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The Greek parliament’s approval of a new property tax marks an escalation in the austerity measures that are already destroying the jobs, living standards and futures of millions of working people: here.
German MPs backed greater powers for an EU “bailout” fund today in a bid to bolster local banks lending huge sums to indebted member states to prevent the eurozone collapsing: here.
With the full backing of the Obama administration, US and foreign-based corporations are transforming the US into a cheap labor platform in direct competition with Mexico, China and other low-wage countries: here.
Canada: Protesters rallied outside Toronto City Hall to oppose $29 million in cuts being proposed by the city’s millionaire, right-wing mayor, Rob Ford, and his Executive Council: here.
The Australian federal government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Queensland state Labor government are shutting two desperately needed medical clinics located on Saibai and Boigu islands in the Torres Straits, in far-north Australia. The decision is part of the austerity measures now being implemented by both governments to slash social spending: here.