credit crisis

"There will be blood" warns greek labour minister as crisis deepens

Rioters burn Athens' Christmas tree in 2008

The Labour minster of the socialist government in greece has expressed fears of bloodshed due to the measures set to be imposed in the next 3 months in response to the debt crisis of the country.

Global crisis, global proletarianisation, counter-perspectives - Wildcat

We are entering a world historical situation where all track switches of social-economic and political life are newly aligned. It will be the second epochal change for my generation after the period of 1967-1973. All the main facts and indicators of the last weeks point to the start of a world economic crisis which already now exceeds the extent of the 1973 crisis and of the intervening crises of 1982 and 1987. The current crisis is approaching the dimensions of the worldwide crisis and subsequent depression of 1929-1938.

Reports on crisis 4: England - Wildcat

Wildcat asked people in several countries to write down observations about social effects of the crisis.
The following is a report from England, written in January 2009, updated in February 2009

Reports on crisis 3: California - Wildcat

California bailout rally

Wildcat asked people in several countries to write down observations about social effects of the crisis.
The following is a report from California

Reports on crisis 2: Romania - Wildcat

Wildcat asked people in several countries to write down observations about social effects of the crisis.
The following is a report from Romania, written in February 2009.

Wave of strikes sweeps Greece

Rubbish piles up in Athens' streets

A wave of strikes culminating on Thursdays pan-worker mobilisation has been the response to the scaremongering of the government amidst the worsening economic crisis that threatens Greece with bankruptcy.

Spain: Bricks, bubbles and bankruptcy

Wildcat Germany on the credit crisis, class struggle and to the construction industry in Spain in late 2009.

Poland: Export platform takes a dive

Wildcat Germany on the situation of the working class in Poland in the run-up to and during the financial crisis of 2008-9.

Global crisis in India

Striking auto workers in India, October 2009

Wildcat Germany analyse the background and effects of the 2008-9 financial crisis and recession on the economy and working class in India.

Theses on the global crisis - Wildcat Germany

15 theses on the financial crisis and recession of 2008-9.