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Articles for austerity

  • Life before debt

    Maddy Evans, 10 October 2013

    The cost of austerity packages imposed in the name of paying debts in Europe has been high. In Portugal fees for health care have been imposed, costs for utilities have spiralled, and 60,000 teachers have been sacked. Latvia has lost 8% of its health care workers and 14% of its school staff. Greece has seen an increase in children fainting in school from malnutrition, the decimation of the health care system, and a 40% increase in suicides.

  • Add your #NotOurDebt photo for Debt Week 2013

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 8 October 2013

    TAKE ACTION: Add your #NotOurDebt photo From 8-15 October, as part of Global Debt Week, we’re calling on people across the world […]

  • Break of debt pledge stops development goals from being met

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 8 October 2013

    Several developing countries, including Jamaica, El Salvador and Pakistan, are failing to meet international development goals after rich countries reneged on a […]

  • Life and debt: Global studies of debt and resistance

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 8 October 2013

    Report investigating the impact of debt and austerity, and campaigns for justice, in Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Jamaica, Latvia, Pakistan, the Philippines, […]

  • The debt stories they don’t want you to know

    Tim Jones, 2 September 2013

    I sometimes get asked, ‘If all countries are in debt, then who are they in debt to’? It’s a good question. Have […]

  • Goodnight Greece – Good morning Colony!

    Jonathan Stevenson, 30 November 2012

    Our friends in the Greek Debt Audit Campaign have responded to this week’s Eurogroup statement on Greece: Greek Debt Audit Campaign announcement […]

  • Florence blog: How much longer can we abandon Greece?

    Nick Dearden, 12 November 2012

    Ten years ago 60,000 activists converged in Florence for the first European Social Forum to discuss building another world. That meeting, four […]

  • EU must not ‘enslave’ Greece at behest of banks

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 20 February 2012

    Anti-poverty campaigners say Greek austerity package is ‘structural adjustment for Europe’

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