AUSTERITY

missing people

Inside Britain's Escalating Missing Persons Problem

With austerity widening society's cracks, the number of people reported missing in London alone has increased 77 percent since 2010.
Francisco Garcia
3.7.19
Levi's® Music Project presents Estates of Mind

Nowhere to Go: The Crisis in Local Youth Club Funding and Access to Music

Recently, Britain’s youth centres had £260m cut from their budgets, making it even harder for kids to break into the music industry.
Sam Diss
10.19.16
Greece

For Greek Olympians, Austerity Has Been Costly

Just 12 years after the Athens Games, Greek Olympians have had to find alternate ways to fund their training for—and even their travel to—Rio.
David Cox
8.15.16
Sex

Women in London Are Having More Abortions Than Anywhere Else in England

We asked an expert whether any of the clichés surrounding abortion rates are true.
Hannah Ewens
5.20.16
Health

Women in London Are Having More Abortions Than Anywhere Else in England

We asked an expert whether any of the clichés surrounding abortion rates are true.
Hannah Ewens
5.20.16
Stuff

I Pushed 'All You Can Eat' Restaurants to Their Absolute Limits

In a time of great austerity, how can I exploit the free food to keep me alive?
Oobah Butler
5.19.16
News

​Detroit’s Massive School Protests Are the Latest Signs of a National Education Crisis

The teacher protests in Detroit are just the latest in a year of educational tumult across the US as money from state and federal governments dries up.
Peter Moskowitz
5.9.16
News

​We Asked Chinese Restaurant Workers About Their Shit Pay and Long Hours

Toronto's Chinese restaurants are hellholes for their overworked and underpaid employees.
Jake Kivanc
4.26.16
Art

A Political Cartoonist Puts His Pen to Theater

Leo Butler’s new play, 'Boy,' takes aim at London austerity. Who better to illustrate it than young political cartoonist Ben Jennings?
Catherine Chapman
3.29.16
News

We Met the Angry Young Farmers Protesting Pension Reforms in Greece

Riot police dodged tomatoes and aubergines after Cretan farmers travelled to Athens to protest against tax hikes and pension reform on Friday.
Anna Nini; Photos: Orestis Seferoglou
2.15.16
News

Inside England's First 'Legal' Prostitution Zone

A murder in the UK area where sex workers are allowed by police to operate has raised questions about the safety of Leed's pioneering scheme.
Ryan Fletcher, Photos: Darren O'Brien/Meta4 Photos
2.11.16
News

What We Learned from Left-Wing Politics in 2015

Left-wing politicians and parties had a pretty exciting 2015 in terms of winning elections, but everything they hate is still very much around.
Sam Kriss
12.23.15
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