While male politicians occupy newspapers headlines,
television and radio debates in Spain, at local and regional levels women for
change are challenging austerity head on. Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series.
current European context, associations between left-wing movements and the
far-right, anti-cosmopolitan ‘revolt against modernity’ are very much fringe
phenomena. Everything should be done to keep it that way.
The GLA has helped mitigate labour exploitation at the British end of agricultural sector supply chains, however British immigration policies and insufficient labour protections in sending countries threaten those gains.
The dominant media have failed to
report on the pain, misery and fatalities associated with economic violence:
from the devastating effects of the Work Capability Assessments to the increase
era, media amnesia has played a central role in the legitimisation of Austerity
measures. For certain sections of the media there is clearly a wilful
forgetting – or, more accurately, misremembering.