Attacks on the media in Greece and Turkey, wage restraint in the UK

Attacks on the media in Greece and Turkey.

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The Greek state broadcaster ERT has been taken off the air, while in Turkey TV channels have been fined for live streaming police repression in Taksim Square. Growing corporate control of the media, coupled with state media blackouts, is hurting democracy by keeping vital information from citizens.

For more information, see this article.

We also talk about wage restraint in the UK: a report released today shows that UK workers are on average 15% poorer now than they would be if wage rates had stayed the same as they were before the financial crisis: we are being made to pay for the crisis.

The best way to get an economy moving is to put spending power in the hands of consumers: the world needs a pay rise, and strong unions can help deliver this.

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