USA: Cuts in Social Security, Medicare to pay for bank bailouts: here.
A batch of economic figures released this week undermined claims by the White House and Federal Reserve that economic recovery is just around the corner: here.
The New York City administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently began charging rent to some of the 9,000 homeless families who are presently living in publicly run city shelters: here.
The threatened bankruptcy of General Motors epitomises the social fate of millions of workers under conditions of global recession: here.
Australia: Confronted by a $200 billion collapse in tax revenues over the next four years—the largest fall since the Great Depression—in Tuesday night’s budget, the Rudd Labor government has begun cutting social spending: here.