We are told that we live in the “Age of Austerity”, and that we must tighten our belts.
That there's not enough money, and we have to spend less.
But austerity isn't just cuts to health care, education or the public sector.
Austerity is sacrificing the common good for corporate profits.
It affects everyone.
Austerity keeps migrant workers from exercising their rights, rolls back environmental regulations, muzzles scientists, undermines unions, keeps women earning less than men, and prevents Indigenous people from taking care of their lands, all while spending billions on war.