welfare

Labour Party fails to co-opt grass-roots anti-Bedroom Tax campaigns in Liverpool

Today in Liverpool finally saw the knights in shining armour from the local Labour Party riding into town to rescue the city’s working class from the clutches of the evil Tories. Or at least that’s how the Labour left would like to portray the situation. The reality, as they surely know, is very different.

Housing Associations scabbing off tenants hit by bedroom tax

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Housing associations are no better than scabs. In fact, they are scabs

First successes in struggle against against forced labour in the Netherlands

It has already been over two years since Doorbraak started an experiment in Leiden of using ‘organizing’ elements in the battle against the government cuts. We have reported back a few times, and this time we can report the first actual results!

How to combat the bedroom tax with a tape measure

One - but only one way - to combat the bedroom tax

The bedroom tax and Labour Party hypocrisy

In the past week, the Labour Party has launched its Labour Against the Bedroom Tax campaign nationwide, with its roots in Liverpool. It’s the usual Labour Party fare; sign a petition, display a poster.

Unity and solidarity with claimants should be practical, not just theoretical

With attacks on claimants and the unemployed escalating, campaigners and trade unions have made numerous calls for “unity” between workers and the unemployed. But too often, this “unity” is a purely theoretical one. How can we go beyond words to build a practical basis for solidarity across our entire class?

Liverpool housing association occupied

Can't Pay! Won't Pay!

An account of Liverpool housing association demonstration and occupation

No jobs and no workers? Strange contradictions of capital accumulation in Australia

An attempt to grasp what recent reports of both rising unemployment and a skills shortage means tells us about capital accumulation in Australia

Protesters storm government offices in Greece

Today scores of people protesting against austerity occupied the offices of the Greek Labour Minister. The occupation ended after two hours - following violent clashes with the police

Combating the bedroom tax

We Won't Pay!

An account of the resistance building against the Bedroom Tax in the UK.