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Cuts in US welfare programs hit hundreds of thousands of poor families

By James Brewer, 30 May 2011

A recent report documents the erosion of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and warns of drastic cuts that many states are implementing that will put even more Americans at risk.

Deep budget cuts ahead of New Zealand election

By Tom Peters, 30 May 2011

With an election due in November, the National government budget contains the deepest spending cuts seen in 20 years.

Germany’s new military doctrine of “national self-assertion”

By Sven Heymann, 30 May 2011

The new German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière has introduced his plans to “reform” the armed forces.

Obama in Joplin: More empty promises to disaster survivors

By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2011

While the president promised not to forget the tornado victims, the scale of federal aid is entirely inadequate.

The Aboriginal “intervention” in Australia: four years on

By Susan Allan, 30 May 2011

Aborigines, the most oppressed section of the working class, were used as a test case for punitive measures against welfare recipients nationally.

The jobs crisis in America

By Andre Damon, 30 May 2011

Amid the worst mass unemployment since the 1930s, states throughout the US are cutting benefits to jobless workers.

The war in Libya and the crisis of the European Union

By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2011

The following article is based on a report given by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, at a seminar of the German section of the Socialist Equality Party during the Easter holidays in 2011. We are publishing it in three parts.

Three men jailed over Tongan ferry disaster

By Tom Peters, 30 May 2011

The trial was a blatant act of scapegoating to cover up the failure to address the government’s role in the sinking.

Trade unions collaborate in attacks on Scottish teachers

By Stephen Alexander, 30 May 2011

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) is working with the trade union bureaucracy to impose £45 million in wage and benefit cuts on Scottish primary and secondary school teachers and staff.

Twelve children killed in another US massacre in Afghanistan

By Patrick O’Connor, 30 May 2011

The incident, one of several involving civilian deaths recently, is yet another atrocity committed by the US-NATO forces.