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Libraries Gave us Power - Save the Machen Collection in Newport

Libraries gave us power, then work came and set us free.

So goes the opening of the Manic Street Preachers’ song A Design for Life, the line “Libraries gave us power” was taken from the inscription above the old…

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Offering 'Example of Resistance,' Nationwide Strike Against Austerity Hits Belgium

‘There’s never been a strike this strong,’ says union leader.

By Andrea Germanos
December 16, 2014
Common Dreams, December 15, 2014

A series of austerity measures sparked a nationwide strike in Belgium on Monday, bringing transportation services to a halt and forcing the closures of some businesses. 244 more words


General Strike in Belgium on Monday.

Back our Belgian Sisters and Brothers!

BRUSSELS, Oct 16 (Reuters)

Belgium’s unions have called for a series of regional strikes culminating in a general strike on December 15 to voice their discontent over government plans to implement austerity measures and hike the pension age.

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European Left

Eurozone economy on brink of another economic recession

By Press TV
December 3, 2014

A new survey indicates that the eurozone economy is not far from slipping into recession again.

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the 18-nation bloc dropped a full point to a 16-month low of 51.1 in November 2014, down on the initial estimate of 51.4, according to the survey conducted by financial information company, Markit, whose result was released on Wednesday. 210 more words

Social Inequality

Austerity Measure: Civil servants warn FG against retrenchment

Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday, warned of dire consequences if Federal Government decided to retrench workers under the guise of austerity measures announced last month. 487 more words


German parliament passes austerity budget

By Ulrich Rippert
December 1, 2014

Last week, the Bundestag (federal parliament) passed a drastic austerity budget for the coming year. Based on the 80 percent majority the governing parties enjoy, the deputies voted for a set of figures that mean the social redistribution of wealth from those at the bottom to those at the top. 1,183 more words

Human Rights

Utomi blasts FG over crashing economy

A FORMER presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi has attributed the current panic over the global slump in oil prices to what he described as the Federal Government’s poor budgetary management, noting that the anxiety would not have come up if the government was prudent in budget management. 630 more words