The economic crisis continues.
USA: Comic Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” has to be given credit for his recent exposure of CNBC as little more than a mouthpiece for Wall Street and its various corrupt and criminal or semi-criminal dealings: here. And here.
The enormity of the effects of the economic crisis on the working class in California are hidden by statistical sleight of hand: here.
Britain: Barclays Bank obtained a court order early today banning the Guardian from publishing documents which showed how the bank set up companies to avoid hundreds of millions of pounds in tax: here.
BRITAIN is spending less money helping its poorest families as part of measures to stimulate the economy than nearly any other major industrialised country, Save the Children revealed on Tuesday: here.
A RISE in the number of homeless people in Scotland triggered demands from housing bodies for more action on Tuesday: here.
UNION activists staged a mock funeral procession on Tuesday to mourn the loss of jobs and services in the voluntary sector: here.
THE Charity Commission warned on Tuesday that charities are failing to put measures in place to protect their work and their funds during the recession: here.
EMPLOYMENT Relations Minister Pat McFadden warned employment agencies against using the recession as an excuse to mistreat vulnerable workers on Tuesday: here.