• February 3, 2015

    Ekklesia, the politics and beliefs thinktank, has joined senior religious leaders in calling for a positive debt deal for Greece and an alternative, moral approach to the economic crises brought about by debt-deflationary policies and austerity.

  • January 26, 2015

    While the focus over Syriza’s win in the Greek general election is understandably the EU and debt, the really big issue facing the anti-austerity coalition is much more deeply embedded and will take longer to solve – corruption driven by debt.

  • January 26, 2015

    It is not the people of Greece who have benefitted from bailout loans from the IMF, EU and European Central Bank, but the European and Greek banks which recklessly lent money to the Greek State in the first place.

  • January 26, 2015

    The election of anti-austerity coalition Syriza in the parliamentary elections in Greece opens up a new path for tackling debt, say reformers.

  • December 4, 2014

    Chancellor George Osborne is trying his best to spin his way out of trouble on the failures of austerity economics to deliver sustainable, widespread recovery and reduce debt.

  • November 29, 2014

    Poor Brazilian farmers have won a David v Goliath battle to be exempted from huge tax demands for land where they have lived and worked for over a century.

  • November 22, 2014

    In my local area, over a quarter of the children are living in poverty. The way the economy completely fails them and compounds their problems was illustrated by a glossy catalogue delivered through letterboxes in the area.

  • October 12, 2014

    New figures predict that current rates of lending could lead to debts becoming unsustainable in many impoverished countries over the next decade.

  • August 29, 2014

    Three days after returning from Greenbelt, I've had some time to process my impressions of this year's festival. I've realised that the main division at Greenbelt - a leading Christian festival - is not between liberals and conservatives but between liberals and radicals.

  • April 2, 2014

    The Children's Society has made a strong response to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report on housing support in the reformed welfare system.