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Greece - and the world - at the crossroads

Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece stunned the world with his announcement of a national referendum on new austerity measures.

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Eurozone chiefs rage at Greek PM, global unions demand Robin Hood tax

The Greek people and eurozone leaders both seem to be furious at Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou's referendum announcement.

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Austerity cuts in Greece cause suffering

"The thing doesn't end with salary cuts. It's the uncertainty of what will happen tomorrow, because each day they tell us something new."

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General strike shuts down Greece; demonstrators attacked causing one death

There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.

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Amidst massive strikes, Greek Parliament votes for austerity

Much of Greece was shut down Tuesday and Wednesday by a general strike by all major union federations, but parliament approved the general terms of a crushing austerity program.

Future still far from rosy as Greek leader gets his vote of confidence

The only thing that is certain is that Greek workers will take a hit and there will be intensified class struggle in the months to come.

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Greece: A nation with its back to the wall?

For Greece to thumb its nose at the international elites and win would set a precedent for many other nations.

World Notes: Algeria, Greece, Canada and more

Protests in Algeria, migrant workers' hunger strike in Greece, steelworkers  in Canada, and news from South Korea, Haiti, Cuba.

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World Notes: Tunisia, India and more

Greece: Communist Parties claim persecution; Iraq: Further confirmation of babies harmed in US war; Honduras: Killings of reporters continue; India: Communists prevail in municipal elections; Tunisia: Unexpected street heat.

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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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