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Behind London Olympics spectacular sports, a dark side

While the 2012 Summer Olympics bring athletes together in spectacles of sport, the Games will also bring crippling debt,  especially galling given the  latest austerity measures in the UK.

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Spanish miners' protest draws massive support

 Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's  conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.

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At G-20, union leaders make the case for jobs not austerity

Union leaders, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, delivered the strong message that "austerity does not work," and only makes things worse for workers, to the G-20 leaders of the industrialized world, meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Support grows for striking Quebec students

Police repression coupled with draconian measures to limit peaceful protest have failed to stop a student strike in Quebec.

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Greek coalition says anti-austerity left alliance necessary

Dimitris Papadimoulis was re-elected as a deputy for Syriza, the left coalition in Greece, on May 6. He presents his analysis.

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Controversial new president inherits changing World Bank

Jim Yong Kim, the Korean-American president of Dartmouth College picked to lead the World Bank by President Obama, was confirmed today by a vote of the institution's 25-member executive board.

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Huge protests as Greek Parliament votes for austerity

The Greek Parliament early Monday morning approved austerity measures demanded by European bankers and financiers.

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Massive demonstrations challenge anti-worker policies in Portugal, Spain

In both countries, austerity measures include massive cuts in wages and pensions, elimination of the social safety net, privatization of public property and attacks on labor rights.

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Athens burns after austerity approval

After approving a controversial new bill, which guts minimum wage and public services, Athens erupted in flames as rioters filled the streets with their outrage.

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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

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