Economic crisis, workers fight back

Initial US jobless claims in the week ending December 5 rose 17,000 from the previous week, confounding economists who had predicted a decline: here.

In bid to escape pay restrictions, US banks move to repay bailout loans: here.

Corporate media denounces resistance by Detroit teachers: here.

The Japanese government has announced an emergency stimulus package worth 7.2 trillion yen for the first quarter of 2010 in a bid to stave off what officials warn could be a “double-dip recession”: here.

For several days, Britain’s media was filled with discussion of the “class war” supposedly launched by Prime Minister Gordon Brown against David Cameron and the Conservatives: here.

Britain: The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) decided yesterday to hold a strike ballot amongst 270,000 PCS members working for the civil service and its related bodies if the government proceeds to impose changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme: here.

This video from Ireland says about itself:

Demonstration in Dublin, 21.02.2009

I made some smaller clips on O’Connell Street in Dublin and inserted time marks so you can imagine how many people have been marching through Dubln this day.

The Demonstration was agains the pay cuts in public services, so you can see bus drivers, nurses, prison workers, etc…

THE President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and General President of SIPTU, Jack O’Connor, has attacked Budget 2010 as ‘callous, unjust and uncaring’: here.

In the wake of the Greek budget crisis, EU institutions are preparing to assume direct responsibility for the country‘s budget policy—all at the behest of the finance elite: here.

Czech Republic: Hyundai workers strike against “inhuman working conditions”: here.


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