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Petraeus signals escalation of US military violence in Afghanistan

By Joe Kishore, 30 June 2010

Obama’s new military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, made clear in Senate testimony Tuesday that the war would last well beyond July 2011 and that he would lead an intensification of military violence against the Afghan people.

Madrid subway shut down by mass strike

By Alex Lantier, 30 June 2010

Train drivers shut down the Madrid subway yesterday after a mass workers’ assembly voted to disregard minimum service rules imposed by the Madrid regional authorities.

Greek workers in fifth 24-hour strike against austerity measures

By Robert Stevens, 30 June 2010

In the latest 24-hour strike, tens of thousands of workers protested in cities and towns across Greece on Tuesday against the austerity measures of George Papandreou’s PASOK government.

Australia: Mining magnates ramp up demands on Gillard government

By Mike Head, 30 June 2010

Amid deepening global financial turmoil, the world’s biggest mining companies are demanding far greater tax concessions from the newly-installed Australian prime minister.

Video series: The Gulf oil spill

By C.W. Rogers and Andre Damon, 30 June 2010

This video, the second in a series, explores the health consequences of the BP oil spill. It features interviews with Nathalie Walker, an attorney and co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, as well as environmental chemist Wilma Subra.

The oil spill and the food web

By Dan Brennan, 30 June 2010

Scientists warn that the Gulf oil disaster threatens to poison organisms at the base of the food chain.

The German presidential election: What does Joachim Gauck stand for?

By Johannes Stern and Peter Schwarz, 30 June 2010

Today, the German Federal Convention will elect a new president. The candidate of the Social Democratic Party and Green Party is a right-winger and rabid anti-communist.

Fuel price hike hits India’s poor

By Saman Gunadasa, 30 June 2010

The Indian government last Friday slashed fuel price subsidies in a move that will boost already high inflation, impact heavily on working people and provoke unrest.

The mass repression at the G20 summit in Toronto

By David Walsh, 30 June 2010

The violence and repression carried out this past weekend by the authorities in Toronto, where the G20 Summit was taking place, was worthy of a police state.

Correspondence on “‘Socialism 2010’: The politics of the International Socialist Organization”

30 June 2010

Letters on the ISO convention, "Socialism 2010"