Capitalist Crisis, Radical Renewal? Here.
In closed-door hearings, a parliamentary committee approved bitterly unpopular pension cuts in France, which are scheduled to go to a vote in the National Assembly in early September: here.
USA: The population of the coalfields region of eastern Kentucky and southwestern West Virginia has hemorrhaged with the collapse of wages and jobs in the coal industry since the 1980s: here.
President Obama and congressional Republicans both claim to defend small business, while advocating tax breaks and other handouts that mainly benefit corporate America and the wealthy: here.