Billy Bragg Battles the BNP over England's Soul--But Does it Have One Anymore?
By Ed West
How is it that the loudest cries for diversity come from the drivers of Land Rovers? Or, at least, people who live in areas where everyone else does. Billy Bragg is campaigning in Barking against the BNP and although the folk singer doesn't drive a Chelsea tractor so far as I know, he does, in the words of Gary Bushell, "live in a lovely big house in West Dorset".
The bailout of banks during the economic crisis has created big deficits. Governments around the world are asking ordinary workers to pay for these deficits through “austerity” measures—cutting jobs and public spending.
In Greece, the response to austerity has been a massive strike wave with thousands of workers refusing to pay for a crisis they did not create. Workers are also responding in Ireland, Portugal, Iceland, Turkey and Canada. Join us to find out more about these fantastic struggles.
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