Starbucks volunteers to pay more taxes

Dec 7, 2012
The company is one of a number of big U.S. businesses accused of not paying a fair share of tax on their British operations.
Posted In: UK, starbucks, corporate tax, austerity

Across Europe, workers synchronize strikes against austerity

Nov 14, 2012
Millions of workers went on strike across Europe today in protest against public spending cuts. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, car factories and ports have been shut, and rail services disrupted.
Posted In: Greece, spain, Germany, austerity

Workers push back on austerity across Europe

Nov 14, 2012
There are strikes going on this morning in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium. Workers are protesting all across Europe against rising unemployment and austerity.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, austerity

Greece approves austerity budget: 'Hope has fallen away'

Nov 12, 2012
Greece approves its 2013 austerity budget, making it eligible for a third round of bailout loans.
Posted In: Greece, austerity

Greek austerity: A light around the bend?

Nov 12, 2012
European finance ministers are meeting today in Brussels to decide whether Greece will receive its next scheduled bailout payment of $40 billion.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, austerity, bailout

Surprise! The most critical vote this week may be in Greece

Nov 6, 2012
Protesters continue to fill Athens today ahead of the Greek Parliament’s vote on public sector spending cuts.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, austerity, bailout

Greek workers protest latest austerity push

Nov 5, 2012
Workers are back on strike this morning in Greece, where the government is scheduled to vote on a new round of austerity cuts this week.
Posted In: Greece, austerity, bailout

Rebuilding after Sandy in an age of austerity

Nov 1, 2012
All the state governments in the path of Sandy say they’re going to rebuild infrastructure. In this age of budget austerity, where will the money come from?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, austerity

Spain's government announces tough new budget

Sep 27, 2012
In further austerity measures, the government imposes some $50 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, austerity

Greeks take part in nationwide strike

Sep 26, 2012
Greece has been shut down today because of a huge nationwide strike. Fifty thousand people took to the streets of Athens and police fired tear gas after violence broke out near the parliament. The issue, of course, is austerity: The very unpopular budget cuts going on as part of the solution to the debt crisis.
Posted In: Greece, protest, austerity