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5 February 2009
Economic recession with growing unemployment, poverty and deprivation - these are some of the spectres facing working-class and young people across Britain and the world. These problems were also faced by workers and youth in the 1930s.
Greg Maughan looks at the great Jarrow Crusade of the unemployed and draws out some of the lessons for fighting job cuts today.
28 January 2009
Editorial: So the economy is now officially in recession. No great surprise, as most people feel they have been suffering recession-like conditions for six months already...
13 January 2009
The Socialist Editorial: Gordon Brown promised that New Labour would end the cycle of 'boom and bust'. He claimed that his government is a "rock of stability". Yet the government is being battered by forces of economic recession which become stronger every week...
25 November 2008
Alistair Darling - learning about capitalism? cartoon by Suz
19 November 2008
The world could be facing a repeat of this year's food crisis, as the impact of recession unfolds. This month, despite what has been described as "harvest bumper crops", the UN Food and Agriculture...
19 November 2008
LAST WEEKEND, the world's political leaders gathered at the G20 summit in Washington - hosted by the soon to depart US president George Bush - in a bid to rescue the world economy from financial instability and deepening recession, writes Dave Carr.
12 November 2008
Economy in recession: "Buy one car, get one free", was the desperate offer of a Colchester car sales broker. Nationally, car sales have fallen to a level not seen since 1966. And now falling consumer spending and the credit...
5 November 2008
FORMER PRIME Minister Tony Blair has 'earned' £12 million since he left office eighteen months ago, writes Roger Shrives.
4 November 2008
Bush - the angel of death, cartoon by Alan Hardman
29 October 2008
THE FINANCIAL crisis is getting worse. Across the planet, the stock market casinos have been plummeting. Japan's Nikkei index at one stage hit a 26-year low...
21 October 2008
Oliver Twist banks - Please sir, can I have some more?, photo www.squashdonkey.co.uk
15 October 2008
Alistair Darling reads the beginners guide to the economy, cartoon by Suz
8 October 2008
ECONOMISTS AND political leaders are looking to the recent economic history of Japan with growing fear. Is the US economy also heading for a 'lost decade'? asks Jared Wood, Oxford Socialist Party.
23 September 2008
British capitalism in crisis: This was the week that the world changed. For over two decades all we have heard from the UK government is that the market must decide. Schools, hospitals and public services have been cut and privatised...
17 September 2008
Unison Local Government strike 16-17 July in London, photo by Paul Mattsson
13 August 2008
Tony Saunois, secretary of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), opened the CWI international summer school by firmly underlining the changes being brought in by the new economic crisis of capitalism and the importance of workers' struggles which will emerge, writes Alison Hill.
8 July 2008
Cost of living - from CNWP leaflet
16 April 2008
French workers demonstrate in 2003, photo Paul Mattsson
25 March 2008
Two extracts from a summary of the present world situation and world relations, written by Peter Taaffe for a meeting taking place this month of representatives from European sections of the Committee for a Workers' International...
19 March 2008
Editorial: "The most wrenching since the end of the second world war" is how Alan Greenspan, ex-head of the US Federal Reserve, described the current crisis engulfing the US economy...
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