Economic crisis, workers fight back


Crisis in the USA, cartoon

As European Commission officials and European leaders prepare a Greek default, Greek ministers have outlined barbaric plans for the wholesale destruction of public services and the sacking of some 250,000 public sector workers and civil servants in the next few months: here.

USA: In defiance of a court order, Tacoma, Washington teachers returned to the picket lines and voted again to strike: here.

30,000 children face destitution from welfare cut in Michigan: here.

At a meeting with members of the Detroit Library Commission, neighborhood residents expressed their opposition to plans to close the Chase branch and five other libraries: here.

Canada: Claiming a $750 million budget shortfall, Toronto’s municipal government is moving forward with plans to cut vital public services and eliminate thousands of public transit, fire department, library, and other city-worker jobs: here.

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