' campaign are holding an anti-austerity protest in Derry this weekend. It is taking place on Saturday 9th December in Newmarket Street at 2pm. The campaign is calling on the Conservative government to stop benefit cuts, halt universal credit and end austerity. All are welcome.
The latter, currency users, have to obtain their currency from elsewhere, as does the private individual, and so lack the capacity to overcome austerity. However, the former issue their own currency, and so possess fiscal autonomy and the power to overcome inadequacies in private spending. Why should ...
Portuguese finance Minister Mario Centeno has won the race to be the next voice of the 19-country eurozone, a victory that marks a move away from the austerity mantra that has marked the recent crisis-ridden years in the single currency bloc. Centeno, the overwhelming favorite, came out on top after two ...
These characterizations have then been used to justify the successive memorandum agreements, or "bailouts," and the austerity measures that have been imposed in Greece since 2010, as the country's "just deserts" -- the "bitter medicine" that must be prescribed to correct Greece's previous ills. A different ...
"We are finally overcoming the era of blind and stupid austerity that has left behind even more poor and divided societies across Europe." One of those societies is Portugal. The country was one of four eurozone countries, along with Greece, Ireland and Cyprus, that had to be bailed out during the region's ...
Laxmidas says Costa seemed "unable to capitalize on the mass frustration with the center-right and right-wing parties," which had saddled Portugal with harsh austerity measures to mollify the nation's "troika" lenders (the European Commission, the European central bank and the International Monetary ...
The floods and hurricanes of September 2017 were the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. September 2017 was a crossroads for the Virgin Islands - an inflection point, and a time of great change. The country and its residents together, must decide the way ahead. The proceeding story ...
In fact, Osbornite austerity was more subtle than it pretended to be. For all that the chancellor gleefully brandished the axe, he also built in targeted incentives. Loading the costs onto the poorest, most reviled and least politically mobilised, he also looked after homeowners, and small businesses. Protecting ...
But how reliable are studies that link austerity with increased deaths? There is strong evidence that budget cuts affect health. In Greece, the recent economic crisis led to large cuts in government spending. Spending on health was capped at six per cent of rapidly falling gross domestic product (GDP).
In the spring, a group of social workers walked 100 miles from Birmingham to Liverpool to draw attention to the devastating impact austerity measures are having on some of the most vulnerable members of our society. After seven years of welfare reform and cuts to public services, our call was to Boot Out ...


 

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